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Step by Step - Configuring the Host Guardian Service in Windows Server 2016

Step by Step – Configuring the Host Guardian Service in Windows Server 2016

First published on TECHNET on Mar 16, 2016 For the most up-to-date installation instructions, check out our official documentation at https://aka.ms/ShieldedVMs [This post is authored by Amitabh Tamhane, Senior Program Manager and Ryan Puffer, Program Manager for the Windows Server ... continue reading
What are Shielded VMs in Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V?

What are Shielded VMs in Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V?

First published on TECHNET on Mar 14, 2016 As Information Technology became the norm, companies have been forced to invest tremendous amounts of money and manpower in protecting sensitive business information. These protections include building physically secured datacenters as well ... continue reading
Failover Clustering Sets for Start Ordering

Failover Clustering Sets for Start Ordering

First published on MSDN on Oct 10, 2016 I n a private cloud there may be multi-tier applications which are deployed across a set of virtual machines. Such as a database running in one VM, and an application leveraging that ... continue reading
Storage Spaces Direct using Windows Server 2016 virtual machines

Storage Spaces Direct using Windows Server 2016 virtual machines

First published on MSDN on May 27, 2015 Windows Server 2016 introduces Storage Spaces Direct (S2D), which enables building highly available storage systems which is virtual shared storage across the servers using local disks. This is a significant step forward ... continue reading
How to Setup a Failover Cluster in a RODC Environment

How to Setup a Failover Cluster in a RODC Environment

First published on MSDN on Dec 13, 2012 In Windows Server 2012, a Failover Cluster can be created in an environment that has access only to a Read Only Domain Controller (RODC) but not a Read Write Domain Controller (RWDC) ... continue reading
How to Configure BitLocker Encrypted Clustered Disks in Windows Server 2012

How to Configure BitLocker Encrypted Clustered Disks in Windows Server 2012

First published on MSDN on Jul 20, 2012 Windows Server 2012 introduces the ability to encrypt Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) using BitLocker®. You can learn more about BitLocker here . Data on a lost or stolen storage is vulnerable to ... continue reading
Installing SCVMM 2019 with a Group Managed Service Account

Installing SCVMM 2019 with a Group Managed Service Account

Hello SCVMM Users, Michael Godfrey here again, Premier Field Engineer specializing in all things Private and Public Cloud including the Software Defined Datacenter. It’s here, It’s here. The time has come for a new Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) release of ... continue reading
Creating a Group of Windows Computer and Health Service Watcher Objects

Creating a Group of Windows Computer and Health Service Watcher Objects

First published on TECHNET on Mar 20, 2012There are a lot of great blogs out there that discuss creating various types of groups ( Kevin Holman and Jonathan Almquist have a number of them), and the stuff that I do ... continue reading
Tough Questions Answered: Addressing Account Lockout via Adjusting Lockout Threshold in ADFS

Tough Questions Answered: Addressing Account Lockout via Adjusting Lockout Threshold in ADFS

This time I was involved in a root cause analysis on a customer site after a brute force attack vs some ADFS endpoints. Let me give you an overview of the infrastructure. ENVIRONMENT DESCRIPTION The customer environment is very huge ... continue reading
PowerShell Basics: How to Troubleshoot Active Directory Replication Issues

PowerShell Basics: How to Troubleshoot Active Directory Replication Issues

There are certain windows cmdlets and utilities which we can use for replication issues troubleshooting purpose. Among those, Repadmin.exe is most commonly used Microsoft utility. This is available in servers which have AD DS or AD LDS role installed. It ... continue reading