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Vol. 12, #22 - Jun 4, 2007 - Issue #628
No Adminpak For Vista?

  1. Editor's Corner
    • TechEd 2007 in Orlando
    • Redmond's New Surface
    • CounterSpy Enterprise 50% Competitive Offer Extended
    • Upcoming Seminars
    • Comedy Quotes Of The Week:
  2. Admin Toolbox
    • Admin Tools We Think You Shouldn't Be Without
  3. Tech Briefing
    • No Adminpak For Vista?
    • Expert Tip: Configuring Virtual Networks
    • Improve Query Performance With SQL Server 2005 Execution Plans
    • LM De-emphasized, NTLMv2 Emphasized In Vista
    • Why Having Fewer Features In Viridian May Not Matter
  4. Windows Server News
    • Spammers Now Use Artificial Intelligence
    • Redmond Kicks Vista's Mail Out The Window
  5. WServer Third Party News
    • The PDC Is Canceled
    • Live In The U.K.? Please Vote For Double-Take
  6. WServerNews FAVE Links
    • This Week's Links We Like. Tips, Hints And Fun Stuff.
  7. WServerNews - Product of the Week
    • DoubleTake Replication in the VMWare Environment
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http://www.wservernews.com/070604-Kerio-WinRoute

Editor's Corner

TechEd 2007 in Orlando

If you are going, make sure to stop by our Booth 915. This year we've got another interesting giveaway campaign going! And you can see the latest versions of Ninja with the new dedicated image spam filter and the new CounterSpy Enterprise V2 with VIPRE. I will be there from Monday through Wednesday, so come see me at the booth. Next WServerNews issue will be dedicated to TechEd. I will talk about the expected new code like the MS-Office Communications Server 2007, and all the third party offerings.
http://www.wservernews.com/070604-TechEd-2007


Redmond's New Surface

It's been all over the press as something revolutionary. But we have seen and talked about this technology before. I had a few fave links about these types of screens months ago. There is even a website called the multi-touchscreen that has the history of these things, and also everything about Redmond's new technology. I want one to play with though, they seem pretty cool. I do not see me use it for email, but there are some other creative uses for sure.
http://www.wservernews.com/070604-Touch-Screen


CounterSpy Enterprise 50% Competitive Offer Extended

In the month of June, you can replace any competitive product with award winning CounterSpy Enterprise. The new news is that we are extending that to sites that up to now have been making do with freeware like Spybot and Ad-Aware (yes we know you are out there). Freeware by now definitely gives you a false sense of security, they are not able to keep up.
http://www.wservernews.com/070604-CounterSpy-Enterprise


Upcoming Seminars

We'd like to invite you to attend the following seminars that we are hosting: "Winning the War on the Spyware Battlefield" Join renowned spyware researcher and Sunbelt's Director of Malware Research, Eric Howes, for an engaging discussion on the scope of the spyware problem. Hosted at the Microsoft office in Tampa, FL on Wednesday June 20th. Register here:
http://www.wservernews.com/070604-Tampa-Seminar

"Recovery Made Easy for Exchange, SQL, and other Critical Applications" - Join Sunbelt and Double-Take Software as we discuss strategies for implementing high availability, remote availability and offsite disaster recovery solutions for SQL, Exchange and other mission critical apps using Double-Take. You will also hear about Double-Take's NEW solutions that power your keys to recoverability. Hosted at Microsoft in Charlotte, NC on Tuesday, June 26th. Register here:
http://www.wservernews.com/070604-Charlotte-Seminar


Comedy Quotes Of The Week:

"A Committee is a group of people who individually can do nothing, but as a group decide that nothing can be done" - comedian Fred Allen
"Silence is not only golden; it is seldom misquoted." -- comedian Bob Monkhouse

Hope you enjoy this issue of WServerNews! Warm regards, Stu Sjouwerman  |   Email me: [email protected]


Admin Toolbox

Admin Tools We Think You Shouldn't Be Without

Disk Quota Management Software Tool: Directory Quotas, User Alerting, Quota Enforcement, Extension Blocking, Active Directory integration. Download now!
http://www.wservernews.com/070604-Quota-Management-Tools

mPowerTools to manage bulk AD tasks. Advanced scheduling & multi-domain support. Over 100 AD reports, includes AD & File security reporting. Download eval now!
http://www.wservernews.com/070604-Namescape

New Radmin V3 is a complete, secure and lightning fast Remote Control tool designed by and for system admins. Supports Vista - Try it out!
http://www.wservernews.com/070604-Radmin-V3



Tech Briefing

No Adminpak For Vista?

Bill, say it ain't so. But it looks like no adminpak for Vista. Apparently, Microsoft wants you to remote into a terminal server to do all of your server management. I guess I can understand some of the logic but darn, you get used to doing thing a certain way and they yank the rug out from under you. Here is the MSMVPS site with the news:
http://www.wservernews.com/070604-Vista-Adminpak


Expert Tip: Configuring Virtual Networks

Virtual machines (VMs) working in isolation can be useful for some purposes, but modern applications and operating systems often rely on network connectivity to accomplish their tasks. The challenge is in finding the right balance between ease of communications and security. In this expert tip, learn the virtual networking options in Microsoft Virtual Server 2005. With this information, you can ensure that no VM is an island. (registration required)
http://www.wservernews.com/070604-Virtual-Networks


Improve Query Performance With SQL Server 2005 Execution Plans

SQL Server 2005 allows you to feed a full execution plan to your query. Outsmart query optimizer with a faster query plan. One new tool - the plan guide - allows you to inject query hints without changing the original stored procedure code. (registration required)
http://www.wservernews.com/070604-SQL2005


LM De-emphasized, NTLMv2 Emphasized In Vista

Vista introduces a new but good authentication method for your network security, says expert and book author Mark Minasi. Learn more in this book excerpt from Minasi's recent, "Administering Windows Vista Security: The Big Surprises."
http://www.wservernews.com/070604-NTLMv2


Why Having Fewer Features In Viridian May Not Matter

Even though Microsoft has dropped key features from its hypervisor called Viridian, Windows shops won't likely quibble. Find out more in this exclusive article.
http://www.wservernews.com/070604-Viridian


Windows Server News

Spammers Now Use Artificial Intelligence

Our researchers in Sunbelt had gotten wind of this already, and we built something to counter it. But now a good article in ComputerWorld confirms what we already suspected. Spammers now use AI to create Image Spam. And that is why we are happy to announce the next version of Ninja Email Security will have a dedicated image spam engine, thrown in at no extra cost. You can see it at TechEd in Orlando next week. Here is the article:
http://www.wservernews.com/070604-AI-Spam


Redmond Kicks Vista's Mail Out The Window

Heads-up. Mail client change in the works! Redmond told the world three weeks ago that Windows Live Mail Beta 2.0 would blend features from several Microsoft mailers in one. The new code features a Vista Aero look and they claim is it faster than the old Windows Live Mail desktop.

The new code handles POP, IMAP, and Windows Live Hotmail accounts. That would allow users to combine multiple interfaces. For instance a browser for Hotmail, and POP for Outlook Express in a single window. The new code runs both in Vista and WinXP. But be aware, in XP it kicks out Office Express.

Nick White, a Vista program manager said in their blog: "Windows Live Mail will allow syncing with Windows Live Hotmail, serving as a client-to-service bridge." More about this at the blog itself:
http://www.wservernews.com/070604-Vista-Mail


WServer Third Party News

The PDC Is Canceled

Microsoft announced the cancellation of its Oct. 2 to 5 2007 semi-annual Professional Developer's Conference (PDC) last week, leading to lots of Internet speculation on the reason. But conspiracy theorists should take a breath: The reason may well be as mundane as the fact that it just isn't necessary this year. ENTmag has the story:
http://www.wservernews.com/070604-PDC


Live In The U.K.? Please Vote For Double-Take

We put Double-Take forward for an award in the UK and we have reached finalist stage! Could you please vote for it? Many thanks! It's at Storage Magazine Awards - replication product of the year -. Here is the link:
http://www.wservernews.com/070604-Vote


WServerNews FAVE Links

This Week's Links We Like. Tips, Hints And Fun Stuff.



WServerNews - Product of the Week

DoubleTake Replication in the VMWare Environment

When recoverability matters, ensure you can protect and recover business critical data and applications. Double-Take and VMware software can be used to provide solutions for challenging high availability and disaster recovery problems by leveraging real-time data replication and virtualization technologies to create cost- effective, simplified disaster recovery architectures:
http://www.wservernews.com/070604-Double-Take