Windows systems and network management

  • June 26, 2006 26 Jun'06

    Microsoft's big IP telephony play

    Microsoft has big plans for unified messaging, using Office as the communications hub. But its reliance on partners and existing customer prejudices may cause users to hold off adoption for years.

  • June 20, 2006 20 Jun'06

    Foreign security principals and the Active Direcory architecture

    This is the third of eight articles by contributor Dean Wells that dissect the Active Directory architecture. This article will further explain how foreign security principals and the Infrastructure Master are critical to the AD architecture.

  • June 15, 2006 15 Jun'06

    Security Bytes: Vista under the hackers' microscope

    Microsoft will show off Vista security at the upcoming Black Hat confab. Meanwhile, RSA's stock option grants are under scrutiny and a report shows spyware on the rise.

  • June 08, 2006 08 Jun'06

    The Infrastructure Master and its role in the Active Directory architecture

    Dean Wells delves into the Active Directory technologies related to the Infrastructure Master and how knowledge of these components assists in the design, implementation and troubleshooting of an Active Directory network.

  • April 25, 2006 25 Apr'06

    All-in-One-Guide: Active Directory backup and recovery

    Ensure that your Active Directory network remains intact -- even when the worst happens -- with this collection of tips and advice.

  • April 20, 2006 20 Apr'06

    Learning Guide: Scripting

    Scripting is simpler than it looks and can save you substantial time and effort. This guide offers tips, articles and advice on some basic scripting concepts.

  • April 06, 2006 06 Apr'06

    Learning Guide: Systems Management Tools

    We've updated our collection of tips, advice and Web resources that can help you get a handle on the many administrative tasks that fall under the heading of systems management.

  • March 27, 2006 27 Mar'06

    Windows Vista doubles Group Policy's potential

    The next version of Windows doubles the number of Group Policy settings from roughly 1,500 to about 3,000. Most of them are security related.

  • February 22, 2006 22 Feb'06

    Backup basics: Words to know

    For all network administrators, finding a solid data backup and recovery plan is essential. Here are 11 basic backup terms that every administrator needs to know.

  • February 22, 2006 22 Feb'06

    Fast Guide: Troubleshooting SCSI

    This series of tips takes a look at troubleshooting SCSI. The tips cover connectivity problems, SCSI terminators, IDs and cabling -- the four major trouble spots for SCSI.

  • January 11, 2006 11 Jan'06

    Microsoft has big plans for mail migration

    Microsoft is prepping 'Red Bull,' a refashioned suite of migration tools, to get users to migrate off of Domino and Groupwise and onto Exchange Server 2003.

  • December 27, 2005 27 Dec'05

    Windows hardware trends for 2006

    Here's what analysts have to say about how virtualization technologies, dual-core chips and blade servers will impact Windows shops in 2006.

  • December 15, 2005 15 Dec'05

    Windows security: Is it weak?

    The security levels of Microsoft operating systems has been questioned by many IT pros. Expert Derek Melber runs down which areas to make sure are secure under a Windows installation base.

  • December 06, 2005 06 Dec'05

    Ask Microsoft: Stuck in Windows Update loop

    Microsoft's Brian Keogh offers advice for a user stuck in a loop -- his Windows 2003 Server is reporting an update available over and over again.

  • November 14, 2005 14 Nov'05

    Scripts that connect to remote computers

    You can save substantial time by running a script that connects to remote computers by name or as part of an Active Directory domain. This month's scripting column explains how.