Windows systems and network management

  • August 25, 2004 25 Aug'04

    Chapter introduction: Establishing Active Directory security

    This excerpt from "Administrator shortcut guide to Active Directory security" explains the benefits of gaining a firm grasp of AD security settings.

  • August 16, 2004 16 Aug'04

    Ask the Expert spotlight: Active Directory

    Ease the pain of your Windows 2000 migration and learn how to make the most of your Active Directory. AD expert Paul Hinsberg has the Rx for Win2k implementation and management headaches.

  • August 11, 2004 11 Aug'04

    Disable EFS

    This excerpt from Chapter 1 of Roberta Bragg's "Hardening Windows systems" explains why you should disable EFS if you don't have a policy in place to manage it.

  • June 22, 2004 22 Jun'04

    Task force to tackle Group Policy standards

    Ten vendors have banded together to create interoperable methods of harnessing the power of Microsoft's change and configuration technology.

  • April 19, 2004 19 Apr'04

    Look before you leap: A lesson in OS migration

    IT analysts at Boston-based Partners Healthcare System shared their insights with on a recent internal study about how and when it will migrate from Windows 2000.

  • April 07, 2004 07 Apr'04

    Microsoft customer feedback loop envisioned

    The head of Microsoft's online resources unit says users will soon have a direct link to Redmond's product-development teams.

  • January 22, 2004 22 Jan'04

    Office 2003's new tricks a challenge for admins

    Office 2003 has a lot of nifty new features. Are they worth the upgrade? The answer is yes and no. Yes, if you're looking for greater collaboration and an interface that can link users to various business processes. No, if you don't have staffers ...

  • January 12, 2004 12 Jan'04

    ScriptLogic gets AD expertise with Small Wonders deal

    ScriptLogic has acquired Small Wonders Software, a maker of software designed to assist IT administrators with Windows Server and Active Directory installations. One expert says there's little wonder about what ScriptLogic hopes to get from buying ...

  • June 12, 2003 12 Jun'03

    KIA Quiz #38: The ties that bind

    KIA Quiz #38: The ties that bind

  • March 17, 2003 17 Mar'03

    Microsoft to map out autonomic computing strategy

    At this week's Microsoft Management Summit, Redmond will go public with the details of its Dynamic Systems Initiative, which will eventually spread autonomic computing to every part of the Windows empire.

  • March 10, 2003 10 Mar'03

    Remote management tools can save support time

    A bank CTO no longer has to drive around Colorado tending to workstations, and a help desk technician at a Canadian hospital crosses her fingers for similar results.

  • February 10, 2003 10 Feb'03

    Early bird vendors beating MS to software-tracking worm

    If you don't want to wait for Microsoft's SMS 2003 to hit the market this fall, then don't. There's a raft of applications available now that can track software licenses and usage.

  • February 03, 2003 03 Feb'03

    Dos and don'ts of Active Directory migrations, part 2

    Laura E. Hunter,'s resident expert on network management, provides tips for an Active Directory rollout.

  • December 12, 2002 12 Dec'02

    8. Tips on group policy management

    The no. 8 Ask the Expert question of the year, based on page views.

  • December 12, 2002 12 Dec'02

    2. Preventing users from installing software

    The no. 2 Ask the Expert question of 2002, based on page views.