Watch this , my son has a new toy!
Everybody who uses the Internet, leaves a trace, even if you don’t use Internet (if you have lived on the moon for the last 10 years), you leave a trace on the web.
These traces go back a long time, sometimes a very long time.
When I was browsing the web I had in the meantime a discussion with one of my Security consultants, he challenged me to type in my own name into google and let the journey through your history begins!
As I did (i love a challenge) I discovered a lot of old stuff, even this (Dutch) newspaper article: http://www.volkskrant.nl/archief_gratis/article650327.ece/Een_gekkenhuis._Dit_is_echt_leuk
Harcopy content available as history on the web… scary right?
So.. try it yourself, type in your name in Google and let the fun begin!
If you, like me, perform demo’s, test and playing around with Hyper-V, you probably also wanted to demo the Hyper-V Live migration capabillity. Now for this you need shared storage attached with iSCSI or Fiber and of course you dont bring a bunch of systems and a SAN to a demo.
The solution is a sofware based SAN solution such as openfiler or other iSCSI based sofware SAN solutions. But a lot of them doesn’t support the advanced capabillities of Hyper-V 2.0. For a proper live migration with a CSV (Cluster Shared Volume) solution you need SAN software that support “Persisten Reservation” to enable CSV.
Starwind can offer you a solution, they provide new professional iSCSI software, V5, that really supports Hyper-V as an Active-Ative cluster, they even provide a free solution for demo purposes to0…
see http://www.starwindsoftware.com/starwind for more info
Matt McSpirit has created 5 very good video’s for implementing Remote APP also know as Remote Desktop Services on Windows 2008 R2 while he also enlight the new features in R2 Remote App.
For those who want to know/learn about Remote App, hou can find them here:
Some while ago my colleague Pieter de Bruin and myself wrote an article about authentication and authorization with ADAM and ASP.NET.
Last a co-worker requested this info so It maybe still useful for others to post it here.
Last time I came across a strange limitation in Windows 2008 Server Standard Edition. We were busy building a new OCS (Office Communication Server) infrastructure and we found a running CA (Certificate Authority) which we wanted to utilize for the internal TLS certificates.
However we didn’t succeed in using the required Certificate templates for OCS.
After some investigation it seems that Windows 2008 Server Standard Edition supports only V1 Certificate Templates.
I grabbed my PKI book from Brian Komar (he is the best PKI resource I know) his book can be found here.
And my suspicion was confirmed:
“An enterprise CA running on standard edition of windows 2003 or windows 2008 can issue certificates based only on version1 cert templates. This is a common problem encountered by companies because they do not realize that the Standard editions cannot issue version 2 or 3 cert templates.
The only way to issue version 2 or version 3 cert templates is to perform an upgrade in place to the Enterprise edition of the Operating system”
Of course this is not the case with the Enterprise edition of Windows Server 2008.
So be aware, if you plan a PKI infrastructure ask your customer to look ahead in the future and justify the investment of one Enterprise Edition of Windows server
Microsoft is about to release System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) R2.
R2 will have of course new features such as a Visio integration, but the element i am very curious about is the integration with Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager R2.
I will try to post regularly on this subject as i will implement this in my Hyper-V environment.