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Follow Up on ESX Server Integration

A short while ago, I published an entry discussing the integration of VMware ESX Server with Active Directory for the authentication of virtual machine management. In that entry, I noted that I had not created a keytab as part of the configuration of Kerberos authentication. I was curious as to why it worked, so I did some research. Here’s what I found.

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Mass Password Changes in AD Revisited

Late last year, I published an entry that described a method for making mass password changes in Active Directory. After some additional work on the topic, I have found a much better way of accomplishing the same thing.

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Mac OS X Vulnerabilities Fixed

Lest anyone think that I am ignoring the fact that Mac OS X has flaws, too, I’d like to mention that Apple just released updates to both Quicktime and Mac OS X that addressed a total of 43 separate security problems.

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Miscellaneous Tidbits

I have a variety of miscellaneous tidbits to mention, in case you haven’t already heard about them.

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May Security Vulnerabilities

Earlier this week, Microsoft released a couple of patches on its standard monthly schedule. These patches are designed to plug a couple of critical security flaws, including what appears to be a very serious problem with Microsoft Exchange Server.

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Linux Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi on Linux is about to get much better, thanks to the release of an advanced Wi-Fi driver stack to the Linux community under the GPL.

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Follow Up on Windows Server 2003 R2 Schema

The issue I described in my original post regarding upgrading the schema to support Windows Server 2003 R2 as a domain controller is getting more attention.

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Krystal Meyers

I’ve been meaning to write about this young Christian rock artist for a while now, but keep forgetting. Finally, here it is.

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Windows Server 2003 R2 as Member Server

Another interesting thread on the microsoft.public.windows.server.general newsgroup has turned up an issue with running Windows Server 2003 R2 as a member server.

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Thinking About Open Source

Reading about the “Vulnerability Discovery and Remediation Open Source Hardening Project”—a security audit funded by the Department of Homeland Security to regularly review popular open source software (this article has more information)—got me thinking.

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