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Microsoft AD FS SAML Assertion Trouble Shooting w/Fiddler

When working with multiple Relying-Party‚Äôs / Service Providers in AD FS it often becomes necessary to ensure that the Saml Assertions / Claims being sent are indeed being sent.  By using the IdpInitiatedSingon.aspx page included with AD FS 2.1 on

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Demoting and removing a Domain Controller from a Forest

There are particular situations where moving or removing a Domain Controller responsible for a Active Directory Forest/Domain might be desired. For example, when upgrading from one version of Windows Server to another without doing an in-place upgrade and/or getting prepared

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Windows Server 2012 Error: 0x800f0922 installing updates from Windows Update

Situation You’re running Windows Server 2012 R2 as a HyperV host. You’re trying to use Windows Update for a Windows Server 2012 guest running on that host… …and Windows Update keeps failing to install the updates and rolls the server

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