Legacy operating systems
- January 16, 2020
Microsoft and AWS stepped up their ongoing battle promoting a variety of Windows Server 2008 migration tools in hopes of luring users over to their respective ecosystems.
- November 27, 2019
Microsoft's history over the past 20 years is marked by the pivot from closed software models to support for open source and cloud. Quantum computing will shape the next decades.
- February 05, 2015
Windows Server 2003 migrations are not for rookie IT admins, but the cost of delaying a move is even more overwhelming.
- September 28, 2012
In recognition that server upgrades can be glacially slow, Microsoft extended Windows Server 2008 support as it rolls out the OS' heir apparent.
- July 10, 2012
July's Patch Tuesday update fixes vulnerabilities in IE and MSXML. Plus, Microsoft hardened Windows Update certificates.
- March 01, 2012
Microsoft finally made the leap on Leap Day, delivering the first Windows Server 8 beta containing dozens of enhanced features across the product.
- December 16, 2011
Microsoft announced several updates to Azure, its cloud computing platform, this week.
- December 14, 2011
Microsoft closed out Patch Tuesday for 2011 by issuing 13 security bulletins to fix 19 vulnerabilities, three of which were deemed “critical” for Windows and Windows Server 2003.
- December 09, 2011
The Windows rumor mill kept turning this week, with talk about the Windows 8 beta and the Windows Store. Admins also got a look at the latest version of PowerShell and a preview of Patch Tuesday.
- December 02, 2011
By the time ARM-based Windows 8 tablets arrive, will anyone care?
- November 18, 2011
Admins frustrated with the Windows Update process will welcome the latest Windows 8 news; users of Windows Embedded operating systems should prepare for changes, too.
- November 08, 2011
Microsoft took it easy on Windows Server admins this month releasing only four fixes for the two platforms, but it only issued a workaround for the Duqu vulnerability.
- November 04, 2011
Corporate and third-party developers believe Microsoft’s support of the SMB 2.2 protocol could bolster its competitive chances in the cloud and virtualization markets.
- October 21, 2011
Review this week's essential server news, including details on Microsoft's latest cloud-based release, an update on its forthcoming cloud-optimized OS, and a report on FY 2012 Q1 financials.
- October 20, 2011
Windows Server 2008 R2 is gaining momentum but eight years after its introduction many IT shops still depend on Windows Server 2003 to run their mission-critical applications.
- October 10, 2011
Fixes in October’s Patch Tuesday release are fewer than recent releases, although six of the eight bulletins involve remote code execution flaws and should be implemented quickly.
- October 07, 2011
Microsoft's upcoming Cluster Aware Update Wizard aims to ease the pain of patch management. But IT shops have questions about how it might fit with their internal patching procedures.
- September 21, 2011
Windows Server 8 is the most ambitious version of the product Microsoft has developed to date. Mike Neil, GM of the project, talks about the importance of IT’s input.
- September 14, 2011
Can Windows Server 8 bring Microsoft into the cloud era? With development of the new OS, the company aims to change the way IT shops deliver apps.
- June 14, 2011
Windows administrators keep their jobs this month thanks to a hefty 34 security fixes to some mainstay products, including Windows Server 2008 and R2.
- October 26, 2010
The first service packs for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 are a big deal for Microsoft, with new features that could help the company compete in the virtual desktop space.
- September 29, 2010
Enterprises don’t let Microsoft’s Support Lifecycle policies dictate their upgrade cycles. But unless they buy hotfix support for Windows Server 2003, it could lead to trouble.
- January 09, 2008
Microsoft MVP Brian Desmond talks about new Active Directory changes and features in Windows Server 2008 that will ease management in such areas as passwords and installation.
- November 26, 2007
SQL Server expert Brad McGehee dives into SQL Server 2008 and dishes about what IT managers and DBAs need to know.
- June 22, 2007
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Server Core and its nine server roles offer a new way to administer Windows Server. Experts explain what you need to know about the set-up-and-go installation option.
- June 20, 2007
With Server Core -- Microsoft's bare bones installation of Windows Server 2008 -- IT managers can take advantage of virtualization and look forward to better performance, says Ward Ralston, a product manager on the Window Server team.
- June 19, 2007
Ward Ralston and his Windows Server team dive into Windows Server 2008's Server Core roles and features -- from command line interface alternatives to security misconceptions.
- March 13, 2007
New service pack from Microsoft includes mostly security updates.
- September 08, 2004
Tackling a tricky IT task just got easier! Meet our impressive collection of IT gurus and review their areas of expertise. They've got answers to your questions on a variety of important Windows topics.
- September 02, 2004
ANSWER KEY: Know-IT-all Chapter Quiz #28
Windows 2000 Registry
- September 02, 2004
Think your Registry is all clean and fully optimized? Don't be so sure - check your know-how in this tough quiz! Send your score to us for a chance to win a copy of Windows 2000 Registry by Paul Sanna, courtesy of Prentice Hall.
- August 19, 2004
Administering Windows Server 2003 remotely can be a big time-saver, but do you have the know-how to keep things safe and efficient? Take this quiz to find out! Send your score to us for a chance to win a copy of Microsoft Windows Server 2003 ...
- June 25, 2004
As an administrator, having the right technical reference at your disposal is crucial. And at first glance, most Windows Server 2003 references appear identical. But books can be deceiving.
- May 05, 2004
ANSWER KEY: Know-IT-all Chapter Quiz #11
MCSE Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure Study
- April 28, 2004
ANSWER KEY: Know-IT-all Chapter Quiz #10
MCSE Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure Study Guide
- March 30, 2004
Windows Server 2003: A Beginner's Guide gives novices just enough information to get themselves in trouble, writes reviewer Bernie Klinder. But there are some who will benefit from this guide.
- July 18, 2003
After a close call with a "moderate" security vulnerability last week, a perfect storm had hit Windows Server 2003 by the middle of this week.
- July 08, 2003
While you still cannot change DNS and NetBIOS names in Windows 2000, you can do so in Windows Server 2003. Whether you want to, though, is an open question.
- June 13, 2003
We've taken pity on you poor souls out there that still have to administer Windows 9x workstations -- and there seem to be a lot of you! In this two-part article, a panel of resident SearchWin2000.com experts answers member-submitted questions on ...
- March 07, 2003
Microsoft is adding additional digital rights management on Windows Server 2003 and Office 2003 to limit who has access to your private corporate documents. But can your OS handle the software?
- February 17, 2003
Look for Microsoft to detail the differences between Windows 2000 and Windows 2003 certifications. This week the company is expected to clarify a new exam track, new exam requirements and new course materials.
- December 12, 2002
The no. 4 Ask the Expert question of 2002, based on page views.
- March 18, 2002
ISA Server expert Tom Shinder answers user questions about firewalls and Microsoft's ISA Server in this follow-up to his March 14 webcast "Building a better firewall." If you missed the live event, be sure to tune into the
- November 27, 2001
Tony Conte's recent decision-making process on a third-party defrag utility went smoothly, and his company, Racine, Wis.-based Horizon Retail Construction, Inc. is now reaping the benefits. Horizon's seven Windows servers and 150 workstations are ...
- October 01, 2001
Folks who made the trip to Orlando and MEC 2001 tell searchWin2000 why they're there, and what their chief concerns are.
- September 05, 2001
Without proper training, it's all too easy to go wrong migrating to Windows 2000. But in order to do things right, network and system managers must master new concepts, new techniques and even new vocabulary at an upfront cost that can easily eat up...
- August 08, 2001
Thinking about deploying Microsoft's Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2000 in your enterprise? Check out solutions to common ISA problems from security consultant, columnist and author Roberta Bragg. Bragg fielded over 60 security ...
- July 20, 2001
Is PowerQuest's PowerDeploy Suite the right tool for IT departments facing an avalanche of Windows 2000 and XP desktop upgrades? Beta users weigh in.