Even though Microsoft’s Identity focus moves towards the cloud, they are not forgetting their on-premises roots. Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019 still receive updates. These are the updates and fixes we saw for April 2019: Windows Server 2016 We observed the following updates for Windows Server 2016: KB4493473 April 25, 2019 The … Continue reading "On-premises Microsoft Identity-related updates and fixes for April 2019"
The new Active Directory Administration Cookbook is now available. [Packt] [Amazon] [Tomlinsons] [Fnac] [Lehmanns] [ManagementBoek] For the last seven months, I worked with Packt Publishing to write the fourteen chapters in this 620-page book, containing all the essential howtos and their gotchas for managing both on-premises Active Directory and Azure AD. It has been an … Continue reading "Get your copy of the Active Directory Administration Cookbook today"
Whether you are an Active Directory novice or an experienced IT professional, enroll in my upcoming free online course for step-by-step instructions and industry best practices for Active Directory management. These sessions are also a great way to get ready for Exam 70-742. Note: These webinars cover only 3 out of 5 topics for Microsoft … Continue reading "I’m presenting my Active Directory 101 course with Netwrix again"
In a domain that is configured to use the File Replication Service, the SYSVOL folder is not shared after you in-place upgrade a Windows Server 2019-based Domain Controller from an earlier version of Windows. Until this directory is shared, Domain Controllers do not respond to DCLOCATOR requests for LDAP, Kerberos, and other Domain Controller workloads. … Continue reading "Knowledgebase: In-place Upgrading Domain Controllers to Windows Server 2019 while still using NTFRS breaks SYSVOL Replication and DSLocator"
Windows Server 2019’s February 2019 Cumulative Quality Update, bringing the OS version to 17763316 , offers a fix for two authentication issues. About Windows Server 2019 Updates Microsoft issues two major updates each month for Windows Server 2019, as outlined in the Patching with Windows Server 2016 blogpost. On the second Tuesday of each … Continue reading "Windows Server 2019’s February 2019 Quality Update fixes two authentication issues"
Now, this is a story all about how our lives got flipped-turned upside downAnd I'd like to take a minute… Just sit right there… I'll tell you how our project planning got screwed by a bug. It’s all fun and games… Being on the front lines of identity and access management technology is fun. … Continue reading "The story behind our found, reported and fixed issue with Domain Controller Promotions for new domains"
There is no Windows Server 2019 Forest Functional Level (FFL) or Windows Server 2019 Domain Functional Level (DFL) in Microsoft Windows Server’s Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS). Impact The unavailability of the Windows Server 2019 Forest Functional Level (FFL) and Windows Server 2019 Domain Functional Level (DFL) has the following impact: There are, … Continue reading "KnowledgeBase: The Windows Server 2019 Active Directory DFL and FFL do not exist"
Today, Microsoft rereleased Windows Server 2019 build 10.0.17763.1 to Volume License customers and MSDN subscribers. Downloads from its Evaluation Center and Azure IaaS-based virtual machines running Windows Server 2019 are on the horizon. The following four downloads of Windows Server 2019 are now available: Windows Server 2019 Essentials Windows Server 2019 Windows Server 2019 Language … Continue reading "Important issues in Windows Server 2019 build 10.0.17763.1 (Release Notes)"
Last week, Microsoft introduced Windows Server Insider Preview version 17623, providing admins a preview on its upcoming Windows Server 2019 Long-term Servicing Channel (LTSC) release, scheduled for the second half of calendar year 2018. While Microsoft strongly urges to validate the in-place upgrade functionality of Windows Server 2019 from Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows … Continue reading "Active Directory Domain Controllers may not be in-place upgraded to Windows Server Insider Preview 17623"