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Rename DC to preserve OLD Name and IP address

Rename DC to preserve OLD Name and IP address

One of the needs that arise during an Active Directory upgrade is to have to rename the new Domain Controllers with the Name and IP of the old ones. This should be avoided, application owners should be advised about the ... continue reading
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Monitoring Azure SQL Database with Telegraf

In a prior blog, we had described the Real-time monitoring for Azure SQL Database Managed Instance using the Telegraf SQL plugin. In addition to Managed Instance support, Telegraf now also includes support for Azure SQL Database single databases, and can ... continue reading
Bring your own LOLBin: Multi-stage, fileless Nodersok campaign delivers rare Node.js-based malware

Bring your own LOLBin: Multi-stage, fileless Nodersok campaign delivers rare Node.js-based malware

We’ve discussed the challenges that fileless threats pose in security, and how Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (Microsoft Defender ATP) employs advanced strategies to defeat these sophisticated threats. Part of the slyness of fileless malware is their use of living-off-the-land ... continue reading
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Controlling write-through behaviors in SMB

Heya folks, Ned here again. In my continuing series on offbeat SMB settings, today I’m going to explain how to control SMB write-through and data consistency in Windows 10 and Windows Server. Background Network protocols like SMB or NFS are ... continue reading

Optimizing Hyper-V Live Migrations on an Hyperconverged Infrastructure

We have been doing some extensive testing in how to best configure Hyper-V live migration to achieve the best performance and highest level of availability. Recommendations: Configure Live Migration to use SMB. This must be performed on all nodes [crayon-5f6e77546004d695915790/] ... continue reading
Tuning Failover Cluster Network Thresholds

Tuning Failover Cluster Network Thresholds

Windows Server Failover Clustering is a high availability platform that is constantly monitoring the network connections and health of the nodes in a cluster. If a node is not reachable over the network, then recovery action is taken to recover ... continue reading

What is built-in intelligence in Azure SQL Database?

First published on MSDN on Sep 12, 2018 Azure SQL Database is a fully managed latest stable version of SQL Server Database Engine hosted in Azure cloud that has several built-in features that protect and manage your data. These features ... continue reading
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What’s new in Azure Firewall

This post was co-authored by Anitha Adusumilli, Principal Program Manager, Azure Networking. Today we are happy to share several key Azure Firewall capabilities as well as update on recent important releases into general availability (GA) and preview. Multiple public IPs ... continue reading

25 reasons to choose Azure Stack HCI

This blog post was authored by Dianna Marks, Product Marketing Manager, Windows Server Marketing. At the Windows Server Summit in May, Cosmos Darwin and Greg Cusanza from the Windows Server team presented a lightning round all about hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) ... 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