Articles by Drew Bird 

For Win Wonks, Software Restriction is Good Policy

Software Restriction Policies, Part One: One way to head worms and trojan malware off at the pass is to keep them from running at all. With Win Server 2003 Software Restriction Policy management, you can do just that, flexibly, with no additional software, and with little change to your carefully tuned Active Directory configuration.

Simplify File Recovery with Volume Shadow Copy Service

Users want to recover altered or deleted files all the time, but they never seem to want what you give them. With Windows Server 2003's Volume Shadow Copy Service, backups start making a lot more sense for both you and your users.

The Simplicity and Serenity of DHCP Fault Tolerance

Given the simplicity and value of setting up fault tolerance for your DHCP services, it's surprising how many network admins fail to do so. Drew Bird explores how a simple matter of planning your implementation and putting it into place can save you potential aggravation down the road.