We Must Fundamentally Transform Our Approach to Security

This week, we have a different style of article.  In this post, folks step back and look at “big picture” strategy rather than the technical/tactical details of IT operations.  This broadly collaborative effort about Identity and Security was developed over a long period of time with input from many people across MCS, PFE and the Cybersecurity groups… Read more

DNS Policies in Windows Server 2016 Tech Preview 2

Hello – Gary Green and Mike Kline here to bring you Ask PFE Plat’s very first post regarding Windows Server 2016 (well, Technical Preview #2, to be specific)! Over the years, Microsoft Windows Server DNS has provided excellent functionality and a frequently-expanding feature-set for our customers.  Our friends in the DNS Product Group are hard at… Read more

Working with the VMAgent on Microsoft Azure IaaS VMs

Ahhh, welcome to summer. The cool splashing blue water of the municipal pool. Blue-raz slushies from Tropical Snow. Bright, clear blue skies. Sometimes all that blue makes me think of Azure – the colors of the portal, the logo and the word itself – Azure – is a type of blue. Gary Green and Mike… Read more

RPC Endpoint Mapper Returns Dynamic Port Incorrectly When Active Directory is Configured to Use Static Port

Hi Folks, Gary Green, Lakshman Hariharan and Rick Sasser here with a new post on RPC. The purpose of this post is to draw attention to an issue that our friends in the Directory Services team have uncovered where the RPC Endpoint Mapper (EPM) returns a dynamic port incorrectly instead of the static Active Directory… Read more

Mailbag: New Year New Questions (Issue #5)

Hey y'all, Mark and Tom and some new members to AskPFEPlat to tackle your questions in the new year. Hope everyone was able to take some time off and re-charge. How are those new year's resolutions going? Be healthier? Read more? Learn a new technology? Get certified? More on that later. By this point in… Read more