Category Archives: Windows Server 2008

Case of the unexplained: whoami.exe and the Deny flag

In my TechEd sessions “Raiders of the Elevated Token” I used to demo the group memberships contained in the user token using whoami.exe. Whoami.exe is a part of Windows since Windows Vista and seemed a valid tool for this purpose … Continue reading

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Windows 7 Libaries: This network location can’t be included because it is not indexed

Symptoms When you include a shared folder on a remote system in a Windows 7 library, you receive a message that resembles the following: This network location can’t be included because it is not indexed Cause The folders included in … Continue reading

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Direct Connect: death of the DMZ becoming reality

Last Friday, Steve Riley – security architect at Microsoft did an excellent session about various security subjects in Amsterdam. One of the subjects was a technology that I only knew of as highly secret within Microsoft and probably one of … Continue reading

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The pain of upgrading to Windows Virtualization with Hyper-V

Last weekend I have had the experience of upgrading my main system – a Dell PowerEdge 2900 – to Windows Virtualization on Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V. In the same process I had to migrate my virtual machines running Windows … Continue reading

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