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 …

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 …