Checking security protocols and ciphers on your Exchange servers

Microsoft states that Exchange 2010 and 2013 are secure out of the box. With this they mean that every traffic coming in and out of Exchange is one way or another encrypted with security protocols. Whether this is web traffic or specific for SMTP. Even IMAP and POP are enabled with mandatory encryption (although the … Continue reading "Checking security protocols and ciphers on your Exchange servers"

The DirTeam.com / ActiveDir.org Weblogs on Twitter

The DirTeam.com / ActiveDir.org Weblogs are the most active Active Directory-related blogging resource on the web, next to Microsofts own TechNet blogs. As mentioned in the previous blogpost, the topics and areas of information you, as our respected readers, read is diverse and ranges from Windows Server-specific configurations to Exchange Server load-balancing. This is just the way we like … Continue reading "The DirTeam.com / ActiveDir.org Weblogs on Twitter"

I’m hosting three (sold-out) Windows Server 2012 R2 IT Camps with Daniel van Soest

Remember when I hosted a Microsoft Windows Server IT Camp with Tony Krijnen in December of 2012? Now, as part of my virtual Technical Evangelist (vTE) role within Microsoft Netherlands, I’m hosting IT Camps again. Last time, I had a good time and the pictures to show it. So, it should not come as a … Continue reading "I’m hosting three (sold-out) Windows Server 2012 R2 IT Camps with Daniel van Soest"

Dirteam Bloggers at LyncConf 2014

From Saturday February 15, 2014 to February 22, 2014, I will be in Las Vegas to attend LyncConf 2014. I’m very excited! Together with my colleague and fellow Dirteam blogger Robin Gilijamse, I will be getting all the ins and outs on the subject of Microsoft Lync and Unified Communications. The 2014 Lync Conference will … Continue reading "Dirteam Bloggers at LyncConf 2014"

SkyDrive crashes on my domain machine

I while ago I wrote about restoring your Win-X menu when this did not show up after migrating from a Windows 7 member client to a Windows 8 member client. And by member client I mean active directory member. It turns out this problem still exists in Windows 8.1. Also in Windows 8.1 there seems … Continue reading "SkyDrive crashes on my domain machine"

Inconsistent Membership of a Security Group

I ran across an issue the other day that had me scratching my head and calling PSS to try and track down the problem. For some reason we had members of a security group that were inconsistently being denied access to RDP to our SQL servers.  There is a special group the SQL DB's belonged … Continue reading "Inconsistent Membership of a Security Group"