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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 regular fabric.  The purpose of this blog isn’t to exhaustively walk you through some mundane […]

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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 what you’re doing before actually doing it–that’s the purpose of this blog. Deploying a guarded

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Use Windows Server 2016 to secure a jump server

First published on TECHNET on Feb 02, 2017 When talking to customers about the security features in Windows Server 2016, a common question keeps coming up, how do I secure my jump server? Recently, I worked with a Microsoft internal team to deploy Windows Server 2016 on their jump server; I thought it is a

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Step by step – Creating Shielded VMs without VMM

First published on TECHNET on Jun 06, 2016 Hi, I’m Jane, one of the newest members of the Windows Server Security Product Team. My very first hands-on experience is to deploy Shielded VMs with the minimum amount of hardware. It was fun and a great learning experience. I followed the comprehensive TP5 deployment guide on

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Step by Step – Creating Shielded VMs

First published on TECHNET on Mar 23, 2016 [This post is authored by Dean Wells, Principal Program Manager for the Windows Server Security Product Team] In this blog, we’ll walk through the steps necessary to create a shielded VM and briefly discuss each of the prerequisite pieces. For the purposes of the blog, we’ll walk

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Deploying IaaS VM Guest Clusters in Microsoft Azure

First published on MSDN on Feb 14, 2017 Authors: Rob Hindman and Subhasish Bhattacharya, Program Manager, Windows Server In this blog I am going to discuss deployment considerations and scenarios for IaaS VM Guest Clusters in Microsoft Azure. IaaS VM Guest Clustering in Microsoft Azure A guest cluster in Microsoft Azure is a Failover Cluster

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Step-By-Step: Creating an Azure Point-to-Site VPN

Site-to-Site VPN is the most common method organizations use to connect on-premises network to Azure vNet. This VPN connection is initiated in your edge firewall or router level. But what if you connecting from remote location such as home? We can use point-to-site method to do that. In this method it will use certificates to

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Installing and Configuring OpenSSH on Windows Server 2019

While I’ve never had a problem with PowerShell remoting for remote command line interaction with Windows Server, I’ve often found that it isn’t something that many systems administrators, especially those that work in heterogeneous environments, are entirely at ease with. I’ve lost count of the number of times that I’ve seen experienced admins RDP across

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Managing and Working with #Azure Network Security Groups (NSG) #Security #IaC #AzureDevOps

Microsoft Azure Network Security Group (NSG) When you are implementing your Microsoft Azure Design like a HUB-Spoke model you have to deal with security of your Azure environment (Virtual Datacenter). One of them are Network Security Groups to protect your Virtual networks and make communication between Azure subnets possible in a Secure Azure Virtual Datacenter.

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How to Run scripts on Azure Virtual Machines with the Run Command

I often need to run a simple task or retrieve information from an Azure VM. Most of the time I want to do so without creating an RDP or SSH session, exposing a WinRM or SSH port, and in some cases need to do so on a VM that is isolated from the internet. In

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