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  • Blog Post: LIVE: October 2005 IIS Insider Article

    Read the October 2005 IIS Insider column on TechNet, which covers the following topics: Populating the “Logon_User” Server Variable SQL Server - IIS Connections in a Workgroup Using Forms Authentication to Protect Files Any comments/feedback? Let us know . For a...
  • Blog Post: 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 how computers running Microsoft Windows XP or...
  • Blog Post: As Technology Matures, a NAP is not the Same

    Let's get the record straight -- NAP is not the same as NAQC. And you look at the acronym, and say, "Duh!" Network Access Protection (NAP) platform is not the same as Network Access Quarantine Control (NAQC), which is a capability provided with Windows Server 2003 to provide additional protection...
  • Blog Post: 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 you may know, Version 2.0 was the first version available...
  • Blog Post: LIVE: July 2005 IIS Insider on TechNet

    This month's IIS Insider article is now available for viewing on TechNet. Here are the breakdown of topics: Changing Attributes of the Root Partition for a Mounted Volume Centralizing Log Management to Reduce Data Mining with IIS 6.0 Troubleshooting ASP.NET Page Output Caching
  • Blog Post: 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's just as entertaining, while you learn a few tips...
  • Blog Post: LIVE: October 2005 The Cable Guy Article

    October 2005 - Changes to IPv6 in Windows Vista and Windows Server "Longhorn" Read the October 2005 article as it describes the new features for IPv6 and the Teredo IPv6 transition technology in the Next Generation TCP/IP stack. Any comments? Let us know . For a list of previous articles, click...
  • Blog Post: Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2) Data Encryption and Integrity

    The August edition of The Cable Guy article describes the details of the WPA2 implementation of AES CCMP for encryption, decryption, and data integrity validation of 802.11 wireless frames. Check it out.
  • Blog Post: LIVE: December 2005 IIS Insider Article

    IIS Insider is a monthly column designed to answer your questions on how to troubleshoot and make the most of Microsoft Internet Information Services. December's column is written by an IIS MVP Bernard Cheah . The topics discussed in the columns are as follows: Understanding IIS...
  • Blog Post: Scripting Eye for the GUI Guy - 3rd Edition

    You've got to check out the third edition of this scripting column! Not only does he provide lots of useful information for script writers, but he has some clothing fashion sense in him too (check out the jpeg). In the latest installment, the GUI Guy explores the mysteries of Wbemtest.exe, explaining...
  • Blog Post: Tales from the Script - Searching Active Directory through Scripting

    The latest Tales from the Script column, Part 2 , gets down to the real nuts-and-bolts behind searching Active Directory. It shows you how to write SQL queries that will help you return the exact information you’re looking for. Part 1 of this two-part series provided the fundamental principles behind...
  • Blog Post: Tips from Our IIS Agent

    The IIS Insider was watching a preview of the upcoming movie, " Mr. & Mrs. Smith ", and thus was a few days late in providing June's tips . In the latest edition, IIS Insider Looks at the number of Web sites IIS 6.0 supports Provides a tip on what to do if the IUSR_MachineName account does...
  • Blog Post: Windows TCP/IP Ephemeral, Reserved, and Blocked Port Behavior

    The December 2005 The Cable Guy article describes the various types of TCP and UDP ports that are available to Windows Sockets applications and their ranges for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. A list of previous articles are also available for your reading pleasure.
  • Blog Post: 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 that TechNet also includes monthly or periodic technical...
  • Blog Post: TCP/IP Packet Processing Paths

    This month (June 2005), The Cable Guy gives you a look into the processing path of an IP packet -- post- Windows XP SP2 and Windows Server 2003 SP1. In the article , he describes the basic architecture of the TCP/IP protocol for IP version 4 and the additional components that process packets; and the...
  • Blog Post: LIVE: November 2005 IIS Insider Article

    Read the November 2005 IIS Insider column on TechNet, which covers the following topics: Compressing Files Other Than HTML and Plain Text Protecting Static Content Without Using Windows Authentication How to Access IIS Behind a NAT Router Any comments/feedback?...
  • Blog Post: Scripting Eye for the GUI Guy -- Second Edition

    In the debut column of the Scripting Eye for the GUI Guy , the GUI Guy examined the File Types tab of the Folder Options dialog box and learned how to gather the content displayed in the “Registered File Types” list box using a script. He's building upon what was learned and explore how to add, delete...
  • Blog Post: LIVE: November 2005 The Cable Guy Article

    November 2005 - Performance Enhancements in the Next Generation TCP/IP Stack This The Cable Guy article describes the performance enhancements of the Next Generation TCP/IP stack, which include Receive Window Auto-Tuning, enhancements for wireless traffic, and improved routing path detection and recovery...
  • Blog Post: Tales from the Script - Managing Automatic Updates

    The Scripting Guys tell us about the ultimate tool for managing Microsoft Update across your enterprise: scripts! Read the latest column .
  • Blog Post: 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 wireless equipment as being compatible with...
  • Blog Post: Put It On My IIS "Tab"

    In IIS 6.0, the "Operators" tab in Web Sites Operator Properties was removed (as compared to IIS 5.0): The reason being (outlined in the Knowledge Base article 298969 ): A Web site operator is not permitted to change the identification of Web sites, configure the anonymous user name or password...
  • Blog Post: Tools to Manage IIS Log Files

    Q : I have a fairly large shared IIS server at my company. We are trying to locate areas where we can simplify some management of the log files since handling over 1000 log files is somewhat tedious. We are running Windows Server 2003 with the latest updates. A : Windows Server 2003 provides a...
  • Blog Post: The Scripting Guys Show Their Office Space

    The Scripting Guys are generating samples scripts and articles every which way. They're now equipping you with tips and tricks for scripting Microsoft Office applications every Tuesday and Thursday (providing sample code that show you how to carry out a specific task). No doubt scripting is their passion...
  • Blog Post: 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 Center, along with a brief description, supported...
  • Blog Post: Scripting Eye for the GUI Guy

    Don't mistake this with that show on the Bravo TV network. This is yet another great column brought to you by the Scripting Guys . The premise of this ongoing column is to look at a GUI tool and figuring out how to script the same functionality. When Dean (one of the Scripting Guys) approached me about...