Category Archives: Active Directory

Windows Server 2016’s April 2018 Quality Update brings three Active Directory Domain Services fixes

Windows Server 2016’s April 2018’s Cumulative Quality Update, bringing the OS version to 14393.2214, offers three fixes for issues you might be experiencing on Windows Server 2016-based Active Directory Domain Controllers.   About Windows Server 2016 Updates Microsoft issues two major updates each month for Windows Server 2016, as outlined in the Patching with Windows […]

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Azure AD Connect version 1.1.751.0 was released as a hotfix last week

Last week, Microsoft released Azure AD Connect version 1.1.751.0. 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 to Azure Active Directory is a HotFix release. This means it is not offered to organization running Azure AD Connect using the […]

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Active Directory Domain Controllers may not be in-place upgraded to Windows Server Insider Preview 17623

Last week, Microsoft introduced Windows Server Insider Preview version 17623, providing admins a preview on its upcoming Windows Server 2019 Long-term Servicing Channel (LTSC) release, scheduled for the second half of calendar year 2018. While Microsoft strongly urges to validate the in-place upgrade functionality of Windows Server 2019 from Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows […]

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Windows Server 2016’s March 2018 Quality Update brings two Active Directory Domain Services fixes

Windows Server 2016’s March 2018’s Cumulative Quality Update, bringing the OS version to 14393.2155, offers two fixes for issues you might be experiencing on Windows Server 2016-based Active Directory Domain Controllers.   About Windows Server 2016 Updates Microsoft issues two major updates each month for Windows Server 2016, as outlined in the Patching with Windows […]

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Azure AD Connect version 1.1.750.0 is now available for download

While Microsoft was steadily rolling out Azure AD Connect throughout the first half of March to organizations with automatically upgrading Azure AD Connect installations, an issue was discovered. The issue was fixed in Azure AD Connect version 1.1.750.0 and put through the same rollout pace as version 1.1.749.0 to land at automatically upgrading organizations. As […]

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Azure AD Connect Custom Settings vs Express Settings

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 LDAPv3-based identity platforms to Azure Active Directory. During installation, Azure AD Connect offers a choice. This is the first choice and also the most fundamental choice for Azure AD […]

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Azure AD Connect v1.1.749.0 adds Privacy and Security Controls

Last week, Microsoft released version 1.1.749.0 of Azure AD Connect, its free Hybrid Identity bridge product to synchronize objects and their attributes from on-premises Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) environments to Azure Active Directory. This version adds privacy controls, additional security controls, a wizard page for device write-back and other miscellaneous fixes.   What’s […]

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Windows Server 2016’s February 2018 Quality Update fixes empty Attribute value in EventID 5136 for Directory Services Changes

Windows Server 2016’s February 2018’s Cumulative Quality Update, bringing the OS version to 14393.2097, offers a fix you might be experiencing with empty values for Attribute in EventID 5136 for Directory Services Changes on Windows Server 2016-based Active Directory Domain Controllers.   About Windows Server 2016 Updates Microsoft issues two major updates each month for […]

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In-place upgrading an Active Directory Domain Controller to Windows Server build 17093 might fail

Last week, Microsoft announced the latest Windows Server Insider Preview build, nicknamed Build 17093, referencing its 10.0.17093.1000 version number. This Windows Server version was released to Windows Server Insiders on February 13, 2018.   About Windows Server Preview Build 17093 This build is a preview build of the next Semi-Annual Channel (SAC) release of Windows […]

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Hybrid Identity features per Active Directory Domain Services Domain Controller Operating System, Domain Functional Level, Forest Functional Level and Schema version

Most Microsoft-based Hybrid Identity implementations use Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) Servers, Web Application Proxies and Azure AD Connect installations. These components have requirements of Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in terms of the schema, the Windows Server versions on the Domain Controllers an organization runs, the Domain Functional Level (DFL) and the […]

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