I was looking for a way to find service accounts using PowerShell and found the following post on the “Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog”:
To summarize, you can use the Get-WmiObject cmdlet to retrieve information about service accounts as in the following example:
Get-WmiObject win32_service | format-table Name, StartName
Microsoft released a series of free Whitepapers about Windows Azure AD.
Windows Azure AD is the identity foundation for many Microsoft services like Office 365, Windows Intune, and others. Windows Azure AD is a comprehensive identity and access management cloud solution, utilizing the enterprise-grade quality and proven capabilities of Windows Server AD on-premises. It combines core directory services, advanced identity governance, security and application access management.
This series of whitepapers on Windows Azure AD offerings comprises:
- Active Directory from the on-premises to the cloud whitepaper.
- An overview of Windows Azure AD
- Leverage Multi-Factor Authentication with Windows Azure AD whitepaper.
- Leverage Multi-Factor Authentication Server on your premises whitepaper
- Leverage Windows Azure AD for modern Business Applications whitepaper.
The Whitepapers can be downloaded from the following location:
Update Rollup 5 for System Center 2012 SP1 has been released by Microsoft. The update includes fixes for DPM, SCOM, Orchestrator and VMM. Find out more and download the update at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2904730/en-us.
Update Rollup 1 for System Center 2012 R2 has been released by Microsoft. The update include fixes for DPM, SCOM and VMM. You can find out more and download the update from http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2904734/en-us.
Bridgeways has released a new Authoring tool targeted at the IT Pro. The Authoring tool, which is free, lets you build new MPs or customizing existing MPs without beeing a developer.
You can register and download the MP Author tool here: https://bridgeways.com/products/mp-author
One of the news in Hyper-V 2012 R2 is Automatic Virtual Machine Activation (AVMA), which lets you install virtual machines on a properly activated Windows server (running Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter) without having to manage product keys for each individual virtual machine. It works even in disconnected Environments. AVMA binds the virtual machine activation to the licensed virtualization server and activates the virtual machine (running Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter, Standard or Essential) when it starts. Real-time reporting and tracking data is available on the virtualization server.
AVMA is easy to implement, use one of the following AVMA keys when installing a new virtual machine in Hyper-V:
More information is available on Technet: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn303421.aspx