Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit explained

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What does the MAP toolkit do? The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 8.0 is an inventory, assessment, and reporting tool that helps you assess your current IT infrastructure and determine the right Microsoft technologies for your IT needs. The MAP toolkit uses Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), SMS Provider, […]

Encrypting file system in Windows

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Did you know that you can encrypt and decrypt files and folders within Windows without the need of any third party software? Encrypting File System (EFS) is a feature within New Technology File System (NTFS) where the individual who is currently logged into the operating system (OS) has the ability to perform encryption. If you […]

Sysinternals PsInfo

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In the area of digital forensics information gathering and documentation is critical. While there are a number of available tools available I want to focus on PsInfo which is a command-line tool that gathers key information about the local or remote Windows NT/2000 system, including the type of installation, kernel build, registered organization and owner, […]