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STEP-BY-STEP: HOW TO CONFIGURE A SQL SERVER 2008 R2 FAILOVER CLUSTER INSTANCE ON WINDOWS SERVER 2008 R2 IN AZURE

STEP-BY-STEP: HOW TO CONFIGURE A SQL SERVER 2008 R2 FAILOVER CLUSTER INSTANCE ON WINDOWS SERVER 2008 R2 IN AZURE

Intro On July 9, 2019, support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will end. That means the end of regular security updates. However, if you move those SQL Server instances to Azure, Microsoft will give you three years of ... continue reading
Azure AD Mailbag: Windows Hello for business

Azure AD Mailbag: Windows Hello for business

Greetings! It’s another Friday, so it’s time for another Azure AD mailbag and today we’ll be looking at Windows Hello questions. It is my favorite and most used form of authentication on my Surface devices. Windows Hello is one of ... continue reading
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Changes to Ticket-Granting Ticket (TGT) Delegation Across Trusts in Windows Server (CIS edition)

Hello Everyone! Allen Sudbring here, Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft. Today I'm putting a post out to get some critical information to everyone who supports Windows Server and Active Directory Domain Services. If you haven’t seen the KB article that ... continue reading
Tough Questions Answered: Can I disable RC4 Etype for Kerberos on Windows 10?

Tough Questions Answered: Can I disable RC4 Etype for Kerberos on Windows 10?

Today I want to share with you a direct experience from the field. One customer received from the security team the request to disable the RC4 ETYPE (Encryption Type) for Kerberos for the windows 10 Clients, so the support team ... continue reading

What’s new for container identity

Identity is a crucial component of any application. Whether you’re authenticating users on a web app or trying to query data from a back-end server, chances are you’ll need to integrate with an identity provider. Containerized applications are no exception, ... continue reading
New File Share Witness Feature in Windows Server 2019

New File Share Witness Feature in Windows Server 2019

First published on MSDN on Apr 16, 2018 One of the quorum models for Failover Clustering is the ability to use a file share as a witness resource. As a recap, the File Share Witness is designated a vote in ... continue reading
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So what exactly is the CLIUSR account

From time to time, people stumble across the local user account called CLIUSR and wonder what it is, while you really don’t need to worry about it; we will cover it for the curious in this blog. The CLIUSR account ... continue reading

DART: the Microsoft cybersecurity team we hope you never meet

If you spent 270 days away from home, not on vacation, you’d want it to be for a good reason. When boarding a plane, sometimes having been pulled out of bed to leave family for weeks on end, I know ... continue reading
Improved branch office support for shielded VMs in Windows Server, version 1709

Improved branch office support for shielded VMs in Windows Server, version 1709

First published on TECHNET on Nov 15, 2017 Companies with large branch offices often must make a tradeoff between user experience and security. To increase employee productivity, it may make sense to deploy replicas of certain applications like Active Directory ... continue reading
Credential Guard lab companion

Credential Guard lab companion

First published on TECHNET on May 15, 2017 If you have heard about Credential Guard in Windows Server 2016 (and in Windows 10), but do not have an environment to try it out, here is a lab environment we built ... continue reading