LCS 2005 versus OCS 2007In most enterprises the real time communications and instant messaging (IM) became important communications tools since late 1990's. But in many enterprises the implementation of these systems has taken place in a disorganized fashion.
It has happened because some employees in these enterprises recognized collaborative value of public instant messaging systems and adopted these systems in their organization. But from the view point of business security and integrity, adoption of public instant messaging system within the enterprise is very dangerous, as the public instant messaging systems have been developed with a... Read more
AD AuditingChalk it up to human nature, but all part of the job when you are running servers. Political scientists put it nicely when they ask, "Where and when does who gets what?" Who's logged onto which computer? Which resources are they requesting? Of course, we know there are all sorts of logging and auditing tools lying around. The problem doesn't lie in accessing the information, but rather picking out the useful bits. If you run a high-security environment, for example, you will have to figure out how to track access to specific resources. Essentially, an audit is a... Read more
Configuring Hyper-V in Windows 2008
It will be helpful to begin by understanding a few important terms as follows:
Virtual means not real and refers to something that is just conceptual with no physical reality whatsoever, this term finds popular use among computer experts/scientists. It can be compared to an engineer’s design of a road; the design is not the actual road but is rather an imaginary road. A computer scientist can refer to the road design as a virtual road.
Virtualization: When used in computing, virtualization refers to the creation of a virtual version of some devices or computing resources...Read more
How to migrate from Exchange 2003 to 2010Sometimes all the planning in the world won't do. You know very well that Exchange Server 2003 is simply crumbling away in the face of demands in the late nineties. So you take a look at 2007, and then decide to wait for the first Service Pack, which popped out a little bit sooner than you'd expected. Before you know it 2010 is out, and you've made all these plans for migration.
Fret not: even if you have decided to abandon 2007 altogether, your blueprints will still be... Read more
Here we discuss on some of the best print managers
CUPS (Common UNIX Printing System)
It permits a workstation to act as a print server. The workstation job acts like a host that can recognize related jobs from patron computers, course them, and drive them to selected printer (to a selected printer/ to the selected printer/s). The data for printing goes to a scheduler who runs jobs by a filtering system and converts (is converted) into a format suitable for the printer.
Previously it was hard to discover a printer management scheme that can put...Read more
Hoist that cloud: Migrating Exchange Servers
Kudos to Microsoft for refraining from clouding it up. Every old-school service provider is racing to rebrand its products in the name of cloud services, but most of the time there's nothing new on offer. But if you're only after scalability and remote server hosts, you can always go for an Exchange solution from the software giant's Business Productivity Online Standard Suite.
If you have already sucked into that vast Microsoft conspiracy, chances are your Outlook clients are all hooked up to an on-premises server. It's...Read more