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BladeFireLight / Discription.txt
Created July 27, 2017 14:52
EWS onprem use of cloud servers for hybrid tenants
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In an exchange hybrid environment without password sync. ADFS is the gate keeper for access.
On-premises email enabled users accounts for some reason are able send email via EWS protocol on the servers
Under normal circumstances the auto discovery for an on-premises user would not use, but some apps bypass auto discovery when a connection failed. This is very apparent in BlueMail that will try every known endpoint and protocol until it finds one that works.
Office 365 EWS does not require modern auth and cashes credentials making troubleshooting the ADFS portion of this what allows and what does not somewhat time consuming
Once a proxied authentication is cashed even a disabling the account in AD or shutting off the on-premises ADFS server will not stop the user from authenticating and sending email.
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Write-Warning "Starting Deployment"
BladeFireLight / Advanced.log
Last active August 9, 2016 20:52
Creating Fully Patched WIM and VHDX for fun and profit
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Windows PowerShell transcript start
Start time: 20160220181407
Username: SHODAN\Blade_000
RunAs User: SHODAN\Blade_000
Machine: SHODAN (Microsoft Windows NT 10.0.10586.0)
Host Application: C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell_ise.exe
Process ID: 9456
PSVersion: 5.0.10586.63
PSCompatibleVersions: 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0.10586.63
BladeFireLight / 1-readme.txt
Last active August 29, 2015 14:27
MountImage Test
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I have tested on Windows 10 and Hyper-V server 2012 R2
When a drive is mounted from a function inside a moduel the drive is not avalible to the module.
but if the function is part of a script or dot sorced it works.
Run Fails.ps1 first. (Fails)
Run Always-works.ps1 (Works)
the run Fails.ps1 again (Works)
BladeFireLight / verbose.ps1
Last active August 29, 2015 14:27
verbose example
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function test-function
$key = 'template'
$IsoPath = 'c:\iso\win2012r2.iso'
$UnattendPath = 'g:\temp\unattent.xml'
$Configdata = @{Template = @{ IsoEdition = 4} }
$CwiParamaters = @{
BladeFireLight / Convert-WindowsImage.ps1
Last active February 26, 2019 22:03
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Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Use of this sample source code is subject to the terms of the Microsoft
license agreement under which you licensed this sample source code. If
you did not accept the terms of the license agreement, you are not
authorized to use this sample source code. For the terms of the license,
please see the license agreement between you and Microsoft or, if applicable,
see the LICENSE.RTF on your install media or the root of your tools installation.
BladeFireLight / Build-RootCA.ps1
Last active June 30, 2016 09:44
Root-CA Build
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#region Configuration
$VMName = 'Root-CA'
$DSCConfigSCript = "$PSScriptRoot\RootCA_Config.ps1"
$Start_Deploy_param = @{
VHDSourcePath = 'G:\UpdateOut\Template_Production.vhdx'
InitializeScriptPath = "$PSScriptRoot\VMScripts\FirstRun.ps1"
HelperScriptPath = "$PSScriptRoot\Helpers"
AtStartupScriptPath = "$PSScriptRoot\VMScripts\SSC-Init.ps1"
BladeFireLight / Update-SourceAndTemplate.ps1
Last active August 29, 2015 14:22
Update-SourceAndTempldate.ps1 for use with Start-ImageBuild.ps1
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#requires -Version 3 -Modules Dism, Hyper-V
#Wrapper arround Convert-WindowsImage script to it acts like a function.
function Convert-WindowsImage
[Parameter(ParameterSetName = 'SRC', Mandatory = $true, ValueFromPipeline = $true)]
BladeFireLight / unattend.xml
Created June 4, 2015 20:09
Unattend.xml used with Start-ImageBuild.ps1
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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
<settings pass="oobeSystem">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="" xmlns:xsi="">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="" xmlns:xsi="">
BladeFireLight / WinUpdate.ps1
Last active August 29, 2015 14:22
WindowsUpdate script for use with Start-ImageBuild.ps1
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#requires -Version 2
Function Add-WindowsUpdate
param (
[string]$Criteria = "IsInstalled=0 and Type='Software'" ,