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Entries from May 2014 ↓

What’s up with Truecrypt?

“TrueCrypt is not secure,” official SourceForge page abruptly warns | Ars Technica: http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/05/truecrypt-is-not-secure-official-sourceforge-page-abruptly-warns/ Wow.  Lots of rumors, lots of chatter, not a lot of answers. Sad to see this in the comments… https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2014/05/truecrypt_wtf.html“I just want to mention that this has wiped out the TrueCrypt forum too. There were hundreds of users at the TC forum […]

KB2962824 gen2 and secure boot

When you install KB2962824 and you are hosting a gen2 virtual machine on a 2012 R2 host be aware there is a known issue where the kb will fail to install. It is a known issue, they do not intend to fix this. You can a. skip the update on the parent/host machine b. you […]

FAQ regarding MSDN for Action Pack

FAQ regarding MSDN for Action Pack – Microsoft Partners Forum: http://partnersupport.microsoft.com/en-us/mpnpartnermem/forum/mpnpartpq-mpnpmaction/faq-regarding-msdn-for-action-pack/d6678afb-3d4e-4ae4-9c69-5d0c0d10e477Partners who had active MAPS SP subscriptions prior to November 11, 2013 had access to a TechNet Subscription.  These partners will not be eligible for the MSDN subscription benefit until they re-enroll into the new Action Pack Subscription. For more information on what is the […]

Extension of time on KB2919355

Twitter / oycomics: Finally got KB2919355 installed, …: https://twitter.com/oycomics/status/465901020258639873/photo/1Funny photo that many can relate to. So the good news is that Microsoft has extended the time for consumers  and those not behind WSUS/Config manager or Intune to get KB2919355 installed.  It’s now June as the drop dead date. But I’m still concerned that Microsoft is […]

Happy small business week

This week is Happy Small Business week – according to a google link https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/109232418125793730353 And today is the opening day of Microsoft’s Teched down in Houston – http://techcrunch.com/2014/05/12/windows-azure-gets-new-tools-for-hybrid-clouds-and-simplified-cloud-storage-service-for-businesses/?ncid=rss Already there are several beta reviews being announced and my take on it so far is a bit of a mixed bag.  Some of the items being […]

Bitlockering a server

Balancing paranoia with manageability. Adding bitlocker to a server and so far I’m comfy with this: 1  Do not bitlocker the C boot drive.  I want the drive to be able to automatically reboot. 2.  Bitlockered the data drives.  One can also add a script or task to mount the bitlockered drives.  (script info from […]

Out with ARR in with WAP

Secure Extranet Publication of Exchange 2010 OWA via Server 2012 R2 Web Application Proxy – Ask Premier Field Engineering (PFE) Platforms – Site Home – TechNet Blogs: http://blogs.technet.com/b/askpfeplat/archive/2014/05/05/secure-extranet-publication-of-exchange-2010-owa-via-server-2012-r2-web-application-proxy.aspx Interesting blog post to read. Right now I’m planning to use ARR application request routing to deploy Exchange 2013 but word on the street is this is […]

KB2919355 new version

Changes to existing security content: MS14-018: Security Update for Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 (KB2919355) Additional payload has been added to address known install failure. Binaries have not changed. This update does not need to be reinstalled. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in […]