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Step by Step: Creating a JEA endpoint for DNS management

First published on TECHNET on Mar 07, 2017 Just Enough Administration (JEA) provides a way for administrators to delegate certain admin tasks to non-administrators using PowerShell. Unlike some of the other built-in delegation solutions in Windows, JEA is not tied ... continue reading

Why you should not enable Credential Guard on Domain Controllers?

First published on TECHNET on Feb 21, 2017 Credential guard protects the credential derivatives like NTLM hash and Kerberos tickets; this TechNet article has a very detailed explanation as well as deployment guidelines. There was a recent change in this ... continue reading
Overview of Device Guard in Windows Server 2016

Overview of Device Guard in Windows Server 2016

First published on TECHNET on Sep 20, 2016 With thousands of new malware released every day, it may not be sufficient to only use signature-based detection to fight against malware. Device Guard on Windows Server 2016 changes from a mode ... continue reading
Reduce the number of admins on your servers with Just Enough Administration

Reduce the number of admins on your servers with Just Enough Administration

First published on TECHNET on Aug 29, 2016 Least Privilege As part of your information security strategy, you are probably familiar with the principle of least privilege . The concept itself is simple -- give your IT staff and end-users ... continue reading
Host Guardian Service - AD-based vs. TPM-based attestation

Host Guardian Service – AD-based vs. TPM-based attestation

First published on TECHNET on Aug 16, 2016 [This post is authored by Dean Wells, Principal Program Manager for the Windows Server Security Product Team] Overview The Host Guardian Service (HGS) is a new role in Windows Server 2016 that ... continue reading

A closer look at shielded VMs in Windows Server 2016

First published on TECHNET on May 10, 2016 [This blog post was originally published in the Windows Server Blog ] This post was authored by Jeff Woolsey, Principal Program Manager, Windows Server. On this week’s Microsoft Mechanics show, we bring ... continue reading
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
Deploying IaaS VM Guest Clusters in Microsoft Azure

Deploying IaaS VM Guest Clusters in Microsoft Azure

First published on MSDN on Feb 14, 2017 Authors: Rob Hindman and Subhasish Bhattacharya, Program Manager, Windows Server In this blog I am going to discuss deployment considerations and scenarios for IaaS VM Guest Clusters in Microsoft Azure. IaaS VM ... 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