openvpn 2.6.0 released
The new openvpn 2.6.0 has some very nice and shiny features you might want to starting using soon. This post highlights some of them.
Create a TPM backed certificate request (on windows)
Certificates are everywhere - sometimes you want to keep them even more secure than just on the filesystem (or operating system store). This guide shows how to create TPM backed certificates on windows.
Windows 11 22H2 - stuck RDP session establishment when using UDP transport
Windows 11 22H2 currently has an issue when connecting using the Remote Desktop gateway or Remote Desktop Connection Broker. This article gives some information and possible workarounds.
Fixing WinSXS manually, when DISM resigns
WinSXS corruption (the component store is repairable) is often a tedious task to repair, especially when working on Windows Server 2016 where builtin commands might not be able to fix this out of the box. This guide shows a way that worked in most circumstances to get WinSXS consistent again.
Replace tls cert using commandline (netsh)
TLS endpoints on windows are often served by the operating system itself. Related certificate bindings can be managed using the command line easily. This guide shows how to replace a certificate using the commandline.
Fixing a corrupt vhdx file manually
Recently, I've had a corrupted VHDX file that has not been able to mount or repair using regular tools ("The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable"). This guide describes the steps that fixed it.
Patchday notes - VM stuck at boot (june 2022)
On june's patchday it might happen that windows based VMs do not start correctly. Be sure to plan your patchdays ahead and be ready to fix any issues right away.
XDP for Windows - and it's open source
XDP (eXpress Data Path) is a high performance, programmable network data path and Microsoft is working on an implementation for Windows.