DLP is for “Honest” Employees, Not Inside Threats

Categories: Governance, Microsoft 365, Security and Compliance

Data Loss Prevention (DLP) tools are very effective for addressing the challenges they are intended to address: data governance & regulatory compliance; specifically to help prevent data leakage and inadvertent disclosure of sensitive information. DLP should not be considered a primary security solution or “data firewall”, but it does play an important role in any […]

Replacing ADFS SSL Certificates

Categories: HowTo, Identity, Windows Server

Gone are the days where an admin could generate a 3/4/5-year SSL certificate for their ADFS deployments. Now you can look forward to this being an annual ritual (or every two years at best). This blog post aims to help simplify the process by outlining the high-level steps that are required to provision and replace […]

Exchange and the Default Domain Controllers GPO

Categories: Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange, Tips

I recently ran across an issue with an Exchange 2010 server that was configured for a hybrid Office 365 setup.  The on-premises Exchange 2010 server had the majority of mailboxes migrated to Office 365 and was serving primarily as an onsite SMTP relay and CAS server.  The service desk at my client had started to […]

Citrix XenApp 7.5 Update

Categories: Cloud Computing, Virtualization, Windows Server

Citrix recently hosted a webinar for partners in which they shared information on the upcoming XenApp 7.5 release.  Here are a few of the highlights: Miscellaneous XenApp 7.5 availability:  end of March 2014 (Q1) Web Interface:  support extended to XenApp 7.x, with End of Life date extended to June 14th 2015. XenApp 6.5 to XenApp 7.5 […]

Performance Monitoring for Bottlenecks [Chart]

Categories: Tips, Windows Server

Steven Choy posted this excellent article on MS TechNet back in August of 2008.  I still consider it an excellent starting place to determine where various bottlenecks may be occurring on systems. I’ve taken the liberty to summarize the information contained in the article and created a chart for convenience.  Enjoy! (Click image for larger […]

Grant Full Access to All Mailboxes in Exchange 2010

Categories: Microsoft Exchange, Tips, Unified Messaging, Windows Server

Here’s a little time-saving tip for working with mailboxes in Exchange 2010.  Normally if you need full access to another user’s mailbox in Exchange 2007/2010 you would highlight their mailbox in the Exchange Management Console and the choose “Manage Full Access…” from the action pane.  You would have to do this individually for each mailbox […]