Upgrade to Azure AD Connect 1.1.110.0 for your convenience

In the past two weeks, since the release and availability of Azure AD Connect version 1.1.105.0, several people reported issues with the new and overhauled Azure AD Connect 1.1.1y branch. The people of the Azure AD Connect team have listened and investigated these issues, cumulating to the release of Azure AD Connect version 1.1.110.0 last … Continue reading "Upgrade to Azure AD Connect 1.1.110.0 for your convenience"

Azure AD Connect 1.1.105.0 is here

Four issues have been identified with the below version of Azure AD Connect. Please upgrade to Azure AD Connect 1.1.110.0 instead of version 1.1.105.0. More information   This week, Microsoft released a new version of Azure AD Connect. While the previously reported releases for Azure AD Connect were minor versions in the 1.0.9x branch, this … Continue reading "Azure AD Connect 1.1.105.0 is here"

KnowledgeBase: Azure AD Connect hangs on the splash screen when installed on Windows Server 2008

After you jump through the hoops to install Azure AD Connect on Windows Server 2008, you might encounter some strange behavior when you first start Azure AD Connect. I know I did, and I worked with the product team to come to a solution. Of course, I’m sharing this solution here, before Microsoft fixes the … Continue reading "KnowledgeBase: Azure AD Connect hangs on the splash screen when installed on Windows Server 2008"

Five reasons why you don’t want Azure AD Connect on Windows Server 2008

Earlier this week, I wrote on installing Azure AD Connect on Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012. Today, I want to elaborate a bit on why I don’t recommend installing Azure AD Connect on Windows Server 2008, despite the many reasons you might have to think you want to.   … Continue reading "Five reasons why you don’t want Azure AD Connect on Windows Server 2008"

Azure AD Connect 1.0.9131 is here

Changes in Microsofts cloud portfolio can be fast. Six months ago, Azure AD Connect was still in preview, but today, Microsoft released a new version of Azure AD Account for a new month. Note: Known as the December 2015 update, this is a QFE release, a release based on Quick Fix Engineering, as opposed to … Continue reading "Azure AD Connect 1.0.9131 is here"

Installing Azure AD Connect on Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2 and 2012

In most projects, we set up a brand new Windows Server 2012 R2-installation, purely for Azure AD Connect and its underlying Azure AD Connect. For some reasons, however, you might install Azure AD Connect on Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012. Note: Installing Azure AD Connect is not supported on … Continue reading "Installing Azure AD Connect on Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2 and 2012"

Hashing password hashes in Azure AD Connect and Sync per scenario

Azure AD Connect is Microsoft’s solution to connect on-premises Windows Server Active Directory Domain Services implementations to an Azure Active Directory tenant. With Azure AD Connect and its underlying Azure AD Sync installation, Microsoft offers four authentication implementation scenarios: Password Sync Password Sync & Federation Password Sync & Azure AD Domain Services (currently in preview) … Continue reading "Hashing password hashes in Azure AD Connect and Sync per scenario"

I’ll be co-presenting two sessions at Experts Live 2015

As I’ve presented at Experts Live for a couple of years in a row, it should not come as a surprise that I’ve been picked as a speaker for Experts Live 2015. To keep the tradition alive, I’ve opted for co-presenting again, but this time with both a familiar face, and a new colleague from … Continue reading "I’ll be co-presenting two sessions at Experts Live 2015"

A new version of Azure AD Connect was released today

Today, Microsoft released a new version of Azure AD Connect and Azure AD Sync. This release brings new features to the table. I can only assume these features are welcome to many Azure AD Connect customers, since Azure AD Connect and Azure AD Sync pose some serious challenges for organizations using these solutions. Note: Known … Continue reading "A new version of Azure AD Connect was released today"

How the IDs for Azure AD Sync’s service accounts are created

Azure AD Connect is Microsoft’s latest tool to support your latest hybrid identity scenarios and synchronize object information from an on-premises Windows Server Active Directory environment to Azure Active Directory. One of its components is Azure AD Sync, responsible for the synchronization itself. Azure AD Connect became generally available on June 24, 2015. Azure AD … Continue reading "How the IDs for Azure AD Sync’s service accounts are created"