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WSUS fubar - Microsoft Desktop Search
Thank you Microsoft, for once again bypassing my Windows update policies. I can now go explain to my managers why 500 workstations and 12 servers have ended up with Microsoft Desktop Search, without anyones explicit approval. To illustrate how totally stupid this is, check out these screenshots out of our WSUS box: As you can see above, our current update policy only allows Security updates, Critical Updates and Security Roleup Packs to be automaticly installed ("Approve for Installation") on select ......

Posted On Thursday, October 25, 2007 3:49 PM

A VB Script that checks registry for installed hotfix
You may find this usefull! I am quite new to scripting, so I am sure that I could have done things much better than I did in this script. So I would very much appreciate any feedback, tips and comments! The next version of this script should allow command line input aswell, so you dont have to supply a list of servernames. Also next version will check with WMI directly, instead of checking the registry. ————... ......

Posted On Friday, October 21, 2005 9:00 AM

Security Park - It is the employer not the employee who is the weakest link in a company###s IT security
Security Park - It is the employer not the employee who is the weakest link in a company###s IT security It is the employer not the employee who is the weakest link in a company's IT securitySurfControl has today announced the results of a new UK survey that uncovers an alarming level of complacency by employers when it comes to combating spyware in the workplace. The poll found that 21.3 percent of all respondents' employers did not prohibit the use of Instant Messaging to contact friends, Web-based ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 21, 2005 5:34 PM

Security Park - New ISO 17799 Security Standard Published
Security Park - New ISO 17799 Security Standard Published New ISO 17799 Security Standard PublishedThe official revision of the ISO 17799 security standard is now available. This has been under development for several years, and introduces a number of major changes to ISO17799. The old version, published initially in 2000, has been withdrawn with immediate effect.ISO 17799 now contains eleven content sections, as opposed to ten in the old version, with some existing chapters being re-worked and re-named.The ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 21, 2005 5:04 PM

A Holistic View of Enterprise Security, Rafal Lukawiecki
Update 12/05: Steve Lamb notices that Rafal is doing the same seminar in the UK soon. ---------------- Attended a Microsoft Expert Conference today, the topic was Holistic Security and Digital Trust, and the speaker was the very excellent Rafal Lukawiecki. Sessions included: A Holistic View of Enterprise Security, Rafal Lukawiecki The tough realities of today make security of enterprise systems one of the highest priorities on most IT Professionals’ agenda. This conceptual, rather than technical, ......

Posted On Friday, April 22, 2005 10:53 AM

Got the MSPress PKI book
It was funny. I had already picked up the Microsoft Windows Server(TM) 2003 PKI and Certificate Security from MSPress before I went to that session yesterday, and had already gone though the first chapter or so. Nice cross-media info-soaking, and relevant to my next MCSA module, 70-299. I should make a new photocraph of my book case. (old one) There is a whole lote more blue in there now ......

Posted On Friday, April 22, 2005 10:31 AM

ITT: Resultant Set of Policy, Services view or Remote Disk Management - "RPC Server is Unavailable" (Solved)
Update June 17, 2005: Progress at least getting the remote disk management to work thought the SP2 firewall. I am chaning the status to this issue to SOLVEDI can confirm that the solution suggested by Tori in the comments works. the following program exeptions must be added to your firewall policy in order for the Logical Disk Management Service to be accesable through the firewall, dispite having already turned on the options Allow Remote Administration Exception and Allow File and Printer Sharing ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 19, 2005 5:13 PM

My little MS Anti-Spyware test
http://www.xs4all.nl/~jemim... I had to turn off Symantec corperate edition first.. and allow everything on IE SP2 security bar, only then did it actually hit MS Anti-Spyware. Some reports in the blogosphere about slow web surfing with all 3 agents on... I will give you my experiences after I try it a few days ......

Posted On Friday, January 7, 2005 5:20 PM

Sarbanes-Oxley kicks in - I wish the EU had this...
http://news.com.com/Sarbane... I like this legislature...Sarbanes-Oxley is forcing coorperations all across the US to get their acts together when it comes to auditing and securing data and transactions. A large part of this comes down to IT departments of course, as much of Sarbanes must be achieved on a technology level.Its forcing companies to get large parts of their IT in order, probaby more than ever before. I get the strong feeling that ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 16, 2004 9:32 AM

eDave.org - IT Security Podcast

eDave.org

Oke.. this is pretty excellent.

Dave Johnson has set up a weekly podcast featuring security news, interesting to the Neophyte, all the way up to the IT professional.

Give it a try here:

http://www.edave.org/modules.php?name=News&file=categories&op=newindex&catid=6

 

 

Posted On Monday, November 15, 2004 9:18 PM

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