Tag Archive: WindowsServer2012R2

Sep 25

Sneaky Active Directory Persistence #13: DSRM Persistence v2

The content in this post describes a method by which an attacker could persist administrative access to Active Directory after having Domain Admin level rights for 5 minutes. I presented on this AD persistence method at DerbyCon (2015). I also presented and posted on DSRM as a persistence method previously. Complete list of Sneaky Active …

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Jan 22

Group Policy Settings Reference for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

  These spreadsheets list the policy settings for computer and user configurations that are included in the Administrative template files delivered with the Windows operating systems specified. You can configure these policy settings when you edit Group Policy Objects. The Group Policy Settings reference for Windows & Windows Server can be downloaded here. Here are …

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Jan 14

Windows Server 2012 & Windows Server 2012 R2 Complete Documentation

Microsoft took all the Windows Server 2012 (& 2012 R2) documentation and posted it as a single PDF! Version: 1.0 File Name:  WS12_R2_and_WS12_TechNet.pdf Date Published: 2/18/2014 File Size: 125.9 MB This download is an Adobe® PDF of the entire contents of the Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012 section of the Microsoft TechNet …

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Oct 29

Windows Server 2012 R2 deprecates FRS (File Replication Service)

Microsoft’s Tip of the Day has the following useful information on Domain Controller File Replication Service (FRS) depercation: FRS (File Replication Service) has been deprecated in Windows Server 2012 R2.  The deprecation of FRS has been accomplished by enforcing a minimum domain functional level of Windows Server 2008.  This enforcement is present only if the …

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Oct 14

New & Updated Features in Windows Server 2012 R2

New & Updated Features in Windows Server 2012 R2 Expanded from: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn250019 What’s New for iSCSI Target Server in Windows Server 2012 R2 iSCSI Target Server enables you to network boot multiple computers from a single operating system image that is stored in a centralized location.  iSCSI Target Server can boot hundreds of computers by …

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Jul 24

Authentication Problems in an Environment with Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Domain Controllers

Why this happens: The Kerberos client depends on a “salt” from the KDC in order to create the AES keys on the client side. These AES keys are used to hash the password that the user enters on the client, and protect it in transit over the wire so that it can’t be intercepted and …

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