Adding an AD FS Server to an existing Farm using Azure AD Connect

Setting up an AD FS Farm with Azure AD Connect is easy when you use Azure AD Connect. Its configuration wizard is able to configure all the required AD FS settings and Web Application Proxy settings on two domain-joined servers you point the wizard to. This begs the question: How do you extend the AD … Continue reading "Adding an AD FS Server to an existing Farm using Azure AD Connect"

Setting up Hybrid Identity with AD FS through Azure AD Connect

When Active Directory on-premises and Azure AD work together, it’s called Hybrid Identity. Hybrid Identity is relatively easy to setup, when you use the Express Settings for Azure AD Connect. However, setting up Hybrid Identity with Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) is not that hard either. I’ll show you how to achieve this goal … Continue reading "Setting up Hybrid Identity with AD FS through Azure AD Connect"

Azure AD Connect version 1.6.2.4 defaults to the v2 endpoint and adds support for Selective Password Hash Synchronization

It’s time for a new version of Azure AD Connect to incorporate Microsoft’s lessons learned and distribute the fixes Microsoft made to the larger public. Last Friday, Microsoft released the first version in the 1.6 branch of Azure AD Connect: v1.6.2.4 Azure AD Connect is Microsoft’s free Hybrid Identity bridge product to synchronize objects and … Continue reading "Azure AD Connect version 1.6.2.4 defaults to the v2 endpoint and adds support for Selective Password Hash Synchronization"

New versions of ADFind and ADMod are now available

Joe Richards has published new versions of his independent ADFind and ADMod tools. Long before Windows Server came with Windows PowerShell, Joe published the first versions of these tools. Now, the latest versions are here for you to enjoy. About Joe Richards Joe Richards currently works as Enterprise Technical Expert CyberSecurity InfoSec Identity and Directory … Continue reading "New versions of ADFind and ADMod are now available"

How Hot Patch for Windows Server Azure Edition helps secure Domain Controllers

At Microsoft Ignite 2021 Spring Edition, Microsoft introduces the Public Preview of Hot Patching for Windows Server Azure Edition. About hot patching for Windows Server Azure Edition Microsoft announced new capabilities at Microsoft Ignite 2021 Spring edition for Azure Automanage to simplify operations for Windows Server-based virtual machines (VMs). Azure Automanage helps organizations to reduce … Continue reading "How Hot Patch for Windows Server Azure Edition helps secure Domain Controllers"

Two alternative ways to get started with Azure Active Directory

Microsoft offers a page that describes how to setup an Azure Active Directory tenant. However, I feel this way isn’t always the most obvious way to start with Azure Active Directory. In this blogpost, I’ll explain two alternative ways you can get started with your own Azure AD tenant, what you need per registration method … Continue reading "Two alternative ways to get started with Azure Active Directory"

Ten things you should know about Azure AD Connect Cloud Sync

Roughly a year ago, I wrote a blogpost on the ten things you need to know about Azure AD Connect Cloud Provisioning. At that time, the agent was in public preview. Today, I want to talk about the renamed product: Azure AD Connect Cloud Sync, because I feel there’s a couple of things you should … Continue reading "Ten things you should know about Azure AD Connect Cloud Sync"

Two improvements in VMware vSphere 7.0 Update 2 are welcome news for Microsoft-oriented Identity-focused admins

This week, VMware released vSphere 7.0 Update 2 on its 6-month release schedule for its vSphere product. It is available to download right away, both through VMware Customer Connect and from within vSphere Lifecycle Manager itself. What’s New In case you missed it, the key focus areas in which VMware is making investments in vSphere … Continue reading "Two improvements in VMware vSphere 7.0 Update 2 are welcome news for Microsoft-oriented Identity-focused admins"

The March 2021 Cumulative Update addresses seven Windows Server DNS vulnerabilities

Today, for its March 2021 Patch Tuesday, Microsoft released a security update that addresses seven vulnerabilities in DNS Servers running Windows Server: About the vulnerabilities The vulnerabilities are described as followed:    CVE-2021-26877 Windows DNS Server Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Critical A remote code execution vulnerability, identified as CVE-2021-26877, exists in Windows Domain Name System … Continue reading "The March 2021 Cumulative Update addresses seven Windows Server DNS vulnerabilities"

A Recap of Identity-related Announcements from Microsoft Ignite 2021 Spring Edition

Another Microsoft Ignite event comes to a close. Microsoft’s latest Ignite event was organized as a free digital event between Tuesday March 2nd and Thursday March 4th, 2021, labeled the 2021 Spring Edition. During Microsoft Ignite 2021 Spring Edition, Microsoft made the following Identity-related announcements, next to the announcements on their monthly recurring release notes … Continue reading "A Recap of Identity-related Announcements from Microsoft Ignite 2021 Spring Edition"