Forcing TLS1.2 when using Azure Hybrid Runbook Workers

Forcing TLS1.2 when using Azure Hybrid Runbook Workers

We have some Azure automation running to query a REST API using Azure Hybrid Runbook Workers. Recently the connectivity started failing with error of “The request was aborted: Could not create SSL/TLS secure channel.” This was caused by the deprecation of legacy TLS Ciphers (1.0 and 1.1) The work around is to force the PowerShell […]

Azure Automation – backup solution for old operating systems – Windows Server 2003 / 2008

Azure Automation – backup solution for old operating systems – Windows Server 2003 / 2008

During one of my projects, I worked on scripting a procedure for backing up virtual machines with the Windows Server 2003 / 2008 operating system. Microsoft provides Azure Backup Services for protecting virtual machines hosted in Azure. However, that service does not officially support legacy operating systems older than Windows Server 2008 R2. The main […]

VSTS Git API

VSTS Git API

All too often I have seen people have multiple copies of the same file, all with a different version and all local on their machines. This goes against everything that Source Control is intended for. This blog will outline the VSTS Git API and give an example of how to download a file from Source […]

SCOM 2016 WMI is Unhealthy Alerts

SCOM 2016 WMI is Unhealthy Alerts

While installing SCOM 2016 recently, i noticed that once agents had been added that there were a wave of “WMI is unhealthy” alerts in the SCOM console. At this point UR4 was installed, so thought it must be a new bug. After some research i found that a new hotfix had been released that wasn’t included in […]

Authorisation with Azure AD Groups

Authorisation with Azure AD Groups

Authorisation with Azure AD Groups When authenticating your Web application with Azure AD all users from the specified Azure Active Directory will have access to the secured Web Application. In order to have more granular access control you can implement a custom authorisation filter based on the signed in user’s Azure AD Group. User group information […]