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Active Directory Experts: apply within

First published on TechNet on Jul 26, 2017 Hi all! Justin Turner here from the Directory Services team with a brief announcement: We are hiring! Would you like to join the U.S. Directory Services team and work on the most technically challenging and interesting Active Directory problems? Do you want to be the next Ned […]

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Access-Based Enumeration (ABE) Troubleshooting (part 2 of 2)

First published on TechNet on Sep 21, 2016 Hello everyone! Hubert from the German Networking Team here again with part two of my little Blog Post Series about Access-Based Enumeration (ABE). In the first part I covered some of the basic concepts of ABE. In this second part I will focus on monitoring and troubleshooting

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Access-Based Enumeration (ABE) Concepts (part 1 of 2)

First published on TechNet on Sep 01, 2016 Hello everyone, Hubert from the German Networking Team here.  Today I want to revisit a topic that I wrote about in 2009: Access-Based Enumeration (ABE) This is the first part of a 2-part Series. This first part will explain some conceptual things around ABE.  The second part

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Deploying Group Policy Security Update MS16-072 KB3163622

First published on TechNet on Jun 22, 2016 MS16-072 . This post was written to provide guidance and answer questions needed by administrators to deploy the newly released security update, MS16-072 that addresses a vulnerability. The vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker launches a man-in-the-middle (MiTM) attack against the traffic passing between

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Setting up Virtual Smart card logon using Virtual TPM for Windows 10 Hyper-V VM Guests

First published on TechNet on May 11, 2016 Hello Everyone, my name is Raghav and I’m a Technical Advisor for one of the Microsoft Active Directory support teams. This is my first blog and today I’ll share with you how to configure a Hyper-V environment in order to enable virtual smart card logon to VM

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Are your DCs too busy to be monitored?: AD Data Collector Set solutions for long report compile times or report data deletion

First published on TechNet on Apr 14, 2016 Hi all, Herbert Mauerer here. In this post we’re back to talk about the built-in AD Diagnostics Data collector set available for Active Directory Performance (ADPERF) issues and how to ensure a useful report is generated when your DCs are under heavy load. Why are my domain controllers so

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Speaking in Ciphers and other Enigmatic tongues…update!

First published on TechNet on Dec 08, 2015 Hi! Jim Tierney here again to talk to you about Cryptographic Algorithms, SCHANNEL and other bits of wonderment. My original post on the topic has gone through yet another rewrite to bring you up to date on recent changes in this  crypto space. So, your company purchases

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SHA1 Key Migration to SHA256 for a two tier PKI hierarchy

First published on TechNet on Oct 26, 2015 Hello. Jim here again to take you through the migration steps for moving your two tier PKI hierarchy from SHA1 to SHA256. I will not be explaining the differences between the two or the supportability / security implementations of either. That information is readily available, easily discoverable

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Manage Developer Mode on Windows 10 using Group Policy

First published on TechNet on Sep 22, 2015 Hi All, We’ve had a few folks want to know how to disable Developer Mode using Group Policy, but still allow side-loaded apps to be installed.  Here is a quick note how to do this. (A more AD-centric post from Linda Taylor is on it way) On

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Troubleshoot ADFS 2.0 with these new articles

First published on TechNet on May 06, 2015 Hi all, here’s a quick public service announcement to highlight some recently published ADFS 2.0 troubleshooting guidance. We get a lot of questions about configuring and troubleshooting ADFS 2.0, so our support and content teams have pitched in to create a series of troubleshooting articles to cover

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