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The Case of SPNs Breaking Group Policy Application

The Case of SPNs Breaking Group Policy Application

Hello Everyone, my name is Zoheb Shaikh and I’m a Solution Engineer working with Microsoft Mission Critical team (SMC). I’ll share with you something interesting that I came across recently where one of our Enterprise customers had multiple clients where ... continue reading

What’s the difference between Group Policy and Azure Policy?

To understand the difference between Group Policy and Azure Policy, we need to start with the architecture differences regarding how devices are seen in a Windows Server domain versus in Microsoft Azure. Traditional Group Policy architecture is based on Users ... continue reading
LDAP Channel Binding and LDAP Signing Requirements - JANUARY 2020 Updates

LDAP Channel Binding and LDAP Signing Requirements – JANUARY 2020 Updates

Hi All, Alan here again, this time trying to give some details on these two settings that will become active from January 2020 and they are creating some misunderstandings. Let’s start saying that since Windows Server 2008 we have events ... continue reading
Co-Management of Windows Updates Workloads

Co-Management of Windows Updates Workloads

This post is about co-managing the Windows Update policies workload between Configuration Manager and Intune. Overview Organizations today are looking for an integrated endpoint management platform which can ensure all devices whether owned by the business or personally owned stay ... continue reading
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What are the Differences Between Azure Active Directory and Azure Active Directory Domain Services?

I met with some customers last week, and we had a great conversation about Active Directory and the differences between all the flavours available to them when adopting a hybrid posture. More specifically, what are the difference between: Azure Active ... continue reading
How can you capture a Windows XP image using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager OSD?

How can you capture a Windows XP image using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager OSD?

First published on TECHNET on Mar 27, 2012 Authored by Santos Martinez Have you received this question? Let’s do some meditation on the Dojo about this. Here is the answer. Like a Ninja on the Shadows. There are multiple solutions ... continue reading
Disable SMBv1 in your environments with Configuration Manager Compliance Settings

Disable SMBv1 in your environments with Configuration Manager Compliance Settings

First published on TECHNET on May 22, 2017Authored by Cameron CoxNOTE: I have updated this blog to remove SMB1 LanmanServer from 2012/8+.There has been lots of buzz over the recent ransomware attacks. One of the mitigations to keep the attack ... continue reading
Top 3 ConfigMgr 2012 Client Installation Methods

Top 3 ConfigMgr 2012 Client Installation Methods

First published on TECHNET on Sep 27, 2013Authored by Santos MartinezHello, ConfigNinja here writing from Germany. Many customers have asked me about what is the best method to achieve a higher number of client installs. And this got me thinking ... continue reading
Security Compliance Manager 3.0 now available for download!

Security Compliance Manager 3.0 now available for download!

First published on TECHNET on Jan 29, 2013Authored by Santos MartinezSecure your environment with SCM 3.0! The Security Compliance Manager (SCM) is a free tool from the Microsoft Solution Accelerators team that enables you to quickly configure and manage the ... continue reading
New Baselines For Securing Windows Server 2012 And Windows 8 Environments Now Available For Beta Review!

New Baselines For Securing Windows Server 2012 And Windows 8 Environments Now Available For Beta Review!

First published on TECHNET on Oct 01, 2012Authored by Santos Martinez Security Compliance Manager 3.0 (SCM 3.0) is now available for download! SCM 3.0 is a free tool from the Microsoft Solution Accelerators team that enables you to quickly configure ... continue reading