Client Access License

Planning to upgrade one of my Windows Storage Server 2012 soon, though the EOL could be in the next 2 or 3 years. I am much worried on the hardware, aging almost 10 years old and just a matter of time to break.

There are few options in my mind now. The first one is of course, going for the traditional upgrade of both software and hardware. Another option is to go for NAS, which I am really considering now. But there are also few other servers that also need upgrades or replacement, which makes me thinking of VMs.

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Hardening Windows Servers

Some quick tips on securing Windows Servers, especially on the latest version which is Windows Server 2019.

  1. Of course, the most important is to keep the operating system updated with the latest patches.
  2. Install only the essential components through the Windows Server Core.
  3. Secure the administrator account. Rename it to something else, and of course use a complex password.
  4. Make sure server sync time with NTP all the time.
  5. Use a good firewall and antivirus.
  6. Secure RDP. Make sure it is not open to the internet. To prevent unauthorized access, change the default port, and restrict the RDP access to a specific IP address, if any.
  7. Enable BitLocker.
  8. Use Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer.
  9. Configure Log Monitoring and Disable Unnecessary Network Ports.

That is all for now. Good luck.

Outlook disconnected, prompt Need Password

I had a very weird problem connecting to my email this morning. It was my first time, and could not connect it for more than half an hour. I can connect to it on my home PC though.

Dig a quick Google and found these solution. Hope this helps you guys too :

Disable Modern Authentication by regedit to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Common\Identity, create a DWORD item named EnableADAL and set it to zero.

Under the same registry key, create a DWORD item named DisableADALatopWAMOverride and set it to 1.