Virtual Server 2005 Review

CRN | Breaking News | Review: Microsoft Virtual Server 2005

Microsoft’s Virtual Server is an excellent tool for migrating legacy applications that run under previous versions of the Windows Server operating system. For example, an organization that deploys a Windows 2003 Server platform could use virtual machines to run legacy Windows NT 4.0 applications. Even legacy versions . . . → Read More: Virtual Server 2005 Review

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IIS Authentication Troubleshooting tool

Bink.nu | Major new IIS AuthenticationTroubleshooting Tool Candidate Release Available for Review
Microsoft has released to CR1 of AuthDiag, a new IIS troublshooting tool designed specifically to assist with troubleshooting authentication. This is no ordinary utility in that it can help wtih diagnosing problems with NTFS, privledges, invalid registry key permission, incorrect metabase properties, UNC properties, and more.

. . . → Read More: IIS Authentication Troubleshooting tool

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Windows 2003 Server SP1: December due date?

Bink.nu | Windows 2003 SP1 rtm December 8th
I was at a Windows 2003 64 extended session, there was told that the release is of Win2k3 64 extended was in sync with win2k3 sp1. The release roadmap for win2k3 64 is as follows.
CPP, customer preview program, started yesterday
RC September 15th
RTM December 8th

While I would hardly write this . . . → Read More: Windows 2003 Server SP1: December due date?

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Virtual Server 2005 – Download Beta for Free

Bink.nu | Microsoft Virtual Server 2005, Standard Edition, Release Candidate
Now available as a free download, the Virtual Server 2005 RC is the most cost-effective virtual machine solution designed for the Windows Server 2003 platform to increase operational efficiency in software test and development, legacy application migration, and server consolidation scenarios.

A release candidate is software still in . . . → Read More: Virtual Server 2005 – Download Beta for Free

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MIIS: Identity Management

Bink.nu | Identity Management Resources – Getting Started

One of the best things available to learn from is the scenarios; or walkthroughs; that are on the web and on the product CD. These scenarios are great walkthroughs of a number of MIIS features. The scenarios include information on how to setup and walkthrough the test . . . → Read More: MIIS: Identity Management

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HFNetChkPro more trouble than its worth with MS04-011 patch

I had 39 servers to patch today for a variety of patches, including MS04-011 patch. Fully aware of the mounting issues with that patch, we were still proceeding thinking the risk of not applying was greater than the possibility of problems. I was planning to use the old standby HFNetChkPro to fill the patch . . . → Read More: HFNetChkPro more trouble than its worth with MS04-011 patch

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Judging SQL server performance – how can you judge what to consolidate

myITforum.com : Most useful counters for SQL Server performance monitoring
This performance – tuning article is provided to inform database administrators on how to configure database server for maximum performance and help determine the cause of poor performance in a SQL Server environment. It also provides DBAs with guidance on how to use SQL Server and / . . . → Read More: Judging SQL server performance – how can you judge what to consolidate

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Servers being left behind in the browser wars?

Microsoft Monitor: IE Versions and Security Support
The company’s situation is common: The majority of its servers run Windows Server 2000 and so Internet Explorer 5.01, which is the version shipping with that operating system. For purposes of standardization and infrastructure consistency, the business runs IE 5.01 on most servers and IE 6.0 on the few servers . . . → Read More: Servers being left behind in the browser wars?

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If it's the second Tuesday of the month, it's PATCH DAY!!

Well just when you thought it was safe to let your patch tools cool down, Microsoft releases a truckload of new critical and important patches. Most of the patches replace previously released patches, like MS04-007, so if you haven’t gotten around to installing them, stop your testing and start testing that might actually fix the . . . → Read More: If it's the second Tuesday of the month, it's PATCH DAY!!

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Microsoft doing the right thing: IIS 6.0 Security

SecurityFocus: IIS 6.0 Security
The popularity of web servers as a prime target for crackers and worm writers around the globe made IIS a natural place for Microsoft to focus its Trustworthy Computing Initiative. As a result, IIS has been completely redesigned to be secure by default and secure by design. This article discusses the major default . . . → Read More: Microsoft doing the right thing: IIS 6.0 Security

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