Entries by Carsten

Microsoft Active Directory Permissions: Best Practices for Data Protection

In this article, we are bringing the best practices for data protection in  The most famous directory service. Microsoft Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).   Microsoft Active Directory (AD) is a database that keeps track of all the “objects” in the system – users, computers, security groups, services, etc. In AD DS, at one central location, defining […]

Active Directory Authoritative Restore with Windows Server Backup

Overview  In short lines, an authoritative restore is a Windows Server process of return of a designated deleted Active directory object or container of an object to the state before deletion, at the time when it was backed up.  An authoritative restore process will replicate the restore object across organization’s domain controllers, but, restore process will increase the Unique Sequence […]

File System Attacks on Microsoft Windows Server

Most common File System Attacks on Microsoft Windows Server systems are an Active Directory targeted attacks, which is, based on a fact that AD is a “heart” of any Windows-based system. The bit less common, but still, very dangerous ( and interesting), can be File system attacks. In this article, we investigated most common ways […]

Introduction to Data Deduplication on Windows Server 2016

Data Deduplication is a Microsoft Windows Server feature, initially introduced in Windows Server 2012 edition.  As a simple definition, we can tell, data deduplication is an elimination of redundant data in data set and storing only one copy of the same data. It is done by identifying double byte patterns through data analysis, removing double […]

Active Directory Design Guide

Companies use the Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in a server environment to make the work of network users less complicated and ensure resource sharing and management is secure, scalable, and all objects work as per their respective configurations. A well-designed AD DS can be used to manage the entire network infrastructure including the […]

How to Configure NFS in Windows Server 2016

NFS  (Network File System) is a client-server filesystem that allows users to access files across a network and handle them as if they are located in a local file directory. It is developed by  Sun Microsystems, Inc, and it is common for Linux/ Unix systems.  Since Windows Server 2012 R2, it is possible to configure it on Windows […]

Windows Server Storage Reports Managements

Storage Reports Management Storage Reports is a node on the file server management console that enables system administrators to schedule periodic storage reports that allow the identification of trends in disk usage, look out for any attempts made to save unauthorized files, and generate random reports on demand. The following are the four ways in […]