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November 14, 2007
Microsoft's standalone virtualization server, now called Hyper-V, won't be ready until late 2008. It's already stirring up questions.
February 27, 2007
In performing a server consolidation, it's hard to figure out how many servers can be safely consolidated into one without running into diminishing returns. You should learn what each server's real needs and behaviors are, then model your ...
August 24, 2006
A TIP study shows that IT managers are practical when it comes to using blades and picking server operating systems.
August 20, 2006
With a new release of Exchange Server coming next year, it's time for IT administrators to check their toolbox in advance of planning a migration.
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It's time to seriously consider migration plans for Windows Server 2012 R2. Learn best practices, what's new and more. Continue Reading
LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) is a software protocol for enabling anyone to locate organizations, individuals, and other resources such as files and devices in a network, whether on the public Internet or on a corporate intranet. Continue Reading
A ping storm is a condition in which the Internet ping program is used to send a flood of packets to a server to test its ability to handle a high amount of traffic or, maliciously, to make the server inoperable. Continue Reading
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Sometimes the operating system has the information you want, but it doesn't group it in a way that answers your questions. Here you'll learn one example of how to use Windows PowerShell to read performance data and gather intelligence about the ... Continue Reading
Application virtualization presents a tremendous advantage during operating system migrations or server consolidation projects. It vastly reduces your system and application preparation time while ensuring that applications that are known to cause ... Continue Reading
A reader explains how to use the Ldifde.exe and Csvde.exe data export tools to create Active Directory objects. Continue Reading
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The evolution of the enterprise has put a huge emphasis on identity management. These steps will help you take control of IAM – before it takes control of you. Continue Reading
This guide breaks down the basics of server consolidation, and provides the essential steps and strategies every admin needs to successfully reduce server sprawl. Continue Reading
You can avoid congestion on a network printer by creating a printer pool -- a group of printers attached to a common print queue, so multiple documents can be printed simultaneously. Here's how to create a printer pool in a Windows Server 2003 ... Continue Reading
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In-place file system conversions are not only difficult – they're also downright dangerous. If you need to migrate data, you've got other options. Continue Reading
Configuring servers to consume less power can yield significant savings. See how to make your servers more efficient with Core Parking, a new feature in Windows Server 2008 R2. Continue Reading
Another great tool from the Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit is the Disk Configuration Utility, which you can use to recover failed disks in a cluster. Systems administrator Tim Fenner breaks down the basics of using Confdisk.exe. Continue Reading