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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 / Weblogs ( 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:

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, […]

The Weblogs in 2018

Written on December 31, 2018 at 2:08 PM, by

Goodbye 2018! As we say goodbye to yet another calendar year, we’re sharing our achievements for the past year. Pageviews and visits Throughout 2017, the / Weblogs served five and a half million pages. To be exact: we saw 5,609,225 pageviews. From a visitor point of view, this results in the following diagram: […]

What’s New in Azure Active Directory for December 2018

Written on December 27, 2018 at 12:57 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 December 2018:    What’s New Administrators can require users to accept a […]

Azure AD Connect version updates the non-standard connectors

Written on December 20, 2018 at 12:27 PM, by

Yesterday, Microsoft released a new version of Azure AD Connect, its free Hybrid Identity bridge product to synchronize objects and their attributes from on-premises Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) environments and LDAP v3-compatible directories to Azure Active Directory. What’s Fixed There is only one fix in version This build updates the non-standard connectors […]