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Making Sense of Replication Schedules in PowerShell

Making Sense of Replication Schedules in PowerShell

Hi all! Jan-Hendrik Peters, PFE, here to talk to you today about using PowerShell to view replication schedules. Automation with PowerShell is a part of our daily life. However, there are certain things that are for some reason not achievable ... continue reading
#Microsoft Introduction to Windows Admin Center #Winserv #Windows10 #Azure #hyperv #AzureStack

#Microsoft Introduction to Windows Admin Center #Winserv #Windows10 #Azure #hyperv #AzureStack

Microsoft is introducing the New Windows Admin Center ( former Project Honolulu ) Last weekend I made my MVPLAB.LOCAL domain with Project Honolulu version 1803 and Windows Server Insider version. I Made my Domain controller first and later a Cluster ... continue reading

Connect to Virtual Machines (VMs) on PAW

Continuing the PAW series, this blog post discusses the options to connect to the VMs running on the PAW device. In Windows, you can connect to a locally running VM using: VMConnect (basic mode or enhanced mode) RDP using mstsc.exe ... continue reading
Storage Spaces Direct Stack

Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) for SQL Server Failover Cluster Instances (FCI)?

Clustering
With the introduction of Windows Server 2016 Datacenter Edition a new feature called Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) was introduced. At a very high level, this solution allows you to pool together locally attached storage and present it to the cluster as a CSV ... continue reading
It’s Gone To Plaid: Storage Replica and Chelsio iWARP Performance

It’s Gone To Plaid: Storage Replica and Chelsio iWARP Performance

Storage
Hi folks, Ned here again. A few years ago, I demonstrated using Storage Replica as an extreme data mover, not just as a DR solution; copying blocks is a heck of lot more efficient than copying files. At the time, ... continue reading

Windows Server 2016 Software Defined Networking: Updating the Network Controller Server certificate

Networking
Network Controller uses a single certificate for northbound communication with REST clients (like System Center Virtual Machine Manager) and southbound communication with Hyper-V hosts and Software Load Balancers. A customer may wish to change this certificate after initial deployment, maybe ... continue reading

Default Code Integrity policy for Windows Server

After Windows Defender Application Control (WDAC, formerly known as Code Integrity) was released in Windows Server 2016, I wrote a blog post on it, it was a very effective way to do application whitelisting, and get secure! When engaging with ... continue reading
FinFisher exposed: A researcher’s tale of defeating traps, tricks, and complex virtual machines

FinFisher exposed: A researcher’s tale of defeating traps, tricks, and complex virtual machines

Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (Office 365 ATP) blocked many notable zero-day exploits in 2017. In our analysis, one activity group stood out: NEODYMIUM. This threat actor is remarkable for two reasons: Its access to sophisticated zero-day exploits for Microsoft ... continue reading
Sneak Peek: Taking a Spin with Enhanced Linux VMs

Sneak Peek: Taking a Spin with Enhanced Linux VMs

Whether you’re a developer or an IT admin, virtual machines are familiar tools that allow users to run entirely separate operating system instances on a host. And despite being a separate OS, we feel there’s a great importance in having ... continue reading
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