Deployment Security Designs for Forefront IAG/UAG Virtual Appliances

One of the most compelling capabilities being added in IAG SP2 (which will also be available in UAG) is the ‘virtual appliance’ installation option. A virtual appliance is a preconfigured, ready to use Virtual Machine that already has Windows Server and IAG / UAG installed. Microsoft will build the VHD and make it available for…

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To Cluster or Not to Cluster CAs

One of the many enhancements in Active Directory Certificate Services in Windows Server 2008 is support for 2 node active / passive clustering. We have a great whitepaper, Configuring and Troubleshooting Certification Authority Clustering in Windows Server 2008, which walks you through the setup process. Because we just leverage the Failover Clustering already in Windows,…

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