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Articles by Subject Matter Experts

This is a repository for articles written by Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) and other subject matter experts for Windows 2000 Server, Windows Server 2003, and related technologies.

  • Tracking Intruders Using Net Logon Debug Logging in Windows Server Operating Systems
    This paper discusses how to use Net Logon debug logging to identify and track malicious user activity both in real-time and for forensic analysis.
  • A Look at IIS 5.1 in Windows XP Professional
    MVP Brett Hill compares the similarities and key differences between Internet Information Services (IIS) 5.1 in Windows XP Professional to IIS 5.0.
  • Backup and Restore of the IIS Metabase
    Read about how the Internet Information Services (IIS) metabase is similar to the Windows Registry structure, and how it provides a hierarchal storage and fast retrieval of IIS configuration properties for virtual directories and Web, FTP, SMTP, and NNTP sites.
  • What Security Really Means
    MVP Robert Moir offers a comprehensive look at how to secure your workstation and server against security attacks and vulnerabilities, from the smallest details to a high-level examination of digital security and what it means.
  • Terminal Services and the Printing Redirection Process
    MVP Cláudio Rodrigues covers how printing redirection works in Terminal Services, including the steps you need to follow in order to connect networked printers or printers that are not supported or recognized by default under Windows 2000.
  • Custom Remote Desktop Connection Client Technology Overview
    MVP Cláudio Rodrigues presents how customizing the original Remote Desktop Client and using the TSVER tool from the Windows 2000 Server Resource Kit can add an additional layer of security to terminal server farms.
  • Wrapping the Terminal Services API for Visual Basic
    MVP Alex Angelopoulos covers how to wrap the Terminal Services API for Visual Basic. This article includes a description of the programming environment and describes the steps needed to successfully connect and disconnect a Terminal Service session.
  • Defining Malware: FAQ
    Robert More defines different forms of malicious software and how attacks can be prevented.
  • Secure Web Hosting
    Susan Bradley reviews the vulnerabilties of hosting a Web site and methods to prevent malware attacks.
  • Server Patching and Protection
    This article covers simple methods of protecting Microsoft Windows® Server and Small Business Server® (SBS) operating systems against malware threats.