Export contacts from Outlook
Active Directory FAQ
by Thomas Joos
1M ago
Many users create contacts in Outlook on their PC or Mac, but these are only available on this one PC or the connected mailbox. So how can these contacts be used outside of Outlook, for example in Microsoft Teams? In this article, we will show you how to export contacts from Outlook. You don’t even need an Outlook installation on your computer, and you can also export contacts online to Microsoft 365. Index Reasons for exporting contact data What types of contact lists are available in Outlook What to consider when exporting Outlook contacts Values separated by separators – CSV format Out ..read more
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Rapid Modernization Plan for Red Forests in hybrid environments
Active Directory FAQ
by Thomas Joos
2M ago
A Rapid Modernisation Plan (RAMP) is necessary to make Red Forests in a hybrid IT infrastructure more secure. In many cases, companies rely on an Enhanced Security Admin Environment (ESAE) for maximum security in Active Directory. This approach is a highly secure standard for local environments with separate overall structures and Red Forests. However, the modernisation is required in IT structur using Entra ID. Index The use of Entra ID requires modernization RAMP with ESAE, Red Forest and Hardened Forest RAMP Integrates Privileged Access Strategy into Red Forests RAMP Introduces Emergenc ..read more
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Types of groups in Azure Active Directory
Active Directory FAQ
by Sophia Tunui
8M ago
In Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), there are different types of groups that are used for different purposes. In this article, we will explain the different groups and their functions. There are mainly two different group types, security groups and Microsoft 365 (M365) groups, for which there are in turn subtypes that offer different possibilities. We will go into more detail in the next sections. Index Differences between groups in on-premises AD and Azure AD Security groups in Azure AD M365 groups play an important role in Azure AD Managed (dynamic) and synchronized groups Managed or ..read more
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Azure AD Custom Security Attributes enable flexible authorization structures
Active Directory FAQ
by Sophia Tunui
1y ago
Azure AD Security Attributes are key-value pairs that can be custom created in Azure AD. This allows users to be assigned enterprise applications or various Azure resources (for example, specific values such as cost center, project affiliation, or personnel number) as a custom attribute. These attributes are available in full subscription for a variety of resources. They require an Azure AD Premium P1 or P2 subscription to be deployed. Attribute management takes place in the Azure Active Directory admin center. Roles for rights management in Azure AD In addition, it is possible to control whic ..read more
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Authentication for MS Teams in hybrid networks
Active Directory FAQ
by Thomas Joos
1y ago
Microsoft Teams supports all authentication options that are also offered by Microsoft 365/Office 365. This means that authentications for MS Teams can only take place in the cloud, i.e. via Azure Active Directory (AAD), but also in a hybrid way, together with Active Directory (AD). In hybrid deployments, it is possible to synchronise local AD accounts with Azure AD and use them together with Microsoft Teams. For many companies, local AD and its efficient maintenance play an important role even in times of comprehensive cloud migration. Microsoft Teams also works in Windows 10/11 without AD If ..read more
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Manage file permissions in MS Teams and SharePoint Online – This is how it works
Active Directory FAQ
by Sophia Tunui
2y ago
How do file permissions work in Microsoft Teams and SharePoint? In Microsoft Teams, files can also be stored directly in the teams. This facilitates the exchange of information between team members, as they do not have to use different sources of information. Instead, all files are directly available in the team. For this purpose, the data is stored in SharePoint Online of Microsoft 365. More precisely, there is a tab called “Files” for each team. Here you can see all the files that are available for the team and that the team members have saved. This data is available in the desktop client an ..read more
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Azure AD Connect and Azure AD Connect cloud sync
Active Directory FAQ
by Thomas Joos
2y ago
To synchronize login credentials between Active Directory and Azure Active Directory, many administrators use Azure AD Connect. We have already described how to synchronize on-premises Active Directory environments with Azure AD. Read the article “Install Azure AD Connect” to learn about single sign-on scenarios between on-premises networks and Azure. In addition to Azure AD Connect, Microsoft also offers Azure AD Connect cloud sync. These are different services for similar functions.  Azure AD cloud synchronization comparison Use Azure AD Connect  In addition to the option of using ..read more
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Install Azure AD Connect
Active Directory FAQ
by Sophia Tunui
3y ago
There are many scenarios where credentials from on-premises Active Directory environments are synchronized with Azure Active Directory. Besides single sign-on, for the use of cloud resources in Microsoft Azure or Microsoft 365, such synchronization is also used for the deployment of Microsoft Endpoint Manager. The synchronization is done via the tool “Azure AD Connect” provided by Microsoft. First you install the tool on a server in the network, then you set up a connection with Microsoft Azure and after that, you let it synchronize the data. What does Azure AD Connect do?  Azure AD Conne ..read more
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Avoid password generator adjustments after policy change
Active Directory FAQ
by Elysabeth Yven
3y ago
Do you need (again) to adjust your password generator after a policy change? The best way to avoid password generator adjustments after a policy change, is to generate passwords depending on the current Domain Password Policy. Here is how it works. Reading the password policies of a domain First we want to read out the password policies of the domain. Via Server Manager > Tools there are two ways to find the policies: The Group Policy Management tool show you all policies under the domain and default domain policy, including the password policy. The password policies can also be displayed ..read more
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Avoid strings in passwords with Azure AD
Active Directory FAQ
by Holger Warth
3y ago
In this article you will learn how to avoid strings in passwords with Azure AD password protection. By default, the Windows operating system, via the password policies, offers to specify the minimum number of characters, as well as a predefined complexity of the password.  This defined complexity (if enabled) requires: that a new password must contain at least one character from three defined sets (uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers and special characters), and that the content of the Active Directory attribute sAMAccountName and substrings of the attribute displayName (separa ..read more
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