Author Archives: Xander Bikbergen

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 »

Dynamic AD Security groups

By | 26th February 2018

Active Directory does not offer any build in Dynamic Security groups, whereas Exchange does offer Dynamic Distribution lists. So to solve this problem you could run a PowerShell script based on users in an OU. The script below will scan one or more OU’s and add each user account to the AD Security group you… Read More »

How to fix: Get-ADGroupMember : The size limit for this request was exceeded

By | 16th February 2018

Working in a larger Active Directory environment I occasionally got the error:

When trying to read all the members (recursively) of an AD Group. This was annoying since in the alternatives are limited especially when using the -recursive option. You could try with:

or

However these don’t have the recursive option. And… Read More »