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  1. The Repadmin tool

    The Replication diagnostics tool is a command-line tool that enables you to report the status of replication on each domain controller. The tool is built into Windows Servers 2008 and Windows Servers 2008 R2 and the information retrieved by Repadmin.exe can help you identify potential problems related to replication within a forest. The detailed views allow you to even identify... Read More

  2. The Wbadmin Command

    Windows Server 2008 has inbuilt functionality to perform reliable and effective data backups! The native tools can back up an entire volume to a .vhd file on a second local disk while you can still restore individual files from the vhd file! In cases of system volume failures where Windows does not start you can boot from the Windows installation... Read More

  3. The Windows SDK RTMs!

    From Windows SDK blog : The Windows SDK team is proud to announce that the RTM release of the Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 is now live for customers to install! Availability: The Windows SDK is available to install as either an ISO, or Web Setup Platforms: This SDK release supports Windows Server 2008,... Read More

  4. The Windows Server 2008 scwcmd command

    The scwcmd command-line tool provides greater functionality than the GUI-based Security Configuration wizard. The tool allows you to remotely apply role-based security policy to groups of computers, analyze the configuration of groups of computers against the role-based security policy and build GPOs that apply the settings in the role-based security policy. Security policy allows you to enforce a baseline security... Read More

  5. The desktop is not dead!

    According to a senior analyst at IDC, the main reason behind the laptop success sales figures is price. They are leading the market because they are simply much cheaper than they used to be, and the price gap has gone. However, the desktop remains the first choice for resource hungry applications, durability, scalability and security where thieves are less attracted... Read More

  6. The end of Symantec and Huawei Technologies joint venture!

    The deal that took off four years ago between Symantec and the Chinese company Huawei, to develop computer network security products came to an end as the US government effort to enhance cyber security is producing both direct and indirect benefits! Symantec is a global leader in security, storage and systems management solutions and Huawei is a leading global information... Read More

  7. The first European Cyber Security Month – October 2012

    The Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Norway, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Portugal, and the United Kingdom are participating with various activities and events throughout October, to raise awareness of cyber security. The objectives of the European Cyber Security Month (ECSM) are to promote cyber security awareness among citizens, to modify their perception of cyber threats, and to provide updated security information through education,... Read More

  8. The importance of log management

    According to recent investigations by Verizon companies are not aware of how precious and important systems logs are! Companies either do not maintain logs or simply ignore them but logs are needed to identify unusual system behavior and track events! Alan Brill, Senior Managing Director at Kroll has published an interesting article on net-security.org that discusses the importance and value... Read More

  9. The new HP Slate 2 Tablet PC

    After withdrawing its TouchPad, HP goes for a new Slate 2 Tablet PC with expanded touch capabilities, enhanced multitasking performance and embedded security, providing added flexibility to mobile business users. An 8.9 inch multi-touch display for touch and pen input, powered by an Intel Atom Z670 processor and mSATA SSM technology with improved boot times and a battery life up... Read More

  10. The update for Outlook 2007: April 13, 2007

    Outlook 2007 can be pretty slow if your PST files are large. Apparently Microsoft is aware of this issue and the company released an update that should help to rectify this issue: This update fixes a problem in which a calendar item that is marked as private is opened if it is found by using the Search Desktop feature. The... Read More

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