October Networking MVP Update

Networking MVP Highlights Windows Server – Networking Richard Wu Home: Hong Kong SAR   MVP Award: since October 2005   MVP Public Profile   Blog: Richard Wu ·         Windows Vista / Longhorn Blog ·         Richard Wu(Microsoft Most Valuable Professional[MVP] and Community Star)   Hobbies/interests:  I can tell you that I have lot of hobbies and interests, playing with computer should be the first one. (I start to play computer when I was 10, like many guys in HK, I started with computer games :-p)   I always read computer magazine in order to learn new technology. Tom's Hardware website is … Continue reading October Networking MVP Update

Tools to monitor DNS

Just read a good article from MCPMAG which was about DNS command line tools. So, re-post here:  By Zubair Alexander Domain Name System service is one of the most important services on your Windows network. The importance of DNS is even more apparent on an Active Directory network because the entire Active Directory infrastructure relies heavily on it. To troubleshoot and monitor DNS services, you can turn to numerous tools out there. You might be familiar with Nslookup, a popular, built-in tool used to troubleshoot DNS-related problems. We'll look at two that aren't as well-known: DnsCmd and DnsLint, both from … Continue reading Tools to monitor DNS

Why Microsoft recommend temporarily disabling anti-virus or anti-spyware applications before install IE7?

I got a offical answer from MS guy: A few people have asked why we recommend temporarily disabling anti-virus or anti-spyware applications (which I??ll refer to together as anti-malware) prior to installing IE7, so here??s a little insight to the situation. Along with copying IE7 files to your system, IE7??s setup writes a large number of registry keys. A common way anti-malware applications protect your computer is by preventing writes to certain registry keys used by IE. Any registry key write that fails during setup will cause setup to fail and rollback changes. We work around the problem in most … Continue reading Why Microsoft recommend temporarily disabling anti-virus or anti-spyware applications before install IE7?

Explaining WPA2

I just read a good article from NetworkWorld which talk abut the new WPA2, so I attached here: Wireless Security  By Joshua Wright, Network World, 09/11/06 Can you explain the differences between WPA and WPA2 and provide some information on the different features and functionality? In April 2003, the Wi-Fi Alliance introduced an interoperable security protocol known as WiFi Protected Access (WPA), based on draft 3 of the IEEE 802.11i amendment. WPA was designed to be a replacement for WEP networks without requiring hardware replacements, using a subset IEEE 802.11i amendment. Organizations who adopt WPA can take advantage of the following features: * … Continue reading Explaining WPA2

Why Internet Explorer 7 cannot(IE7) visit some web sites which IE 6 can access with no problem.

Just read a article from MS guy and got a idea why I cannot use IE7 to visit some web sites while IE 6 got no problem on them: A quick recap: On Windows XP SP2, IE7 will send the following User-Agent header: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1) On Windows 2003 Server, IE7 will send the following User-Agent header: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.2) On Windows Vista, IE7 will send the following User-Agent header: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.0) Over the last eighteen months, most sites that had previously blocked the new version of … Continue reading Why Internet Explorer 7 cannot(IE7) visit some web sites which IE 6 can access with no problem.