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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:

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. […]

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 […]