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[TechRepublic] Ease backups and restores with Microsoft DPM tool

March 18, 2009
Use Data Protection Manager to ease backups and quickly restore files
Microsoft's Data Protection Manager gives you more flexibility managing your backups and recovering files when needed. Derek Schauland tells you how it works.


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Windows-based network quality of service primer
Managing network QoS can be difficult for networks where limited IT staff and equipment is available. IT pro Rick Vanover shows one approach to QoS through Group Policy.

Transitioning your Cisco network to IPv6
There are some handy resources available to help you make the transition to IPv6 on your Cisco network.

A tickle script you simply must have for your network engineering toolbox
Quickly perform a variety of duties on your Cisco router with the use of TCL (Tool Control Language), or "tickle" scripts. Lori Hyde provides you with one that you need to keep in your net admin toolbox.

Managing Active Directory objects with PowerShell in Windows Server 2008
The Windows PowerShell environment allows object interaction through providers or native integration. Using this tool can make automating the management of AD fairly straightforward for all administrators.

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Automate custom Vista installs with vLite
Dino Nuhagic's vLite version 1.2, used in conjunction with Microsoft's Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK), is a powerful software tool that allows you to create a customized Windows Vista installation disc(s).

How do I... Create an installation flash drive for Windows 7?
Steven Warren shows you a no nonsense approach to creating a flash key drive that you can use to install the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system.

How does Ubuntu's Upstart system initialization compare with runit?
Vincent Danen takes a look at Ubuntu's Upstart system, which is an event-based replacement for SysV init that handles the starting of tasks and services during boot. He looks at how it supervises services and compares it to runit.

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Google: The search giant quietly starts behavioral targeting
March 11, 2009 is when Google initiated what it calls interest-based advertising, or behavioral targeting to the rest of us. If this concerns you, find out what you can do.

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