Oof, the previous part has already been from November last year, some 8 months ago! I ended that blog post with the ominous message about shenanigans with the Operating System. It’s time to clarify what I meant with that. Debian 11 and my hardware I like Debian. It provides the perfect balance between stability and… Continue reading Home Theatre PC (HTPC) Build – Part 3
So here we are, with a small factor PC that is missing some very crucial parts. To make sure I was not going to waste money on a non-working motherboard and PSU, I had already booted the PC without any memory or CPU. Besides the awful noise of the PSU (we’re gonna have to fix… Continue reading Home Theatre PC (HTPC) Build – Part 2
In the Azure Portal, Azure conveniently allows you to reset the password of the local Administrator on a Virtual Machine. To use this functionality it requires you to enter the username and the new password for this account. All good and well, you’d say. That’s what it is supposed to do after all. Color me… Continue reading Hidden features of “resetting” passwords of VMs in the Azure Portal
A few weeks ago I was throwing away some garbage at the local recycle/container park. Whilst I was throwing away my garbage an older guy in a big Dodge RAM pulls up at the same container and also starts throwing away all types of stuff. We were standing at the “Big Waste” container, so anything… Continue reading Home Theatre PC (HTPC) Build – Part 1
This week I was surprised to figure out that elevation logs that indicate a Global Admin becoming a User Access Administrator don’t flow to Log Analytics. It’s not possible to enable diagnostics settings for it. TL;DR I built a Logic App that forwards those logs to Log Analytics so I can have Analytic rules in… Continue reading Logging User Access Admin elevations to Microsoft Sentinel
I spent some time this week at work trying to get a correct setup in querying the (Sentinel) Log Analytics store from a Logic App in Microsoft Azure. So I thought it would be good idea to document it for myself and others. 🙂 The problem Logic Apps allow you to perform actions in Microsoft… Continue reading Querying Log Analytics from Logic Apps
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