Ever since Microsoft began bundling Terminal Services with Windows 2000 Server, users have asked, “Why should I pay for Citrix when Windows Terminal Services is free?”

“Sometimes you shouldn’t,” says Tim Reeser, chairman and CFO of Engineering Computer Consultants, a Citrix Platinum Reseller in Ft. Collins, Colo., and author of the recently published book Citrix MetaFrame for Windows Server 2003: The Official Guide. “When people ask, I tell them that for any deployment under 75 users, you can do reasonably well with just Terminal Services.”

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AccExp – Account expiration tool.

AdFind – Active Directory query tool.

AdMod – Active Directory modification tool.

ATSN – IP to Subnet/Site Information tool.

Auth – Authentication test tool.

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  • Automated Deployment Services (ADS). Available as a download, ADS for Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, includes a new set of imaging tools that enable you to automate the deployment of Microsoft operating systems.
  • Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM). For organizations that require flexible support for directory-enabled applications, ADAM is a breakthrough in directory services technology based on the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP).
  • File Replication Services (FRS) Monitoring Tools. A number of tools are available for managing FRS, the replication engine that keeps Distributed File System (DFS) shares synchronized, including both continuous monitoring tools, such as Ultrasound and Sonar, and snapshot troubleshooting tools such as FRSDiag.
  • Group Policy Management Console (GPMC). GPMC simplifies the management of Group Policy by making it easier to understand, deploy, manage, and troubleshoot Group Policy implementations.
  • Identity integration. Identity Integration Feature Pack for Microsoft Windows Server Active Directory manages identities and coordinates user details across Active Directory, ADAM, Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server, and Exchange Server 2003 implementations, enabling you to combine identity information for a given user or resource into a single, logical view.
  • iSCSI support. Available as a free download, the Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI) software initiator package works with the Windows platform to help provide low-cost, highly efficient IP-based storage area networks (SANs).
  • Windows SharePoint Services. Windows SharePoint Services sites take file storage to a new level, providing communities for team collaboration and making it easy for users to work together on documents, tasks, contacts, events, and other information.
  • Services for UNIX 3.5. Available as a free download, Services for UNIX 3.5 provides services that enable seamless interoperability with UNIX servers, such as an NFS and NIS server, as well as tools and services to help customers migrate applications from UNIX to Windows.
  • Windows Rights Management Services (RMS). A milestone of trustworthy computing, RMS is an information protection technology that works with RMS-enabled applications to help safeguard digital information from unauthorized use.
  • hier gehts zu den details – ebenfalls spannend: Windows Server Road Map Deliverables

    Google Desktop Beta

    Find your email, files, web history and chats instantly
    View web pages you’ve seen, even when you’re not online
    Search as easily as you do on Google

    Google Desktop Search finds:

    – Outlook / Outlook Express
    – AOL Instant Messenger
    – Internet Explorer
    – Text
    – Word
    – Excel
    – PowerPoint

    The Exchange Server MSSearch Administration tool can be used to determine which Exchange Stores in the domain have Full-Text Indexes, provide status on indexes, and provide administration tasks all via the command line.

    MSSearch Administration tool overview:

  • Provide a way to determine which Exchange Stores in the domain have Full-Text Indexes.
  • Provide a way to get the status of the existing Full-Text Indexes on an Exchange Server and provide additional information than what Exchange System Manager displays.
  • Provide a way to repair any existing Exchange Full-Text Indexes after any of the following has occurred:
  • – Domain Rename
    – Change Primary SMTP Address for Default Recipient Policy

  • Provide a way for an admin to perform actions against an existing Full-Text Index via a command line tool. The main actions being:
  • – Enable the Index for searching
    – Disable the Index for searching
    – Start a Full Population
    – Start an Incremental Population
    – Pause the current population
    – Resume the current population
    – Stop the current population
    – Reset the Index (Should only be used as a replacement for Deleting the Full-Text Index and then recreating it)

    zum download

    na dann doch lieber windows...

    ein kleines aber feines keyboard macro script; einfach die gewünschten keycodes und wiederholungen ändern, in eine textdatei kopieren und mit endung vbs abspeichern; und dann hat man 5 sekunden zeit, um auf die gewünschte applikation zu wechseln in der das script laufen soll

    Dim WShell
    Dim i
    Dim KeyCount
    Dim KeyCodes

    set WShell = WScript.CreateObject(“WScript.Shell”)

    WScript.Sleep 5000 ‘5 Sekunden warten, um die Applikation zu wechseln
    KeyCount = 3 ‘Anzahl der Wiederholungen
    KeyCodes = “{TAB}{TAB}{TAB} ” ‘Zu sendender Keycode
    For i = 1 to KeyCount
    WShell.SendKeys KeyCodes ‘definierte Keys senden
    WScript.Sleep 100 ‘Sicherheitshalber 100ms warten

    neben dem Longhorn Transformation Pack, welches bereits in der version 7 verfügbar ist, gibt es nun auch das MacOSX Transformation Pack

    alleine schon der bootscreen ist traumhaft:

    – For Windows XP Professional WITH SP2 ONLY!
    – And Windows Media Center Edition 2004 SP2!
    – Modded system files
    – Trillian iChat and iChatAV Skins
    – Tiger, Panther and Jaguar Windowblinds skins.
    – Aquadock skin
    – Windvd skin
    – Cursors
    – Sounds
    – Bootscreen
    – Nexplorer 1.9 Panther skin
    – Wallpapers

    Note: When installing press CANCEL when you get a question about replacing system files and then YES. You will get this a lot of times.

    The Exchange Server Best Practices Analyzer represents the individual knowledge of Microsoft engineers, information about product support issues, and best practices guidelines. This knowledge is transferred into a series of eXtensible Markup Language (XML) rules that can be run against deployments of Microsoft Exchange to deliver a thorough health and status check on the system — perhaps exposing hidden configuration problems that will become critical issues later or identifying errors that can be more easily corrected now than later. The tool operates from a remote workstation — it is not necessary to load the analyzer software onto the Exchange server itself.

    via MS PressPass; hier gehts zum download

    der “Exchange Server Best Practices Analyzer” untersucht 2000er und 2003er landschaften; 5.5er nur, wenn sie teil einer mixed-mode topologie sind.

    Key Features

  • Automatic download of the latest best practices so that the combined experiences of the top Exchange Server experts at Microsoft are available to you
  • Minimal installation prerequisites
  • Negligible impact on overall system performance so you can run the tool anytime
  • Detailed online or local documentation about any reported issues, including troubleshooting tips
  • Configuration information and other data can be captured for later review and for basic tracking of changes over time
  • Die negative Auswirkung der Fragmentierung von Daten auf Speichermedien ist schwer zu ermitteln, aber auf keinen Fall zu unterschätzen. Laut einer Studie der Volkswagen AG in Zusammenarbeit mit O&O Software (O&O Defrag) im Februar 2001 sind zwischen 6 und 192 ❗ Prozent Performancegewinn zu erziehlen.
    Mit dem Tool “IOMeter” (Original von Intel, mittlerweile übergeben ans Open Source Development Lab) lassen sich I/O Werte von Festplatten bestimmen; in der Standardeinstellung (67% Lesezugriffe, 33% Schreibzugriffe) lässt sich ganz gut der Einsatz eines Domino-Servers simulieren.