Author Archives: Tom Aafloen

Always get the English version at docs.microsoft.com

When you visit https://docs.microsoft.com, it shows pages in the local language you have configured in your browser’s settings. Sometimes the pages are properly translated by humans, sometimes it is machine translated. I always want the English versions of the Docs … Continue reading

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Azure Information Protection – Indication that a label encrypts

I’ve been missing an easy way to tell if an AIP label will encrypt information, or if it “only” adds the label metadata and/or visual markings. Sure, I can explain it in the description of the label, but that is … Continue reading

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Use PowerShell to see if you are mitigating Meltdown and Spectre

Microsoft has released a PowerShell module on PSGallery that can test if you are mitigating the issues that Meltdown and Spectre are using. Simply run the following command in an elevated PowerShell window: Install-Module SpeculationControl Then use the following command … Continue reading

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Get a free publicly trusted certificate using Let’s Encrypt, PowerShell and DNS

I have previously blogged about the free publicly trusted certificate solution Let’s Encrypt, see here. In this post, I will show how you can request a certificate with a PowerShell script and prove ownership of the domain name using DNS … Continue reading

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Force update of Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA) on Windows Server 2106

When there is an update available for ATA you will get a blue arrow notification in the portal. Hovering with the mouse pointer over the icon will show what’s new in the available update: The update notification tells you to … Continue reading

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Certificate related problems when using a web proxy server

I have several times encountered these issues, so it decided it was time to write a blog post about it. The situation You are using a proxy server for web communication. Direct communication to the Internet is blocked. The proxy … Continue reading

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Information protection with EMS [video]

Here’s a new short video from Microsoft that shows how you can protect your organisation’s information, using solutions that are part of the Enterprise Mobility + Security suite, such as Cloud App Security, Intune and Azure Information Protection. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWlRVHp7sKQ

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ATA Center – Installation failed. Error code: 0x80070002

When I recently installed an ATA Center I encountered the following error message: Installation failed. Error code: 0x80070002 I got the error message right after entering the Center configuration information, as seen below: When looking on the ATA logs (which … Continue reading

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Quickly find all GPOs with PKI settings

When doing PKI audits and also when troubleshooting autoenrollment I want to see if there are multiple Group Policies that configure contradictory PKI settings. Instead of manually going through all GPOs I wrote a PowerShell script that lists all GPOs … Continue reading

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What is Azure Information Protection

One of the security solutions I work with is called Azure Information Protection. It is Microsoft’s solution for labeling and protecting information and it has some awesome features: Super simple to use for end users, just a click away or … Continue reading

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