July 2001 - Sonic Boom! Windows 2002 Smashes Barriers

Plus: Win2K boot problems; SQL Design Exam reviewed; Certificate Authority planning and implementation; setting up ISA Server 2000


Step on Boot Problems

Knowing exactly how your Windows 2000 Server starts up can get you out of some tight spots.

Sonic Boom! Windows 2002 Smashes the Barrier

The next version of Windows is a worthy upgrade from Windows 2000, addressing several weaknesses and adding needed functionality. A Windows expert briefs you on the features and the limitations.

Windows XP: The Most Stable Desktop OS Yet

Some quick basics about Windows XP, including reliability and recoverability.

Covering Cover Letters

Does your resume need a cover letter? If you insist, what traits make for an effective, attention-getting one?

Book Reviews

It's a Reference! No, It's an Exam Prep!

The truth is, O'Reilly's MCSE guide works well as either.

Product Reviews

Aspirin for Your Active Directory Headaches

Is the thought of migrating your NT network to AD giving you sleepless nights? This tool can help you rest easier.

A Better Task Manager?

This replacement adds thread and window management.

PERL’s Hidden Treasures

You may think of PERL as something for Unix gurus, but wise Windows administrators can also benefit from this powerful scripting language.

User Migrations: PC Transplant Pro 2.1

Moving personality profiles from another OS to Windows 2000 used to be a tedious process. These tools can turbo-charge that task.

Make User Migrations Fly

Moving personality profiles from another OS to Windows 2000 used to be a tedious process. These tools can turbo-charge that task.

Enterprising Backup

Syncsort’s Backup Express is a powerful package, but that strength comes at a price.

Call Me Certifiable

XPerience the Delays

Hey, Redmond! When it comes to the latest, take the time to make sure it’s the greatest.

Drill Down

Questioning Success, Part 1

Digging into practice questions reveals strategies that may help you pass the Windows 2000 Professional exam.

Editor's Desk

Learning Curves

Has your training center hugged you today?

Mr. Script

Class Rules

By digging into the advanced capabilities of classes, you can harness the power of VBScript and do some pretty darn amazing things.

Professionally Speaking

The Road Best Traveled

With so many roads to choose from, which certification path should you follow?

Security Advisor

Digging a Tunnel

As a company grows, so does its need for fast, secure connectivity. Enter ISA Server, a caching firewall that also serves as a nifty VPN endpoint.

Windows Foundation

Administrative Tools Folder Exposed

These Windows 2000 administration tools will help you get through the day more quickly.

Windows Insider

Respecting Authority

CAs play a vital role in managing identity between networks and aren’t difficult to install—as long as you plan wisely.


System Administrator Appreciation Day

You rescue the network from a server failure and what do you get? Maybe a pat on the back...

Redmond Unveils Windows .NET Server Exams

New exams planned for general availability in early 2002.

MCSE Exams Discount Extended One More Month

Selected MCSE core and electives exams available for 25-percent until end of September.

Active Directory Guides Available

"Best practices" papers now available on Microsoft's Windows 2000 resources site.

Microsoft Preps New Tracks for Systems Admins, Developers

Redmond examining exam matrices for new tracks, which candidates may attain as early as first quarter 2002.

Windows XP Exam to Debut in Q4 2001

Windows XP/.NET Server exams outlined at Microsoft Fusion.

Cert Group May Add New Titles

Microsoft's Certification and Skills Assessment group plans to announce new tracks for systems administrators and developers.

MOM Gets into .NET Management

Microsoft demonstrated Microsoft Operations Manager 2000 at Networld+Interop.

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