Microsoft have released a new document which contains best practice recommendations to assist organisations in enhancing the security of their Active Directory installations. Microsoft state that “In implementing these recommendations, organisations will be able to identify and prioritise security activities, protect key segments of their organisation’s computing infrastructure and create controls that significantly decrease […]Read more
If you are looking to understand what the security policies in Windows 7 and 2008 R2 mean and how they can impact your environment, then this guide is a must read. Threats and Countermeasures Guide: Security Settings in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 The document is covers the following categories in some […]Read more
Microsoft have today delivered the first release candidate (RC) for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Service Pack 1 is slated for release in early 2011 but there is no confirmed date. The Service Pack can be downloaded here and the associated documentation can be downloaded here. The document “Windows 7 and Windows Server […]Read more
Microsoft have released a guide for configuring and applying Group Policy in Microsoft Office 2010. The guide states that " it provides a guide is the IT administrator who plans to use Group Policy to configure and enforce settings for Microsoft Office 2010 applications." In addition to providing an insight into Group Policy for Office […]Read more
I bumped into Dean Wells, from the Identity & Access (IDA) product group last week at Microsoft’s Offices in Reading. Dean mentioned that he would be repeating his session on the Impact of Cloning and Virtualization on Active Directory Domain Services, that he delivered at the 2010 MVP Summit. The session is an absolute must […]Read more
Must Watch – Authentication and Passwords: The Good, the Bad and the Really Ugly! Windows Security Insight from TechED North America.
Last week I was in New Orleans for TechED North America. I had the privilege of working on the Security and Identity Access stand answering Active Directory related questions. When I was not working on the stand, I managed to attend a few breakout sessions, one of these sessions was by Marcus Murray. If you […]Read more
In the companies that I work with, Active Directory and Firewalls are often said in the same sentence, this KB article discusses the essential network ports; protocols and services that are used by Windows client and server operating systems; server-based programs and their subcomponents in the Windows server system. I have found this document to […]Read more