Active Directory

Network Time Protocol Configurations: A Deeper Dive

In my previous blog post we reviewed why time synchronization is important, as well as proper time synchronization configuration of domain controllers (DCs) holding the Primary Domain Controller Emulator (PDCe) role. We were able to properly configure Network Time Protocol (NTP) settings through the use of Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) filters and Group Policy. Like […]

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Active Directory Forest Recovery: Plan to Eliminate Downtime

Active Directory (AD) is still the predominant identity and management platform for tens of thousands of organizations worldwide. Larger organizations with hundreds to even thousands of applications continue to rely on AD, even as they transition to a cloud-first or AD-minimized environment. The reason? Unraveling all the AD-related technology and applications an organization has invested

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Hacked and Afraid: Dramatic Tales from AD Disaster Recovery Scenarios

[WEBINAR] Hacked and Afraid: Dramatic Tales from AD Disaster Recovery Scenarios In this webinar, Brian Desmond, Principal at Ravenswood Technology Group and Brian Hymer, Solutions Architect at Quest reveal personal stories about how they suffered, triaged, survived, and recovered from Active Directory and Entra ID nightmares.  WATCH NOW [RESOURCE AUTHOR]

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How to Implement Microsoft Entra Password Protection for a More Secure Environment 

Passwords have long been the de facto authentication mechanism for identities. Length and complexity plagued us as we struggled to produce an acceptable password that we could easily remember and type when prompted. Although we’re moving closer to a passwordless and much more secure world, for now, we must still create these memorable, complex dinosaurs

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Recovering from an AD Security Breach or Disaster

[WEBINAR] Recovering from an AD Security Breach or Disaster In this webinar, Sean Metcalf from Trimarc and Brian Desmond from Ravenswood Technology Group discuss the best practices for quickly dealing with and recovering from AD security breaches. WATCH NOW [WEBINAR] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o80Tr9OwYRM In this webinar, Sean Metcalf from Trimarc and Brian Desmond from Ravenswood Technology Group

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Get Started With LDAP Security

You may recall that in March 2020 Microsoft was planning to configure a couple of Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) security settings on behalf of its customers. The company ended up not pulling the trigger, even though vulnerabilities still exist with the default implementation of LDAP. These security holes allow man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks and replay

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How to Use CA Enrollment Agent to Securely Modify Certificate Requests

Web application owners need to generate and submit certificate requests to secure traffic to their websites. Application owners often use IIS to generate or renew these requests. Occasionally, the original request will need to be altered by the Certificate Authority (CA) administrator before submitting the request to the issuing CA. Quite often, Subject Alternative Names

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