Certificate Server Enterprise Edition and Smart Cards

Adrian Beasley wrote a wonderful article on Certificate Server Enterprise Edition and Smartcards – I particularly like it as he explains WHY each component is required rather than just diving into the detail – which he makes an excellent job of too. I have edited this post as the original one had the article itself here…

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A Developer’s Brief Introduction To Network Administration (part 3)

In Part 2 Dave McMahon looked at the network building blocks, in the third and final part of this series he moves on to look at matters of security. Anti-Virus SoftwareYou must have Anti-Virus software for your network. I’ll say that again. You must have Anti-Virus software for your network! There is so much garbage…

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Windows Time and the W32TM service

Nathan has put together a comprehensive and technical article explaining how the Windows Time service works and how the time on desktop machines are synchronised with the server.  There are some useful best practices that you need to consider, tips as well as a comprehensive troubleshooting section at the end of the article.  It’s a very…

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Nathan Winters

Nathan Winters is a Unified Communications Consultant for Dimension Data; a Microsoft Gold Partner on five continents whose clients include over 70% of the Global Fortune 100. Nathan has been working in I.T. for four years and specialises in Exchange, Active Directory and Virtualisation. Recent work has included an Exchange 2007 design for a 2000…

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Windows Time and the W32TM service

Nathan Winters IntroductionIn the last few days this issue of time sync in Windows domains has come up a few times both at work and on the Minasi forum of which I am a member. Each time there has been confusion as to exactly how time sync occurs in a Windows domain.Therefore, I decided that…

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A Developer’s Brief Introduction To Network Administration (part 2)

In part one Dave McMahon looked how developers should acquire the basics of IP networking – an understanding of IP addresses, default gateways and subnet masks, here he looks at other building blocks of TCP/IP network design Command Line UtilitiesCommand line utilities will begin to take over your life as a network admin. The IT…

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A Developer’s Brief Introduction To Network Administration (part 1)

Introduction Much of the documentation regarding Network Administration often makes the assumption that the person who requires the knowledge within documentation is an IT Professional. There are thousands of articles on resources such as TechNet relating to the design, deployment and maintenance of all kinds of Networks and the systems therein, but that is just…

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A Developer’s Brief Introduction To Network Administration (part 1)

Dave McMahon wrote a brief guide, but it’s still a long post so we’ve divided it up. The first part is now available. Part 2 will follow next week. In his own words: Dave McMahon (MVP, MCDBA, MCAD) has been involved with computers since college days back in 1977, and kept his hand in during…

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