Public Folders in Microsoft Exchange Server can truely mean the difference between driving a beat down car from 1994 or cruising around in an Audi S4 like Carlos does. When used right your company can benefit greatly. When used wrong you'll need tools like PFDAVAdmin to save your behind.
The Microsoft Windows Server Division Weblog reports the availability of the August 2006 Community Technology Preview (also known as a CTP) to MSDN and Technet subscribers.
On the second Tuesday of the month Microsoft introduces updates for it's products. As a system administrator you might keep distance from it the first week because of all the bad things that could happen to your systems. When you have changed permissions on the WinNT and Windows directories of your servers and workstations this should … Continue reading "Changed permissions on your %windir%"
Migrating a File server is not a difficult task, but for some reason people think this is impossible within a production environment without impact and without cost. With Microsoft's File Server Migration Toolkit migration is a breeze, but it may not be the tool you want to use. I'll explain how to use the File Server Migration … Continue reading "File Server Migration Toolkit"
Microsoft Windows Vista comes with a complete new way of implementing Group Policy settings, a new lay-out for Group Policy settings and even complete new Group Policy settings. Windows Server "Longhorn" adds even more bling to your Group Policies!
According to rumours by Paul Thurrott (and others) you can find Microsoft Windows Vista Release Candidate 1 (RC1) build 5536 on the Microsoft Connect website. This is however a Pre-RC1 build of Microsoft Windows Vista as announced by the Microsoft Windows Vista Team Blog. It is however the 'escrow' build, which means we will be seeing Microsoft … Continue reading "Hang on to your seats! (Vista RC1 Build 5600)"
As some of you might already have read Microsoft will stop delivering updates to SUS servers on wednesday December 6, 2006 This effectively gives it's administrators exactly six days to get their act together for patch tuesday on December 12, 2006.
With the release of Microsoft Windows XP Microsoft introduced a feature called ‘Remote Assistance’. Microsoft described this feature as the means to invite a person on another Microsoft Windows XP box to your Microsoft Windows XP box. You could use MSN Messenger, Windows Messenger or e-mail to send the invites. Although this is a nice … Continue reading "Unsolicited Remote Assistance"
Way back on August 12, 1981 IBM released the first Personal Computer (PC). It could have been a festive week for Hardware vendors last week. Some claim it wasn't… especially not for Dell, but I'm not so sure how to look at this week. Let me share my views on it.
After Carlos Magalhaes blogged about the way the DisplayName is automatically formatted in the Active Directory Users and Computers MMC Snap-in (dsa.msc or ADUC as Carlos refers to it) for new users I remembered the time a customer of mine wanted to have the Display names in de Global Address List (GAL) within Microsoft Exchange … Continue reading "ADModify .net"