Windows Security: IT Pro Writer's Weblog

A blog by the Windows Server UA security writing team.

Windows Security: IT Pro Writer's Weblog

  • MaxConcurrentAPI configuration information updated

    New content has been added to the Wiki article “ Configuring MaxConcurrentAPI for NTLM pass-through authentication ” that can help you with decisions when you configure this setting. Also, check out the Additional resources in the article as many more...
  • New TechNet Wiki post for MaxConcurrentAPI

    The authentication team posted a new article that might help you with diagnosing issues with authentication bottlenecks on the domain controller. Although it does not provide specific guidance, it does describe how all the elements interact (NetLogon...
  • Have you installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview or Windows Server "8" Beta yet?

    I am excited to be able to start talking with you about Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Windows Server "8" Beta. We’ve all been working hard on our individual feature sets and putting everything together. As writers we have been reviewing the user...
  • TechNet Metro is Live

    Did you notice that TechNet is now using the metro design? Take a look on our new Windows Server Security Page and let us know what you think: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/ff843381
  • Private Cloud Security

    Last month we released a new document at Microsoft TechNet Wiki, it is called A Solution for Private Cloud Security and you can access the document from: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/6642.a-solution-for-private-cloud-security...
  • PowerShell’s quick Tour of System Services

    The Threats and Countermeasures Guide on system services tells us that any service can be a potential point of attack. So, want to see what services are running on your machine ? In PowerShell here’s how to do it: From the PowerShell console run, Get...
  • Driving with one eye on the mirror…

    As the writers focus on upcoming releases, we also are cruisng through the readership activity of published content and listening for developing trends in how our security technologies are being used. We work the backend to help us develop the upcoming...
  • November Updates – W8 and TNWIKI

    Hello Community, one month has passed since we last updated this blog, sorry for that…we are really busy working on the content experience for Windows 8. Did you download Windows 8 Developer’s Preview yet? Did you see some of the cool security features...
  • New articles published at TechNet Wiki

    Hello Community! Just a quick update to let you know that this week we released two new articles at TechNet Wiki: Deploying Windows Server Updates Services (WSUS) 3 SP2 on a DMZ protected by Forefront TMG 2010 SP2 Unable to Download Updates from WSUS...
  • WSUS Page Updated

    Hello folks, We just want to announce a small change on the WSUS Home Page : We added a link to the WSUS Learning Roadmap , which is a community based content on TechNet Wiki . What else do you want to see on the WSUS Home Page? Let us know by writing...
  • TechNet Wiki Security Portal

    As you probably know, TechNet Wiki has different portals and one of those is dedicated to Security: If you visit this portal you will notice that we added a new entry that allows you to expand the Security Portal for a different language: The IT PRO community...
  • Updates and Feedback

    September is already here and our first wave of TechNet Wiki articles were released with two new additions: Event Settings on Windows - Security Considerations – this article cover some core security settings related to Events on Windows system. Unable...
  • Last wave of updates for August 2011 - more WSUS

    Today our last wave of updates for this month just went live, here are those (both related to WSUS): Configure the network connections: the update here was on the “Configure your Firewall” section, we added the second bullet as per recent feedback received...
  • Cryptography Next Generation and more WSUS this week

    As I promised on the previous post here are some updates on TechNet Library and TechNet Wiki: Cryptography Next Generation Configure Automatic Updates using Group Policy Clients Unable to Receive Updates with Error 8024402C Keep in mind that many of the...
  • Credential Roaming and WSUS Updates at TechNet Wiki

    I want to start this week by sharing a couple of new articles that we published at TechNet Wiki. The first one is about Credential Roaming behavior on Windows 7. The second one is about the general considerations regarding WSUS installed on a Domain Controller...
  • New WSUS Articles at TechNet Wiki

    Hello Community, Just want to drop a quick note to bring awareness about two new WSUS articles that we published this week at TechNet Wiki: WSUS Failover for Network Load Balancing (NLB) File cert verification failure error message on WSUS We are working...
  • WSUS 3 SP2 Documentation Updated

    Yesterday we published an updated version of WSUS 3 SP2 documentation with some changes that were included to reflect customer’s feedback about the product and documentation. The changes were made in the following guides: Windows Server Update Services...
  • Security Tools Community Edition is Live at TechNet Wiki

    In the Security space there is room for lots of creativity when the subject is hunting for bugs or security holes. When investigating security related issues many tools can be used, for example to identify unexpected activity you can use SysInternals...
  • Takeown Command - Article Updated

    To better reflect the supportability statement of the takeown command and to address a comment made by a community member we updated the Takeown command article. Check it out the latest version here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753024...
  • Our New Windows Server Security Page is Online

    This week we launched our new Windows Server Security page with some major changes in the format, content and distribution. The main page now have a clear option to navigate through different Windows versions to find Security related content as shown...
  • Solutions to Common Volume Activation Errors

    Roland Winkler, one of our Senior Writers wrote this great piece of content about common volume activation problems: “Volume activation is designed to be a relatively quick and simple process. However, organizations still encounter a number of common...
  • Windows Security Guide

    Recently we released a newer version of the Threats and Countermeasure Guide and after that we received some questions regarding the Windows Security Guide. The most common question was: why when I try to download the Windows Server 2008 Security Guide...
  • Threats and Countermeasures Guide: Security Settings in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 - Updated

    We are really happy to announce that and updated version of the Windows Threats and Countermeasures Guide is now available online at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh125921(WS.10).aspx . This new version cover changes in Windows Server 2008...
  • WSUS Home Page Updated

    The WSUS Home Page was updated to include a section for TechNet Wiki Articles, check it out how it looks at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/bb332157 WSUS FAQ page was also updated to include updates from WSUS 3 SP2, more info at http...
  • UAC, Kerberos and WSUS Updates

    Hello Community, our team was quiet busy this month updating and creating new content for you. Today we have some updates to share with you: User Account Control Step-by-Step Guide – this article was updated to include considerations when disabling UAC...