Default login domain for the ADFS 3.0 change password page

You might have seen that it is possible to customize the ADFS form-based authentication page to programmatically add the domain name when the user provides a sam-account name without the domain. To achieve the same result on the ADFS 3.0 change password page I put together the following JavaScript code that will need to be added to…


Outlook’s To, Cc, and Bcc autocomplete functionality

Something that annoys me a lot is that once a wrong or mistyped recipient email address is provided to Outlook, Outlook will keep suggesting it to you ever after. The autocomplete information is saved by Outlook in a file that resides in your local user profile and precisely in c:\Users\<MyUsername>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\RoamCache. You can empty the autocomplete cache by going in Outlook…


The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed

I recently ran into this problem with my Windows 10 company laptop and instead of doing as Microsoft suggests in this KB, removing my computer from the domain and then joining again the same domain, I reset my computer’s password using the Reset-ComputerMachinePassword powershell cmdlet. I ran the cmdlet using an admin powershell console providing the LOGONSERVER environment variable…


Windows 10 Store app error 0x8000FFFF

Today starting the Windows 10 Store app I discovered that it was failing with a 0x8000FFFF error displayed. What I did to fix this failure was to go to the Windows 10 Settings app, select “Update & security”, then select “Troubleshoot” and on the right pane scroll down to “Windows Store Apps” and finally click…


Visual Studio 2017 offline installer

Currently there seems to be no offline installer for the newly released Visual Studio 2017 but creating one is as easy as downloading all features and then packaging them into a .iso file yourself using one of the many existing free burning tools such as InfraRecorder. To download all features and languages into a local…


Missing PowerShell about_* helpfiles

If when running Get-Help about_* you see missing helpfiles such as about_Automatic_Variables and all your attempts to update helpfiles by calling Update-Help don’t fix the issue, try calling the following: Install-AboutHelp.ps1


Log for MSOnline Azure AD powershell module

At times when working with the MSOnline Azure AD powershell module it might useful to know that it generates a log and that it is located at x:\Users\MyUsername\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Office365\Powershell where MyUsername is clearly the account name that you are using to call cmdlets from the MSOnline module.


Understanding Azure for Developers

You are a developer and need to understand better the Azure platform? Start from this short pdf guide (39 pages) and then go on reading the guides available on this page (Get started guide for Azure developers and Get started guide for Azure IT operators) and then go on watching the short videos available here.


Windows SDK archive

Here is a quick link to download present and past Windows SDKs:


Create a desktop shortcut to a store app on Windows 10

To place a shortcut to a store app (aka universal windows app) on the desktop of your Windows 10 pc you can drag the app from the Start Menu and drop it on the desktop or you can type “Explorer.exe Shell:AppsFolder” from a command prompt, use the search filter in the upper right corner to…