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Links for October 31, 2008

Video from the 2007 NYC Halloween Parade from Rocketboom Mark Russinovich goes Inside Windows 7 and Channel9 video – Lots of great packaging tips ScreenCast – Limit the item count in a web part display Create a Master

Posted in Blog, Channel9, Microsoft, Microsoft Office, MOSS, MOSS 2007, Office 2007, SharePoint, Technology, Windows, Windows 7, Word

Links for October 29, 2008

Account auditing for group membership changes Six minute video by Dana Epps will show you how to quickly configure account auditing using the domain security policy and then use free Microsoft tools like EventCombMT to quickly query across all your

Posted in Active Directory, Altiris, Auditing, Blog, Information Security, IT Security, logging, logs, Microsoft, Security, Symantec, syslog, Technology, Windows

Links for October 28, 2008

Announcing Service Pack 2 (SP2) for the 2007 Microsoft Office System Prepare for the Upcoming Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 Making WSUS Push Out Updates – For times you need to push out

Posted in Agile, Blog, Microsoft, Microsoft Office, Office 2007, SDL, SharePoint, Technology, Windows, WSUS

How to Configure Granular Password Settings in Windows Server 2008 has published a two part article by Jakob H. Heidelberg on configuring granular password settings in Windows Server 2008. Part 1 is here and part 2 is here.

Posted in Information Security, IT Security, Security, Server 2003, Technology, Windows


My research that lead me to the lastLogonTimestamp attribute also lead me to and the OldCmp utility. There are a number of potentially useful utilities but I’ve just used OldCmp ( Using the utility I found a number of

Posted in Active Directory, Blog, IT Management, LDAP, Microsoft, Security, Software, Technology, Windows


While doing some research on determining the last time a user logged in to a domain, I came across the lastLogonTimestamp attribute: Prior to Windows Server 2003, determining the last time a user logged on to the domain was somewhat

Posted in Active Directory, Blog, LDAP, Microsoft, Security, Technology, Windows

Day Light Saving Change for 2007

The SANS Internet Storm Center has a long post on the Day Light Saving Change for 2007 (note it is Saving not Savings). This change is about 5 weeks away. Daylight Saving Time this year will start on Sunday, March

Posted in Blog, Internet, IT Management, Microsoft, Networks, Technology

Free Office 2007 Software and Tools from Microsoft

Blake Handler again come through with links to a wealth of tools. This time for Office 2007. A lot of this information will be helpful for our training staff when we get around to rolling out Office 2007. Of particular

Posted in Blog, Microsoft, Microsoft Office, Software, Technology, Word

Upgrading Windows XP to Vista

Blake Handler in his The Road to Know Where blog recently published a detailed guide to Upgrading to Windows Vista from Windows XP. Once you’ve determined that your computer’s hardware & software is ready for Windows Vista, perform the following

Posted in Blog, Microsoft, Technology, Vista, Windows

Security Features vs. Convenience

I ran across a blog post by Jim Allchin on some of the design tradeoffs and issues Microsoft went through in developing Windows Vista regarding UAC. The post also offers good, better, and best strategies for configuring UAC in corporate

Posted in Blog, IE7, Internet Exploer, Microsoft, Security, Software, Technology, Vista, Windows
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