IT Pro Tuesday #12

SysAdmin Detective Story, News Aggregation & Admin Tools

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Hello IT Pro,

Here are the most interesting items that have come across our desks, laptops, phones this week. As always, EveryCloud has no affiliation with any of these unless we explicitly state otherwise.

A True SysAdmin Detective Story

The Cuckoo’s Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage. As one review says: “A great read. If you’re a Unix sysadmin, like me, you will recognize and empathize with a lot of the concepts. If you’ve been doing sysadmin work for more than a decade, like myself, then you’ll remember the old technologies as described in this book — the modems, the bulletin boards, the days before “ssh” … If you’re a new-school sysadmin, then you will be surprised to see a lot of things haven’t changed in the world of Unix: telnet is still around, the “root” account is still around. The foundations of Unix were laid in the early 1970s. The events of this book took place in the 1980s. And many of the command line tools are still in use today.”

A Tip

Import PST files to Office 365 Exchange For all of you Office 365 users, this is an option you need in your armoury.

Reddit SysAdmin Multi

/r/netsec /r/networking /r/pwned /r/linuxadmin all in one! I’ve just worked out you can string multiple subreddits together, so I thought I’d share.

Remote Server Admin Tools

There is no reason to RDP into a server once you have the RSAT tools installed. You can manage any aspect of your Windows infrastructure using these tools, and use RunAs if you need to log on as a different user.

A Very Useful Blog

All About Microsoft. Microsoft watcher Mary Jo Foley’s blog covers the products, people, and strategies that make Microsoft tick.

Have a fantastic week and as usual, let me know any comments or suggestions.

Graham | CEO | EveryCloud