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IIS Best Practices

It has been almost eight years since I first wrote a blog on IIS best practices. During this time, several new versions of IIS have arrived, some reached end of lifecycle; we were introduced a new development platform called .NET ... continue reading
How to Implement Center for Internet Security (CIS) recommendations for Azure

How to Implement Center for Internet Security (CIS) recommendations for Azure

In the big wide world of security, it can be hard to know what Azure resource settings give you the best possible security posture. Organisations like the USA-based National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Center for Internet Security ... continue reading

SMB over QUIC

Heya folks, Ned here again. I wrote a new blog post, SMB over QUIC: Files Without the VPN. Learn about this new optional feature coming to replace TCP/IP for scenarios like hybrid computing and mobile workers - VPN'less SMB 3.1.1 ... continue reading
SMB over QUIC: Files Without the VPN

SMB over QUIC: Files Without the VPN

Hi folks, Ned Pyle guest-posting today about SMB over QUIC, a game-changer coming to Windows, Windows Server, and Azure Files. In today’s world, SMB file share access for mobile users requires expensive & complex VPNs. Departments trying to use Azure ... continue reading
Initially Isolate Tier 0 Assets with Group Policy to Start Administrative Tiering

Initially Isolate Tier 0 Assets with Group Policy to Start Administrative Tiering

Hello everyone, my name is Daniel Metzger and I am a Senior Premier Field Engineer for Secure Infrastructure based in Switzerland. In this post, I am going to show you how to use a minimal set of Group Policy objects ... continue reading

How will Certificate Transparency affect existing Active Directory Certificate Services environments?

First published on TECHNET on Mar 12, 2018Wes Hammond here from Premier Field Engineering. It has been a while since I posted anything, but I wanted to step back into the spotlight to talk a little bit about something a ... continue reading

Implementing LDAPS (LDAP over SSL)

First published on TECHNET on Jun 02, 2011 LDAP over SSL (LDAPS) is becoming an increasingly hot topic - perhaps it is because Event Viewer ID 1220 is catching people's attention in the Directory Service Log or just that people ... continue reading
Verifying The SSL Certificate Expiration with a tool

Verifying The SSL Certificate Expiration with a tool

First published on TECHNET on Feb 21, 2011 An active member of our community developed a very handy tool to verify - or let's actually say monitor - the validity of SSL server certificates. After downloading and extracting the the ... continue reading

Common Questions about SHA2 and Windows

First published on TECHNET on Feb 08, 2011 Since my last post about SHA2 and Windows I’ve received numerous questions from customers and partners around three particular scenarios. This post will try to address those questions. Windows XP/2003 Enrollment in ... continue reading

SHA2 and Windows

First published on TECHNET on Sep 30, 2010 UPDATE (2/8): Based on some recent questions, additional information has been posted about SHA2 and Windows. Introduction We’ve recently received a couple of requests from customers around the functionality of SHA-256 when ... continue reading