Michael Kleef ::: MSFT

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March, 2005

  • Active Directory in Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1

    What functionality is changing in Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1? Directory service backup reminders A new event message, event ID 2089, provides the backup status of each directory partition that a domain controller stores, including application...
  • Zero Touch: March Infrastructure SIG

    Tamas and Simon did a brilliant job at the recent Special Interest Group event and spoke on Zero Touch provisioning, a process for automated deployment and application managment of desktops. If you were at the event and want the slide deck, here it...
  • Update.exe Installer Switches

    This is to make you aware of a Microsoft Knowledge Base article, 832475 that describes new features in the Update.exe installer. Because this installer is used for security updates, these new features may be relevant to future security updates. ...
  • Microsoft Update Services Beta

    Anyone with a Microsoft .NET Passport account can nominate themselves for the Microsoft Update beta. Processing of nominations will take 1 – 2 business days. Customers who want to nominate themselves for the Microsoft Update beta should perform...
  • TechEd 2005 Feedback

    Thanks to Ken alerting me about this problem, Since the migration from the MSDN blog site to the new TechNet blogs, for some reason despite my best attempts to re-enable them, the commenting ability has disappeared on my old posts. So if you have feedback...
  • Am I the first to post to the new TechNet Blogs?

    Welcome to the soft launch of TechNet blogs. The new home for Microsoft IT Pro blogging!. Please update your links to my blog to http://blogs.technet.com/mkleef or for RSS http://blogs.technet.com/mkleef/rss.aspx
  • TechEd Windows and Mgmt track: Updated

    So heres some more thoughts on the Windows and Management track: Server and Domain Isolation: The Next Big Thing in Security and Infrastructure Integrity Assurance Active Directory Design and Deployment: Tales of the Unexpected ...
  • TechEd AU and NZ Security Track

    OK. We’re getting close to done on the Security track. Any comments on the below sessions? Ther’’s a few more to come but they depend on product release cycles….:) How To Get Your Network Hacked in 10 Easy Steps What Nobody Told You About...
  • Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit coming shortly

    Coming May 2005: Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit ISBN: 0-7356-1471-7; US$249.99 SRP, special introductory offer at US$199.99 All of the in-depth technical information and tools you need to manage and optimize Windows Server 2003...
  • Migrating from Windows Server POP3 Mail to Exchange 2003.

    Michael Wood asked me today about migrating from the “free” POP3 mail in Windows Server to Exchange 2003. Great question! Exchange 2003 provides a Migration Wizard to migrate from a variety of sources…unfortunately POP3 isn’t one of them! If Windows POP3...
  • Norah Jones in Perth

    On a completely separate note, I went to see Norah Jones in Kings Park yesterday in Perth. What a fantastic performance! She sounds just as great live as she is on the CD/DVD. Even got an encore performance!
  • APC Fingerprint Scanner

    Paul Young took this pic at Copenhagen at ITForum: "...APC had a stand showing off their toys Yes it is the APC fingerprint scanner Yes - they are Gummi Bears they are giving away No - they had no idea Yes - we did hang plenty...
  • Exchange Blogcasts

    Wow! We just released a whole bunch of blogcasts on Exchange. Now I dont have to do any Exchange ones! :) Exchange 2003 Technical Overview Exchange 2003 Management . Exchange 2003 and Outlook 2003 Outlook Web Access . Exchange 2003 Security...
  • DigitalPersona Fingerprint Reader

    Got one of these DigitalPersona FingerPrint Readers sent to me recently....way cool! I think its even cooler than the Microsoft USB Fingerprint Reader that we have and that Paul Murphy bought and loves. The software looks the same as with the...
  • More food for thought in the Security Track at TechEd AU and NZ

    We've been doing some more thinking for the Security track internally. Here some of the ideas to supplement the other bits of the track. Bear in mind we are going for 300-400 level sessions now. We would have one 200 level but in Security Risk Management...
  • TechEd 2005 Content Planning: Security track

    As with previous posts, please provide your feedback to the TechEd 2005 planning process with your comments on the "Security" track. If you think theres anything missing here or would like to pick your top three sessions, please feel free to do so! I...
  • TechEd 2005 Content Planning: Messaging and Collaboration Stream

    Next on the TechEd 2005 stream for comment is the Messaging and Collaboration track. As with the previous post, please feel free to provide your comments. Im going to make it easier though and just ask you to nominate the top three sessions that you want...
  • TechEd 05 Planning AU and NZ: Server and Management Track

    Ok. Starting planning for TechEd 2005 now. If you ever wanted to influence the content track for TechEd and see the session ideas here they are for the Server and Management Track. I have to severely prune these down so if youre up to it, I would like...
  • MIIS Provisioning Event Demo

    For those of you that have wondered what MIIS can do for you...Ive kinda bottled up a quick demo of a provisioning event from a SQL Table (HR source) to create an Active Directory object. This is a short blogcast Ive recorded based on my demo from the...
  • MOM 2000 Upgrade - Security Summit Q&A

    Jim Wadham asked: "Can we upgrade from MOM 2000 to MOM 2005 or will it require a fresh install?" The good news is that you can upgrade in place! I spoke to Tamas Horvath in the Microsoft Sydney office about it and he gave me the following information...
  • Security Summit - Perth

    As promised, if you had questions from either of my sessions on SMS/MOM or Identity Management and you were in Perth, heres the place to post your comments against....fire away!