Windows

9 Things You Must Know About Mixed Environment Vulnerability Scanning

Posted by on Feb 17, 2014 in Windows

Tweet Here’s something to consider if you are running a mixed environment with systems on your network from a variety of manufacturers. You may think you’re “a Windows shop” but unless Microsoft started making printers and switches, and you managed to talk the security guy out of his Linux box and the marketing wizard out of her Mac, then there are all kinds of things running on your network that never came out of Redmond. To keep yourself, your data, and your systems protected, you need to run vulnerability scanning software. In a mixed environment such as yours, here are nine things...

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Configuring Active Directory (AD DS) in Windows Server 2012

Posted by on Jul 18, 2012 in Windows, Windows 2012

Tweet Windows Server 2012 introduces a plethora of new features with a key emphasis on Cloud integration being the buzz word in the industry over the last 24 months.  Windows continues to grow and mature as an operating system with the latest iteration being more secure, reliable and robust and more importantly making it easily interoperable with other systems. This post will focus on Installing a Windows 2012 Server and then promoting it as the first domain controller in a new Forest.  Even though the logical steps haven’t really changed dramatically since the introduction of Windows...

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Enabling the Active Directory Recycle Bin Feature on Windows 2008 R2

Posted by on Apr 28, 2010 in Windows, Windows 2008 R2

Tweet Windows 2008 R2 has introduced a number of compelling features that would entice any Windows administrator to upgrade to, and the most welcomed feature in my own opinion would have to be the Active Directory Recycle Bin.  Previous to the R2 upgrade, system admins and the like would have had to rely on paid 3rd party software that would take care of accidental deletions of users or even worst organizational units.  Those who did not make the investment in 3rd party software would have had to rely on system state backups which is always a disruptive process in the event that you needed...

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Remote Desktop Services in Windows 2008 R2 – Part 3 – RD Web Access & RemoteApp

Posted by on Nov 23, 2009 in Windows 2008 R2

Tweet Welcome back to the 3rd and final article in this series in installing and configuring your Remote Desktop Services in Windows 2008 R2, with the focus of today’s article around Remote Desktop (RD) Web Services (formerly referred to as TS Web Services) and utilising RemoteApp to publish applications to our RD Web Access web page and to the client desktop. For those that missed the previous 2 articles, you can access these from the links below; Remote Desktop Services in Windows 2008 R2 -Part 1 – Installation Remote Desktop Services in Windows 2008 R2 – Part 2 – RD Gateway RD...

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Remote Desktop Services in Windows 2008 R2 – Part 2 – RD Gateway

Posted by on Nov 16, 2009 in Windows 2008 R2

Tweet Welcome to the second article in this series on Remote Desktop Services in Windows 2008 R2.  We were first introduced to the Remote Desktop (RD) Gateway in the first release of Windows 2008 and as previously mentioned in part 1 of this series, the RD Gateway was formerly known as Terminal Server (TS) Gateway.  TS Gateway opened up Remote Access barriers providing access to our Terminal Servers via SSL or port 443, as opposed to the conventional “legacy” VPN access through either IPSEC or L2TP. In Windows Server 2008 R2, not much has changed and in today’s article I will provide...

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Remote Desktop Services in Windows 2008 R2 -Part 1

Posted by on Nov 12, 2009 in Windows 2008 R2

Tweet Windows Terminal Services has come a long way since its infancy and has improved with every version of Windows, and Windows 2008 R2 is no exception.  There are even noticeable differences between Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2 and should be highly considered as a worthy upgrade for those currently running older versions of the Windows component.  I first began working with Terminal Server technologies back in the day of WinFrame which was a “special” version of Windows NT 3.5.1 that was developed by Citrix.  Since then I have worked with all versions of Terminal Server from NT4...

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