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Quick links to KB articles and MS security bulletins

Created: 18 Nov 2009 • Updated: 18 Nov 2009 • 2 comments
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One trick I use to speed up my daily administration involves using some IE search prefixes.  Basically these allow you to type a short keyword followed by your search term and hit enter to go to a site.  You can set these using TweakUI in the Internet Explorer > Search section, or manually create them in the registry.   A few I use on a daily basis are "akb #####" to go to Altiris KB articles, "mskb ######" to go to MS KB articles, and "bulletin 09-062" to go to a particular security bulletin.  You can save each "Code" section below as a .reg file and merge it into your own registry to set these up.  So then you can type "akb 50212" into your Address bar and go directly to Altiris KB article 50212.  Hopefully someone else finds these as convenient as I do.

Altiris KB:   akb #####

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchUrl\akb]
" "="+"

MS Security Bulletins:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchUrl\bulletin]
@="" " "="+" "+"="%2B" "%"="%25" "&"="%26" "#"="%23"

MS KB:   KB ######

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchUrl\mskb]
@="" " "="+" "+"="%2B" "%"="%25" "&"="%26" "#"="%23"

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So how would one implement this for Safari?  Say on a...Mac?  ;-) 

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As soon as the NS console is supported on Safari, I'll let you know. :)

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