Microsoft Active Directory Design and Administration

  • January 20, 2010 20 Jan'10

    REMINDER – The end of Windows 2000 Server approaches

    Microsoft issued a reminder last week of the upcoming end-of-support deadline for Windows 2000 Server. The operating system is currently in its extended support lifecycle, but that all ends on July ...

  • January 18, 2010 18 Jan'10

    Built-in Active Directory backup feature falls short

    Windows Server 2008 R2's Active Directory Recycle Bin feature is limited, so IT pros who need full features might be better off using third-party backup tools.

  • January 15, 2010 15 Jan'10

    An early adopter explains Exchange Server 2010 benefits and troubles

    One Exchange Server 2010 early adopter and implementer shares his thoughts on organizational and user benefits, cost savings and migration gotchas in this expert Q&A.

  • January 14, 2010 14 Jan'10

    What's what with Data Protection Manager 2010

    I attended a live webcast today on System Center Data Protection Manager 2010. The beta has been out since September with the release candidate (RC) scheduled for the first full week of February. ...

  • January 14, 2010 14 Jan'10

    Service Manager will launch with automation software

    Microsoft's Systems Center Service Manager will finally debut this spring with Opalis automation software.

  • January 12, 2010 12 Jan'10

    Microsoft licensing snafu irks Windows shops

    Microsoft said it has mostly fixed a botched upgrade to its Volume Licensing Service Center. The problem kept enterprise customers and partners from accessing their software.

  • January 12, 2010 12 Jan'10

    FSW will remove Exchange and hop on Gmail

    If they can do it so can we, says one non-profit that will follow in the footsteps of Los Angeles and boot Exchange for Gmail.

  • January 11, 2010 11 Jan'10

    IT pros want more tools in next Active Directory

    Windows shops want Microsoft to improve Active Directory integration and workflow, and rely less on third-party tools.

  • January 06, 2010 06 Jan'10

    IT pros offer wish list for the next Hyper-V

    Microsoft added a load of features to Hyper-V R2, but some IT shops can already identify other features they'd like to see in future versions of the hypervisor.

  • January 05, 2010 05 Jan'10

    Denver Health plans SharePoint recovery

    In the absence of upfront backup and recovery planning, finding lost Microsoft SharePoint Server files can be troublesome. Specialized backup and recovery software helps assure lost files don't go missing forever.

  • December 28, 2009 28 Dec'09

    Virtual server resiliency tips for high availability

    Virtual servers are far more susceptible to availability issues than traditional ones. Learn to keep your servers resilient with these considerations and best practices.

  • December 24, 2009 24 Dec'09

    ‘Tis the season to be techy

    Happy holidays everyone! It’s the season of giving, and in that spirit we’ve collected a few cool holiday-themed articles for Windows admins. Take a look below, and we’ll get back to talking about ...

  • December 23, 2009 23 Dec'09

    Holiday promos for IT pros include freebies and price cuts

    No flat screen TVs or iPhones, but IT pros might want to check out holiday contests, plus software, hardware and hosting deals.

  • December 22, 2009 22 Dec'09

    Helpful third-party tools for Exchange Server

    Check out these 12 third-party Exchange management tools and see how they can help administrators monitor, archive and migrate Exchange servers.

  • December 21, 2009 21 Dec'09

    IT pros pick their favorite books

    IT pros offer book recommendations ranging from mainstream to super geeky.