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Windows Server 2016’s March 2018 Quality Update brings two Active Directory Domain Services fixes

Written on March 26, 2018 at 7:51 AM, by

Windows Server 2016’s March 2018’s Cumulative Quality Update, bringing the OS version to 14393.2155, offers two fixes for issues you might be experiencing on Windows Server 2016-based Active Directory Domain Controllers.   About Windows Server 2016 Updates Microsoft issues two major updates each month for Windows Server 2016, as outlined in the Patching with Windows […]

Azure AD Connect version 1.1.750.0 is now available for download

Written on March 24, 2018 at 3:38 PM, by

While Microsoft was steadily rolling out Azure AD Connect throughout the first half of March to organizations with automatically upgrading Azure AD Connect installations, an issue was discovered. The issue was fixed in Azure AD Connect version 1.1.750.0 and put through the same rollout pace as version 1.1.749.0 to land at automatically upgrading organizations. As […]

Azure AD Connect Custom Settings vs Express Settings

Written on March 23, 2018 at 2:02 PM, by

Azure AD Connect is Microsoft’s free Hybrid Identity bridge product to synchronize objects and their attributes from on-premises Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) environments and LDAPv3-based identity platforms to Azure Active Directory. During installation, Azure AD Connect offers a choice. This is the first choice and also the most fundamental choice for Azure AD […]

Pro Tip! Use the claim rules from ADFSHelp for your ‘Office 365 Identity Platform’ Relying Party Trust

Written on March 21, 2018 at 3:39 PM, by

Whenever I talk about the claim rules in Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) for the ‘Office 365 Identity Platform’ Relying Party Trust (RPT), between the on-premises AD FS implementation and Azure AD, I get the following question: How do we manually set up the advanced claim rules that Azure AD Connect configures automatically? Let’s […]

KnowledgeBase: You receive error 801c0003 when you try to Azure AD Join a device during the Out-of-the-Box Experience (OOBE)

Written on March 20, 2018 at 9:28 PM, by

Sometimes, error codes for Microsoft products and technologies are really straightforward. Especially in situations where you have limited to no troubleshooting options, like the Windows Out-of-the-Box Experience (OOBE), this might prove difficult to solve. Today, let’s look at one of the most common errors you might encounter when you try to Azure AD Join a […]

Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 3 offers great functionality

Written on March 19, 2018 at 2:34 PM, by

In many organizations, when a vendor releases an update to their product, no one bats an eye. However, when a new version is released, suddenly, everything must change. On one hand we’re seeing massive breaches due to this budgeting, political or time game, because organizations simply don’t install minor security updates. On the other hand, […]

I’m speaking at the Amsterdam Microsoft Tech Summit

Written on March 14, 2018 at 2:46 PM, by

As part of a global series of events, on Wednesday March 28 and Thursday March 30, Microsoft hosts the Tech Summit in the Amsterdam RAI. Since, from a global point of view, this event takes place in my backyard, I’ll be there as an Ask the Expert, together with many of my Dutch MVP peers. […]

I am a 2018 Veeam Vanguard

Written on March 6, 2018 at 5:02 PM, by

This morning, I received an e-mail from Rick Vanover from Veeam congratulating me with being selected for the 2018 Veeam Vanguard Program by the Veeam Vanguard team. For me, it means I successfully renewed my previous 2 Veeam Vanguard Awards, dating back to 2016. I still remain one of the three Dutch Veeam Vanguards, together […]

Starting with Terraform, Windows and Azure Part 3

Written on March 2, 2018 at 11:20 AM, by

In the last two posts we got our local toolset going. Now it is time to make sure you can actually connect to your Azure tenant with Terraform. This assumes you have access to an Azure Tennant already. If you don’t then it is really easy to get started with you own Azure Tennant and […]

Azure AD Connect v1.1.749.0 adds Privacy and Security Controls

Written on March 1, 2018 at 10:28 AM, by

Last week, Microsoft released version 1.1.749.0 of Azure AD Connect, its free Hybrid Identity bridge product to synchronize objects and their attributes from on-premises Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) environments to Azure Active Directory. This version adds privacy controls, additional security controls, a wizard page for device write-back and other miscellaneous fixes.   What’s […]