Author Archives: Sander Berkouwer

Sander Berkouwer is a Dutch IT Professional with over ten years of experience with projects in large IT environments. He is a contributing blogger at the DirTeam.com / ActiveDir.org Weblogs (blogs.dirteam.com) and the founder and owner of ServerCore.Net. Since 2009, Microsoft has awarded Sander with the Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award and since 2011 he works part-time as an IT Professionals Evangelist for Microsoft Netherlands.

Pictures of the Amsterdam Microsoft Tech Summit

The past two days, the Amsterdam RAI was the venue for Microsoft’s 2016-2017 Tech Summit. I attended this event as an expert, just like many of the other Dutch Microsoft MVPs who also received an invitation to staff. On Thursday May 23, I headed for the Amsterdam RAI. Expecting little, I was surprised to see […]

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Join me for the Amsterdam Microsoft Tech Summit

As part of a global series of events, on Thursday March 23 and Friday March 24, Microsofts 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. […]

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Branding your Hybrid Identity Solution, Part 6: The Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server User Portal

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Branding your Hybrid Identity Solution

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Branding your Hybrid Identity SolutionTo avoid service desk calls, you can implement Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server’s User Portal. Colleagues enrolled in Azure Multi-Factor Authentication can access this portal to change their phone number(s), change their verification method and/or enroll and/or remove devices with the Azure […]

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Join me for an Active Directory Backup and Recovery webinar, in cooperation with Veeam

This year, as a Veeam Vanguard, I’m hosting a series of three Active Directory Domain Services webinars, together with Timothy Dewin and hosted by Veeam. With the basics and most of the virtualization gotcha;s covered, on March 21, it’s time for the topic everyone has been waiting for: Backup and Recovery. It’s the last webinar […]

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Branding your Hybrid Identity Solution, Part 5: Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server’s AD FS Adapter implementation

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Branding your Hybrid Identity Solution

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Branding your Hybrid Identity SolutionOnce you’ve branded the Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) and Azure Active Directory pages, you might want to apply your corporate branding to the Active Directory Federation Services Adapter pertaining to your on-premises Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Server. For AD […]

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Important Update for Active Directory Federation Services (MS17-019, KB4010320, CVE-2017-0043)

Today, for its March 2017 Patch Tuesday, Microsoft released an important security update for Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS). The security update addresses a vulnerability that could allow information disclosure if an attacker sends a specially crafted request to an ADFS server, allowing the attacker to read sensitive information about the target system..   […]

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Critical Flaw in SMB1 could allow remote code execution on Active Directory Domain Controllers (MS17-010, KB4013389)

Today, for its March 2017 Patch Tuesday, Microsoft released a security update for supported versions of Windows Server offering File Sharing services using the Server Message Block (SMB) version 1.0 protocol. The security update addresses the vulnerabilities by correcting how SMBv1 handles specially crafted requests.   About the vulnerabilities The vulnerabilities that are fixed with […]

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Branding your Hybrid Identity Solution, Part 4: Active Directory Federation Services

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Branding your Hybrid Identity Solution

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Branding your Hybrid Identity SolutionActive Directory Federation Services (AD FS) plays a huge part in your Hybrid Identity implementation. For colleagues using their domain credentials on domain-joined devices located on-premises , through Kerberos, they gain Single Sign-On (SSO) access to web apps your organization uses. […]

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Branding your Hybrid Identity Solution, Part 3: Azure Active Directory

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Branding your Hybrid Identity Solution

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Branding your Hybrid Identity SolutionAs mentioned in the Introduction post to this series, we’ll try to achieve a unified and consistent experience for end-users when using our Hybrid Identity implementation. For many end-users the Azure Active Directory Logon Pages are their first entry into their […]

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Branding your Hybrid Identity Solution, Part 2: Recommendations

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Branding your Hybrid Identity Solution

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Branding your Hybrid Identity SolutionBefore we go applying changes to our Hybrid Identity implementation, I feel it’s a good time to discuss some of my recommendations for branding. These below five recommendations flow from my own personal experience branding the components of Hybrid Identity implementations. […]

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