This technical paper will help you implement VMware’s VM encryption as well as implement Veeam encryption which together will achieve the nothing ever in the clear goal. If a bad guy steals VMs, backups or traffic they get nothing.
Public Shared Function IsMemberOfGroup(userName As String, machineName As String, memberGroup As String) As Boolean Dim isMember As Boolean = False Using rootContext As New PrincipalContext(ContextType.Machine, machineName), _ grp As GroupPrincipal = GroupPrincipal.FindByIdentity(rootContext, memberGroup), _ usr As UserPrincipal = UserPrincipal.FindByIdentity(rootContext, IdentityType.SamAccountName, userName) If grp IsNot Nothing AndAlso usr IsNot Nothing Then ' Check if the user is a member of the group. isMember = grp.GetMembers(True).Contains(usr) Else isMember = False End If End Using Return isMember End Function Private Sub Button15_Click_1(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles Button15.Click Dim str As String = tbUser.Text str = str.Remove(0, 5) Dim localusrname As String = str If IsMemberOfGroup(localusrname, TextBox1.Text, "administrators") Then tbadmin.Text = "Admin rights granted to " & tbUser.Text & " on Workstation: " & TextBox1.Text & " and Primary User has been updated in the local Registry." Else tbadmin.Text = "Admin rights have not been updated yet for " & tbUser.Text & " on Workstation: " & TextBox1.Text & "." & " Make sure you run the Fix Admin Rights tool first!" & " If you have, please verify it is successful and the user has access to the correct group, then reboot and re-check." End If End Sub