Category Archives: Microsoft Windows Server 2016

HOWTO: Handle Windows Update on non-domain-joined Web Application Proxies

This entry is part 11 of 11 in the series Hardening Hybrid Identity

Most Microsoft-based Hybrid Identity implementations use Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) Servers, Web Application Proxies and Azure AD Connect installations. In this series, labeled Hardening Hybrid Identity, we’re looking at hardening these implementations, using recommended practices. In this part of the series, we’ll look at best practices to handle Windows activation on non-domain-joined Web […]

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On-premises Microsoft Identity-related updates and fixes for August 2019

Even though Microsoft’s Identity focus moves towards the cloud, they are not forgetting their on-premises roots. Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019 still receive updates. These are the updates and fixes we saw for August 2019:                      Windows Server 2016 We observed the following updates for Windows Server 2016: KB4512495 August 17, 2019 The […]

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HOWTO: Handle Windows Activation on non-domain-joined Web Application Proxies

This entry is part 10 of 11 in the series Hardening Hybrid Identity

Most Microsoft-based Hybrid Identity implementations use Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) Servers, Web Application Proxies and Azure AD Connect installations. In this series, labeled Hardening Hybrid Identity, we’re looking at hardening these implementations, using recommended practices. In this part of the series, we’ll look at best practices to handle Windows activation on non-domain-joined Web […]

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On-premises Microsoft Identity-related updates and fixes for July 2019

Even though Microsoft’s Identity focus moves towards the cloud, they are not forgetting their on-premises roots. Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019 still receive updates. These are the updates and fixes we saw for July 2019:                     Windows Server 2016 We observed the following updates for Windows Server 2016: KB4507459 July 16, 2019 The […]

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On-premises Microsoft Identity-related updates and fixes for June 2019

Even though Microsoft’s Identity focus moves towards the cloud, they are not forgetting their on-premises roots. Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019 still receive updates. These are the updates and fixes we saw for June 2019:                     Windows Server 2016 We observed the following updates for Windows Server 2016: KB4509475 June 27, 2019 The […]

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On-premises Microsoft Identity-related updates and fixes for May 2019

Even though Microsoft’s Identity focus moves towards the cloud, they are not forgetting their on-premises roots. Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019 still receive updates. These are the updates and fixes we saw for May 2019:                   Windows Server 2016 We observed the following updates for Windows Server 2016: KB4499177 May 23, 2019 The […]

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On-premises Microsoft Identity-related updates and fixes for April 2019

Even though Microsoft’s Identity focus moves towards the cloud, they are not forgetting their on-premises roots. Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019 still receive updates. These are the updates and fixes we saw for April 2019:                      Windows Server 2016 We observed the following updates for Windows Server 2016: KB4493473 April 25, 2019 The […]

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I’m presenting my Active Directory 101 course with Netwrix again

Whether you are an Active Directory novice or an experienced IT professional, enroll in my upcoming free online course for step-by-step instructions and industry best practices for Active Directory management. These sessions are also a great way to get ready for Exam 70-742. Note:These webinars cover only 3 out of 5 topics for Microsoft exam […]

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Windows Server 2016’s February 2019 Quality Update fixes two Hybrid Identity issues

Windows Server 2016’s February 2019 Cumulative Quality Update, bringing the OS version to 14393.2828 , offers a fix for two authentication issues.        About Windows Server 2016 Updates Microsoft issues two major updates each month for Windows Server 2016, as outlined in the Patching with Windows Server 2016 blogpost. On the second Tuesday of each […]

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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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