June 2004 - 4 Sub-$1,000 Servers
Plus: Small Business Server 2003, VLANs that VROOM, Group Policy Dos/Donts
You can buy a lot for $1,000 these days. We test four bargain-basement boxes and tell you what to expect.
Group policy can make your life as an administrator blissful or stressful.
Learn from one expert’s experiences what works with group policies, and what doesn’t.
As part of the June cover feature, "4 Dirt-Cheap Workgroup Servers," Microsoft Small Business Server 2003 might interest those small and medium businesses.
Virtual LANs are a good way to speed up your network by grouping users and
computers into logical, rather than physical, units. Here’s how they work.
As part of the June cover feature, "4 Dirt-Cheap Workgroup Servers," Microsoft Small Business Server 2003 also comes with a Backup Configuration Wizard. Here are two add-on products that offer help.
If you need to dig into the guts, this book may be for you. Then again, maybe not.
One thousand pages of pure modern messaging insight
These two new exams for developers really put your secure coding expertise to the challenge.
Vintela eases integration by replacing NIS with AD.
Microsoft’s Services for Unix ties two OS combatants together.
Admin wants to move up the experience ladder and learn scripting.
Performance dies on this unnamed admin's Dell server, so Bill helps him trace the problem to driver chaos.
Mysterious Exchange migration stopped; issuing a complex password challenge to users that they might actually like.
How to handle the growing problem that is the BadMail folder.
Admin wants to maintain snappy performance with user profiles and home folders with a Windows 2003 network upgrade.
Call Me Certifiable
How Microsoft is like the fairy tale.
Whether you get what you pay for in dirt-cheap servers. Plus, who's eagerly awaiting the next Windows servers? Not these readers.
Where do we go from here?
This script can be altered to read/write any kind of Registry entry.
Boot-up is a dangerous time for your systems, a time before security policies to protect them may be active. Avoid danger with persistent policies.
This tool allows you to do various things using different rights/credentials.
Tips and Tricks
Find out how to import Contacts and User Objects into Active Directory, as well as modify batched objects.
Microsoft’s next Service Pack for Windows XP is almost totally about improved security. And it shows.
Windows Tip Sheet
Running multiple instances of Run As flies in the face of convention, but it can be done.
You don't have to upgrade to take advantage of some of Windows 2003 tools.
Control software updates, even for remote workers.
Have you implemented SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services since it became available earlier this year? If so, we’d love to hear about your experiences, both good and bad.
Among the new releases: new tools to battle spam, TechNet Radio debuts.
New, updated IT software hardware announced on the business wire the week of June 14-18.
Quick fix for a computer that has been making buzzing sounds for weeks.
New, updated IT software hardware announced on the business wire the week of June 7-10.
Call for Users: Looking for Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 implementers with varying opinions.
User believe mind readers are hired at the help desk.
Citrix Systems released MetaFrame Access Suite, bundling MetaFrame Presentation Server with three products for managing access to enterprise applications.
Renamed publication adds veteran IT journalists to staff.