March 2000 - How to Limit User Access with Win2K Security

Plus, IEAK 5.0 exam reviewed; negotiating Win2K's licensing program; top 10 NT 4.0 security fixes.


Tickets, Please! Limit User Access with Windows 2000

Use Windows 2000's default security to make sure no one gets in without your permission. First step: Understand what ships in the product.

As Complex As It Gets: Windows 2000 Licenses

Windows 2000 licensing can be complex if your needs go beyond the basics. Our intrepid reporter sorts it all out, and offers some hints on where you can get the best deals for your company's needs.

From the Trenches: At Home with a Win2K Network

Do your homework! Setting up a small network running Win2K is just the ticket if you want hands-on experience immediately.

From the Trenches: Have a Crash-Free Day

Heroix RoboMon acts as a beacon for systems administrators whose networks are about to flounder on the rocks.

Exam Reviews

Behind the Browser

The IEAK 5.0 exam forces you to prove your knowledge of Internet Explorer and the technologies that make it work.

Product Reviews

No-Worry Software Builds

This product can get you through the most critical phase of software delivery.

Duplicate Your Data

Find Your Way Through Active Directory


TechNet: Plenty of CDs, Plenty of Value

TechNet subscriptions now offer more content and greater customization for international markets.

Call Me Certifiable

Just Get It

Still pondering whether to buy Windows 2000? There are a billion reasons why you should not wait.

Drill Down

An Online Education

ZDU offers online Windows 2000 training, along with plenty of other topics, but this reviewer still prefers that personal touch when he learns.

Editor's Desk

Five Star Years

A retrospective look at the MCP program's rapid growth and how it was covered in the pages of this magazine.

Mr. Script

Automate FTP Downloads

You can write scripts to download files from an FTP site using DOS or, better yet, components and WSH. Choose your weapon.

Professionally Speaking

Pay Your Dues

At what point in your career should you leave being a jack-of-all-trades and acquire a specialty?

Security Advisor

Top 10 Security Fixes

Plugging the most well-known holes in your Windows NT network is surprisingly easy. The author takes you step by step through her favorites.

Windows Foundation

The Windows 2000 Registry

No need to feel intimidated around the Registry. Here's a brief tour -- and your chance to modify the Registry safely.

Windows Insider

Group Think

Windows 2000 provides new mechanisms for keeping track of users and groups. But the familiar rules for managing them still apply.


Front, Face! MCP Magazine Wants To Publish Your Picture!

For an upcoming special project, MCP Magazine would like to publish photographs of its readers.

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