Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer with support for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2

With the launch of Windows 7 Microsoft also released an updated version of the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer also known as MBSA. The version is 2.1.1 which is indicating that this is basically just a minor revision of the previous MBSA 2.1, and that is exactly what it is . MBSA 2.1.1 does not appear to bring any new features other than adding support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Hoping to find Read More …

Server core configuration made easier on 2008-R2

Watch this video on TechnetEdge explaining simplified server core configuration with Server 2008-R2.

Server 2008 R2 survival guide

Microsoft has published the Sever 2008 R2 survival guide which is a useful collection of resource links related to Windows Server 2008 R2. You can download the Windows Server 2008 R2 Documentation Survival Guide from here

Windows 7 – Applocker needs a 2008 R2 DC

Yesterday evening I looked at some of the new features within Windows 7. So at some stage I wanted to see Applocker running. I spend about an hour reviewing my settings, checking GPO processing until I went back to the documentation, just to find out that little sentence at the very bottom of that page….. “At least one Windows Server 2008 R2 domain controller is required to host the Applocker rules“. Once more… RTFM 🙂 Read More …