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The RC4 Removal Files Part 2: In AES We Trust

Background Flash back to the late 80's...mullets for all, Polo drenched teens, big hair, and RC4 in all it's glory. Life was good. Flash forward to now and all of these things are out of style. In the case of ... continue reading

The RC4 Removal Files Part 1: What’s in an error message?

I've been doing system administration since roughly 1994 and in that time I've come to realize one thing: making changes to established environments always causes a ripple effect. The impact of changes usually doesn't surface right away, so associating the ... continue reading
The Case of SPNs Breaking Group Policy Application

The Case of SPNs Breaking Group Policy Application

Hello Everyone, my name is Zoheb Shaikh and I’m a Solution Engineer working with Microsoft Mission Critical team (SMC). I’ll share with you something interesting that I came across recently where one of our Enterprise customers had multiple clients where ... continue reading
LDAP Channel Binding and LDAP Signing Requirements - JANUARY 2020 Updates

LDAP Channel Binding and LDAP Signing Requirements – JANUARY 2020 Updates

Hi All, Alan here again, this time trying to give some details on these two settings that will become active from January 2020 and they are creating some misunderstandings. Let’s start saying that since Windows Server 2008 we have events ... continue reading
MIM 2016 SP1–Service and Portal Installation Guide

MIM 2016 SP1–Service and Portal Installation Guide

First published on MSDN on Jul 19, 2018 Introduction:This document is intended to be used as an operational build document for the Microsoft Identity Management 2016 MIM Service and Portal Server installation. This guide does not cover the installation of ... continue reading
Service Accounts, SPNs, and Kerberos Delegation configurations for MIM Service and Portal Installation

Service Accounts, SPNs, and Kerberos Delegation configurations for MIM Service and Portal Installation

First published on MSDN on Jun 07, 2018This document is intended to be used as an operational preparatory document for the Microsoft Identity Management 2016 MIM Service and Portal Server installation. This guide covers the service accounts, Service Principal Names, ... continue reading
Install of SharePoint Foundation 2013 SP1 for use with FIM / MIM

Install of SharePoint Foundation 2013 SP1 for use with FIM / MIM

First published on MSDN on Jun 01, 2018This document is intended to be used as an operational build document for the installation of SharePoint Foundation 2013 SP1 for use with Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2 or Microsoft Identity Management 2016 ... continue reading

FIM / MIM Preparation Script Version 1

First published on MSDN on Nov 10, 2015 Updated 23 September 2016 MIMPrepScript.zip For the past few weeks my colleague and I who co author this blog have been working on a script to assist in the preparation and prerequisites ... continue reading
Unify your data lakes with HDFS tiering in SQL Server Big Data Clusters

Unify your data lakes with HDFS tiering in SQL Server Big Data Clusters

As the volume and variety of data has risen, it has become more common to store the data in disparate and diverse data sources. A challenge many organizations face today is how to gain insights from all of their data ... continue reading
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What are the Differences Between Azure Active Directory and Azure Active Directory Domain Services?

I met with some customers last week, and we had a great conversation about Active Directory and the differences between all the flavours available to them when adopting a hybrid posture. More specifically, what are the difference between: Azure Active ... continue reading