Next version of Security Guidance: Project codename Sundance – Beta Available now !

This Solution Accelerator essentially builds on our previous releases to provide you with expanded best practices and additional automation tools to help you configure and deploy security settings for the following operating systems and applications:   ·         Windows Vista® Service Pack 1 (SP1), ·         Windows XP® Professional SP3, ·         Windows Server® 2008, ·         Windows Server®…

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IT Compliance Management guide

I wanted to take an opertunity to introduce the latest Solution Acclerator. If your intrested in Compliance you should take a look at this guidance. Download it NOW! Shift efforts of Governance Risk and Compliance  to technology, using the    IT Compliance Management guide! You already own Microsoft the products that can help you manage compliance…

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Update for Solution Accelerators Navigation.

Solution Accelerators Security site has a new face, you should check it out. The Solution Accelerators Techcenter for Security was  published recently to help better navigate the security Solutions Accelerators. The library contains a vast array of Accelerators addressing issues in response management with  The Malware Removal Starter Kit, or hardening guides such as the…

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Microsoft Compliance Management

  The Solution Accelerators – Security and Compliance team has released a beta version of its first set of guides in the Compliance Management Series. This effort expands on the work done in the Regulatory Compliance Planning Guide published in 2006.    Here is a bit of detail on the new Solution Accelerator:   Managing…

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To Social Network, or NOT

  More social networking solutions are available today than ever. As a user of two of the technologies, Linkedin and Facebook, I think both provide great capabilities and both are limited. For example, Linkedin provides capabilities for maintaining a professional profile, while Facebook provides great extensions that allow you to extend your network quickly. Also,…

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Integrate AccessChk.exe with DCM Scripts

The DCM feature supports a powerful way for data discovery by using scripting. By invoking AccessChk.exe from DCM scripts, the output of user rights assignment data from AccessChk.exe can be collected by the DCM scripting data discovery provider. The following procedure enables you to use Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript) in combination with the…

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How to Use AccessChk.exe for Security Compliance Management

In this article we invite Michael Tan, one of our senior program mangers, to introduce a new feature in the recently updated Sysinternals tool called AccessChk. His two part article looks at how the new AccessChk feature works and the benefits of using this Sysinternals tool. The second part takes a look at the using…

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Help us understand how to structure, package, and deliver security guides to make your job more effective!

Dear reviewers, Thank you for participating in this blog for the Security Guides. The customer feedback we received helped us build a high-quality Solution Accelerator that meets the needs of IT Professionals like you. You have worked with our team on multiple reviews, and now have the chance to influence some of the changes we…

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Regulatory Compliance Guide update!

Folks, we need your help! If you’re interested in contributing to our efforts to provide the best Solution Accelerators for Compliance, read on. Generally, organizations that need to comply with regulations such as SOX and PCI DSS use a variety of disparate commercial and internally developed practices and tools. Microsoft is currently building a comprehensive…

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Partner adopts Security Compliance Management toolkit

  I wanted to thank Securevantange in making the Security Compliance Management toolkit a success in their world.     Our customers and partners are all very pleased with the new baselines provided in the Security Compliance Management toolkit for DCM along with the ease of customization supported via Config Pack design and guidance. This…

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