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August 22, 2008  3:46 PM

Trolls on ITKE – I think not!



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, awareness, blog, CIO, design, intellectual property, internet, IT education, Networking, online identity, reporting, risk, Security, web, website, WWW

Here's an interesting blog entry I came across this week. I have great respect for John Postel mentioned in the article. He...

August 21, 2008  8:08 PM

IT Equipment search & seizure at the US borders



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, awareness, blog, CIO, data loss, Data security, DataManagement, design, forensics, government, intellectual property, internet, IT education, Mobile, Monitoring, Networking, online identity, Policy, policy enforcement, reporting, research, risk, Security, WAN

I have recently been hearing some rumblings about this issue. I work for a firm with international locations and have travelled out of the country myself. So, this is a personal issue. What I am referring to is the situation described in this article by David Jonas of The Transnational:


August 20, 2008  6:19 PM

Did you see this? – Need some Exchange advice/support



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, anti-virus, awareness, blog, CA, certificate authority, CIO, DataCenter, DataManagement, design, digital signatures, email, Exchange, Exchange 2007, howto, Microsoft Windows, Outlook Web Access, OWA, Performance, Policy, policy enforcement, Powershell, RSS, spam, toolkit, tools, web, website, wiki, WWW

Maybe you have already read my post about implementing new Exchange 2007 mailboxes for over 2000 users. If not... look here. So, as you see from this event, ongoing support...


August 18, 2008  7:24 PM

Did you see this? – Online tools/tutorials – RingOfSaturn



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, awareness, DataCenter, DataManagement, design, diagnostics, howto, internet, IT education, LAN, malware, Metrics, Monitoring, network analysis, Networking, online identity, packet capture, Performance, reporting, research, risk, Security, Storage, tools, troubleshooting, VoIP, WAN, web, website, wireshark, WWW

Ok, I admit it. I'm a network tool junkie. I constantly look for neat tools to perform tasks in the easiest manner possible and give me reliable information. This website from RingofSaturn.com is definitely one of the cooler online...


August 18, 2008  7:11 PM

Did you see this? – Boot CD tutorial



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, antivirus, bootcd, DataCenter, DataManagement, diagnostics, forensics, howto, Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, Mobile, Monitoring, packet capture, Performance, recovery, research, risk, Security, tools, troubleshooting

How often have you needed to recover a Windows system or use some type of boot disk? It's not easy to create a bootdisk in the current versions of Windows (XP or Vista). There's still a need for this capability. One source of how-to information can be found on the


August 18, 2008  7:04 PM

Moving a datacenter – one weekend – DONE!



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, CIO, DataCenter, design, facility, facility management, internet, LAN, Monitoring, network analysis, Networking, Performance, risk, troubleshooting, WAN

Well, another busy month here. Last month we moved more than 2000 users from 6 different e-mail systems to a single e-mail platform. This month we moved a factory facility...


August 14, 2008  2:58 AM

Managing risk & vulnerability



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, antivirus, awareness, CIO, Data security, DataCenter, DataManagement, design, forensics, honeypot, IT education, malware, Monitoring, Policy, policy enforcement, risk, Security, vulnerability

Jotting some quick thoughts here after answering a user post. Thought I would place the same information here for all to see. This list is by no means complete and your thoughts are always welcome. Some ways to measure risk include: How valuable is the asset? How much of a threat...


July 25, 2008  12:58 PM

I know who I am – Do you know my name?



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, awareness, blogging, Browsers, Database, DataCenter, DataManagement, design, Development, email, Exchange, Exchange 2007, howto, internet, Microsoft Windows, online identity, Policy, policy enforcement, reporting, research, Security, subscriptions, troubleshooting, website, wiki, WWW

If you read my previous post then you know we recently went through a major e-mail system migration. Part of that e-mail migration included moving from various naming...


July 25, 2008  12:41 PM

2000 users – new mailboxes – one weekend – DONE!



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, antivirus, CA, certificate authority, CIO, DataCenter, DataManagement, design, digital signatures, email, Exchange, Exchange 2007, internet, Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, Networking, Outlook Web Access, OWA, Powershell, tools, troubleshooting

Well, we did it! We implemented new mailboxes on Microsoft Exchange 2007 for over 2000 users in one weekend. Of course it took lots of planning, testing and blood, sweat, tears during the process, but we are now on one e-mail platform where there were at least 5 before. We had more domains than we...


July 17, 2008  2:10 PM

Did you see this? – Microsoft Security Compliance Management Accelerator toolkit



Posted by: Troy Tate
Data security, DataCenter, design, Metrics, Microsoft Windows, Monitoring, policy enforcement, reporting, Security, tools

Monitor the security compliance state of your IT environment for computers running Windows.

In today’s IT environment, the ability to comply with regulations and industry standards, such as the...


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