February 2000 - Figuring Out Win2K's MMC
Microsoft Management Console -- what's missing and what works. Plus, preparing for an SMS 2.0 install.
Those who test products and changes before rolling them into production stand a higher chance of continued employment. Use that technical version of Darwin’s natural selection to your advantage.
Preparing an SMS 2.0 installation requires people, training, data-gathering, design, and testing. Here's an approach to guide you through the entire effort.
Microsoft set a lofty goal of creating a consistent interface to help you manage a variety of network tasks. MMC takes us partway there; here's what works— and which pieces still are missing.
CompTIA's latest vendor-neutral certification
proves your knowledge of Internet applications.
How one company applies its understanding of the psychological issues surrounding troubleshooting to make it an efficient and painless process.
Possessing an MCSE certification means you probably don't need this book. It would simply
The bottom line on Active Directory in fine detail.
Valuable and accurate information enabling you to excel as SQL Server database administrators.
ElcomSoft reliably recovers ZIP passwords.
Pass off simple admin tasks to someone else via Aelita Delegation Manager 3.0.
A tool for the serious Visual Basic developer.
Executive Software's Undelete compliments your backups with another layer of file protection.
Headline Viewer rethinks the news browser.
Drive your business with Microsoft's new Digital Dashboard.
Trusted Enterprise Manager lets systems administrators sleep at night.
Microsoft Official Curriculum has been adapted to target a wider range of IT Professionals.
Call Me Certifiable
Calling it a “Notes killer” may be premature, but Tahoe — the new kid
on the block — is ready to rumble.
In hindsight, the finding of fact in the Microsoft antitrust case was too obvious. What's next is the real surprise.
Interactive exercises and video animations are key
features of TestOut!’s Win2K exam prep materials.
But will you be confused by some inconsistencies
in the product?
A solid understanding of NT 4.0 will help you understand Windows 2000. This book spells out a track of attack for you.
As current electives go under the ax, MCSEs can only guess how relevant their certs may be in a year's time.
IIS gives you the power to create and manage virtual directories—for
jobs big (and little).
Use a handy utility called XRay.exe to scrutinize objects and understand what they can add to your scripting efforts.
The changes coming to your MCSE title with Windows 2000 give you a good reason to evaluate your career plans.
When you’re on the road, consider yourself (and your laptop) under the
constant threat of attack. Be prepared.
Intrusion detection isn’t just software—it means monitoring your network to discover attacks. Sometimes that infiltration comes from places you’d never expect.
Now that you understand the basic structure of a
SQL application, let's dissect the basis of information
retrieval: the query.
Application sharing can make you a hero with
remote users. But don't forget to examine the
hidden issues with using Win2K Terminal Services
in that mode.
Configuration of Active Directory is the second step to a successful installation.
With the slow but steady migration to Windows 2000, NetBIOS receives another stay of execution. So, how does this collective pet peeve affect you?
With the advent of this Windows 2000 tool, there’s finally a concerted effort to get .DLL hell and similar problems under control.
Microsoft’s Software Update Services has added a critical piece of functionality that promises to make it much more useful in the enterprise—the ability to install service packs.