Planning for vSphere: Key Considerations for a Successful Deployment

with 2 Comments by Tom Finnis

Whether you're planning on virtualizing the majority of your existing servers or just using it as part of your infrastructure, vSphere4 represents a major investment for most SME IT managers. This article is aimed at helping you plan for implementing your own vSphere4 Infrastructure, from meeting system requirements to choosing appropriate licensing options, and all options in between.

Web Servers Training Labs

by Chris G Breen

A review of Train Signal’s Web Servers Video Lab Training – Product Details. See more details at Train Signal's website. We start with the Concepts video where the advantages and disadvantages of various web servers are discussed: IIS 4, IIS5 & IIS6 and Apache (Apache being the dominant server at this point in time) Difference between… Read More

Latest MS Security Bulletins

by Daniel Petri

Latest Microsoft Hotfixes and Patches - Hotfix & Security Bulletin ServiceThe following list is taken from the Microsoft HotFix and Security Bulleting Service Note: This list is NOT a complete list of all Hotfixes and Patches provided by Microsoft. For the complete list please see the link above. Also, take a look at my Updating… Read More

Office XP SP3 Info

by Daniel Petri

Office XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) provides the latest updates to Microsoft Office XP. SP3 contains significant security enhancements, in addition to stability and performance improvements. This service pack applies to any level of Office XP. It contains all updates included in Office XP Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Office XP Service Pack 2 (SP2),… Read More

Personal Firewall Recommendations

by Daniel Petri

Knowledgeable people say that an un-protected machine that is connected to the Internet can and will probably be penetrated within 72 hours or less. Without proper protection chances are you will be targeted and penetrated - even if you have nothing secret or important to hide. That is why you MUST install and properly configure… Read More

Installing WSUS 3.0 on SBS 2003 SP1 or SBS R2

by Daniel Petri

In late April 2007 Microsoft has released Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) version 3.0. WSUS enables IT administrators to deploy the latest Microsoft product updates to computers running the Windows operating system. By using WSUS, administrators can fully manage the distribution of updates that are released through Microsoft Update to computers in their network. You… Read More

Creating Exchange Users with Excel

by Daniel Petri

In previous articles we discussed tools that create users and their mailboxes in Active Directory. LDIFDE has been mentioned and also VBScripts. However, the most powerful and flexible tool in my opinion is Excel. Excel can read information from various formats and can serve as a handy intermediary. You can manipulate the information in Excel… Read More

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