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November 02, 2006
Microsoft opens its arms to open source in a wide-ranging agreement with Novell.
August 17, 2006
Expert Dean Wells continues his dissection of the Active Directory architecture by breaking down AD trust relationships and security identifiers (SIDs), as well as lesser-known features such as SID filtering and the authentication firewall.
April 20, 2006
Scripting is simpler than it looks and can save you substantial time and effort. This guide offers tips, articles and advice on some basic scripting concepts.
February 22, 2006
For all network administrators, finding a solid data backup and recovery plan is essential. Here are 11 basic backup terms that every administrator needs to know.
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