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A Brief History of Microsoft Windows
Aug 3, 2009
Michael Miller is your tour guide for 25 years of Windows: from Windows 1.0 to Windows 7.
A Complete Deployment Image
Dec 13, 2000
Windows 2000 deployment expert Jeffrey Ferris shows you how to combine a computer-naming script with NETSET.EXE and a network configuration script to completely deploy a Windows 2000 Professional workstation using a disk-imaging utility and SYSPREP.
A Few Active Directory Basics
Jul 24, 2000
Active Directory is one of the most talked-about new features of Windows 2000. There are a number of new issues to consider when planning deployment of this new directory services architecture, and there are even more new terms to learn.
A File as Seen from WMI
Oct 26, 2001
In this article, Matthew Lavy gives a simple taste of the world of WMI by showing how you can use it to investigate and manipulate a file in an NTFS filesystem.
A General Kernel Call Interface
Jul 30, 2001
In this excerpt from Undocumented Windows 2000 Secrets: A Programmer's Cookbook, Windows programming expert Sven Schreiber discusses kernel-mode functions.
A Guided Tour of the Common Information Model Repository
Jan 10, 2003
This sample chapter examines the classes and associations that hold the elements of most interest to users of WMI.
A Roadmap to Samba Development
Oct 1, 2000
Samba 2.2.0 is coming soon! Samba expert Jerry Carter walks you through the functionality and features of this new release.
Accessing Windows Terminal Server Through a Firewall
Apr 19, 2002
Ted Harwood shows you how to setup access to your Windows NT 4.0 or 2000 Terminal Servers through a firewall in this article.
Active Directory Schema
Mar 29, 2002
This sample chapter from Inside Active Directory: A System Administrator's Guide describes the Active Directory data model and the way in which the rules of the schema enforce it.
Active Directory Site Replication Tips
May 25, 2001
Active Directory expert Curt Simmons discusses tips for managing Active Directory site replication.
Administering IIS Programmatically
May 11, 2001
In Microsoft IIS, you'll find tools that help you administer services using scripts or applications. In this chapter, Gerry O'Brien examines the possibilities of administering IIS through .asp script code.
Administering Windows 2000 Professional Resources
Aug 9, 2002
Review the administration topics covered in the Implementing and Conducting Administration of Resources section of Microsoft's Windows 2000 Professional exam (70-210).
ADSI Scripting, Part 2
Oct 4, 2000
In the sixth installment of our seven-part series on scripting in Windows 2000 Active Directory, we will add users to groups using ADSI.
Analyzing, Configuring, and Monitoring Windows NT 4.0 Security
Apr 5, 2002
A wide variety of advanced topics from MCSE Exam 70-244 are covered in this article. The concept that binds them all together is that of security.
Anatomy Of A Hackโ€”The Rise And Fall Of Your Network
Jul 1, 2005
There are myriad ways that a network can be compromised, and an administrator needs to be aware of them all (and anticipate new ways coming around the corner). This chapter will not to show how to attack something, but show how attackers take advantage of your mistakes. This will enable you to protect your network by avoiding the pitfalls attackers use.
Anyone But Microsoft
Feb 8, 2002
For a small but growing sector of the PC marketplace, seeking alternatives to Microsoft operating systems and software has become something of a Holy Grail. Columnist and author Ed Tittel will examine some of the options available, including some compromise approaches, as he explains necessary pieces and parts.
Authentication Auditing in Windows 2000
Jul 29, 2005
Authentication auditing is an essential part of protecting your Windows computers from intrusion. The big problem in Windows auditing is trying to understand what's going on, without drowning in a flood of irrelevant or useless information. If you let it do so, Windows will bury you in event notifications. Figuring out what's going on from those notifications can be a real chore. Rick Cook provides specific suggestions to start making your auditing process more informative.
Basic Vim Editing
Aug 6, 2001
In this article, Vim expert Steve Oualline shows you the basic set of 10 Vim commands you need to get started editing. You also learn the four basic movement commands: how to insert and delete text, how to get help, and how to exit the editor.
Basic Virtual Private Network Deployment
Jan 19, 2001
Substantial interest in VPN has been created by concerns for privacy and data protection. You, the administrator must be aware of security concepts and network designs, and yet, customers require flexible network environments that will satisfy the needs ...
Changing Windows Administrator Passwords Across The Enterprise: Automate The Gosh-Durned Process
Aug 19, 2005
When the word comes down that every Windows Admin password in the company has to be changed, life can get ugly for the IT department. Lynn Greiner shows you how to automate the process, so that you don't have to walk from one computer, to another, to another.

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