July 2004 - Fine Point on Process Control

Plus, Kerberos Troubleshooting; rainbow cracks; server consolidation tools roundup, more.


Gaining Control Through Enterprise Process

How new policies and procedures can help you gain control over processes, ranging from patch management to topology changes.

Pack ‘Em Up, Move ‘Em Out

Migrating applications is far from easy—that’s why choosing the right tool is imperative.

Taming Kerberos

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.

Book Reviews

Fast, Easy Insight into Windows Server 2003

Insider Solutions is a smooth, well-crafted look at Windows 2003.

Exchange Server 2003: Just the Facts Ma'am

Delta Guides tell you only what's new

Product Reviews

A Day in the Wireless Playground

SMC has a full line of cards, bridges and routers.

Veritas Tackles Offsite Backup

Storage Replicator is a fine alternative to failover.

Barney's Rubble

Welcome to REDMOND (Magazine)!

Coming in October: More of the same, but more and better.

Boswell's Q&A

DHCP Roll Call

Scriptable method for obtaining a list of DHCP server names in a domain.

Log Jam

Use caution when setting log file limits; plus, some scripting books to check out.

Call Me Certifiable

A World of Unlimited Storage

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.

Editor's Desk

Editor for a Day: Greg Shields, Raytheon Company

Despite a resistant corporate culture, Greg and his colleagues developed a formalized change management process, which can even be adapted to smaller groups.

Marching Orders

Consolidate Servers Now—or Pay Forever!

Microsoft's claims notwithstanding, consolidation may be in your immediate future.

Mr. Script

Fancy Filework

Applying registration keys en masse via scripting.

Security Advisor

Rainbow Crack--Not a New Street Drug

You can roll your own (pardon the pun) cracks for Windows LM passwords.


Printer Location Tracking

O, printer, where art thou?

Tips and Tricks

DFS to the Rescue

The power of this simple, useful tool is more evident when used during server consolidations or migrations.

Windows Insider

Migration Wonderland

Before you tread the path to Exchange migration, here's a look at where that well-worn path leads.

Windows Tip Sheet

Are You Restrictive with Your Groups?

The miracle of Group Policy is that you can maintain tight reins on who has admin rights.

Lock Down Those Scripts!

Take care of this task throughout the company via this Active Directory trick.


IT Weekly Roundup, July 16

From the business wires this week: three new tools for ISA Server 2004, monitoring tools get updated, a freeware untombstoning tool and more.

New Beta for Old Windows Exam?

Microsoft to release beta version of 70-291 exam with questions relating to upcoming Windows XP SP2, say sources.

Weekly IT Roundup, July 9

New, updated software and hardware announcements of interest to MCPs, from the business wires.

IT Weekly Roundup, July 2

New, updated software and hardware, compiled from the business wire this week.

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