Category : Messaging

DirSync on a Domain Controller – Now you Can…

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The Active Directory Sync tool [DirSync] can now be installed on an Active Directory Domain Controller (DC). Ā You must fist have toĀ install version 6553.0002 or newer. The process of installing DirSync on a DC is mostly the same as for deploying it normally. Keep in mind that theĀ administrator installing the tool will need to log-off and log-on again after the Installation Wizard is complete and before the Configuration Wizard is run. This additional step of logging off and logging back in is necessary to ensure that the Directory Sync tool is installed using the least privileges possible on the DC.

If you forget to follow the above process, the Configuration Wizard will return an ā€œConstraint Violation Errorā€ error. If you face this error, simply log off and log in again and you will be able to proceed. Note that the recommendation is still to deploy DirSync on a member server rather than a DC as it will install FIM 2010 R2 SP1 and SQL Server 2012 Express SP1 by default, which can add overhead to your DC.

Single sign-on for to the Cloud

Single sign-on for to the Cloud

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Have the ability of signing in once for all web-based applications is valuable. Ā All we have is passwords for everything, email, personal and business applications, document shares…. The number of Web services will only increase, and keeping them all straight and secure things s only going toĀ get worse. Trying to manage all these individual passwords is a major problem for security. Many end users cope by re-using their passwords, which exposes all sorts of security holes. One solution is a single sign-on (SSO) tool to automate the logins of enterprise applications and also beef up password complexity, without taxing end users to try to remember dozens of different logins. What is excitingĀ is that there are several products now combine both cloud-based software as a serviceĀ logins with local desktop Windows logins, and add improved two-factor authentication and smoother federated identity integration.

Troubleshooting Lync for Mac Sign-in Fails with Apple OSX Yosemite | BVA INC. emPowering Your IT –

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There is a known issue with Lync clients with new Apple OS called Yosemite. Ā TheĀ Lync for Microsoft Office 2011 (with Office 365 or Lync on premise) no longer will sign in, the potential fix is listed below.

Primary Symptom: when you attempt to log into Lync, it appears to sign you in just fine, but after briefly displaying your Lync contacts, it immediately signs you out and gives you a generic error message that either the server is unavailable or some unknown error has occured.

RecommendedĀ Resolution:

  • Make sure you have all Mac for Office updates and are running the very latest updates
  • Go into Settings, Language & Region
  • Change the language from “English-Primary” (or whatever the language is set to) to “English-US”
  • Reboot
  • Go back into Settings, Language & Region
  • Change the language back to “English-Primary”
  • Reboot
  • Open Lync and you should be able to log in just fine this time