Articles by Hallett German 

Three LDAP Browsers for the Asking

Getting your information in a directory is just half the battle: The other half is finding it. Here are three LDAP browsers, free of charge and up to the task of digging through your data.

Find the Right LDAP Browser for Big Search Jobs

In Part 5 of our six-part series on LDAP searches, we look at browsers designed with power users in mind, but that offer enough user friendliness to appeal to all types of LDAP users.

Searching for the Best LDAP Browsers

Whatever your budget limit or directory background, there is an LDAP browser for you — in part 4 of our five-part series on LDAP searches, we look at the options for everything from casual to complex queries.

LDAP Searches From Darn Near Anywhere

The search continues! In Part 3 of our four-part series, we look at performing LDAP search queries from e-mail clients, Web browsers and a command-line interface.

Unmasking the LDAP Search Filter

Need to locate critical information in your corporate LDAP directory but have shied away from learning how? Relax. In part 2 of our series, we explore the core of the LDAP search function — the search filter syntax itself.

LDAP Searches Provide a Gateway to Company Data

Did you know that LDAP packs a powerful search and query engine? Savvy admins are finding that these are great tools for analyzing company data, networks, and security capabilities from your LDAP directories. In part 1 of our series, we show you how to prepare searches properly.

Practically Painless NT to Windows Server 2003 Migration: Implementation and Beyond

Windows NT to 2003 migrations are serious business, but they are not impossible. Beth Cohen and Hallett German continue a new series of articles designed to help you plan and administer a successful, and practically pain-free, NT/2003 migration.

Practically Painless NT to Windows Server 2003 Migration: Preparation and Planning

For Windows NT-based network admins, the decision to migrate your NT servers to Windows Server 2003 is not a matter of if, but rather a matter of when. To this end, Beth Cohen and Hallett German kick off a new series of articles designed to help you plan and administer a successful, and practically pain-free, NT/2003 migration.

NT Domains to Active Directory - Time to Upgrade?

Microsoft has launched an initiative to 'encourage' the many companies that still have Windows NT 4 servers running to upgrade to one of its newer server releases, but the challenge of migrating from NT Domains to Active Directory remains one of the critical inhibitors to upgrading, especially for smaller and mid-sized companies. Beth Cohen and Hallett German delve into the murky details of converting to Active Directory with the goal of helping you pull off a NT/Windows Server 2003 migration project with aplomb.

A Primer to Active Directory: Microsoft's System Information Repository

Active Directory is a potent tool for managing large networks of systems across WANs and LANs, but it can be complex to understand and administer. Beth Cohen's primer is designed to help you get acquainted with the tool that can help you create a robust and flexible architecture for addressing your company's needs, now and in the future.

AMP: Novell Pumps up the Volume on Open Source

Linux developers have long enjoyed powerful Open Source web development tools. With the release of its AMP Developer Suite, Novell will finally deliver full support for Apache, MySQL, and PHP (or Perl) and show the Open Source community it is serious about its commitment to open source.

The Message Is the Medium: Selecting a Mail System

How can you select the right messaging system for your business? In 10 easy steps, Hallett German and Beth Cohen outline the criteria needed to evaluate messaging systems.

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