Crowdsec: protecting Windows servers

In a previous tutorial, I explained how to protect your Linux servers with Crowdsec in order to block “malicious” traffic. For almost 2 months now, the Crowdsec version has been available for Windows. If you are not yet familiar with Crowdsec, here is a brief presentation: Crowdsec will analyze different log files (Web, firewall, SSH, …

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Disable server manager at logon

If you’re used to connecting to Windows servers, you may have noticed that Server Manager opens every time, although handy, this tends to “slow” the login and is intrusive especially when you don’t need it. I will explain how to disable its automatic opening. If you have already closed it, open the server manager. Click …

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GPO: force DNS computer registration

In this tutorial, I will explain how to force DNS registration of computers by Group Policy (GPO) in an Active Directory environment. Maintaining a clean, up-to-date DNS (Active Directory) zone is not easy, especially with dynamic computer registration. The first step is the activation of automatic cleaning, but it happens that once this is activated, …

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GPO: block programs and prevent software installation – software restriction

In this tutorial, I will explain how by Group Policy (GPO) in an Active Directory environment, block the launch of programs and prevent the installation of certain software with the software restriction policy. By default, if the users are not administrator (local) of the computer, it is not normally possible to install programs, on the …

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GPO: disabled SMBv1

In this tutorial, I will walk you through how to disable SMBv1 support add-on using Group Policy. To disable full SMBv1 support, you must act on the two SMB components which are: The server who is the one who shares The client that allows the use of shared resources. Disabling by group policy is done …

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MDT: deploy drivers

Drivers importés

In this tutorial, we will see how to add drivers in MDT, so that they are installed when deploying Windows. Before importing the drivers into the MDT console, I advise you to create a folder per model. When adding drivers, you must also regenerate the boot images so that the drivers are also integrated into …

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