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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
Overview of Host Guardian Service (HGS) Diagnostics

Overview of Host Guardian Service (HGS) Diagnostics

First published on TECHNET on May 04, 2016 [This post is authored by Jim Hughes, Software Engineer for the Windows Server Team] The Host Guardian Service (HGS) is a principal component in enabling Hyper-V to host Shielded VMs in Windows ... continue reading
Step by Step - Configuring Key Protection for the Host Guardian Service in Windows Server 2016

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

First published on TECHNET on Mar 28, 2016 [This post is authored by Sumesh Kumar, Program Manager for the Enterprise and Security Product Team] The “Key Protection Service” (KPS) is one of the two services that run as part of ... continue reading
Step by Step - Configuring Guarded Hosts with Virtual Machine Manager 2016

Step by Step – Configuring Guarded Hosts with Virtual Machine Manager 2016

First published on TECHNET on Mar 21, 2016 [This post is authored by John Patterson, Program Manager for the System Center Product Team] In this blog I want to talk about setting up guarded hosts using Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) ... 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
Everything you need to know about Windows Server 2019 – Part 3

Everything you need to know about Windows Server 2019 – Part 3

This blog post was authored by Dean Wells, Principal Program Manager, Windows Server. In the preceding blogs, you were given a video-tour of some of the high-level advancements made in Windows Server 2019 that touched on areas such as the ... continue reading

What is new in Windows 10 1803 for PAW?

In this blog post, I’ll walk you through the new features which are relevant to the PAW solution in the latest Windows 10 1803 release. Offline HGS Prior to 1803 release, to start a shielded VM, the host must connect ... continue reading
PAW deployment guide

PAW deployment guide

After running the PAW TAP program on the solution explained in this blogpost, I received tons of interests and great feedback. While the team is investigating on a plan, a lot of customers are asking how they can deploy PAW ... continue reading

Apply Code Integrity Policy without reboot

There is a new Code Integrity policy option introduced in Windows 10, and it is available in Windows Server 2019 insider build “Update Policy No Reboot”. I got numerous questions around how to use this option, and here is the ... continue reading