Category Archives: Azure Active Directory

Why installing Azure AD Connect on an Active Directory Domain Controller might not be the most brilliant of ideas

When you read through Azure AD Connect’s prerequisites page, you’ll notice that Microsoft supports installing Azure AD Connect on Active Directory Domain Controllers. While this would certainly be a helpful scenario for organizations with up to 50 user accounts, I would not recommend doing so. Note: Installing Azure AD Connect on a Read-only Domain Controller […]

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My Cybersecurity Talk interview with CQURE Academy is now available

Raymond Comvalius and I presented at the Nordic Infrastructure Conference (NICConf) in February of this year. Before our Azure AD B2C and Azure AD B2B session, we were interviewed by Paula Januszkiewicz for her CQURE Academy. Raymond’s interview for this series of CyberSecurity Talk has been available for some time. Yesterday CQURE Academy published my […]

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Azure AD Connect 1.1.614.0 offers a load of fixes and enhanced functionality

Yesterday, Microsoft released version 1.1.614.0 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.   What’s New Azure AD Connect Sync Azure AD Connect now features a Troubleshoot task in the Azure AD Connect wizard […]

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Azure AD Connect: objectGUID vs. mS-DS-ConsistencyGuid, Part 3

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Azure AD Connect: objectGUID vs. mS-DS-ConsistencyGuid

In the first part of this series, I’ve explained how Azure AD Connect version 1.1.553.0 and beyond allows you to switch from objectGUID to mS-DS-ConsistencyGuid as the source anchor attribute , the benefits of doing so and what you may and may not expect when you make the switch. Now that I’ve shown you the […]

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Azure AD Connect: objectGUID vs. mS-DS-ConsistencyGuid, Part 2

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Azure AD Connect: objectGUID vs. mS-DS-ConsistencyGuid

In the first part of this series, I’ve explained how Azure AD Connect version 1.1.553.0 and beyond allows you to switch from objectGUID to mS-DS-ConsistencyGuid as the source anchor attribute, the benefits of doing so and what you may and may not expect when you make the switch. In this second part, I’ll share the […]

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Identity-related sessions at Microsoft Ignite 2017 in Orlando

Microsoft Ignite 2017 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, Graph, Group Policy  and Enterprise Mobility + Security (EM+S) related […]

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Azure AD Connect 1.1.561.0 finalizes Automatic Upgrade scenario changes and the move to mS-DS-ConsistencyGuid

Yesterday, Microsoft released version 1,1.561.0 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 is hot on the heels of version 1.1.557.0, because it features some fixes for organization who recently made the […]

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Azure AD Connect: objectGUID vs. mS-DS-ConsistencyGuid, Part 1

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Azure AD Connect: objectGUID vs. mS-DS-ConsistencyGuid

The Azure AD Connect Team has decided to move Azure AD Connect’s default source anchor attribute in on-premises Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) environments from objectGUID to mS-DS-ConsistencyGuid for user objects in Azure AD Connect version 1.1.553.0, and up. When you’ve been using Azure AD Connect to synchronize objects between your on-premises Active Directory […]

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Azure AD Connect 1.1.557.0 is good news for highly-regulated and highly-secure organizations

Microsoft released version 1.1.557.0 yesterday, hot on the heels of last week’s important 1.1.553.0 release that for the first time fixed a critical security issue in Azure AD Connect. With new features for Azure Government cloud and Azure Germany available in this release, and PTA not automatically enabling PHS, this release is particularly appealing to […]

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Creating an MFA Provider when you have CSP or DreamSpark

Microsoft is working hard to migrate all management activities from the ‘classic’ Windows Azure Management website (manage.windowsazure.com) to the ‘new’ Azure Portal (portal.azure.com). Some of Microsoft’s new subscriptions, like its DreamSpark and CSP-style subscriptions, don’t offer access to the ‘classic’ Windows Azure Management website. But alas, some of the management tasks for implementing Multi-factor Authentication […]

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