Let's Tech: Windows Azure with Hyper-V Replica (Step-By-Step) Creating a Virtual Machine Cloud DR

[View:https://youtu.be/URY8CA2QOVQ:0:0] In this episode of “Let’s Tech” I take a couple of Hyper-V Virtual Machines and enable them for Replica, but this time to the Cloud using Microsoft Azure. I cover the setup, planned and unplanned failovers, DR testing, and a host of other options. This is an incredibly easy BC DR solution that can…

0

Populate “Terminals” Favorites XML Using A.D. – and keep your OU’s!

So a quick little bit of background on this one. If you’re already using RDCMan (a.k.a. Remote Desktop Connection Manager) you’ve probably noticed it hasn’t been updated in a while. It isn’t an “official” Microsoft project, it isn’t open source, and the last version of it was released quite a while ago. I won’t go…

4

Let's Tech: What's New In Windows Server Technical Preview

[View:https://youtu.be/yZqad04CQxQ:0:0] In this episode of Let's Tech, will it be called Windows Server 10? Who knows, but I downloaded a copy and fired it up. The commentary is about the new features and in the video we take a look at the new Desktop and the new Start Menu (not a start screen in this…

0

Performance Series: Why Is My DC Slow?

I’m starting a new grouping of videos called the “Performance Series” which will be a break-out of the “Let’s Tech” videos. I’m releasing the first two videos in this series today, and I’m really excited about them. Hope you enjoy! In this two part Performance Series on slow Domain Controllers I cover how to identify…

3

Let's Tech: Import Lots of Users into AD For Testing

[View:https://youtu.be/cj1OsUqJaTM:0:0] Welcome to another Let's Tech… I don't particularly like having user1, user2, user3, user4 as a bed of test users. So in this episode I'll show you a more interesting way to populate your pre-prod environment. This I am doing ahead of another Let's Tech episode that I am working on about AD Performance,…

0

Active Directory ACL’s Randomly Revert

I ran into a strange one recently. I have been trying to delegate some permissions to people to manage objects in AD. For *some* but not all, after I’d make the change, the ACL’s were reverting back. Sometimes in a few minutes and sometimes nearly an hour later. I thought I had a replication issue…

0

SQL Event ID 18456: Login failed for user Reason: Token-based server access validation failed

If you get event ID 18456 with Source MSSQLSERVER in your application and SQL logs with the verbiage of "Login failed for user 'domain\service.account.you.use'. Reason: Token-based server access validation failed with an infrastructure error. Check for previous errors" somebody may have messed with your "CONNECT SQL" permissions.Everybody who reads this blog knows that I'm not…

20

Event ID 1057 – The Terminal Server has failed to create a new self signed certificate

If you receive Event ID 1057 – "The Terminal Server has failed to create a new self signed certificate to be used for Terminal Server authentication on SSL connections. The relevant status code was Key not valid for use in specified state" from source TerminalServices-RemoteConnectionManager in the System event log, you may have an issue…

24

Mitigating the Risk of Lateral Movement

In the news recently, you’ve probably read a lot about Pass the Hash. I wanted to talk about another similar security threat that is often outlined in these whitepapers, and what we did at my customer to solve the problem. In just about every large organization, servers and workstations are built from a standard image…

0