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Get your copy of the Active Directory Administration Cookbook today

Written on May 6, 2019 at 10:14 AM, by

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 […]

What’s New in Azure Active Directory for April 2019

Written on May 3, 2019 at 2:04 PM, by

Azure Active Directory is Microsoft’s Identity Management-as-a-Service solution, offering seamless access, easy collaboration, efficiency in IT processes and improved security and compliance. In its Release Notes for Azure Active Directory, Microsoft communicated the following planned, new and changed functionality for Azure Active Directory for April 2019:               What’s New Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) entitlement […]

Azure AD Connect v1.3.20.0 offers the next level of identity synchronization

Written on May 1, 2019 at 6:34 PM, by

Last week, Microsoft released the long impending release of Azure AD Connect version 1.3.20.0 on the Azure AD Connect Version Release History page. 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 LDAP v3-compatible directories to Azure Active […]

I’m speaking at the 2019 Heliview IAM Congress

Written on April 29, 2019 at 9:29 PM, by

On May 9, 2019, Heliview Congresses and Training organizes an Identity and Access Management Congress. I’m delivering a 25-minute session on distributed identities, using Microsoft technologies.                 About Heliview Congresses and Training Heliview Congresses and Training Dutch offers managers and senior specialists a stage to share and consume knowledge in their field of expertise. Additionally, […]

Pictures of WinDays 19

Written on April 15, 2019 at 5:27 PM, by

In the first week of April, I traveled to Šibenik to deliver a session at WinDays 19 Technology. My trip started with a flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Zagreb’s new Franjo Tuđman Airport. I had reserved a car and drove it to Amadria Park in Šibenik, where I arrived around 8PM. I ran into […]

I’m presenting my Active Directory 101 course with Netwrix again

Written on April 11, 2019 at 6:57 PM, by

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 […]

Knowledgebase: In-place Upgrading Domain Controllers to Windows Server 2019 while still using NTFRS breaks SYSVOL Replication and DSLocator

Written on April 10, 2019 at 1:29 PM, by

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. […]

Exchange migration “Couldn’t switch the mailbox into Sync Source mode”

Written on April 8, 2019 at 10:00 AM, by

The issue During one of my Exchange Online migration projects I encountered the following error on several mailboxes: “Message : Error: Couldn’t switch the mailbox into Sync Source mode. This could be because of one of the following reasons: Another administrator is currently moving the mailbox. The mailbox is locked. The Microsoft Exchange Mailbox Replication […]

What’s New in Azure Active Directory for March 2019

Written on April 3, 2019 at 7:44 AM, by

Azure Active Directory is Microsoft’s Identity Management-as-a-Service solution, offering seamless access, easy collaboration, efficiency in IT processes and improved security and compliance. In its Release Notes for Azure Active Directory, Microsoft communicated the following planned, new and changed functionality for Azure Active Directory for March 2019:          What’s Planned Updates to condition evaluation by Exchange […]

Veeam Backup for Office 365 now offers support for the Baseline Policy ‘Require MFA for Admins’

Written on April 2, 2019 at 8:16 PM, by

Today’s release of version 3.0.0.422 of Veeam Backup for Office 365 (VBO) offers many new features and benefits, but none as significant as the ability to use multi-factor authentication for the admin account when configuring and reconfiguring VBO. Let me explain why.        Azure AD Privileged access, today Microsoft is working hard to further harden […]