Microsoft Active Directory Design and Administration

  • October 05, 2009 05 Oct'09

    Group Policy management gets a boost with MDOP 2009 R2

    Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 aren’t the only new releases Microsoft has on tap this month. The new Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2009 R2 (usually pronounced emm-DOP) will be out by ...

  • September 30, 2009 30 Sep'09

    Partner products to get the Windows 7 stamp of approval

    One of the major problems surrounding Windows Vista involved software and hardware compatibility -- or rather, incompatibility. Microsoft is looking to avoid those issues this time around with ...

  • September 24, 2009 24 Sep'09

    The Windows Report -- Analyzing the IT job market

    We take a look at the current state of the IT job market in this month's edition of The Windows Report. Independent consultant and author Kevin Beaver calls in to offer tips for finding a new job ...

  • September 22, 2009 22 Sep'09

    Here comes Windows 7 -- time to party?

    I'm sure many of you have seen this by now, but as part of promoting Windows 7, Microsoft is urging folks to host "launch parties" at their homes in honor of the new OS. As reported by Neowin, the ...

  • September 16, 2009 16 Sep'09

    Ready to upgrade yet? Microsoft to end support for Windows 2000

    Microsoft announced this week that public support for Windows 2000 Server will end in July -- just another gentle nudge to organizations toward Windows Server 2008 R2. The company will also be ...

  • September 11, 2009 11 Sep'09

    Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 arrives a little early

    Microsoft released Deployment Toolkit 2010 (MDT) earlier today, somewhat sooner than expected. The set is designed to ease the burden on those getting ready to deploy Windows 7 and/or Windows ...

  • September 08, 2009 08 Sep'09

    Prepare for System Center Configuration Manager ... R3?

    It looks like Microsoft isn’t ready to let go of System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007 just yet. Configuration Manager 2007 R3 is on the way – and it’s going green. In a post on The ...

  • September 08, 2009 08 Sep'09

    Virtualize Exchange Server 2007 -- without losing your job

    IT shops look to virtualize Microsoft Exchange Server to ease server management and cut downtime. To succeed you need proper storage and a few infrastructure upgrades.

  • September 03, 2009 03 Sep'09

    IIS gets patched, SQL Server not so much

    Microsoft is actively working on patching a critical flaw affecting three versions of Internet Information Services (IIS) that was discovered earlier this week. Another vulnerability affecting SQL ...

  • September 01, 2009 01 Sep'09

    Protect your databases from the ‘internal threat’

    Database security is always critical. After all, DBs usually house some pretty important information (just ask TJX customers). Experts have noticed a growing trend, however, of internal threats ...

  • August 26, 2009 26 Aug'09

    Virtual Machine Manager reaches RTM – but not VMworld

    Microsoft ‘s System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 (now that’s a mouthful!) was released to manufacturing this week and is set for general availability on the first of October. Just don’t ...

  • August 26, 2009 26 Aug'09

    Exchange Server 2007 SP2 adds auditing, backup

    Exchange Server 2007 SP2 is ready. One IT expert gives two reasons why Windows shops should migrate to the new service pack soon.

  • August 24, 2009 24 Aug'09

    New tool provides Office file compression on the server

    I spoke with the folks at Balesio last week about their new file compression tool – FILEminimizer Server. Released earlier this year, the product has seen a lot of action in Europe so far, but is ...

  • August 21, 2009 21 Aug'09

    You can now follow the Windows team on Twitter!

    A little late to the game? Perhaps. But you can now follow on Twitter @WindowsTT. We’ll be posting news, tips, questions and commentary dealing with Windows servers, ...

  • August 18, 2009 18 Aug'09

    Microsoft readies Exchange Server 2010 release candidate

    A release candidate for Exchange Server 2010 is available. But since Windows Server 2008 R2 won't support Exchange 2007, IT shops will need Exchange 2010.