Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A World of Scripts at your Fingertips – Introducing Script Browser

To reuse script samples on the Internet, the following steps seem quite familiar to IT Pros: wandering through different script galleries, forums and blogs, switching back and forth between webpages and scripting environment, and countless download, copy and paste operations. But all of these will drive one as dizzy as a goose. Need a simpler way of searching and reusing scripts? Try out the new Script Browser add-in for PowerShell ISE!

Source : Windows powershell Blog

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Windows 8.1 Update (KB 2919355) prevents interaction with WSUS 3.2 over SSL

 There is a known issue which causes some PCs updated with the Windows 8.1 Update (KB 2919355) to stop scanning against Windows Server Update Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 (WSUS 3.0 SP2 or WSUS 3.2) servers which are configured to use SSL and have not enabled TLS 1.2.
Microsoft plans to issue an update as soon as possible that will correct the issue and restore the proper behavior for Windows 8.1 Update KB 2919355 scanning against all supported WSUS configurations. Until that time, we are temporarily suspending the distribution of the Windows 8.1 Update KB 2919355 to WSUS servers.

Source : blogs.technet.com/b/wsus/

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Stay up to date with Enterprise Mode for Internet Explorer 11

Microsoft is taking an important step towards helping businesses stay up to date with the latest software, services, and devices. Enterprise Mode for Internet Explorer 11, announced today as an update for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, provides better compatibility for older versions of Internet Explorer and tools to manage which Web apps use it.

Source  : IEBlog

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

FREE: Microsoft Security Compliance Manager 3.0

Security Compliance Manager (SCM) is a great free tool for helping with deployments and environment hardening. This article explains what’s new in version 3.0 and describes how you can use SCM in your deployment process to secure builds.

Source : 4sysops.com

Virtualization-safe(r) Active Directory in VMware environments, Part 1

So, let me kick off this series in which I’ll be sharing what it feels like to virtualize and clone Active Directory Domain Controllers safely on both platforms, with a blogpost on finding out whether your virtual Domain Controllers may benefit from the VM-GenerationID on the VMware-based hypervisors and, thus, may be safely virtualized and cloned.

Source : The things that are better left unspoken