Monday, February 16, 2015

DFS Replication Initial Sync in Windows Server 2012 R2: Attack of the Clones

DFS Replication Initial Sync in Windows Server 2012 R2: Attack of the Clones NedPyle [MSFT] 21 Aug 2013 5:18 PM 9 Hi folks, Ned here again. By now, you know that DFS Replication has some major new features in Windows Server 2012 R2. Today I talk about one of the most radical: DFSR database cloning. Prepare for a long post, this has a walkthrough…

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

MS15-011 & MS15-014: Hardening Group Policy

Today we are releasing MS15-011 & MS15-014 which harden group policy and address network access vulnerabilities that can be used to achieve remote code execution (RCE) in domain networks. The MS15-014 update addresses an issue in Group Policy update which can be used to disable client-side global SMB Signing requirements, bypassing an existing security feature built into the product. MS15-011 adds new functionality, hardening network file access to block access to untrusted, attacker controlled shares when Group Policy refreshes on client machines. These two updates are important improvements that will help safeguard your domain network.

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