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Paint.NET is image and photo manipulation software designed to be used on computers that run Windows XP. Paint.NET is jointly developed at Washington State University with additional help from Microsoft, and is meant to be a free replacement for the MS Paint software that comes with all Windows operating systems. The programming language used to create Paint.NET is C#, with GDI+ extensions.

bei diesem tool handelt es sich um eine sehr empfehlenswerte kostenlose alternative zu dem spartansichen ms paint – es unterstützt sogar layer…

DHCPing is a lightweight and featureful security tool written in PERL and designed to test the security of various flavors of DHCP implementations around.
It was originaly written to test DLINK small offices/home offices routers but rapidly became a more general tool ready to test even major implementations like ISC. Many options allow DHCPing users to craft malicious DHCP/BOOTP packets “a la HPING”
Also DHCPing offers several embedded macro commands, several sets of predefined attacks directed toward specific vendors vulnerabilities along with a set of generic attacks.

What’s New in ESX Server 2.5

* Boot From SAN
* Improved support for raw LUNs as virtual disks
* Enhanced support for scripted installations
* Improved Support for Clustered Virtual Machines
* Additional Support for Disaster-Recovery Backups or Virtual Disks

VirtualCenter 1.2 is intended as a minor maintenance release to improve upon VirtualCenter 1.1.1 and includes the following features:

* Additional support for ESX Server 2.5
* Expanded support for configuration and migration of virtual
machines using Raw Device Mappings (RDMs)
* Enhanced reporting and data export capabilities
* New features in the Web Service SDK
* Extra logging for security auditing
* Additional performance improvements
* Updated SNMP support

via thincomputing.net

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Microsoft provides a few tools for stressing an Exchange server so you can check beforehand if your server can handle the projected load.

The main tool is Exchange Load Simulator (LoadSim) 2003, now updated to handle new Exchange 2003 features. This tool is intended for testing Exchange servers which mainly serve Outlook MAPI calls including RPC Over HTTP clients.

eine detailierte anleitung gibts bei msexchange.org

With this add-in you can permanently remove hidden and collaboration data, such as change tracking and comments, from Word 2003/XP, Excel 2003/XP, and PowerPoint 2003/XP files.

When you distribute an Office document electronically, the document might contain information that you do not want to share publicly, such as information you’ve designated as “hidden” or information that allows you to collaborate on writing and editing the document with others.

The Remove Hidden Data add-in is a tool that you can use to remove personal or hidden data that might not be immediately apparent when you view the document in your Microsoft Office application.

rhdtool.exe

WinBITS ist ein kleiner downloadmanager, welcher den in windows xp/2000 integrierten BITS (Background Intelligent Transfer Service) nutzt – prinzipiell kann man das auch per command-line erledigen, aber dieses tool erledigt dies grafisch und bietet einen besseren überblick. der große vorteil liegt darin, dass somit nur “unbenötigte” bandbreite verwendet wird und somit den rest nicht beeinflusst

eine kleine aber feine step-by-step howto anleitung: Implementing a Two Node Cluster with Windows 2003 Enterprise

hier gibts es noch weitere tutorials

Ever wanted to test Microsoft’s newest software in a sandbox environment? Wouldn’t it be great to be able to test new servers immediately, without formatting hard drives or dedicating one or more computers to the project? Now you can, with the TechNet Virtual Lab.

folgende labs stehen zur verfügung:

  • Desktop Deployment
  • SQL Server
  • Exchange
  • ISA
  • Microsoft Identity Integration Server (MIIS) 2003
  • Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005
  • Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003
  • Security
  • Windows Server 2003
  • xcacls, cacls, showacl, showaccs, subinacl oder perms sind ganz nette tools; und für kleine sachen durchaus ausreichend. doch ein wirklich brauchbares tool ist SetACL – verfügbar als command line version bzw auch als activex control zum einbinden in z.b. vb

    unter anderem können folgende objekte verwaltet werden:

  • Files and directories on NTFS volumes
  • Registry keys (but not values)
  • Network shares
  • Printers
  • Services
  • Active Directory objects
  • Processes
  • der command line syntax ist – aufgrund des mächtigen funktionsumfanges klarerweise – heftig, aber die hilfe ist leicht verständlich. die administration durch dieses tool war noch nie so einfach…