November 2003 - Major Migration: Doing More with Less
Plus: SMS 2003; Exchange 2003; Storage Server; MCSE-Windows 2003 Exams; Firewalls, AD tools reviewed; more...
Exchange Server 2003 is out, with improvements in mobile access and content delivery, and enhanced Outlook Web Access functionality among other upgrades. Here are the top 13 new features you need to know about.
This rev of Microsoft’s desktop management tool has been in the machine shop for three years. Now that it’s nearly here, let’s look under the hood.
This team’s mission: to move the entire Kentucky public school system to Windows Server 2003. In the meantime, they got their own kind of education.
SonicWALL secures smaller networks.
Desktop DNA can handle any size network.
Active Administrator centralizes Active Directory auditing.
Veritas’ StorageCentral excels at Quota Management.
Recovery Manager takes repair disks to the next level.
NetPro’s suite can reduce AD administration woes.
A few facts about installing Exchange 2003 under older Windows versions.
Based on your feedback, the issue of local admin rights isn't cut and dried.
It'll take some careful investigation to figure out why bad mail on your Exchange server is eating up disk space.
Is giving a local user admin rights any way to run a network?
The trick to creating Exchange 2000 user mailboxes via scripting is in the CDOEXM libraries.
Call Me Certifiable
What to do about the ongoing to-do list.
Sometimes things are not what they appear.
Windows Server 2003 provides a way to implement trusts among Certification Authority hierarchies selectively. Here’s how it works.
Tips and Tricks
A feature for mobile users.
Controlling who gets access to what in Active Directory means digging into the depths of AD. So grab a shovel and come along.
From ENTmag.com: Once the monster of all U.S.-based computer trade shows, Comdex is a mere shadow of its former self.
Newest security specialist exam to go under beta testing in late November.
Bill Gates opened Comdex reiterating Microsoft’s security messages and showing publicly for the first time several new security and spam-blocking technologies.
Exam 70-271 also to continue beta testing to Nov. 20.
Stung by brutal virus attack after brutal virus attack on its core products, Microsoft is fighting back with a $5 million reward fund for those that turn in virus authors.
We need your successful job-hunting advice.
New exam for Exchange specialist titles debuts November 10.
New exam for MCDST gets beta tested from Nov. 3 through Nov. 10.
Analysis: CCIA's damning report on Microsoft monoculture seems off target.