Articles by Brien M. Posey 

Bringing Macs in from the cold

Never connected a Mac to a Windows network? This task has its own challenges and limitations, but it can be done.

Divide and conquer your network performance

The more nodes you add, the slower your network becomes. Dividing your network into subnets can win the performance battle--and it isn't as difficult as you may think.

Keeping track of your network

Put these methods to work to maintain accurate documentation even for an ever-changing network.

Using WINS replication partners when connecting networks

Connecting two networks takes more than just a patch cable.

Fighting Exchange database corruption

If your Exchange databases are corrupt, you may not be able to restore them from a backup. Here are some last-ditch methods you can use to get your Exchange Server going again.

Detecting unauthorized access with Microsoft Proxy Server

Keep watch for intruders through some of the built-in Proxy Server settings in Microsoft BackOffice.

Microsoft Exchange disaster recovery

It's no picnic to retrieve lost data from an Exchanger Server crash, so find out how to prevent it and, in the event of a crash, how to restore your database.

Dual boot your network onto Windows 2000

If you're concerned about upgrading from Windows NT, get a feel for Windows 2000 by temporarily setting up a dual boot environment.

Preventing unauthorized DHCP servers

When it comes to protecting your network from unauthorized DHCP servers, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

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