I published my book, Practical Guide to PKI with Windows Server on September 22, 2021 and it has now been over a full year since I made it generally available for purchase. I wanted to reflect on what I have learned since releasing the book, what issues I have encountered, and what the next steps are.
Internet Explorer 11 has officially gone end of life and it had a good run despite the issues associated with it. The first version of Internet Explorer was released on August 16, 1995 and it had a 26+ year run as one of the most well known Web Browsers in the world. Unfortunately, with the widespread adoption of modern Web Browsers, there was no longer a need for IE and it is time to move on.
I ran into a somewhat annoying issue with using Mail Flow Rules with Exchange Online to modify the subject header on emails that were sent to aliases on some of my Office 365 accounts. I wanted to modify the email subject of those emails to show what alias it was meant for, and I figured I should share that process here if someone else runs into the same issue. This isn’t something that I do very often, and I was doing it wrong from the beginning, hence why I was having an issue.
I found a useful resource a few days ago that lists all of the known/major Microsoft Administration Portals on a single website. While it is definitely a great resource, it also represents a lot of the frustrations that I have with Microsoft’s online services and how administrators are expected to manage them.
Now available for download, a version of the Building a Certificate Authority in Windows Server 2019 guide that I published in early 2020. This guide offers a rapid deployment of a Two-Tier Certificate Authority using Windows Server without advanced features.
Now available for sale, the book version of the Building a Certificate Authority in Windows Server 2019 guide that I published in early 2020. The guide has been greatly expanded and includes many additional details and steps that were not included in the original guide.
What good is a Certificate Authority in an Active Directory environment if there is no way to automatically deploy the Certificates? Luckily, with the use of Group Policy and a few configuration changes to Certificate Templates, this is a fairly easy task.