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February, 2008

  • How to Harden Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services

    Chapter 11 of the Windows Server 2008 Security Guide: Hardening Terminal Services is now live on TechNet. The details of the attack surface for the Terminal Services role(s) are included in the Windows Server 2008 Attack Surface Reference workbook...
  • Windows Server 2008 TS Gateway Troubleshooting

    Check out the new troubleshooting information on TechNet, we think you'll like it. F'rinstance, the tshooter for TS Gateway : Name Description TS Gateway Server Availability The Terminal Services Gateway (TS Gateway...
  • Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services Gateway Setup Troubleshooter

    If you have an issue after your initial setup of Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services, you can make use of the troubleshooting section on TechNet . Here are some additional things to check, and steps to consider: Check that the TS server role is...
  • Free Windows Server 2008 Deployment Planning Tool

    If you liked the Windows Vista Hardware Assessment , you will love the free Microsoft Assessment and Planning Solution Accelerator . Free, agent-less deskotp and server assessment, including hardware and device inventory, compatibility analysis, and readiness...
  • Top 5 Reasons to Upgrade to Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services

    Terminal Services RemoteApp applications appear no different than local applications, tightly integrated with the task bar and new Windows Vista features like 3-D flip. Terminal Services RemoteApp helps improve the end user experience and reduce training...
  • Windows Server 2008 New Features/Required Editions Grid

    Microsoft.com has posted a nifty grid at https://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/compare-features.aspx that shows you which versions of Windows Server 2008 are required for the new features: New and Updated Features in Windows Server 2008...
  • Vista SP1 IT Pro Early Release

    Vista SP1 RTM was 2/4/08. All your users can get it in mid-March via Windows Update and the Microsoft Download Center. IT Pros can get it today if they are TechNet subscribers. Just log on to your TN subscription home page and check the "Top Subscriber...
  • TechNet Search Gets Better

    IT Pro tribal wisdom says that Microsoft gets it right at about version 3. TechNet has a new release of search (3.0, 'natch), with new "refinements" that allow you to easily scope to forums, or the KB. The events and errors db is now indexed! You can...
  • Crossing the IT Pro/Dev Divide

    IT Pro. Developer. Microsoft serves content to these audiences on two sides of an organizational divide. Technet/blogs.technet.com for IT Pros, and msdn/blogs.msdn.com for Developers. However, we all know that there is a significant - and growing - number...
  • Kids These Days...

    The conversation about respecting copyright around music with my teenagers started like this: "Dad, if it was illegal for me to copy my friend's music CD, would Media Player say Rip Music ??" If, like mine, your teens seem to listen easier to peers...
  • DaRT to the Heart - In anticipation of Valentine's day

    Apologies to you Bruce Cockburn fans, I have a condition that lowers my resistance to puns and obscure 90's culture references...this blog headline is a two-fer. The Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset is probably the best known secret weapon...
  • Windows Server 2008 (WS2K8) Video Top Hits

    Curious George lists top-rated WS2K8 videos from TechNet Spotlight here . Reprinted below for the lazy...er...time-challenged. You may wonder why these don't appear on the How-to videos list of the new WS2K8 TechCenter - it turns out that the only videos...
  • traduttore, traditore!

    This phrase is sometimes translated as "translator, traitor!" Too many times in the past, a new version of a product not only does not care about the previous version, to the extent that it considers itself as "innovating", wants new users to put the...
  • The Short (euphemism) Course on Writing Secure Web Apps

    The Staysafe blog has some great resources, including my fav: " Why Social Engineering Always Works". If you want to know the Microsoft way to write secure web apps, check out this post with an extensive list of Microsoft resources .
  • Terminal Services 2008 IPD Video on the Edge

    There's an interesting new video on TechNet edge . This one shows background on the folks creating the Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides, with focus on the Server 2008 terminal services infrastructure planning & design guide (IPD) .
  • Virtualization Gets 1st Class TechNet Citizenship

    Virtualization is all growed up, TechCenter of its own and everthang. Check out the new Virtualization TechCenter at: http://technet.microsoft.com/virtualization .
  • Port 25 is Open

    The Open Source Community blog Port 25 has relaunched with a facelift and an interesting new post " Participation, Diversity, and Change ." IT Pros interested in interop and the Microsoft Open Source Software Lab should check it out.
  • Who Moved my IAS?

    If you used RADIUS servers to provide centralized authentication, authorization, and accounting of your clients connecting to network resources, you know that in Windows Server 2003 this was called Internet Authentication Service (IAS). Look for IAS in...
  • New Windows Server 2008 IT Pro How To Videos

    Say that 10 times fast, no, really, try. SEO is a most tricky thing from a writer's perspectiuve, but, if that headline helped you find this content - that's all that matters to me. Some great (fairly short) IT Pro videos for you to check out: ...
  • TechNet Forums Get the Nip/Tuck

    Check out the new features in TechNet Forums , including: increased discoverability with tagging, real-time updates, and additional RSS feeds. You can create your own avatar, earn participation medals, and create affiliations that showcase your Forum...
  • You Can Help Prevent Suicide

    Suicide claimed Ric Weiland (one of the founders of Microsoft), and a local Seattle-area friend of a friend, author Stevie Kallos . You can read about his story, and one way you can help here . The Out of the Darkness Overnight Experience is a 20-mile...