February2007February 2007

Windows Administration:Inside the Windows Vista Kernel: Part 1

With Windows Vista, changes to the OS kernel bring about advances in many areas, ranging from memory management to reliability to security. We kick off this series with a look at how the kernel delivers improvements in the areas of processes, threads, and I/O. Mark Russinovich

Windows Administration:Delegating Authority in Active Directory

Implementing delegation in Active Directory can enhance security and simplify management tasks, and getting started is easier than you think. Here are some simple delegation models that will work in most IT infrastructures with little modification. Joel Yoker and Rob Campbell

Windows Administration:Dig into New Group Policy Templates in Windows Vista

Windows Vista introduces significant changes to Group Policy templates. Find out everything you need to know about the new format, called ADMX, and how these changes will improve the administration of system configurations. Darren Mar-Elia

Windows Administration:Your Guide to Group Policy Troubleshooting

Getting to the bottom of Group Policy issues can be a difficult process, but understanding how Group Policy works, and where problems can arise, makes things easier. This overview will help you troubleshoot Group Policy issues like a guru. Derek Melber

Windows Administration:Monitoring Active Directory with MOM

Management packs for Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 allow you to more effectively monitor your IT infrastructure. See how these five management packs can help you keep an eye on the health, security, and reliability of your Active Directory environment. John Hann

Windows Administration:Gaming in a Secure Environment

Whether you’re busy at work or doing some serious gaming at home, running as a limited user has many security benefits. Unfortunately, some games don’t want to work when they’re not run as administrator. Here’s a look at some common problems and their solutions. Matt Clapham



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