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Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2, based on the Microsoft Vista codebase, is the last 32-bit server operating system released by Microsoft. It has a number of versions, including including Foundation, Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter, Web, HPC Server, Itanium and Storage; new features included server core installation and Hyper-V.

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It's been a long few days, but there is light...... hopefully the next few hours this site will be patched!!!
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Has Powershell sent you back into the Stone Age?
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Has Powershell sent you back into the Stone Age?

If managing Active Directory using Windows Powershell® is making you feel like you stepped back in time, you are not alone.  For nearly 20 years, AD admins around the world have used one tool for day-to-day AD management: Hyena. Discover why.

Just coming to the end of patching one Site, all servers up to date.... Thanks to the use of FREE Ivanti Patch for Windows, that the Customer will be placing an order very soon with Ivanti!

https://www.ivanti.com/

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We use a lot of different products, SCCM, PRTG, Solarwinds, Tivoli....
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
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Need to discuss with the business, high patch count still required is because of an old sharepoint server (old copy of office installed on server) and SQL on 2003 server, which should have been retired, but is still on and being used because data has not been migrated.

Also a Print Server we cannot update with 99 patches missing!
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How can I give someone permission to map a drive to some of my server files without giving them permissions on the server? Windows Server 2008 R2 IIS 7.0
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You should be able to specify permissions just on the folders they are accessing.

But if you need any further help, I would suggest you ask this as a question. You put it in as a post, so many Experts will not see it.
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ddaaannnngggg
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by:Brian Matis
Huh... this reminds me that I have an old desktop in the garage that's still running 7. Good thing I haven't turned it on in months...
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WannaCry... I really wanna cry... this whole thing is insane. No, I've not been infected... nor have any of my clients. And yes, it's still possible some of my, shall I say, lesser attentive clients could be infected tomorrow or at some point in the future. But this whole thing is driving me nuts. It wouldn't be a story if IT management had taken security and patching seriously. The malware uses an exploit patched two months ago. If people patched regularly, nothing would be infected. I hate to say this - largely because the policy annoys me and has seriously inconvenienced me on more than one occasion - but this is exactly why Microsoft has started forcing Windows 10 computers to patch and reboot on a monthly (or more frequent) basis.

Let me be clear - there are thousands of new threats EVERY DAY. The way you protect yourself is by being diligent about your own security and learning to use technology / implement technology in a manner that keeps it as secure as possible. Absolute security is not possible - security itself is a balance of minimizing the threat risk and minimizing the user's inconvenience. But the way to be safe - and to protect your valuable information - is to take a tiered approach and, among other things, educate yourself/your users so they understand what to look for. Implement policies that minimize access - we're not trying to suggest your administrative assistant is untrustworthy - but do they really need access to the accounting data to do their …
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150 Countries affected and at least 250,000 devices, and $48,000 paid so far in Ransom monies!
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a little bit busy at present!!!!

Layer Technologies.....

1. Anti-virus
2. Patch
3. Whitelist of apps which are allowed to run!
4. Reduce Admin rights!
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Windows Server 2008

83K

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36K

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Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2, based on the Microsoft Vista codebase, is the last 32-bit server operating system released by Microsoft. It has a number of versions, including including Foundation, Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter, Web, HPC Server, Itanium and Storage; new features included server core installation and Hyper-V.