Tag: Active Directory

Reference Architectures – Azure and Identity Management

Not so much of a blog post but more of an FYI to let you know that these reference architecture for Azure Identity Management (and other parts of Azure) exist. Identity Management – Reference Architecture […]

Azure AD Connect: User Realm Discovery Failed.

Recently I faced an issue with Azure AD Connect. The scenario: A Windows Server 2012 R2 box with direct access to the internet with Azure AD Connect installed and running under the context of a […]

Azure AD Connect: Initialize-ADSyncDomainJoinedComputerSync

Azure Active Directory Connect (AADConnect) is the tool that connects your on-premises Active Directory to Azure Active Directory. At the end of the setup there is a rather unhelpful message asking you to run “AdSyncPrep:Initialize-ADSyncDomainJoinedComputerSync” […]

Directory Services: MVP Renewed.

I am once again honoured to be a recipient of the Microsoft MVP award for Directory Services. Since first becoming an MVP in 2009, the Directory Services designation has evolved to cover many complimentary technologies and […]

Thought Leadership.

It never fails to amaze me how ones words and actions can directly and indirectly influence another person’s actions or even alter their career path.  Over the years I have always tried to share my […]

The hidden benefit of hacking your own Active Directory?

This summary stems from a brief conversation within a peer circle. A parallax perspective on the issue of passwords.  Most IT organisations have an IT Security policy, which defines the required password parameters for an organisation.  […]

Active Directory: What to learn next?

The Microsoft MVP summit was held last week (3rd – 7th November) in Redmond, where I had the good fortune to spend the week with members of various Microsoft product teams that are responsible for […]