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How to Migrate Active Directory from Windows Server 2012 R2 to 2019

How to Migrate Active Directory from Windows Server 2012 R2 to 2019

Windows Server 2019 was available for public (GA) from early October 2018. In past I have written many articles about domain migrations by covering different Active Directory versions. So, it is time me to write about AD 2019 migrations. In ... continue reading
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Always-on, real-time threat protection with Azure Cosmos DB – part one

This two-part blog post is a part of a series about how organizations are using Azure Cosmos DB to meet real world needs, and the difference it’s making to them. In part one, we explore the challenges that led the ... continue reading
Clean up Domain Controller DNS Records with Powershell

Clean up Domain Controller DNS Records with Powershell

Summary: Using Windows PowerShell to remove Stale / Dead Domain Controller records. Q: Hey, Doctor Scripto! How can I quickly clean up all my dead Domain Controller’s DNS records? A: That’s a great question. The good Doctor also knows the ... continue reading
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Your Pa$$word doesn’t matter

Every week I have at least one conversation with a security decision maker explaining why a lot of the hyperbole about passwords – “never use a password that has ever been seen in a breach,” “use really long passwords”, “passphrases-will-save-us”, ... continue reading
Free Stuff! Free Azure credit!

Free Stuff! Free Azure credit!

First published on TECHNET on Mar 22, 2017Hi everyone, Paul here again. This time it's a PSA (Public Service Announcement) - did you know you can get $300 / £240 (at time of writing exchange rates) free Azure credit? 3 ... continue reading
Infographic showing the Azure ATP architecture: Azure ATP sensors parse network traffic from domain controllers and send it to Azure ATP for analysis.

Step 10. Detect and investigate security incidents: top 10 actions to secure your environment

“Step 10. Detect and investigate security incidents” is the final installment in the Top 10 actions to secure your environment blog series. Here we walk you through how to set up Azure Advanced Threat Protection (Azure ATP) to secure identities ... continue reading
Step-By-Step: Implementing Azure AD Password Protection On-Premises

Step-By-Step: Implementing Azure AD Password Protection On-Premises

I travel a lot in Italy, and many times I see multiple customers that are asking for the same requests. One request is the possibility to block some specific passwords in Active Directory. Unfortunately too many users have BAD habits ... continue reading

Security baseline (FINAL) for Windows 10 v1903 and Windows Server v1903

Microsoft is pleased to announce the final release of the security configuration baseline settings for Windows 10 version 1903 (a.k.a., “19H1”), and for Windows Server version 1903. Download the content from the Microsoft Security Compliance Toolkit (click Download and select ... continue reading
How to Migrate Windows Server 2008 R2 FSMO roles to Windows Server 2019

How to Migrate Windows Server 2008 R2 FSMO roles to Windows Server 2019

With the "end of support" on the horizon for Windows Server 2008 R2 coming January 2020, folks are looking around for resources to help them check off some high ticket items from their "to do" list. While coming back from ... continue reading

Security baseline (DRAFT) for Windows 10 v1903 and Windows Server v1903

Microsoft is pleased to announce the draft release of the security configuration baseline settings for Windows 10 version 1903 (a.k.a., “19H1”), and for Windows Server version 1903. Please evaluate these proposed baselines and send us your feedback via blog comments ... continue reading