Ed Roth


Ed Roth is a network manager for a government institution and contributing editor and product reviewer for Windows IT Pro.

Boot Directly from an iSCSI SAN
Booting a Windows server from an iSCSI SAN can provide economical data protection, and you might not even need new hardware to do it. These steps show you how.
A Guide to Windows Disaster Recovery and Backup
This eBook offers tips for developing a disaster recovery plan, looks at available tools for disaster recovery and system backup, and answers questions specific to recovery and backup concerns.
GPExpert Desktop Policy Manager
Group Policy is great for managing client systems but can be difficult to learn and use. DPM is an excellent tool for those who want to use Group Policy but don’t want to invest too much time in learning its complexities.
QNAP Systems NAS Server with Mtron SSDs
Solid state disk drives are cool, but they don't make sense in NAS.
Virtualization Alternatives: Parallels and Virtual Iron
With the availability of competitive, reasonably priced alternatives to Microsoft and VMware products, just about every IT pro can find a virtualization solution that fits his or her needs without blowing the budget.
Bringing iSCSI SAN and Virtualization Together 2
Two complementary technologies—iSCSI SANs and system virtualization—hold the power to completely change your systems management processes. Here’s how to implement iSCSI them in your environment to their full advantage.
Backing Up Virtual Systems
Here are some recommended backup practices for any virtualized environment.
Configuring SAN Volumes for Windows Virtual Server 3
Learn how to configure SAN storage on the Windows Virtual Server platform.
Configuring SAN Volumes for VMware ESX Server
Learn how to configure SAN storage on the VMware ESX Server platform.
Software-Based iSCSI Booting
Executive Summary:
Using software to boot from an iSCSI SAN could be easier than using hardware and offer other advantages. netBoot/i from Double-Take Software, previously known as winBoot/i from emBoot, can let you boot from iSCSI with your existing equipment.
The 4 Pillars of System Center Configuration Manager 1
SCCM 2007 is the new incarnation of Microsoft's vaunted SMS. Want to know how it can benefit your environment? Here's a look at the product's architecture, as well as its new and exciting features.
Vista's New Backup and Restore Technologies
To make backup and recovery processes more useful and forgiving, Microsoft built Vista’s new backup capabilities from the ground up instead of repackaging the old backup technology.
Vista Backup and Recovery Checklist 1
Here are five backup and recovery essentials in Windows Vista that you should know about.
System Center Essentials 2007 Beta 2
Here’s a first look at System Center Essentials 2007, Microsoft's promising management solution aimed at midsized businesses.
Plan and Implement a Secure Wireless Network
Is your company ready to deploy a wireless network? Here are seven basic steps to setting up a safe and secure WLAN.
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