Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK)

New download called Windows Automated Installation Kit just showed up on Downloads. According to its description: (…) Use this tool to configure unattended setup answer files (Unattend.xml) and capture images. (…) It support Windows 2003/XP/Vista. There is nothing more what I can tell You about it just now, I will have to test it and … Continue reading "Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK)"

VML patch (MS06-055) released out of band

As we can read on MSRC blog, Microsoft has published out of band patch for VML vulnerability existing in IE. This flaw was described in Microsoft Security Advisory (925568) published lately. Bug patched by this update allows remote code execution so it should be applied as soon as it will be possible (some people do some tests and other … Continue reading "VML patch (MS06-055) released out of band"

MIIS design concepts updated

MIIS design concepts document library has been updated with new document. MIIS 2003 Design Concepts for Advanced Solution Components has been recently added as next document in this family. MIIS 2003 Design Concepts for Advanced Solution Components deals with: (…) “process-level attributes” and “conditional metaverse objects” to improve the convergence efficiency of the identity integration … Continue reading "MIIS design concepts updated"

32-bit to 64-bit Active Directory performance comparison has arrived

Active Directory Performance for 64-bit Windows Server finally was published on Microsoft Downloads. As most of us is aware of gain in performance which can be achived using 64-bit hardware platform as a DC base it's good to have official document about it. This white paper compares performance of Windows 2003 acting as a DC … Continue reading "32-bit to 64-bit Active Directory performance comparison has arrived"

MIIS 2003 Design Concepts

New download on Microsoft Downloads delivers three new documents, as stated on download page: MIIS 2003 Design Concepts for Reference Attributes – This document explains how reference attributes are processed by MIIS 2003 for direct attribute mapping scenarios and provides a conceptual explanation of a custom solution for advanced mapped reference attributes. It also includes … Continue reading "MIIS 2003 Design Concepts"