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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MDT : Application name is already used

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When creating a new application in MDT, you get the following message: Application name “application name” is already used. This error occurs when trying to create a new app with a name that was used and the app was deleted. Solution 1. Open the Applications.xml 1 file (with notepad++) located in X:\DeploymentShare\Control 2. Delete the …

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Add a DNS zone on Windows Server

In this “how to” tutorial, I will show you how to add a DNS zone on a Windows DNS server. Open the DNS console On a server where the DNS role is installed, open the DNS Manager administrative console. Add a DNS zone in direct lookup zones In the left panel, right-click on Direct search …

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PrintNightmare: secure print configuration

In this “little” tutorial, I will show you how to set up a “secure” configuration. Since the publication of the PrintNightmare flaw, Microsoft has deployed several updates to correct this problem and took the opportunity to modify the behavior of Windows to harden the configuration. In this tutorial, we will see the parameters to use …

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