Category Archives: Windows Server 2016

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 »

How to downgrade the Domain and Forest functional level

By | 24th May 2017

With older versions of Windows Server it was not possible to downgrade the domain and forest functional level once upgraded. However this has changed since Windows Server 2012R2, using PowerShell you can now downgrade the Domain and Forest functional level. To do so follow these steps: 1. Log on to the domain controller as domain… Read More »