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Creating a Combined 32 bit and 64 bit Windows 7 Installation DVD

  I wanted to update my Windows 7 installation DVD so that it not only installed any version of Windows 7, but also both the 64 bit and the 32 bit. It would be used on both a memory stick and DVD.  While searching around the internet, I found various techniques using various third party tools. However as I didn't have any of the third party tools and wasn't about to buy them for this s... [More]

Case Study 2 Part 2 - Network Rebuild - Servers

This is part two of a three part case study of a recent network rebuild I carried out. For part one - click here: http://blog.sembee.co.uk/post/Case-Study-2-Part-1-Network-Rebuild-Intro-and-Workstations.aspx  Servers Now to the interesting bit.  The server design was in my head for months, and then got completely redesigned following the client wanting to go with my suggestion of... [More]

Usernames Tried During Authenticated User Attack - Updated

Back in June 2009, I blogged on an authenticated user attack on a client's server. http://blog.sembee.co.uk/post/Usernames-Tried-During-Authenticated-User-Attack.aspx As part of that blog post, I included the list of names that were attempted. The same server was attacked again in the last few days, and the list of usernames attempted changed very slightly. I have included the list below. So qua... [More]

Massive SBS Server and Network Cleanup

Something I have been doing frequently for the last 18 months of so is cleanups of SBS 2003 servers and their associated networks. I have a number of clients in the IT Support industry who ask me to clean up their client's servers. Two of them get a new client and the first thing they do is ask me to look at it and make recommendations. In many cases it is minor cleanups or ensuring that everyth... [More]

Testing Antivirus Exclusions

As you should be aware, certain directories on an Exchange server should be excluded from scanning by antivirus products. These are Microsoft's recommendations on which directories those should be:Exchange 2007: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb332342(EXCHG.80).aspxExchange 2003: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/823166/Exchange 2000: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/328841/ However if y... [More]