January 03, 2001, 10:58 AM — Microsoft has released a tool that helps IT managers migrate users' settings and files from Windows NT and 9.X desktops to Windows 2000 Professional. The User State Migration Tool lets administrators selectively migrate settings, including dial-up networking, folders, display, Internet Explorer, network shares and Outlook.
Typically, these settings are migrated manually or using a script.
The command-line tool is available for free at www.microsoft.com/windows2000/news/bulletins/usmt.asp
LoudCloud, which provides enterprise customers with automated Web server and application maintenance service in data centers owned by Exodus and other companies, has added an extranet service based on the Netegrity SiteMinder Web access control and authentication product.
LoudCloud Vice President Scott Dunlap says the access control service can be used by LoudCloud customers to define specific access by employees and trading partners to Web information or transactions. He declined to discuss fees for the extranet service.
Network Flight Recorder, which makes an intrusion-detection product by the same name, has officially changed its corporate moniker to NFR Security to emphasize its role in the enterprise security market.
The Rockville, Md., company, founded by Chief Technology Officer Marcus Ranum four years ago, built its initial customer base in the military.