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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
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Talking Failover Clustering and Azure Stack HCI Ignite 2019 Announcements

Microsoft Ignite 2019 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida was a huge success with approximately 26,000 in attendance. We had a great time meeting and talking with our partners and customers. We also had a few announcements ... continue reading
MIM 4.5.26.0 - MPR Creation - The Required Field Cannot Be Empty

MIM 4.5.26.0 – MPR Creation – The Required Field Cannot Be Empty

First published on MSDN on Aug 23, 2018 I recently ran into an issue after updating MIM 2016 to version 4.5.26.0 where I was unable to select workflows when creating an MPR. The error displayed was The Required Field Cannot ... continue reading

General availability: Database compatibility level 150 in Azure SQL Database

With last week’s launch of SQL Server 2019, database compatibility level 150 moves out of public preview and into general availability status. With this change in status, the default compatibility level for new databases created in Azure SQL Database is ... continue reading
State of the SQL Server tools

State of the SQL Server tools

This week we're announcing the general availability of SQL Server 2019, a significant milestone for Azure Data and for SQL Server customers. This presents a good moment to give an update on the state of tooling for SQL Server.Since SQL ... continue reading
MIM 4.5.26.0 – MPR Creation - The Required Field Cannot Be Empty

MIM 4.5.26.0 – MPR Creation – The Required Field Cannot Be Empty

First published on MSDN on Aug 23, 2018I recently ran into an issue after updating MIM 2016 to version 4.5.26.0 where I was unable to select workflows when creating an MPR. The error displayed was The Required Field Cannot Be ... continue reading
Installing MIM Synchronization Service with an Offline Spare

Installing MIM Synchronization Service with an Offline Spare

First published on MSDN on Jun 12, 2018Using This Guide:Introduction: This document is intended to be used as an operational build document for the Microsoft Identity Management 2016 Synchronization Server installation. You may perform search and replace on the variables ... continue reading

Site-aware Failover Clusters in Windows Server 2016

Windows Server 2016, debuts the birth of site-aware clusters. Nodes in stretched clusters can now be grouped based on their physical location (site). Cluster site-awareness enhances key operations during the cluster lifecycle such as failover behavior, placement policies, heartbeating between ... continue reading
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MSDTC Best Practices with an Availability Group

In this article we are going to look at some guidelines and MSDTC best practices with an Availability Group. Please note that some of these recommendations change if you are deploying a Failover Cluster Instance. If you are using the ... continue reading
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Windows Admin Center unleashes Server Core adoption

Since the general availability of Windows Server 2019, we have seen the fastest adoption rate of Windows Server Core in history. If you havent heard of Windows Server Core, then youre really missing out! Windows Server Core is the lightest ... continue reading