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Windows Server 2019’s January 2019 Quality Update fixes the issue with Domain Controller Promotions for new domains

Written on January 24, 2019 at 7:27 PM, by

Windows Server 2019’s January 2019 Cumulative Quality Update, bringing the OS version to 17763.292 , offers a fix for the issue you might be experiencing on your Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019-based Domain Controllers.   About Windows Server 2019 Updates Microsoft issues two major updates each month for Windows Server 2019, as outlined […]

The DirTeam.com/ActiveDir.org Weblogs in 2017

Written on December 30, 2017 at 9:52 AM, by

Goodbye 2017! As we say goodbye to yet another calendar year, we’re sharing our achievements for the past year. Although we missed the beat last year, this year we’re stronger than ever with our analysis.   Pageviews and visits Throughout 2017, the DirTeam.com / ActiveDir.org Weblogs served four and a half million pages. To be […]

Moving from StartSSL to DigiCert

Written on March 2, 2017 at 11:39 AM, by

The DirTeam.com and ActiveDir.org Weblogs have relied on certificates from StartSSL, ever since we introduced the option to visit our website using SSL and TLS. One of the main reasons for choosing StartSSL was that their certificates are available for free. However, recent events have led to a distrust in the certificates issued by StartSSL. […]

The DirTeam.com / ActiveDir.org Weblogs now run on Azure

Written on October 13, 2016 at 3:14 PM, by

Previously, the DirTeam.com / ActiveDir.org Weblogs were hosted on a webserver made available by OGD in its Delft-based datacenter. The server hosting WordPress was situated behind a firewall and backed up off-site on a daily basis. This was a really luxurious situation to be in, and I even presented on the situation at TheDatacenterGroup’s partner event… and yet we […]

The DirTeam.com / ActiveDir.org Weblogs in 2015

Written on December 31, 2015 at 11:11 PM, by

Goodbye 2015! As we say goodbye to 2015, it is our custom to share the wonderful things the team behind the DirTeam.com / ActiveDir.org Weblogs have achieved. As we changed our underlying platform in December 2014, this year was our first full year on the platform and its accompanying analytics features.   Pageviews and visits […]

Surface Pro 3 Pen Button Windows 10 Bug

Written on September 10, 2015 at 3:50 PM, by

So I’ve got this lovely shiny Surface Pro 3. The Screen being al touchy, the OS being all Windows 10 Pro, and the pen button starting up the modern OneNote App. However, ,in windows 8.1 I had a choice between the modern App version and the Desktop version of OneNote. A quick review of the […]

Checking security protocols and ciphers on your Exchange servers

Written on June 7, 2015 at 8:22 PM, by

Microsoft states that Exchange 2010 and 2013 are secure out of the box. With this they mean that every traffic coming in and out of Exchange is one way or another encrypted with security protocols. Whether this is web traffic or specific for SMTP. Even IMAP and POP are enabled with mandatory encryption (although the […]

The DirTeam.com / ActiveDir.org Weblogs on Twitter

Written on January 1, 2015 at 9:37 AM, by

The DirTeam.com / ActiveDir.org Weblogs are the most active Active Directory-related blogging resource on the web, next to Microsofts own TechNet blogs. As mentioned in the previous blogpost, the topics and areas of information you, as our respected readers, read is diverse and ranges from Windows Server-specific configurations to Exchange Server load-balancing. This is just the way we like […]

I’m hosting three (sold-out) Windows Server 2012 R2 IT Camps with Daniel van Soest

Written on March 7, 2014 at 12:22 PM, by

Remember when I hosted a Microsoft Windows Server IT Camp with Tony Krijnen in December of 2012? Now, as part of my virtual Technical Evangelist (vTE) role within Microsoft Netherlands, I’m hosting IT Camps again. Last time, I had a good time and the pictures to show it. So, it should not come as a […]

Back from LyncConf 2014

Written on March 3, 2014 at 3:09 PM, by

Robin Gilijamse and I attended LyncConf 2014 in Las Vegas last February. We had a really good time attending parties from the UCArchitects and several other sponsers. We enjoyed some real American food an explored the strip a bit. The weather even permitted a dive in the Resort pool and we generally had a really, […]