Jan De Clercq

Jan
De Clercq

Jan De Clercq is a member of HP’s Technology Consulting IT Assurance Portfolio team. He focuses on cloud security, identity and access management, architecture for Microsoft-rooted IT infrastructures, and the security of Microsoft products. He's the author of Windows Server 2003 Security Infrastructures (Digital Press) and coauthor of Microsoft Windows Security Fundamentals (Digital Press) and Cloud Computing Protected: Security Assessment Handbook (Recursive Press).

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Rights Management Services Certificate Types
Learn about Client Licensor Certificates vs. End User Licenses, as well as other Rights Management Services certificate types.
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Two Outlook Profiles with Windows Rights Management Services
Will a two-profile configuration in Outlook allow an administrator to also access RMS-protected messages that are linked to different Active Directory accounts?
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Resetting a Password vs. Changing a Password
Although resetting a password and changing a password have the same effect, they're two completely different actions. Here's how they differ.
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Finding Out the Last Time a User Logged On 1
There are several Active Directory attributes you can check to determine the last time a user logged on to a Windows domain.
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Setting Up the Certificate Autoenrollment Feature in a Windows Public Key Infrastructure
The certificate autoenrollment feature lets users and machines automatically enroll for certificates from a Windows Certification Authority.
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Checking the Status of the Trusted Platform Module from the Command Line 1
With the Windows Management Instrumentation command-line utility, you can check whether the Trusted Platform Module is activated and enabled.
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A Quick Way to Access Users' Security Information
By accessing the environment variables in a user's logon session, you can quickly retrieve the user's security information.
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Making Sure a Certificate Hasn't Been Revoked
Using the URL Retrieval Tool, you can find out whether a certificate's CRL Distribution Points (CDPs) and the Certificate Revocation Lists (CRLs) at those CDPs are valid.
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Taking Ownership of a File or Folder from the Command Line
With the Takeown.exe command-line tool, administrators can take ownership of a file or folder.
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Enabling the Active Directory Recycle Bin
To provide longer protection for deleted objects in your Active Directory (AD) forest, you can enable the AD Recycle Bin in Windows Server 2008 R2 and later.
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Checking and Synchronizing Domain Controllers' Time Settings
Using the Net Time and W32tm commands, you can make sure the time settings on your domain machines and domain controllers are accurate.
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Performing a System State Backup from the Command Line
In Windows Server 2008 and later, you can use the Wbadmin.exe command-line utility to perform a system state backup.
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Switching to the Minimal Server Interface
In Windows Server 2012, you can easily switch from the full GUI to the Minimal Server Interface (or vice versa) using Server Manager or Windows PowerShell.
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Reducing the Attack Surface on Windows Server Platforms
Some Windows Server OSs offer installation options that provide a more secure alternative to the classic full-blown GUI-based administration interface.
Improving Security with Generation 2 Virtual Machines 1
The Generation 2 virtual machines in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V bring important security benefits because they're based on the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) and they support Secure Boot.
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