Active Directory

Upgrading OEM Licensed Domain Joined Windows 7 System to Windows 10

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Scenario: You want to Freely upgrade your existing Windows system to the latest Windows 10 version. Your systems specifications are: Running Windows 7 SP1 x64 bit OS Windows 7 is OEM licensed. That is, you got your Windows 7 pre-installed and licensed/activate by the laptop manufacture vendor itself.  You don’t have the Windows 7 activation key to do a fresh OS install and activation. Its a domain joined system, that is, its a member of an Active Directory domain. You have Office 2010 installed and activated by your IT department using your corporate office license. It’s running Symantec Endpoint Protection […]

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Active Directory

SAML and Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) Integration Errors, Events, Possible causes and Fixes

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While working on setting up SAML communication with ADFS server/services, you’ll come across various errors on the browser, error events on backend ADFS server and also on the web server that is sending the SAML requests to the ADFS server.  This article is to have most common errors, events and their possible causes and fixes.   SCENARIO#1: ERROR On the Browser: ADFS UKService An error occurred An error occurred. Contact your administrator for more information. Error details Activity ID: 00000000-0000-0000-2400-0080020000f6 Error time: Wed, 30 Sep 2015 09:59:49 GMT Error Event on the ADFS Server: Log Name:      AD FS/AdminSource:        AD FSDate:          […]