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About: Sander Berkouwer

Sander Berkouwer is a Dutch IT Professional with over fifteen years of experience with projects in large IT environments. He is a contributing blogger at the DirTeam.com / ActiveDir.org Weblogs (dirteam.com) and the founder and owner of ServerCore.Net. Since 2009, Microsoft has awarded Sander with the Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award. Since 2016, Veeam has awarded Sander with the Veeam Vanguard award.

Recent Posts by Sander Berkouwer:

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]