September 2004 - 2004 Salary Survey
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We test utilities that manage your essential servers and services.
Windows Terminal Services comes bundled with Windows Server 2003. Citrix costs
extra. Here’s why you might consider paying the piper.
MCP Magazine readers get a crack at the Microsoft CEO.
You've read "Decisions, Decisions," now find out more about Citrix and Windows Terminal Services so you can make an informed decision.
Passfaces authenticates users by having them recognize faces instead of remembering passwords.
Rainfinity's RainWall will help you ramp up the reliability and efficiency of your Microsoft ISA Server.
Tell us what you want and we'll serve it up every month.
Audit Collection Services provides a scalable means of consolidating security event logs across your enterprise.
With NT support ending soon, credit union administrator doesn't want to be left supporting orphanware and ponders an upgrade to Windows Server 2003.
On the road again, this time at TechMentor/San Jose, Bill takes time out to contemplate a solution to this admin's XP SP2 problem.
Admin wants to limit conference room scheduling. The Auto Accept agent in Exchange 2003 does the trick.
Quick solution that allows a public folder to automatically reply to incoming e-mail.
A baffled administrator finds a solution in the Office Resource Kit for an Outlook application accessing error. Plus: XP SP2 installation stories from the trenches.
Call Me Certifiable
Can blogs be reliable sources of information? As is always the case, don't believe everything you read on the Internet.
Readers share their take on our upcoming evolution into Redmond magazine and other issues.
Would you like IT information with that?
Why aren't more Windows pros using GPOs to their full potential?
Stepping outside of the box is a good thing.
Save time (and hassles) with these scripting tips.
Catch the culprits through logging, analysis and reporting.
Gathering of female execs sets standard for meetings and plain ol' manners.
Be careful who you give Power User privelages to or you may face abuse from within.
Smart cards and tokens add layers of authentication protection.
When you have to create a custom delegation task, get your structural setup completed and then create a custom console.
Tips and Tricks
Ease the pain by automating account creation.
Propagating the changes made to a Group Policy Object out to all the affected domain clients involves a complex array of interconnecting pieces.
Windows Tip Sheet
Conquer your world of servers from home.
BITS lets you take back your CPU when downloading large software and program files.
The fix is in for Windows Firewall settings on XP systems sitting on Small Business Server 2003 domains.
Stop migration sickness in Exchange with a painless script and registry change.
Users who travel expect 24/7 support on the road too.
From the business wires this week: an IT information and community portal opens, and an enterprise recovery manager and SSL VPN appliance for remote access to Citrix apps are released.
Microsoft hopes to get the software to PC OEMs in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States by early 2005.
From the business wires this week: manage years of e-mail in one networked storage space; security services to stop malware; more.
Microsoft joins two other certification groups in collaborating efforts to promote desktop technician and tech support certifications.
Security delays with Windows XP SP2 are causing cascading delays all through Microsoft’s delivery schedule.
From the business wires this week: Certiport in China, e-mail spam filters, an enterprise reporting solution and a software/intellectual property protection and licensing key to fight piracy.