Azure AD Connect – Change primary server

By | 12th April 2019

After changing your AD FS servers you can get an error in the Azure AD connect tool where it referring to your ‘old’ AD FS Servers. Together with an error message like: “Failed to connect to primary AD FS server.” AADConnect stores this state information in the PersistedState.xml file, which is located in ‘%programdata%\AADConnect\PersistedState.xml’ The AD… Read More »

Update AD FS 2012 R2 to AD FS 2016

By | 19th February 2019

When you are updating your existing AD FS 3.0 (Windows Servr 2012 R2) environment to AD FS version 4 (Windows Server 2016) there are some steps you really should not forget. In this blog I will try to take you through all the steps on how to update your AD FS 2012 R2 environment to… Read More »

AD FS 2016 Extranet Smart Lockout feature

By | 19th February 2019

In Windows Server 2012 R2 there was already a Extranet lockout version available but this was based on a bad password count an relied on your AD PDC server to function. With update of March 2018 for Windows Server 2016 an feature has been added to the AD FS (Active Directory Federation Services) server named:… Read More »

PS0159: The operation is not supported at the current Farm Behavior Level ‘1’. Raise the farm to at least version ‘2’ before retrying.

By | 19th February 2019

When running AD FS on a Windows Server 2016 you might get the error message: PS0159: The operation is not supported at the current Farm Behavior Level ‘1’. Raise the farm to at least version ‘2’ before retrying, when you try to enable some new services such as the ESL (Extranet Smart Lockout). This can… Read More »

Changing the Primary AD FS server in a farm

By | 22nd January 2019

The need to change which server is the primary server in an AD FS farm only exists in an AD FS environment which is configured to use a Windows Internal Database to store the configuration. If the AD FS farm is configured to use a SQL database is used then all servers are “primary”. Note… Read More »

Server Error in ‘/MultiFactorAuth’ Application

By | 2nd August 2018

We recently switch over the Azure MFA Server (on-prem) solution and during our test we did not experience any problems. However when we started to onboard our users (approx. 5.000) we received a few calls from users, less than 10, who were unable to sign in to the User Portal. Assuming you didn’t specify any… Read More »