News - 27 August 2010

Release Notes: SekChek Local V1.4.5


We released version 1.4.5 of the SekChek Local tool today!

New audit tool for Microsoft Exchange

The software includes a brand new tool, which analyses installations of Microsoft Exchange: Organisations; Databases; Storage Groups; Mail-enabled users; and Exchange Servers. Let us know if you are interested in evaluating SekChek for Exchange.

We also added 3 new utilities to SekChek's free library of security tools:

  • A SID resolver, which resolves any valid security identifier (SID) to its friendly name. E.g. S-1-5-32-544 to BUILTIN\Administrators. If the SID is not found in your current domain, it will try to resolve the SID by searching all visible trusted domains.
  • A tool that lists orphaned security identifiers defined on files and directories in the NT file system (NTFS). Orphaned SIDs typically belong to security accounts that no longer exist on your system. The utility searches all Owner and Trustee records defined on files and directories in the selected search path. Search results include permissions that are inherited from a higher level in NTFS.
  • A PC Auditor tool that performs a basic analysis of your local computer system and displays the results in your Internet browser. The scope of the analysis includes the current user and computer, local password policies, Windows Security Centre status, disks, network settings, local security accounts, and your system's Regional and Language Options. View a sample report.

You can find these new utilities on SekChek's Tools menu.

Other enhancements included in this release:

  • SekChek for AD (Active Directory) now allows you to select a specific Directory Server for analysis. In previous versions, SekChek would automatically select the domain’s most efficient Directory Server.
  • A new report that lists software products installed (by MSI) on the target system.
  • 16 new properties in the System Configuration analysis, including Data Execution Protection (DEP), system boot and the system's power management options.
  • The analysis of the GUID and Is Object Protected Against Accidental Deletion properties for Domain, Site, User, Group and OU objects.

Enjoy!

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