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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
How to Configure BitLocker Encrypted Clustered Disks in Windows Server 2012

How to Configure BitLocker Encrypted Clustered Disks in Windows Server 2012

First published on MSDN on Jul 20, 2012 Windows Server 2012 introduces the ability to encrypt Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) using BitLocker®. You can learn more about BitLocker here . Data on a lost or stolen storage is vulnerable to ... 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
Windows Defender System Guard runtime attestation architecture

Introducing Windows Defender System Guard runtime attestation

At Microsoft, we want users to be in control of their devices, including knowing the security health of these devices. If important security features should fail, users should be aware. Windows Defender System Guard runtime attestation, a new Windows platform ... continue reading
Windows Event Viewer showing the Hyper-V-VMMS Admin log

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

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 Hyper-V Event Log”). This post gives a short ... continue reading

Shielded VM local mode and HGS mode

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 already been running shielded VMs on client. This ... continue reading
Why use shielded VMs for your privileged access workstation (PAW) solution?

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

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 sharing our reasoning for building the PAW solution ... continue reading