Getting Ready for LDAP Channel Binding & LDAP Signing Changes on March 10 Windows Update

In this blog post, we will deal with March 10 Windows Update and its expected changes regarding LDAP Channel Binding and LDAP Signing. What is LDAP Signing? Is it safe to configure Channel Binding Token? And how can I be sure that LDAP clients will continue to work properly after installing the update? Let's try to answer all of these questions.

Side-Channel Attack Mitigation via GPO (Group Policy Objects)

What is the side-channel attack we need to be aware of? The main side-channel attack we refer to in IT are more specifically the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities. Both of these leveraged a cache-based vulnerability in modern-day CPU's. There have been numerous vulnerabilities linked to the same core-issue but they are treated as individual CVE's and as such have … Continue reading Side-Channel Attack Mitigation via GPO (Group Policy Objects)

SCOM Alert Update Connector Pro The easy way to ticket alerts.

There is a cool tool by scom2k7 Team. After an easy setup process, and a MP import, you will get an easy to use interface where you can create personalized alerts for each team/ Supports SCOM 2012R2 and up. The installation is pretty straight forward and can be done on any of your Management Servers. … Continue reading SCOM Alert Update Connector Pro The easy way to ticket alerts.

Microsoft Edge: Viewing applied policies

The new Microsoft Edge browser based on Chromium was released in January 2020. Unlike the original Edge browser, which is only available for Windows 10, the new Microsoft Edge Chromium based browser can be installed on Windows 7/8/8.1/10 and is also available for MacOS. Microsoft Edge is ready for business and has dedicated deployment resources … Continue reading Microsoft Edge: Viewing applied policies

How to close a ConfigMgr Console which are opened since last ‘X’ days

A friend of mine posted a query that in their customer environment, they have a good number of Remote ConfigMgr Console installed and some of the consoles are not closed since last 1 month and more. Hence as a best practice, they wanted to close the ConfigMgr console which are opened than 'X' days. Although … Continue reading How to close a ConfigMgr Console which are opened since last ‘X’ days

Let’s send some SCOM alerts to Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a great way to keep your technical support teams informed about incidents and events occurring in your server environment.Today we will discuss how to integrate SCOM alerts to a Microsoft Teams channel making use of incoming webhooks or alternatively e-mail. Wait...what is an incoming webhook? A webhook acts as a special kind … Continue reading Let’s send some SCOM alerts to Microsoft Teams

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

Troubleshooting Invisible / Hidden Characters in your PowerShell Code…

Recently I was helping a colleague with a PowerShell script, things were going great until we ran the code and nothing was outputting. Now this wouldn't normally be a problem but we knew there should be output. So we started troubleshooting our code... For this blog I'm going to use some really basic examples but … Continue reading Troubleshooting Invisible / Hidden Characters in your PowerShell Code…