Category Archives: Active Directory

Passing Microsoft Exam 70-742: Identity with Windows Server 2016

There is a good and free way to prepare for Microsoft exam 70-742: Identity with Windows Server 2016. In the past years, I conducted webinars that can serve as a primer on Active Directory in terms of forests, domains, trusts, security and on Group Policy. They are not and were never intended as the sole […]

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The video for ‘Virtualizing Active Directory the Right Way’ from VMware’s VMworld 2018 US event is now available

In August, Matt Liebowitz and I presented a 60-minute breakout session during VMware’s VMworld US 2018 event at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Our presentation and demos were recorded. Both the stage, the slides and the screen of the demo machine were captured by the VMworld organization. If you were unable […]

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Identity-related sessions at Microsoft Ignite 2018 in Orlando

Microsoft Ignite 2018 North America in Orlando is only a few weeks away and many of us have begun filling their session builder with interesting sessions, corresponding to their interests and knowledge. I decided to compile a list of the Active Directory, Azure Active Directory and Enterprise Mobility + Security (EM+S) related sessions at Ignite […]

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Pictures of our Security session at Graafschap College

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, Raymond Comvalius and I were scheduled for an ‘Inspire Me’ session at Graafschap College last week. Our challenge was to inspire their High School students in their 3rd year for their future as systems administrators with information security. For me, this presentation followed on a flight from […]

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Pictures of VMware VMworld US 2018

Last week, I delivered three sessions at VMware’s VMworld US 2018 event in Las Vegas. As I was scheduled to present a full-day workshop on Sunday August 26th, I decided to fly in on Friday, so I’d have the entire Saturday to cope with the jetlag that accompanies crossing 9 time zones. My inbound flight […]

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Windows Server 2016’s August 2018 Quality Update brings several Active Directory fixes

Windows Server 2016’s July 2018’s Cumulative Quality Update, bringing the OS version to 14393.2457, offers a total of four fixes for issues you might be experiencing on your Windows Server 2016-based Domain Controllers and Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) Servers.    About Windows Server 2016 Updates Microsoft issues two major updates each month for […]

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I’m presenting an Active Directory 101 course with Netwrix

I know from my own experience – the importance of Active Directory and its security can never be overestimated. So, I’ve teamed up with Netwrix to bring you an easy yet extensive update for your knowledge of Active Directory management and security principles. Therefore, this September, I’m hosting three consecutive webinars on Active Directory Domain […]

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Azure AD Connect version 1.1.880.0 is now available

Last Friday, Microsoft released Azure AD Connect version 1.1.880.0. This release of 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 Directory.   What’s Fixed SQL Deadlock Issue The Azure AD Connect team fixed a bug […]

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KnowledgeBase: High CPU Usage for Azure AD Connect Health Sync Monitor with .NET Framework 4.7.2 Installed

Today, there is an issue in a component of Azure AD Connect version 1.1.819.0, Microsoft free Hybrid Identity bridge product, that enables you to synchronize objects and their attributes between your on-premises Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) environment(s) and Azure Active Directory. The Azure AD Connect Health Sync Monitor Service consumes lots of CPU. […]

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Windows Server 2016’s May 2018 Quality Update brings several Active Directory fixes

Windows Server 2016’s May 2018’s Cumulative Quality Update, bringing the OS version to 14393.2237, offers several fixes for issues you might be experiencing on Windows Server 2016-based Certification Authorities (CAs) and AD FS Servers.     About Windows Server 2016 Updates Microsoft issues two major updates each month for Windows Server 2016, as outlined in the […]

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