Active Directory-related sessions at VMware VMworld 2020

VMware’s VMworld 2020 event kicks off in one week. For 2020, VMworld is organized differently to align with the new reality. Instead of multiple VMworld events, one virtual VMworld event is organized. This VMworld 2020  ‘Online Around the Globe’ event is held from September 29th to October 1st, 2020. The big advantage for you, is … Continue reading "Active Directory-related sessions at VMware VMworld 2020"

We’re presenting ‘Ignite Untold’, the Dutch Community live stream supporting Microsoft Ignite 2020

Next to offering answers to your questions in seven Ask the Experts sessions at Microsoft Ignite 2020, Raymond Comvalius, Barbara Forbes and I will also present the Dutch Community live stream for Microsoft Ignite 2020.   About Microsoft Ignite Ignite is Microsoft’s yearly event for IT Professionals and developers. At Microsoft Ignite they connect with … Continue reading "We’re presenting ‘Ignite Untold’, the Dutch Community live stream supporting Microsoft Ignite 2020"

HOWTO: Attach a previously sync’ed Azure AD Tenant to a new AD Forest

This week, I was contacted by an organization who were in the process of starting anew with Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS). The old Active Directory forest was too … old, basically. It showed signs of problems around attribute integrity, schema extension bloat and delegation defaults from the 00’s. The challenge I assisted with, … Continue reading "HOWTO: Attach a previously sync’ed Azure AD Tenant to a new AD Forest"

TODO: Migrate off the ‘Skip multi-factor authentication for requests from federated users on my intranet’ settings

Trying to get rid of the PhoneFactor remnants in my Azure AD tenant, I’ve already shown hot to move from per-user MFA to Conditional Access, Move from MFA Trusted IPs to Conditional Access Named Locations and to move from the ‘Allow users to remember multi-factor authentication on devices they trust’ option to Conditional Access. Today … Continue reading "TODO: Migrate off the ‘Skip multi-factor authentication for requests from federated users on my intranet’ settings"

Identity-related sessions at Microsoft Ignite 2020

Microsoft’s Ignite 2020 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 in New Orleans, LA, a virtual Ignite event is organized from September 22nd to September 24th, … Continue reading "Identity-related sessions at Microsoft Ignite 2020"

I’m speaking at VMware VMworld 2020

I’m pleased to announce that I will be delivering a 1-hour break-out session with Deji Akomolafe, Staff Solutions Architect at VMware and Matt Liebowitz, Staff Architect at VMware, at VMware VMworld 2020 on September 29th – October 1st, 2020.   About VMware VMworld VMworld is a global conference for virtualization and cloud computing, hosted by … Continue reading "I’m speaking at VMware VMworld 2020"

Fun with Veeam’s Active Directory Explorer’s LDAP Filter

Being serious about Disaster Recovery means taking into account events like 9/11. Being serious about Active Directory means being serious about Backup and Restore. But… All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. That’s why sometimes you need to have a little fun. For fun times’ sake, let’s look at the LDAP Filter … Continue reading "Fun with Veeam’s Active Directory Explorer’s LDAP Filter"

I’m a Subject Matter Expert in seven Microsoft Ignite 2020 Ask the Experts sessions

I’m honored to be invited to Microsoft Ignite 2020 as a Subject Matter Expert (SME). I’ll be on call for six Ask the Experts sessions: ATE-DB168A Ask the Expert: Azure Active Directory: our vision and roadmap to help you secure remote access and boost employee productivity September 22nd 2020, 12:15PM – 12:45PM PDTSeptember 22nd 2020, … Continue reading "I’m a Subject Matter Expert in seven Microsoft Ignite 2020 Ask the Experts sessions"

An important update addresses a Spoofing Vulnerability in AD FS

Yesterday, for its September 2020 Patch Tuesday, Microsoft released an important security update for Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS). About the vulnerability A spoofing vulnerability exists when Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) on Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019 improperly handles multi-factor authentication requests. This vulnerability is described in detail in CVE-2020-0837. … Continue reading "An important update addresses a Spoofing Vulnerability in AD FS"

The September 2020 Patch Tuesday addresses five important vulnerabilities for Domain Controllers running as DNS Servers

When looking at the September 2020 Patch Tuesday today, I noticed five updates that specifically address vulnerabilities in DNS. Two of these vulnerabilities are specific to Domain Controllers running DNS Server, so this sparked my interest in these updates. DNS Server-related updates For Active Directory Domain Controllers acting as DNS Servers, the following vulnerabilities are … Continue reading "The September 2020 Patch Tuesday addresses five important vulnerabilities for Domain Controllers running as DNS Servers"