It’s update time for MIM again. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=57596 Here’s the list of fixes.
Back in July 2016 Microsoft released Security Compliance Manager 4.0 with support for Windows 10 and Server 2016. For some reason (at the moment) it seems to be hard to find so here are all the bits one might need to get started. Solution Accelerator Article about SCM4: Security Compliance Manager (SCM) A TechNet blog announcing… Read More »
I was writing a PowerShell script and it needed to know whether or not it was running in the administrative context. It’s a bit fiddly but here’s a short bit of PowerShell that sets a boolean variable for it: $currentIdentity = New-Object System.Security.Principal.WindowsPrincipal([System.Security.Principal.WindowsIdentity]::GetCurrent()) $adminContext = $currentIdentity.IsInRole([System.Security.Principal.WindowsBuiltInRole]::Administrator) Run that and $adminContext will be True if the… Read More »
Microsoft recently renamed the free license that academic institutions on Office 365 get (if you have an active EA) to “Office 365 Education Plus for students”. At the same time they added in the Office Pro Plus license option to allow our students (and staff) to get Office 2013 (soon to be 2016). Of course… Read More »
Here’s a quick block of text that can be used to copy and paste into the excluded file locations dialog of the Microsoft Endpoint Protection client, compiled using KB822158. It is suitable for Windows client machines of any version up to Windows 8.1 C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Datastore\Datastore.edb; C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Datastore\Logs\Res*.log; C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Datastore\Logs\Res*.jrs; C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Datastore\Logs\Edb.chk; C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Datastore\Logs\Tmp.edb; C:\Windows\Security\Database\*.edb; C:\Windows\Security\Database\*.sdb; C:\Windows\Security\Database\*.log; C:\Windows\Security\Database\*.chk; C:\Windows\Security\Database\*.jrs; C:\ProgramData\NTUser.pol; C:\Windows\System32\GroupPolicy\Machine\Registry.pol;… Read More »