Microsoft Windows configuration and patch management News
June 03, 2010
Ten security bulletins include three critical updates to repair vulnerabilities in Windows and Internet Explorer.
August 06, 2009
At Black Hat, a researcher unveils a tool that obfuscates fixes in Windows security patches, making them invisible to binary diffing suites and automated reverse engineering.
July 21, 2009
Microsoft Essential Business Server solves major security and network management issues for midmarket companies that are outgrowing Microsoft Small Business Server 2003 and are too small for enterprise solutions.
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Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration (IE ESC) locks down IE on Windows servers, but admins often disable it. Continue Reading
If you are installing a new OS some time after the latest service pack has been released, additional patches will need to be added with the operating system itself. In this expert response, Michael Cobb keeps you from installing them one at a time. Continue Reading
Ever wonder if what you've downloaded from Windows Update is a complete scam? Michael Cobb explains how to check that the programs you have installed are actually from Microsoft. Continue Reading
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Valuable Features: Having experienced the frustrations of poorly designed/executed interfaces first-hand, one of the most valuable features for...Continue Reading
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Valuable Features: The way that it automated the provisioning of accounts for employees and students and the quick response time. •...Continue Reading
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Improvements to My Organization: To be honest - it hasn't. It was sold and installed for us at a large sum, with questionable implementations....Continue Reading
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Your hardware or software may not be compatible with Windows 7. Contributor Tony Bradley reveals how to bridge the gap using Windows XP Mode virtualization. Continue Reading
A handful of patch management tools from Microsoft and third -parties can help your organization determine your Windows patch level and identify missing security patches. Continue Reading
Microsoft offers Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) as a free download, but there are installation and agent-related issues to contend with. Continue Reading
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Although Windows 7 is more secure than its predecessors, it remains vulnerable to security threats. In this tip, Brien Posey details five steps for securing Windows 7 desktops. Continue Reading
How can employees securely sync their smartphones to your company's Exchange email system? Greg Braunton details the features and products you need to keep data secure. Continue Reading
Even though it's a consumer offering, the free Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0 endpoint security software may be a perfect fit for many midmarket firms. Robbie Higgins explains why. Continue Reading