Secure Wireless Access Point Configuration.

January 29, 2007

Receive guidance about configuring wireless access points to support Wi-Fi protected access (WPA) and configuring the required supporting network infrastructure.

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IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN Security with Microsoft Windows.

January 29, 2007

This article discusses the security issues of IEEE 802.11 wireless networks and shows how Microsoft Windows operating systems can be used to make 802.11 wireless networks as secure as the current set of 802.11-related technologies allow.

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MCP Live Meeting: Vista Certifications.

January 29, 2007

Interesting presentation explaning upgrade paths to Vista.


Everybody Loves Redmond DVD.

January 24, 2007

In the midst of numerous Microsoft patch reports was a five-disc DVD set — “Everybody Loves Redmond: 2007 A New Year of Hilarious Patches.” An obvious spoof. The World’s Best Windsurfing.

January 23, 2007

Apply policies throughout your network without requiring users to reboot or log off their systems.

January 11, 2007

One of the great features of Group Policy is that you can modify or
create a policy and can be confident that, aside from a few exceptions,
the policy will eventually be applied without any reboots or logoffs.

If you want to apply the policy immediately you need to run GPUPDATE on
Windows XP/2003 or a confusing SECEDIT command on Windows 2000. To make
life more difficult, the command has to be run locally on the system
you want to update. You’re out of luck if you want to remotely force a
computer to update its GPO settings — that is, unless you use
RGPRefresh.exe, a free command line tool developed by the GPO Guy,
Darren Mar-Elia.

With RGPRefresh, you can remotely refresh GPO settings regardless of
the OS. The tool lets you specify alternate credentials, force a
reboot or logoff or bypass them. Here’s the complete syntax:

RGPrefresh [/m:{ComputerName}] [/t:{ComputerUser}] [/u:{username}]
[/p:{password}] [/n] [/force] [/logoff] [/boot] [/sync]

I love a tool like this, because it can be run from the command line.
This makes it a snap to wrap up in a batch file. Or, use the FOR
command to run through a list of computers and quickly refresh
multiple computers in seconds.

Download the tool for free at


Zany Video.

January 11, 2007

People falling over, kicking and punching one another. A dancing midget. Some doofus on a bike. Girls with nice bumpers and one amazing snow board trick.