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Technical Sessions   Thursday, August 6
8:30 am - 10:00 am Opening session: Management Directions for Windows NT
Tom Phillips, Microsoft Corporation

With the upcoming release of Windows NT5, Microsoft is adding a number of features that will help with managing large enterprises. All of these technologies are incorporated under the Zero Administration Initiative for Windows. Zero Administration Initiative for Windows includes infrastructure components such as Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) and Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM), management tools such as Systems Management Server and Microsoft Management Console, new developments such as policy management in Microsoft Windows NT® Version 5.0 operating system and interfaces for enterprise management vendors.

10:00 am - 10:15 am Break

10:15 am - 11:15 am Session 2 - Management and Monitoring
Session Chair: Chris Rouland, Director, X-Force, Internet Security Systems, Inc.

Patch 32: A System for Automated Client OS Updates
Gerald Carter, Auburn University

Monitoring Usage in an NT Workstation Lab
Paul Kranenburg, Erasmus University Rotterdam

11:15 am - 11:30 am Break

11:30 am - 12:30 pm Session 3 - Jointly Managing UNIX and NT
Session Chair: Mark Verber, WebTV

File System Security: Secure Network Data Sharing for NT and Unix
Dave Hitz, Bridget Allison, Andrea Borr, Rob Hawley, Mark Muhlestein, Network Appliance

NT Domains for UNIX
Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Hosted Luncheon

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Session 4 - Invited Talk
Windows NT - A New O/S that Architecturally Isn't so New

Mark Russinovich, NT Internals

Windows NT is considered a black box from the point of view of most people familiar with the architecture and internals of UNIX. This has lead to misconceptions about the way Windows NT works, and consoled those who believe that UNIX is somehow more elegant that Windows NT. In my talk I'll outline the capabilities and architecture of Windows NT, comparing it with traditional UNIX implementations in key areas. What you'll find is that Windows NT is in many senses more extensible, more architecturally defined, and cleaner than many flavors of UNIX. This is due to its strong roots in Digital's OpenVMS operating system, a fact that Microsoft has not publicized, but that I'll shed some light on.

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Break

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Session 5 - Windows NT Intrusion Detection and Handling Panel
Moderator: Chris Rouland, Director, X-Force, Internet Security Systems, Inc.

Peter Brundrett, Microsoft Corporation
David LeBlanc, Internet Security Systems
Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
Vin McLellan, Security Consultant

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions
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