Defender for Identity sensors will no longer be supported on Windows Server 2008 R2

Starting June 15 2022, Microsoft will no longer support Microsoft Defender for Identity sensors on servers running Windows Server 2008 R2. Microsoft recommends that admins identify any remaining domain controllers (DCs),  AD FS servers and AD FS Proxy servers that are still running Windows Server 2008 R2 as an operating system and make plans to … Continue reading "Defender for Identity sensors will no longer be supported on Windows Server 2008 R2"

HOWTO: Provide access to Employees Only in Azure AD

Azure Active Directory is extremely versatile and offers profound ways to share applications, data and functionality with people outside your organization. However, sometimes you don't want to share things with people outside your organization. Here's how.   The problem with All Users One of the first things you need to realize in Azure AD when … Continue reading "HOWTO: Provide access to Employees Only in Azure AD"

Setting up Hybrid Identity with AD FS through Azure AD Connect

When Active Directory on-premises and Azure AD work together, it’s called Hybrid Identity. Hybrid Identity is relatively easy to setup, when you use the Express Settings for Azure AD Connect. However, setting up Hybrid Identity with Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) is not that hard either. I’ll show you how to achieve this goal … Continue reading "Setting up Hybrid Identity with AD FS through Azure AD Connect"

The video of my presentation at IT Pro|Dev Connections is now available

IT Pro|Dev Connections is a conference organized by the largest Greek communities for everyone in the Computer and Information Technology industry. The content focuses on products, technologies and services that are "hot" or up and coming and provide valuable knowledge to the participants. On December 13th, 2020, I presented the following 50-minute session at the … Continue reading "The video of my presentation at IT Pro|Dev Connections is now available"

The DirTeam.com/ActiveDir.org Weblogs in 2020

Goodbye 2020! As we say goodbye to yet another calendar year, we’re sharing our achievements for the past year. Pageviews and visits Throughout 2020, the DirTeam.com / ActiveDir.org Weblogs served just shy of 12 million pages. To be exact, we saw 11,728,906 pageviews this calendar year. Top blogs Traditionally, at the end of the year … Continue reading "The DirTeam.com/ActiveDir.org Weblogs in 2020"

Exchange Online finally has plus addressing!

During the virtual Microsoft Ignite 2020, the Exchange Product Group announced the general availability of plus address support in Exchange Online. This has been a long request feature; I blogged about this in 2014 and Microsoft already announced it during Microsoft Ignite 2019. But now it's here! Considering enabling Plus Addressing And if your re-read … Continue reading "Exchange Online finally has plus addressing!"

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

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

The DirTeam.com/ActiveDir.org Weblogs in 2017

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 … Continue reading "The DirTeam.com/ActiveDir.org Weblogs in 2017"

Moving from StartSSL to DigiCert

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. … Continue reading "Moving from StartSSL to DigiCert"

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

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 … Continue reading "The DirTeam.com / ActiveDir.org Weblogs now run on Azure"