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Looking at the Hyper-V Event Log (January 2018 edition)

Looking at the Hyper-V Event Log (January 2018 edition)

First published on TECHNET on Jan 23, 2018 Hyper-V has changed over the last few years and so has our event log structure. With that in mind, here is an update of Ben's original post in 2009 ("Looking at the ... continue reading

Migrating local VM owner certificates for VMs with vTPM

First published on TECHNET on Dec 14, 2017 Whenever I want to replace or reinstall a system which is used to run virtual machines with a virtual trusted platform module (vTPM), I've been facing a challenge: For hosts that are ... continue reading

What is new in Windows 10 1803 for PAW?

First published on TECHNET on Jun 08, 2018 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 ... continue reading

Shielded VM local mode and HGS mode

First published on TECHNET on Jan 05, 2018 With the new capability in Windows 10, version 1709, Windows Client can host shielded VMs while using remote Host Guardian Service (HGS) attestation. This caused some confusion as people stated they have ... continue reading
Why use shielded VMs for your privileged access workstation (PAW) solution?

Why use shielded VMs for your privileged access workstation (PAW) solution?

First published on TECHNET on Nov 29, 2017 It’s great to see customers trying out PAWs and it’s generating a lot of great questions. Many questions are related to shielded VMs so I’d like to focus this blog post on ... continue reading
PAW host buildout

PAW host buildout

First published on TECHNET on Oct 17, 2017 Continuing with the PAW series, in this blog post, I'd like to share the details of what we are planning to configure the host. I'd love to hear your thoughts, feedback about ... continue reading

Frequently Asked Questions About HGS Certificates

First published on TECHNET on Oct 09, 2017 The Host Guardian Service uses public key cryptography extensively to protect shielded VMs from attackers. Any time certificates with public-private key pairs come into play, there are bound to be many questions ... continue reading

Shielded VMs – additional considerations when running a guarded fabric

First published on TECHNET on Apr 21, 2017 So you’ve deployed a guarded fabric and your VMs are running happily. Having now reached that perfect steady state, let's have a look at the operational and administrative differences relative to a ... continue reading
Shielded VMs: A conceptual review of the components and steps necessary to deploy a guarded fabric

Shielded VMs: A conceptual review of the components and steps necessary to deploy a guarded fabric

First published on TECHNET on Mar 14, 2017 [This post was authored by Dean Wells, Principal Program Manager on the Windows Server team] If you're anything like me, you probably find it immensely helpful having an end-to-end conceptual view of ... 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
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