Windows client management

  • October 20, 2003 20 Oct'03

    Startup offers new way to manage, protect public PCs

    A Utah startup last week released software that could give IT administrators a new way to manage publicly used PCs, which can be easy targets for viruses and misuse.

  • October 17, 2003 17 Oct'03

    Blame hackers, not Redmond, for cyberattacks

    Editor's note: Who's the real villain when it comes to security vulnerabilities in Windows? Not Microsoft, argues editorial advisory board member Larry Duncan. In a scathing rebuttal to news editor John Hogan's recent ...

  • October 15, 2003 15 Oct'03

    Critical Windows, Exchange alerts issued

    Microsoft issued five critical alerts today, four for Windows and one for Exchange 2000 Server.

  • October 09, 2003 09 Oct'03

    Group Policy may ease Active Directory pain

    Setting up Microsoft's Active Directory can be a pain, but a few of the features in Active Directory Group Policy for Windows Server 2003 may help lessen some of those pain points.

  • October 09, 2003 09 Oct'03

    Ballmer lays out Windows security plan

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on Thursday mapped out a broad plan he said would help to make the Windows platform more secure against attacks. Ballmer made his comments before an audience of Microsoft partners in New Orleans.

  • October 07, 2003 07 Oct'03

    Mark Minasi Q&A: Is WinServer 2003 ready for business?

    If NT is truly headed for IT oblivion, what's the next step for the Windows enterprise? Read Mark Minasi's answers to member questions on third-party support, licensing and feature bloat leftover from his webcast, NT 4.0 -- Hold 'em or fold 'em.

  • October 06, 2003 06 Oct'03

    Letters to the Editor: Product release datesWaiting for Godot or media hype?

    When you first read about software release dates, do you roll your eyes? We asked members to tell us if product release dates were important and the response was overwhelming. Here are our favorites.

  • October 06, 2003 06 Oct'03

    IT product release dates annoy, bore users

    Administrators who rush out to buy software on product release dates can count themselves in the minority, according to a new survey. But while many say such release dates are artificial milestones, some find them helpful as IT planning guides.

  • October 03, 2003 03 Oct'03

    Who's afraid of Microsoft?

    The fallout -- and intrigue -- generated by a research report critical of Microsoft continues. While not exactly the Pentagon Papers, a high-tech trade group's scathing indictment of Windows cost the lead author his job and created an industry buzz ...

  • October 02, 2003 02 Oct'03

    Sage says MS Datacenter was wise choice

    Sage Telecom is a new-enough company not to be saddled with legacy systems so, with a wide-open choice for a data center operating system, it opted for Microsoft's Datacenter Server.

  • October 02, 2003 02 Oct'03

    Windows tool set allows workgroup collaboration

    Windows Server 2003 features a little-publicized set of collaboration tools that enables users to set up a team Web site for a workgroup and allows those workgroup members to publish information on that site.

  • September 30, 2003 30 Sep'03

    Massachusetts budget czar bullish on open-source

    Massachusetts' top budget official says he wants the state to become a leader in government IT practices. To demonstrate its commitment, the Bay State will give top consideration to open-source software and standards whenever possible, said Eric ...

  • September 26, 2003 26 Sep'03

    Microsoft competitors not gloating over lawsuit loss

    When Microsoft stumbles, there's usually a legion of competitors standing by to gloat. That's decidedly not the case in the wake of a $521 million judgment against Microsoft over a Web browser patent. The collective response has been more like, "...

  • September 24, 2003 24 Sep'03

    Beta for SUS 2.0 on hold for now

    The beta trial for Microsoft's Software Update Services 2.0 has been briefly delayed. In an e-mail to customers, Microsoft offered some hints about its plans for the Windows patch management application.

  • September 24, 2003 24 Sep'03

    Expert: Good security tools 10 years away

    IT security staff need to learn how to batten down the hatches more quickly, because it doesn't look like software security will get better anytime soon, one security expert warns.