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    How to: Restart a Remote Server Using Command Prompt

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    Syed Aslam Basha here. I am a tester on the Information Security Tools team. In our team am responsible for setting up and maintaining test servers. At times the servers are remotely located and doesn’t respond and you need to restart them. You can contact...
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    How To: Use Perfmon in Windows 7

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    Syed Aslam Basha here. I am a tester on the Information Security Tools team. This blog post is in continuation with How To: Identify Memory Leaks In An Unmanaged Application blog post. I will show how to setup perfmon to collect data for the selected...
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    Automating Windows Firewall Settings with C#

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    Hi Vamsy here. I am a Developer in Information Security Tools Team. I have done some work on automating Windows Firewall settings using C# and wanted to share what I learnt. In this post, I am going to demonstrate how to programmatically access the following...
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    Creating Multi-Level Navigational Menu with the ASP.NET Repeater Control and CSS Styles

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    Syam Pinnaka here, I am a Senior Developer on the Information Security Tools team focused mainly on building identity management software using Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager (more info about FIM can be found here and well be talking about the work...
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    WMI programming using C#.NET

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    Hello, Anil Chintala here. I am a senior developer on the Information Security Tools team. I work in operations engineering cell which is focused on building scanning tools, data protection tools and number of other security tools to support InfoSec operations...
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    How To: Functional Testing Automation Using Visual Studio 2010

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    Syed Aslam Basha here. I am a tester on  the Information Security Tools Team. I want to share my first hand experience of automating functional test cases using coded UI Test, a feature in visual studio (VS) 2010 in my next coupple of blog posts...
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    CAT.NET 2.0 - Beta

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    Mark Curphey here… Please to announce a beta of the upcoming CAT.NET 2.0. This beta program will last for approximately 1 month.  The final released version is scheduled to release shortly after VS 2010 RTM.   The goal of this beta program...
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    HTML Sanitization in Anti-XSS Library

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    RV here... For a while now, I have been talking about various types of encodings and how they protect web applications from cross site scripting attacks. In most cases input is simply passed through AntiXss.HtmlEncode or similar methods to transform it...
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    How To: Web Service Load Testing Using VSTS 2010

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    Syed Aslam Basha here. I am a tester on the Information Security Tools team. Apart from performance testing for web sites, I have done load testing on web services for many of our projects. I will show how to create a web test for web service using Visual...
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    How to Build Custom Logon UI’s in Windows Vista

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    Hi, Rajesh Gopisetty here. I am the India dev lead for the Information Security Tools team. The blog post discusses the authentication model in Vista and how enterprise can use it to build custom logon UI’s. Prior to Windows Vista, to log on to 3 rd party...
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    Double Hop Windows Authentication with IIS Hosted WCF Service

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    Hello, Randy Evans here.  I am a principal developer on the Information Security Tools Team.  In a recent project, we had a intranet web site that called an IIS hosted WCF service.  The WCF service, in turn, called a SQL Server Reporting...
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    AntiXSS 4.0 Released

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    AntiXSS 4.0 has been released and is available from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=f4cd231b-7e06-445b-bec7-343e5884e651 . The new source will be published to CodePlex within the next few days. Minimum Requirements .NET Framework...
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    How to Get All User Members From Nested Security Groups in Active Directory Using .NET and C#

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    Hello, Randy Evans here. I am a principal developer on the Information Security Tools team. In a recent project, we found it necessary to get collections of users from security groups defined in Active Directory (AD). It is common practice for security...
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    How To: Turn off Strong Name Validation

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    Syed Aslam Basha here. I am a tester on the Information Security Tools team. In one of my  testing projects I faced the issue of “strong name validation failed” for an assembly and had to figure out a way to turn off strong name validation so that...
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    How To: Add Assertions in Coded UI Tests

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    Syed Aslam Basha here. I am a tester on  the Information Security Tools Team. As continuation to my previous post, I want to show how to add assertions to coded UI test scripts. An example maybe that after launching a portal site you want to validate...
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    How To: Use CAT.NET 2.0 Beta

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    Syed Aslam Basha here. I am a tester on the Information Security Tools Team responsible for testing CAT.NET. You can download the current Beta of CAT.NET 2.0 from https://connect.microsoft.com/site734/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=26086&wa...
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    How to Run CAT.NET 2.0 CTP

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    RV here... With the new build of CAT.NET available on connect.microsoft.com you must have noticed that the new version includes only a command line tool. We we will be releasing the Visual Studio rules as part of Beta1 release. So lets look at how we...
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    How To Publish an ASP.NET Website from a Command Line

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    Syed Aslam Basha here. I am a tester on the Information Security Tools team. To test the tools which we develop on the team, at times I need to build a website and publish it. I use a simple way of publishing websites from the command line that saves...
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    Some New Software Security Tools for Web Developers – (CTP Releases)

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    Curphey here…..(follow me on Twitter @curphey if you want the breaking news!) My wife keeps telling me I work too much. Maybe I do, maybe I don’t but if I do I am not alone. Some folks on my team have been doing some super-human stuff and we are ready...
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    Hash Functions in .NET – Right Tool for the Right Job

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    Hi, Ch etan Bhat here. I’m a developer with the Security Tools Team. In this post I will talk about common mistakes developers make when when using hash functions. Any hash function is required to meet the following two requirements. It must be easy to...
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    SQL Server 2008 Security - Policy Example

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    Hi, Gaurav Sharma here, I’m a developer with the Information Security Tools (IST) team. A few months ago I posted a blog, SQL Policy Based Management (PBM) and posted a follow up introductory “ How Do I” video on the same topic. Since then I’ve received...
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    Differences Between AntiXss.HtmlEncode and HttpUtility.HtmlEncode Methods

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    Syed Aslam Basha here. I am a tester on the Information Security Tools team and responsible for testing Microsoft Anti-XSS V3.0. The difference lies in implementation and performance you could get. The following are the differences between Microsoft.Security...
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    SharePoint Coding Practices – A Quick Overview

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    Aravindhan Rajagopal here. I am a developer from Information Security Tools team. I had been working on couple of SharePoint projects in my team for the past couple of years and thought of posting a blog which would be helpful for beginners in particular...
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    Silverlight 3.0 Datagrid - How to change a cell state?

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    Hi Syam Pinnaka, Sr. SDE in Infosec tools team. Silverlight 3.0 datagrid can be used to bind to any enumerable collection and display the data in the grid. The data changes in the grid can be propagated back to the bound data using a special type in silverlight...
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    Web Application Configuration Analyzer v1.0 RTW is live!

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    I am excited to announce the release of Web Application Configuration Analyzer v1.0 tool. The following is the quick overview of the tool and its features. Web Application Configuration Analyzer (WACA) is a tool that scans a server against a set of best...
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