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575 George Chetcuti’s Blog 21 Nov. 2014
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  1. Windows Server 2008 Timing Update

    Some updates on the release date of Windows Server 2008 on the official blog: http://blogs.technet.com/windowsserver/archive/2007/08/29/windows-server-2008-timing-update.aspx... Read More

  2. Windows Server 2008 – RTM!!!

    Congratulations!!! Windows Server 2008 was released to manufacturing according to Windows Server Division WebLog: As I write this, I'm in the room where it all happens; in building 26, better known as the ship room. Ten minutes ago Windows Server 2008 officially RTM'd. Also in here with me are my colleagues who have been working on Windows Vista SP1, also... Read More

  3. Windows Server 2012 Test Lab Guide

    This Microsoft Test Lab Guide (TLG) provides step-by-step instructions to create the Windows Server 2012 Base Configuration test lab, using computers running Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8. For a test lab based on physical computers, you can image the drives for future test labs. For a test lab based on virtual machines, you can create snapshots of the base... Read More

  4. Windows Server Update Services 3.0 SP2

    Microsoft released Windows Server Update Services 3.0 Service Pack 2. New Windows Server and Client Version Support Integration with Windows Server® 2008 R2 Support for the BranchCache feature on Windows Server 2008 R2 Support for Windows 7 clients WSUS Feature Improvements Auto-Approval Rules Auto-approval rules now include the ability to specify the approval deadline date and time for all computers... Read More

  5. Windows Servers 2008 outbound traffic

    Managing outbound traffic has become very crucial in determining computer infections. Malware infects computers and then tries to send out stolen data to perpetrators. Viruses seek to replicate themselves by attempting to send packets to infect other computers. Users might use unapproved applications which may result in the transmission of confidential data. Therefore, it is appropriate to review your Windows... Read More

  6. Windows Servers Hardening

    A highly recommended best practice in securing Windows Servers is to stop unnecessary services and disable unused functionality. A brief checklist containing high level definitions of tasks to be performed would help administrators reduce the attack surface of their servers. A typical checklist would include: Stopping and disabling all unnecessary services and applications Renaming the Administrator account Creating a new... Read More

  7. Windows Service Pack Blocker Tool Kit

    A blocking tool is available for organizations that would like to temporarily prevent installation of Service Pack updates through Windows Update. This tool can be used with: Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (valid through March, 2008) Windows XP Service Pack 3 (valid for 12 months following general availability) Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (valid for 12 months following general... Read More

  8. Windows Utilities and Applications: New Releases

    Miranda has reached version 0.6.0.8 Alpha (it is a test build). Stable version is 0.5.1 Miranda is a universal messaging client supporting a variety of protocols including ICQ/AIM/MSN/Jabber/Yahoo/IRC/Gadu-Gadu/Tlen/Netsend. It has a large number of plugins available as well. Plus Miranda is fast and does not waste tons of resources like original ICQ and MSN clients do. You can find screenshots... Read More

  9. Windows Vista Articles

    Windows Vista is released. It might be a good idea to gain more knowledge about various features and tools available in Vista. May I remind you that there is a number of articles available on WindowsNetworking that will help you to work more efficiently with Vista: Windows Vista's New and Improved Remote Assistance This article shows what you can expect... Read More

  10. Windows Vista SP2 RTM + Windows Vista SP1 Blocker Tool Removed

    Brandon LeBlanc announced the availability of Windows Vista SP2 on the official Windows Blog: Today we are announcing the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) of Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. SP2 represents the latest step in Microsoft's commitment to continuous improvement. It includes all updates that have been delivered since SP1, as well as support... Read More

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