April 2009 Issue of TechNet Magazine Now Available Online

The April 2009 issue of TechNet Magazine is now available online. In this issue, we introduce you to new features and enhancements in the latest version of Internet Explorer, help you manage multiple Active Directory forests, explore Office Communicator Web Access, explain voice conferencing in OCS 2007 R2, and discuss a real world implementation of…

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The March 2009 Issue of TechNet Magazine Is Now Available Online

The March 2009 issue of TechNet Magazine is now available online. In this issue, we delve into Office Communications Server. Learn about the new features in OCS 2007 R2, see how you can extend your R2 deployment to legacy devices, get advice on securing your OCS environment, discover how you can manage OCS from a…

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Hey, Scripting Guy! Browsing Active Directory

"Where can I get the Active Directory Browser?" This may be the number one question we hear—and we’ve never even see the Active Directory Browser! Does it exist? Did it ever exist? This installment attempts to clear up the confusion and, in doing so, the Scripting Guy creates a Windows PowerShell script that actually allows…

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TechNet Magazine January 2009 Issue Available Online

The January 2009 issue of TechNet Magazine is now available online. Learn about Identity Lifecycle Manager 2, delve into Group Policy Preferences, get an overview of advanced SQL Server troubleshooting with Extended Events, discover a handy free utility for managing USB flash drives, and more. FEATURE ARTICLES                                                                   Identity Management: An Introduction to Identity Lifecycle Manager…

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Hey, Scripting Guy! Calculating Server Uptime

Up is up and down is down, right? Maybe so, but sometimes the two are not as separate as you’d think. That’s definitely the case when it comes to server uptime: if you want to report on server uptime, you need to be able to calculate server downtime. The Microsoft Scripting Guys present  a Windows…

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TechNet Magazine December 2008 Interop issue now online

The December 2008 issue of TechNet Magazine is now available online. And it’s filled with information about interop. Find out how to integrate Linux clients with Active Directory, Manage Macs in a Windows environment, and more. FEATURE ARTICLES                                                                   Authenticate Linux Clients with Active Directory Many IT shops are divided into two camps—the Windows team and…

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Hey, Scripting Guy! Probing the Depths of WMI

Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) is the Microsoft implementation of Web-based Enterprise Management (WBEM)—a technology that lets you access information about the objects in your enterprise environment that have to be managed, such as systems, applications, networks, devices, and other managed components. Not surprisingly, the information is accessible via script and, in this issue, the Scripting…

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Hey, Scripting Guy! Famous Last Words

What did famous Greek philosopher Socrates have to say about XML files? Find out as the Scripting Guys revisit the topic of querying an XML file. This time, the XML file is structured so that rather than using child nodes, additional property values are configured as attributes. And don’t miss this issue’s VBScript Fill ‘Er…

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