Determine Requirements for Implementing Credential Guard in Windows Server 2016

Determine Requirements for Implementing Credential Guard - Windows Server 2016

Credential Guard is a new feature available in Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 that uses virtualization based security to store NTLM and Kerberos secrets in an isolated process.

Without Credential Guard, these secrets are stored in the memory of user accessible processes, making them available to tools such as mimikatz with administrative privileges.

Credential Guard helps protect against this, we’ll be discussing the requirements for setting up Credential Guard here.

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How To Upgrade PHP 5.6 to 7.1 in CentOS 7 Linux

How To Upgrade PHP 5.6 to 7.1 in CentOS 7 Linux

In this post I’ll show you how to upgrade PHP 5.6 to 7.1 in CentOS 7 Linux. I performed this process today on this server and wanted to document the problems that I had along the way, along with relevant fixes.

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How To Upgrade MariaDB 10.0. to 10.1 in CentOS 7

How to upgrade MariaDB 10.0 to 10.1

This short guide will show you how to upgrade MariaDB 10.0 to 10.1 in CentOS 7 Linux. We’ll start by modifying the repository file and perform a ‘yum update’. This may fail to automatically update the MariaDB-server package, so we’ll show you how to manually use the mysql_upgrade script to complete the process.

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Which Version of CentOS/RHEL Linux Should I Use?

Which Version of CentOS/RHEL Linux Should I Use

There are many different supported versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)/CentOS Linux available for use, so which version of CentOS/RHEL Linux should you be using?

Here we take a look at the differences between the different versions of CentOS and compare them to help you decide on the best version to use.

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Deploy BitLocker without a Trusted Platform Module (TPM)

Deploy BitLocker without a Trusted Platform Module (TPM

It is certainly ideal to configure BitLocker with TPM if possible, it may be the case that you do not have TPM available but still want to take advantage of BitLocker’s full disk encryption. While this is not possible by default, it is possible after the modification of some group policy settings, which we’ll cover here in order to allow you to deploy BitLocker without a trusted platform module.

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Configure update approvals and deployments in WSUS

Configure WSUS Update Approvals And Deployments

In this post we’re going to take a look at both manual and automatic update approvals in Microsoft’s Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). Updates need to be first approved before they will be made available for download and installation by the client computers.

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How To Open A Port In CentOS 7 With Firewalld

How To Open Port In Firewalld For CentOS 7 Linux

This tutorial will walk you through opening a port in the default firewall in CentOS 7, firewalld.

You will see that while we can manually open a specific port, it is often easier and beneficial to allow based on predefined services instead.

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How To Install MATE GUI In CentOS 7 Linux

Install MATE GUI In CentOS Linux

By default a full installation of CentOS 7 will have the GNOME graphical user interface (GUI) installed and it will load up after system boot, however if we have installed CentOS without a GUI installed we can always install one later, or optionally we can install a different GUI.

This quick guide will cover how to install the MATE desktop environment in CentOS 7, which will provide a GUI for working with the Linux system. While I don’t suggest using a GUI on a production server, it’s a good option if you’re using CentOS as a desktop.

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Troubleshoot WSUS configuration and deployments

Troubleshoot WSUS configuration and deployments

This post will cover some basic methods to troubleshoot and fix common problems with Microsoft’s Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).

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How To Install Ifconfig In CentOS 7

How To Install Ifconfig Command For CentOS 7 Linux

By default in CentOS 7 minimal the ifconfig command is not available, and for good reason, it’s considered deprecated and has been replaced by the ip command.

Regardless, if you really can’t get by without ifconfig, here’s how you can install it.

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