Enable Schannel logging

To enable logging for Secure Channel logging (Schannel), use the following guide. Add the following registry key: Set one of the following values: 0x0000 Do not log 0x0001 Log error messages 0x0002 Log warnings 0x0004 Log informational and success events When troubleshooting I like to set it to 0x0007 (0x0001 + 0x0002 + 0x0004). Reboot… Continue reading Enable Schannel logging

Custom RDP Certificate on Windows Server 2012 R2

Ever since Windows 2012 the Remote Desktop host tool has been removed from the system, making it more difficult to set a custom certificate. When you're in a domain context it's more likely that you will use GPO's and domain related tools to configure your system, but in my work environment I deal with stand-alone… Continue reading Custom RDP Certificate on Windows Server 2012 R2

5 Steps to get started with Azure DSC

In our never ending quest to improve our production environment we are currently looking into the possibilities that Microsoft Azure can offer us. One of offerings that has our interest is state enforcement management with Windows PowerShell, also known as “Desired State Configuration”. I was already deeply impressed with the capabilities that are offered when… Continue reading 5 Steps to get started with Azure DSC