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Entries from July 2006 ↓

From the "Wow I know that masked man" department – Dana Epp On the Silver Bullet Podcast

——– Original Message ——– Subject:     [SC-L] Silver bullet Date:     Mon, 31 Jul 2006 17:51:12 -0400 From:     Gary McGraw To:     Mailing List, Secure CodingHi all, International man of mystery Dana Epp is my guest in the episode of silver bullet that went up seconds ago: http://www.cigital.com/silverbullet/show-004/ Dana is a long time software security guy and has […]

Trying out Counterspy

The day I have to make a decision is here…Windows Defender beta 2 as a temporary measure to wait for the Enterprise version of Windows defender… or try out Counterspy Enterprise from Sunbelt. My concern about going with Windows Defender as a solution is that the definition updates are controlled with WSUS/auto updates.  And I […]

Upgrading to Vista

Microsoft Details Vista Upgrade Paths  InsideMicrosoft – part of the Blog News Channel: http://microsoft.blognewschannel.com/index.php/archives/2006/07/30/microsoft-details-vista-upgrade-paths/ Windows Vista: Upgrade planning: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/upgradeinfo.mspx “To summarize: If you have Windows 2000 or a 64-bit version of XP, you’ll be installing from scratch. If you have XP Home, you can buy any version of Vista and perform an upgrade. If you […]

So this is not a post having to do with SBS..

We temporarily suspend the SBS themed blog for this posting while Susan laments on “Storytelling in Movies” I went to 20,000 Leagues under the Sea yesterday.  Truly.  I mean the movie was called Pirates of the Caribbean..but the plot had major parts of 20,000 Leagues under the Sea.  The Octopus was the “Beasty”…. and Davy […]

I vote for "understand" WGA

Vlad links to a way to “disable” WGA but I’d strongly recommend that if your machine is failing WGA  authentication and you beleive that you are a legal owner of MS software that you make your voice heard. 1.  The WGA folks talk about a WGA “roadmap”…  so you may be shutting it off now, […]

Looking for more videos?

Tim has a link on his website for his “No geek left behind” vlogs/videos… check it out!

SMBNation brochure is on the web..

The SMBnation brochure is up on the web and looks like they are starting to fill out the roster of speakers…. I’ll not be a speaker this year so I’ll have fun just attending the event.  For those that are SBS group members… make sure you check with your SBS group for a discount code. […]

I BANANA’d!!!

The other day the “Banana hack” to get a HP Media Center Edition (MCE) to join a domain (1) wouldn’t do it.. it kept bluescreening on me and I thought it was due to the partitions on the drive… and I was reminded that I could boot with a XP pro cdrom and go into […]

So how do you go from SBS 2k3 sp1 to SBS 2k3 R2

…now obviously we have to wait for the media…but just to let everyone know because there were some questions about this yesterday.. At the present time on the MSDN site are iso images that say SBS 2k3 R2…but there’s only the five first disks that make up SBS 2k3 sp1. Disk 1Disk 2Disk 3Disk 4OutlookThese […]

Mixed emotions

Mixed emotions. There’s no other way to describe the feelings about this. And even more after reading these links…. http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1996130,00.asp?kc=EWRSS03119TX1K0000594 http://nerdtwilight.wordpress.com/2006/07/29/microsoft-security-expert-bolts-to-amazoncom/ I’m just reminded of the mixed emotions I felt when hearing that the Sysinternals guys were bought out by Microsoft…. As far Dr. J leaving…good for him like Michael says, his schedule was brutal…..but […]