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The RC4 Removal Files Part 1: What’s in an error message?

I've been doing system administration since roughly 1994 and in that time I've come to realize one thing: making changes to established environments always causes a ripple effect. The impact of changes usually doesn't surface right away, so associating the ... continue reading
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MTU Size Matters

The Problem "The internet is down!" This is how I am greeted after a long day at work. My teenage son, who plays virtually every game known to mankind, could not join the majority of game servers for his favorite ... 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

Fix for the Storage Migration Service “Couldn’t transfer storage on any of the endpoints” issue

Heya folks, Ned here again. For those of you seeing this issue: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/storage/storage-migration-service/known-issues#error-couldnt-transfer-storage-on-any-of-the-endpoints-and-check-if-the-source-device-is-online---we-couldnt-access-it With an error in WAC like: "Couldn't transfer storage on any of the endpoints. 0x9044" And detailed error in WAC like: "Check if the source device is ... continue reading
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CISO series: Lessons learned from the Microsoft SOC—Part 3a: Choosing SOC tools

The Lessons learned from the Microsoft SOC blog series is designed to share our approach and experience with security operations center (SOC) operations. Our learnings in the series come primarily from Microsoft’s corporate IT security operation team, one of several ... continue reading
Top 10 Networking Features in Windows Server 2019: #10 Accurate Network Time

Top 10 Networking Features in Windows Server 2019: #10 Accurate Network Time

First published on TECHNET on Jul 18, 2018This blog is part of a series for the Top 10 Networking Features in Windows Server 2019!-- Due to the move of blog locations, if you find a broken link, please check https://aka.ms/W32Time ... continue reading
AAD Dynamic Groups, Controlled MFA Registration, Intune + Admin Templates and AIP Log Analytics

AAD Dynamic Groups, Controlled MFA Registration, Intune + Admin Templates and AIP Log Analytics

Hi folks – this morning, I’m taking a little side-trip away from my series about the modern Microsoft productivity platform for a brief review of a handful of new or lesser-known gems. I’m going to touch on four capabilities, all ... continue reading

Decoding Bugcheck 0x0000009E

First published on MSDN on Nov 13, 2013 In the System event log you may find an event similar to the following: Event ID: 1001 Source: Microsoft-Windows-WER-SystemErrorReporting Description: The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x0000009e (0x0000000000000000, ... continue reading
Failed Login Report Using Log Analytics and Logic Apps

Failed Login Report Using Log Analytics and Logic Apps

My name is Brad Watts and I’m a SCOM PFE. I wanted to take a little bit of time to demonstrate how you can use Azure Log Analytics along with Azure Logic Apps to email out reports on important information ... 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