A Few of My Favorite Things
Compaq knows a thing or two about
troubleshooting large networks. Here are some
of the utilities and programs it uses most and
likes best for Windows 2000.
Troubleshooting for Windows NT is
a lot easier than troubleshooting for Windows
2000. NT's been around for years, with multiple
service packs released, and an IT community that's
had a long time to share information. It's a mature
product with a wealth of information available
on its flaws and idiosyncrasies.
Not so Win2K. The installed base
is still much smaller than NT. The first two service
packs are available, but the community using Win2K
is smaller than the NT community. Fewer users
means there's not as much help available through
user groups or the Web.
Compaq Computer Corp., on the other
hand, has been using Win2K for much longer than
most of the rest of us. As a key Microsoft partner,
it's been testing, using and troubleshooting the
OS since the beginning. Here are some of the diagnostic
and troubleshooting products and utilities it
relies rely on in its day-to-day use of Win2K
for its own vast network, and those of clients
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Reviewers include Jeff A. Dunkelberger, Fred Grant, Jim Hautala, Alistair Limb, Patrick Lownds, and Kendall Wright. Ann Lovell, MCSE, also contributed to this article.