03/01/2002

March 2002 - Automate Your Administration

10 scripts to automate admin tasks. Plus: scripting tools; exercising your Active Directory database; BizTalk exam reviewed.


In-Depth

Be Prepared

Scout out potential trouble by listening to your servers’ sounds. The best plan, as always, is a current backup.


Your Brief Guide to Scripting Tools

Editors exist for all kinds of scripting needs—some free, some cheap, and some not-so-cheap. Use this guide to help you find the right product for your work.


Automate Your Administration

Speed up and simplify your work by applying these 10 scripts to the job.


The TaeBo Workout for Your Active Directory Database

ntds.dit can quickly grow flabby if you don’t work it out regularly. Let NTDSUtil be your coach.


News

MCSA Ranks Exceed 5,000 Charter Members

Microsoft to recognize early adopters with wallet card and special certificate.


Objectives Guides for .NET Exams Now Online

New exams guides for Microsoft's developer tracks now available; details beta dates.


Your Brief Guide to Scripting Tools: Primalscript

Editors exist for all kinds of scripting needs—some free, some cheap, and some not-so-cheap. Use this guide to help you find the right product for your work.


Storage Quota Management

Users can chew up disk space in seconds. Quota Server can deal with these space hungry people.


Your Brief Guide to Scripting Tools: Visual KiXtart Editor 3.0

Editors exist for all kinds of scripting needs—some free, some cheap, and some not-so-cheap. Use this guide to help you find the right product for your work.


Get to Know Those Nodes

LANutil Elite 5.1 is an efficient, effective hardware and software inventory program.


More Protection Than You Want

CheckIt Firewall locks down your computer so well that no traffic flows in or out!


WinProxy Delivers on Promises

Polka your way around the Internet.


Certified Mail: March 2002

The value of bootcamps; what MCPs wear; Microsoft's certification retirement policy.


ActiveManage Extends the Sysadmin's Reach

Keep your network running from anywhere.


Are You a Winner in Our MCSA Contest?

In a newsletter from Jan. 31, I announced a contest seeking early adopters of Microsoft's Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator title.


Closest on the Count

An MCP from India is the winner of our Count-the-MCSEs competition.


An Olympian IT Challenge

MCSE Scott Seppich expects long work days in February, having joined the SchlumbergerSema staff integrating the IT infrastructure for the Olympics.


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