Field Notes: Azure Active Directory Connect – Express Installation

Integrating your on-premises directories with Azure Active Directory makes your users more productive by providing a common identity for accessing both cloud and on-premises resources.  Azure AD Connect is the Microsoft tool designed to meet and accomplish your hybrid identity goals.  It provides features such as password hash synchronization, pass-through authentication, federation integration, and health … Continue reading Field Notes: Azure Active Directory Connect – Express Installation

Field Notes: Access denied when removing Active Directory integrated DNS Zones

With Windows Server 2008 R2 reaching end of life in January 2020, many organizations have been migrating their workloads to Windows Server 2016 or newer.  This period is also an opportunity for some to decommission and consolidate domains to reduce complexities where possible.  I posted about an upgrade blocker when the File Replication Service is … Continue reading Field Notes: Access denied when removing Active Directory integrated DNS Zones

Field Notes: A quick tip on DFSR Automatic Recovery while you prepare for an AD domain upgrade

With Windows Server 2008 R2 reaching end of life in January 2020, many organizations have been migrating their workloads to Windows Server 2016 or newer.  Unfortunately with Active Directory (AD), an attempt to introduce a first Windows Server 2019 or version 1709 domain controller (DC) in a domain that still uses the File Replication Service … Continue reading Field Notes: A quick tip on DFSR Automatic Recovery while you prepare for an AD domain upgrade