October 2002 - Tales From the Trenches
Active Directory replication; Wireless Access Points Roundup; Printer Magic; 70-305 Exam Reviewed; more.
IT people move on; so, who's doing backups?
With today’s new features and improved defenses, you no longer have to choose between convenience and security when deploying an enterprise-level wireless network.
You can do a lot with printers in Windows 2000. All it takes is a little sleight of hand.
It’s important to remember that the answer’s not always in a book or taught in a class, as we found out when investigating a disrupted wireless link.
Further investigation of a hard drive failure revealed one tiny but important tip that now lets one company's e-mail server run problem-free.
There’s a method to the madness of Active Directory replication, but many of the concepts can be tough to decipher...
The root of your problems may lie in your event logs.
Much of the knowledge IT professionals gain won't be found in a book or taught in a class...
It took three separate attempts to finally upgrade my company to Exchange 2000—this after doing the upgrade in a lab environment and upgrading a pilot box with the IT department on it...
Offering more than just design basics, this book delves into the management of large-scale LANs.
Quick Look: A comprehensive must-have for Exchange admins.
Microsoft's Visual Studio .NET has revolutionized the way we write Web applications. But does that ease of development necessarily mean a lack of complexity? Hardly, as this exam shows.
Once installed, bvControl tames servers.
Flicks Titan shores up your IIS security
PestPatrol is handy when normal virus protection isn’t enough.
DirectoryTroubleshooter can help you become one with AD.
ELM Enterprise Manager is more than just a baby-sitter.
Call Me Certifiable
Have you read your EULAs lately?
Readers chime in on salary surveys; exam-testing skills; licensing; and exerting buying influence.
How do you like our new look?
When software clogs up your system tray, it's time to pull out this Roto-Rooter of a script.
Good communication with fellow employees is key to getting work done; in this situation, it's the key to remaining employed.
Securing your servers by using templates isn't child's play. In her second installment on this topic, Roberta finds a parallel to a game.
As SAN and NAS storage drops in price, more companies are implementing them. What's your role in managing these devices?
What would you need to know about Win2K if you were struck with reverse amnesia? Confused? Read on…
One-week testing phase for MCSE elective exam starts today.
Registration for this MCSE elective exam already underway.
Microsoft sends out invitations to candidates for final MCSD.NET core requirement exam.
Purchase the second edition of selected Microsoft Press MCSA/MCSE-related exam prep materials and get a discount voucher for related exams at VUE.
In a precedent-setting move, Microsoft has chosen an outside company, ACT, to develop an MCP exam.
Windows 2000 is now the Microsoft product on which MCPs have the greatest amount of knowledge, perhaps reflecting Win2K’s growing pervasiveness in the market.
Later this week, Microsoft's training and skills assessment group will release two new exams to shore up the developer certification tracks.
Microsoft is due to get Release Candidate 2 of Windows .NET Server out the door this month.
Security exam to face scrutiny of beta testers Oct. 10-17.
Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 and Windows XP SP 1 share a key element—changes to comply with Microsoft’s antitrust settlement with the Department of Justice.