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Unable to Sync > FederatedUser.UserPrincipalName is not valid

Federation Issues.

This week I had a Tenant who had problems with 1 users.

This customer has multiple domains in the same Active Directory, and they are all in the same tenant.

This user changed jobs, en therefore receive a different UPN, in the same Active Directory.

After changing the

Read more… Unable to Sync > FederatedUser.UserPrincipalName is not valid

ADFS 3.0 > Cannot start service MSSQL$MICROSOFT##WID on computer ‘.’.

ADFS 3.0 Cannot start service MSSQL$MICROSOFT##WID

This week I had a problem installing Windows ADFS 3.0, on a Server 2012 R2 server.

This server was also a Domain controller. Unfortunately there was no possibility to install ADFS on an other server.

During the installation I received this error, over and

Read more… ADFS 3.0 > Cannot start service MSSQL$MICROSOFT##WID on computer ‘.’.

[Solved] : How to upgrade dirsync to AADConnect and migrate/move to a new server.

This is an example how I upgraded Dirsync to AADConnect, and how to move an old installation to a new server.

You can download AADConnect here :

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=47594

Upgrade the server

Start AADConnect

Wait until the configuration is analyzed

Click Next

Use the Office 365

Read more… [Solved] : How to upgrade dirsync to AADConnect and migrate/move to a new server.

SBS 2012 R2 Essentials Error : ‘Unable to find a default server with Active Directory Web Services running.’

This week I had to migrate a customer from SBS 2008 to SBS Essentials 2012 R2.

During the migration method from Microsoft TechNet blog, I had to transfer the FSMO roles to the new domain controller, by using the command Move-ADDirectoryServerOperationMasterRole.

I received the error : ‘Unable to find a

Read more… SBS 2012 R2 Essentials Error : ‘Unable to find a default server with Active Directory Web Services running.’

W2008R2 ADFS IIS : There was a problem accessing the site. Try to browse to the site again. [Solved]

This week I had an AD FS synchronization server with the error :

 

There was a problem accessing the site. Try to browse to the site again.

If the problem persists, contact the administrator of this site and provide the reference number to identify the problem.

Reference number: <GUID>

Read more… W2008R2 ADFS IIS : There was a problem accessing the site. Try to browse to the site again. [Solved]

W2008R2 Error when federating a local domain to Office 365: The connection to SRV.Domain.nl Active Directory Federation Services 2.0 server failed due to invalid credentials. [Solved]

This week I had to faderate a local ADFS server to Office 365.

While federating, I received this error

 

 

Set-MsolADFSContext -Computer SRV.Domain.nl

Set-MsolADFSContext : The connection to SRV.Domain.nl Active Directory Federation Services 2.0 server failed due to invalid credentials.

At line:1 char:1

+ Set-MsolADFSContext -Computer SRV.Domain.nl

Read more… W2008R2 Error when federating a local domain to Office 365: The connection to SRV.Domain.nl Active Directory Federation Services 2.0 server failed due to invalid credentials. [Solved]

W2008R2 Error starting Azure Active Directory-Module : Import-Module : Could not load file or assembly file:///C:\Windows\system32 \WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\ Modules\MSOnline\Microsoft Online Administration Automation PSModule dll or one of its dependencies. This assembly is built by a runtime newer than the currently loaded runtime and cannot be loaded. [Solved]

This week I had an fresh installation of an AD FS server for federating a local domain with Office 365.

After the installation of the Windows Azure Active Directory-Module, there was an error starting the module

 

 

Import-Module : Could not load file or assembly ‘file:///C:\Windows\system32\Wi

ndowsPowerShell\v1.0\Modules\MSOnline\Microsoft.Online.Administration.Automatio

n.PSModule.dll’

Read more… W2008R2 Error starting Azure Active Directory-Module : Import-Module : Could not load file or assembly file:///C:\Windows\system32 \WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\ Modules\MSOnline\Microsoft Online Administration Automation PSModule dll or one of its dependencies. This assembly is built by a runtime newer than the currently loaded runtime and cannot be loaded. [Solved]

Office 365: Bulk add users/groups to Lync 2013, all at once [SOLVED]

This week I’ve migrated a client to Office365.

They wanted to add all users to their Lync client at once.

This is not a standard feature of Lync.

The only way to work around this problem is, creating a Security group, and add the security group to Lync.

Create

Read more… Office 365: Bulk add users/groups to Lync 2013, all at once [SOLVED]

Windows 2008 (R2) : The .adm file is not in a valid format and must be replaced. Details: There are unmatched quotes at line number [SOLVED]

When an adm(x) file is corrupt, or you have copied some files to the wrong directory, you may receive this error message :

Error:

The following errors were encountered:

The .adm file “C:\Windows\inf\WindowsRemoteShell.admx” is not in a valid format and must be replaced. Details: There are unmatched quotes at line

Read more… Windows 2008 (R2) : The .adm file is not in a valid format and must be replaced. Details: There are unmatched quotes at line number [SOLVED]

Server 2008 R2 : The operation failed because: The attempt at remote directory server to remove directory was unsuccessful. “Access is denied.” [SOLVED]

When trying to demote a Domain controller with DCPROMO, you may receive this error

Error:

Network Credentials

The operation failed because: The attempt at remote directory server <Servername> to remove directory <servername to remove> was unsuccessful. “Access is denied.”

Click Next

Optional select “Reboot on completion”

Error

Read more… Server 2008 R2 : The operation failed because: The attempt at remote directory server to remove directory was unsuccessful. “Access is denied.” [SOLVED]