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Access-Based Enumeration Whitepaper and Tools now available

As mentioned in previous posts, the Access-Based Enumeration GUI and Command-Line tools and whitepaper would be available as a separate download for SP1.  It can now be downloaded here. Many thanks to Koni for tracking this – truly appreciated. Here is what the folder properties will look like when ABE is enabled.  The whitepaper in...

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System Center Data Protection Manager Public Beta Released

We have just announced the public beta of System Center Data Protection Manager 2006.  If you have heard about Disk-Based backup and recovery and want to see for yourself what all the buzz is about, I would urge you to take the beta for a spin: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/dpm/download/default.mspx. The Data Protection Manager Technical Overview is located...

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Countdown to mainstream 64-bit computing

Hi – Patrick in product marketing. When I first wrote here weeks ago, I never would have guessed that the forecast for the NHL would be worse than the forecast for Itanium. Talk about hitting you where it hurts. The NHL is sinking like a ship in icy waters. Hockey-talk god Howard Berger hit the nail...

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Windows Server 2003 SP1 and X64 Editions – A Historical Perspective

Greetings!  My name is Clyde Rodriguez (pretty unusual name for a guy of Mexican American decent, but yep, that’s my name). I am a Group Program Manager in the Windows division here at Microsoft and have been with the Windows team almost 10 years (!!), the last four of which I’ve had the privilege of...

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Windows Server 2003 SP1 SSL Improvements

SP1 is really an interesting service pack…..  not only does it do the job of a normal service pack (aggregating updates) it also incorporates added functionality like the Security Configuration Wizard and Post-Setup Security Updates. But this is something you dont hear to much when talking service packs: increased performance….but tis true. There are a...

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SP1 and X64 little known feature – Access-Based Enumeration (ABE)

Have you ever attempted to access a folder that you didnt have permission to? Are you an administrator who is concerned about security principals without the proper permissions seeing the names of files and folders they dont have permissions to? SP1 and x64 address these concerns by making inacessible files and folders invisible to users...

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Windows Server Update Services – Release Candidate

Cool stuff here – Windows Server Update Services has reached the RC milestone.  You can download a version of Update Services here: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/updateservices/evaluation/trial/default.mspx What does this have to do with x64 you say?   In addition to providing updates for SQL, MSDE, Office, Windows, (and eventually EVERY MS technology…really it will) – it also provides update for...

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Executive Chat – Get Technical with 64-bit Executives from Microsoft, Intel, and AMD

This came across my desk this morning….I see a lot webcasts and chats invites come by and not of lot of them raise my eyebrows – but these two definetly did.  If you are interested in interacting with some of the Key Executives from Microsoft, AMD, and Intel – this looks like it is for...

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Active Directory Q&A

Hello, Demorie here…I had another dream the other night about a celebrity.  Jack Nicholson and I were hanging out at a beach resort.  I was interviewing him on why I didn’t see him at the Oscars.  Was he there?  Where was he sitting?  He told me he was delegated to the balcony with the special...

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