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Anti-spyware from Microsoft, but which one?

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First Microsoft puts out Microsoft Defender, which is free but do not have central management. Its based on their purchase of Giant Software Now they have the beta of Microsoft Forefront Client Security, which looks like it does both anti-spyware and anti-virus with central management. I’m sure its going to… Read more »

Freeware Tools For The Terminal Server Infrastructure (Part 2)

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A new article on MSTerminalServices.org by Wilco van Bragt on Freeware fools For Terminal Server enviroments: "Beside The standard Tools provided in The product There are also many wonderful Tools available For The Terminal Server field. In this article I will describe The most used favorite Tools and software, which… Read more »

5 Steps to a Secured Active Directory

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I have a new article in the April edition of Windows IT Pro: 5 Steps to a Secured Active Directory. In it, I cover the fundamental things system administrators must do to ensure a basic level of security with Active Directory. Often people concentrate on more advanced security issues such… Read more »

Security Lockdown: Utilizing Standard Microsoft Tools to Secure Your Network

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A few webcast on MS security. Learn about tools that enable end users in your organization to lock down their own environment and help protect their desktops. Find webcasts and virtual labs that provide policy strategy, tips and tricks, and prescriptive guidance to help strengthen your organization’s security, without sacrificing… Read more »

Windows Vista Step-by-Step Guides for IT Professionals

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I’ve heard goog things about vista for the enterprise, I know we won’t move to vista when it first comes out. But I still want to start learning about the new OS. These step-by-step guides will assist IT Professionals in deploying or migrating to Windows Vista. These guides will also… Read more »

Security Configuration Wizard documentation

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Security Configuration Wizard (SCW) is an attack surface reduction tool for members of the Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003 family with Service Pack 1 (SP1). SCW determines the minimum functionality required for a server’s role or roles, and disables functionality that is not required. SCW guides you through the process of… Read more »

Group Policy Settings Reference…

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I receive a lot of questions around Group Policy. One of the more common questions is about how to locate a policy in the large (and growing!) list of policies available. The good news is there is a nice reference spreadsheet that MS makes available for download here. Load this… Read more »

How to Shoot Yourself in the Foot with Security

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Jesper M. Johansson, Senior Security Strategist in the Security Technology Unit at Microsoft published 2 Technet articles on “How to Shoot Yourself in the Foot with Security”: How to Shoot Yourself in the Foot with Security, Part 1The objective is to help you better understand some of the things we… Read more »

All-In-One Security Appliances

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An all-in-one security appliance provides protection against a multitude of threats without adding to your device-management burden. Here’s how to choose the right model for your organization. [Via Network Computing]