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Backup & Restore Active Directory integrated DNS zones

DNS is one of the core components for Active Directory Domain Services. In a disaster scenario, it becomes impossible to locate resources within the network and all AD operations come to a screeching halt. Therefore, it’s absolutely necessary to restore the DNS servers. One way to set this right is by performing an AD DS […]

Fix Active Directory broken security inheritance problem

Ran into a situation at a client location where in Active Directory, the security permissions applied to an OU were not getting inherited permissions on to the objects. Basically, security inheritance was broken.This causes a problem when the administrative accounts or groups needing to modify an attribute on the AD object throw errors, or are […]

List all SPNs in Active Directory

Ran into a situation where I needed to get all the SPNs that are listed in AD. Find duplicate SPNs Listing duplicate SPNs is fairly easy, just use setspn -X on your command-line and you’ll find out. What is a SPN? An SPN or Service Principal Name is a unique identity for a service, mapped with a specific account (mostly […]

All of Windows Cipher Suites

Working on a security project and I needed a reference guide as to what cipher suites are supported on what OS. So I have documented a list of the default cipher suites and their preferred order for every Windows Server version. These were gathered from fully patched operating systems.  

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Mohammed Wasay

Dallas based Design Technologist & Hybrid Developer