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HOWTO: Provide access to Employees Only in Azure AD

Azure Active Directory is extremely versatile and offers profound ways to share applications, data and functionality with people outside your organization. However, sometimes you don't want to share things with people outside your organization. Here's how.   The problem with All Users One of the first things you need to realize in Azure AD when […]

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Setting up Hybrid Identity with AD FS through Azure AD Connect

When Active Directory on-premises and Azure AD work together, it’s called Hybrid Identity. Hybrid Identity is relatively easy to setup, when you use the Express Settings for Azure AD Connect. However, setting up Hybrid Identity with Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) is not that hard either. I’ll show you how to achieve this goal […]

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The video of my presentation at IT Pro|Dev Connections is now available

IT Pro|Dev Connections is a conference organized by the largest Greek communities for everyone in the Computer and Information Technology industry. The content focuses on products, technologies and services that are "hot" or up and coming and provide valuable knowledge to the participants. On December 13th, 2020, I presented the following 50-minute session at the […]

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Windows Server 2019’s January 2019 Quality Update fixes the issue with Domain Controller Promotions for new domains

Windows Server 2019’s January 2019 Cumulative Quality Update, bringing the OS version to 17763.292 , offers a fix for the issue you might be experiencing on your Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019-based Domain Controllers.   About Windows Server 2019 Updates Microsoft issues two major updates each month for Windows Server 2019, as outlined […]

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Which version of ADMT is most appropriate for your migration scenario?

Microsoft has released various versions of the Active Directory Migration Tool (ADMT) in the last couple of years. With it, you can migrate user accounts and groups from one domain (the source domain) to an Active Directory target domain. However, when looking closer at the various versions of ADMT, you’ll notice that Microsoft has not […]

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I’m hosting three (sold-out) Windows Server 2012 R2 IT Camps with Daniel van Soest

Remember when I hosted a Microsoft Windows Server IT Camp with Tony Krijnen in December of 2012? Now, as part of my virtual Technical Evangelist (vTE) role within Microsoft Netherlands, I’m hosting IT Camps again. Last time, I had a good time and the pictures to show it. So, it should not come as a […]

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High Five! – 2013 MVP Directory Services

Today I received an e-mail message titled      “Congratulations 2013 Microsoft MVP!” This means I’ve been renewed for the fourth time. 2013 will be my fifth consecutive year as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in the Directory Services area, as I’ve been awarded on January 1, in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 before.

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Whitepaper on Server Core Remote Management

This page contains the following whitepaper:   Server Core Remote Management   How to be effective in remotely managing Server Core installations of Windows Server 2008

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Err.exe

Systems Administrators for Windows Servers know they can encounter strange errors within their event viewers. On Windows 2000 Server-based Domain Controllers especially you might encounter 3034 errors with MrxSmb as their source. Referring to KnowledgeBase Article 263142 you have to query the last byte in the data section to ntstatus.h and winerror.h. The KnowledgeBase Article advices […]

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