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Hardening Windows Server 101: Understanding Third Party Security Configuration Baselines

Windows Server 2016 comes reasonably secure “out of the box”. But it’s important to remember that while the server is reasonably secure, not every security control that is can be configured for Windows Server 2016 (and the more recently released ... continue reading
New experience for alerts generated by monitors in SCOM 2019

New experience for alerts generated by monitors in SCOM 2019

The existing alert closure experience for the alerts generated by monitors has been revamped to be more meaningful and provide better value. If the alert was generated by a monitor, as a best practice, you should allow the monitor to ... continue reading
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Installing and Configuring OpenSSH on Windows Server 2019

While I’ve never had a problem with PowerShell remoting for remote command line interaction with Windows Server, I’ve often found that it isn’t something that many systems administrators, especially those that work in heterogeneous environments, are entirely at ease with ... continue reading
Windows Admin Center 1809.5 GA Update and Lenovo XClarity extension are publicly available

Windows Admin Center 1809.5 GA Update and Lenovo XClarity extension are publicly available

Windows Admin Center version 1809.5, which was released to Windows Insiders last December, is now publicly available as a GA (Generally Available) update. Version 1809.5 is a cumulative update to our 1809 GA release from last September which includes various ... continue reading
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PowerShell Basics: Detecting if a String Ends with a Certain Character

Did you know you can detect if a string ends in a specific character or if it starts in one in PowerShell? Thomas Rayner previously shared on CANITPRO.NET how this can be easily done by using regular expressions or more ... continue reading
#Microsoft #AzureDevOps – Azure Pipelines, #Azure Boards + GitHub with @AbelSquidHead #LoECDA

#Microsoft #AzureDevOps – Azure Pipelines, #Azure Boards + GitHub with @AbelSquidHead #LoECDA

Azure DevOps for CI/CD Azure DevOps Services is a cloud service for collaborating on code development. It provides an integrated set of features that you access through your web browser or IDE client. The features are included, as follows: Git ... continue reading
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Step-By-Step: Migrating The Active Directory Certificate Service From Windows Server 2003 to 2012 R2

Support for both Windows Server 2003 and 2003 R2 ended on July 14th 2015 and yet there are still a number of organizations operating their businesses on it. With this in mind, there are still a great number of IT ... continue reading
View Container Live logs with #Azure Monitoring #AKS #Kubernetes #Containers #AzureDevOps

View Container Live logs with #Azure Monitoring #AKS #Kubernetes #Containers #AzureDevOps

Monitoring Azure Kubernetes Cluster Azure Monitor for containers is a feature designed to monitor the performance of container workloads deployed to either Azure Container Instances or managed Kubernetes clusters hosted on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS). Monitoring your containers is critical, ... continue reading
System Center Virtual Machine Manager fails to enumerate and manage Logical switch deployed on the host

System Center Virtual Machine Manager fails to enumerate and manage Logical switch deployed on the host

When Windows update ‘KB4467684‘, ‘KB4478877‘, ‘KB4471321‘ or ‘KB4483229’ is installed on a VMM managed Windows Server 2016 host, VMM is not able to enumerate or manage the Logical Switch deployed on the host. Customers will notice the following symptoms when ... continue reading
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