Using the new Active Directory PowerShell Cmdlets on down-level and module-less systems

Last week, we discussed the new Active Directory Domain Services-related PowerShell Cmdlets in Windows Server 2012 R2. In the requirements I mentioned that you needed at least one system with the Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows 8.1 version of the Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell feature installed. However, as Aleksandar Nikolic (PowerShell MVP) … Continue reading "Using the new Active Directory PowerShell Cmdlets on down-level and module-less systems"

Security Thoughts: The Inconvenient Truth about CVE-2014-1776 (aka “The Windows XP Mega Vulnerability”)

Looking at the news these last couple of days, you’d think the XPocalypse has begun. A vulnerability has been discovered in Internet Explorer 6 through 11 and code has been made publicly available to attack it. Since, according to several websites, this is a critical vulnerability that was discovered after Microsoft officially ended support for … Continue reading "Security Thoughts: The Inconvenient Truth about CVE-2014-1776 (aka “The Windows XP Mega Vulnerability”)"

Five Must-Have Hardware components to get the most out of Windows 8 (and Windows Server 2012)

Windows 8 offers many new  features, compared to Windows XP, Windows Vista and even Windows 7. Some of these features are fantastic, but come with a top of the bill hardware price tag. In this blogpost I’ll explain why you’ll need to scour the specifications of your hardware components for these five acronyms

New features in Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2012, Part 20: Dynamic Access Control (DAC)

For the last years, we’ve been modeling the business into group memberships and their associated access control lists. For some organizations this has even led to changing the way they performed business from before they automated their business processes. For other organizations, this has resulted in token bloat. It’s time someone changed that and introduced … Continue reading "New features in Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2012, Part 20: Dynamic Access Control (DAC)"