Windows XP/XPe and Remote Desktop Services Single Sign On

This week I was working with a retail customer that has plans to place HP Windows XP Embedded devices at their many retail stores.  Applications will be served up either locally on the XPe device, through a remote desktop, or through Remote Applications. There is a slight challenge with this setup because technically Microsoft supports…

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My iPhone 3G Review

Call me a traitor.  Call me weak minded to the Apple Jedi mind trick.  Yes I have a 3g iPhone, the cheapest one of course. My Treo 750, which I really liked, was starting to have some battery fade.  In addition, I was using the IE browser on my Treo more frequently, with more and…

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Exchange 2007 – Snags during my upgrade

This week I had some time to spend in my lab at home, so I thought I would catch up on some overdue projects,  My biggest project was to get my lab up to Exchange 2007 from 2003.  The complication here is that although I have a rack of “real” servers, I don’t have any…

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Vista RTM + 1 week

If you have read some of my previous posts around Vista, you know that it was one of few Microsoft products during this “wave” of products that I wasn’t getting excited about.  In fact, I had so many issues with B2->RC1 builds that I stopped using it on my tablet back in September. Well, I…

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Small Business Server 2003 Upgrade from Hell

Last week, I decided to take a few vacation days and fly out to Ogden, Utah to help my wife’s old company upgrade from Small Business Server (SBS) 2000 to SBS 2003.  They are a small, 10 person operation that manufactures high end ski and board apparel (www.descente.net or www.ridedna.com).  The have a main office…

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IPSEC: Member to DC isn’t supported, but…

I stumbled across this issue a couple weeks ago, and Steve Riley clarified some of it for me.  We have a really, really large project going with some new technology where securing the networks is a priority.  We have run into the normal RPC challenges of limited port ranges because the firewall guys don’t want…

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Zotob, a hard and unfortunate lesson (again) for Enterprises

Unless you have been on vacation on the moon for the last few days, you know that there is new exploit in the wild that mainly affect Windows 2000 and pre SP2 Windows XP OS’s called Zotob (and variants).  This worm is hitting some of the same big name companies that were crippled by CodeRed,…

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Trustworthy Administrators

Check out an this interesting article from Steve Riley about trusting administrators.  Trustworthy Administrators — by Steve Riley <http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=3563067>  

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Security Words of Wisdom and a little Security Entertainment

If you have never seen Microsoft’s Steve Riley speak on security, I highly encourage you to take a look at his archived presentations.  Steve and I worked together here in Denver when he was with the Communications Sector.   I got the chance to travel with Steve a couple times, every time we got to…

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