Azure batch services and Blender

  They have released the Azure batch services addon for Blender:  https://github.com/Azure/azure-batch-apps-blender  and http://dl.windowsazure.com/batchapps/blender/guide_setup.html#blender   This is just a quick rundown on enabling it CLIENT SIDE Download the python libs: · Batch Apps Python Client · Keyring · OAuthLib · Requests-OAuthLib COPY FILES TO BLENDER: C:\Users\spat\Downloads\Blender_Addons\azure\CloudAppComponents\Blender\2.73\python\lib\site-packages Copy the client code to blender addons dir: C:\Users\spat\AppData\Roaming\Blender Foundation\Blender\2.73\scripts\addons…

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Add claims with claim name..

Just a reminder to self.. Wanted to add multiple claims and needed to also have the name specified – not sure where this was documented but here it is anyway – maybe i overlooked it somewhere.   $claim_PrimarySID = New-AdfsClaimRuleSet -ClaimRule ‘@RuleName = “Pass through GroupSID” c:[Type == “http://schemas.microsoft.com/ws/2008/06/identity/claims/groupsid”] => issue(claim = c);’ $claim_GroupSid =…

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Exchange 2013 SP1: OWA native support for ADFS!

It’s been a long time coming but we finally have native support for ADFS authentication for OWA and ECP. Native means no more hacking away at the web.config , messing with fedutil etc.. etc.. It’s all built into two commands: -Set-OrganizationConfig –> set the token signing cert, ADFS issuer and AudienceURIs-Set-EcpVirtualDirectory and Set-OWAVirtualDirectory -AdfsAuthentication See…

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Timeouts or delays connecting to WinRM

  Ran into an interesting issue the other day where WinRM connections were taking 15-20s per connection to the domain controllers and due to many connections from an automation system, connections would backup and then fail. The only real hint we had was from the WinRM logs: logman.exe start winrm -p Microsoft-Windows-Winrm -o winrm.etl –ets…

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Automate Forest trust creation

Just a quick note: In case you were not aware – netdom.exe cannot create a Forest trust (inbound or outbound). But you can leverage the S.DS namespace to automate this with a little powershell:     $targetForestName = “targetForest.local” $trustPassword = “PassWord123!23” $TrustDirection = “Outbound”   # see http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.directoryservices.activedirectory.trustdirection.aspx $Forest  = [System.DirectoryServices.ActiveDirectory.Forest]::GetCurrentForest() $Forest.CreateLocalSideOfTrustRelationship($targetForestName,$TrustDirection,$trustPassword)   or both sides:…

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DC fails logons or experiences LDAP timeouts

DC fails logons or experiences LDAP timeouts This was an interesting one which rolled by recently, and it’s a looong post so I apologize ahead of time.   Let’s start with the end user experience and move on from there: User(s) cannot send mail or retrieve mail from Exchange 2010 server. Well that’s pretty simple…

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Audit policy not registering audits

  So there was an interesting case which floated my way the other day. The Audit policies in the domain controllers policy was set to the following, and there were no other policies blocking or changing these.   After a policy update the following events were logged: Log Name:      Security Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Security-Auditing Date:          5/23/2011 7:58:56…

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FIM CM and SQL APIs– The EXECUTE permission was denied on the object

  OK – time for the random Monday morning blog. So I was working on some FIM CM SQL API testing and was hitting an error calling ‘externalSubmitSuspendRequest’ So – based on some limited past experience I thought “Hrmm no DB access, well I do recall that the clmApp role would fix this..” so I…

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