NDES EncryptedPassword

While doing some NDES work in my lab I found that my SCEP Administrative site  http://subca.contoso.corp/certsrv/mscep_admin/  was generating a HTTP 500 error. The application event log contained the following two entries following any unsuccessful attempt to reach the SCEP admin site: Log Name:  Application Source:  Microsoft-Windows-NetworkDeviceEnrollmentService Event ID:  2 Level:  Error Description: The Network Device…

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The Risk of Security Only Updates

This week I worked with a customer to resolve an issue where there was concern that users were having an Active Directory Kerberos authentication issue.  Users were unable to log into LINUX systems using their Active Directory credentials.  The prevailing thought was that an update had broken the system and needed to be rolled back. …

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SCCM Client for LINUX on FIPS Enabled Systems

Many organizations in the Public Sector as well as businesses that interact with Public Sector entities are required to adhere to the U.S. Government Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) Publication 140 for cryptographic systems and modules.  See https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/TrustCenter/Compliance/FIPS The compliance applies to hardware, firmware and software that use cryptographic-based security systems.  Operating systems protect and…

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