Author Archives: Xander Bikbergen

Install-Module – unable to download error

By | 4th May 2020

When running the Install-Module cmdlet to install a package you may receive an error saying something like: WARNING: Unable to download from URI ‘’ to ”. WARNING: Unable to download the list of available providers. Check your internet connection. PackageManagement\Install-PackageProvider : No match was found for the specified search criteria for the provider ‘NuGet’. The… Read More »

Change email address of a Plan in Office 365 planner

By | 8th April 2020

When you add a new plan in the Office 365 Planner, a public group is automatically created with an email address that matches the initial name. It is possible to change the email address of a Plan using powershell. Start Windows PowerShell and run these commands to connect to Exchange Online

Now run this… Read More »

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 »