May 30, 2011
"Salgon" is a common nick name of electronic device that can mask mobile phone calls etc.. Most of the employees today own a mobile phones. However, most of this employees (and their management) don’t understand the security risk of using a mobile phones in the working area.For example, one of the simple method to attack a mobile phone, is using the build in Bluetooth adapter of the mobile phone and connect it to a remote Bluetooth adapter that used by the keyboard/mouse etc. of the end client computer.Due the fact that most of the mobile phones today are connect to...
May 29, 2011
In the mid-March 2011, RSA Ltd. data center was hacked and sensitive data was stolen. According to a few posts, the SecureID algorithm encryption keys were stolen and this may help for cracker to compromise the RSA customer's data centers. Before a few days, another posts were appear that Lockheed Martin Ltd. network was compromise and sensitive data of the F-35 fighter was stolen.This issue raises a common question: " Is your organization is ready for the next hacking attempt?!"Most the CEO/CIO in the organizations today answer to this question without a further thinking: "Yes". However, the RSA Ltd....
OutlookTools are set of tools that allow advanced edit of Microsoft Outlook settings. The tool can be downloaded for free from the link: OutlookTools The tools were created by Robert Sparnaaij A.K.A Roady, MVP for Office Systems – Outlook and the owner of the website: http://www.howto-outlook.com/
May 27, 2011
SQL Server Denali (2011) would introduce a new feather named HADR (a high-availability and disaster recovery solution). The new feather is using a multi data mirror technology, thats provides high-availability and disaster recovery solution.
I found an excellent article on this topic, that can accessed by using the link: Implement HADR (a high-availability and disaster recovery solution) in SQL Server ? Step by Step Guide with screenshots
The autor of the article above, DBATAG (virtual preferred name) owns the website http://www.sqlserver-training.com/, that provides an excellent How to’s, writing blog, articles and tutorials.
May 26, 2011
In Windows 2008 R2, Microsoft introduced a new feather (Active Directory Recycle Bin) that allow you to recover Active Directory object without a need to use old method that required to use "Directory Restore Mode" etc. However, the new feather is supported by using a command line by default.
During my surf on the net., I found two freeware tools that provides a GUI solution for the new feather.
The first tool can be downloaded from the link: ADRecycleBin
The second tool can be downloaded from the link: Enabling the Active Directory Recycle Bin Feature on Windows 2008 R2
Note: Before using the...
May 25, 2011
While surfing on the net., I found a nice site that provides information on useful Microsoft (Most of them freeware) Active Directory tools . To access this web site, please press on the link: Useful Microsoft Active Directory Tools.
While surfing on the net. I found a nice article from Mr. Richard Hicks, that provides a complete "how to guide", that provides instructions how to send ISA/TMG logs to Syslog Server, by using a open source tool. By pressing the following link, you can read the article: Configuring Syslog on ISA and TMG with Splunk Log Management.
May 24, 2011
The following command will create a new Schedule Task named "MyTaskName". The task would run in each day at 00:00:00.The Schedule Task will execute the script "c:\scrips\myscripyname.vbs" by using the local Administrator privilege.
schtasks /create /tn "MyTaskName" /tr c:\scrips\myscripyname.vbs /sc DAILY /st 00:00:00 /ru Administrator /rp MyAdministratorPassword
To verify the Schedule Task exits, please use the command bellow:
To delete the Schedule Task, please use the command bellow
SCHTASKS /Delete /TN MyTaskName /F
Dim fso, foldername, filenametodelete
Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")Set foldername = fso.GetFolder("C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10_50.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\DATA\")For each filenametodelete in foldername.Files if datediff("d", filenametodelete.DateLastModified, now()) >3 and right(filenametodelete.Path, 4) = ".trc" then fso.DeleteFile filenametodelete.Path End IfOn Error Resume Next Next
The script using a few steps:
1. The script access to "C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10_50.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\DATA\"2. The script check if files with *.trc extension exits.3. If files with *.trc extension was found, it check if the time difference between the creation data to the current time is more than 3 days.4. If step 3 is correct, the files are deleted.
During system crash, schema upgrade etc., you may need to disable Active Directory Replication per domain controller.A common use for this trick is when a important data was deleted from Active Directory, but no backup is exits.If Active Directory Replication didn't completed (e.g. remote Active Directory site replication), you can disable the Active Directory Replication, the working domain controller/s wouldn't be effected.
How to disable Active Directory Replication per Domain Controller
Disable inbound replicationrepadmin /options DCNAME +DISABLE_INBOUND_REPL
This command will trigger Event ID 1114, in the Directory Service event log.
Disable outbound replicationrepadmin /options DCNAME +DISABLE_OUTBOUND_REPL
This command will trigger Event ID 1116, in...