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  • Blog Post: Blogcast: Securing Wireless Networks

    As I promised I finished my Securing Wireless Networks blogcast and prepared a little article to go with it. Click here to take a look and tell me what you think! Interestingly John Howard talks a little on WPA2 at his blog aswell and refers to the hotfix needed for Windows XP support ....
  • Blog Post: Screencast: Vista SP1 outperforms Windows XP in network IO

    Yesterday I published a new screencast to the new TechNet Edge site at http://edge.technet.com . Here's the blurb below that I put with it. Its interesting that people seem to think that Vista under performs in every area of the system which is quite an incorrect perception. In this demo I show how...
  • Blog Post: Provisioning AD accounts using MIIS

    So I did a blogcast about a month ago and a person asked me, "How do you provision down to Active Directory?". Easy. So I did these two blogcasts to show you how.... Part 1: Shows how to get Identity data from a HR source (in my case its Oracle) into the metaverse Download it Part...
  • Blog Post: Setting up Softgrid 4.5 on Terminal Server 2008

    In my last post I talked about Softgrid 4.5 on Terminal Servers as part of the screencast I did on configuring Terminal Server Gateway with ISA Server . Actually I only just slightly touched on it at the end so I thought for this screencast that Id show Softgrid a little more. This is a cool product...
  • Blog Post: The WAIK screencasts

    Ive promised these for quite awhile now but never really got round to doing them. I wanted to show a few of the things we have been talking about on the Ready Summit tour that I did in my session as theres quite a few questions on how to actually do them. WinPE Driver Addition In this screencast...
  • Blog Post: Blogcast: Introducing RODC's into a Windows Server 2003 Forest

    Ive had a few people interested in the process of introducing this concept of an RODC into a Windows Server 2003 Forest. In this blogcast I'm showing how you can use the Windows Server 2008 installation option of Server Core in combination with RODC to provide a really secure branch appliance. Firstly...
  • Blog Post: Screencast: UAC Improvements in Vista SP1

    Today I posted a short and sharp screencast just showing the differences in Vista RTM to Vista SP1 in UAC prompting. We have worked hard in making sure that the original intent of system integrity is preserved though sometimes excessive prompting was occurring for a single task. My screencast shows this...
  • Blog Post: Security Seminar Webcasts are live!

    Yay! Im pleased to announce that the webcasts are live right now for the Security Seminar . The IT Pro track is here and contains Building and Managing a resilient Active Directory Infrastructure Building Identity Provisioning Solutions Server and Domain Isolation: The Next Big Thing in Security and...
  • Blog Post: 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 Security Summit in Australia. I went into quite a...
  • Blog Post: Setting Up Terminal Server Gateway with ISA Server

    I was talking with a friend on mine, Ian, a few weeks ago - he was talking to me about security and approaches he was looking at. Without telling all the details, I talked to him about Terminal Services Gateway and how you can reverse proxy it with ISA Server. Personally I do this all the time on my...
  • Blog Post: VPN Quarantine Blogcast

    Ive had a few questions in my mind about VPN Quarantine and how the process works. Rather than spend stacks of time writing about it, I did my usual thing and blogcasted it! But as a precursor: Whats wrong with VPN today? It doesnt check the validity of the client to connect and that the client...
  • Blog Post: Security Configuration Wizard - WS2003 SP1

    Well its time for a first again! Recently my British colleagues have pipped me in the blogging stakes and the new trend of blogcasting. Well now its my turn! I have some hosting space now and I'm using Windows Media Services 9 series to stream the content out rather than just a download so hopefully...
  • Blog Post: Blogcast: Starting an End User Security Discussion

    Recently I've been thinking more and more about the problem of end user risk. It was prompted by some discussions with a small company here who lamented that they had to place extreme policy controls in place because their users would "wreck it " otherwise... So I thought - I wonder why their users...
  • Blog Post: Blogcast: Exchange 2003 Mobile Services with Windows Mobile 5.0

    Well I said to Brian Tucker that I'd do it. Here it is! Ive done a short three part blogcast on Exchange 2003 SP2's mobile device setup. This includes the Exchange Server, the ISA Server 2004 configuration and the Windows Mobile 5.0 device. 1. Setting up the Exchange Server 2003 SP2 2. Adding...
  • Blog Post: Blogcast: Securing Wireless Networks w/ Cisco 1200 AP's

    Recently Ive been doing some Securing Wireless Networks presentations around the place and theres often a few questions on how the process works so Ill cover that here aswell. As usual Ive blogcasted the configuration and those are at the end. Why do we want more secure wireless? Doh! We all know...
  • Blog Post: Network Access Protection: Configuration Screencasts

    I showed this stuff at the Ready Tour we did around Australia late last year. A few people have asked me for more details so here they are. The scenarios Im showing in the two screencasts below are about IPSEC enforcement.The good thing about IPSEC is its based on machine to machine authentication...
  • Blog Post: Network Access Protection with Cisco switches Blogcast

    Recently at TechEd Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong I've been presenting on Network Access Protection using 802.1x dynamic Virtual LAN's (VLANs) and Cisco switches. I've done this before actually in my previous blogcasts doing NAP with IPSEC but I got feedback that IPSEC was all too hard - and in...