Category: Security/Firewalls

Google Chrome is a Security Nightmare 0

Google Chrome is a Security Nightmare

You may have heard about Google’s new browser called Chrome. I thought about installing it so I can evaluate it. But then I thought about all the privacy violations that Google has been criticized...

How to Change Service Accounts and Service Passwords in MOSS 2007 & WSS 3.0 1

How to Change Service Accounts and Service Passwords in MOSS 2007 & WSS 3.0

Microsoft has the following information documented in KB article 934838. To change the passwords for service accounts in SharePoint Server 2007 and in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, follow these steps. Note If the SQL...

Unable to “Check Out” a Document in MOSS 2007 Published Through ISA Server 2006 0

Unable to “Check Out” a Document in MOSS 2007 Published Through ISA Server 2006

Microsoft ISA Server blog has posted an article on this topic that goes into details on how to deal with this issue of not being able to check out a document in MOSS 2007....

Security Recmommendations for MOSS 2007 Features 1

Security Recmommendations for MOSS 2007 Features

The following security recommendations for MOSS 2007 features are listed on the TechNet site here. Feature or area Description and recommendation Authentication Do not use client-side automatic logon when using the Central Administration site....

Services and Service Accounts Security Planning Guide 0

Services and Service Accounts Security Planning Guide

If you are a network administrator managing Active Directory networks or even a SharePoint administrator, you have to deal with a lot of service accounts. You may be tempted to set your service account...

Remove Hidden Data Add-in for Office 2003/XP 0

Remove Hidden Data Add-in for Office 2003/XP

You can download the Remove Hidden Data Add-in that removes the metadata from Office files. With this add-in you can permanently remove hidden data and collaboration data, such as change tracking and comments, from...

Troubleshooting Alternate Access Mappings in SharePoint 0

Troubleshooting Alternate Access Mappings in SharePoint

Microsoft TechNet has a detailed document on planning Alternate Access Mapping for SharePoint. It’s a lengthy article but here are some highlights from the section that pertains to troubleshooting. I encourage you to check...

Modifying Port Number for a MOSS Site 0

Modifying Port Number for a MOSS Site

In SharePoint there are lots of different ways to perform a specific task. One day I needed to change the port number for a site that I am hosting on the Microsoft Office SharePoint...

IRS finds unauthorized Web servers connected to its networks 0

IRS finds unauthorized Web servers connected to its networks

NextGov has reported on the security issue that concerns not just the folks at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) but all of us who pay taxes in the U.S. “The Internal Revenue Service found...

Planning for Hyper-V Security 0

Planning for Hyper-V Security

Here are some tips from Microsoft TechNet related to the Hyper-V security in Windows Server 2008. 1. Use a Server Core installation for the parent partition. 2. Do not run any applications in the...

Default Permissions Level in MOSS 0

Default Permissions Level in MOSS

When working with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 it helps to know what the default permissions are and what exactly they include. There are six different permissions level in MOSS. You can also...