Online course

Active Directory Administration Cookbook

This online course is hosted by Sander Berkouwer, an Active Directory aficionado, a Microsoft MVP on Directory Services and Enterprise Mobility, MCT, and the author of Active Directory Administration Cookbook

Securing Active Directory

Active Directory has evolved over the years, but many admins still treat it like the platform that it was in the Windows Server 2003 era. It's time to look at the new security features that were introduced in Active Directory over the years and how you can put them to good use!

This mostly-demos webinar will showcase a couple of the new security features, straight from Chapter 10 of the Active Directory Administration Cookbook that you can use to up your organisation's security game. See for yourself what they offer (and what they don't) and how your organisation may benefit from you applying them in the right way.

You’ll see such features as:

  • Fine-grained password
  • Account lockout policies
  • LAPS
  • Active Directory Recycle Bin
  • Group Managed Service Accounts
  • Protected Users group

Bonus: discover how to quickly detect, report, and respond on security AD changes

Webinar Presenters

Sander Berkouwer
Microsoft MVP and MCT

Passionate IT Professional from the Netherlands. During the day a consultant and speaker. At night a fervent blogger and Microsoft Forums fanatic. Winner of the 2007 Microsoft Netherlands Speaker Talent contest and valued speaker by Microsoft Netherlands for the past ten years.

Twitter: @SanderBerkouwer

Dave Matthews
Solutions Engineer

Dave is a seasoned IT enabler with over 15 years’ experience supporting a wide range of industries, including financial, legal, retail, manufacturing, rural logistics and infrastructure. He has a proven track record of delivering high value data-centric projects specialising in security, governance and compliance solutions.

Email: Dave.Matthews@netwrix.com

Connecting Active Directory to Azure AD

Chapters 11 and 12 of the Active Directory Administration Cookbook focus on how to use Azure AD Connect to implementing and manage an Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) farm for single sign-on to Azure Active Directory and Office 365.

Azure AD Connect is a versatile yet free tool from Microsoft to build the bridge between Active Directory and Azure Active Directory. It takes care of synchronization of objects between the two identity platforms and can configure authentication, too. While not widely known, Azure AD Connect is the perfect tool to set up an AD FS Farm, consisting of an AD FS Server (also known as a Security Token Service) and a Web Application Proxy. It automatically sets up the Relying Party Trust to Azure AD. When done, Azure AD Connect has a couple of tricks up its sleeve that you might want to take advantage of.

Uncover how to:

  • Set up Azure AD Connect with the right choices
  • Configure AD FS through Azure AD Connect
  • Federate an Azure AD domain
  • Easily update the AD FS certificate on all WAPs and AD FS servers
  • Verify federated logins
  • Reset the Azure AD trust, when needed                                                                                                                     

Bonus: Gain insights in sign-ins both in Active Directory on-premises and Azure AD in one dashboard

Webinar Presenters

Sander Berkouwer
Microsoft MVP and MCT

Passionate IT Professional from the Netherlands. During the day a consultant and speaker. At night a fervent blogger and Microsoft Forums fanatic. Winner of the 2007 Microsoft Netherlands Speaker Talent contest and valued speaker by Microsoft Netherlands for the past ten years.

Twitter:@SanderBerkouwer

Dave Matthews
Solutions Engineer

Dave is a seasoned IT enabler with over 15 years’ experience supporting a wide range of industries, including financial, legal, retail, manufacturing, rural logistics and infrastructure. He has a proven track record of delivering high value data-centric projects specialising in security, governance and compliance solutions.

Email: Dave.Matthews@netwrix.com

Hardening Azure AD

Following the examples of 90% of Fortune 500 companies, organisations are dipping their toes in the water when it comes to Azure Active Directory. However, the platform has been around for quite a while already and has seen some major security improvements that were not implemented to older tenants. Because it might break things. As new organisations start using Azure AD tenants and older tenants might want to take advantage of the new security features, it's about time to start looking at them.

This webinar, based on the tips from Chapter 14 of the Active Directory Administration Cookbook, focuses on security measures you can take today with your organisation's Azure AD Premium or Microsoft 365 E3 licenses. Join this session and you will not have to doubt if you've made the right decisions when it comes to cloud and hybrid identity!

Learn how to apply:

  • Conditional Access
  • Application registration policies
  • Guest invitation settings
  • Portal access restrictions

Bonus: learn how to easily track and report on security and configuration changes   in Azure AD

Webinar Presenters

Sander Berkouwer
Microsoft MVP and MCT

Passionate IT Professional from the Netherlands. During the day a consultant and speaker. At night a fervent blogger and Microsoft Forums fanatic. Winner of the 2007 Microsoft Netherlands Speaker Talent contest and valued speaker by Microsoft Netherlands for the past ten years.

Twitter: @SanderBerkouwer

Dave Matthews
Solutions Engineer

Dave is a seasoned IT enabler with over 15 years’ experience supporting a wide range of industries, including financial, legal, retail, manufacturing, rural logistics and infrastructure. He has a proven track record of delivering high value data-centric projects specialising in security, governance and compliance solutions.

Email: Dave.Matthews@netwrix.com