Why Everyone’s talking about Hybrid Cloud Trust

In a world with both Active Directory and Azure AD, organizations have to make choices. It seems they can either stick with their proven Active Directory, or jump ahead to Azure AD. Luckily, there’s a third option. Using Azure AD Connect, organizations can have the best of the Active Directory and Azure AD worlds. The … Continue reading "Why Everyone’s talking about Hybrid Cloud Trust"

I’m co-presenting a session at Experts Live Netherlands 2022

Advertised as the biggest Microsoft IT Pro event in the Netherlands, Experts Live Netherlands will take place Friday September 30th, 2022 at Conference Center 1931 in Den Bosch. It’s a privilege to share the stage again with my buddy Raymond.   About Experts Live Experts Live is an independent platform for IT Professionals on Microsoft … Continue reading "I’m co-presenting a session at Experts Live Netherlands 2022"

KnowledgeBase: You experience Errors with EventID 33007 and 33008 when people try to use Azure AD Self-service Password Reset

Azure AD Connect can configure a lot of the requirements it needs automatically. One of the things it can configure for you is the AD Connector account, the account that is used to read and write into Active Directory. However, Azure AD Connect also provides PowerShell cmdlets to configure and secure AD Connector accounts of … Continue reading "KnowledgeBase: You experience Errors with EventID 33007 and 33008 when people try to use Azure AD Self-service Password Reset"

KnowledgeBase: You can’t use the AzureADKerberos PowerShell Module on Azure AD Connect installations in a custom installation location

During the installation of Azure AD Connect, you can select the option to use an alternative location. In this case, the Microsoft Azure AD Sync folder is stored in the alternative location, but the Microsoft Azure AD Connect folder isn’t. The situation When you work with Hybrid Cloud Trust, you need the AzureAdKerberos PowerShell module. … Continue reading "KnowledgeBase: You can’t use the AzureADKerberos PowerShell Module on Azure AD Connect installations in a custom installation location"

Azure AD Connect v2.1.16.0 ensures Automatic Upgrades are possible

Ever since Microsoft announced the deprecation of Azure AD Connect version 1.x, many organizations have migrated to Azure AD Connect v2.x. However, one of the big features that have been missing from version 2.x is the ability to automatically upgrade to newer versions. Azure AD Connect v2.1.15.0 was the first v2.x to be announced with … Continue reading "Azure AD Connect v2.1.16.0 ensures Automatic Upgrades are possible"

Azure AD Connect v.2.1.15.0 is the first v2.x version to offer an Automatic Upgrade (and other features)

Ever since Microsoft announced the deprecation of Azure AD Connect version 1.x, many organizations have migrated to Azure AD Connect v2.x. However, one of the big features that have been missing from version 2.x is the ability to automatically upgrade to newer versions. Azure AD Connect v2.1.15.0 is the first v2.x that is announced with … Continue reading "Azure AD Connect v.2.1.15.0 is the first v2.x version to offer an Automatic Upgrade (and other features)"

TODO: Configure Azure AD Connect Health email notifications to continue to receive notifications when synchronization errors occur

Admins who are using Azure AD Connect are currently receiving email notifications when there are synchronization errors in the Azure AD Connect synchronization process. However, after mid-June 2022, admins who have not enabled Azure AD Connect Health email notifications will no longer receive synchronization error notification emails for their tenants. Microsoft has migrated this functionality … Continue reading "TODO: Configure Azure AD Connect Health email notifications to continue to receive notifications when synchronization errors occur"

Azure AD Connect v2.1.1.0 fixes a database corruption issue

Yesterday, Microsoft released an update to Azure AD Connect v2.x. that fixes two issues: v2.1.1.0. Note:None of the Azure AD Connect v2.x releases are released for automatic upgrade. Manual upgrades are required to gain the new functionality and security levels once you're on the Azure AD Connect v2 path. Note:Azure AD Connect v1.x releases will … Continue reading "Azure AD Connect v2.1.1.0 fixes a database corruption issue"

You’re invited to the IT-University Masterclass – Why everything you did with Azure AD Connect turns out to be wrong

On March 7th, 2022, I will be presenting a masterclass, together with Raymond Comvalius for IT-University.nl. Dutch Raymond and I will be presenting on a topic that is close to my heart: Azure AD Connect. Roughly 35 million organizations worldwide use Azure AD and many of these organizations use Azure AD Connect. In this session, … Continue reading "You’re invited to the IT-University Masterclass – Why everything you did with Azure AD Connect turns out to be wrong"

Microsoft is retiring Azure AD Connect v2.x versions 12 months from the date they are superseded by a newer version

Microsoft will begin retiring past versions of Azure AD Connect version 2.x 12 months from the date they are superseded by a newer version. This policy will go into effect on March 15th, 2023, when Microsoft will retire all versions that are superseded by a newer version on March 15th, 2022. The following Azure AD … Continue reading "Microsoft is retiring Azure AD Connect v2.x versions 12 months from the date they are superseded by a newer version"