Security Compliance Manager 2.5 Beta is out

Hi folks, Ned here with a quickie advert: The Security Compliance Manager 2.5 beta released the other day, with a bunch of new features and other goo. Integration with the System Center 2012 IT GRC Process Pack for Service Manager-Beta:Product baseline configurations are integrated into the IT GRC Process Pack to provide oversight and reporting… Read more

Friday Mail Sack: Anchors Aweigh Edition

Hiya folks, Ned here again. I finally have an editor that allows anchors on all the questions, so I am adding a quasi “table of contents” for these posts that allow easier navigation and linking. I’ll retrofit all the old mail sack articles too… eventually. This week we discuss – eh – let’s have the… Read more

SCM 2 CTP released (whoops, a month ago)

Hey all, Ned here again. Jeff Sigman let me know that the new pre-beta version of Security Compliance Manager became available last month. It adds the number one feature request you’ve all been demanding: GPO Import. Grab it here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/secguide/archive/2011/03/10/scm-v2-ctp-available-to-download.aspx. Email them your feedback and bugs at secwish@microsoft.com  Remember, this is a CTP release so… Read more

Friday Mail Sack: Mostly Edge Case Edition

Hello all, Ned here again with this week’s conversations between AskDS and the rest of the world.  Today we talk Security, ADWS, FSMO upgrades, USMT, and why “Web 2.0 Internet” is still a poisonous wasteland of gross. Let’s do it to it. Security “compliance” and recommendations FSMO role OS mixture Active Directory Web Services warning event… Read more