I’m a 2021 Veeam Vanguard

Today, I received an e-mail from Nikola Pejková from Veeam congratulating me with being selected for the 2021 Veeam Vanguard Program by the Veeam Vanguard team. For me, it means I successfully renewed my previous five Veeam Vanguard Awards, dating back to 2016. The Veeam Vanguard program provided a different experience in 2020, but it … Continue reading "I’m a 2021 Veeam Vanguard"

Older versions of Azure AD Connect will be retired on February 29th, 2024

If you are using an older version of Azure AD Connect, you might want to consider upgrading it. Yesterday, Microsoft published new information on changes to come. The Azure AD Connect product team is constantly making updates to Azure AD Connect Sync to ensure optimal security and performance of organizations’ synchronization processes. Therefore, Microsoft retires … Continue reading "Older versions of Azure AD Connect will be retired on February 29th, 2024"

VMSA-2021-0002 updates for VMware ESXi and vCenter address multiple security vulnerabilities (CVE-2021-21972, CVE-2021-21973, CVE-2021-21974)

Yesterday, VMware released an update that addresses three vulnerabilities in its ESXi, vCenter Server and Cloud Foundation products: A remote code execution vulnerability in the vSphere Client (CVE-2021-21972) An SSRF vulnerability in the vSphere Client (CVE-2021-21973) An ESXi OpenSLP heap-overflow vulnerability (CVE-2021-21974) About the vulnerabilities Remote code execution vulnerability in the vSphere Client (CVE-2021-21972) The … Continue reading "VMSA-2021-0002 updates for VMware ESXi and vCenter address multiple security vulnerabilities (CVE-2021-21972, CVE-2021-21973, CVE-2021-21974)"

Identity-related sessions at Microsoft Ignite 2021 Spring Edition

Microsoft’s Ignite 2021 Spring event kicks off in one week. For 2020, Ignite is organized differently to align with the new reality. Microsoft has announced that they will organize virtual events only until July 2021. Instead of an in-person event, a virtual Ignite event is organized from Tuesday March 2nd to Thursday March 4th, 2021. … Continue reading "Identity-related sessions at Microsoft Ignite 2021 Spring Edition"

KnowledgeBase: You experience EventID 1699 on Domain Controllers targeted by Azure AD Connect

One of the issues you might encounter, when you misconfigure the delegated permissions for Azure AD Connect’s Active Directory connector account is events in your Domain Controllers’ event viewers every hour with event ID 1699. The situation You are using Azure AD Connect with Password Hash Synchronization as either the sign-in method to Azure AD … Continue reading "KnowledgeBase: You experience EventID 1699 on Domain Controllers targeted by Azure AD Connect"

How to solve Azure AD Connect synchronization errors for objects with adminCount attributes set to 1

Roughly a year ago, I shared how to properly delegate Directory permissions to Azure AD Connect service accounts. One of the issues you might encounter with those steps is that you privileged accounts and previously-privileged accounts might present permission-issue errors in Azure AD Connect’s Synchronization Service Manager: Initially, I didn’t include these accounts into the … Continue reading "How to solve Azure AD Connect synchronization errors for objects with adminCount attributes set to 1"

Windows Server 2022 Preview build 20292 is available for download

Microsoft is hard at work to deliver on the successor to Windows Server 2019. Dubbed Windows Server vNext and Windows Server 21H2, previously, Windows Server now has a more official name: Windows Server 2022. I took a look at Windows Server 2022 Preview build 20292.1, that was released on February 10th, 2021, and was compiled … Continue reading "Windows Server 2022 Preview build 20292 is available for download"

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 version 5b provides compatibility with Veeam Backup & Replication version 11

Late last month, we saw the release of version 5b of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365. Version 5b with build number 5.0.1.179 provides new functionality beyond the functionality provided by version 5a of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 (build number 5.0.0.1070). What’s New Here’s what’s new and enhanced in version 5b of Veeam … Continue reading "Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 version 5b provides compatibility with Veeam Backup & Replication version 11"

I'm a 2021 VMware vExpert

I’m proud to announce I am a 2021 VMware vExpert. This is my third vExpert award in a row. It’s an honor for me to be a part of the team driving Active Directory virtualization on VMware vSphere with Deji Akomolafe and Matt Liebowitz. Thank you!  About the VMware vExpert Program The VMware vExpert Program is VMware’s global evangelism … Continue reading "I'm a 2021 VMware vExpert"

Windows PKU2U Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability (CVE-2021-25195, Critical)

Yesterday, for its February 2021 Patch Tuesday, Microsoft released a critical security update for PKU2U. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2021-25195 and rated with CVSSv3.0 scores of 7.8/6.8.   About PKU2U Authentication PKU2U is a peer-to-peer authentication protocol. This setting prevents online identities from authenticating to domain-joined systems. Authentication will be centrally managed with Windows … Continue reading "Windows PKU2U Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability (CVE-2021-25195, Critical)"