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Security

How Secure Is Your Computer?  http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2771660
Find
out now. Get the beta of the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyser 2.0.
Harmless Hackers?  http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2771661
The biggest threat to your computer security might come as a surprise. Matthew Stibbe 
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2771662 met an ethical hacker-for-hire - employed to find weaknesses in IT systems - and quizzed him about his job.
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Five steps to help avoid instant message viruses. You could unknowingly infect your computer with a virus by opening an infected instant-message file that appeared to come from a friend or co-worker. Read this article to find out how to avoid getting or spreading a virus through instant messaging.
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2634018

DOWNLOAD SECURITY TOOLS

Get antivirus software, firewalls, spyware removal tools and more, to improve the security of your computer and to help keep it running smoothly.
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2634025
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Microsoft Office Visio 2003 Connector for the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA)
Do you know the security status of your network? Get a visual. The Visio Connector for MBSA lets you view the results of a Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer scan in a clear, comprehensive Microsoft Office Visio 2003 network diagram. You must have both Visio 2003 and the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer — a free security tool from Microsoft — for this connector to function.
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/tools/mbsavisio.mspx
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Temporarily Disabling Delivery of Windows XP Service Pack 2 Through Windows Update and Automatic Updates has Expired

The "blocker" mechanism that temporarily disabled the delivery of Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) through Windows Update and Automatic Updates has expired and is no longer available.

While Windows XP SP2 will be automatically downloaded if you have selected this option, it will not be automatically installed. Follow these steps to install or decline Windows XP SP2.

1. Once the download is complete, a message box will appear, saying “Updates are ready for your computer. Click here to install these updates.” Nothing will happen until you click on this box.
2. When you click on the box, the Automatic Updates dialog box appears and asks you if you want Express or Custom install. Click "Next" at this point to install Windows XP SP2.
3. If you do not want to install Windows XP SP2, click Custom, then uncheck (deselect) the reference to Windows XP SP2. A box will prompt: “Don’t show me this update again.” You must check (select) the option to not show the update again, and click OK. At this point, Windows XP SP2 will not be offered again.
 
It should be noted that not all machines (without Windows XP SP2 already installed) will see the SP2 download notification immediately. This will roll out on a gradual basis over about a week’s time.
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/maintain/sp2aumng.mspx
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Microsoft Security: Tip of the Month http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2716993

Isolating network resources to better protect against rogue machines, infections and information theft. How does one restrict sensitive traffic to specific machines within the network? What happens if a new virus or worm reaches your network and your desktops become infected? By using components built into Microsoft Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, you can easily implement a logical isolation strategy.
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Security in Operation: Part Two -- by Jeffrey R. Jones http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2716967

Read part two of this four-part series on security in operation by Jeffrey R. Jones, Senior Director, Microsoft Security Business and Technology Unit. The series examines customer concerns and raises questions on using either a Microsoft Windows-based or a Linux-based operating system. Read part one http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2716969.

Security Myths: Part Two -- By Jesper M. Johansson and Steve Riley http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2716971

Read the final part of this two-part series on security myths, taken from the upcoming book Protect Your Windows Network, by Jesper M. Johansson and Steve Riley http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2716972.
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Security Configuration Wizard Documentation
The Security Configuration Wizard documentation set contains deployment, extensibility options and troubleshooting tips to assist you in running SCW.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=903fd496-9eb9-4a45-aa00-3f2f20fd6171&DisplayLang=en
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Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for April 2005 http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms05-apr.mspx

Search for previous security bulletins http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2420690

Security Bulletin Feed http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2717025  RSS  http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2717026

Security Clinics & Labs https://www.microsoftelearning.com/security/
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Top Stories

Announcing the Availability of MBSA 2.0 Beta http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2716973

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) 2.0 is the next version of the Microsoft vulnerability assessment tool. Based on Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) infrastructure, MBSA 2.0 offers complete consistency with other Microsoft security update detection products, including Windows Update, Server Update Services, and Systems Management Server.

View MBSA Reports on a Visio Diagram http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2716976

The Visio Connector for MBSA lets you view the results of a Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer scan in a clear, comprehensive Microsoft Office Visio 2003 network diagram. Download this free utility that combines the strengths of MBSA and Visio.

Digital-Rights Management a Key Theme at RSA Conference http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2716979

In an article for InformationWeek, George V. Hulme writes that Microsoft is one of several companies that are offering new or enhanced versions of DRM software.

Video: Seven Steps to Better PC Security http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2716981

Watch the interactive security video on the seven steps. Plus, hear expert tips, take a security quiz, and build your own small business security plan.

Microsoft Announces Expansion of Shared Source Initiative http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2716983

On March 17, 2005, Windows source licensing programs under Shared Source were expanded to include qualified companies and organizations in seven additional European Union member nations: Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Slovakia, and Slovenia.

Three Wrong Ways to Use Technology http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2716985

Of course you want to get an edge on your competition, but you'll want to avoid trying the three methods in this article. These scenarios are more likely to result in public embarrassment for you and your company, lawsuits, or both.

Three Ways to Protect Your Financial Interests http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2716988

People are increasingly using technology to share information with others. Now you have more options than ever to keep your information confidential. Learn how you can set permissions in a Microsoft Office Excel 2003 workbook to help control the privacy and integrity of your content.

 

Security Guidance

Demo: Improve Collaboration with a Team Web Site http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2716995

How do you post information for your team without having everyone see it? With a SharePoint site you can share documents, contacts, and calendars, plus keep confidential information accessible to only the people who have permissions.

Planning for Security in Microsoft Great Plains http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2716996

Read highlights from the Planning for Security in Microsoft Business Solutions-Great Plains white paper. The paper shows you how to use the security features available within Microsoft Great Plains and how to make your Microsoft Great Plains system as secure as possible without sacrificing usability.

Planning for Security in Microsoft Business Portal http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2716998

Read highlights from the Planning for Security in Microsoft Business Solutions Business Portal white paper. This downloadable PDF explains how to use the security features available in Microsoft Business Portal and how to make your portal intranet as secure as possible without sacrificing usability.

ISA Server 2004 Interactive Training Now Available http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2717000

Get hands-on experience with the new ISA Server 2004 Interactive Training. This Web-based training will help you learn about key features and explore common deployment scenarios, including Remote Microsoft Exchange Server Access, Setting Up Access Rules, and Publishing a Web Server. Complete the training and receive an official Certificate of Completion from Microsoft.
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Downloads

Setting Up IPsec Server and Domain Isolation in a Test Lab
This paper is designed to demonstrate the basic capabilities of IPsec domain and group-specific server isolation in a limited test environment. It does not explore every possible configuration, but rather outlines a specific set of procedures to get you started.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=5acf1c8f-7d7a-4955-a3f6-318fee28d825&DisplayLang=en

Server Isolation with Microsoft Windows Explained
This paper provides a detailed overview of server isolation.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=15e5fc29-b52c-41a4-9ee5-d95916ffe53e&DisplayLang=en

Domain Isolation with Microsoft Windows Explained
This paper provides a detailed overview of domain isolation
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ffc03439-10b8-4476-9527-4b67f90cfff5&DisplayLang=en

Domain Isolation Planning Guide for IT Managers
Designed for enterprise IT managers who are investigating using IPsec in Microsoft Windows to deploy domain isolation, this paper will help you and your IT staff to gather the information required to develop a domain isolation deployment plan and to design your IPsec policies.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=495e8245-f977-4bb4-9d17-a6b9b3e3f56f&DisplayLang=en

A Guide to Domain Isolation for Security Architects
This paper presents an overview of the three steps a security architect should follow to prepare for IPsec deployment.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=07ad33aa-f5b3-401f-bd91-df06f1e23077&DisplayLang=en

Introduction to Server and Domain Isolation with Microsoft Windows
This document provides an introduction to server and domain isolation with Microsoft Windows.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=f9d90728-1d76-4a73-8225-ce3a059b5638&DisplayLang=en

Interoperability Considerations for IPsec Server and Domain Isolation
This paper describes interoperability between IPsec-secured hosts running Windows Server 2003, Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2), and Windows 2000 Server with Service Pack 4 (SP4) in a domain or server isolation scenario and hosts that cannot use IPsec, including computers running earlier versions of Windows or non-Microsoft operating systems.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=10359569-ef11-499a-9e1f-85da3fca608c&DisplayLang=en

Group Policy Settings Reference for Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1
This spreadsheet lists Group Policy settings described in Administrative Template (.adm) files and Security Settings that shipped with Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ef3a35c0-19b9-4acc-b5be-9b7dab13108e&DisplayLang=en

Deploying Windows Firewall Settings for Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 2
Windows XP Service Pack 2 provides Windows Firewall, an enhanced firewall that is enabled by default. This white paper describes the methods used to deploy Windows Firewall settings in a managed environment.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=4454e0e1-61fa-447a-bdcd-499f73a637d1&DisplayLang=en

Security Configuration Wizard (SCW) Multilingual User Interface (MUI) Pack
The SCW MUI Pack provides multilingual user interface (MUI) support for the SCW wizard on Windows Server 2003 SP1 servers.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=24e68457-3140-4c28-888b-e174457cf9bf&DisplayLang=en

Updates to "Deploying Secure 802.11 Wireless Networks with Microsoft Windows"
This white paper contains updates to the Microsoft Press book titled "Deploying Secure 802.11 Wireless Networks with Microsoft Windows," by Joseph Davies (ISBN 0-7356-1939-5) for changes in IEEE 802.11 standards and their implementation in current versions of Microsoft® Windows®.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=65951a75-2dc9-4211-a48a-f9a09ff4df8c&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft® Windows® Malicious Software Removal Tool (KB890830)
This tool checks your computer for infection by specific, prevalent malicious software (including Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom) and helps to remove the infection if it is found. Microsoft will release an updated version of this tool on the second Tuesday of each month.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ad724ae0-e72d-4f54-9ab3-75b8eb148356&DisplayLang=en

April 12, 2005 Enterprise Update Scan Tool (standalone version)
MS05-022
Enterprise Update Scan Tool (standalone version) for detecting needed updates prescribed in the security bulletins released in April 2005.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0f207774-e478-4d42-944c-0ee27b9a4ed5&DisplayLang=en

Extended Security Update Inventory Tool
The Extended Security Update Inventory Tool is used to detect security bulletins not covered by MBSA including MS04-028, February 2005 bulletins, and future security bulletins that are exceptions to MBSA.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2c93da1d-48a0-4e5c-991f-87e08954f61b&DisplayLang=en

Step-by-Step Guide for Setting Up Secure Wireless Access in a Test Lab
This step-by-step guide includes updates to the original guide due to security enhancements in the release of Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2 (SP2).
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0f7fa9a2-e113-415b-b2a9-b6a3d64c48f5&DisplayLang=en
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Security Blogs

· Steve Riley  http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2717112  RSS  http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2717115

· Jerry Bryant  http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2717116  RSS  http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2717118

· Michael Howard  http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2717119  RSS  http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2717122

· Brian Johnson  http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2717125  RSS  http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2717126

· Eric Lippert  http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2717128  RSS  http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2717129

· Ivan Medvedev  http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2717131  RSS  http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2717133
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Additional Security Resources

· Security help and support for IT professionals  http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2717152

· Security Guidance Center  http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2717155

· IT Pro Security Zone  http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2717157

· TechNet Security Web Site  http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2717158

· MSDN Security Developer Center  http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2717160  RSS  http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2717162

· Sign-Up for the Microsoft Security Notification Service  http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2717163

· Security Bulletin Search Page  http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2717165

· Home Users: Protect Your PC  http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2717166

· MCSE/MCSA: Security Certifications  http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2717167

· Subscribe to TechNet  http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2717169

· Register for TechNet Flash  <http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2717172

· Subscribe to MSDN  http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2717176



Windows Platform

Microsoft Tech·Ed 2005 Europe offers you 12 targeted tracks focusing on developer and infrastructure content (split 50:50)

http://www.mseventseurope.com/teched/05/pre/content/default.aspx
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Raise the Speed Limit with Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP Professional x64 Editions

Are you ready? Windows Server 2003 Editions are changing the face of mainstream computing. This new 64-bit platform provides high-performance operation of 64-bit applications alongside existing 32-bit applications. Streamline your IT operations and develop applications more quickly.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/64bit/x64/default.mspx

64-Bit Computing with Windows Server 2003

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/64bit/bulletin.mspx

·  Get an overview of x64 editions
 
·  Download the trial software
 
·  Find applications supporting x64 editions

Windows XP Professional x64 Edition

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/64bit/default.mspx

·  Top 5 reasons to get Windows XP Professional x64 Edition

·  Which edition of Windows XP is right for you?

·  Already have an x64 PC? Get a free upgrade to Windows Professional x64 Edition
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Windows 2003 Service Pack 1 recorded webcasts

Introducing Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 - Overview, Benefits, Availability (Level 100)  http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2622762

Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 - Technical Overview (Level 200)  http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2622763

Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 - Security Configuration and Role-Based Server Deployment (Level 300)  http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2622764

Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 - Windows Firewall Client and Server Deployment with Active Directory Group Policies (Level 300)  http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2622765
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Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/dpm/default.mspx

Simplify and strengthen your backup strategy with Data Protection Manager (DPM), the new Microsoft server software solution for rapid and reliable data recovery. Lower your total cost of ownership with efficient and near-continuous data protection. To find out more:

• Download the Data Protection Manager beta software
 
• Read the top 10 benefits of Data Protection Manager
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Downloads

Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 SMS Files
Download of Windows Server 2003 SP1 package definition files
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=56691b0a-5d47-4ea6-9039-552ca80013e2&DisplayLang=en

Group Policy Settings Reference for Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1
This spreadsheet lists Group Policy settings described in Administrative Template (.adm) files and Security Settings that shipped with Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7821c32f-da15-438d-8e48-45915cd2bc14&DisplayLang=en

Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 32-bit Support Tools
The Windows Support Tools for Microsoft Windows 2003 are intended for use by Microsoft support personnel and experienced users to assist in diagnosing and resolving computer problems.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=6ec50b78-8be1-4e81-b3be-4e7ac4f0912d&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 Checked Build (32 bit)
This installation package is intended for IT professionals and developers.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=f07a5e49-4a13-42cb-898b-278a8b287e16&DisplayLang=en

Deploying Wireless Provisioning Services (WPS) Technology
This paper describes deployment of WPS technology for a Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP) network that allows you to provide pay-per-use, monthly service, and long-term Internet access to new and existing customers through wireless access points deployed in public areas.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9adf7496-0d50-4138-848e-9bc810b83c01&DisplayLang=en

Windows Messenger 5.1: How to Use Windows Messenger for Remote Assistance
Learn how to use Windows Messenger 5 to request and initiate remote assistance from a colleague.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2bdd67fc-9c3a-41d3-8692-8e91d58527d4&DisplayLang=en

Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 Management Pack for MOM 2005
The Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 Management Pack collects events generated by SMS 2003 running on Windows 2000 and later.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=99834c12-fb4d-4174-a727-926d358ca593&DisplayLang=en

Step-by-Step Guide for Setting Up IPv6 in a Test Lab
This step-by-step guide includes updates to the original guide due to security enhancements in the release of Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2 (SP2).
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e73276a3-47c9-4057-971d-480c4bbe0a78&DisplayLang=en
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Microsoft Operations Manager

Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 Security Guide
The Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 Security Guide details the many security enhancements in MOM 2005 and gives you the information necessary to understand MOM 2005 and use it effectively and securely.
This document provides detailed information about the security-related features in MOM 2005 including changes from MOM 2000 SP1, securing new installations and upgrade to MOM, securing agent deployment, using additional security such as IPSec, and best practices.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=812b3089-18fe-42ff-bc1e-d181ccfe5dcf&DisplayLang=en

New MOM packs

Microsoft Application Center Management Pack for Microsoft Operations Manager 2005
This Management Pack monitors the health, availability, and performance of Application Center, including clusters and cluster members.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ff590b5a-aac5-4eb6-92a1-f26de249dc5b&DisplayLang=en


Microsoft Windows Server Base Operating Systems Management Pack for Microsoft Operations Manager 2005
This Management Pack monitors the health, availability, and performance of your Windows Server operating systems.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e553062f-bd85-4772-8037-8b91f457b710&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Windows DHCP Service Management Pack for Microsoft Operations Manager 2005
This Management Pack monitors the health, availability, and performance of the Windows DHCP service, including scopes and superscopes.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c66e88a9-5960-4329-bf6d-f5ca05efd8b5&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Windows Desktop Base Operating Systems Management Pack for Microsoft Operations Manager 2005
This Management Pack monitors the health, availability, and performance of desktop computers running Windows XP.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=17178145-0a40-4ea9-8c87-1188a2160706&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Windows File Replication Service Management Pack for Microsoft Operations Manager 2005
This Management Pack monitors the health, availability, and performance of the Windows File Replication service, Ultrasound, and Replica Sets. Ultrasound must be deployed in an environment prior to the deployment of this Management Pack.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=fbf5958e-f061-4c53-8623-0248a99a4b16&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Windows Terminal Server Management Pack for Microsoft Operations Manager 2005
This Management Pack monitors the health, availability, and performance of the Windows Terminal Services service, including the Terminal Server, Licensing Server, and Session Directory Server components.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=385ce7da-a73f-4a20-8933-f3ed9595daea&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Print Service Management Pack for Microsoft Operations Manager 2005
This Management Pack monitors the health, availability, and performance of your Windows print service and shared printers.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=dfad3c41-aadd-49df-975a-394383cda01f&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Windows Distributed File System Service Management Pack for Microsoft Operations Manager 2005
This Management Pack monitors the health, availability, and performance of the Windows Distributed File System service. This includes the Windows Distributed File System service and Hosted Roots as well as Roots, Links, and Link Designations on the client side.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=8f87a658-c9d8-4c5b-a21a-fbbe7cd165ee&DisplayLang=en

Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 Management Pack for MOM 2005
The Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 Management Pack collects events generated by SMS 2003 running on Windows 2000 and later.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=99834c12-fb4d-4174-a727-926d358ca593&DisplayLang=en


 

Internet
 

ISA Server 2004

Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2004 Enterprise Edition Update for Configuration Storage server connectivity using certificate authentication.
When ISA Server 2004 Enterprise Edition uses certificate authentication between array members and the Configuration Storage server, ADAM account settings used during authentication may expire and the connection will fail. Install this update to prevent expiration of these account settings.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=1cbac3e5-acac-4613-9860-e1b760b9434f&DisplayLang=en 

http://www.microsoft.com/isaserver/solutions/exchange.mspx ISA Server 2004 + Exchange Server = More Secure
ISA Server 2004 is an ideal companion to Microsoft Exchange Server for organizations looking to ensure the most secure connectivity to Exchange Server services such as Microsoft Office Outlook Web Access. ISA Server 2004 complements traditional firewall solutions already deployed by adding application-layer firewall protection.

Key benefits include:

• Better protection against the latest security threats
• Faster publishing and more secure remote access to Exchange Server
• Highly scalable and extensible security
• Secure access to Inbox content with client access tools such as Office Outlook 2003 over HTTP
• Enhanced Outlook Web Access security, including attachment blocking and Internet session timeout
• Easy-to-use firewall configuration wizards

Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2000 RPC Filter Update for Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1
Changes in RPC client/server behavior in Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 cause the ISA Server RPC filter to deny RPC access to computers running Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1. Install this update to fix this compatibility issue.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=678cdcb6-6f05-45c0-acfa-d8e3774b8e9c&DisplayLang=en

Firewall Client Tool for ISA Server 2004
Use this tool to configure, manage, and troubleshoot Firewall Client for ISA Server 2004.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=f20f6267-273d-4870-b1e8-799b261b4786&DisplayLang=en

FwcTool.exe provides a set of command line options to specify the ISA Server computer that Firewall clients should use, and to set automatic discovery settings and Web browser settings on the client computer. It provides diagnostic tools to test the availability of ISA Server and auto detection mechanisms, and a print out of Firewall client configuration settings. Using the tool, you can apply settings for all users on the Firewall client computer, the current user, or for a particular application.
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SharePoint

How to move the databases that are used by SharePoint Portal Server 2003 to a computer that is running SQL Server 

http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=2771675

Best Practices for Ensuring Application Reusability and Upgrade in Windows SharePoint Services

http://msdn.microsoft.com/office/default.aspx?pull=/library/en-us/odc_SP2003_ta/html/WSSSharePointCodeReuse.asp
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IIS

Internet Information Services Diagnostic Tools

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/iis/diagnostictools/default.mspx

The IIS Diagnostics Toolkit several is updated every three months to ensure that IIS users have the most current diagnostic tools. The toolkit includes the following tools in one consolidated download:

• SSL Diagnostics: Diagnoses problems related to Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) issues.
 
• Authentication and Access Control Diagnostics: Diagnoses permission or security problems.
 
• Exchange Server SMTPDiag Tool: Gathers data for your SMTP server that is included with IIS.
 
• Log Parser: Sifts through thousands of log files quickly.

New IIS webcasts Home!

All the IIS webcasts can now be found here: www.iiswebcastseries.com
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Hey, Scripting Guy! - Archive

If you are ever in the need of a script, the “Hey, Scripting Guy” archive section can provide some very useful sample scripts:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/resources/qanda/hsgarch.mspx
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Downloads

Microsoft Content Management Server 2002 Online Help
Documentation for MCMS 2002.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0866226c-fc0b-4fb8-8cbf-f8579559c3d4&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft SQL Server Report Pack for Internet Information Services (IIS)
A set of 12 reports that work with a sample database of information extracted from Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) log files.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2805d337-14c7-40e3-820b-e7ee653c68c0&DisplayLang=en

ADAMSites Tool for Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2004 Enterprise Edition
The ADAMSites Tool is a command line utility that helps Microsoft ISA Server 2004 Enterprise Edition customers configure ISA Server 2004 Enterprise Edition Configuration Storage Server (CSS), based on Microsoft Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM).
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e4024852-077f-49c2-8e57-2a37d57b0aad&DisplayLang=en 
 

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