Network Management


Microsoft Issues Security Advisory for VPN Password Flaw

Microsoft issued Security Advisory 2743314 on Monday to warn users of two tools readily available that can be used to steal passwords from wireless networks and virtual private networks (VPNs).

Microsoft Echoes Security Issue

Microsoft released a security advisory this week warning about an issue that could cause VPN passwords to be stolen, thanks to the work of a couple of hackers.

Microsoft Rolls Out Free Script Repository for IT Pros

Microsoft yesterday unveiled a new Web portal that provides free scripts for IT professionals using Microsoft server products.

A Treatise on IT Fiefdoms

If you want to get the most out of Windows administration tools like Group Policy preferences (GPPs), you need to break down those walls.

Whither Security Training: When Education Trumps Technology

Your users might just be smart enough to handle security issues correctly -- with the right training.

MED-V Offers No Rx for Windows XP Migrations

Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V) won't help organizations escape Windows XP's expiring lifecycle support, a Microsoft blog post warned this week.

Unix and Linux Monitoring Pack for System Center 2012 Released

Microsoft last week released an updated monitoring pack for System Center 2012 providing Unix and Linux server reporting capabilities.

Microsoft Releases SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2

Microsoft today announced that SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 2 is available for download.

Always-On VPN Equals Always-On Security

The security of a home network wherever you go.

Windows Azure Active Directory Developer Preview Announced

Microsoft on Thursday announced additional progress in its latest preview release of Windows Azure Active Directory.

Report: Rising BYOD Trend To Bring Increased IT Costs

The bring-your-own-device phenomenon likely will increase IT support costs for organizations that try to secure and manage mobile devices.

Backup Gets Personal in Windows 8 With 'File History'

Microsoft described a new "File History" backup-and-restore feature for use with personal files in Windows 8.

Review: Inside Windows Server 2012

With a new file system, Features on Demand, and major improvements to storage, networking and clustering, the forthcoming server OS is a substantial move forward for Microsoft.

5-Minute How-To: Quick and Easy Web Servers with Windows PowerShell

A step-by-step guide to help you deploy IIS and default Web sites using PowerShell in less than five minutes!

Quick Guide: What's New in Windows Server 2012 Active Directory

Greg Shields lays out the new and improved features to look for in Windows Server 2012's Active Directory.

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