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Securing Applications with Least Privileged Service Accounts

Securing Applications with Least Privileged Service Accounts

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Windows Server 101: Understanding Third Party Security Configuration Baselines

Windows Server 101: Understanding Third Party Security Configuration Baselines

Windows Server 2016 comes reasonably secure “out of the box”. But it’s important to remember that while the server is reasonably secure, not every security control that is can be configured for Windows Server 2016 (and the more recently released ... continue reading
Configuration Manager: ‘The encryption type requested is not supported by the KDC’ Error When Running Reports

Configuration Manager: ‘The encryption type requested is not supported by the KDC’ Error When Running Reports

Introduction Hello, my name is Richard McIver and I’m a Premier Field Engineer with Microsoft specializing in System Center Configuration Manager. I was recently working with a customer who suddenly started receiving a strange KDC error when attempting to run ... continue reading
NativeCountersCollection.ps1 – The story of the long running script

NativeCountersCollection.ps1 – The story of the long running script

First published on TECHNET on Sep 05, 2017 Hi SCOM guys and IT Guys, I want to share something interesting about the Performance Collection done by the Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Management Pack . On one of my customers, we ... continue reading

Hardening Windows Server 101: Understanding Third Party Security Configuration Baselines

Windows Server 2016 comes reasonably secure “out of the box”. But it’s important to remember that while the server is reasonably secure, not every security control that is can be configured for Windows Server 2016 (and the more recently released ... continue reading

SCCM on Windows Server 2016: The Defender Gotcha

Hello! My name is Todd Linke, and I am a Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft where I specialize in System Center Configuration Manager. I was working with some customers who were seeing strange behavior on their SCCM Site Servers. In ... continue reading
PowerShell Basics: Finding Your Way in the PowerShell Console

PowerShell Basics: Finding Your Way in the PowerShell Console

For me, one of the most important features of PowerShell is the ability to find all the answers you need in the shell. From the early days, PowerShell has included commands for finding cmdlets and functions within the shell including ... continue reading
Is Group Policy Slowing Me Down?

Is Group Policy Slowing Me Down?

First published on TechNet on Sep 03, 2018 Hello all, Nathan Penn back again to cover one of the more frequently brought up topics: System bootup and user logon performance – Specifically "Is group policy slowing me down in my ... continue reading
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Step-By-Step: Enabling Advanced Security Audit Policy via Directory Services Access

Active directory is one of the more impactful services from a security perspective within an organization. Even small changes with in an Organization’s AD can cause a major business impact. Preventing any unauthorized access and unplanned changes in an AD ... continue reading
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