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Shall We Dance? Lab Exercises for Windows Server 2003

Once you’ve set up your lab, these three exercises will help you and your team start learning how to use the operating system’s most intriguing new features.

Eighth Annual Salary Survey: Call for IT Pros

2003 SALARY SURVEY UPDATE: It's that time of year when MCP Magazine begins preparing its compensation report for U.S. certified Windows networking and IT professionals, which we'll publish in August 2

What About NAS?

While SANs are networks that connect storage to servers, think of a NAS as a server with a lot of local storage.

Building the Perfect SAN

As prices continue to drop, storage area networks are becoming increasingly common. Here’s what you need to know to design and build your enterprise’s SAN. We’ve even done the testing for you.

Top Guns Under Fire

They were a smooth-running, well-oiled IT machine—then a sticky, application-specific problem tested their mettle.

Patching the Holes

Software Update Services is Microsoft’s new server for distributing hotfixes and patches across the enterprise. It’s also a tremendous time-saver.

IIS 6.0 Mature at Last

Microsoft’s Internet Information Server has struggled with performance and security issues its whole life. The latest version, though, shows just how far the Web server has come.

MOM—Everything Windows Including the Kitchen Sink

Committed to a true Microsoft monitoring solution? Microsoft Operations Manager 2000 may be for you.

While You Were Sleeping

Tired of 3 a.m. trips to the office? Enjoy a good night’s rest with these five Web-based monitoring tools.

Policy Management Made Easy

Figuring out what group policies apply to an object on your Windows 2000 network can be a painstaking process; but Windows .NET’s Resultant Set of Policies feature promises simplification.

Rip-Curl Redmond: Microsoft's Plans for the Future

Microsoft rules when it comes to monitoring conditions in tech. Yet, to surf the same waters, you need to read wave action—and Microsoft’s next moves—accurately, too.

Changing Addresses

Not too long ago, there were real fears that we’d run out of Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for our networks. That’s not likely to happen with IPv6.

Keep Your Migration From Heading South

If you’re planning on migrating users from GroupWise to Exchange, consider the Exchange Migration Wizard as a free alternative to expensive third-party options.

Profit and Loss

In MCP Magazine's eighth annual salary survey, we evaluate the current state of compensation and provide our outlook for the future of Microsoft certified professionals across the U.S.

Editor's Choice: Active Directory Management and Migration

<b>Winner:</b> Full Armor Software FAZAM 2000 3<br> <br> <b>Honorable Mention:</b> <a href="#aelita">Aelita Controlled Migration Suite</a>

Editor's Choice: Exchange Anti-Virus

<b>Winner: </b>GFI Ltd. MailEssentials for Exchange/SMTP 7<br> <br> <b>Honorable Mention:</b> <a href="#mcafee">Network Associates McAfee GroupShield</a>

Editor's Choice: Scripting

<b>Winner: </b>Sapien Technologies Primalscript<br> <br> <b>Honorable Mention:</b> <a href="#vbsedit">Adersoft VbsEdit</a>

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>

Editor's Choice: Backup

<b>Winner: </b>CommVault Systems Galaxy<br> <br> <b>Honorable Mention: </b><a href="#ultrabac">Ultrabac Software UltraBac 7</a>

Editor's Choice: Security

<b>Winner: </b>@stake LC4<br> <br> <b>Honorable Mention:</b> <a href="#msdn">Microsoft Corp. MSDN Universal Subscription</a>

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