Microsoft Active Directory Design and Administration

  • 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

    Avoid these Exchange Server migration pitfalls

    Plenty of IT shops are still moving from legacy versions of Exchange to 64-bit Exchange Server 2007. When should they look into migrating to Exchange 2010?

  • 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.

  • August 17, 2009 17 Aug'09

    More on the Active Directory Recycle Bin in R2

    In this month's episode of The Windows Report, IT author and consultant Don Jones explained why admins shouldn't expect Windows Server 2008 R2's new AD Recycle Bin feature to replace third-party ...

  • August 17, 2009 17 Aug'09

    Which Windows skills are in demand?

    There are fewer jobs in IT, and employers pay new hires less. But the news is not all bad. SharePoint experience, for one, is in demand in Windows shops.

  • August 17, 2009 17 Aug'09

    Windows Server 2008 R2 evaluation bits ready

    The evaluation code for Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM is now available to volume license holders.

  • August 14, 2009 14 Aug'09

    The Windows Report -- Will AD have your back in R2?

    August is all about Active Directory on The Windows Report. First, we talk with IT author and consultant Don Jones to find out if the new AD Recycle Bin feature in Windows 2008 R2 is really all ...

  • August 12, 2009 12 Aug'09

    No Exchange 2007 on Windows 2008 R2 – but why?

    UPDATE! (06/22/2010) Good news -- Exchange Server 2007 SP3 was finally released this week with full support for Windows Server 2008 R2. See? That didn't take so long after all. UPDATE! (11/05/2009) ...

  • August 11, 2009 11 Aug'09

    Microsoft and VMware go toe-to-toe over server virtualization

    There has been a LOT of talk lately about the “war between VMware and Microsoft” for virtualization supremacy. Obviously, this has been a topic of conversation ever since details of Hyper-V began ...