Ed Roth


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

Monitor GPO Deployment
The simple yet powerful GPInventory tool runs both RSoP and WMI queries on one or more remote systems and collects the results of those queries.
Hardware Essentials in the Perfect SMB Network
A few rudimentary physical components are common to most SMB networks. These are the pieces that help you move the data that keeps your company in business.
Microsoft’s GIANT Potential 2
On December 16, 2004, Microsoft announced its acquisition of GIANT Company Software, a provider of anti-spyware and Internet security products.
10 Ways to Manage Desktops with Group Policy 9
Group Policy is nothing to be afraid of. Learn how to quickly implement policies for managing Windows desktops.
Spyware Hunters 42
We know you need it. With this comparative look at five enterprise-ready antispyware tools, you should be able to find the product you've been waiting for.
Not Ready for Prime Time
A few vendors either declined participation in our comparative review of enterprise anti-spyware products or didn't meet our qualifications for participation.
Call Center Dials 911
After investing 3 or 4 hours to lock down call center PCs through Group Policy, an IT pro is gratified to learn that the call center manager's troubleshooting time declined by as much as two-thirds.
EdgeSight 3.0
The data you gather with this client-management solution can help you make upgrade decisions, troubleshoot client problems, and maintain license compliance.
WARNING: XP’s File Association Web Service May Be Dangerous to Your Organization’s Health
Using XP’s file association Web service can lead to frustrated users and IT staff alike. Here’s how to head off any problems.
Group Policy Management Tools - 26 Oct 2004 13
These 10 products provide general Group Policy management assistance and extend and enhance Group Policy's basic functionality.
Open Up Your Remote Connections 9
Take a look at Remote Desktop—a powerful connectivity feature that lets remote Windows clients connect to host systems—and learn how to set up secure Remote Desktop connections.
Keeping Office Current 4
Use this batch file to update your Office clients from an administrative installation point.
Extending Group Policy 2
Create and use custom Administrative Templates to manage third-party applications.
Don’t Nag—Just Do It 10
Disk cleanup and defragmentation is a crucial but time-consuming undertaking. Here’s how you can automate the process.
Third Parties Enhance Microsoft's Systems Management Efforts 4
Get the scoop on Microsoft’s management strategy and third-party products that complement or extend SMS and MOM.
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