Disabling PowerShell v2 with Group Policy

In this post I am going to tackle something that I have been wanting to play around with for awhile, disabling PowerShell v2 at an enterprise scale. As a former systems engineer and now a security engineer, I have a Continue reading

Powershell scripts fail when deployed via Group Policy as Startup scripts with Event ID 1055 and 1130

I recently went to deploy a new Powershell based Startup script in my test environment, and while the majority of my Windows machines happily complied, 2 of my test servers that were running Remote Desktop Services did not like the Continue reading

IIS 8 with ECC certificates – increasing your SSL Security on Windows Server 2012

What is an ECC Certificate and why would you need one? The main difference with an Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) certificate is with how the certificate is signed, in this case the Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA) is used Continue reading

Using Windows Server 2012 R2 for Shared Storage via iSCSI with Microsoft Failover Clustering (Video How-to)

In this video I give a basic break down of how to install and configure shared storage on Windows Server 2012 R2 and then use that storage with a Microsoft Failover Cluster with Multi-path I/O (MPIO) support and 100% validation Continue reading