Monthly Archives: December 2003

Resolutions for 2004

As I site waiting for SomberSusie to come home to celebrate the new year, I have decided to do something I don’t think I have ever done – write down resolutions for the new year. I have made resolutions and … Continue reading

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I am on the clock again

“Hello, my name is Bowulf. I am addicted to certification exams.” Well not really, but some (Q) have insinuated that I am. I put myself officially on the clock yesterday for my next certification exam. (MS 070-292 – Managing and … Continue reading

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Back in town – vacation is nice

I am back in town finally from Christmas vacation. 5 nights at the in-laws on their couch can certainly wear on you. I appreciated seeing my relatives again, both my brother and my brother-in-law and their families. I didn’t really … Continue reading

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Sweet smell of success

Some days success smells like BBQ ribs. Last week, the dynamic name duo (Kent2)was able to bring an Active Directory domain, cluster services, and fault tolerance to a mission critical application. The latter made the application administrator of this archival … Continue reading

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An indepth look of Microsoft and Security in 2003

Two notaries in security industry, Russ Cooper Surgeon General at Trusecure and Ed Skoudis, take a look at the movements Microsoft made over the past year. Microsoft has defintely made strides at improving its image over the past year although … Continue reading

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Recommended App: BSPlayer

This may be a “catch up with the times, we knew this long ago” moment to most readers, but I recently became acquainted with how good BSPlayer was. I was having problems watching some HDTV captures with Windows Media Player. … Continue reading

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Windows XP Service Pack 2 Fact Sheet – Beta1 Released

Microsoft released the service pack today to its betatestesters. Here is the Microsoft released fact sheet regarding the changes: Network Protection An improved version of Windows Firewall (formerly known as the Internet Connection Firewall). Windows Firewall will be turned on … Continue reading

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Windows XP SP2 – Changes to the now default firewall

Windows XP SP2’s Firewall Will Be in Your Face Beyond just opening a port, you can also restrict its traffic to particular subnets. This feature will be employed by default in some cases, for instance for file sharing and UPnP, … Continue reading

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Domainlets and Active Directory Resource Domains

We have an archival and imaging solution vendor, who is pretty strict about supported and non-supported environments. If we are in a non-supported environment, they will walk away from most upgrade and of course any failover situations. The goal of … Continue reading

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Empty Domain Roots: Still recommended in light of recent events and security patches?

Embracing Windows Server 2003: Moving a Global Firm from Windows NT Potanos chose the simplicity of a single domain ?and is happy he did. “We didn’t see the value in going to a multiple-domain setup,” he says. “[In the past,] … Continue reading

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