TLS Handshake errors and connection timeouts? Maybe it’s the CTL engine….

Hi There!  Marius and Tolu from the Directory Services Escalation Team.  Today, we’re going to talk about a little twist on some scenarios you may have come across at some point, where TLS connections fail or timeout for a variety of reasons.    You’re probably already familiar with some of the usual suspects like cipher suite… Read more

Speaking in Ciphers and other Enigmatic tongues…update!

Hi! Jim Tierney here again to talk to you about Cryptographic Algorithms, SCHANNEL and other bits of wonderment. My original post on the topic has gone through yet another rewrite to bring you up to date on recent changes in this  crypto space. So, your company purchases this new super awesome vulnerability and compliance management… Read more

Speaking in Ciphers and other Enigmatic tongues…

NOTE: This post has been completely revised and updated since its initial release in 2011.  Please see the newer version of this post here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/archive/2015/12/08/speaking-in-ciphers-and-other-enigmatic-tongues-update.aspx Hi! Jim here again to talk to you about Cryptographic Algorithms, SChannel and other bits of wonderment. So, your company purchases this new super awesome vulnerability and compliance management software… Read more

Friday Mail Sack: Geek Week Edition

Hey all, Ned here again. Welcome back from Christmas, New Years, etc. Today we talk some BitLocker, SSL, DFS, FRS, MS news, and some geeky goo. Despite us being offline for the past few weeks, we weren’t deluged with new questions – glad you took some time off, you deserved it. Yoink! Bitlocker key backup… Read more