This is the archive for older Windows 7, 8, Server 2012, 2008, 2003, R2 information that was previously on TechNet.
Happy New Year … Not!
With the New Year comes a new class of malicious attack that can impact IT systems. This time, the attack is hardware based, affecting mostly Intel based systems, and to some extent, AMD systems as well.
Here is a list of resources that highlight what it is all about and how to mitigate against this new threat. In the words of Microsoft, “Don’t panic.”
- What is Meltdown and Spectre? https://meltdownattack.com/
- Summary paper and Mitigation Steps for Organisations
- Updated AntiVirus vendor compatibility chart
- Summary of Microsoft information in one place
- GRC InSpectre. Test and enable protection against Spectre and Meltdown. https://www.grc.com/inspectre.htm
PowerBiz Solutions today announced that it has successfully achieved the Microsoft silver Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions competency. Partners demonstrating professional and proficient capability in assisting small and medium sized businesses moving to the Cloud can attain this certification upon satisfying established performance criteria and providing customer references.
The competency demonstrations the continued dedication and commitment to excellence in enabling businesses to use technology as a business advantage to achieve their targets and objectives. PowerBiz Solutions continues to provide high quality technical expertise to enable small and medium business to be efficient and effective in the use of Microsoft on-premises and cloud technologies based on Windows Server, Windows 10, Office 365 and Azure.
A simple reset of the Computer Account in Active Directory Users and Computers might fix the issue where a workstation (or server) reports that “The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed”.
This is a further possible fix to the issue highlighted in an earlier blog post – http://blog.powerbiz.net.au/fixes/the-trust-relationship-between-this-workstation-and-the-primary-domain-failed/.
More explanation on this fix and why this is a better approach than removing the workstation or server and rejoining it to the domain is detailed here – http://redmondmag.com/articles/2014/04/21/domain-trust-issues.aspx.
If you want to have a play with the various new preview releases of Windows, here are the links to resources and information on where to download these previews.
If you have a MSDN or Microsoft Azure subscription, you can get them directly via the respective site portals.
Otherwise, here are the public links.
- Windows 10 Preview
- Announcing availability of Windows Server Technical Preview and System Center Technical Preview
- What’s New in the Windows Server Technical Preview
- What’s new for Hyper-V in the Technical Preview