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March, 2008

  • IEEE 802.1X Wired Authentication

    With the rise in popularity of I EEE 802.1X authentication for IEEE 802.11 wireless networks, network administrators want to use this standard for their wired network connections as well. Just as a wireless client must submit a set of credentials to be...
  • Windows PowerShell: Shell Permissions

    According to Don Jones, author of the TechNet Magazine Windows PowerShell column, File Permissions are one of the most common requests. Unfortunately, permissions in Windows is a complicated matter and there is little Windows PowerShell can do to fix...
  • Will you be joining me at DEC 2008?

    If you'll be attending the Directory Experts Conference ( DEC 2008 ) this coming week in Chicago, be sure to join me in the general session at 4pm on Monday, March 3rd. I'll be facilitating a panel discussion on the future of Identity & Access technologies...
  • Hey, Scripting Guy!: The Games Are Afoot! Oh, and Some XML, Too

    Exactly one year ago, the Microsoft Scripting Guys published a column that explained how you could use a script to read an XML file. What that column didn't tell you was how you could use a script to create, write, and modify an XML file. This month,...
  • The Desktop Files: Dual Booting with Windows XP and Windows PE 2.0

    You may already have discovered how Windows PE 2.0 can be used as a recovery tool , generally by creating a secondary parti tion and storing the recovery image there. But there are a number of advantages to booting Windows PE 2.0 from the same partition...
  • Field Notes: Donate Your PC

    It used to be the case that donating old PCs was not a cost-effective option, but that’s changed. Today, not only is it easier, but when you donate and reuse old hardware, you keep it out of landfills-and that helps to preserve our environment....
  • March 2008 issue of TechNet Magazine available online

    The March 2008 issue of TechNet Magazine is now available online at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc268370.aspx .  Windows Server 2008 is here and we have in-depth coverage of what you need to know about the latest server OS from Microsoft...
  • Utility Spotlight: Windows Server Logo Certification

      How do you know if your ap plications are compatible with Windows Server 2008? To help ISVs and customers gauge application compatibility, Microsoft created the "Works with Windows Server 2008" program. If you want to make sure that your...
  • Getting Started with IIS 7.0

    IIS 7.0 is packe d with new features—too many to include in a single article. The architecture is different; the pipeline is different; the configuration is different; the interface is different. The new version builds on the solid, security-focused...
  • The Cable Guy: Migrating Your Intranet to IPv6 with ISATAP

    If you’ve been thinking about migrating to IPv6 , the Cable Guy explains how you can use an IPv6 transition technology t o get started. Using the tunneled IPv6 connectivity that ISATAP provides, hosts can communicate using IPv6 traffic that is encapsulated...
  • Inside Windows Server 2008 Kernel Changes

    The March issue of TechNet Magazine offers in-depth coverage about many aspects of the new Windows Server 2008. Since Windows Server 2008 has the same kernel as Windows Vista SP1, Windows Server 2008 includes many of the enhancements Mark already discussed...
  • SQL Server Sweepstakes

    In honor of the upcoming release of SQL Server 2008 (which you will see covered in full in our upcoming April 2008 issue), TechNet Magazine is happy to join in sponsoring the SQL Server Sweepstakes. Check out www.microsoft.com/allforyou to download the...
  • Policy-Driven Network Access with Windows Server 2008

    Special Coverage: Windows Server 2008 Windows administrators are smack-dab in the middle of a challenging security balancing act: how to enable easy access to resources while still meeting ever-increasing information and network security requirements...
  • Deploying Windows Server 2008 with System Center

    Special Coverage: Windows Server 2008 It used to be that server administrators would install Windows Server manually using the CD or DVD and then spend several hours configuring the server. Now, with Windows Server 2008, the installation process for servers...
  • Windows Confidential: How Betas Became RCs

    Remember when the close-but-not-quite-ready version of code was called the beta? Where did this Release Candidate come from?  In the March issue of TechNet Magazine , Raymond Chen discusses the intriguing back story of how (and why) the naming conventions...
  • What's New in Active Directory Domain Services

    Special Coverage: Windows Server 2008 Windows Server 2008 introduces some substantial enhancements to Active Directory Domain Services . In the March issue of TechNet Magazine, Gil Kirkpatrick delves into these changes. He takes a close look at how read...
  • Windows Server 2008: Configuration

    Special Coverage: Windows Server 2008 Windows Server 2008 offers some new techniques for configuring your servers.  One key approach it takes to improve security and manageability is to simplify server roles so you can easily install only the tools...