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Technical Sessions   Friday, August 7
9:00 am - 10:30 am Session 1 - The Microsoft Corporate Rollout of NT 5.0
Curtis Cummings, Technologist, ITG Systems Integration Team, Microsoft Corporation

The implementation of NT 5.0 presents a fundamental change in NT based infrastructure architecture, implementation procedures and management policies of large scale NT systems. Microsoft's Information Technology Group (ITG) has adopted an agressive implementation plan to facilitate the internal rollout of NT 5.0 which incorporates most of the key features of NT 5.0 including a new global name space based on an NT 5.0 hierarchical design.

This session will explain and discuss ITG's rollout strategy, including namespace planning, incorporation of key NT 5.0 features into a global network, and migration strategies.

10:30 am - 11:00 am Break

11:00 am - 12:30 pm Session 2 - Operating System and Software Installation
Session Chair: Richard Holland, Rockwell Collins

AutoInstall for NT: Complete NT Installation Over the Network
Robert Fulmer and Alex Levine,  Lucent Technologies, Bell Labs

Providing Reliable NT Desktop Services by Avoiding NT Server
Thomas A Limoncelli, Robert Fulmer, Thomas Reingold, Alex Levine, Ralph Loura, Lucent Technologies, Bell Labs
(Originally scheduled for 11am Saturday)

Software Distribution to PC Clients in a Common Enterprise Network
Cam Luerkens, Rockwell A&C

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Hosted Luncheon

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Session 3 - Bringing the "Real" Internet to Windows NT
Bo Ahlberg, MetaInfo, Inc.

This is the story of the problems, pitfalls and solutions that came of porting Sendmail and BIND to NT. We will cover some of the key differences between NT and UNIX that make porting to NT such a pain. In the process we will reveal the "cool" solutions, stupid tricks and some things we would rather forget we did. What you will come away with an understanding of what to look for and what to avoid when porting to NT.

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Break

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Session 4 - Works-in-Progress Reports
Coordinator and Session Chair: David N. Blank-Edelman, Northeastern University

The Works-In-Progress (WIP) talks consist of five-minute informal presentations that describe projects that are underway or just starting up. Expect to hear new and stimulating ideas, and please consider contributing your own.

To submit a WIP, send a one or two paragraph abstract to, including your name, affiliation, and title of the talk.

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions
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