Windows systems and network management

  • December 09, 2002 09 Dec'02

    Tech seminar: Coping with Active Directory's shortcomings

    Speakers and IT pros at a technical confab point out Active Directory's numerous management and security problems and ways to handle them.

  • November 25, 2002 25 Nov'02

    New tool fills gaps left by SMS 2.0

    A man who knows Systems Management Server inside and out is throwing IT admins a bone. Well, actually it's a tool that fills a void in SMS 2.0 -- a void some people can't wait for Microsoft to fill.

  • November 13, 2002 13 Nov'02

    Microsoft on collision course with Sun and Novell for directory market

    AD/AM -- it's not a radio station. It's a technology that has created a sequel to the Microsoft/Novell saga. This time around, Gates and company have come for Novell's directory business and have also charted a new collision course with another old ...

  • July 22, 2002 22 Jul'02

    IT Pro file: Mark Crawford, network design specialist

    Some people are just born to live in a data center. Mark Crawford and computers have always been on the same wavelength. Being an IT guy "came naturally to me," he said. Meet IT pro Mark Crawford, who shares an IT problem-solving story and his IT ...

  • July 22, 2002 22 Jul'02

    IT Pro Mark Crawford's management dos and don'ts

    Mark Crawford shares the following tips he has collected as a network support specialist.

  • July 01, 2002 01 Jul'02

    Putting Active Directory in place dos & don'ts

    You've sweated your way through a migration to Win2k and Active Directory. Now what do you do with this new and different directory? To get the full benefits of AD, IT managers must take an organized approach to deployment and management.

  • June 24, 2002 24 Jun'02

    Dos and don'ts: Rejuvenate your desktop infrastructure

    Don't rush to overhaul your client-server infrastructure if it isn't performing the way you want. There's life in the old infrastructure, if you manage it wisely.

  • June 20, 2002 20 Jun'02

    Kicking the Windows habit: eDirectory vs. Active Directory

    Novell Inc. is best known for its network operating system, Netware and its directory services. Its LDAP directory service, eDirectory, runs on several platforms including Netware, Linux and Unix. Novell was one of the most visible victims of ...

  • June 11, 2002 11 Jun'02

    Marry Exchange 2000 and Active Directory for maximum performance, part 1

    Figuring out your Exchange 2000 design is an integral part of deploying Active Directory correctly. An Active Directory expert discusses design options in this SearchWindowsManageability exclusive two-parter.

  • March 07, 2002 07 Mar'02

    Credit union clears up configuration woes with Configuration Auditor

    Find out how one IT manager discovered a way to scrap manual monitoring processes.

  • November 27, 2001 27 Nov'01

    CNET gives a voice to voice over Internet Protocol

    CNET Networks, Inc. implemented VoIP technology to take the place of its aging telephone system. The technology integrates the company's desktops with Microsoft Outlook and now communication between CNET's various locations is easier.

  • November 08, 2001 08 Nov'01

    Ten Active Directory migration dos and don'ts

    Aelita Software's CEO gave searchWindowsManageability some tips to migrating from Windows NT and Exchange 5.5 to their successors, Windows 2000 and Exchange 2000.

  • October 17, 2001 17 Oct'01

    Managing networks while you're away

    Solving network problems without having to rush into the office used to be a dream, but no more. Kesem Technology's Adam Solomon sheds light on wireless remote management technology--and how it can help you.

  • October 16, 2001 16 Oct'01

    Group Policy wizards discover a new trick

    Two IT managers at an online trading company didn't know how Group Policy management could be such a snap until they came across FAZAM 2000. Group Policy is a somewhat tricky feature of Active Directory for Windows 2000 to master. The pair, however,...

  • October 03, 2001 03 Oct'01

    Active Directory deployment dos and don'ts

    Implement a poor Active Directory design, and your organization will feel a lot of pain as you change it. An AD deployment expert offers a planning guide that can help you avoid that pain.