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[Solved] The name reference is invalid

This week I had a customer who just migrated from local Exchange to office 365.

All users are synced to Office 365 by means of AADConnect, so the local AD is leading.

After the migration the customer wanted to create a new user, by means of copying an existing user.

Read more… [Solved] The name reference is invalid

(Solved) WSUS : An error occurred trying to connect the WSUS server. This error can happen for a number of reasons.

This week I had a migration where there was no high speed internet available, and the customer was renewing the computers from Windows 7 to Windows 10.

Due to these slow internet speed, we decided to install a WSUS server (server 2012 R2 based)

After the installation, the server didn’t

Read more… (Solved) WSUS : An error occurred trying to connect the WSUS server. This error can happen for a number of reasons.

(Solved) Several ADFS tips and solutions

The last few months I’ve had several customers with ADFS problems.

I’ve decided to share the knowledge about these tips and solutions with you:

1 I Found a ADFS diagnostics module in the technet gallery:

https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/AD-FS-Diagnostics-Module-8269de31

AD FS Diagnostics Module

The AD FS Diagnostics Module contains commandlets to gather

Read more… (Solved) Several ADFS tips and solutions

[Solved] HOW TO renew ADFS certificate on federation and WAP proxy server

To make everything clear, here’s the data to make the problem clear:

Old certificate: XXXXXXX6F895C3574F92DC7D6C7DE3DE4BCA6920

New certificate XXXXXXX74393DBDB2FF3C2DCDB6FEB1A23A6EC94

ADFS01 => internal ADFS server ADFSProxy => ADFS Proxy server (WAP) in DMZ

This week I had an customer, who wasn’t able to log in to Office 365. They weren’t able to

Read more… [Solved] HOW TO renew ADFS certificate on federation and WAP proxy server

[Solved] ADFS WAP Error The operation stopped due to an unknown general error. Error code 0x8007520c

This week I had a customer who couldn’t connect to Office 365 with Outlook, after a server reboot.

When they tried to connect to Office 365 online, there was an error from the ADFS server.

I Quickly realized the ADFS wasn’t working properly.

I then started the Remote Access Management

Read more… [Solved] ADFS WAP Error The operation stopped due to an unknown general error. Error code 0x8007520c

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 ‘.’.

XP SP3 > connection terminated unexpected server authentication certificate [Solved]

This week I ran into a problem with connecting a HP T510 thin client to a RDS server 2012 R2 server (with Server 2012 R2 gateway).

The thin client had a Windows XP SP3 (WES 2009) installation active. There was a possibility to upgrade to Windows 7 in the thin

Read more… XP SP3 > connection terminated unexpected server authentication certificate [Solved]

[Solved] Office 365: AADConnect unable to find Scheduled task or DirectorySyncClientCmd.exe

This week I had to synchronize Active Directory users to Office 365.

I Downloaded the latest version of AADConnect for synchronization, but was unable to find the normal scheduled task for synchronization, of unable to find C:\Program Files\Microsoft Azure AD Sync\Bin\DirectorySyncClientCmd.exe file.

After some troubleshooting, I found the real reason:

Read more… [Solved] Office 365: AADConnect unable to find Scheduled task or DirectorySyncClientCmd.exe

[SOLVED] When using a Volume Activation Management Tool ( VAMT ) 3.1: The specified KMS product key is invalid, of is unsupported by this version of VAMT. An update to support additional products may be available online. When adding Windows 10 product keys.

When you receive this error while trying to import your Windows 10 product keys to KMS VAMT server 3.1, the only way is to upgrade your VAMT version.

It is not possible to import Windows 10 keys in VAMT 3.1 keys.

Download the software from Microsoft:

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/dn914754%28v=vs.85%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396Read more… [SOLVED] When using a Volume Activation Management Tool ( VAMT ) 3.1: The specified KMS product key is invalid, of is unsupported by this version of VAMT. An update to support additional products may be available online. When adding Windows 10 product keys.