SQL Server recommendations for Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager environment – White Paper

Introduction  As a Premier field engineer at Microsoft, we field many questions about SQL configuration for Configuration Manager environments, so we’re writing this to address some of them here. Questions are often along the lines of “How should I properly configure SQL database settings in a Configuration Manager environment for the best performance?”, “What maintenance … Continue reading SQL Server recommendations for Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager environment – White Paper

WordPress: How To create a Custom Block with Series Links

Introduction As you write a series of blogs in WordPress you usually want to add links to the entire series to each blog. This helps the reader locate and quickly move from one part of a series to the next or skip around if desired. You can install a plugin that helps you do series … Continue reading WordPress: How To create a Custom Block with Series Links

AppLocker – Part 3

Introduction:In the previous blog we looked at the AppLocker Rules, Rule Conditions and how to enforce them. In this blog we will look at AppLocker in audit mode. By using the Audit only enforcement setting, you can ensure that the AppLocker rules are properly configured for your organization. When AppLocker policy enforcement is set to … Continue reading AppLocker – Part 3

SCOM: MSSQLServer Event ID 28005

Hey everyone, Theron (aka T-) here, Senior Consultant with Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS) specializing in Active Directory, but also dabbles with all things Systems Center. Recently, while implementing SCOM 2019 in a customer's environment, I ran into an issue when trying to install agents; the discovery wizard would never complete the 'discovery' process. After making … Continue reading SCOM: MSSQLServer Event ID 28005

Infrastructure – System Center Operations Manager – SQL Query for SCOM Maintenance mode schedules

SCOM maintenance schedules list views only display names and comments. In order to view affected objects you are required to open the schedules to see the server list. This SQL query will display semicolon delimited list of the affects objects for each schedule. Below is a SQL query you can utilize to see all SCOM … Continue reading Infrastructure – System Center Operations Manager – SQL Query for SCOM Maintenance mode schedules

AKS: Enabling and using preview features such as nodepools using CLI

Most of the time we use the familiar Azure portal to consume Azure Resources. That is all well and good. However sometimes we find that having the Azure CLI to do this is more easier, as once we perfect the script we can just run it, instead of having to use the Portal. In this … Continue reading AKS: Enabling and using preview features such as nodepools using CLI

LAPS Security Concern : Computers joiners are able to see LAPS Password

Here we will discuss a common concern about LAPS as many customers noticed that people who join the computers to the domain can retrieve the LAPS password although they are not given the Permission to do so and because some organizations allow normal users to join their machines to the domain this consider a security … Continue reading LAPS Security Concern : Computers joiners are able to see LAPS Password

Active Directory Security Best Practices: Part 2

Hello Again , this our second blog about AD security best practices in our fist blog we talked about one of the most important security mitigation which is secured privileged accounts , you can find it in the following link , https://secureinfra.blog/2019/09/26/active-directory-security-best-practices-part-1/ here we will talk about our second mitigation : Slow Lateral Movement Lets … Continue reading Active Directory Security Best Practices: Part 2