Michael D. Reilly

Michael D. Reilly is a former contributing editor for SQL Server Magazine and Windows & .NET Magazine, an MCSE, and an MCT.

Articles by Michael D. Reilly
Creating SQL Server Databases
If database administration has been recently added to your list of duties, you'll appreciate these step-by-step instructions about how to create and maintain SQL Server 2000 and SQL Server 7.0 databases.
SQL Server 7.0 Installation Procedures
Here's a step-by-step guide to setting up SQL Server 7.0.
Installing SQL Server 3
Are you a network administrator who has recently become a database administrator, too? Here's your guide to setting up SQL Server 2000 or SQL Server 7.0.
Introducing SQL Server Security 1
Learn how SQL Server logins, server roles, database roles, and permissions help you protect your enterprise data.
Group Policy - 09 Feb 2000 13
Although Win2K's Group Policy is far more complex than NT's system policies, Group Policy might lower Win2K's TCO.
Configuring Windows 2000 2
Before you begin your rollout, create a configuration checklist. Here's where to find Win2K's configurable options.
A Tour Through Beta 3
Take a tour of Win2K's MMC, where you'll find some new tools, as well as new locations for your favorite NT tools.
Installing Win2K Beta 3 3
The author shares his experiences installing the beta versions of Win2K Pro and Win2K Server.
Thumbs-Up or Thumbs-Down?
The author rates several NT-related companies, products, and resources.
Best NT Practices
Before you shift your focus to Win2K, reevaluate your dos and don'ts for NT.
Windows NT Backup Strategy 3
Choose the right backup method to safeguard important data.
The Mysterious Disappearing Tape Catalog 9
Where to find this backup catelog.
Help Desk on a Budget
If you need to administer several computers remotely but can't justify the time or cost to use SMS, try using NT's tools. You might be surprized at how much you can do.
Setting NT System Policies 2
By setting proper systems policies, you can reduce Help desk calls, increase security, and possibly increase productivity.
Domain Name Resolution with DNS
DNS provides name resolution for IPaddresses outside your network and works with WINSto keeo up with IP address changes.
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