• 24Sep

    Windows Server 2008 R2 is finally here, and it’s packed full of goodies.  The first thing I noticed was the similarity with Windows 7, the tool bar is designed and operated the same as in Windows 7.  I am very excited about the x64 bit platform, I just setup a New Print Server and even though one of our printers does not have a x64 bit driver the system still accepted the x86 bit driver.  Which is awesome!  Good job Microsoft I am looking forward to the other features that are in this Server OS.  I do plan on working with the new Hyper-V, one thing I am concerned about is the compatibility with Server 2008 (Non-R2).  I tested the beta of R2 and the Virtual Machines were not compatible for R2, I am going to test this out in the near future and see if there is a upgrade path I can take.  Look back for more updates.

    – Harry Caskey

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  • 07Apr

    Active Directory is truly the heart of an organization. You might even say if a computer system were a human being it would be the brain spanning all knowledge of the system. It is a central repository for all data regarding users, groups, computers, printers, shared folders, contacts, and policies. This store all information into a database, also can be known as the hive. Which contains strings and strings of data, and meta data.

    Many applications are written to connect to the Active Directory. This is useful because when you start to implement a system you can easily integrate it with authentication. If you are a authenticated user at a certain level you can restrict other users access to other resources. Such as you don’t want your Public Relations department to be able to have access to Human Resources files.

    As a Systems Administrator or Network Administrator you can safeguard practically anything you chose. You can even specify in a group policy what programs you would want users to access or install. Let alone when a user signs on run a batch file or implement an import of internal resources of favorites into the users Internet Explorer. If you are just learning about Information Technology I would suggest you visit Microsoft’s website for a training guide. There you can also find resources such as a Virtual Machine to experiment with. You need to practice because this is something you will need to know.

    – Harry Caskey

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