Microsoft Active Directory Design and Administration

  • January 19, 2005 19 Jan'05

    How to establish server room power requirements

    Power is an important element of the data center. In this installment from our How to design a Windows Sever room Guide, learn how to outline your server room power needs .

  • January 19, 2005 19 Jan'05

    How to manage server room racks and cables

    Server room equipment should be kept in pristine condition to keep the data center churning. Learn how to better manage Window server room racks and cables.

  • January 19, 2005 19 Jan'05

    How to design environmental controls for a server room

    Learn how to design an ideal environmental control system for your Windows server room.

  • October 28, 2004 28 Oct'04

    The most serious challenges in securing wireless networks

    There are two key areas to pay attention to, says a network security specialist.

  • October 27, 2004 27 Oct'04

    Designing a permission structure for files and folders

    Learn how to work with shares and NTFS permissions in this excerpt from Chapter 6 of the MCSE Exam Cram 2 book "Designing security for a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 network."

  • October 21, 2004 21 Oct'04

    Proof-of-concept code exploits new vulnerabilities

    Code exploiting some of the vulnerabilities covered by 10 recent Microsoft security bulletins has started appearing in the wild.

  • September 30, 2004 30 Sep'04

    RPC over HTTP

    The following is tip #4 from "8 Exchange 2003 security tips in 8 minutes."

  • September 28, 2004 28 Sep'04

    Kerberos advantages

    This excerpt from "Windows Server 2003 security infrastructures" focuses on the advantages that Kerberos brings to the Windows 2000, XP and Server 2003 operating systems.

  • September 13, 2004 13 Sep'04

    Group Policy controls extended to Unix, Linux

    A new third-party offering lets administrators apply policies to servers regardless of whether they are Windows, Linux or Unix based.

  • August 27, 2004 27 Aug'04

    Advantages of Microsoft Group Policy Management Console

    This excerpt from "Administrator shortcut guide to Active Directory security" describes GPMC, which is one of the tools that manages AD security.

  • August 26, 2004 26 Aug'04

    Best practices for delegating control in Active Directory

    This excerpt from "Administrator shortcut guide to Active Directory security" provides best practices and tips to use when delegating administration.

  • August 26, 2004 26 Aug'04

    Two kinds of administrators for Active Directory

    This excerpt from "Administrator shortcut guide to Active Directory security" describes the roles of the two primary kinds of administrators in AD.

  • August 26, 2004 26 Aug'04

    Active Directory delegation of administration

    This excerpt from "Administrator shortcut guide to Active Directory security" describes AD delegation tasks and the benefits that delegation provides.

  • July 21, 2004 21 Jul'04

    Best practices for vulnerability management

    Building a strong program based on mitigating known vulnerabilities has been transformed from a security-centric process to an operational necessity for business success.

  • June 09, 2004 09 Jun'04

    Modifying and deleting scheduled backups

    The following is tip #7 from "12 ways to protect your Exchange 2003 data."

  • June 03, 2004 03 Jun'04

    Know-IT-all Chapter Quiz #15: Answer key

    ANSWER KEY: Know-IT-all Chapter Quiz #15
    MCSE Windows Server 2003 All-in-One Exam Guide

  • June 02, 2004 02 Jun'04

    True IT Blooper Contest

    The grand prize, two battling laser tag robots, was won by A.S. his amazing story. But the race was very close - check out the runner-ups here!

  • June 02, 2004 02 Jun'04

    How to troubleshoot Windows XP startup problems, Part 1

    Determining the source of a Windows XP startup problem -- and fixing it -- is easier if you use a step-by-step approach. Find out what to do if a workstation starts normally and fails after logon.

  • May 27, 2004 27 May'04

    Know-IT-all Chapter Quiz #14: Answer key

    ANSWER KEY: Know-IT-all Chapter Quiz #14
    Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Unleashed, 2nd edition

  • May 12, 2004 12 May'04

    Applying policy controls for S/MIME use

    The following is tip #17 from "20 Tips on securing Outlook in 20 minutes."

  • May 11, 2004 11 May'04

    Deploying Outlook security settings

    The following is tip #11 from "20 Tips on securing Outlook in 20 minutes."

  • April 14, 2004 14 Apr'04

    Importer for Lotus cc:Mail Archives

    The following is Tip #20 from "25 Exchange 2003 Tips in 25 minutes."

  • April 14, 2004 14 Apr'04

    MTA Check Tool

    The following is Tip #23 from "25 Exchange 2003 Tips in 25 minutes."

  • 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 17, 2004 17 Mar'04

    Webcast: The inside story on Windowssecurity and messaging credentials

    What are the advantages of Microsoft's new security and messaging specializations? Certification guru Ed Tittel walks you through the requirements for these two new MCSA and MCSE credentials.

  • February 23, 2004 23 Feb'04

    NetPro tool tracks Active Directory changes

    New software announced this week by NetPro will act like a sleuth for Microsoft's Active Directory. It will solve the "whodunit" when changes are made.

  • January 30, 2004 30 Jan'04

    A week of gloom and Mydoom

    Sobig.F doesn't look so big now. Last summer, that worm infected systems worldwide within a matter of days and, in the process, blazed a path to infamy as the Internet's most virulent e-mail worm. This week, Mydoom-A eclipsed that record.

  • 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.

  • January 12, 2004 12 Jan'04

    ScriptLogic gets AD expertise with Small Wonders deal

    ScriptLogic has acquired Small Wonders Software, a maker of software designed to assist IT administrators with Windows Server and Active Directory installations. One expert says there's little wonder about what ScriptLogic hopes to get from buying ...

  • January 08, 2004 08 Jan'04

    Face-off: Thin clients vs. fat clients

    When it comes to clients, one editor says "thin" shouldn't be a four-letter word; another argues that fat clients unleash creativity. Read their opinions and make up your mind.

  • November 04, 2003 04 Nov'03

    Microsoft locks down intellectual property

    Microsoft today released Windows Rights Management Services, a security component for Windows Server 2003 that aims to protect enterprise intellectual property.

  • September 11, 2003 11 Sep'03

    Meet the new 'Microsoft Learning' organization

    Microsoft has rolled up its independent Microsoft Press, TechNet and training and certification groups into a single organization. The purpose of the new group is to offer IT professionals a central source of "integrated learning" beyond mere ...

  • August 22, 2003 22 Aug'03

    Microsoft eats crow to protect users

    If the folks at Microsoft responsible for Windows security aren't jumping out of their office windows, it's probably because those windows are secured, unlike their OS.

  • June 02, 2003 02 Jun'03

    Step-by-Step Guide: How to block NetBIOS connections to Windows XP Pro

    Since the Windows server service advertises on well-known NetBIOS ports, it is a common attack vector for hackers. Expert Laura E. Hunter shows you how to block this avenue of attack.

  • March 04, 2003 04 Mar'03

    MS releases prices for Windows Server 2003

    Microsoft on Monday released the retail price list for its much-anticipated Windows Server 2003.

  • January 13, 2003 13 Jan'03

    Step-by-step guide: How to install an FTP server on Windows XP

    Did you know that Windows XP Professional comes with a Web server and an FTP server? In this article, Robert Shahon walks you through installing the FTP server on Windows XP.

  • September 27, 2002 27 Sep'02

    Making sense of browser elections, part two

    Why do unwanted browser elections keep popping up on Windows administrator's Event Viewers? How can administrators stop this insanity? Doug Paddock continues to answer these questions and more in this part two of this tutorial on browser elections.

  • June 20, 2002 20 Jun'02

    Kicking the Windows habit: eDirectory vs. Active Directory

    Novell Inc. is best known for its network operating system, Netware and its directory services. Its LDAP directory service, eDirectory, runs on several platforms including Netware, Linux and Unix. Novell was one of the most visible victims of ...

  • May 22, 2002 22 May'02

    Pros and Cons of MCSE and MCSA Certification

    As two of the best-known and most widely-pursued IT certifications, it's important to understand the costs and benefits of MCSE and MCSA. Come along as certification guru Ed Tittel describes the pros and cons of both options.

  • January 07, 2002 07 Jan'02

    Server management dos and don'ts

    Are you spending too many lunch hours doing backups or upgrading servers? If so, you need these tips from Dell and Stratus server management experts.

  • January 03, 2002 03 Jan'02

    File server management dos and don'ts

    Get relief from file sharing and file server management headaches with these tips.

  • February 28, 2001 28 Feb'01

    We're not giving up on MCSE just yet