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Editor's Choice: Windows 2000 Administration

<b>Winner:</b> Microsoft Press Windows 2000 Resource Kit<br> <br> <b>Honorable Mention:</b> <a href="#erdisk">Aelita Software Aelita ERDisk</a>

The Shadow-Copy Knows

Volume Shadow Copy, another new Windows .NET feature, shifts the burden of backups and restores back to users.

Tough Migration Moves

Migrating from Novell Directory Services to Active Directory is hard work. This article explains how to assess your current situation, formulate an action plan and specify features for third-party help.

Group Policy XPerience

You can do more with Group Policy in Windows XP than in Windows 2000 Professional. Here’s a guide to the changes.

What’s New With NICs

Evolutionary, rather than revolutionary, current network interface cards offer increased speed, better CPU utilization and specialized functionality.

User Administrators: More Efficient Management

.NET sports features that'll streamline lower-level admin tasks.

Certified Mail

Licensing confusion, and more salary survey feedback.

.NET Leap of Faith

Release of Windows .NET Server is getting close. Should your company consider moving? Windows Insider Bill Boswell makes a case for the upgrade to Microsoft’s newest operating system.

The Expiration Date That Did Us In

IT people move on; so, who's doing backups?

Wireless for the Workgroup

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.

Hard Drive Fall Down, Go Boom!

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.

Troubleshooting Under Pressure

The root of your problems may lie in your event logs.

Tales from the Trenches

Much of the knowledge IT professionals gain won't be found in a book or taught in a class...

Printer Magic

You can do a lot with printers in Windows 2000. All it takes is a little sleight of hand.


For programmers, developers of component, application using Microsoft technology.

Wireless Meets Mother Nature

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.

Get Active Directory Replication Right!

There’s a method to the madness of Active Directory replication, but many of the concepts can be tough to decipher...

Exchange 2000 Upgrade, Times Two

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...

Barbarians at the Gate

Intrusion detection systems are becoming increasingly important in network security. Here’s a primer on what they do and how they work—and an evaluation of four popular sentries.

Optimize VB.NET Code Performance

Optimization rules have changed under VB.NET -- here's half a dozen new ways to build wicked-fast code.

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