HOWTO: Disable Office for the Web for your Microsoft 365 users

Office for the Web (previously known as Office Web Apps) is one of the nicest features in Microsoft 365. It allows people to view and interact with documents in their web browser, without the need to install or use any of the native Microsoft 365 apps. Alas, there are some privacy concerns, and some organizations … Continue reading "HOWTO: Disable Office for the Web for your Microsoft 365 users"

KnowledgeBase: If one of the address families on a dual stack Domain Controller is not enabled, adding VMware ESXi hosts to the domain might randomly fail

There is an issue in VMware ESXi 7.0, where adding ESXi hosts to Active Directory Domain Services fails randomly in networks with both IPv4 and IPv6 enabled.               The situation In many environments, VMware vCenter environments or VMware ESXi hosts are added to Active Directory Domain Services to allow for single sign-on with domain accounts … Continue reading "KnowledgeBase: If one of the address families on a dual stack Domain Controller is not enabled, adding VMware ESXi hosts to the domain might randomly fail"

KnowledgeBase: Users receive an error when registering MFA when Security Defaults are enabled and the mobile app verification options are disabled

Organizations are still using settings in the old PhoneFactor Multi-factor Authentication portal. However, with the new Security Defaults functionality, they may hurt themselves by locking out users, after the 14-day grace period for registering multi-factor authentication expires.   About the PhoneFactor verification options The old PhoneFactor Multi-factor Authentication portal experience is a remnant of Microsoft … Continue reading "KnowledgeBase: Users receive an error when registering MFA when Security Defaults are enabled and the mobile app verification options are disabled"

TODO: Move from MFA Trusted IPs to Conditional Access Named Locations

Trying to get rid of the PhoneFactor remnants in my Azure AD tenant, I’ve already shown hot to move from per-user MFA to Conditional Access and to move from the ‘Allow users to remember multi-factor authentication on devices they trust’ option to Conditional Access. Today let’s tackle a third configuration item: PhoneFactor’s Trusted IPs. The … Continue reading "TODO: Move from MFA Trusted IPs to Conditional Access Named Locations"

What’s New in Azure Active Directory in June 2020

Azure Active Directory is Microsoft's Identity Management-as-a-Service solution, offering seamless access, easy collaboration, efficiency in IT processes and improved security and compliance. In its Release Notes for Azure Active Directory and on its blog, Microsoft communicated the following planned, new and changed functionality for Azure Active Directory for June 2020:   What’s Planned User risk … Continue reading "What’s New in Azure Active Directory in June 2020"

Keeping virtual Domain Controllers apart on trusted VMware vSphere hosts

Virtualizing Domain Controllers introduces risks that are not present when running non-virtualized Domain Controllers. Two of these problems –running Domain Controllers on hosts with the wrong time and running all Domain Controllers on the same host –can be addressed with one VMware vSphere feature: VM/Host Rules.   Additional challenges when running virtualized Domain Controllers We’ve … Continue reading "Keeping virtual Domain Controllers apart on trusted VMware vSphere hosts"

HOWTO: Delete your Windows Hello for Business Registrations

Windows Hello for Business is awesome technology, that allows for multi-factor authenticated sign-in on Windows 10 devices. When you’ve got it working the way you want it to work, it’ll work flawlessly. But, there are situation where you can’t get it to work the way you want, it stops working the way you want, or … Continue reading "HOWTO: Delete your Windows Hello for Business Registrations"

I’m a 2020-2021 Microsoft MVP

Today, I received a localized e-mail from the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award team: In Dutch, it reads: Beste Sander Berkouwer, Nogmaals presenteren we u met genoegen de 2019-2020 Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award als erkenning van uw buitengewone leiderschap in technische community’s. We waarderen uw uitmuntende bijdragen in de volgende technische community’s … Continue reading "I’m a 2020-2021 Microsoft MVP"

On-premises Microsoft Identity-related updates and fixes for June 2020

Even though Microsoft's Identity focus moves towards the cloud, they are not forgetting their on-premises roots. Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019 still receive updates. These are the updates and fixes we saw for June 2020:   Windows Server 2016 We observed the following updates for Windows Server 2016: KB4561616 June 9, 2020 The … Continue reading "On-premises Microsoft Identity-related updates and fixes for June 2020"