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Entries from July 2009 ↓

Patchers Demand Security Updates Only

Spread the word.  If you want to put in your blog site a campaign to showcase that you too are sick and tired of prechecking of software installers that are included in security updates.  Put this code below into your blog site (in Community Server it’s in the News section) to showcase that you have had […]

Ban the Check

Dear Mr. Jobs, Glad you are feeling better and back to work.  Thanks for rushing out the iPhone patch for the Blackhat issue that was just announced this week.  http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222 Kudos for getting a patch out that fast.  Bet ol’ Ballmer couldn’t patch his phone platform that fast, huh? But can you do me a huge […]

Brad Dinerman sent over a white paper of interest on Social Networking

Brad Dinerman sent over a white paper of interest – Fieldbrook Solutions – Brad’s TechTips for Security: http://www.fieldbrook.net/TechTips/Security/SocialNetworking.asphttp://www.fieldbrook.net/TechTips/Security/SocialNetworkingSecurity.pdf Former minister defends government departments’ use of Twitter | Politics | guardian.co.uk: http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2009/jul/28/twitter-government-departmentsIs there a right way to use social networking tools and a wrong way?  I’d say yes.  I still don’t like it when someone urges […]

I didn’t want to add my opinion to the original announcement….

The Official SBS Blog : Microsoft Exchange 2007 SP2 installation is blocked on Windows SBS 2008: http://blogs.technet.com/sbs/archive/2009/07/30/microsoft-exchange-2007-sp2-installation-is-blocked-on-windows-sbs-2008.aspx Important update: Installing Microsoft Exchange 2007 SP2 on Windows Small Business Server 2008 currently causes problems in some web services of Windows SBS 2008 and requires manual steps to fix the problems. A prerequisite check is deployed in […]

The Official SBS Blog : Microsoft Exchange 2007 SP2 installation is blocked on Windows SBS 2008:

The Official SBS Blog : Microsoft Exchange 2007 SP2 installation is blocked on Windows SBS 2008: http://blogs.technet.com/sbs/archive/2009/07/30/microsoft-exchange-2007-sp2-installation-is-blocked-on-windows-sbs-2008.aspx Important update: Installing Microsoft Exchange 2007 SP2 on Windows Small Business Server 2008 currently causes problems in some web services of Windows SBS 2008 and requires manual steps to fix the problems. A prerequisite check is deployed in […]

Install MS’s out-of-cycle patches for IE, apps:

Here’s this week’s special WindowsSecrets article on this week’s Out of band/Out of Cycle patch: Install MS’s out-of-cycle patches for IE, apps: http://www.windowssecrets.com/comp/090730

So you wanna turn off the firewall on your workstations?

….T-E-M-P-O-R-A-R-I-L-Y…. right?  Just for testing? And mind you I’m seeing more apps that demand that UAC is on or that the firewall is enabled.  Granted Live Mesh is not a normal app but I found it interesting that you can’t install Live Mesh unless the firewall is enabled.  But say you need for testing purposes […]

Security Fix – Microsoft’s Emergency Patch Mess

Security Fix – Microsoft’s Emergency Patch Mess: http://voices.washingtonpost.com/securityfix/2009/07/microsofts_emergency_patch_mes.html?wprss=securityfix From the comments:“I am not sure about the following comment Microsoft made regarding the release of these latest patches to IE. “We decided to issue these updates now rather than wait for things to get worse.” Why would Microsoft wait to release these patches? They should release […]

Exchange rollup 9

If you are patching today for the out of cycle patches, be aware that the Exchange 2007 update rollup 9 is also out on the update site today. You Had Me At EHLO… : Update Rollup 9 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 has been released: http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2009/07/17/451835.aspxAs Don reported, if you use Storagecraft you’ll […]

Rebooting a server

Tonight I applied the patch to the two servers that run the blog site and one (Yoda) got stuck on shut down.  Fortunately the other (Brianna) didn’t so I was able to go to her and run a shutdown command of shutdown -r -m \\Yoda Mind you Philip recommended that I do a shutdown -r […]