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On August 13th, 2019, it was announced that a serious vulnerability was discovered that affects pretty much every version of Windows OS for servers and PCs. I know right. 

Here are some links to more information about this serious security flaw. 

Take These Actions Immediately to Patch and Protect your Server

To protect your computer from this serious vulnerability, follow these steps:

  1. Run Windows Updates and reboot your computer/server immediately.  
     
  2. Turn on Network Level Authentication in your Remote Desktop Settings on your servers if you do not have this enabled already.  See below for detailed instructions on how to accomplish this.
     

    1. First, open the control panel (you can search for the control panel in newer version of Windows). Once the control panel is open, click on System and Security.
       
      Window showing the control panel and the system and security option
       
    2. Next, click System.
       
      System and Security window, highlighting the System option
       
    3. Now, click Remote Settings.
       
      Screenshot showing showing information related to Windows Server 2019
       
    4. Lastly, at the bottom make sure Allow remote connections is selected AND Allow connections only from computers running Remote Desktop with Network Level Authentication (recommended) is checked.
       
      System Properties window highlighting the option to allow remote connections

This action will ensure NLA is turned on, thus further protecting your server. Once you have completed your Windows Updates, this new exploit should be patched, but you should always run Network Level Authentication just to be safe.

 

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