• Windows Server 2008 R2 server alerts

    What are the appropriate thresholds for alerts on Windows 2008 R2 servers. I want to monitor disk space, memory, network throughput and processor usage. I want to be aware of any and all bottlenecks before they become a problem.

    Troubleshooter24755 pointsBadges:
  • Secure Wiki on SuSE Linux

    i am trying to make a wiki for my organization and am not sure where to start. What are some good packages to make your own wiki? On another note, i want to secure my wiki to where you have to authenticate yourself before you get onto the wiki. The information is sensitive and i only want certain...

    Subhendu Sen27,520 pointsBadges:
  • How to test if my Intrusion Prevention system is working?

    I have Symantec Endpoint Protection ver 11 installed, with ips and ids. How could I know if it is working or not? I tried to run a couple of tools, gfi languard ver 9.5 evalution version, zenmap, but they did not prodice any entries in IPS logs.. Any help is appreciated...

    Vnner5 pointsBadges:
  • Active Directory password policy

    We have just changed our password policy. We want to audit which passwords are in violation of the new policies before it is time to have them change them again. Can we force passwords in violation to request a change of password?

    Troubleshooter24755 pointsBadges:
  • Your turn to speak: Is a new Obama mandate putting IT security at risk?

    Yesterday, we told you about a mandate currently being drafted that plans to extend mandatory wiretapping to the Internet. We've received a good amount of feedback from members, including Gordon, who thinks the law would be "overkill...It will open up a can of worms to all the hackers and black...

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:
  • Viewing specific security policies that apply to active directory 2003 user?

    How can I show the security policies that are being applied to a specific Active Directory user or computer? Can I compare them to other users?

    NewnanIT1,110 pointsBadges:
  • Exporting Active Directory user info to CSV

    Can we export all of our AD data to a CSV file for backup purposes? Can we export the passwords as well? Will they  be encrypted? Where can we find the encryption key so we can make heads or tales of them.

    Karl Gechlik9,860 pointsBadges:
  • How can I secure a Windows XP workstation that is open to port 80 and hosting a website using IIS

    How can I secure a Windows XP workstation that is open to port 80 and hosting a website using IIS? The box is on the DMZ of our firewall for the time being. We will probably move it inside the firewall and open port 80 to it shortly.

    Karl Gechlik9,860 pointsBadges:
  • Antivirus questions for Windows network

    Is antivirus on the windows 2003 server and not on the desktops of Non-connected devices? They can not get to the Internet. The user saves all files to the server. Is it ok to only have antivirus on the server?

    Karl Gechlik9,860 pointsBadges:
  • Connect to a Vista laptop in the field without any remote software.

    How can we connect to a remote laptop running Vista Pro in the field to run an AV scan and a Malwarebytes scan? Can we initiate this over the net without any preinstalled software?

    Karl Gechlik9,860 pointsBadges:
  • Block FTP access of all kinds using a Sonicwall Firewall

    How can we block FTP access to and from our network using a Sonicwall Pro 200 device? We want to block ftp, tftp and sftp. How can we do this?

    Karl Gechlik9,860 pointsBadges:
  • Open IT Forum: Segregation of duties versus full access for sys admins?

    We had a question in the forums recently that brought up an interesting dilemma: In sensitive roles such as systems administrators, do you believe in granting full access or employing a segregation of duties to minimize risk? We'd love to hear how your company deals with these executive decisions...

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:
  • Open IT Forum: Security concerns of forwarding work emails and other corporate personalizations.

    A recent question from the community regarding forwarding work emails to a third party account such as Gmail spurred a reaction of general distaste. What are your thoughts on the IT risks posed by melding the personal with professional, whether it be through social networking sites, smart phones,...

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:
  • Protecting a file folder from everyone except two users

    Is there a way to protect a file folder on a Windows server 2003 from everyone including domain administrators? I want this confidential file to only be accessible to the President and I. How can I do this?

    Troubleshooter24755 pointsBadges:
  • How do I set up a NAS network drive and how is it accessed? What about security?

    How can I set up a NAS device on my network? Will the users access files directly on it? Do we need to set security here or will the device be an extension of one of my Windows servers using it’s security? What is common practice?

    Karl Gechlik9,860 pointsBadges:
  • Security policy for decommissioning printers & copiers

    We are about to scrap several old copy machines. I know they have hard drives in them. Should they be removed, wiped or what are normal company procedures for destroying any potential data on it before decommissioning it.

    Karl Gechlik9,860 pointsBadges:
  • View open applications and see which one has focus on a workstation.

    Can we see what open applications are open on domain workstations and what the computers focus is on? How can we do this?

    Karl Gechlik9,860 pointsBadges:
  • How can I stop a ddos attack without changing my IP addresses?

    We have about 10 IP addresses trying to cause a DDOS attack on our organization. As soon as I block the addresses in the firewall another batch takes its place. This has been ongoing for about 10 hours. How can I stop this attack without changing my IP addresses?

    Karl Gechlik9,860 pointsBadges:
  • Anyone preparing for the CompTIA Security+ exam?

    In honor of security month here at IT Knowledge Exchange, we're giving away resources to help you pass the CompTIA Security+ exam with flying colors! What do you have to do to get this great resource? All you need to do is ask or answer two Security in 2010 questions*. Put the links to the...

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:
  • Block IP ranges from connecting to Exchange servers smtp 2005

    Running Exchange 2005 is there a way to block specific IP ranges from our smtp server? Spammers keep trying to send spam and brute force passwords locking users out.

    Karl Gechlik9,860 pointsBadges:

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