Azure Active Directory now offers a 99,99% uptime SLA

As announced by Nadim Abdo on December 18th, 2020, Azure Active Directory has an updated public service level agreement (SLA) to promise 99.99% uptime per April 1st, 2021.   April Fools' joke? I deliberately didn’t share this news on April 1st, 2021, to make sure that people didn’t see the blogpost as an April Fools’ … Continue reading "Azure Active Directory now offers a 99,99% uptime SLA"

Azure AD Connect version 1.6.4.0 fixes a bug in the previous release

Twelve days after the release of Azure AD Connect version 1.6.2.4, the first release in the 1.6 branch, Microsoft has released version 1.6.4.0, fixing a bug in the 1.6.2.4 release.   What’s fixed This release fixes a bug in version 1.6.2.4 where, after upgrade to that release, the Azure AD Connect Health feature was not … Continue reading "Azure AD Connect version 1.6.4.0 fixes a bug in the previous release"

Microsoft 365 Backup in terms of your organization’s exit scenario

Organizations flocking to Microsoft 365 services like Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and Teams have many reasons to make this transition.   Reasons to transition to the Microsoft cloud Whether it’s upgrading the IT real estate to the 21st century, the desire to eliminate technical debt, avoiding the upfront cost of a renewed on-premises implementation, or … Continue reading "Microsoft 365 Backup in terms of your organization’s exit scenario"

Knowledgebase: Azure AD Connect Health Agents are not registered on Azure AD Connect installations running version 1.6.2.4

Version 1.6.2.4 of Azure AD Connect that was released just last week seems to have an issue with the Azure AD Connect Health agent.   The situation You intend to synchronize objects from one or more on-premises Active Directory Domain Services implementations to an Azure AD tenant. You install Azure AD Connect version 1.6.2.4 to … Continue reading "Knowledgebase: Azure AD Connect Health Agents are not registered on Azure AD Connect installations running version 1.6.2.4"

Four things you should know about Selective Password Hash Synchronization

In Azure AD Connect version 1.6.2.4, Microsoft introduced the Selective Password Hash Synchronization feature. Formerly, Azure AD Connect would apply Password Hash Synchronization to all objects in scope for synchronization. In Azure AD Connect version 1.6.2.4, and up, a subset of users can be specifically included or excluded to having their password hashes synchronized to … Continue reading "Four things you should know about Selective Password Hash Synchronization"

Adding an AD FS Server to an existing Farm using Azure AD Connect

Setting up an AD FS Farm with Azure AD Connect is easy when you use Azure AD Connect. Its configuration wizard is able to configure all the required AD FS settings and Web Application Proxy settings on two domain-joined servers you point the wizard to. This begs the question: How do you extend the AD … Continue reading "Adding an AD FS Server to an existing Farm using Azure AD Connect"

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"

Azure AD Connect version 1.6.2.4 defaults to the v2 endpoint and adds support for Selective Password Hash Synchronization

It’s time for a new version of Azure AD Connect to incorporate Microsoft’s lessons learned and distribute the fixes Microsoft made to the larger public. Last Friday, Microsoft released the first version in the 1.6 branch of Azure AD Connect: v1.6.2.4 Azure AD Connect is Microsoft’s free Hybrid Identity bridge product to synchronize objects and … Continue reading "Azure AD Connect version 1.6.2.4 defaults to the v2 endpoint and adds support for Selective Password Hash Synchronization"

New versions of ADFind and ADMod are now available

Joe Richards has published new versions of his independent ADFind and ADMod tools. Long before Windows Server came with Windows PowerShell, Joe published the first versions of these tools. Now, the latest versions are here for you to enjoy. About Joe Richards Joe Richards currently works as Enterprise Technical Expert CyberSecurity InfoSec Identity and Directory … Continue reading "New versions of ADFind and ADMod are now available"

How Hot Patch for Windows Server Azure Edition helps secure Domain Controllers

At Microsoft Ignite 2021 Spring Edition, Microsoft introduces the Public Preview of Hot Patching for Windows Server Azure Edition. About hot patching for Windows Server Azure Edition Microsoft announced new capabilities at Microsoft Ignite 2021 Spring edition for Azure Automanage to simplify operations for Windows Server-based virtual machines (VMs). Azure Automanage helps organizations to reduce … Continue reading "How Hot Patch for Windows Server Azure Edition helps secure Domain Controllers"