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How to configure OpsMgr for intrusion detection and security hardening

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Another great article from Kevin Holman, this time Kevin explains how to configure Opsmgr to alert you when security is compromised.

Because I have a lab, that is exposed to the internet over port 3389, I get a LOT of hacking attempts on this lab. Mostly the source is from bots running on other compromised systems. These bots just do brute force attacks against the typical Admin accounts and passwords via RDP. In this article, I am going to show how OpsMgr can not only alert on this condition, but also respond by configuring the Windows Firewall to block these attacks.

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April 12, 2010 at 8:40 PM

Hyper-V (VDI) Deployment troubleshooting tips

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Here’s a nice article from Remote Desktop Services Team Blog, where they explain common troubleshooting tricks for deploying RemoteApp for Hyper-V.

Similar to RemoteApp, the RemoteApp for Hyper-V feature allows users to access a specific hosted application remotely, as opposed to the entire desktop. When using RemoteApp, the application runs in the context of a server session; however, RemoteApp for Hyper-V enables remote access to an application running on a Hyper-V virtual machine (VM). That is, this feature allows you to launch applications that are hosted on VMs as remote applications.

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Active Directory and Personal Virtual Desktops

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Here’s a nice article from Remote Desktop Services Team Blog, that explain de Active Directory schema requirements for virtual desktop pools and personal virtual desktops.

Microsoft’s VDI solution offers two deployment scenarios: virtual desktop pools and personal virtual desktops. Virtual desktop pools are not dependent on a specific Active Directory schema level; however, personal virtual desktops do need a Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 schema.

Here are the Active Directory requirements for personal virtual desktops:

  • To deploy personal virtual desktops, your schema for the Active Directory forest must be at least Windows Server 2008. To use the added functionality provided by the Personal Virtual Desktop tab in the User Account Properties dialog box in Active Directory Users and Computers, you must run Active Directory Users and Computers from a computer running Windows Server 2008 R2 or from a computer running Windows 7 that has Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) installed.
  • You must use a domain functional level of at least Windows 2000 Server native mode. The functional levels Windows 2000 Server mixed mode and Windows Server 2003 interim mode are not supported.

 

Remote Desktop Session Host Capacity Planning in Windows Server 2008 R2

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Use the RD Session Host role service to allow multiple concurrent users to run Windows-based applications on a remote computer running Windows Server 2008 R2. This capacity planning guide describes the most relevant factors that influence the capacity of a given deployment along with methodologies to evaluate capacity for specific deployments.
 
The Remote Desktop Session Host (RD Session Host) role service lets multiple concurrent users run Windows-based applications on a remote computer running Windows Server 2008 R2. This white paper is intended as a guide for capacity planning of RD Session Host in Windows Server 2008 R2. It describes the most relevant factors that influence the capacity of a given deployment, methodologies to evaluate capacity for specific deployments, and a set of experimental results for different combinations of usage scenarios and hardware configurations.
 
Click Here to download the document.
 
 

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February 11, 2010 at 11:04 PM