In-Depth Features


Editor's Choice: DNS Name Resolution

<b>Winner: </b>Visualware VisualRoute 6.1a<br> <br> <b>Honorable Mention:</b> <a href="#nessoft">Nessoft Ping Plotter</a>

Editor's Choice: Training

<b>Winner:</b> DameWare Development DameWare NT Utilities<br> <br> <b>Honorable Mention: </b><a href="#vmware">VMware Workstation</a>

Hacking SQL Server

SQL Injection is a fairly new method of hacking your database. Learn how it’s done—and how to protect yourself.

Editor's Choice: IIS Monitoring

<b>Winner: </b>Parker Software Ltd. Who's On<br> <br> <b>Honorable Mention:</b> <a href="#netiq">NetIQ WebTrends</a>

Editor's Choice: Products We Love

</i>MCP Magazine<i>'s</i> experts name the products they can't live without. See what you may want to add to your Windows network management operations.

Editor's Choice: NT 4.0 to Windows Migration

<b>Winner: </b>Tranxition Software Personality Tranxport Professional 3.0<br> <br> <b>Honorable Mention:</b> <a href="#xpress">Altiris eXpress Migration Suite</a>

Write Unit Tests

Unless you test your application fully, you can't be sure changes you make won't affect another part of the system. Use unit tests to improve programming and application-release quality.

Editor's Choice: Defragmentation

<b>Winner: </b>O&O Software O&O Defrag 4 Professional<br> <br> <b>Honorable Mention: </b><a href="#diskeeper">Executive Software Diskeeper </a>

The Shadow-Copy Knows

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

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.

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.

What’s New With NICs

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

.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.

User Administrators: More Efficient Management

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

Certified Mail

Licensing confusion, and more salary survey feedback.

MCAD

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

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...

Troubleshooting Under Pressure

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

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.

Printer Magic

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

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