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Installing Exchange 2019 on Windows 2019 Core

Written on February 21, 2019 at 8:00 PM, by

Under the Practical PowerShell flag, we’ve recently posted an instructional YouTube video showing the installation of Exchange Server 2019 on Windows Server 2019 Core. It’s light on PowerShell, but as it is Windows Server Core there is a lot of text screens 😉. The 12 minute video can be seen here, but be sure to […]

I am a 2019 Veeam Vanguard

Written on February 12, 2019 at 9:04 AM, by

Yesterday, I received an e-mail from Rick Vanover from Veeam congratulating me with being selected for the 2019 Veeam Vanguard Program by the Veeam Vanguard team. For me, it means I successfully renewed my previous three Veeam Vanguard Awards, dating back to 2016. I still remain one of the three Dutch Veeam Vanguards. I feel […]

What’s New in Azure Active Directory for January 2019

Written on January 31, 2019 at 12:53 PM, 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 new and changed functionality for Azure Active Directory for January 2019:   What’s New Active Directory B2B collaboration using one-time passcode […]

TOOL: My own Exchange Move Request Report script

Written on January 28, 2019 at 6:00 PM, by

As a consultant I do a lot of migrations or assist in them. In this case I wrote my own script for processing the information generated by the Mailbox Replication Service. This service is used in Microsoft Exchange on-premises and in the cloud for migrating the mailboxes between databases or environments. After multiple times doing […]

Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 4 is now available. Here’s how cool it is.

Written on January 28, 2019 at 9:28 AM, by

Veeam has made its Availability Suite 9.5 Update 4 available, after it was released to manufacturers (RTM) on December 28th, 2018. This update addresses several minor issues. However, it also add support for the latest and greatest that Veeam Vanguards and Veeam admins work with… and that’s cool!   Veeam Backup & Replication Veeam Backup […]

Windows Server 2019’s January 2019 Quality Update fixes the issue with Domain Controller Promotions for new domains

Written on January 24, 2019 at 7:27 PM, by

Windows Server 2019’s January 2019 Cumulative Quality Update, bringing the OS version to 17763.292 , offers a fix for the issue you might be experiencing on your Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019-based Domain Controllers.   About Windows Server 2019 Updates Microsoft issues two major updates each month for Windows Server 2019, as outlined […]

The mysterious case of a failed account recovery and orphaned mailbox

Written on January 14, 2019 at 11:25 AM, by

In this blogpost I want to address two real-life cases that I encountered in the same Microsoft Office 365 tenant. The reason why I address the two issues in this one blog is because the errors and steps to resolution, were identical for both issues. Background Information The issues occurred in a cloud-only tenant. The […]

The mysterious case of Azure Backup Agent not running its schedule

Written on January 9, 2019 at 6:47 PM, by

This blogpost addresses a real-life issue that I encountered when migrating virtual servers. To give an impression of the situation I will give some background information. Background information The case starts with a migration of an existing virtual environment. The goal of the customer was to leave their current solutions provider and transfer server management […]

HOWTO: Install CensorNet’s SMS PASSCODE AD FS Agent

Written on January 9, 2019 at 5:18 PM, by

Today, I had the pleasure of installing and configuring the AD FS Agent that is part of CensorNet’s SMS PASSCODE product., version 2018 (version 10). Here’s how to perform this task yourself.   About the Extensible Authentication Framework Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) offers the Extensible Authentication Framework (EAF). Leveraging this functionality, multi-factor authentication […]

KnowledgeBase: The Windows Server 2019 Active Directory DFL and FFL do not exist

Written on January 4, 2019 at 1:54 PM, by

There is no Windows Server 2019 Forest Functional Level (FFL) or Windows Server 2019 Domain Functional Level (DFL) in Microsoft Windows Server’s Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).   Impact The unavailability of the Windows Server 2019 Forest Functional Level (FFL) and Windows Server 2019 Domain Functional Level (DFL) has the following impact: There are, […]