Set up Microsoft LAPS (Local Administrator Password Solution) in Active Directory

In Part 2 of our series on Microsoft LAPS (Local Administrator Password Solution), I’ll show you how to update your Active Directory schema to support LAPS and configure permissions for both computers and admins.

Kyle Beckman By Kyle Beckman - Fri, June 19, 2015 - 0 comments

Kyle Beckman works as a systems administrator in Higher Education in the Southeast United States and has 15+ years of systems administration experience. You can follow him on Twitter or his blog, trekker.net.

Introduction to Microsoft LAPS (Local Administrator Password Solution)

With the revelation in May 2014 that the CPasswords used in Group Policy Preferences were easily decrypted, organizations have been without a way to manage the local Administrator passwords on client systems. The release of Microsoft’s Local Administrator Password Solution, or LAPS for short, now gives organizations a way to securely manage those local Administrator passwords. In this article, I’ll cover the CPassword vulnerability and give an overview of LAPS.

Kyle Beckman By Kyle Beckman - Thu, June 18, 2015 - 6 comments

Kyle Beckman works as a systems administrator in Higher Education in the Southeast United States and has 15+ years of systems administration experience. You can follow him on Twitter or his blog, trekker.net.

Why Windows needs SSH – Reply to Jeff Hicks

In an article over at Petri, Jeff complains about the complaints he is hearing from the anti-Microsoft faction about the inferiority of PowerShell Remoting to SSH with regard to security. I respectfully disagree with Jeff’s opinion.

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Wed, June 17, 2015 - 4 comments google+ icon

Michael Pietroforte is the founder and editor of 4sysops. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with more than 30 years of experience in system administration.

Acrosync – Rsync GUI for Windows

Acrosync is a lightweight rsync GUI tool for Windows that allows you to turn any Linux machine into a backup server for Windows clients in almost no time.

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Tue, June 16, 2015 - 0 comments google+ icon

Michael Pietroforte is the founder and editor of 4sysops. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with more than 30 years of experience in system administration.

Use PowerShell Invoke-Command to run scripts on remote computers

The Invoke-Command cmdlet is one way to leverage PowerShell Remoting. In today’s post, I will give you an overview of Invoke-Command.

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Mon, June 15, 2015 - 2 comments google+ icon

Michael Pietroforte is the founder and editor of 4sysops. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with more than 30 years of experience in system administration.

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