Archive for July, 2011

Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) guides for Microsoft technologies

July 13th, 2011 Comments off

Infrastructure Planning and Design guides share a common structure, including:

  • Definition of the technical decision flow through the planning process.
  • Listing of decisions to be made and the commonly available options and considerations.
  • Relating the decisions and options to the business in terms of cost, complexity, and other characteristics.
  • Framing decisions in terms of additional questions to the business to ensure a comprehensive alignment with the appropriate business landscape.

These guides complement product documentation by focusing on infrastructure design options.

Each guide leads the reader through critical infrastructure design decisions, in the appropriate order, evaluating the available options for each decision against its impact on critical characteristics of the infrastructure. The IPD Series highlights when service and infrastructure goals should be validated with the organization and provides additional questions that should be asked of service stakeholders and decision makers.

IPD consists of the following downloadable packages:

  • Exchange Server
  • Active Directory Certificate Services
  • Active Directory Domain Services
  • DirectAccess
  • Dynamic Datacenter
  • Exchange Online—Evaluating Software-plus-Services
  • File Services
  • Forefront Identity Manager 2010
  • Forefront Unified Access Gateway
  • Internet Information Services
  • IPD Series Introduction
  • Malware Response
  • Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6
  • Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V)
  • Print Services
  • Remote Desktop Services
  • Selecting the Right NAP Architecture
  • Selecting the Right Virtualization Technology
  • SharePoint Online—Evaluating Software-plus-Services
  • SQL Server
  • System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 with R2
  • System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 with SP1
  • System Center Operations Manager 2007
  • System Center Service Manager
  • System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008
  • Terminal Services
  • Windows Deployment Services
  • Windows Optimized Desktop Scenarios
  • Windows Server Virtualization
  • Windows User State Virtualization

The guides are available as individual downloads or as a single all-in-one package from


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FIM CM 2010 links from Microsoft Donwloads

July 13th, 2011 Comments off

Best of MMS Sverige 2011

July 10th, 2011 Comments off

Hur hanterar du och ditt företag er it-miljö på bästa sätt?

Best of MMS är eventet du inte ska missa. Här får du veta allt om de mest aktuella produkterna och teknikerna från Microsoft när det gäller it-management. Under det kommande året väntas till exempel flera produktlanseringar inom System Center-familjen.

På plats är de främsta svenska it-experterna. Det blir två dagar fyllda med teknikspäckade föredrag – om ämnen som Opalis, System Center Configuration Manager 2012, IPv6, System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 och System Center Service Manager R2, Hyper-V Cloud med mera.

Är du nyfiken på IPv6 och hur det nya protokollet kommer att påverka båda hanteringen av Windows Server och säkerheten i dina system?

Läs mer och boka din plats redan idag på


Battling the Rustock Threat

July 10th, 2011 Comments off

Microsoft has published a document that provides an overview of the Win32/Rustock family of rootkit-enabled backdoor trojans.

The document examines the background of Win32/Rustock, its functionality, how it works, and provides threat telemetry data and analysis from calendar year 2010 through May 2011.

In addition, the document details the legal and technical action used to takedown the Rustock botnet and how to detect and remove the threat using Microsoft antimalware products.


IE – Enable Certificate Revocation Failure Notification

July 5th, 2011 2 comments

Internet Explorer 7 and later. In order to confirm the identity of organizations that host secure webpages, certifying authorities issue security certificates. These certificates are validated when you request a secure webpage.

By default, Internet Explorer performs a number of steps in order to validate the security certificate for a secure website. If a certificate is invalid, is out-of-date, or improperly identifies the website in question, Internet Explorer displays a notification to the user.

As an additional verification step, many certifying authorities also provide a service that identifies certificates that have been recently revoked. Earlier versions of Internet Explorer displayed notifications when this service could not be reached.

Because the inability to reach these services does not necessarily indicate that a certificate has been revoked, many users complained that such notifications were “false positives.” After considerable negative feedback, these notifications were disabled by default in Internet Explorer 7 and later.

When enabled, the FEATURE_WARN_ON_SEC_CERT_REV_FAILED feature displays notifications when Internet Explorer cannot reach the certificate revocation service published by a certifying authority. By default, this feature is disabled for Internet Explorer. This feature is not supported for applications hosting the WebBrowser Control.

To enable this feature using the registry, add the name of the Internet Explorer executable file to the following setting.

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_WARN_ON_SEC_CERT_REV_FAILED]

The feature is enabled when the value is set to (DWORD) 00000001 and disabled when the value is (DWORD) 00000000.