Automation Essential to Maintaining Optimal Software License Position

By Cyndi Tackett Another important factor to consider in selecting a Software License Optimization solution is the level of automation supplied to reduce the manual effort required for maintaining your optimal license position across your software estate. For instance, you want to make sure your solution is able to automate these critical processes: Associating License Models to Users or Devices. For example, if an installation of Oracle Database should consume a Named User Plus license, the Software License Optimization solution should automatically assign the software license model and metric to each instance of Oracle Database found on the same server….

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MMS 2014 – SQL and SSRS Track Social Media Links

By Garth Jones Since a number of you have asked me for the Midwest Management Summit (MMS) social media links, I put together a list of important links focusing on the SQL/SSRS track. Midwest Management Summit SQL/SSRS Track: http://mms2014.sched.org/overview/type/sql?iframe=no&w=&sidebar=yes&bg=no#.VFIyIhF0z9k Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MidwestManagementSummitMN Twitter: @MMSMinnesota https://twitter.com/MMSMinnesota Google+: https://plus.google.com/109505442590040552644/videos SQL/SSRS Track Presenters: Steve Thompson Blog: http://stevethompsonmvp.wordpress.com/ Matthew Teegarden Blog: http://emptygarden.info/ Garth Jones Blog:...

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Windows 10 Technical Preview: First Look

Microsoft recently released the first technical preview for Windows 10. There will be two versions for Windows 10, consumer and enterprise. The article will look at the enterprise version and some of the new features. Start Menu The big news about Windows 10 revolves around the Start Menu. Microsoft has brought back the Windows 7 style Start Menu, while still...

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PowerShell for Security Professionals

I found the neat project that is all PowerShell scripts the a Security Professional can use as part of their toolbox Account-Monitoring-Control Updates Authorized-Devices Updates Baselines Patch to fix Start-SecDailyFunction.ps1 Forensics Updates to Forensics Module Log-Management Updates Network-Baseline Added Reference to Get-SecOpenPorts PoshSec-Configuration Updating Module Versions to 1.0 PoshSec.PowerShell.Commands 3.5 Updates PoshSec.PowerShell.Commands PoshSec Commands for .NET 3.5 Software-Management Updates Utility-Functions...

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PowerShell Scripts for Admins and Auditors

Here a a few PowerShell script that I use to look al logs and user accounts.   To finding the latest logon time •Get-QADComputer -ComputerRole DomainController | foreach { (Get-QADUser -Service $_.Name -SamAccountName username).LastLogon } | Measure-Latest •The following example demonstrates how to find inactive user accounts: •Search-ADAccount -AccountInactive | where {$_.ObjectClass -eq ‘user’} | FT Name,ObjectClass –A •The following...

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Rogue DHCP Server detection free tool

Having a DHCP Server on you network that not managed by a IT department is a security issue. Microsoft has released a new tool for free that you can download that will show you all your DHCP servers  that are Authorized and then show you what is not approved This is a Graphic Tool that test by subnet. Rogue detection...

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Last Reminder to Vote for November’s Free SSRS Report

All month-long Computer Operating System Details has received the most votes in our poll, but you can change that if you would like to see List of PCs by Number of Mouse Buttons become November’s free report by VOTING HERE!  Here’s more information about each report to help you decide which one to vote for: a) In the Computer Operating...

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