Category Archives: Identity and Access Management

Upgrading AD FS to Windows Server 2016 FBL

This article will describe how to install new ADFS 2016 farm or upgrade existing AD FS Windows Server 2012 R2 farm to AD FS in Windows Server 2016. Prerequisites: ADFS Role in Windows Server 2016 Administrative privilege in both ADFS … Continue reading

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Migrate Windows Server 2008/R2 Active Directory to Windows Server 2012/R2 Active Directory

Forest Functional Prerequisites Check to ensure the Domain Functional Level is currently setup to at least Windows 2003 mode. Open the Active Directory Users and Computers console, select the domain via the right mouse button on it. Select Raise Domain Functional Level and review the Current domain functional level reported … Continue reading

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Why you should not use yourdomain.local domain?

Microsoft recommended use of .local domain when Microsoft released Microsoft Small Business Server. Microsoft also understood that an SBS customer may not have in house expertise to manage Active Directory Domain and Exchange Server. Microsoft understood that SBS user will … Continue reading

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Active Directory Certificate Services Best Practices

AD CS is composed of several role services that perform several tasks. One or more of these role services can be installed on a server as required. These role services are as follows: Certification Authority— This role service installs the … Continue reading

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Microsoft Active Directory Best Practice Part II

I have written Active Directory Best Practice last year. I received huge feedback on this article. Recently I had to deal with an Active Directory disaster. I believe time is perfect to write part II on this same topics and … Continue reading

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Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory Certificate Services Deep Dive

How to use the Certreq.exe utility to create and submit a certificate request that includes a SAN Create a text file using notepad. copy the following content and paste inside the text file and save as request.inf. ;copy from here … Continue reading

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How to Extend Root CA and Sub CA Validation Period in Windows Server 2008 R2 Environment—Step by Step Guide

How Certificate Authority Check Validity: As a pre-caution backup CA, IIS and registry of certificate servers. To Backup Certificate Authority Log on to the system as a Backup Operator or a Certification Authority Administrator. Open Certification Authority>click the name of … Continue reading

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