Deploying AD FS in an organization

If you are planning to deploy AD FS in an organization in order to federate your on-premises users to Office 365, there are a couple of things to keep in mind. The first is the number of AD FS servers that you plan to deploy on the Internal Network. This depends on the number of users in your organization. If the number of users is less than 1000, then you have to deploy one AD FS Server. In case the number of users is between 1000 and     15,ooo then you have to deploy 2 AD FS servers. And if the number of users is between 15,000 and 60,000 then you have to deploy AD FS servers anywhere between 3 and 5.

The next which one most know is the type of certificate you are going to use. In case you are planning to Install the AD FS role in a computer running Windows Server 2012 R2, then one would have to use the Service Communication Certificate also commonly known as SSL or Web Server Certificate. This certificate is used to Identify the AD FS Server on a network and also to secure communication across the network.

Router Interference 

Router Interference 

There may be times when you try to setup a new router and you happen to have the old router which is connected nearby. Once the router is setup, one would get a default SSID  name displayed on the list of available WIFI connections.

But what if you want to customize the SSID name? For a Netgear router, one would have to goto this site . This would take you to the Netgear Dashboard for your router. From here you could goto the Wireless settings page where you can change the default SSID name and password to the one that you want and then update it.

But here is the catch, once you try updating it for some reason you would find that both the routers have the same SSID and password! This could happen since both the routers are kept close to each other.

If that happens then you would have to reconfigure the network name for one of the routers. While doing so make sure that  you turn the other router off before you start reading configuring the router. That is very important, if you don’t happen to follow that then it might lead to another interference.

Word 2016 Smart Lookup Option

Word 2016 has a feature which was not quite there in the previous versions. The ability to lookup for any word in the Internet instantly. 

One could simply highlight a word and do a right click. This would allow you to select  an option called Smart Lookup. And then the search for the word would instantly pop on the right of your screen. You would not be navigated to another window, hence the term lookup.

Outlook 2016 Recovering a Deleted Item

There maybe times when one might accidentally  delete an Item from the Inbox. In this case it goes to the deleted Items folder. It is always possible to recover the email and move it back to the Inbox. One has to follow these steps-


  1. Goto the Deleted Items Folder.
  2. Right click on the Email that you want to recover


3. Scroll down to Move

4.  And click on Inbox


Now the email would be back in your Inbox.