The video of my session on Backing up and Restoring Virtual Domain Controllers for the Dutch Veeam User Group Meetup is now available

On Tuesday March 19th, I presented a 20-minute session on backing up and restoring virtual Domain Controllers as part of the Veeam User Group Netherlands Meetup. My goal was to offer four tips and tricks to get in to a zen state as an Active Directory admin when worrying about backing up and restoring virtual … Continue reading "The video of my session on Backing up and Restoring Virtual Domain Controllers for the Dutch Veeam User Group Meetup is now available"

On-premises Identity-related updates and fixes for March 2024

Even though Microsoft’s Identity focus moves towards the cloud, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019 and Windows Server 2022 still receive updates to improve the experiences and security of Microsoft’s on-premises powerhouses. This is the list of Identity-related updates and fixes we saw for March 2024:   Windows Server 2016 We observed the following update … Continue reading "On-premises Identity-related updates and fixes for March 2024"

DTAPR – Is it worthwhile to add a Ransomware Recovery environment?

Serious IT environments don't just have a test environment. They also have development, acceptance and/or production environments. 🤡 For applications, having a development, test, acceptance (on-premises) and/or staging (typically cloud) implementation or instance seems common. For infrastructure, however, it is not. The availability, confidentiality and integrity of many Active Directory environments needlessly suffer because of … Continue reading "DTAPR – Is it worthwhile to add a Ransomware Recovery environment?"

Some Domain Controllers may restart unexpectedly after applying the March 12, 2024 Updates

When installing updates, there is always the risk of rogue updates; updates that break functionality, unannounced, unexpected and unsettling. Microsoft is currently researching such a possible side-effect with the March 12, 2024 updates on Active Directory Domain Controllers.   About the issue Domain Controllers may reboot unexpectedly and keep rebooting. Admins are reporting ballooning memory … Continue reading "Some Domain Controllers may restart unexpectedly after applying the March 12, 2024 Updates"

I'm presenting at the Veeam User Group Netherlands meetup

As a recently awarded Veeam Vanguard and Veeam User Group Leader, I'm proud to announce that I will be presenting at Veeam User Group Netherlands' virtual meeting on March 19th, 2024.   About the Veeam User Group Netherlands Maurice Kevenaar, Jos Maliepaard and I run the Veeam User Group (VUG) Netherlands Dutch. Our goal as … Continue reading "I'm presenting at the Veeam User Group Netherlands meetup"

On-premises Identity-related updates and fixes for February 2024

Even though Microsoft’s Identity focus moves towards the cloud, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019 and Windows Server 2022 still receive updates to improve the experiences and security of Microsoft’s on-premises powerhouses. This is the list of Identity-related updates and fixes we saw for February 2024:   Windows Server 2016 We observed the following update … Continue reading "On-premises Identity-related updates and fixes for February 2024"

On-premises Identity-related updates and fixes for January 2024

Even though Microsoft’s Identity focus moves towards the cloud, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019 and Windows Server 2022 still receive updates to improve the experiences and security of Microsoft’s on-premises powerhouses. This is the list of Identity-related updates and fixes we saw for January 2024:   Windows Server 2016 We observed the following update … Continue reading "On-premises Identity-related updates and fixes for January 2024"

What's New in Microsoft Defender for Identity in December 2023

Microsoft Defender for Identity helps Active Directory admins defend against advanced persistent threats (APTs) targeting their Active Directory Domain Services infrastructures. It is a cloud-based service, where agents on Domain Controllers provide signals to Microsoft's Machine Learning (ML) algorithms to detect and report on attacks. Its dashboard allows Active Directory, AD FS, and Certification Authority … Continue reading "What's New in Microsoft Defender for Identity in December 2023"

On-premises Identity-related updates and fixes for December 2023

Even though Microsoft’s Identity focus moves towards the cloud, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019 and Windows Server 2022 still receive updates to improve the experiences and security of Microsoft’s on-premises powerhouses. This is the list of Identity-related updates and fixes we saw for December 2023:   Windows Server 2016 We observed the following update … Continue reading "On-premises Identity-related updates and fixes for December 2023"

On-premises Identity-related updates and fixes for November 2023

Even though Microsoft’s Identity focus moves towards the cloud, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019 and Windows Server 2022 still receive updates to improve the experiences and security of Microsoft’s on-premises powerhouses. This is the list of Identity-related updates and fixes we saw for November 2023:   Windows Server 2016 We observed the following update … Continue reading "On-premises Identity-related updates and fixes for November 2023"