XP, MIIS, SMS, Misc.

XP:


Can you get that app to run on XP, honest you can!


Application Compatibility Testing and Mitigation Guide for Windows XP Service Pack 2


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=9300becf-2dee-4772-add9-ad0eaf89c4a7&displaylang=en


MIIS:


Microsoft Identity Integration Server 2003 Walkthroughs 0- though to be honest, they don’t tell the whole MIIS Galsync story. No persmissions are dicussed, they assume you run these as Domain Admin. Who would do that between forests? It’s just silly.


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=3263e78f-d6cf-4b6b-8b14-9a1b36959cf5&displaylang=en


SMS:


AdminStudio SMS Edition – Hands free SMS admin? Nice!


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=925412e6-5350-455b-a973-fabec35462e5&displaylang=en


Miscellaneous:


PSSDIAG Data Collection Utility fun little toy, but you have to write the data to SQL Server 7/2000.


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=5564386a-28c2-4483-8293-76fff67b9eb3&displaylang=en


IT Security archive – couple of PPTs of security stuff. Not bad, but nothing really all that new.


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=b2e5f138-8706-4b9d-b0b4-7bcb23497d39&displaylang=en


White Paper: Business Case For Tablet PC – All I want for Christmas is…


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=4f47b606-bd1d-4638-853d-3c1a9736915b&displaylang=en

Hackers use porn to target the Microsoft JPEG hole? Or do they?

A new article claims that Hackers are really smarter then I gave them credit for. They are planting a virus in JPEGs, but only in pornographic ones, so far. Interesting. Could this be a smart Hacker, hitting us where some of use the Internet most? Or could this be the industries way to trying to scare us away from porn by making it ALL contain a virus? For most it would work to, many will stop trusting porn at together. It’s a great idea.


http://www.nwfusion.com/news/2004/0928hackeusep.html?fsrc=rss-security

Virus Alert, Server 2003, Exchange, Tablet PC, SQL, Excel, Project, SMS, QuEST, Articles

Virus Alert:


If you been on vacation or just living in a cave, then you may have missed this:


http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,1282,65116,00.html?tw=rss.TEK


it only took 2 weeks. Man, the bad guys are getting faster!


Windows Server 2003:


Using Administrative Template Files with Registry-Based Group Policy – Excellent white paper, I read this one today.


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=d44e34ec-b4e2-49a1-9f40-9ed4ba3765df&displaylang=en


Windows Server System Reference Architecture (WSSRA) Overview Documents


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=d44e34ec-b4e2-49a1-9f40-9ed4ba3765df&displaylang=en


Windows XP Remote Desktop Connection software [XPSP2 6.0.2600.0] for any Windows 32 bit OS. If you have XP with SP2, you already have this version.


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=80111f21-d48d-426e-96c2-08aa2bd23a49&displaylang=en


Exchange:


Writing Managed Sinks for SMTP and Transport Events


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=0cd7f344-cad6-416e-9bc1-0d7c214e1d0b&displaylang=en


Tablet PC:


Microsoft Physics Illustrator for Tablet PC


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=56347faf-a639-4f3b-9b87-1487fd4b5a53&displaylang=en


SQL Server 2000:


SQL Server 2000 Report Pack for Microsoft Exchange – Looks really good.


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=108c2b01-2cc9-4a84-a669-eb22533fa5e2&displaylang=en


SQL Server 2000 Report Pack for Financial Reporting


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=1d416069-ffb1-44d4-a20d-c89a1d5ea791&displaylang=en


Excel:


Excel 2003 Sample: Data Analysis and Business Modeling


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=b01f647e-2df5-414c-8513-f3ad06b63acb&displaylang=en


Project:


Project 2003: Building and Hosting a PDS Web Application


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=e8f9bced-6d3b-4786-99a7-570737a317f6&displaylang=en


SMS:


SMS Client Health Monitoring Tool


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=d5c9de9b-7283-42f2-ba0e-dd35f113d944&displaylang=en


QuEST:


QuEST – Qualified Electronic Signatures Tutorial


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=0b3c55f6-11d4-4f46-8a37-0ba004e14dcf&displaylang=en


Articles:


MSN Ends Hotmail’s Free Outlook Access. Gmail is looking better everyday!


http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1659201,00.asp


http://www.nwfusion.com/news/2004/0927microtoch.html?fsrc=rss-security


Secure your own network?


http://www.nwfusion.com/edge/columnists/2004/0927bleed.html?fsrc=rss-security


Blackberry get’s a blue tooth?


http://www.engadget.com/entry/9265152283983685/

SQL, Office 2003, Articles

SQL Server 2000:


Support Tools Available For Stress Testing & Performance Analysis


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=5691ab53-893a-4aaf-b4a6-9a8bb9669a8b&displaylang=en


Office 2003:


Office 2003 Editions: FrontPage VBA Language Reference (Page Object)


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=846e3034-8545-49fc-b0a2-7d9581c9e178&displaylang=en


Office 2003 Editions: FrontPage VBA Language Reference (Web Object)


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=1d8d97ac-1e92-441a-aa60-3ec55942e322&displaylang=en


Office 2003 Editions: Web Discussions Client VBA Language Reference


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=287860e2-eb45-4ff4-8a5f-8a5fde8b6a63&displaylang=en


Office 2003 Editions: Access VBA Language Reference


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=0447c5a0-5e58-4e69-b90e-c42ec7dbf887&displaylang=en


Office 2003 Editions: Excel VBA Language Reference


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=2204a62e-4877-4563-8e83-4848dda796e4&displaylang=en


Office 2003 Editions: Office Web Components VBA Language Reference


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=1192dea9-cf5c-4dd7-8505-8074745a6d11&displaylang=en


Office 2003 Editions: VBA Language Reference for the Graph Object Model


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=db7ff7ff-1e4b-42ca-bade-1738afb6fad9&displaylang=en


Office 2003 Editions: Outlook VBA Language Reference


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=a1cead80-23e2-456f-8618-4da50cc2c38c&displaylang=en


Articles:


BlackBerry Enterprise Server v4.0 Release Candidate Now Available


http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20040927005541&newsLang=en

Exchange, XP/SMS, Articles

Exchange:


An SMTP connector does not pick up outgoing security settings after you configure it in Exchange Server 2003


http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;842122


Routing status information is not propagated correctly to all servers in Exchange 2000 Server or in Exchange Server 2003


http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;842026


Microsoft Exchange Server Best Practices Analyzer Tool


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=4f2f1339-cbcd-4d26-9174-f30c10d7ec4c&displaylang=en


XP/SMS:


Deploying Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Systems Management Server


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=09bb686c-b242-4e2d-a8ca-351abc160530&displaylang=en


Articles:


Microsoft files suits against ‘bulletproof’ Web hosts


http://www.nwfusion.com/news/2004/0923microfiles.html?fsrc=rss-security


Nokia adds anti-virus protection to new smart phone


http://www.nwfusion.com/news/2004/0923nokiaadds.html?fsrc=rss-security

Windows Server 2003, Exchange, SPS, Office, VB Express

Windows Server 2003:


How to rebuild the SYSVOL tree and its content in a domain


http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;315457


Exchange:


Exchange Server 2003 Design and Architecture


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=5c76219a-4e30-4b51-a963-4a3896c9bb78&displaylang=en


SPS:


Windows SharePoint Services Software Development Kit (SDK)


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=1c64af62-c2e9-4ca3-a2a0-7d4319980011&displaylang=en


SharePoint Portal Server 2003: IntelliSense XML Files


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=17f00f0d-659a-433c-bf0d-a7628b00fe17&displaylang=en


Office 2003:


Office 2003 Security Update: KB838905. This is the fix that has been in the press a lot lately, hurry to apply this one.


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=106bcf99-1ba9-4035-94c5-2a7fa90e5971&displaylang=en


Visual Basic Express:


MSDN TV: Introducing Visual Basic Express, for the developers out there.


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=ccd5cfa7-3bc7-4242-9eda-33cc3528290b&displaylang=en

Exchange, XP, SMS, Project Server, Misc…

Exchange:


Exchange Server Best Practices Analyzer Tool


For information about the Microsoft Exchange Server Best Practices 
Analyzer Tool, visit 
http://www.microsoft.com/exchange/downloads/2003/exbpa/default.asp. 
 
To download the Microsoft Exchange Server Best Practices Analyzer Tool 
(English or Japanese), visit 
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=DBAB201F-4BEE-4943-AC22-E2DDBD258DF3 
 
For more information, check out the TechNet Webcast on this tool on Oct. 
7,  2004.  Visit 
http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032259581&Culture=en-US 
to register. 
 
For information directly from one of the developers of the tool, visit the 
Exchange Team Blog, You Had Me At EHLO, at 
http://blogs.msdn.com/exchange/archive/2004/09/16/230738.aspx 
 
XP:


Changes to Functionality in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 version 3.0
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=7bd948d7-b791-40b6-8364-685b84158c78&displaylang=en


Troubleshooting Windows Firewall in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 version 1.2


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=a7628646-131d-4617-bf68-f0532d8db131&displaylang=en


SMS:


SMS MOM pack


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=55f9e3c4-afed-478e-ae1f-214d5d2ced4b&displaylang=en


Project Server:


Project 2003 Security Update: KB838344


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=9e37b6b0-a028-47ea-8fa1-3705877a2908&displaylang=en


Miscellaneous:


The Antivirus Defense-in-Depth Guide version 2.0


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=f24a8ce3-63a4-45a1-97b6-3fef52f63abb&displaylang=en


Microsoft has a backup and recovery server in the works


http://entmag.com/news/article.asp?editorialsid=6369

17 new Exchange downloads :)

Exchange:


17 tools or downloads today :)


Exchange Server Best Practices Analyzer Tool


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=DBAB201F-4BEE-4943-AC22-E2DDBD258DF3&displaylang=en


Webcast for Exchange BPA Tool


http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032259581&Culture=en-US


Exchange Server Stress and Performance 2003


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=773ae7fd-860f-4755-b04d-1972e38fa4db&displaylang=en


Exchange Server Load Simulator 2003 (LoadSim)


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=92eb2edc-3433-47ca-a5f8-0483c7ddea85&displaylang=en


Exchange Server Badmail Deletion and Archiving


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=782aaf0f-6239-40ad-adda-97863d852ff7&displaylang=en


Exchange Server SMTPDiag Tool


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=bc1881c7-925d-4a29-bd42-71e8563c80a9&displaylang=en


Exchange Server MSSearch Administration Tool


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=46fd5644-bd0d-4cfa-95f8-64ba34bde6a7&displaylang=en


Exchange Server Jetstress Tool


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=94b9810b-670e-433a-b5ef-b47054595e9c&displaylang=en


Exchange Server Domain Rename Fixup (XDR-Fixup)


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=24b47d4a-c4b9-4031-b491-29839148a28c&displaylang=en


Exchange Server Auto Accept Agent


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=3d0884e6-c603-491d-bf57-acf03e046bfe&displaylang=en


Auto Accept Agent Deployment and Administration Guide


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=5eac9a70-699b-495a-a920-82403305226b&displaylang=en


Exchange 2003: All-In-One Tools Download


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=e0f616c6-8fa4-4768-a3ed-cc09aef7b60a&displaylang=en


Exchange Server Mailbox Merge Wizard (ExMerge)


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=429163ec-dcdf-47dc-96da-1c12d67327d5&displaylang=en


What’s New in Exchange Server 2003


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=84236bd9-ac54-4113-b037-c04a96a977fd&displaylang=en


Exchange Server 2003 Performance and Scalability Guide


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=62fb1297-4c6b-4d84-84cc-060989f2f305&displaylang=en


Exchange Server 2003 Message Security Guide


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=2305405c-faf1-488a-a856-ad467bb59b26&displaylang=en


Exchange Server 2003 Interoperability and Migration Guide


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=0d197721-4b9f-4b96-8549-cc822bd16071&displaylang=en


Exchange Server 2003 Deployment Guide


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=77b6d819-c7b3-42d1-8fbb-fe6339ffa1ed&displaylang=en


EMC Launches New Solution to Make Microsoft Exchange Server E-Mail Storage Simpler, More Dependable


http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/040921/netu024_1.html

Virtual Server 2005, Exchange, SQL, SMS, XP, Project 2003, IE, Articles, Miscellaneous

Virtual Server 2005:


It’s live – and it’s affordable. Standard edition is US$499, while EE is
$999.

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2004/sep04/09-13AvailabilityVS2005PR.asp


Exchange:


You receive a “The bookmark is invalid” error message when you try to connect to a global catalog server that is running Windows 2000 Server in an Exchange Server 2003 or Exchange 2000 Server organization.


http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;883728


SQL:


SQL Server Health and History Tool (SQLH2) Performance Collector


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=64983af0-7902-427e-9b41-7c2e8fdcc140&displaylang=en


SMS:


Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003 Supported Configurations for Service Pack 1


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=a86246ca-9b37-49f1-a8c5-01a53ba06852&displaylang=en


XP:


Deploying Windows Firewall Settings for Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 2


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=4454e0e1-61fa-447a-bdcd-499f73a637d1&displaylang=en


Project 2003:


Project 2003: Project Guide and Custom Views


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=197c909d-22e4-456e-a819-e6d75a8d3dea&displaylang=en


Microsoft Office Project Server 2003 Resource Kit


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=5f467651-4f7c-4aa5-9243-a529b8b49015&displaylang=en


Internet Explorer:


Security Update for Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 (KB833989http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=b0095851-674d-4357-868c-dd75d88405ec&displaylang=en


Articles:


Attacking client security: Our strategy


http://www.nwfusion.com/reviews/2004/0920revattack.html?fsrc=rss-security


Testing Windows XP SP2’s role in client security


http://www.nwfusion.com/reviews/2004/0920revxp.html?fsrc=rss-security


Arrest made in Cisco source code theft


http://www.nwfusion.com/news/2004/0917arresmade.html?fsrc=rss-security


New Tools Fight Phishing Scams

 

Swindlers combine spam with hoax sites to try to rip off your personal data.

http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,117790,pg,1,00.asp


Quote of the day:


There is no patch for stupidity. — Kevin Mitnick.


Website of the day:


http://www.ratemynetworkdiagram.com/


An very good administrator’s haiku (of sorts).

The Internet is down
but I don’t frown,
‘cuz without fail
I get my mail.

If both go down
I still don’t frown,
I have some perks
Term Serv still works.

If that throws a fit
I think I’ll quit.
What do you say -
Wanna check my resume?
-Written by – Friend of Dave Shaw

Free stuff, Exchange, SMS, SPS, SSL, history of viruses

Free:


TechNet Virtual labs expanded, With this expansion, six new labs and 22 new modules have been added to the program, covering Exchange Server, Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server, Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003, and more:


http://www.microsoft.com/technet/traincert/virtuallab/default.mspx


Exchange:

Optimizing Storage for Exchange Server 2003 version 1.0

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=c6084d20-9730-4ffc-805d-b957327604c6&displaylang=en


SMS:


Scenarios and Procedures for Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003: Software Distribution and Patch Management


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=32f2bb4c-42f8-4b8d-844f-2553fd78049f&displaylang=en


SPS:


Windows SharePoint Services Sample: Files for the “Working with SharePoint document libraries” Tutorial


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=a3c48482-bcb4-4285-a498-dbaec8daf7a5


Windows SharePoint Services: IntelliSense XML File


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=9f7b5831-6be6-48f8-9f9a-2eb9dc57afad&displaylang=en


SSL:


SSL Diagnostics Version 1.0 (x86)http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=cabea1d0-5a10-41bc-83d4-06c814265282


Info:


The history of viruses. This guy had tons of time on his hands, and we all get to learn something from it :)


http://weblogs.asp.net/oldnewthing/archive/2004/09/16/230388.aspx