Category Archives: Active Directory

Azure AD Connect versions 1.1.484.0 and 1.1.486.0 offer great enhancements

Last Friday, Microsoft has released version 1.1.486.0 of its free Hybrid Identity bridge software product: Azure AD Connect. Together with the changes of the short-lived 1.1.484.0 version of this tool, many admins should get big smiles on their faces from the many enhancements made   What’s New Azure AD Connect sync Azure AD Connect Sync […]

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Whitepaper: What’s New in Active Directory Domain Services since Windows Server 2008 R2

The last couple of months, I have actively worked together with Veeam to profile their excellent Veeam Explorer for Active Directory and to help people get more out of their current investments in on-premises Active Directory Domain Services. One of the projects we’ve worked on is a whitepaper that details what’s new in Active Directory […]

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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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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 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 1: Introduction

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Branding your Hybrid Identity Solution

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Branding your Hybrid Identity SolutionMany organizations embrace the new reality of Hybrid Identity. For many of them, the increased level of security towards both on-premises resources and cloud services is the main reason to do so: Single sign-on (SSO) and multi-factor authentication (MFA) are two […]

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Azure AD Connect v1.1.443.0 is here

Microsoft released a new version of Azure AD Connect yesterday. It is dubbed the March 2017 release, but internally listens to version 1.1.443.0. It comes with an pretty long list of fixes and new features, to coincide with the General Availability (GA) of Azure AD Connect Health for Windows Server Active Directory last week:   […]

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Join me for an Active Directory and Virtualization 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. Now that we’ve got the basics covered in our Active Directory 101 session two weeks ago, It’s time to talk Active Directory virtualization on March 7, 2017. I’m very excited […]

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Join me for an Active Directory 101 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. The first webinar in the series is the Active Directory 101 webcast on February 21, 2017. I’m very excited for this session, because for me it is a way to […]

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Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server version 7.2.0.1 adds Oracle LDAP Support (among other features)

This morning, I received a notice of a new version of Microsoft’s on-premises Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server product. According to the release notes, this version includes a new feature, logging improvements and a bug fix that might plague your Azure Multi-Factor Authentication implementation.   What’s New Version 7.2.0.1 of the Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server adds […]

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