Windows client management

  • November 15, 2001 15 Nov'01

    Got a complete privacy policy? Think again.

    Corporate privacy policies need to cover a variety of avenues in today's Internet Age. However, the government does not detail privacy in one succinct law. Instead, it is spread about in the Bill of Rights and other statutes. So, ...

  • November 14, 2001 14 Nov'01

    Dos and don'ts of choosing, managing clusters

    Do you expect a cluster to do something it can't? Cluster technology expert David Flawn reveals the misconceptions about the capabilities of clusters and offers tips for effective cluster deployment.

  • November 13, 2001 13 Nov'01

    Look before you leap into Web services

    Web services' promise of publishing applications on the Web for users of many types of devices and users to use is appealing. Even so, businesses should look before they leap on the bandwagon, says SplitFire Technologies CEO Thomas Kelly.

  • November 08, 2001 08 Nov'01

    Dos and don'ts for Microsoft Systems Management Server 2.0 implementation

    The "no pain, no gain" principle doesn't have to apply to deploying and using Microsoft's Systems Management Server 2.0, said Microsoft SMS expert Bill Anderson. Here are his tips for pain-free implementations.

  • November 05, 2001 05 Nov'01

    Ending cross-platform installation disasters

    Installation is the user's first experience with a software program. It's often his first horror story, too. Find out why software developers create faulty installers and how not to botch installations in cross-platform environments.

  • November 05, 2001 05 Nov'01

    BMC Patrol now monitors Unix, Linux

    BMC Software's Patrol product line has been extended to Unix, Linux and Windows servers. Monitoring and management will be automated with Patrol for Unix and Patrol for Microsoft Windows Servers. BMC's Carl Coken spoke to searchWindowsManageability ...

  • October 31, 2001 31 Oct'01

    Network logon security dos and don'ts

    Don't let logon policy weaknesses get your network down. Find out the "dos and don'ts" to logon password policy success from three searchWindowsManageability experts.

  • October 30, 2001 30 Oct'01

    Cluster management dos and don'ts

    Poor management of such tasks as assigning user names, creating configurations, and installing applications can derail cluster efficiency. A cluster management expert offers dos and don'ts that can prevent cluster management headaches.

  • October 22, 2001 22 Oct'01

    Quest's ActiveRoles update tackles Group Policy

    New automation and reporting technologies from Irvine, CA-based Quest Software promise to eliminate the drudgery of manual Windows 2000 Active Directory Group Policy management tasks.

  • October 12, 2001 12 Oct'01

    When's it best to move to Active Directory?

    The short answer is you are probably a good candidate if you are planning to run Exchange 2000, have outgrown your NT domains and possess good data on users. But there is really no magic formula when it comes to making the move to Active Directory....

  • October 09, 2001 09 Oct'01

    Performance management dos and don'ts

    SearchWindowsManageability spoke to Diane Hagglund, director of product marketing for performance management tool vendor Mercury Interactive. Here you'll find her advice on monitoring Web site performance and performance management tools.

  • October 03, 2001 03 Oct'01

    MEC 2001: Cluster luster

    Pick a cluster, any cluster! Microsoft gives you three choices to maximize performance and minimize cost.

  • September 28, 2001 28 Sep'01

    MEC 2001: Let's do it

    Microsoft Exchange Conference 2001 is a go in Orlando. Here's a preview of what to expect from their conference and our coverage.

  • September 26, 2001 26 Sep'01

    How to run your favorite Windows applications on Linux

    Though use of Windows emulators, you can run Linux and still use Windows apps, like Microsoft Office and Lotus Notes. Jim Graham, CTO of CodeWeavers, Inc., offers some advice on choosing an emulator and setting it up.

  • September 26, 2001 26 Sep'01

    Nimda: Setting a sinister standard?

    The nightmarish Nimda and the worms that are sure to follow in its squirmsteps will look for new ways to catch you with your pants down. SearchWin2000 is trying to fit you with a good "belt" to keep your trousers up.

  • September 26, 2001 26 Sep'01

    Disaster recovery guidelines

    Data has to be backed up before it can even be recovered, right? But, how do you ensure that your backup procedures are even succesful? Here are some tips from the storage software company, Bocada, Inc.'s CEO Mark Silverman and Legato Systems' ...

  • September 19, 2001 19 Sep'01

    Exact end-user info speeds problem resolution

    Performance management tools are evolving to provide more detailed and powerful information. Find out how one works at Gelco Information Network, which relies heavily on its Web sites' 24x7 uptime for sucessful business transactions. ...

  • September 12, 2001 12 Sep'01

    Best practices make NAS deployment a snap

    To help managers be more effective in their NAS studies and planning, searchWindowsManageability asked some storage experts to offer some NAS do's and don'ts.

  • August 23, 2001 23 Aug'01

    Real-time alerts simplify communication

    NetLert Communications' Nerlert, a made-for-businesses instant messenging product, works behind firewalls to ensure that information discussed remains secure. Construction company MB Haynes also uses it to notify employees when backup procedures ...

  • August 22, 2001 22 Aug'01

    New technologies simplify asset management

    In an era when IT budgets are being cut to the quick, IT managers have to quickly adopt practices and technologies that improve performance and increase profitability. In this searchWindowsManageability interview, asset management technology expert ...

  • August 17, 2001 17 Aug'01

    Track your assets efficiently with Solomon

    In this case study, an automotive manufacturer's success in reducing inventory costs with Solomon software leads to Solomon-izing all financial processes.

  • August 07, 2001 07 Aug'01

    Need tips for better disk management?

    Disk management is a daunting task in today's heterogeneous enterprise environment. Experts from VERITAS explain why disk storage is so hard to control and how to use new technologies and good business practices to harness the beast.

  • July 27, 2001 27 Jul'01

    Alleviate help desk stress

    Designed to increase help desk productivity, Altiris' new Helpdesk Solution software enables help desk reps -- even those working offsite -- to identify, prioritize, and deliver answers to users without even speaking to them in person. The web-based...

  • July 26, 2001 26 Jul'01

    Real-time disk I/O sightings for real-time savings

    IT managers are always eager to get their hands on specific files' performance numbers. Having the ability to see the actual I/O of files on the network helps them improve system performance and increase scalability, and in return, ease storage ...

  • July 19, 2001 19 Jul'01

    Take the fear factor out of AD deployment

    You'll need to put your organization's sharpest minds and smoothest diplomats on your Active Directory deployment team. A NetIQ expert offers do's and don'ts for migrating to AD.

  • July 12, 2001 12 Jul'01

    Monitoring tool is budget-friendly

    Arcana Development's Appmon monitoring and alerting tool helps administrators of smaller companies spend less time literally watching their servers to see when problems develop. It is geared toward smaller companies' system monitoring needs, and ...

  • July 05, 2001 05 Jul'01

    You can have it all -- Macs and PCs on one network

    Group Logic's ExtremeZ-IP allows a mixed Macintosh and PC network to exist by harnessing the TCP/IP protocol. The Marion County, FL, school district has benefitted from the technology, and, in effect, has saved time and money by not needing to ...

  • June 29, 2001 29 Jun'01

    Stopping e-mail traffic jams

    Persistent e-mail performance slowdowns plagued Eden Prairie, MN-based ADC, the Broadband Company, until a beta test provided a great traffic cop.

  • June 21, 2001 21 Jun'01

    Windows holds no monopoly on mail server challenges

    Every breed of e-mail server experiences the same inherent challenges when it comes to management, according to three Ipswitch, Inc. executives. Spam, message storing, managing user databases and security were the hot topics discussed recently by ...

  • January 24, 2001 24 Jan'01

    Quick Takes: Security, solutions and support

  • January 05, 2001 05 Jan'01

    Quick Takes: SOAPdish

  • December 29, 2000 29 Dec'00

    No IT Grinch this holiday season

  • November 16, 2000 16 Nov'00

    Quick Takes: Taking panes for Windows

  • October 24, 2000 24 Oct'00

    Quotes from the floor: Attendees of MS TechNet give Solaris the edge over Windows

  • May 04, 2000 04 May'00

    Active Directory: Is this what network managers have been waiting for?

  • March 29, 2000 29 Mar'00

    Auditing Windows NT

    Attendee Description: Systems managers, security administrators, information system auditors