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  • Demystifying Microsoft's iSCSI Initiator

    The inclusion of the iSCSI Initiator with Microsoft's latest operating systems is just one example of the company's increased focus on SAN. Microsoft MVP Brien Posey explains how to use the iSCSI I...

  • Reduce error reporting woes with Vista enterprise tools

    With Windows Vista, Microsoft created Windows Error Reporting, a tool designed to ease the burden on help desk staffs when troubleshooting workstation errors. Along with Vista's corporate-level rep...

  • Workarounds for Vista compatibility issues

    Windows Vista's new security features cause compatibility problems for many applications. Fortunately, in some cases you can get around these issues and continue to run

  • Establishing multiple hardware profiles in XP

    Administrators can use hardware profiles in Windows XP to enable or disable hardware devices. Microsoft MVP Brien Posey explains how to create and configure hardware profiles in a Windows environment.

  • Vista SP1 vs. XP SP3 -- upgrade or business as usual?

    Vista Service Pack 1 just came out, and XP Service Pack 3 is right around the corner. Time to decide which is best for your organization. In this tip from security pro Kevin Beaver, learn about the...

  • Web security features of Internet Explorer 8

    Internet Explorer 8 will go a long way toward solidifying various Web standards, but it lacks significant improvements in security. Learn about domain highlighting and other changes in this tip.

  • Free enterprise compatibility testing for Vista

    Application compatibility is a major issue for large companies planning a migration to Vista. Fortunately, Microsoft designed its free tool, Application Compatibility Manager, to help large enterpr...

  • How to secure BitLocker configurations

    BitLocker can be configured for Windows security in many ways: with TPM, with TPM and a startup PIN or without TPM but with a USB device. The list goes on and on. Find out which of these settings i...

  • Windows Integrity Control (WIC) in Vista

    BitLocker and User Account Control have gotten lots of hype, as new security features in Vista. But what about Windows Integrity Control? Learn about WIC in this excerpt from Hacking Windows Exposed:...

  • Regaining functionality in the XP Recovery Console

    The fact that so many Windows command prompt features are disabled in the Windows XP Recovery Console is a source of frustration for admins. Fortunately, the Group Policy Object Editor and Set comm...

  • Troubleshooting 1394 devices for Windows machines

    FireWire (or 1394) devices work well most of the time, but when things go wrong, troubleshooting techniques can vary depending on what's causing the problem.

  • How do I properly configure WSUS?

    An improperly configured WSUS can lead to some quirky security issues. In this question in our ITKnowledge Exchange, a user is seeing multiple instances of the same computer on his WSUS lists. See ...

  • Recover from lost BitLocker PINs and startup keys

    Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption makes it possible to encrypt your system drive, but permanent data loss can occur if you forget the PIN or lose the startup key. This article explains some steps ...

  • New user interface in Vista may affect applications

    Changes in the Windows Vista interface may pose compatibility problems.

  • Green computing for less with Vista and Windows 2008

    While virtualization and server consolidation work wonders toward reducing energy waste, they can be costly to implement. These three power management tools help put some green in your environment ...

  • Metasploit 3.1 improves Windows penetration testing

    Metasploit has long been a popular tool to use to conduct Windows penetration testing. Well, just this January, the latest version, Metasploit 3.1, was released. Learn about the new features and up...

  • Testing a single machine for Vista compatibility

    Using a free tool from Microsoft, admins in small companies can easily test a PC for application and hardware compatibility with Windows Vista.

  • Have my Windows patches actually been installed?

    Sometimes, knowing if a machine has been properly patched is not as easy as you would like it to be. Do you have to reboot? Have any of your programs changed the way they operate? Were the updates ...

  • More troubleshooting tips for XP Device Manager

    Brien Posey continues his series on the Windows XP Device Manager with more error code explanations and solutions. He begins by taking a look at error code 16, which indicates that Windows could no...

  • PatchGuard defends against rootkits and kernel hooking

    Security expert Brien Posey explains how PatchGuard, a new security feature in Vista, and Kernel Patch Protection can defend against kernel hooking. This tried-and-true technique is used by malicio...