Pass-the-Hash Lab

If you haven’t seen how a PtH attack works first hand, I highly recommend this lab. It walks through using mimikatz to use an NTLM hash to authenticate to a domain controller, then uses the PtH mitigations in Server 2016 like credential guard to defend. Credential Guard lab companion

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Using Azure Automation with Multiple Subscriptions

Azure Automation is very useful for almost every Azure administrator, but it can be challenging to figure out how to run a process across multiple subscriptions. Below we’ll walk through the steps to run a PowerShell run book across multiple subscriptions with the assumption that the automation account already exists in one subscription. For information…

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RDP not working over Azure S2S VPN with Palo Alto

I ran into an interesting issue with a customer this week. We were deploying a route based VPN from Azure Resource Manager to the customer’s Palo Alto PA-5020 running PANOS 7.1.8. We were able to stand up the VPN tunnel easily enough but we could not RDP to VMs running in Azure using the VPN…

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Greenfield Test Environments in Azure

Most IT pros will use and re-use environments for testing anything and everything as well as learning new technologies. Often, building a lab from scratch with AD, Exchange, maybe some other forests, etc can be a very time consuming task. Azure gives us the ability to build a lab once with all the components we generally…

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