Microsoft Password Change Notification Service

August 29, 2012

“The Microsoft Password Change Notification Service enables synchronization of password changes in Active Directory to Microsoft Identity Integration Server 2003 (MIIS), Identity Lifecycle Manager 2007 (ILM), Forefront Identity Manager 2010 (FIM), Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2, or the Microsoft Enterprise Single Sign-On (ENTSSO) service. These components simplify password management in organizations with multiple user identity repositories.” The Microsoft Password Change Notification Service can be download from the following link.

Backtrack–Penetration Testing Arsenal

August 21, 2012

“BackTrack is a Linux-based penetration testing arsenal that aids security professionals in the ability to perform assessments in a purely native environment dedicated to hacking. Regardless if you’re making BackTrack you Install BackTrack, boot it from a Live DVD or thumbdrive, the penetration distribution has been customized down to every package, kernel configuration, script and patch solely for the purpose of the penetration tester.” The current version is BackTrack 5 R3 and this version can be download from the following link. “Basic Usage” guide can be review from the following link.

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 Update 1

“Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 Update 1 is the newest version of MDT, a Solution Accelerator for operating system and application deployment. MDT 2012 Update 1 supports deployment of Windows 8, Windows 7, Office 2010 and 365, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2008 R2 in addition to deployment of Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, and Windows XP.” The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 Update 1 can download from the following link.

Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 2012

August 11, 2012

“Virtual Machine Servicing Tool (VMST) 2012 is designed to work with System Center 2012 –Virtual Machine Manager (VMM), System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) 3.0 SP2. VMST 2012 helps you reduce IT costs by making it easier to update your offline virtual machines, templates, and virtual hard disks with the latest operating system and application patches—without introducing vulnerabilities into your IT infrastructure.” Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 2012 can be download from the following link.

My first Windows 2012 RTM installation

August 8, 2012

I just finished the first installation of Windows 2012 RTM. As you can see in the first screenshot bellow, Microsoft offer two main Editions of Windows 2012: Standard and Datacenter. The only difference between the two editions is the Hyper-V capabilities: Standard Edition:  - Full Windows Server functionality with two virtual instances. Datacenter Edition - Full Windows Server functionality with unlimited virtual instances. Source: Windows Server 2012 Editions Each Windows 2012 Edition can be installed in two modes: With GUI support and without GUI support. Form my count, the installation process was taken less then 7 minutes on server...
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Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG) Service Pack 2

August 6, 2012

“Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG) Service Pack Two (SP2) provides a number of new features, including support for more devices; AD FS 2.0 multi-namespace support; integration of Unified Access Gateway SP1 Update1 and Security Update for Unified Access Gateway 2010 Service Pack 1 Update 1.” The service pack can be download from the following link.
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