Enterprise Infrastructure Management

  • April 12, 2004 12 Apr'04

    First Quest-Aelita patch products released

    Administrators charged with the care and feeding of Windows, SQL Server, Exchange and IIS Server systems have new patching and troubleshooting tools available to them.

  • April 01, 2004 01 Apr'04

    Extend the boundaries of your help deskXP breaks through the wire with third party PC control

    Remote Assistance gives tech support direct access to user desktops wherever they're located. But XP remote management and security can still be tricky.

  • March 31, 2004 31 Mar'04

    Know-IT-all Chapter Quiz #7: Answer key

    ANSWER KEY: Know-IT-all Chapter Quiz #7
    IIS 6 Administration

  • March 29, 2004 29 Mar'04

    Software-license changes brewing, IDC says

    New research finds that many software vendors will make changes in their licensing models in the next year. You may not like what that means if you're an IT buyer.

  • March 26, 2004 26 Mar'04

    Microsoft fine further weakens U.S.-Europe relations

    It took Mario Monti five years to prepare his antitrust case against Microsoft. It'll take the European Union another five years to collect the fine it levied against the software maker this week.

  • March 19, 2004 19 Mar'04

    Microsoft lets customers have it both ways

    Being able to manage Windows-based clients and servers from a single console looks like a concept whose time has yet to come. That won't stop Microsoft from giving customers the option.

  • March 16, 2004 16 Mar'04

    SUS renamed, management products pushed back to '05

    Windows Server executive Bob Muglia on Tuesday provided some limited details about Microsoft's new management-software initiative. It appears that several products in the revamped lineup will be put on the shelf until 2005.

  • March 11, 2004 11 Mar'04

    Microsoft's management vision coming into focus

    The idea of managing desktops and servers from a single console has some Windows administrators a bit leery. Microsoft plans to address those concerns next week.

  • March 04, 2004 04 Mar'04

    LabMice was a creation of IT necessity, founder says

    Bernie Klinder began his professional career helping people as a paramedic. When he moved on to IT administration, Klinder continued that tradition. Read more about the founder of in this IT profile.

  • February 26, 2004 26 Feb'04

    Printer administration pointers from the experts

    This two-part Q&A article offers a plethora of printer management pointers from our resident experts on everything from pesky connection problems to security and application compatibility issues.

  • January 30, 2004 30 Jan'04

    Quest plans to acquire Aelita for $115M

    Quest Software has agreed to acquire Aelita Software for $115 million. Both companies make products that manage Windows server software.

  • December 19, 2003 19 Dec'03

    The Seabiscuit of enterprise software

    At the ripe old age of 4, Windows 2000 Server has hit middle age. With a hot rookie nipping at its tail (Windows Server 2003), the thoroughbred server operating system's days on the track are numbered.

  • December 18, 2003 18 Dec'03

    Second beta of MOM 2004 released

    Microsoft took a step closer to MOM's farewell with a second beta version of the server management software. After MOM 2004 is released, the technology will be folded into System Center.

  • December 15, 2003 15 Dec'03

    Altiris seeks to improve support in wake of Wise buy

    Altiris has promised several product-support improvements to prove to its new Wise Solutions customers that it's serious about serving them. Some of those customers say they'll keep an open mind.

  • December 09, 2003 09 Dec'03

    Application prep work pays off

    Preparing applications to be installed across an enterprise can be tricky, depending on the size and complexity of the organization. However, expert Jeff Greenwald said that there are a few things administrators can do to make this process easier, ...