Update Microsoft’s first Patch Tuesday of 2022 has, for some people, broken Hyper-V and sent domain controllers into boot loops. A Register reader contacted regarding KB5009624which they claim “breaks hypervisors running on WS2012R2”. “I’m dealing with this right now and it’s a problem,” our reader said. “After several attempts andRead More →

Microsoft today warned customers to fix two Active Directory Domain Service privilege escalation security flaws that, when combined, allow attackers to easily take control of Windows domains. The company released security updates to address the two security vulnerabilities (tracked as CVE-2021-42287 and CVE-2021-42278 and reported by Catalyst IT’s Andrew Bartlett)Read More →

To ward off the attack known as PetitPotam, Microsoft advises you to disable NTLM authentication on your Windows domain controller. Image: iStockphoto/ipopba Microsoft is issuing an alert about a threat against Windows domain controllers that would allow attackers to capture NTLM (NT LAN Manager) credentials and certificates. In a noticeRead More →

Another potential mitigation has emerged for the PrintNightmare zero-day virus, which allows low-privileged users to run code as SYSTEM on Windows domain controllers: remove those people from a backwards compatibility group. The zero-day hole was revealed earlier this week after an infosec research firm mistakenly published proof-of-concept exploit code forRead More →

Manage and integrate Microsoft® Active Directory® (AD) is a challenge for administrators looking to unify their environment. Active Directory works wonders if the environment is all Windows® and on-site, but in the evolution of the remote working environment, this creates more challenges. Ability to integrate Mac®linux®, and applications outside theRead More →

Auditing helps you collect activities performed by various components of an Active Directory domain controller. Microsoft provides audit configuration for domain controllers to help Active Directory administrators audit events such as Active Directory Replication Events, Active Directory Configuration Events, Active Directory Change Events, and others events that a domain controllerRead More →

By Megan Anderson Posted on December 4, 2019 In the modern era of cloud services, many have wondered why they should build a domain controller. Of course, Microsoft® Active Directory® (AD) requires a domain controller to run AD domain services. This is one of the reasons. But why is itRead More →

Active Directory plays an important role in the operation of Microsoft Exchange. Active Directory and Exchange work closely together and if the domain controller becomes unavailable, Exchange will stop working due to its dependencies. In small environments, this can cause problems when only one domain controller has been configured –Read More →

Active Directory domain controllers are the backbone of the Active Directory subsystem. Any failure of an Active Directory domain controller can impact authentication and authorization services for users, computers, and applications running in your production environment. Microsoft has put a lot of effort into PowerShell scripting. Today, PowerShell is theRead More →

News Azure Active Directory Domain Services comes online Microsoft announced this week that its Azure Active Directory Domain Services are commercially available. The service, which facilitates authentication of access to so-called “legacy” applications running on Azure virtual machine infrastructure, has reached the milestone of “general availability”. The new service hadRead More →

News Microsoft publishes Azure Active Directory Domain Services and Proxy Previews Microsoft this week rolled out new preview releases for organizations using its Azure Active Directory services. The insights are remarkable for organizations attempting to leverage Microsoft’s Azure Active Directory cloud-based authentication services with their on-premises Active Directory identity andRead More →

Extract Active Directory Domain Services User Guide 2008. By John Policelli Posted by Sams ISBN-10: 0-672-33045-8 ISBN-13: 978-0-672-33045-2 In this chapter What’s New in Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Domain Services System requirements for Windows Server 2008 Installing Windows Server 2008 Active Directory has changed significantly in Windows Server 2008.Read More →