Difference Between Win32 (Desktop) and Store Apps in Windows 10

Win32 refers to the traditional desktop software that we’ve always installed on our PC. All of the software that we download from various websites on the Internet, or we buy on a CD are called Win32 apps. When dealing with Win32 apps, we have to make sure that they don’t have viruses. Typically Win32 apps need UAC permissions to … Read more

General guidelines for securing operating systems and networks

When we want to strengthen the security of the system, we we need to follow some basic guidelines. For hardening or locking down an operating system (OS) we first start with security baseline. Then we have to make sure that we’re using file systems that supports security, keep our OS patched and remove any unneeded services, protocols or applications. In general, … Read more

Active Directory Structure

The base unit of Active Directory is a domain. Let’s say that we want to create a utilizewindows.com domain and set up our first domain controller (DC). Once we do that, we have an active directory infrastructure with our single domain controller. We can then add other domain controllers and other components of active directory, but we start with … Read more