Guidance on Deployment of MS15-011 and MS15-014

Hi, my name is Keith Brewer and many of you will know of me from my other Active Directory related posts. A few folks have recently approached me about the recent security updates (The other week we released MS15-011 & MS15-014). Most of the questions were general in nature but a few were specifically in… Read more

Introduction to Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) AlternateLoginID Feature

With all of this great talk on the Windows 8.1 Client Update we here at ASKPFEPLAT didn’t want to leave out one important Active Directory Federation Server (AD FS) feature released with the Windows Server 2012 R2 Update. My Name is Keith Brewer and I am here to introduce this AD FS login enhancement feature… Read more

Office 365 & Single Sign-On: How to Handle Different UserPrincipalName (UPN) Values

Hey folks, Keith Brewer here to discuss an issue I encountered while working with a Microsoft Premier Customer. As a PFE we are often asked to assist our Premier customers with a specific technology. In this instance I was asked to assist with Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS). Fellow PFE Jasmin Amirali recently blogged an… Read more

How to Determine if Smart Card Authentication Provider Was Used

Hey folks, Keith Brewer here to discuss how to determine how a user has authenticated. Recently I was onsite with a Microsoft Premier Customer and they asked if there was a way for them to determine if a user had used username and password or their issued smart card for logon. Problem: IT Organization has… Read more