July 2004 - Fine Point on Process Control
Plus, Kerberos Troubleshooting; rainbow cracks; server consolidation tools roundup, more.
How new policies and procedures can help you gain control over processes, ranging from patch management to topology changes.
Migrating applications is far from easy—that’s why choosing the right tool is imperative.
If you’re using Windows 2000 Server or above, chances are you’re
also using Kerberos authentication. It’s time to get to know this
three-pronged protocol and learn how to troubleshoot it.
Insider Solutions is a smooth, well-crafted look at Windows 2003.
Delta Guides tell you only what's new
SMC has a full line of cards, bridges and routers.
Storage Replicator is a fine alternative to failover.
Coming in October: More of the same, but more and better.
Scriptable method for obtaining a list of DHCP server names in a domain.
Use caution when setting log file limits; plus, some scripting books to check out.
Call Me Certifiable
The creative, inner IT person in me can think of other ways to use that extra petabyte of storage we'll soon have at our disposal.
Despite a resistant corporate culture, Greg and his colleagues developed a formalized change management process, which can even be adapted to smaller groups.
Microsoft's claims notwithstanding, consolidation may be in your immediate future.
Applying registration keys en masse via scripting.
You can roll your own (pardon the pun) cracks for Windows LM passwords.
O, printer, where art thou?
Tips and Tricks
The power of this simple, useful tool is more evident when used during server consolidations or migrations.
Before you tread the path to Exchange migration, here's a look at where that well-worn path leads.
Windows Tip Sheet
The miracle of Group Policy is that you can maintain tight reins on who has admin rights.
Take care of this task throughout the company via this Active Directory trick.
From the business wires this week: three new tools for ISA Server 2004, monitoring tools get updated, a freeware untombstoning tool and more.
Microsoft to release beta version of 70-291 exam with questions relating to upcoming Windows XP SP2, say sources.
New, updated software and hardware announcements of interest to MCPs, from the business wires.
New, updated software and hardware, compiled from the business wire this week.