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Adding a Windows Server 2019 domain controller is not complicated, but deciding whether to move this integral infrastructure component to a new version of Windows Server or put it in the cloud is another matter.
There are many ways to perform identity and access management in the enterprise, but the pervading choice for most organizations over the last 20 years has been Active Directory in Windows Server. Active Directory, introduced with Windows 2000 Server, is the umbrella name for the directory service platform that stores sensitive information, organizes users, devices, applications and data across your organization and determines the access level of each. Active Directory helps facilitate single sign-on, which takes your domain credentials and handles the authorization — this determines which resources you have a right to use — for things such as a particular printer on the network or a certain cloud service.
Domain controllers handle user authentication in Active Directory and store key data, such as security certificates, that the Active Directory Domain Services role needs to function. The domain controller is the gateway for administrators to manage Active Directory, which makes it an attractive target for anyone trying to get inside your network.
Microsoft’s push to the cloud
One major initiative from Microsoft is its cloud-based directory listing product called Azure Active Directory (AD). The name might imply this offering is simply Active Directory with an Azure stamp, but that’s not entirely accurate.
Azure AD forms one part of Microsoft’s identity management puzzle in the cloud. It controls authentication for cloud-based resources such as Office 365 and other SaaS apps. Organizations with a Windows Server 2019 domain controller — or one based on earlier Windows Server versions — have the option to sync on-premises data with Azure AD to streamline the authentication process.
To fully emulate on-premises Active Directory in the cloud, customers must have a separate service called Azure Active Directory Domain Services (Azure AD DS). This enables them to set up a managed domain in the cloud. Azure AD DS offers many of the same features as on-premises Active Directory, including domain joins, organizational unit structure and Group Policy.
If Azure AD DS does not have feature parity with on-premises Active Directory, why would an administrator want to switch to a domain controller as a service? For one, Azure has more active platform development with quicker rollout of fixes and new features. Unlike a Windows Server 2019 domain controller, Azure AD DS does not require hands-on management from IT. Microsoft controls the security update deployment process and resource administration. Azure AD DS integrates with Microsoft’s cloud security products, such as the Azure Security Center, for presumably better protection from hack attempts.
However, relying on Microsoft for critical identity and authentication needs can introduce different problems once you relinquish your control. Outages still occur no matter where you locate your infrastructure. On-premises Active Directory systems can avoid or mitigate outages by failing over to a geo-distributed deployment in the event of a disaster, but Azure AD DS doesn’t have this capability. Organizations seeking to emulate this failover ability must put the domain controllers in an Azure IaaS VM. Many organizations are still bound by data governance and other regulatory concerns and cannot risk exposure of sensitive data, even with Azure’s extensive compliance certifications.
Then, consider the potential cost difference: When you set up a Windows Server 2019 domain controller, the licensing fee covers your usage. Microsoft bills the use of Azure AD DS by the hour and, unlike an Azure VM, you can’t push the pause button on a domain Azure AD DS manages. Once you create the domain in Azure, the charges don’t stop until you delete the managed domain.
Windows Server 2019 benefits, caveats
Although Windows Server 2019 turns 2 years old in October, many IT admins still have reservations about moving their Active Directory setup to the new server OS. There is a prevailing attitude that older OSes have been battle-tested and, therefore, should be more reliable. In addition, with older systems, another customer has likely experienced a particular issue you might run up against, so a quick Google search could find a remedy.
While you won’t encounter any Active Directory forest and domain-functional level changes from Windows Server 2016 to Windows Server 2019, a migration to the new operating system comes with overall security improvements and added resiliency to the Hyper-V platform. For example, Microsoft introduced a new feature in virtualized environments that enables administrators to move failover clusters from one domain to another during consolidation efforts. This option didn’t exist prior to Windows Server 2019 and required administrators to remove and rebuild the cluster on the new domain from scratch.
Organizations that use on-premises Exchange should avoid migrating to Windows Server 2019 Active Directory unless they have Exchange 2016 or newer. While this configuration might work with earlier versions of Exchange, it isn’t supported by Microsoft.
This video tutorial by contributor Brien Posey explains how to set up the Windows Server 2019 domain controller. The transcript of these instructions follows.
Transcript – Use a Windows Server 2019 domain controller or go to Azure?
In this video, I will show you how to set up a domain controller in Windows Server 2019.
I’m logged into the Windows Server 2019 desktop. I’m going to go ahead and open Server Manager.
The process of setting up a domain controller is really similar to what you had in the previous Windows Server version.
Go up to Manage and select Add roles and features. This launches the wizard.
Click Next to bypass the Before you beginscreen. I’m taken to the Installation typemenu. I’m prompted to choose Role-based or feature-based installation or Remote Desktop Services installation. Choose the role-based or feature-based installation option and click Next.
I’m prompted to select my server from the pool. There’s only one server in here. This is the server that will become my domain controller. One thing I want to point out is to look at the operating system. This is Windows Server 2019 Datacenter edition; in a few minutes, you’ll see why I’m pointing this out. Click Next.
At the Server Rolesmenu, there are two roles that I want to install: Active Directory Domain Services and the DNS roles. Select the checkbox for Active Directory Domain Services. When I select that checkbox, I’m prompted to add some additional features. I’ll go ahead and select the Add Features button.
I’m also going to select the DNS Server checkbox and, once again, click on Add Features. Click Next.
Click Next on the Features menu. Click Next again on the AD DS menu. Click Next on the DNS menu.
I’m taken to the confirmation screen. It’s a good idea to take a moment and just review everything to make sure that it appears correct. Click Install. After a few minutes, the installation completes.
I should point out that the server was provisioned ahead of time with a static IP address. If you don’t do that, then you’re going to get a warning message during the installation wizard. Click Close.
The next thing that we need to do is to configure this to act as a domain controller. Click on the notifications icon. You can see there is a post-deployment configuration task that’s required. In this case, we need to promote the server to domain controller. Do that by clicking on the link, which opens Active Directory Domain Services configuration wizard.
I’m going to create a new forest, so I’ll click the Add a new forest button. I’m going to call this forest poseylab.com and click Next.
On the domain controller options screen, you’ll notice that the forest functional level is set to Windows Server 2016. There is no Windows Server 2019 option — at least, not yet. That’s the reason that I pointed out earlier that we are indeed running on Windows Server 2019. Leave this set to Windows Server 2016. Leave the default selections on the domain controller capabilities. I need to enter and confirm a password, so I’ll do that and click Next.
Click Next again on the DNS options screen.
The NetBIOS domain name is populated automatically. Click Next.
Go with the default paths for AD DS database, logs and SYSVOL. Click Next.
Everything on the Review optionsscreen appears to be correct, so click Next.
Windows will do a prerequisites check. We have a couple of warnings, but all the prerequisite checks completed successfully, so we can go ahead and promote the server to a domain controller. Click Install to begin the installation process.
After a few minutes, the Active Directory Domain Services and the DNS roles are configured. Both are listed in Server Manager.
Let’s go ahead and switch over to a Windows 10 machine and make sure that we can connect that machine to the domain. Click on the Start button and go to Settings, then go to Accounts. I’ll click on Access work or school then Connect. I’ll choose the option Join this device to a local Active Directory domain. I’m prompted for the domain name, which is poseylab.com. Click Next.
I’m prompted for the administrative name and password. I’m prompted to choose my account type and account name. Click Next and Restart now.
Once the machine restarts, I’m prompted to log into the domain. That’s how you set up an Active Directory domain controller in Windows Server 2019.
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One of the biggest changes in Exchange Server 2019 from previous versions of the messaging platform is Microsoft supports — and recommends — deployments on Server Core.
For those who are comfortable with this deployment model, the option to install Exchange 2019 on a server without a GUI is a great advance. You can still manage the system with the Exchange Admin Console from another computer, so you really don’t lose anything when you install Exchange this way. The upside to installing Exchange on a Server Core machine is a smaller attack surface with less resource overhead. For some IT shops, because Server Core has no GUI, it can present a challenge when troubleshooting issues.
This tutorial will explain how to install Exchange 2019 on Server Core in a lab environment instead of a production setting. The following instructions will work the same for either setting, but users new to Server Core should practice a few deployments in a lab before trying the deployment for real.
For the sake of brevity, this tutorial does not cover the aspects related to the installation of the Server Core operating system — it is identical to other Windows Server build processes — and the standard Exchange Server sizing exercises and overall deployment planning.
After installing a new Server Core 2019 build, you see the logon screen in Figure 1.
Most of the setup work on the server will come from PowerShell. After logging in, load PowerShell with the following command:
Next, this server needs an IP address. To check the current configuration, use the following command:
This generates the server’s IP address configuration for all its network interfaces.
Your deployment will have different information, so select an interface and use the New-NetIPAddress cmdlet to configure it. Your command should look something to the following:
The next step is to download Exchange Server 2019 and the required prerequisites to get the platform running. Be sure to check Microsoft’s prerequisites for Exchange 2019 mailbox servers on Windows Server 2019 Core from this link because they have a tendency to change over time. The Server Core 2019 deployment needs the following software installed from the Microsoft link:
.NET Framework 4.8 or later
Visual C++ Redistributable Package for Visual Studio 2012
Visual C++ Redistributable Package for Visual Studio 2013
Next, run the following PowerShell command to install the Media Foundation:
Lastly, install the Unified Communications Managed API 4.0 from the following link.
To complete the installation process, reboot the server with the following command:
Installing Exchange Server 2019
To proceed to the Exchange 2019 installation, download the ISO and mount the image:
The installation should complete with Exchange Server 2019 operating on Windows Server Core.
Managing Exchange Server 2019 on Server Core
Once you complete the installation and reboot the server, you’ll find the same logon screen as displayed in Figure 1.
This can be somewhat discomforting for an administrator who spent their whole career working with the standard Windows GUI interface. There isn’t much you can do to manage your Exchange Server from the command prompt.
Your first management option is to use PowerShell locally on this server. From the command prompt, enter:
You need to run this command each time to use PowerShell on the headless Exchange Server when you want to run the Exchange Management Shell. To streamline this process, you can add that cmdlet to your PowerShell profile so that the Exchange Management snap-in loads automatically when you start PowerShell on that server. To find the location of your PowerShell profile, just type $Profile in PowerShell. That file may not exist if you’ve never created it; to do this, open Notepad.exe and create a file with the name $Profile and enter that previous Add-PSSnapin command.
The more reasonable management option for your headless Exchange Server is to never log into the server locally. You can run the Exchange Admin Center from a workstation to remotely manage the Exchange 2019 deployment.
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An underlying flaw in Intel chipsets, which was originally disclosed in May of 2019, was recently discovered by Positive Technologies to be far worse than previously reported.
Researchers from the vulnerability management vendor discovered a bug in the read-only memory of the Intel Converged Security and Management Engine (CSME) could allow threat actors to compromise platform encryption keys and steal sensitive information. The Intel CSME vulnerability, known as CVE-2019-0090, is present in both the hardware and the firmware of the boot ROM and affects all chips other than Intel’s 10th-generation “Ice Point” processors.
“We started researching the Intel CSME IOMMU [input-output memory management unit] in 2018,” Mark Ermolov, lead specialist of OS and hardware security at Positive Technologies, said via email. “We’ve been interested in that topic especially because we’ve known that Intel CSME shares its static operative memory with the host (main CPU) on some platforms. Studying the IOMMU mechanisms, we were very surprised that two main mechanisms of CSME and IOMMU are turned off by default. Next, we started researching Intel CSME boot ROM’s firmware to ascertain when CSME turns on the IOMMU mechanists and we found that there is a very big bug: the IOMMU is activated too late after x86 paging structures were created and initialized, a problem we found in October.”
“Intel CSME is responsible for initial authentication of Intel-based systems by loading and verifying all other firmware for modern problems,” Ermolov said. “It is the cryptographic basis for hardware security technologies developed by Intel and used everywhere, such as DRM, fTPM [firmware Trusted Platform Module] and Intel Identity protection. The main concern is that, because this vulnerability allows a compromise at the hardware level, it destroys the chain of trust for the platform as a whole.”
Although Intel has issued patches and mitigations that complicate the attack, Positive Technologies said fully patching the flaw is impossible because firmware updates can’t fully address all of the vectors.
“In the CVE-2019-0090 patch, Intel blocked ISH [Integrated Sensors Hub], so now it can’t issue DMA transactions to CSME. But we’re convinced there are other exploitation vectors and they will be found soon. To exploit a system that has not patched for CVE-2019-0090, an attacker doesn’t need to be very sophisticated,” Ermolov said.
In addition, Positive Technologies said extracting the chipset key is impossible to detect.
“The chipset key being leaked can’t be detected by CSME or by the main OS,” Ermolov said. “You’re already in danger, but you don’t know it. The attack (by DMA) also doesn’t leave any footprint. When an attacker uses the key to compromise the machine’s identity, this might be detected by you and you only, but only after it’s happened when it is too late.”
Once they’ve breached the system, threat actors can exploit this vulnerability in several ways, according to Positive Technologies.
“With the chipset key, attackers can pass off an attacker computer as the victims’ computer. They can gain remote certification into companies to access digital content usually under license (such as videos or films from companies like Netflix),” the company said via email. “They can steal temporary passwords to embezzle money. They can pose as a legitimate point-of-sale payment terminal to charge funds to their own accounts. Abusing this vulnerability, criminals can even spy on companies for industrial espionage or steal sensitive data from customers.”
Positive Technologies recommended disabling Intel CSME-based encryption or completely replacing CPUs with the latest generation of Intel chips.
This is the second vulnerability disclosed regarding Intel chips since January, when computer science researchers discovered a speculative execution attack that leaks data from an assortment of Intel processors released before the fourth quarter of 2018.
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