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This is my breakdown of the keynote. This is unedited and most likely filled with spelling and grammar errors. 8:52 - Finally sitting down. Received a free Windows Update Services (WUS) CD 8:55 - The half the large screens as have Windows Media Player on them with visualizations. On the other half the sponsors list keeps going by. Where is Dell as a sponsor?? Usually Dell is a huge sponsor. Dell also doesn't have booth. 8:59 - People still entering. Good music so far. 9:03 - Welcome everyone to TechEd. ...
From the syllabus: Ever wondered how Microsoft IT manages and operates its AD infrastructure? Think Microsoft employees are any more accepting of downtime or performance issues? Microsoft has the oldest production Active Directory in the world (happily authenticating users since '99), so come listen as they share their best practices on everything from domain controller placement, performance monitoring, and change management, to disaster recovery, tools, and 64-bit DCs. This session rocked and I ...
I really have no idea if anyone else found it funny but honestly I'm a Samantha Bee fan, well... a Daily Show fan. For those of you who were not at the Keynote speech from Steve Ballmer I'll fill you in. Since this is my first TechEd I really have no idea if they do something like this every year or not but my gut says they probably do. The program started out with what they called “The Techie Show“ with a similar graphic and theme song as the Daily Show. Themed like a spin off if you ...
Today I was at the spring MSDN Technet brief in Rotterdam, a free event that you can attend, where Microsoft and partners get you up to speed on the goings on, and where you can follow some interesting sessions and labs.The Keynote, given my MS' Tony Krijnen (exellent speaker) of course focused on the bran-spanking-new SP1 release for Windows Server 2003, which was last night released as RTM, aswell as going into some depth on the x64 versions of MS products that are also RTM as of today. No mention ...
Update 18 march:Short awnser: Time Zone settingsScroll down for more info! ---------------------------... the sentence "The clocks on the client and server machines are skewed" produces a mere 2 pages in google. For something that seems to be relatively easy to have happen, there is a sad mount of data available on the problem. I hope this post helps. So I was setting up 2 Windows Server 2003 images. I had copied an already working configuration of mine, renamed it, and ...
We had a fanatastic session on patch managment at ITPRO delhi and in fact it turned out to be Remote infrastructure managment Session. Not just the scope of the Session was covered but the discussions lengthened beyond the scope.Following topics and Tools where covered in theory as well as hands onMBSA- microsoft baseline security AnalyserSUS - Software Update ServiceWindows update Catalogueand last but not least SMS Usage of Active directory w.r.t GP and then using SUS for downloading the Patches ...
The new Security Application Block in Enterprise Library provides a few advantages over the old application block. It looks like it will be a lot simpler to use. Notably, it no longer appears designed around Authorization Manager’s peculiarities. In fact, it comes with an authorization implementation that does not depend on Authorization Manager. There are a few concepts to understand when using the Security Application Blocks: Authentication Authorization Roles Profiles Every person or system ...
A little earlier, Chris had put this comment on my blog about Using The WIX Toolset for Distributed Development. Firstly, I believe that Chris and I belong to different breeds of setup engineers. Chris uses tools like AdminStudio, DevStudio and Repackager to repackage setups and distribute them via SMS, Active Directory or other Change and Configuration management applications. This breed is often known as a packaging engineer. They have to often deal with hideous packages which move all sort of ...
Group Policy Infrastructure White PaperThis was just released. It neatly wraps up a bunch of seperate Group Policy documents and sources into a single whitepaper. Very good reference.Intended for system administrators, architects, and others who need to create and manage Group Policy settings, this paper explains Group Policy infrastructure and shows how the new Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) fits into this infrastructure. The paper includes detailed information about Group Policy processing ...
Authorization Manager provides a set of APIs included with Windows 2003 (available as an add-on to Windows 2000) that provide application developers a way to build Role-Based Access Control into applications. When setting up Authorization Manager (AzMan), you can choose to locate your AzMan rules store in an XML file or in Active Directory. Often, you'll use one store (XML) for development move to a more scalable and flexible store (Active Directory) for production. I ran into two gotcha's that may ...
When the TechEd DVD comes out, you may want to check these sessions out.The most popular sessions (the butts-in-seats vote) for Monday, May 24 were: Code Title Speaker Name MSG343 Exchange Server Sizing Stephen Tramack SEC300 Securing Microsoft: How Microsoft Does IT Michael Sharp SEC353 Anatomy of a Network Hack: How to Get Your Network Hacked in 10 Easy Steps Jesper Johansson CTS200 Connected Systems: Service Orientation and the Windows/.NET Developer Don Box; Doug Purdy WIN499 Windows and Linux: ...
Does any one know of, or has used an Open Source Messaging Bus Implementation that can be used from C# I am currently designing a system where I would like to use a Messaging Infrastructure to implement a workflow type solution, the problem I have is that I do not wish to use MSMQ as I do not want to have to be forced to install Active Directory on my servers, and other solutions that are available have varying degrees of support for C#, with associated performance penalties, and cost a boat load ...
I was on a search for secure server features, I found very interesting on Microsoft ISA Server. Latest version “ISA Server 2004” Provides “Application layer firewall, VPN and web cache”. ISA --> Internet Security and Acceleration Server 1) Secure, Fast and Manageable Internet connectivity. 2) Multilayer enterprise firewall 3) High level web cache. 4) Server alters on malicious attack with firewall guard. 5) Publish multiple secure websites using single IP on external interfaces ...
While kids in the other class are having a difficult time. I am having a bang in my MIS class at SZABIST. I have never been into marks and stuff but can’t help mentioning that my tally is coming real nice. Out of the current allotted set of 70 marks out of 100 I have somehow managed to score 65. So now the 30 marks are just a piece of cake as I see it. I like classes where there is brainstorming but nothing to practice; I tend to incline better towards theoretical subjects other then programming ...