A Critical Vulnerability in Veeam Backup for Google Cloud was automatically addressed (CVE-2022-43549)

Last week, Veeam identified a critical vulnerability in a component of its Backup for Google Cloud solution, that allows attackers to bypass authentication mechanisms and execute arbitrary code. About Veeam Backup for Google Veeam Backup for Google Cloud is a solution offered by Veeam to backup and restore Google Computer Engine instances, their persistent disks, … Continue reading "A Critical Vulnerability in Veeam Backup for Google Cloud was automatically addressed (CVE-2022-43549)"

KnowledgeBase: You experience errors with Event ID 42 and source Kdcsvc on Domain Controllers

To continually increase the information security of on-premises Domain Controllers, Microsoft provides new functionality to Windows Server and Active Directory. Sometimes, the new security measures affect backward compatibility. In this knowledgebase article, I’ll discuss such a measure. The situation You run Active Directory with Domain Controllers on one or more of the below Windows Server … Continue reading "KnowledgeBase: You experience errors with Event ID 42 and source Kdcsvc on Domain Controllers"

Spend some Time on Properly Configuring and Monitoring your Domain Controllers this Patch Tuesday

This Patch Tuesday, Microsoft addressed 68 vulnerabilities. Of these vulnerabilities, three vulnerabilities are specific to Windows Server installations running as Domain Controllers. These updates are not of the ‘update and forget’ type of updates, but require some more work. So, spend some time on properly configuring your Domain Controllers, this Patch Tuesday. The three vulnerabilities … Continue reading "Spend some Time on Properly Configuring and Monitoring your Domain Controllers this Patch Tuesday"

What's New in Azure Active Directory for October 2022

Azure Active Directory is Microsoft's Identity Management-as-a-Service solution, offering seamless access, easy collaboration, efficiency in IT processes and improved security and compliance. In its Release Notes for Azure Active Directory, Microsoft communicated the following planned, new and changed functionality for Azure Active Directory for October 2022: What’s Planned Deprecation of older Azure AD Provisioning agent … Continue reading "What's New in Azure Active Directory for October 2022"

What's New in Microsoft Defender for Identity in October 2022

Microsoft Defender for Identity helps Active Directory admins defend against advanced persistent threats (APTs) targeting their Active Directory Domain Services infrastructures. It is a cloud-based service, where agents on Domain Controllers provide signals to Microsoft's Machine Learning (ML) algorithms to detect and report on attacks. Its dashboard allows Active Directory admins to investigate and remediate … Continue reading "What's New in Microsoft Defender for Identity in October 2022"

On-premises Identity-related updates and fixes for October 2022

Even though Microsoft’s Identity focus moves towards the cloud, they are not forgetting their on-premises roots. Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019 and Windows Server 2022 still receive updates. This is the list of Identity-related updates and fixes we saw for October 2022: Windows Server 2016 We observed the following updates for Windows Server 2016: … Continue reading "On-premises Identity-related updates and fixes for October 2022"

I had a coffee with a Microsoft MVP. This is what I learned…

Hello World! This is my first blog post. Ever! You have to start somewhere so I decided to, or better said – had a chance to, start with one of the most useful Microsoft Identity blogs – DirTeam.com. About a month ago I attended the NTK (NT Konferenca) conference in Portorož, Slovenia. This was my … Continue reading "I had a coffee with a Microsoft MVP. This is what I learned…"

Explained: Veeam Communities

Like every IT vendor, Veeam has a community that advocates their products and services. Currently, within this Veeam community, there are three roles. I’m a Veeam Vanguard, but there’s also Veeam Legends and Veeam MVPs. All three roles are commonly referred to as the ‘Veeam 100’. So how do you keep them apart?   Veeam … Continue reading "Explained: Veeam Communities"

What’s New in Group Policy in the Windows 11 2022 Update (22H2, build 22621)

Microsoft introduced its first update to Windows 11 on September 20th, 2022. As part of this release, new features have been released and previously optional products have been integrated. Some of these actions have lead to new Group Policy settings, as detailed by Microsoft in the Group Policy Settings Reference Spreadsheet for Windows 11 2022 … Continue reading "What’s New in Group Policy in the Windows 11 2022 Update (22H2, build 22621)"

What’s New for Microsoft Entra at Microsoft Ignite 2022

Microsoft Ignite 2022 was held from October 12th to October 14th, 2022 in the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. At the event, the Microsoft Entra product teams have announced their completion of the following features: Identity Governance Public Preview Microsoft Entra Identity Governance helps organizations ensure that the right people have the right access … Continue reading "What’s New for Microsoft Entra at Microsoft Ignite 2022"