Index.dat: To move, or not to move…

 With the ever-decreasing cost per megabyte of storage, many more organizations today are increasing the amount of user data to be stored in a central location.  Whether for better administrative control, security or as a means to keep the client workstations lighter and more energy efficient, application data is being redirected to remote disks.  For…

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JavaScript Memory Leak Detector for Internet Explorer

Paolo Severini, a developer from Microsoft’s GPDE team in Europe has created a debugging tool to detect memory leaks in JavaScript code and is downloadable here. It can be installed as an Internet Explorer band and it is expressly designed to find memory leaks in JavaScript code that runs in Internet Explorer. Like any IE…

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Content Advisor in the Corporate Environment

Today we are going to have a short discussion on Content Advisor and it’s intended use. Content Advisor is a tool for controlling the types of content that your computer can access on the Internet. After you turn on Content Advisor, only rated content that meets or exceeds your criteria can be viewed. You can…

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Why does IE keep closing out valid ports on a 200/OK response?

This is a very interesting issue, but rarely comes up and so it’s hard to detect immediately.  Let’s begin… An issue is opened up with Microsoft due to poor performance, in where IE seems to be closing out valid ports for not particular reason.  Traces are taken and it “low and behold”, IE is closing…

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WPAD detection in Internet Explorer

Hello again, I spent a lot of time recently troubleshooting WPAD detection using DHCP 252 option. In doing so, the information I collected may be useful to those deciding how to implement proxy auto-discovery in corporate networks. Proxy Auto-Disover configuration files , wpad.dat files, provide central administration for proxy connections to the Internet. What I…

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Understanding Directly Accessing Computer Specified In the Address Tab on ISA Server

  In the recent months, I have been getting involved in a number of customer cases related to the feature “Directly access computes specified in the Addresses tab” when configuring the Web Browser settings for the Internal Network object. There has been confusion over the purpose of this functionality and this post should clear the…

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Security update available for advisory (961051): MS08-078 (KB960714)

  Hey folks, we’ve got a couple of new links that provides a few more details on this exploit:   In Depth details…   Urgent security update for Internet Explorer     IMPORTANT!  Please note that MS08-078 is not a replacement for MS08-073 (KB958215).  You should install MS08-073, reboot, and then install MS08-078.     Today, Internet Explorer has…

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Microsoft Security Advisory 961051 details

Below are the latest details available regarding this security advisory: Clarifications on workarounds from the recent IE advisory Microsoft is hosting two webcasts to address customer questions on these bulletins: on December 17, 2008, at 1:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) and December 18, 2008, at 11:00 AM Pacific Time. Register now for the…

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