Setting Up Terminal Server Gateway with ISA Server

I was talking with a friend on mine, Ian, a few weeks ago – he was talking to me about security and approaches he was looking at. Without telling all the details, I talked to him about Terminal Services Gateway and how you can reverse proxy it with ISA Server. Personally I do this all…

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ITRadio podcast with Jeff Alexander and Peter Watson

My direct colleague Jeff Alexander and our chief security officer here in Australia, Peter Watson together did a podcast with ITRadio’s Patrick Gray while at AusCERT recently. Jeff talked all about one of my favourite technologies, Network Access Protection (NAP) and how it helps with network policy compliance. Take the time to listen if you…


NTBackup is gone from Windows Server 2008?

Yep its true. NTBackup is gone….at least as you know it! You can have it back again with a download but its only so that you can read data from tapes or media you already have that you created previously. Its been replaced with Windows Server backup. This does pretty much what the old one…

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GP Preferences Client Side Extensions have released

In my session today I spoke of the GP Preferences Client Side Extensions (CSE). These are required for the new preferences capabilities in Windows Server 2008. Good news is that they have recently released to microsoft.com downloads. More information is listed under support article KB943729 GP Preferences CSE – Windows XP GP Preferences CSE -…


Server 2008 launch: Sydney down….onto Melbourne!

Yesterday marked the start of the Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008 – Sydney was the beginning. The was plenty of buzz at the event with Deeps running around with a video camera interviewing people, there was a Twitter feed and a Flickr feed too. The Windows Server track rocked -…

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AMD Phenom Quad Core review – oh the power!

Finally its released! I’ve been waiting for this for a long time now to try in my server and AMD has kindly provided one for me to review 🙂 For now I’m leaving the discussion of the “who’s got a true Quad core” aside as I’m sure you already know that one (hint: Its AMD…:)…

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Windows Server, SQL Server, Visual Studio, SharePoint Training Galore – its free!!

This came across my email today – we have released a lot of new training courses all totally free and much of it using Virtual machines. Theres SQL Server, Windows Server 2008, SharePoint, Office Communications Server 2007, Exchange 2007 UM, Developer, Web, Visual Studio and even BizTalk! I didnt want to flood my blog post…

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Are you piloting Windows Server 2008 or SQL Server 2008 in Australia? I have Prizes….:)

I’m keen to see who’s doing some interesting work in Australia on Windows Server 2008 or on SQL Server 2008. Are you piloting it yet? After all we’re now in RC0 for Windows Server 2008 at least! If you are piloting currently, can contact me about it and tell me about what you’re doing with it…

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IIS 7.0 Webcasts live on the web

A whole bunch of IIS 7 webcasts just released. Yeah I know it all says 9:30am Pacific time – which means about midnight Perth time, much of Asia and worse about 2am in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane etc Im sure they will be recorded though for later viewing. Though it would be nice, if for just…

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Blogcast: SC Virtual Machine Manager RTM

Finally its released! SCVMM is a management tool that allows you to manage multiple Virtual Server R2 hosts and the images running on them. Keith Combs has done a few “screencasts” of these (that’s what he calls them – sounds like a Hollywood movie thing…:) )   Check them out! http://blogs.technet.com/keithcombs/archive/2007/09/06/everything-you-need-to-know-about-scvmm-in-15-minutes.aspx http://blogs.technet.com/keithcombs/archive/2007/09/06/system-center-virtual-machine-manager-2007-screencast-checkpoints.aspx