Restoring a really old domain controller from backups

I had an interesting experience this week, where I was faced with the need to restore an entire Active Directory environment from backups that were more than a year old. The company whose servers I was restoring had been using an older version of Veeam Backup and Recovery, which always simplifies matters a lot: The… Continue reading Restoring a really old domain controller from backups

Managing Windows servers with Ansible

Although I to a large degree get to play with the fun stuff at work, much of our environment still consists of Windows servers, and that will not be changing for a long time. As I’ve mentioned in earlier posts, I try to script my way around singular Windows servers using Powershell whenever it makes… Continue reading Managing Windows servers with Ansible

OpenVPN 2.x and Windows Firewall

The documentation for OpenVPN is pretty good, but I found a detail that may cause some confusion in a Windows environment, so I thought I’d address it here: What do you do if you need to run OpenVPN but still want the Windows Firewall to work on your Windows server? The background for this issue is how Windows decides what… Continue reading OpenVPN 2.x and Windows Firewall