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The RC4 Removal Files Part 2: In AES We Trust

Background Flash back to the late 80's...mullets for all, Polo drenched teens, big hair, and RC4 in all it's glory. Life was good. Flash forward to now and all of these things are out of style. In the case of ... continue reading
Best of Both Worlds - Viewing DNS Analytic Logs Without Disabling Them

Best of Both Worlds – Viewing DNS Analytic Logs Without Disabling Them

The Problem When attempting to view an enabled Analytical Log, you receive the following error: Query Error - The requested operation cannot be performed over an enabled direct channel. The channel must first be disabled before performing the requested operation ... continue reading
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Build a SQL Cluster Lab Part 4

You are going to create a SQL Server Failover Cluster Instance in Part 4 of our series on how to build a SQL Cluster Lab. The FCI will only be installed on Node1 and Node2. FCIs require shared storage so ... continue reading
Windows will improve user privacy with DNS over HTTPS

Windows will improve user privacy with DNS over HTTPS

Brought to you by Tommy Jensen, Ivan Pashov, and Gabriel Montenegro Here in Windows Core Networking, we’re interested in keeping your traffic as private as possible, as well as fast and reliable. While there are many ways we can and ... continue reading
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Build a SQL Cluster Lab Part 3

You are going to create a multi-subnet Availability Group in Part 3 of our series on how to build a SQL Cluster Lab. First you give the Cluster Name Object rights in Active Directory and then install your AG. You ... continue reading
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Build a SQL Cluster Lab Part 2

You are going to create a Windows Cluster in Part 2 of our series on how to build a SQL Cluster Lab. You will run cluster validation followed by creating the Windows Server Failover Cluster. In addition, you configure the ... continue reading
Management Agent Configuration – Part 1: Active Directory Management Agent

Management Agent Configuration – Part 1: Active Directory Management Agent

First published on MSDN on Nov 17, 2016Hey party people – long time, no see! You may have noticed (or maybe you didn’t) that I took a hiatus from blogging for a while. Well I’m back and kicking off my ... continue reading

FIM / MIM Preparation Script Version 1

First published on MSDN on Nov 10, 2015 Updated 23 September 2016 MIMPrepScript.zip For the past few weeks my colleague and I who co author this blog have been working on a script to assist in the preparation and prerequisites ... continue reading
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Disaster recovery for SAP HANA Systems on Azure

This blog will cover the design, technology, and recommendations for setting up disaster recovery (DR) for an enterprise customer, to achieve best in class recovery point objective (RPO) and recovery time objective (RTO) with an SAP S/4HANA landscape. This post ... continue reading

How to migrate Active Directory Domain Controllers to Microsoft Azure Stack

For the third post of the Azure Stack Migration series, we are having a look at how you migrate your Active Directory Domain Controllers to Microsoft Azure Stack. If you have worked with Active Directory before, you know there are ... continue reading