After having to recover a broken Windows Server based print server yesterday, I decided to write this small article on how to set up print server backups, and describe the simple process of recovering the print server after a crash (or even roll back printer drivers in case a newly installed driver messes up your […]
Free tool : Windows 2003/2008 Certificate Authority Certificate List Utility for pending requests and about-to-expire certificates
In one of my earlier posts, I have talked about setting up a Windows 2008 based Certificate Authority/PKI. Once your Windows 2008 CA setup is in place and configured, you can go ahead and starting issuing certificates. But at the same time, you need to put a maintenance/management procedure in place so you can stay […]
In this blog post, I will show you how to set up a IPSec VPN tunnel between a Windows Server and a Juniper ScreenOS based firewall and route traffic between hosts that are located behind these 2 VPN gateways. The Windows Server will acts as a gateway to build a VPN tunnel towards the Juniper […]
Keywords : Windows 2008 PKI Certificate Authority certutil certreq template root CA Enterprise CA convert pfx to pem generate custom certificate request subject alternate name san attribute Today’s blog post targets the deployment of a Windows 2008 server based Certificate Authority (AD CS) and will discuss some common scenario’s where certificates are used / required. […]
Fixing missing icons & shortcuts : Send To "Compressed Folder" is missing : Click Start->Run In the "open" box, type "cmd" (without the quotes) Click ok Enter the following command and press "return" rundll32 zipfldr.dll,RegisterSendto (you should not get any warnings or errors) The first time you are trying to zip, you may be prompted […]
According to Microsoft, Windows Server 2008 is the most secure Windows server version ever. Windows 2008 does include many features that will help increase overall security of the OS, or assist you with securing AD, the network, etc. Most of the features/roles available in Windows 2008 are not being installed in a default installation of […]
Anyone managing an Active Directory knows about the administrative troubles and work that can be caused when an object (such as a user) gets deleted. The admin needs to either restore the object, and then manually fill out the attributes (such as password, group membership and so on), or restore a backup of the ntds.dit […]
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