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Deprecation of older Azure AD Connect versions announced for November 1, 2020

Written on January 31, 2020 at 10:51 AM, by

This, week, the Azure AD Connect team made the following announcement on the Azure AD Connect: Version release history page: Starting on November 1st, 2020, we will begin implementing a deprecation process whereby versions of Azure AD Connect that were released more than 18 months ago will be deprecated. At that time we will begin […]

From the Field: The case of the unreachable forest on a domain-joined Azure AD Connect installation

Written on October 18, 2019 at 9:30 PM, by

Troubleshooting stories from the field are the best. That’s why I like writing them down. Although, sometimes they might appear as straight cases of schadenfreude, I feel there are lessons to be learned for anyone, if you’re willing to look closely and listen carefully. Last week I experienced an issue with Azure AD Connect at […]

Configuring Geo-Redundancy for AD FS on-premises with Azure Traffic Manager

Written on January 25, 2018 at 11:43 AM, by

Last week, I showed you how to perform a simple Hybrid Identity implementation with AD FS on-premises. While this scenario is easy and fast to deploy, it also has a couple of downsides. One of them is the risk of ‘AD FS Unavailability’ and the inability to authenticate to cloud resources when the on-premises environment […]

Performing a simple Hybrid Identity implementation with AD FS on-premises

Written on January 18, 2018 at 6:02 PM, by

In this blogpost, I’ll explain how to install and configure Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) and Azure AD Connect to achieve Hybrid Identity with Azure Active Directory, based on Windows Server 2016. The implementation outlined in this blogpost is relevant for one on-premises datacenter and an Active Directory Domain Services environment, consisting of one […]

New features in Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2012, Part 2: New Promotion Process

Written on September 3, 2012 at 6:59 AM, by

As I’ve mentioned in my overview post, earlier today, one of the new features of Windows Server 2012 is a new Domain Controller Promotion Tool. In this blogpost I’ll dive a little deeper on this statement.