Security Compliance Manager Baselines for Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2

I was recently working on a project using Security Compliance Manager (SCM) for Active Directory based on Windows Server 2012 R2. This baseline is not part of SCM v3.0 tool rather you have two options to download them: An easy way is to open the SCM tool and select the option to "Download Microsoft baselines…

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Released: Update Rollups for Exchange 2007 & Exchange 2010 and Security Updates for Exchange 2013

Yesterday, Exchange Servicing released several updates for the Exchange product line to the Download Center: Update Rollup 11 for Exchange Server 2007 SP3 Update Rollup 7 for Exchange Server 2010 SP2 Update Rollup 2 for Exchange Server 2010 SP3 Exchange Server 2013 RTM CU1 MSRC Security bulletin MS13-061 Exchange Server 2013 RTM CU2 MSRC Security…

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Determining the type of CA

Recently I was working on a PKI/CA project so I thought to write a short simple blog on how to determine the type of CA you have. One way that we generally use to determine the type of the CA is to look in the registry with either Regedit or Regedt32 and look at the…

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Keeping Your Organization Safe with the New Exchange

The Microsoft Exchange Conference (MEC) was a huge success, and even though the conference has come to a close, the EHLO team is still cranking out some great content for Compliance Week. Don’t forget to check out Harv Bhela’s article – Keeping Your Organization Safe with the New Exchange – which was posted to Office…

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Released: Update Rollup 8 for Exchange 2007 Service Pack 3

On August 13th 2012, the Exchange CXP team released Update Rollup 8 for Exchange Server 2007 SP3 to the Download Center. This update contains a number of customer reported and internally found issues. See KB 2734323 Description of Update Rollup 8 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3. In particular we would like to specifically…

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Released: Update Rollup 4 for Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2

On August 13th 2012, the Exchange CXP team released Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2010 SP2 to the Download Center. This update contains a number of customer reported and internally found issues. See KB 2706690 Description of Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2 for more details. In particular we would…

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Microsoft Security Advisory 2737111 and Microsoft Exchange

Yesterday Microsoft Security Research Center issued Microsoft Security Advisory (2737111) – Microsoft is investigating new public reports of vulnerabilities in third-party code, Oracle Outside In libraries, that affect Web-ready document viewing in Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and Microsoft Exchange Server 2010. We recommend that customers apply the workarounds described in this advisory so you are…

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Introducing Microsoft BitLocker Administration 2.0 Beta

A few months ago, Erwin started the conversation around what Windows 8 means for businesses at CeBIT in Hannover, Germany, and followed-up later with a post on Windows 8 enterprise edition. Last week, he began talking about the business value of Windows 8 Release Preview and today followed up with more details in his “How…

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Email Information, Protection, and Control in Exchange 2010

Protect sensitive information through versatile controls. To help prevent unauthorized and accidental distribution of data, Exchange 2010 can automatically inspect email and apply appropriate controls: For less sensitive communications, automated alerts remind users about potential data risks or policy violations without restricting delivery For more sensitive messages, transport rules can be configured to block, re-route…

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ESE Access to Exchange: Spamcops!

It’s not easy being a spam cop. But the folks on the Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE) team love it! Their passion for being investigators and transport experts has translated into measurable impacts to help safeguard customers’ inbound, outbound and internal business mail from spam, viruses, phishing attacks, out-of-policy content and help customers focus…

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