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VMware ESXi 5.x onto a Dell OptiPlex 9020 (Intel I217-LM)

You would like to setup a VMware Lab but don’t have the budget for a real server? What about using a Desktop like a Dell OptiPlex 9020? “I would”, you say, “but I know that standard Desktops are not supported … Continue reading

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Windows KMS/Volume Activation troubleshooting

What to do when Windows 7 comes up with a message that the Windows Activation Status is ‘not available’ (START->RUN..-> control /name Microsoft.System), not genuine (text at the right bottom corner on your desktop background) or a key icon comes … Continue reading

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Beyond Google Reader

Google Reader ends today and you need to switch to an other Cloud RSS service. So what can (should) you do? 1.) Download your RSS data through Takeout: 2.) Save ALL your data with this Python tool called ‘Reader is … Continue reading

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MMS (Microsoft Management Solutions) 2013 Keynote – my notes

Mostly it was Microsoft System Center 2012 SP 1 stuff like Azure intgration into the privat cloud, Intune integration etc. what was known before, but here are some interesting highlights that I wrote down: 20% of the Microsoft Enterprise customers … Continue reading

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BitLocker, MBAM, unlock external USB/HDD and Windows 8

Ok, as an example, you have an OS failure onto a BitLocker encrypted HDD and you want to save your data via an external USB/HDD adapter and like to use a Windows 8 System for recovery. So far so good … Continue reading

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Free Antivirus Solutions for Businesses

My experience and the one from Imperva are not that far away: “Antivirus software is now so ineffective at detecting new malware threats most enterprises are probably wasting their money buying it, an analysis by security firm Imperva has concluded.” … Continue reading

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How to reduce the attack surface with EMET aka Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit

Currently, IE users are under siege –> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/advisory/2757760 More information about the current exploit code/attack: AlienVault + Metasploit (Source: AlienVault) How EMET can help:

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