Ken Spencer


Ken Spencer is a longtime Microsoft Regional Director, and he consults as an architect on large application-development projects.

Make the Most of Your IIS System's Memory 2
The most important Web server configuration component is memory. Ken Spencer digs into how much memory is enough for your IIS servers.
Internet Scanner Keeps Your System Safe
Internet Scanner is a Microsoft Windows 2000 Resource Kit utility for analyzing network servers. Find out how you can use this tool to find potential security holes in your servers.
Changing Passwords over the Web 28
Examine how ADSI lets users change their passwords through a Web interface.
Using the HTTP Monitor to Monitor Web Sites and Applications 6
Ken Spencer introduces you to the Microsoft Windows 2000 Resource Kit HTTPMon utility.
The Command-line HTTP Client Tool
In this issue, Ken Spencer introduces you to the Microsoft Windows 2000 Resource Kit utility Command-line HTTP Client.
Managing COM Objects on NT 4.0
Windows DNA might be morphing into Microsoft .NET, but that doesn't change the fact that you build distributed applications one component at a time. Here's how to use NT 4.0's Microsoft Transaction Server to work with COM components.
IIS 5.0 Opens the Throttle
Performance improvements in IIS 5.0 help applications run faster.
The IIS Migration Wizard
This month in our continuing Windows 2000 Resource Kit series, Ken introduces you to the IIS Migration Wizard.
File Signature Verification
Verify that your Windows 2000 files are digitally signed.
The System File Checker 2
Learn how this Windows File Protection utility verifies that protected files are valid.
Resources for Exorcising DLL Demons
Learn about a set of tools you can use to track down problems on any Win32 platform.
Managing COM+ Applications
Learn how to install and manage COM+ components and applications on your servers in Win2K.
The HTML Text Filter
Ken Spencer introduces you to a Windows 2000 Resource Kit tool that can improve performance without losing maintainability--the HTML Text Filter.
Managing MTS Packages and Components
Learn how to manage components programmatically with Microsoft Transaction Server and COM+.
Using the Permissions Wizard
This month, Ken Spencer introduces you to an alternative to Internet Service Manager--The Windows 2000 Resource Kit's Permissions Wizard.
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