Office 365 – ForeFront Identity Manager Synchronization Service is still installed after uninstalling Office 365 DirSync 1.0.7020

While I was evaluating (using another server and after stopping the current DirSync service) the next version of Azure Active Directory Connect tool in beta, I faced an issue when I switched back to the current DirSync instance: directory synchronization seems to work BUT deleted AD accounts were not deleted on Office 365. So, I wanted to uninstall the current DirSync instance and reinstall it BUT the ForeFront Identity Manager…

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Office 365 – ADFS authentication error code 8004789A when logging with web browser

If you are using Office 365 and have implemented ADFS to manage the authentication to Office 365 services, this post is for you You may get the following error code – 8004789A – when logging on to Office 365 with web browser (Exchange Online OWA or SharePoint Online), while Outlook or any ActiveSync device is working fine   The solution is simple: check if the Issuer (URI) URL is set…

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ForeFront UAG – Announcement: Microsoft is stopping ForeFront UAG

Today, Microsoft has announced an update regarding the ForeFront product line. After announcing the end of ForeFront TMG and ForeFront Protection – see http://blog.hametbenoit.info/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=422, Microsoft is now ending ForeFront UAG too. ForeFront UAG will be removed from the catalog in July 2014; as for ForeFront TMG, support will be maintained until the end of his lifecycle – until April 2015 for standard support and April 2020 for extended support. Customer…

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ForeFront UAG – Service Pack 3 now available

Finally, the service pack 3 for ForeFront UAG is now available for download at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36788 As usual, you must have deployed the previous SP available;in this case, the Service Pack 2. As part of this update, you will have: Windows 8 support Support for the built-in Mail app to connect to Exchange server Remote desktop connection support Windows Phone 8 Publication rules for Exchange 2013 and SharePoint 2013; note there…

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ForeFront – Microsoft has announced some important changes in the ForeFront products line

Today, Microsoft has announced some important changes in the ForeFront products line, as part of their effort to the cloud journey: ForeFront Online Protection for Exchange has been renamed to Exchange Online Protection; this may be clearer the idea and going in the new direction (see below for relation ) A basic antimalware protection is added onto Exchange 2013, as usual this can be changed with a third party product…

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Windows – ForeFront UAG Endpoint components are not working on Windows 8

For those who have ForeFront unified Access Gateway (UAG) and Windows 8 RTM client, you will face an important issue with ForeFront Endpoint components. These components ARE NOT working on Windows 8 clients. I had confirmation this is currently not working neither supported from Microsoft Support. The problem is without these components, your computer can not be detected as a managed computer as well as some feature are not available…

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ForeFront UAG – Service Pack 2 now available

With the vacation period, you may have missed it (like me ). Microsoft has published the Service Pack 2 for ForeFront Unified Access Gateway. You can download it from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30459 As usual, this Service Pack is cumulative and contains updates from the SP1 as well the update 1. As part of improvements provide with this SP: More mobile devices supported, such as Windows Phone 7.5 or iOS 5.x and Android…

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FIM – ForeFront Identity Manager 2010 R2 is now available

The new release of the Microsoft identity management, ForeFront Identity Manager 2010 R2, is now available. As part of the improvments, you will find: Support of Office 2010 and SharePoint Foundation Improved performance System Center Service Manager integration and much more. MSDN & TechNet subscribers can already download it from their respective portal. ​

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ForeFront UAG – UAG Endpoint components may block services to start

If you are using ForeFront UAG, you already know there is some Active X and client side components used to check computer health status. These components may be deployed using SCCM or any other software deployment solution using the MSI package provided. In my case, I didn’t manage specific computer collection for UAG Endpoint components deployment and these were deployed on all my computers (workstations and servers). Recently, I had…

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UAG – Be careful with the IE Protected Mode

Recently, I had some trouble with my application published through UAG. Indeed, the UAG portal was not showing all the application I have access – not always the same application were shown. If I tried to access directly to the web application (such as My Site or Outlook Web Access), I had sometimes the error ‘You are not allowed to access this application’, if I tried to use the Remote…

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ForeFront – Forefront Endpoint Protection 2012 Beta Arrives

ForeFront Endpoint Protection is the enterprise antivirus and antimalware solution from Microsoft, builds on System Center Configuration Manager. With the coming new version, Microsoft is taking into account mobile devices. Get the beta and start evaluation here http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=b64c2029-0f56-4606-ba0c-ea92e03541f5&displaylang=en

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UAG – VPN access configuration

As you may already know ForeFront UAG is a solution to publish applications to external users. It may also be used as VPN access point. With UAG, you have 2 different ways to enable and configure VPN access: SSL Network Tunneling (SSTP) SSL Network Tunneling Mainly, both are working in the same way BUT there is some key differences: DHCP can not be used with SSL Network Tunneling for providing…

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TMG / UAG – Antivirus exclusions

As you may already know, when you have a file system antivirus software installed on a server you have to define some exclusions (path and/or process). If you work with Exchange, SQL or SharePoint, this is something you may already have done and configured; but for those who are working with ISA, TMG, IAG or UAG, you have also to configure some antivirus exclusions. But, while there is a Microsoft…

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ForeFront Endpoint Protection – Manage your FPE client with GPO

If you are planning or have already deployed ForeFront Endpoint Protection, this may interest you. As you know FPE is designed to be managed throught System Center Configuration Manager BUT… you may not have SCCM deployed or need more granularity. Microsoft has released tools to manage FPE with GPO. The first you need to download and deploy is the AMDX file. This file is available from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=04f7d456-24a2-4061-a2ed-82fe93a03fd5 (fep2010grouppolicytools-en-us.exe) This download…

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Conference – TechDays 2011 presentations available

A quick post to inform you that my presentations done for the Microsoft TechDays 2011 are available at http://www.hametbenoit.info/sites/docs/presentations as well as on Slide Share http://www.slideshare.net/benoithamet   There are 2 presentations: Publish SharePoint 2010 on Internet in a securely manner http://www.hametbenoit.info/sites/docs/presentations/TechDays%202011%20-%20SEC2302%20Publier%20SharePoint2010%20sur%20Internet%20de%20mani%C3%A8re%20s%C3%A9curis%C3%A9e.pptx http://www.slideshare.net/benoithamet/techdays-2011-publier-sharepoint-2010-sur-internet-de-manire-scurise Preparing Lotus Notes migration to SharePoint 2010 – experience feedbacks http://www.hametbenoit.info/sites/docs/presentations/TechDays%202011%20-%20PAR%20219%20-%20Pr%C3%A9paration%20%C3%A0%20la%20migration%20Lotus%20Notes%20vers%20SharePoint.pptx http://www.slideshare.net/benoithamet/techdays-2011-prparation-la-migration-lotus-notes-vers-sharepoint

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