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Geek of all Trades: Microsoft's New Certifications: What They Are, Why They Matter
Greg Shields - August 2009
With the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer credential being retired for all iterations but Windows Server 2003, a new certification program has been created. Greg Shields explains how this new certification path helps to better identify where your skills lie.
Interop: Authenticate Linux Clients with Active Directory
Gil Kirkpatrick - December 2008
Many IT shops are divided into two camps—the Windows team and the Linux team—but we all have the same ultimate goal of providing high-quality and cost-effective IT services. One way you can do this is by sharing core software infrastructure. Think Windows and Linux don’t mix? See how you can configure Linux machines to use Active Directory for authentication.
Interop: Managing Macs in Your Windows Environment
Don Jones - December 2008
Today, the likelihood of a homogeneous network has become increasingly remote. It’s in your interest not to limit yourself to a single platform. Instead, you can be known as the IT guy who can do whatever needs to be done—whether it be supporting Mac or Windows. Don Jones teaches what you need to know to set up a Mac on your Windows network, troubleshoot network problems, share files and folders among Macs and Windows-based systems, and configure Macs to use your network printers.
Interop: Interacting with Windows from a Mac Environment
Wes Miller - December 2008
How times have changed! These days it is fairly easy to bring Macs into your Windows network infrastructure. And with a little work you can even integrate some of the operating system services. Learn how to connect Macs to Active Directory, see how you can use Entourage with Exchange, integrate the Messenger for Mac 7 application with your Windows-based communications, and explore how you can bridge the platforms with virtualization.
Interop: Managing the Root Password on Your Mac
Chris Stoneff - December 2008
How do you give your Mac users the rights they need on an as-needed basis and improve security at the same time? Surprisingly, by enabling the root account. Find out how.
System Management: Integrating MOM into Your Existing Infrastructure
Andrzej Lipka - September 2006
A solid monitoring solution must be highly available and it must integrate with existing systems. From fault tolerance to connectors, here’s what you need to know for planning a MOM deployment that meets both of these requirements.
InterOp: Windows Services For UNIX
Charlie Russel - Spring 2005
If you're an administrator working in a mixed environment, Microsoft® Windows® Services for UNIX (SFU) 3. 5 can make your life a lot easier. SFU provides a full-featured interoperability solution that includes a Network File Server (NFS) client, server and gateway for file system interoperability, and a Network Information Service (NIS).
Mixing It Up: Mixing It Up: Windows, UNIX, And Active Directory
Peter Larsen and Jason Zions - Winter 2005
Did you know that with Active Directory you can provide centralized security and directory functionality for mixed environments, including those with UNIX-based machines? Find out what you need to achieve the single sign-on functionality you've been hoping for in your heterogeneous environment.
Yes, You Can!: Yes, You Can! Secure Your Mac On A Windows Network
Jay Shaw - Winter 2005
Don't let your lack of experience with Apple computers paralyze your attempts to connect them to your Windows-based network. Using Services for Macintosh, even a novice can get Windows and Mac machines to play together nicely.
Voice Mail In Your Inbox: Voice Mail In Your Inbox: Cisco Unity And Microsoft Exchange Make It Happen
Jeff Centimano - Winter 2005
Post Mortem: Dissecting A Successful Campus Integration Project
Theresa Auricchio - Winter 2005
Two colleges in the City University of New York (CUNY) system needed to implement a student retention system. The system, a client/server application, would sit beside an IBM mainframe.