LogicalStandard Switch Deployment Failures in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2016 (UR 6)

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Field Notes: The case of buried Active Directory Account Management Security Audit Policy events

Security auditing is one of the most powerful tools that you can use to maintain the integrity of your system.  As part of your overall security strategy, you should determine the level of auditing that is appropriate for your environment.  Auditing should identify attacks (successful or not) that pose a threat to your network, and…


Infrastructure + Security: Noteworthy News (January, 2019)

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Field Notes: The case of the failed SQL Server Failover Cluster Instance – Binaries Disks Added to Cluster

I paid a customer a visit a while ago and was requested to assist with a SQL Server Failover Cluster issue they were experiencing.  They had internally transferred the case from the SQL team to folks who look after the Windows Server platform as they could not pick up anything relating to SQL during initial…


Save The Date – End of Exchange 2010 Support–T Minus 1 Year

January 2020 is going to be a very important month.  There are multiple large and important products which will exit out of their extended support lifecycle phase.  The list includes Exchange 2010. We reviewed this a year ago, to provide additional warning and notification as many customers still run Exchange 2010 on-premises.  For those who…


Understanding Volume Activation Services – Part 1 (KMS and MAK)

Windows Activation and KMS have been around for many years – and still – a lot of people don’t understand the basics of Windows activation, what are the differences between KMS and MAK, and how to choose the best Volume Activation method that meets the organization’s needs. In this blog post, we’ll shed some light on these…


Kalenderwoche 2/2019 für IT-Experten im Rückblick: Azure Data Box Disk, Microsoft 365, Azure SQL Database und mehr

Was hat sich in der vergangenen Woche für IT-Professionals getan? Gab es wichtige Ankündigungen oder neue Wissensressourcen? Unser TechWiese-Team hat zehn interessante Links für Sie zusammengestellt. Viel Spaß beim Stöbern! Azure Data Box Disk jetzt allgemein verfügbar CIS Microsoft 365 Foundations Benchmark: Best Practices für die sichere Nutzung von Microsoft 365 (engl.) Cloud-Migration: Verbesserungen bei…


Script to Clear Credman

With my customer facing role, there are lot of demonstrations to enterprise customers.  Manually reverting machines back to the initial starting point for the next demo can be time consuming and error prone. One example of this is clearing out the contents on Window’s Credential Manager.  There is no option to do a block select…


Infrastructure + Security: Noteworthy News (December, 2018)

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SCCM on Windows Server 2016: The Defender Gotcha

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