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Vol. 15, #11 - Mar 15, 2010 - Issue #769
Top Seven Free Troubleshooting Tools For Windows

  1. Editor's Corner
    • FDIC: Hackers Took More Than $120M In Three Months
    • Survey: Video Games In The Workplace
    • Quote Of The Week
  2. Admin Toolbox
    • Admin Tools We Think You Shouldn't Be Without
  3. Webinars & Seminars
    • Introducing VIPRE Enterprise Premium, Version 4.0 - 3/16
    • VIPRE Enterprise Premium Product Demonstration - 3/23
    • Securing your Exchange Server with VIPRE Email Security - 3/30
    • Upcoming Windows OS Internals Classes
  4. Tech Briefing
    • Top Seven Free Troubleshooting Tools For Windows
    • Microsoft Moves Up Windows 7 SP1 Release Date
    • Cloud Computing's 7 Deadliest Security Risks
    • Planning A Migration From Windows XP To Windows 7
    • You Can't Always Trust Those Numbers
  5. Windows Server News
    • Microsoft Plans Office 2010 Release In May For Businesses
  6. Third Party News
    • The Case For Third Party Archiving In MS-Exchange 2010
  7. WServerNews Fave Links
    • This Week's Links We Like. Tips, Hints And Fun Stuff.
  8. WServerNews - Product of the Week
    • How To Avoid An E-Discovery Disaster
How To Avoid An E-Discovery Disaster

Know that feeling when you realize you forgot to do something really important? That's how you'll feel when your company is involved in legal proceedings, and you overlook something during the e-discovery. The consequences could be devastating. Judges are not amused with lost or destroyed evidence, and your organization could be fined millions of dollars. Worse, you could lose a court case that could otherwise be won. Avoid such a scenario with SEA. Sunbelt Exchange Archiver is affordable archiving for SME's. Ask for your quote here:
http://www.wservernews.com/100315-Sunbelt-Exchange-Archiver


Editor's Corner

FDIC: Hackers Took More Than $120M In Three Months

Cyber crime scams targeting small businesses cost U.S. companies $25 million in Q3 of 2009, said the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation this week. Since the Zeus trojan is on the loose and is much more prevalent now than 6 months ago, it's easy to predict that this kind of cyber theft is going to be much more in 2010. You HAVE to have layered defenses to prevent this kind of crime.

David Nelson, an examination specialist with the FDIC said that almost all of the incidents reported to the FDIC were "related to malware on online banking customers' PCs." Usually an employee in accounting is 'social engineered' into going to malicious site or downloading a Trojan horse program that gives hackers access to their banking passwords. Money is then stolen out of the business account using the Automated Clearing House system that banks use to transmit payments.

The first thing I would do is talk to accounting specifically, and perhaps even dedicate a PC to JUST banking and nothing else. You have to have end-user training in place as well as the usual layers of firewalls, anti-malware, patching, and several others. And make sure they are all updated and that definitions are being downloaded consistently.

Survey: Video Games In The Workplace

Are there video game consoles in your workplace? If so, we want to hear from you! Would you mind completing this short survey? It's 8 short multiple-choice questions - should take less than one minute:
http://www.wservernews.com/100308-Survey


Quote Of The Week

"If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." -- Wayne Dyer




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Hope you enjoy this issue of WServerNews! Warm regards, Stu Sjouwerman  |   Email me: [email protected]

How To Avoid An E-Discovery Disaster

Know that feeling when you realize you forgot to do something really important? That's how you'll feel when your company is involved in legal proceedings, and you overlook something during the e-discovery. The consequences could be devastating. Judges are not amused with lost or destroyed evidence, and your organization could be fined millions of dollars. Worse, you could lose a court case that could otherwise be won. Avoid such a scenario with SEA. Sunbelt Exchange Archiver is affordable archiving for SME's. Ask for your quote here:
http://www.wservernews.com/100315-Sunbelt-Exchange-Archiver


Admin Toolbox

Admin Tools We Think You Shouldn't Be Without

Extend Active Directory to your UNIX, Linux, Mac, web and database platforms. Free authentication guide:
http://www.wservernews.com/100315-Centrify-Suite

Need to find out who added "Joe" to the Domain Admins Group? Active Administrator from ScriptLogic can tell you in seconds. Download a free trial today!
http://www.wservernews.com/100315-Active-Administrator

Just released! PerfectDisk 11 boosts Server performance, low overhead. New BlockViewer. Microsoft Certified. Free trial and Special Offer:
http://www.wservernews.com/100315-PerfectDisk-11


Webinars & Seminars

Introducing VIPRE Enterprise Premium, Version 4.0 - 3/16

Be the first to see Sunbelt's new VIPRE Enterprise Premium Version 4.0 - powerful, high-performance endpoint malware protection. The new premium version combines antivirus, antispyware, and now client firewall and malicious website filtering technologies, into a single agent to protect against the ever-changing wave of malware in the most comprehensive, highly efficient manner.

Join us to hear how our approach to malware protection is different. We translated our years of experience in detecting and remediating sophisticated malware into the next-generation endpoint protection technology, VIPRE - without building on older generation AV engines or other sourced technology components. VIPRE is fast, efficient technology in a single, powerful threat engine with low impact on system resources.

Take a deep dive into new features including scalable multi-site tiering and role-based access control. Plus, learn why VIPRE delivers all the necessary security functionality you need and nothing you don't. When: Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 2:00 PM (EDT) Please register here:
http://www.wservernews.com/100315-VIPRE-Demo-3-16


VIPRE Enterprise Premium Product Demonstration - 3/23

Join us for a look at Sunbelt's new VIPRE Enterprise Premium Version 4.0, powerful, high-performance endpoint malware protection. Be among the first to see the new version, which combines antivirus, antispyware and now firewall into a single agent. Plus take a deep dive into other new features including scalable multi-site tiering and role-based access control. When: Tuesday, March 23, 2010, 11:00 AM (EDT) Please register here:
http://www.wservernews.com/100315-VIPRE-Demo-3-23


Securing your Exchange Server with VIPRE Email Security - 3/30

Securing your Exchange Server is key to protecting your enterprise environment from spam, viruses, phishing, and other messaging threats. In this webinar, learn how the new version of VIPRE Email Security for Exchange (formerly Ninja Email Security) can help protect your network and cut your Exchange admin time in half with this powerful, policy-based email security product. When: Tuesday, March 30, 2010, 2:00 PM (EDT) Please register here:
http://www.wservernews.com/100315-VIPRE-Email-Security


Upcoming Windows OS Internals Classes

David Solomon Expert Seminars 2010 class schedule is posted. They have three deliveries of their 5-day Windows OS internals class planned: London: April 12-16, New York City: May 3-7, and San Francisco: November 8-12. They also have another 2 day webinar (virtual class) on April 26 & 28. To register or for more details, visit
http://www.wservernews.com/100315-Windows-OS-Internals


Tech Briefing

Top Seven Free Troubleshooting Tools For Windows

InfoWorld did their homework and I thought you'd be interested in having a peek at it! They started off with: "These seven handy tools help you diagnose and cure a wide range of Windows ills, and they're all free for the downloading.

No computer runs perfectly forever. Somewhere along the line, something will go wrong. While each successive version of Windows has been that much more reliable and self-healing, that's never been an argument to forgo a good collection of software tools.

Over the years I've accumulated a slew of third-party troubleshooting apps that have proven their value again and again, so much so that they're among the very first programs installed in any system I use. If something goes wrong -- a Blue Screen of Death, a slow-booting system, a recent program install that's made everything slower than molasses going uphill in January -- I turn to these tools to set things right. All of them are free for personal use, some are open source, and each of them deserves a place in the toolbox of the savvy Windows user. Here goes!:
http://www.wservernews.com/100315-Troubleshooting-Tools


Microsoft Moves Up Windows 7 SP1 Release Date

TechARP.com, a Malaysian Web site that has nailed previous service pack schedules for both Windows XP and Vista, said unnamed sources had originally pegged a 22-month development schedule for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1). But Microsoft has since changed its mind, reportedly to address an unknown number of "serious" performance bugs. "The earliest Microsoft can realistically release Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 is in the last quarter of 2010," the site said.
http://www.wservernews.com/100315-Windows7-SP1


Cloud Computing's 7 Deadliest Security Risks

At the RSA security conference, cloud security was top of mind for many, and none more so than the Cloud Security Alliance. Founded last year, the CSA is promoting best practices for securing cloud environments and educating users as to how the cloud can help secure other forms of computing. To that end, the CSA has a list of the seven biggest security hurdles for enterprises looking to adopt cloud technologies. Though not quite the seven deadly sins, any of these can send an enterprise to a purgatory of data breaches, notifications and lawsuits. Here is the CSA's list of the security challenges and what do to about them at eWEEK:
http://www.wservernews.com/100315-Security-Risks


Planning A Migration From Windows XP To Windows 7

Many enterprises are jumping on the Windows 7 bandwagon. Before you make the leap, consider issues like architecture and application compatibility. Article by Brian Posey at the SearchEnterpriseDesktop site: (Requires Registration)
http://www.wservernews.com/100315-Migration-to-Win7


You Can't Always Trust Those Numbers

Devil Mountain Software has been a thorn in the side of Microsoft for years and is adept at garnering headlines. The latest effort is a report claiming that 86 percent of Windows 7 PCs were gobbling up too much memory. Can you trust these findings and the company overall? The short answer: No. Here's why. The article is enlightening, and comes down to: "Consider The Source":
http://www.wservernews.com/100315-Devil-Mountain


Windows Server News

Microsoft Plans Office 2010 Release In May For Businesses

Microsoft will release the full version of Office 2010 to businesses May 12, around a month before consumers are given the newest version of the company's productivity suite. A Microsoft executive also indicated in a blog posting that Office 2010, SharePoint 2010, Visio 2010 and Project 2010 were all on track to be released to manufacturing in April. Office 2010 incorporates cloud-based access to stripped-down versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote, in a bid to challenge other online services such as Google Apps. More at:
http://www.wservernews.com/100315-Office-2010


Third Party News

The Case For Third Party Archiving In MS-Exchange 2010

There is a recent whitepaper you should check out, if any of the below questions sounds like you'd answer 'Yes'.
  1. Do you send and store important business records in email and other electronic content systems?
  2. Do you need to preserve this content for long periods of time?
  3. Do you need ready access to this content for a variety of reasons?
  4. Is email-related storage a problem in your organization?
  5. Do you fully understand the costs and other implications of not archiving properly?
This whitepaper goes into the details of archiving on E2010 and what the actual (limited) built-in features are. PDF, no registration required:
http://www.wservernews.com/100315-Whitepaper


WServerNews Fave Links

This Week's Links We Like. Tips, Hints And Fun Stuff.



WServerNews - Product of the Week

How To Avoid An E-Discovery Disaster

Know that feeling when you realize you forgot to do something really important? That's how you'll feel when your company is involved in legal proceedings, and you overlook something during the e-discovery. The consequences could be devastating. Judges are not amused with lost or destroyed evidence, and your organization could be fined millions of dollars. Worse, you could lose a court case that could otherwise be won. Avoid such a scenario with SEA. Sunbelt Exchange Archiver is affordable archiving for SME's. Ask for your quote here:
http://www.wservernews.com/100315-Sunbelt-Exchange-Archiver