Articles by Brien M. Posey 

Is a Server Cluster Right for Your Organization?

Take advantage of the benefits a server cluster can bring: high-application availability, scalability, and simplified network management.

Understanding the differences between publishing and assigning applications

In Windows 2000, theres a big difference between publishing and assigning applications. Find out which method best suits your companys needs.

Using smart cards with Windows 2000

Smart cards are more than just a handy way to store passwords: They offer an unparalleled method of ensuring secure transactions across your network.

Working with the encrypting file system

Windows 2000 supports individual file encryption. While this protects individual files from unwanted tampering, network administrators must plan how to support and manage the encryption and decryption process.

Securing and backing up a certificate server

With a little knowledge, imagination, and some helpful techniques, you can come up with a security plan for your new certificate server.

Setting up certificate services

Installing a certificate server can be a tricky procedure. Follow this advice for a smooth implementation.

Establishing IPSec policies

By setting up IPSec security policies, you can specify the way that communication security is enforced on your Windows 2000 network.

Why set up a certificate server?

In Windows 2000, practically every security mechanism relies on certificates to some degree. There are several reasons why you should use a certificate server, but most can be summed up in a single word manageability.

Working with certificates in Windows 2000

To fully grasp Windows 2000 public key encryption, you must fully understand how digital certificates work and how you can manage them.

Remote storage disaster recovery for Windows 2000 networks

If data is saved on remote storage tapes, you're safe, right? Well, maybe not. Brien Posey reminds you can things can go wrong when tapes are constantly overwritten, and he explains how to avoid and recover from storage disasters.

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