Azure Multi-Factor Authentication – Part 2: Components and traffic flows

Now that we’ve covered the basics of multi-factor authentication and looked at the various ways to license Azure Multi-Factor Authentication, let’s dive a little bit deeper and look at the traffic flows for a hybrid setup, involving the on-premises Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server, from an architectural point of view.

Sander BerkouwerMVP By Sander Berkouwer - Tue, March 31, 2015 - 0 comments

Sander Berkouwer is a Microsoft Certified Professional and a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with over a decade of experience in IT.

PowerShell background job basics

If you execute a long-running command or script as a PowerShell background job, the command prompt will return instantly while the command continues to run in its own thread.

Timothy Warner By Timothy Warner - Mon, March 30, 2015 - 0 comments

Timothy Warner is a Windows systems administrator, software developer, author, and technical trainer based in Nashville, TN. His new book Windows PowerShell in 24 Hours is now available for pr-eorder.

Azure Multi-Factor Authentication – Part 1: Introduction and licensing

In this series, I’ll introduce the concept of multi-factor/two-factor authentication and Microsoft’s Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) product to you. This way, you can make informed decisions on licensing, implementing, and managing this solution for your business.

Sander BerkouwerMVP By Sander Berkouwer - Fri, March 27, 2015 - 0 comments

Sander Berkouwer is a Microsoft Certified Professional and a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with over a decade of experience in IT.

Automatically log off idle users in Windows

If you deal with computers at reception desks, in call centers, or in lab environments where users log in and never log off, computers can get really slow because of the applications left running by idle users. In this article, I’ll show you how you can force those users to automatically log out with a few settings in Group Policy.

Kyle Beckman By Kyle Beckman - Thu, March 26, 2015 - 4 comments

Kyle Beckman works as a systems administrator in Higher Education in the Southeast United States and has 15+ years of systems administration experience. You can follow him on Twitter or his blog, trekker.net.

The PowerShell filter

The PowerShell filter resembles a function, but it allows you to process input from the pipeline faster and more efficiently.

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Wed, March 25, 2015 - 0 comments google+ icon

Michael Pietroforte is the founder and editor of 4sysops. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with more than 30 years of experience in system administration.

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