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  • Bridging Windows wirelessly

    Have two groups of PCs in different locations that you need to connect? Many admins don't know that Windows XP offers a bridging feature that can be a useful solution when combined with a couple of wireless cards. 

  • Fixing bugs in Windows XP

    Windows XP bugs can be an annoyance, but if you follow some basic procedures, you can better apply the resources available to you, like patches, hotfixes, the Microsoft Knowledgebase and various Internet sites. 

  • Don't let remote management problems get you down

    This checklist describes some common problems you may encounter with Terminal Services/Remote Desktop and offers suggestions on what to do to solve the issues. 

  • Tools give you a heads-up to server problems

    You can avoid server crashes before they happen if you use the right tools. Here, we look at four server management tools on the market -- some of which take steps proactively to dodge a potentially harmful situation. 

  • Testing Group Policy security

    So you've hardened Group Policy settings to protect Windows from attacks -- but are you sure all of those settings are working? Contributor Kevin Beaver offers several methods for testing Group Policy. 

  • Protect Your Windows Network from Perimeter to Data

    Networks are the "nervous system" of any business and, as such, it is critical to protect the network from outside attacks. This chapter explains how you can best protect your systems network by balancing security and usability/usefulness. 

  • Can I use my wireless router to create a workgroup between desktops?


  • Let MOM 2005 clean up your network

    Windows network management can get messy. Luckily MOM is there to help clean up. Microsoft's latest Operations Manager (MOM) 2005 has been upgraded enough that it should be a must have for Windows network administrators. This article covers some of ... 

  • Networking with Windows

    Learn how to make the most of networking with Windows. 

  • Freeware tool logs file system events

    Ever wish Windows could "watch" a given file and "act" if it's modified? Now it can with FileNotify.