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The Magic of RPC over HTTP

If you have the latest and greatest from Microsoft—Windows Server 2003, Outlook 2003 and Exchange 2003—your users can get seamless remote access to e-mail.

The Long and Short of Stub Zones

Stub zones can beef up your DNS infrastructure. Here’s a practical guide to when and how to use them.

Be the Exchange Server

By trying to think like an Exchange Server, you can learn the ins and outs of the SMTP protocol.

Fine-Tuning Active Directory Access

Controlling who gets access to what in Active Directory means digging into the depths of AD. So grab a shovel and come along.

All About ADAM

Active Directory in Application Mode provides a way to have directory service functionality without needing a domain.

Zoom, Zoom, Zoom

Windows Server 2003 has a number of differences from Windows 2000 in how it handles DNS queries. They can speed up domain construction and troubleshooting, helping you squeeze more power out of your network.

Anthony's Tale

Anthony wanted to run Windows DNS on his company’s BIND network. It worked—until the intern came along.

Securing Wireless

Bill wraps up his three-part series on building a wireless infrastructure by discussing security protocols.

Empire of the Air: WEP and EAP

In this second in a series, explore Wired Equivalent Privacy and Extensive Authentication Protocol.

Empire of the Air

Imagine a datacenter without wires. The first of this three-part series lays the groundwork toward a wireless infrastructure.

Thump. Thump. Is This Thing On?

Analyzing network traces may not the most exciting task, but it can be the fastest way to get to the root of a problem.

Installation With RIS

In the last of his two-part series on Windows 2000 Server installations, Bill tackles the complexities of Remote Installation Services.