Azure AD Connect

On May 16, 2019 the Memphis Blues City Cloud User Group discussed AD Connect.  This live demo covered all the steps to have a successful deployment, thereby connecting your local users into Microsoft Azure.  

Topics covered were:

  • Purpose and History of ADConnect
  • UPN’s and Azure Custom Domain
  • sourceAnchor and ms-DS-ConsistencyGuid
  • Soft and hard matching
  • Installation Options
    • Can filter by OU or advanced options
    • Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS)
    • To hash or not to hash
    • Password and device writeback (Hybrid Azure AD Join)
    • Single sign on (SSO) and local GPO
    • Welcome to the Metaverse
  • Troubleshooting (Windows Server AD and Azure AD)
  • High Availability (HA)
  • Rolling over Kerberos Keys
  • Get-ADSyncScheduler
  • Get-Command –Module ADSync

If you missed this user group meeting, we invite you to join us every third Thursday of the month.

Azure Security Center


In March of 2019, we kicked off the first meeting of the Blues City Cloud Club by covering the Azure Security Center.

In this Level 100 session, we covered what and why you would want to use Azure Security Center, how to configure the various features, along with pricing and best practices.

As this was the first meeting, extra time was allowed to get to know each other along with understanding how Microsoft Azure fit within each organization.

Blues city cloud club – March 21 – Azure Security Center