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Monthly Archives: December 2015

Azure: Azure AD Connect version history

Azure team keeps updating Azure AD Connect tool much more often than I thought Smile

New features/fixes every month!

 

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/active-directory-aadconnect-version-history/#1091310%20

Lync 2013: Multi-user IM conferencing issue (really Certificate chain issue)

 

Our IT guys called me seeking for support with a weird issue. Multi-user IM conferencing starts to fail. I checked and see an attempt to start “Meet now” failed too with error on connection to conferencing server.

On Client side it gives Error 500 (source ID 239).

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In Event Log of Front end Server I saw Event ID 32042 from LS User Services:

“Invalid Incoming HTTPS Certificate”

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I checked the certificate and it looked perfectly fine, not expired and with a proper chain.

Next day most contacts in Lync Client were observed in “Updating…” state. Not good.

 

Resolution:

We deployed a Microsoft KB 2901554 to fix SChannel Authentication Provider on Windows Server 2012 R2

Next I Run the following Power Shell command (one line):

Get-Childitem cert:\LocalMachine\root -Recurse |Where-Object {$_.Issuer -ne $_.Subject} | Format-List * | Out-File c:\computer_filtered.txt

to figure out if there are any intermediate certs in Trusted Root certificate folder as recommended in this article

And found one certificate in the wrong container. I moved it in Intermediate Certification Authorities and restarted Lync Services. After that the issue seems to be resolved.

How to add a group to Local Administrators (without wiping out)

 

1. Create a global security group

2. Create a GPO for ‘Restricted Group’ and add the new group there

3. in properties of the Group in GPO select “member of another group” and select Administrators (Built-in group)

4. Update GPO on target machines

5. Populate the group with accounts you want to be Local Admins

 

more details here