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April, 2005

  • WPA2 Support in Windows XP with Service Pack 2 Now Available

    The IEEE 802.11i standard formally replaces Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) and the other security features of the original IEEE 802.11 standard. WPA2™ (Wi-Fi Protected Access 2) is a product certification available through the Wi-Fi Alliance that certifies...
  • Scripting Trilogy: Inventorying Windows XP Service Packs

    As the long awaited Episode 3 of Star Wars is about to hit theaters, Doctor Scripto beat out George Lucas in coming out with his version of the trilogy - scripting article trilogy, that is. Hey, don't put aside reading the articles for another day...it...
  • To Be Wireless or not to be Wireless...That Is the Question

    Have you ever wondered what the behavior would be like for an active wireless laptop to be physically connected to the network through a wired network cable? That's what TechNet's The Cable Guy describes in his April 2005 article . His article describes...
  • Revamped Troubleshooting and Support Page on TechNet

    The revamped Troubleshooting & Support page on TechNet launched today, April 26. This is one of the most highly trafficked pages on TechNet, and is a key portal page to online and offline troubleshooting resources. The page provides the following...
  • Take the Script Center with You on the Road

    Need all the sample scripts (approximately 300 - 400 of them - at the time of this posting) on your local system without an Internet connection? No need to fear -- a Portable Script Center is here (actually, it has been there for a few years now). Download...
  • Build Your Own TechNet Script Center!

    If you’ve ever wanted your own personalized Script Center; well, here’s your chance. Download the Do-It-Yourself Script Center Kit , and you’ll get all of the following: A Microsoft Access database containing all the scripts found in the Script...
  • MMS 2005 - Last Day

    Day 5 (last day) of Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) 2005 did not start out with a keynote address, BUT it gave the attendees one last time to play with the enterprise management products, and consume one last bit of technical information. Overall...
  • MMS 2005 - Day 4 Highlights

    Day 4 of Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) 2005 started out with a keynote address by Ron Markezich , CIO of Microsoft Corporation. He began his talk describing his IT organization, and his four key objectives: 1. Be Microsoft's first and best customer...
  • Did You Know About the TechNet Technical Columns?

    Many of you know that TechNet Online hosts many of the large prescriptive documentation, solutions guides, Script Center , Product Tech Centers, IT Events & Webcasts , Virtual Labs , and the IT Security Center (to name a few). However, did you know...
  • MMS 2005 - Day 3 Highlights

    Day 3 of Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) 2005 started out with a keynote address by Steve Ballmer , CEO of Microsoft Corporation. His speech began by first apologizing for last year's MMS. He was not able to make it as planned due to a critical meeting...
  • MMS 2005 - Day 2 Highlights

    Day 2 of Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) 2005 started out with a keynote address by Kirill Tatarinov , Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Enterprise Management Division. He went over the success of MOM and SMS, and was excited to see how DSI is evolving...
  • Microsoft Management Summit Begins with a Bang

    This year's Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) began on Monday, April 18, with 21 of 22 hands-on sessions in full capacity. Many attendees were eager to get their hands whet on SMS, MOM, WSUS, Virtual Server, Data Protection Server, Group Policy, mobile...
  • TechNet's Professor Windows Gives You a Sneak Preview of How Log Parser 2.2 Works

    On April 27, 2005, a guest lecturer for Professor Windows will show you how the Log Parser works, specifically Version 2.2 , which was released in January 19, 2005. The guest lecturer is none other than Gabriele Giuseppini, the creator of the tool. As...