Windows administration tools

  • February 14, 2005 14 Feb'05

    Windows registry defined

    The Windows registry is a single place for managing hardware, system options, memory settings and start-up of applications. Get the details about this key Windows component here.

  • February 14, 2005 14 Feb'05

    Regedit or Regedt32?

    Windows NT-based operating systems include two utilities for editing the registry, Regedit.exe and Regedt32.exe. What's the difference? Read on for the answer.

  • February 07, 2005 07 Feb'05

    Do you blog?

    What is it about blogging that entices people to do it or visit the blogs out there? Here is one person's musings -- a blogger himself -- on the activity.

  • December 14, 2004 14 Dec'04

    Expert profile: Bernie Klinder

    You know Bernie Klinder as the guy who has the answers to your OS woes. But did you know that he is also a wildlife ...

  • December 13, 2004 13 Dec'04

    Future path of Windows Server outlined

    Microsoft has issued an updated product road map for various flavors of its server operating system, including the much-hyped Longhorn.

  • November 29, 2004 29 Nov'04

    Bounty of free IT tools available

    Microsoft and Sysinternals are just two of the many providers of useful freeware for IT administrators.

  • November 04, 2004 04 Nov'04

    Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol

    This excerpt from e-book "The tips and tricks guide to securing Windows Server 2003" describes what PPTP is, what it does and issues with the first implementation.

  • 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."

  • September 07, 2004 07 Sep'04

    Rising to the defrag challenge

    The revamped Windows Disk Defragmenter can pose a challenge if you need to administer many machines or need to automate the defragmenting process. There are three options to meet this challenge.

  • August 31, 2004 31 Aug'04

    Change in pricing policy should lower MOM's cost

    A Microsoft executive explains why his company's server management software package will be cheaper for many customers than previous versions.

  • August 11, 2004 11 Aug'04

    Disable infrared file transfer

    This final excerpt from Chapter 1 of Roberta Bragg's "Hardening Windows systems" explains how infrared file transfer is susceptible to attackers.

  • March 10, 2004 10 Mar'04

    SMS-Alliance in tune with Microsoft

    Specialists in Windows manageability technology explain why they are banding together as they prepare for the Microsoft Management Summit.

  • January 12, 2004 12 Jan'04

    New AD tool brings users 'back from the dead'

    A new version of Aelita Software's Active Directory recovery product will give AD users another option for reconstituting deleted objects online.

  • November 24, 2003 24 Nov'03

    Microsoft to launch SUS 2.0 beta in January

    Customer demand for SUS is so strong that Microsoft delayed testing of a new version of the Windows utility to make it a formal beta program. A Microsoft executive says SUS 2.0 will sport four major improvements over the current version.

  • October 21, 2003 21 Oct'03

    Gates zones in on ROI at Office 2003 launch

    Microsoft threw an Office party in New York on Tuesday and ROI was the guest of honor. At the launch of the Office 2003 suite, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates stressed that the package of applications will save enterprise users time and boost their ...

  • May 15, 2003 15 May'03

    Active Directory goes mainstream

    AD -- two letters that used to be a four-letter word among Windows administrators-- isn't quite the curse it used to be. Active Directory finally seems to be going mainstream.

  • October 22, 2002 22 Oct'02

    Microsoft releases improved, complex SMS 2003 beta

    The latest SMS is now out, but do you need it? There are a lot of improvements, but this beta is also complicated and best suited for big jobs.

  • September 10, 2002 10 Sep'02

    Microsoft Windows versus Linux TCO: Users speak out, part 7

    In Part 7 of reader feedback on the Linux-Windows TCO debate, Microsoft supporters voice their opinions.

  • August 02, 2002 02 Aug'02

    SUS vs. SMS: Who needs 'em?

    Microsoft's SUS offers some of the features of SMS, but it's not a good substitute for an enterprise that needs broad management capabilities. Companies with minimal complexity may get all they need from SUS.

  • June 27, 2002 27 Jun'02

    The polITics of Active Directory

    How well will your Active Directory installation go? Maybe you're prepared for the procedure, but are you prepared for the politics? The power struggles going on in those nice offices upstairs can be the difference between a smooth rollout and a ...

  • February 12, 2002 12 Feb'02

    Don't fear the (Active) directory

    Worried that your mismanagement of Active Directory may spell the end of your IT career? Don't worry. Look no further than a LDAP management tool to ease your AD woes.

  • January 23, 2002 23 Jan'02

    Top 10 Active Directory management bloopers

    The only consolation for IT managers who make mistakes in Microsoft Active Directory (AD) migration and management is that they're not alone. After helping folks migrate and manage AD over the last couple of years, Quest Software's Doug Davis has ...

  • October 04, 2001 04 Oct'01

    Configuration management dos and don'ts

    Configuresoft's CEO and CTO share some insider tips about capturing the power of configuration management. These practices can protect your systems from some ugly viruses.

  • October 01, 2001 01 Oct'01

    NetIQ extends Microsoft Operations Manager to NT 4, Unix

    Thirteen new NetIQ Extended Management Pack (XMP) products -- announced on Oct. 1 at Microsoft Exchange Conference 2001 in Orlando, FL -- promise to expand MOM 2000's cross-platform capabilities.

  • July 25, 2000 25 Jul'00

    Oblix solution supports Active Directory