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Partitioning, Consistency Checks, and More|
Paul Randal answers your SQL Server questions, showing you how to perform consistency checks and other maintenance on very large databases, how to handle an accidental upgrade, and more.
Windows Installer CleanUp Utility|
Leftover Windows Installer configuration information can cause problems when you try to update or uninstall an application. You can solve the problem using the Windows Installer CleanUp utility, which can help you remove an application’s Windows Installer information and then reinstall the app.
Troubleshoot Messaging Integration|
Integrating SharePoint into a secure messaging environment is no trivial task, but the positive impact on productivity will make the project worth all the effort. Here is some guidance on how to troubleshoot issues that may arise when you’re setting up the environment.
A Sneak Peek at Remote Management in Version 2.0|
Windows PowerShell 2.0 is in the works and the latest CTP provides some great new capabilities. Here’s a look at remoting—one of the most exciting new features you'll find in Windows PowerShell 2.0 CTP2.
Hey, Scripting Guy!:
Taking the Express Route|
With Windows Vista, the UserAccounts.CommonDialog ActiveX control for opening a file open dialog box no longer exists. Here's a look at how you can solve that problem using Visual Basic Express Edition.
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Windows Deployment Services 101|
Explore the different versions of Windows Deployment Services, see how you can capture a custom OS image, and find out what you need for performing more automated installations.
Passwords and Credit Cards, Part 2|
In the second part of this three part series, Jesper Johansson looks at how software vendors, security suites, and marketing efforts hinder true security efforts and he warns us about how these practices can lead to the collapse of the technology security ecosystem.
Filtering the Greenwashing|
Understanding your power consumption is now an essential part of managing an IT infrastructure. Learn about the strategies you can employ to implement power monitoring in your environment to better understand the power consumption of devices throughout your organization.
IMAP Saves the World|
Do you have e-mail saved in many different places, in different formats, and on different operating systems? Dara Korra’ti explains how you can access all your mail from one place using IMAP4.
Building on the Past|
Raymond explains how the one-time powerful Alpha AXP system came out of retirement to help develop a new generation of 64-bit systems.