FDCC Blog Alert: Issue with Windows Vista SP1 and GPResults

Author:           Mandy Tidwell, Senior Consultant  Applies to:      Windows Vista SP1 Setting:           Computer ConfigurationWindows SettingsSecurity SettingsLocal PoliciesUser Rights AssignmentCreate Symbolic Links   History:           After implementing FDCC on Windows Vista SP1, running the GPResults Wizard and navigating to Computer Configuration Policies Windows Settings Security Settings results in the following error: An error has occurred…

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FDCC Blog Alert: Issue with Windows XP/Vista and IPSec

Author:           Mandy Tidwell, Senior Consultant, Microsoft Consulting Services Credit:             Jim Riekse, Consultant, Microsoft Consulting Services Applies to:      Windows XP and Windows Vista Setting:           Computer ConfigurationWindows SettingsSecurity SettingsLocal PoliciesUser Rights AssignmentAccess this Computer from the Network is restricted to Administrators in FDCC.   Issue:               When IPSec is used to provide session security,…

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Application / Certificate Performance Issues with Vista and FDCC

Summary In the process of defining the FDCC image, the National Institute of Standards (NIST) included several Federal and DoD Root and Intermediate x509 certificates in the FDCC Vista Trusted Root and Intermediate Certification Authorities stores. Several of these certificates are cross-certified. When the Vista CryptoAPI (CAPI) is called by a process (e.g. Iexplore.exe validating…

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