Best forums/groups/resources for windows administrators?
January 17, 2008 5:00 PM   Subscribe

Best forums/groups/resources for windows administrators?

I'm starting to do a lot more windows admin stuff and am looking for some really good forums where I can search for and ask questions about everything from group policy to software deployment. I found the technet forums to be ghost towns. Although, the newsgroups seem pretty active. Where are some of the best communities for this kind of thing? Thanks in advance.
posted by the ghost of Ken Lay to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Unfortunately it isn't free, but I get my moneys worth at

I've found answers to alot of exchange, active directory, etc problems there.
posted by meta87 at 5:28 PM on January 17, 2008

I know it's not quite what you asked, but I always found ridiculously awesome.
posted by kaydo at 5:28 PM on January 17, 2008 messageboards for application packaging and deployment

Petri IT Knowledgebase: forums

Windows IT Pro: forums

MyITForum: Forums

Not a forum but potentially useful: The "Non-Admin" Weblog

I've got a lot more in my bookmarks backup. When I get a few minutes I'll see if there are any worth posting.
posted by JaredSeth at 5:30 PM on January 17, 2008

slight derail - meta87: is experts-exchange really good enough to pay for? I've searched their site using Google (because the google cached results actually let you see the answers) and sometimes something decent comes up, but I see an awful lot of unanswered queries on there. Just curious.
posted by JaredSeth at 5:34 PM on January 17, 2008

Experts Exchange doesn't require payment or registration. Just scroll all the way to the bottom of a page, past all the many ads, and the answers are there.
posted by likedoomsday at 6:11 PM on January 17, 2008

Usenet (microsoft.*) and IRC (efnet #windowsnt).
posted by rhizome at 6:23 PM on January 17, 2008

A couple others I use from time to time.

Microsoft Software Forum Network

Tek-Tips Forums
posted by JaredSeth at 6:45 PM on January 17, 2008

I've seen a lot of threads from EE that matched exactly what I was looking for and never knew I could still see the results. Thanks for the tip!
posted by jmd82 at 7:52 PM on January 17, 2008

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