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Entries from March 2010 ↓

Can you spot the April fools?

Separating Pranks From Fraud on the Web – NYTimes.com: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/01/technology/personaltech/01basics.html?partner=rss&emc=rssTomorrow (or today if you are in the AU) you will be bombarded with the April fool day jokes.  As that article points out, use tomorrow as your “Phish” test.  Can you spot which things are April fools and which ones are not? Check yourself and […]

Online Security Center: Security alert – Phishing Alert for Intuit Small Business Customers– digital certificate:

Online Security Center: Security alert – Phishing Alert for Intuit Small Business Customers– digital certificate: http://security.intuit.com/security-alert-3-8-2010.htmlIf you get an email supposedly from Intuit telling you you need to install a digital certificate in order to continue to run your Accounting software, don’t install it. It’s a phishing scam. We saw some earlier last year and […]

In April some changes will come to the VLSC web site.

Microsoft SMB Community Blog – By Eric Ligman : Announcing Microsoft VLSC 3.5 with “Add Open License” coming in April: http://blogs.msdn.com/mssmallbiz/archive/2010/03/30/announcing-microsoft-vlsc-3-5-with-add-open-license-coming-in-april.aspx In April some changes will come to the VLSC web site. Good news.

Keeping track of dat file versions

https://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/RSS/UpdatesRSS.aspx For those that use MSE at home and for those that use forefront at the office, a nice RSS feed if you want to keep an eye on what viruses are being updated/caught/stomped on.

APPLE-SA-2010-03-29-1 Security Update 2010-002 / Mac OS X v10.6.3:

APPLE-SA-2010-03-29-1 Security Update 2010-002 / Mac OS X v10.6.3: http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?n&storyid=8521Is there anything they DIDN’T UPDATE with that patch of 88 different issues?

No VSS writers are listed when you run vssadmin list writers on Windows Server 2008:

No VSS writers are listed when you run vssadmin list writers on Windows Server 2008: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;2009533 One to bookmark just in case.

Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for March 2010:

Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for March 2010: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms10-mar.mspxFor those that attended the SMBItPros event in Sydney this is one of those “out of band” patching events I talked about. Tomorrow there will be an out of band IE patch that will not be on the regular patch Tuesday event.  That means they are seeing […]

Three ways to get 969121 installed on SBS 2008

I see a lot of servers that don’t have update rollup 3 installed.  What’s that you ask?  It’s the SBS specific update rollup that ensures you can attach Windows 7 machines to your network. Description of Windows Small Business Server 2008 Update Rollup 3: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969121The good news it fixes a lot of things. The bad […]

Two forum posts of interest when working with Server 2008.

Windows Server General FAQ: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winservergen/thread/be9029ec-67d1-4980-a380-076741394b86Windows Server Forum FAQ: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winservergen/thread/98a013c7-57c5-4e15-b795-35e3dc8b6896Two forum posts of interest when working with Server 2008.

So you missed out on the Security and Optimization day at the Sydney SMBiT Pros?

#SMBITPRO – Twitter Search: http://twitter.com/search?q=%23SMBITPROSo you missed out on the Security and Optimization day at the Sydney SMBiT Pros? Well don’t miss out on the next one in May on Backup and Disaster Recovery… http://www.smbitpro.com.au/ Welcome to the registration site for the SMB IT Professionals Sydney Backup++ workshop. Here you’ll find information about a 2 […]