Infrastructure + Security: Noteworthy News (April, 2018)

Hi there! Stanislav Belov is here with the next issue of the Infrastructure + Security: Noteworthy News series!   As a reminder, the Noteworthy News series covers various areas, to include interesting news, announcements, links, tips and tricks from Windows, Azure, and Security worlds on a monthly basis. Enjoy!  Microsoft Azure Application Security Groups now generally… Read more

Making Sense of Replication Schedules in PowerShell

Hi all! Jan-Hendrik Peters, PFE, here to talk to you today about using PowerShell to view replication schedules. Automation with PowerShell is a part of our daily life. However, there are certain things that are for some reason not achievable with PowerShell out of the box. One of them is getting useful output for replication… Read more

Nano Server 2018 Update

Hello again! Allen Sudbring here, PFE in the central region, bringing you some news on Nano server and an update to the blog post I did back in the Windows Server Technical Preview time frame on configuring and deploying Nano Server, located here (link: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/askpfeplat/2016/04/26/deploying-and-configuring-windows-nano-server-2016-tp4/). This massive blog post covered everything from management to deployment… Read more

Windows Subsystem for Linux and BASH Shell (2018 Update)

Hello Everyone! Allen Sudbring here again, PFE in the Central Region, with an update to a blog post that I did on the Windows Subsystem for Linux and Bash On Ubuntu, found here,(link: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/askpfeplat/2016/05/02/installing-bash-on-ubuntu-on-windows-10-insider-preview/). It’s been awhile since I posted on this topic and I wanted to update everyone with the exciting new options with… Read more

Rescued by Procmon: The Case of the Certificate Authority Unable to Issue Certificates due to Revocation Failures

Hello Everyone, my name is Zoheb Shaikh and I’m a Premier Field Engineer with Microsoft India. I am back again with another blog and today I’ll share with you something interesting that I came across recently which caused the Certificate Authority to go down, and how I was able to isolate the issue by using… Read more

Infrastructure + Security: Noteworthy News (March, 2018)

Hi there! Stanislav Belov is back to bring you the next issue of the Infrastructure + Security: Noteworthy News series!   As a reminder, the Noteworthy News series covers various areas, to include interesting news, announcements, links, tips and tricks from Windows, Azure, and Security worlds on a monthly basis. Enjoy!  Microsoft Azure Just-in-Time VM Access… Read more

Troubleshooting Active Directory Based Activation (ADBA) clients that do not activate

Hello everyone! My name is Mike Kammer, and I have been a Platforms PFE with Microsoft for just over two years now. I recently helped a customer with deploying Windows Server 2016 in their environment. We took this opportunity to also migrate their activation methodology from a KMS Server to Active Directory Based Activation. As… Read more

10 Tips and Tricks from the Field

Hello All. The AskPFEPlat team is here today with you in force. Recently we put together 10 Tips and Tricks from the Field – a collection of tips and tricks in our tool belt that we use on occasion. We wanted share these with all our readers in-an-effort to make your day a little easier…. Read more

The Adventure Begins: Plan and Establish Hybrid Identity with Azure AD Connect (Microsoft Enterprise Mobility and Security)

Greetings and salutations fellow Internet travelers! Michael Hildebrand here…as some of you might recall, I used to pen quite a few posts here, but a while back, I changed roles within Microsoft and ‘Hilde – PFE’ was no longer. Since leaving the ranks of PFE, I’ve spent the last couple of years focused on enterprise… Read more

PKI Basics: How to Manage the Certificate Store

Hello all! Nathan Penn and Jason McClure here to cover some PKI basics, techniques to effectively manage certificate stores, and also provide a script we developed to deal with common certificate store issue we have encountered in several enterprise environments (certificate truncation due to too many installed certificate authorities). PKI Basics To get started we… Read more