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Pictures of WinDays 19

Written on April 15, 2019 at 5:27 PM, by

In the first week of April, I traveled to Šibenik to deliver a session at WinDays 19 Technology. My trip started with a flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Zagreb’s new Franjo Tuđman Airport. I had reserved a car and drove it to Amadria Park in Šibenik, where I arrived around 8PM. I ran into […]

I’m presenting my Active Directory 101 course with Netwrix again

Written on April 11, 2019 at 6:57 PM, by

Whether you are an Active Directory novice or an experienced IT professional, enroll in my upcoming free online course for step-by-step instructions and industry best practices for Active Directory management. These sessions are also a great way to get ready for Exam 70-742. Note: These webinars cover only 3 out of 5 topics for Microsoft […]

Knowledgebase: In-place Upgrading Domain Controllers to Windows Server 2019 while still using NTFRS breaks SYSVOL Replication and DSLocator

Written on April 10, 2019 at 1:29 PM, by

In a domain that is configured to use the File Replication Service, the SYSVOL folder is not shared after you in-place upgrade a Windows Server 2019-based Domain Controller from an earlier version of Windows. Until this directory is shared, Domain Controllers do not respond to DCLOCATOR requests for LDAP, Kerberos, and other Domain Controller workloads. […]

Exchange migration “Couldn’t switch the mailbox into Sync Source mode”

Written on April 8, 2019 at 10:00 AM, by

The issue During one of my Exchange Online migration projects I encountered the following error on several mailboxes: “Message : Error: Couldn’t switch the mailbox into Sync Source mode. This could be because of one of the following reasons: Another administrator is currently moving the mailbox. The mailbox is locked. The Microsoft Exchange Mailbox Replication […]

What’s New in Azure Active Directory for March 2019

Written on April 3, 2019 at 7:44 AM, by

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, Microsoft communicated the following planned, new and changed functionality for Azure Active Directory for March 2019:          What’s Planned Updates to condition evaluation by Exchange […]

Veeam Backup for Office 365 now offers support for the Baseline Policy ‘Require MFA for Admins’

Written on April 2, 2019 at 8:16 PM, by

Today’s release of version 3.0.0.422 of Veeam Backup for Office 365 (VBO) offers many new features and benefits, but none as significant as the ability to use multi-factor authentication for the admin account when configuring and reconfiguring VBO. Let me explain why.        Azure AD Privileged access, today Microsoft is working hard to further harden […]

The state of Azure AD PowerShell today

Written on March 28, 2019 at 5:27 PM, by

Currently, there’s four Windows PowerShell modules to manage settings and objects in Microsoft’s Azure Active Directory: MSOnline AzureAD AzureADPreview AzureAD.Standard.Preview   MSOnline The MSOnline Module, with its *-MSOL* cmdlets, was the first Windows PowerShell Module for Azure Active Directory. It started life as a PowerShell Module to manage all Microsoft Online Services, hence the name. […]

I’m speaking at WinDays 19

Written on March 21, 2019 at 12:14 PM, by

This April, I’m returning to Croatia to speak at WinDays 19 at the Šibenik Convention Center, part of Amadria Park. It’s been almost 2 years since I delivered a presentation in Croatia and it feels great to appear on the schedule for Windows 19 Technology, again.         About WinDays WinDays is the leading Croatian business […]

I’m a 2019 VMware vExpert

Written on March 7, 2019 at 9:07 PM, by

I’m proud to announce I am a 2019 VMware vExpert. Deji Akomolafe’s invitation to join the stage with him for VMworld early last year sparked my interest in VMware’s product. After presenting several sessions at both 2018 VMworld events with Matt Liebowitz and Deji, I walked away with much more knowledge of how Active Directory […]

The DirTeam.com / ActiveDir.org Weblogs feature on Feedspot’s Top 50 Azure Blogs

Written on March 5, 2019 at 9:20 AM, by

Last week, we received a message from Anuj Agarwal congratulating us being selected by Feedspot’s panelists as one of the Top 50 Microsoft Azure Blogs and Websites To Follow in 2019. We feel honored.              About Feedspot Feedspot is an internet-based service for content reading. Feedspot lets you read all your favorite blogs and websites […]