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Installation Automation

Installing a server is usually boring and time-consuming. Using scripts may not alleviate the boredom, but it will free you up for more interesting tasks.

A Real-World Upgrade

In the non-Microsoft-exam world, there are serious budget constraints, manpower shortages and management conflicts over upgrading.

Mementos of Windows 2000

What would you need to know about Win2K if you were struck with reverse amnesia? Confused? Read on…

Getting Carded

Smart cards can dramatically enhance your organization’s security. Here’s what you need to know.

Simplify Resource Navigation With Dfs

The Distributed file system (Dfs), when properly implemented, can help your users get where they want to go. But its usefulness doesn’t stop there.

The 64-Bit Question

Itanium servers, which utilize 64-bit architecture, are ready for the datacenter. This guide can help you decide whether your company should consider adding these high-muscle machines.

A Grand Schema

The Schema controls how Active Directory operates. Here’s how it works and what’s new in Windows .NET.

Crossing the Great Divide

Keep your hair from turning gray by understanding how Active Directory access works between domains.

EFS: Handle with Care

The Encrypting File System, while serving a need, can also cause big headaches—especially with the XP implementation. Here’s how to do it right.

Family Inheritance

Knowing how NTFS passes down file access attributes would have helped one systems administrator avoid exile to the basement. It could do the same for you.

Hollow Man

Knowing how and when to use null sessions, those invisible connections, can get you out of—or into—trouble.

The Beauty of the MMC

The Microsoft Management Console—with its handy snap-ins—makes Windows 2000 management a breeze.