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Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server version 7.0.2.1 is here

Written on July 21, 2016 at 7:52 AM, by

After March’s major 7.0.0.9 release of Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server, it’s good to see an update for the product released in a timely fashion to address the issues, that inevitable rise with a major release, as oposed to minor releases. As the Azure MFA team in Redmond is headed by a new manager, since then, it’ll also […]

Default checks to perform when implementing Hybrid Identity, Part 4: Groups with large memberships

Written on July 14, 2016 at 7:00 PM, by

Microsoft has introduced an impressive array of technologies and an awesome vision on Hybrid Identity: Their vision entails seamless access to corporate resources, services and applications for people, no matter where these resources, services and apps are located (either on-premises or in the cloud) while in the mean time allowing for strong authentication and granular […]

Recommended Practices for your Hybrid Identity Admin accounts

Written on July 1, 2016 at 9:44 AM, by

I’ve been involved in quite some Microsoft Hybrid Identity implementations: Big and small implementations, with and without AD FS next to Azure AD Connect, with Azure AD Connect and 3rd party tooling. One thing though, all these implementations had in common was the admin account(s) they needed done right. You can dial a lot of […]

Pictures of ITPROceed 2016

Written on June 27, 2016 at 8:18 PM, by

Two weeks ago, I presented at ITPROceed 2016 at Utopolis in Mechelen, Belgium. I was invited back as a speaker, as I presented on ITPROceed 2015 previously. I drove off in the first daylight from my home, since it’s a 2-hour drive from my house to the venue in Mechelen, driving past Rotterdam and Antwerpen, […]

Pictures of the Ajilon ‘Minimalism in Windows Server’ event

Written on June 25, 2016 at 3:25 PM, by

As both Jeff Wouters  and I announced on our blogs, on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, we presented on Server Core and Nano Server during our ‘Minimalism in Windows Server’ event, sponsored by Ajilon IT. It was great fun with a couple of familiar faces and a lot of new faces, keen on hearing what Jeff […]

Ten years of blogging

Written on June 23, 2016 at 2:08 PM, by

Ten years ago, on June 23, 2006, I posted the first blog post here. Today, over 700 posts and three whitepapers later, I’m still enjoying blogging, sharing and informing you on Microsoft products, technologies, features and news. To me, it’s not something that is tied to an employer, residence, a specific time of the day […]

From the Field: The Case of the Unreanimatable Tombstone Objects

Written on June 20, 2016 at 6:42 PM, by

Troubleshooting stories from the field are the best. That’s why I like writing them down. Although, sometimes they might appear as straight cases of schadenfreude, I feel there are lessons to be learned for anyone, if you’re willing to look closely and listen carefully. Today, I saw someone stress over an ‘Oops!’ situation that occurred […]

Security Thoughts: Vulnerability in Active Directory could allow denial of service (MS16-081, KB3160352, CVE-2016-3226)

Written on June 15, 2016 at 8:39 AM, by

Yesterday, Microsoft released update 3160352 as part of its June 2016 Patch Tuesday to address an important vulnerability in Active Directory, allowing denial of service. This security update is rated Important for all supported editions of Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2 About the vulnerability A vulnerability has been […]

Security Thoughts: Vulnerability in Netlogon could allow remote code execution (MS16-076, KB3167691, CVE-2016-3228)

Written on June 15, 2016 at 8:38 AM, by

Yesterday, Microsoft released update 3167691 as part of its June 2016 Patch Tuesday to address an important vulnerability in Windows Server’s Netlogon functionality, allowing remote code execution on all supported Windows Server versions. About the vulnerability A vulnerability has been detected, that could allow remote code execution if an attacker with access to a Windows […]

Security Thoughts: Vulnerability in Group Policy could allow elevation of privilege(MS61-072, KB3163622, CVE-2016-3223)

Written on June 15, 2016 at 8:38 AM, by

Yesterday, Microsoft released update 3163622 as part of its June 2016 Patch Tuesday to address an important vulnerability that affects Group Policy on Windows 10.   About the vulnerability The vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker launches a man-in-the-middle (MiTM) attack against the traffic passing between a domain controller and the target […]