Server Operating Systems: Windows, Linux and Unix News
December 09, 2014
Microsoft's last set of security fixes for the year brought critical fixes for Microsoft Office, VBScript and Internet Explorer.
July 11, 2014
Windows Server 2003 end of life is a year away, and HP is looking to get partners to move clients to a new Microsoft OS, servers, storage and networking wrapped with HP support services and HP financial services.
May 01, 2014
Administrators stuck on Windows XP, which hit end-of-life in April, were granted a small reprieve when Microsoft released a patch for an IE bug.
April 29, 2014
A review and preview of the latest version of Oracle Solaris, Solaris 11.2.
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Compared with the Windows XP transition, the migration from Server 2003 may be more laborious and complicated for solution providers. Adding to the challenges, customers' attitudes remain mixed -- despite Microsoft's looming deadline. Continue Reading
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As security changes with each Windows Server release, admins should keep up with the PKI improvements. Continue Reading
If you're still taking a traditional approach to Windows Server licensing in your virtual data center, you're leaving money on the table. Continue Reading
OpenLDAP is a simple, free, fully functional alternative to Active Directory. Follow these steps to set up OpenLDAP on Linux platforms. Continue Reading