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Microsoft Windows Server 2016

Passing Microsoft Exam 70-742: Identity with Windows Server 2016

Written on October 4, 2018 at 12:39 PM, by

There is a good and free way to prepare for Microsoft exam 70-742: Identity with Windows Server 2016. In the past years, I conducted webinars that can serve as a primer on Active Directory. They are not and were never intended as the sole sources of preparation for the exam. Instead, I hope you conceived […]

I’m presenting an Active Directory 101 course with Netwrix

Written on August 24, 2018 at 10:59 PM, by

I know from my own experience – the importance of Active Directory and its security can never be overestimated. So, I’ve teamed up with Netwrix to bring you an easy yet extensive update for your knowledge of Active Directory management and security principles. Therefore, this September, I’m hosting three consecutive webinars on Active Directory Domain […]

Windows Server 2016’s February 2018 Quality Update fixes empty Attribute value in EventID 5136 for Directory Services Changes

Written on February 23, 2018 at 1:33 PM, by

Windows Server 2016’s February 2018’s Cumulative Quality Update, bringing the OS version to 14393.2097, offers a fix you might be experiencing with empty values for Attribute in EventID 5136 for Directory Services Changes on Windows Server 2016-based Active Directory Domain Controllers.   About Windows Server 2016 Updates Microsoft issues two major updates each month for […]

Hybrid Identity features per Active Directory Domain Services Domain Controller Operating System, Domain Functional Level, Forest Functional Level and Schema version

Written on February 12, 2018 at 1:54 PM, by

Most Microsoft-based Hybrid Identity implementations use Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) Servers, Web Application Proxies and Azure AD Connect installations. These components have requirements of Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in terms of the schema, the Windows Server versions on the Domain Controllers an organization runs, the Domain Functional Level (DFL) and the […]

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 […]

Use your F5 BIG-IP Appliance as Full-Fledged AD FS Web Application Proxy

Written on January 3, 2018 at 7:40 PM, by

With the release of version 13.1 of its BIG-IP software, F5 Networks enables you to make your F5 BIG-IP series appliances and F5 Virtual Edition (VE) appliances to act as ful-fledged Web Application Proxies in combination with Windows Server 2012 R2 and/or Windows Server 2016-based Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) Servers using MS-ADFSPIP. About […]

Identity-related sessions at Microsoft Ignite 2017 in Orlando

Written on August 21, 2017 at 3:04 PM, by

Microsoft Ignite 2017 North America in Orlando is only a few weeks away and many of us have begun filling their session builder with interesting sessions, corresponding to their interests and knowledge. I decided to compile a list of the Active Directory, Azure Active Directory, Graph, Group Policy  and Enterprise Mobility + Security (EM+S) related […]

Important Update for Active Directory Federation Services (MS17-019, KB4010320, CVE-2017-0043)

Written on March 14, 2017 at 11:43 PM, by

Today, for its March 2017 Patch Tuesday, Microsoft released an important security update for Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS). The security update addresses a vulnerability that could allow information disclosure if an attacker sends a specially crafted request to an ADFS server, allowing the attacker to read sensitive information about the target system..   […]

Would you like to manage AD FS on Windows Server 2016, too? No problem!

Written on December 24, 2016 at 10:05 AM, by

Yesterday, I blogged on the entirely new Management Pack for Active Directory Domain Services on Windows Server 2016. What I didn’t notice, until now, is that a management pack for Active Directory Federation Services is also available,   About the AD FS MP The Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) Management Pack provides both proactive […]