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The Microsoft Security Risk Self-Assessment Tool

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Interesting tool, I’ll have to check this out. Download the Microsoft Security Risk Self-Assessment Tool (MSRSAT) and install it on your computer to obtain information and recommendations about best practices to help enhance security within your information technology (IT) infrastructure. This application is designed to help organizations with fewer than… Read more »

IT’s Showtime: Exchange Cluster Best Practices

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Scott Schnoll, longtime MVP and now a Technical Writer with Microsoft, gave an “Exchange Server 2003 Cluster Deployments: Best Practices” talk at ITForum 2004. The presentation is available online in full! Here’s the link: http://www.microsoft.com/uk/technet/itsshowtime/sessionh.aspx?videoid=10 (credit where it’s due: I ran across this link at Mark’s blog) [Via Evan’s WebLog]

GUI interface for RoboCopy

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Do you use RoboCopy? Are you interested a nice GUI interface to help make executing RoboCopy easier? Look here –> <A href="http://www.sebszhost.com/~dbenisch/Downloads/downloads.html" target=_blank>RoboCopy GUI RoboCopy is included in the Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools Thanks to <A href="http://msmvps.com/lduncan/" target=_blank>Duncan McAlynn for sharing the link on the <A href="http://lists.listleague.com/mailman/listinfo/mssms/" target=_blank>SMS… Read more »

Exchange SAN allocation size

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Sean has been configuring his SAN for his Exchange 2003 implementation and wondered about our disk allocation unit sizes.? His?SAN vandor insisited that he had to use 64k which puzzled me a little so?I did some research.? ?From the Optimising storage for Exchange document, 4k is the recommended unit size.?… Read more »

Microsoft turns on hundreds of knowledge base RSS feeds

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Uber Sweet!!! Whoa, hundreds of RSS feeds for Microsoft’s knowledge base. In the past I said that people should get fired if they don’t do RSS. In this case, the team that did this should all get 4.5s (Microsoft lingo for “get a raise.”) This is really huge. Now someone… Read more »

Troubleshooting drivers with XP’s hidden Driver Verifier Manager

The next time you need to identify the cause of a driver problem, turn to Windows XP’s little-known troubleshooting tool called the Driver Verifier Manager. By going through a few short steps, you’ll be able to determine whether the drivers you choose to diagnose are causing the problem. [Via TechRepublic.com]

Cracking WEP

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Need to check this out. Tom’s Networking continuing guide. On the heels of part one of Tom’s Networking series on cracking WEP, they unveil part two. Part one explored scanning and identifying networks, part two explores the actual tools and processes, and part three will supposedly offer a long list… Read more »