How to Map a Printer with Powershell 1.0

Well, I just finished presenting three shows in three cities in just two days in the great state of Ohio. The people here are amazingly smart and friendly, and they had many, great questions and comments. One of the questions came from the DANPA "loadfest" event in Dayton last night: "How do you map printers…

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New Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIR) Released!

The latest version of the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report is now publicly available: www.microsoft.com/sir The SIR is a helpful document designed to assist you in determining the current technology threat landscape, especially with regard to Microsoft software. In it you will find assessments of the current security threats, the trends on a per-threat basis, and…

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New "Wormable" Exploit Discovered Affecting Windows OS's...

There was a new critical vulnerability announced today that could lead to remote code execution against Windows Operating Systems. (Specifically, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008.) And, unless you are running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008*, this exploit even works for non-authenticated users – remotely! In short,…

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Learn about Hyper-V, SCVMM, and MDOP at a FREE Microsoft Roadshow Event

Find out how Microsoft Windows Server 2008® with Hyper-V™, Microsoft System Center–including Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2008—and Microsoft Desktop and Application Virtualization can help you virtualize from the data center to the desktop. Get a head start on your Microsoft® virtualization expertise—take home some FREE Evaluation software*, and get the ubiquitous free T-shirt. Go register…

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Powershell Sample Cmdlets - One-liners with a Punch!

Managing and troubleshooting Windows Clients and Servers is what Powershell is all about. And, the quickest way to get started is by learning a few simple Powershell cmdlets. Powershell cmdlets are short one-line commands that are specifically designed to help IT Professionals with their day to day tasks. There are a only a handful of…

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Hey folks! Microsoft recently announced a new worldwide subscription code that gets you 15% off a new TechNet subscription. This code is your key to savings, so make sure you enter it when you place your order. Discount Code: TMSAM12 Order your subscription now!        So, why would I want to subscribe??? TechNet…

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Sometimes Security through Simplicity Isn't So Simple

Dr. Thomas Shinder makes some excellent points about how difficult it can be to enact good security. Even something as seemingly straightforward as installing Windows Server 2008 Core to reduce your attack surface can harbor hidden perils. What hidden perils? Well, misconfigurations are inherently more common when managing a server strictly though the command-line interface…

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How to Use the Powershell 1.0: A Beginner's Guide

If you’re already convinced that the Powershell is right for you, skip ahead to the section: “Getting Started with the Windows Powershell”. However, if you still need some convincing, read on. So, in case you haven’t had a chance to use the Windows Powershell yet, I’m here to tell you – It is a nice…

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