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  • PKI for Win 2K

    Posted February 16, 2001 - 10:25 am

    For those of you who want to use the VPN capabilities of Windows 2000, but want the added security of a public-key infrastructure, Baltimore Technologies has a made its UniCERT PKI fully interoperable with the Microsoft platform. This includes file encryption, single sign-on based on smartcards and VPN access.
  • Migrating NT 4.0 domains to Windows 2000

    Posted February 7, 2001 - 2:19 pm

    Despite the hype about Windows 2000, you may have asked yourself whether adopting the new features of the forever-delayed OS makes sense. Why would anyone want to migrate an existing Windows NT 4.0 domain model to Windows 2000? In fact, there are a number of good reasons. This article spells out some of the more compelling ones and also examines the differences between the domain models of NT 4.0 and Windows 2000.
  • Is Windows 2000 fit for 'always-on' network apps?

    Posted January 31, 2001 - 1:55 pm

    Ubiquitous Internet access has made "always-on" applications much more common. It's not just hospitals and currency trading desks that demand nonstop computing anymore -- it's now a requirement across many companies. Microsoft Corp.'s, well, monopoly position in the operating system market has made Win 2000 a likely platform for such applications. But how fit is Win 2000 to handle such demands? From what I've seen, chief information officers had better look hard before giving the Microsoft software that job.
  • Win 2000 Datacenter aims to dethrone Unix

    Posted January 31, 2001 - 1:25 pm

    Microsoft Corp.'s release next week of Windows 2000 Datacenter will mark the software giant's most ambitious attempt to penetrate the corporate glass house.
  • Four lessons Windows 2000 taught me

    Posted January 31, 2001 - 12:52 pm

    Over the past month or so, I've described some of the benefits of using Windows 2000 when detecting and installing hardware. Not every hardware configuration change is smooth sailing, though. Recent experiences have reinforced some lessons I learned long ago.
  • Screensaver security with no waiting

    Posted January 31, 2001 - 12:32 pm

    Anders Gustafsson of the Aaland Islands, Finland, writes that there's a quick and easy way to lock a Microsoft Corp. Windows 9x/2000 or Windows NT machine to password-protect it when you walk away.
  • Windows 2000 in the Enterprise

    Posted January 26, 2001 - 5:46 pm

  • A smooth, slightly dangerous upgrade

    Posted December 14, 2000 - 12:12 pm


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