Install and configure Active Directory Certificate Services

Overview Before we begin, I will go over which role services we will be selecting for our Active Directory Certificate Services implementation. Certificate Authority We will be selecting this role in order to establish our Certificate Authority. Certificate Authority Role installs either root or subordinate Certificate Authorities in your environment which institutes certificates. A Certificate … Continue reading Install and configure Active Directory Certificate Services

Install Active Directory Domain Services

This process will show you how to create your first in Domain Controller in a forest. Using Windows Server 2019 for this Demo. Windows 2019 still operates at Windows Server 2016 Forest and Domain Functional level. I recommend configuring the Windows Server with Static Network configuration before promoting the server to a domain controller. How … Continue reading Install Active Directory Domain Services

Windows 10 1709 and SMBServerNameHardeningLevel

Recently  old colleague of mine call me from my previous job. During their testing they found when they went to Windows 10 1709 their configuration baseline tool was unable to scan for compliance on 1709 Windows clients. I worked with him over the weekend to find root cause to the issue and to submit a … Continue reading Windows 10 1709 and SMBServerNameHardeningLevel