Access Windows Servcies with MSC Commands.
Hello Wiki, sometimes I see some experts follow GUI pathes in order to access a service panel to configure or rearrange it. However, accessing them through RUN or start menu as a shortcut with just a simple command would make it quickly and easier to access.
Here is some of them I learnt through the years and wanted to share it with Wiki.
Sconfig comes from Server Configuration from Command prompt like CMD or Windows Powershell.
In Windows Server Core Edition the only choice for configuring your Core Windows is Sconfig.exe, after installaing your server the first thing you have to di is configuring your server. Configuration steps are as follows :
Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is Microsoft’s cloud-based identity and access management service. Azure AD helps your employees sign in and access resources in:
- External resources, such as Microsoft Office 365, the Azure portal, and thousands of other SaaS applications.
- Internal resources, such as apps on your corporate network and intranet, along with any cloud apps developed by your own organization.
You can use the various Microsoft Cloud for Enterprise Architects Series posters to better understand the core identity services in Azure, Azure AD, and Office 365.
I thought to clean up and re-publish my blog on AD ports requirements. Yes, they are extensive, to the dismay of the network group in your organization. But it is what it is, and it is what we need to follow to make AD work.
Microsoft Active Directory Certificate Services [AD CS] provides a platform for issuing and managing public key infrastructure [PKI] certificates. On top of securing application and HTTP traffic the certificates that AD CS provides can be used for authentication of computer, user, or device accounts on a network.
In the series of posts this month we’ve been looking at network ports relevant to security administrators. This note explores the ports used for Active Directory (AD) communications, which is a topic particularly relevant for allowing AD traffic across a firewall. For instance, you may be wondering which ports to open to allow AD replication across internal subnets, or to allow an AD member server on a screened subnet to authenticate to a domain controller on another subnet.
Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) Data leakage is the unauthorized transmission of information – either to people within the organization or people outside the organization – who should not be able to access that information. One of the major advantages of using AD RMS over other security features such as NTFS permission is that AD RMS permission travels along with the documents.
AD RMS integrates with existing Microsoft products and OS including Windows Server, Exchange Server, SharePoint Server, Microsoft Office Suite and Microsoft Azure.
AD RMS can protect data in transit and at rest. For example, AD RMS can protect documents that are sent as email messages by ensuring that a message cannot be opened even if it is accidentally addressed to the wrong recipient.
Windows Deployment Services (WDS) is a really interesting tool from Microsoft. It allows an administrator to remotely deploy Windows operating systems to machines booting from a network adapter.
In environments with a high number of clients WDS can be very useful, a new computer can be formatted just plugging the Ethernet, without any physical support like Windows DVDs or USB drives.
This is a typical highly available setup into Office 365. Ideally this server will be installed as virtual servers on multiple Hyper-V hosts. Think about redundancy, not only in the virtual servers, but in the Hyper-V servers as well. Install one AD FS and one AD FS Proxy on one Hyper-V host and the other AD FS and AD FS Proxy on another Hyper-V host. This prevents loss of service from a hardware failure. Keep in mind that once you are using Single Sign-on with Office 365, you rely on your local Active Directory for authentication. Both video and printed steps have provided to ease your implementation of AD FS and SSO.