SMBv1 disabled on NETID domain controllers

We disabled SMBv1 on all domain controllers for the NETID Windows domain. Over the past couple months, we reached out to customers with resolvable client hostnames which were using SMBv1 to connect to the NETID domain controllers to let them know about this planned change. For somewhat obvious reasons, we didn’t want to publicize that…

NETID domain controller upgrades: 8/2 – 8/28/2017

Several changes are planned for the NETID domain service. What: All NETID domain controllers (DCs) will be replaced with new servers running Windows Server 2016. An additional design change will happen during this process of relying on InCommon CA issued certificates for LDAPS access, replacing the existing design that leverages UW CA issued certificates. When:…

LAPS – Local Administrator Password Solution

A new capability is available to delegated OU customers.   What and When: As of yesterday, a new capability is available allowing automated management of a Windows computer local admin password. This includes delegated password escrow.   What you need to do: Use of this capability is optional and requires you to take action if…

Consistent group naming in Microsoft Infrastructure services

A change in how group names are populated will occur to ensure a more consistent user experience across service interfaces which leverage Microsoft Infrastructure (MI).   What and When: On April 26th, we’ll be making a couple changes related to group naming in Microsoft Infrastructure (MI). These changes may take as much as a day…

Delegated OU role group changes

The role groups for delegated OUs will be changing. Delegated OU role groups are those groups which Microsoft Infrastructure provides to delegate permissions in your delegated OU.   What and When: Later today March 29th, 2017, there will be two changes to the delegated OU role groups.   First, all delegated OU role groups will…

Microsoft LAPS schema and permission changes

The NETID Active Directory will have minor changes to set the stage to add support for LAPS, a Microsoft provided capability, for delegated OU customers.   What and When: On Friday March 31, 2017, the Microsoft Infrastructure (MI) team will be making a change to the NETID domain in preparation to implement Microsoft’s Local Administrator…

Microsoft Infrastructure to add Preferred Name data: 3/1/2017

The Microsoft Infrastructure service will add the Preferred Name data source to its existing identity data.   What and When   On Wednesday March 1 2017, Microsoft Infrastructure will replace its existing identity data agent with a new one. The new system will add the Preferred Name data source to the existing name algorithm, giving…

Azure Active Directory application identities: risk mitigation

What is happening and when:   This notice is to make you aware that UW-IT’s Azure AD service design is changing fundamentally, providing risk mitigation processes as well as new capabilities.   On Wednesday, February 15, UW-IT will change its approach to Azure Active Directory (AD) application identities to make them easier for users to…

Azure Active Directory application identity availability

This change is being rescheduled to allow for further review and testing.  The new release date is planned for February 15th, and a reminder will be sent before the change is made.     If you have any questions or concerns regarding this change,  Azure Active Directory, or managing confidential data in any of your…

Azure Active Directory application identity availability

What and when On Wednesday, January 11, UW-IT will change its approach to Azure Active Directory (AD) application identities to make them significantly easier for users to obtain and use. This change also provides: Mitigation where there may be risks due to integration with UW confidential data New capabilities you may wish to leverage  …

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