November 2002 - Your .NET Decision
Windows .NET Server Migration Considerations. Plus: 70-310 VB.NET/XML Exam reviewed; Novell NDS to Active Directory migration; Group Policy and Windows XP; what's new in network interface cards; more.
Evolutionary, rather than revolutionary, current network interface cards offer increased speed, better CPU utilization and specialized functionality.
Migrating from Novell Directory Services to Active Directory is hard work. This article explains how to assess your current situation, formulate an action plan and specify features for third-party help.
Volume Shadow Copy, another new Windows .NET feature, shifts the burden of backups and restores back to users.
You can do more with Group Policy in Windows XP than in Windows 2000 Professional. Here’s a guide to the changes.
Release of Windows .NET Server is getting close. Should your company consider moving? Windows Insider Bill Boswell makes a case for the upgrade to Microsoft’s newest operating system.
.NET sports features that'll streamline lower-level admin tasks.
Licensing confusion, and more salary survey feedback.
Scaling Microsoft Exchange 2000 is a pragmatic guide to designing large implementations.
What's going on in your network? Who can you trust? Take a look at Hackproofing Your Network and find out just how vulnerable you may be.
You can build Web services and the components that keep them running with Visual Basic. This exam pushes you to know your tools really well.
NetSupport Manager makes remote administration simple.
PC-Duo Enterprise provides comprehensive configuration management for enterprise networks.
PerfectDisk 2000 puts your hard drive back in harmony.
SiteKeeper helps admins maintain software control.
ScriptLogic configures desktops, launches apps and more.
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Each new version of Windows seems to introduce a new file system. Is Longhorn the end of it?
CyberGatekeeper Remote Policy Enforcer keeps your users in compliance and your network secure.
Helping others get more than a foot in the IT door.
Audit the software on users' machines with this month's handy script.
This month, Greg takes a reader’s resumé and gives it a fresh look.
This month, Steve takes a reader’s résumé and gives it a fresh look.
Implement Group Policy to automate the process of locking down domain controllers.
IP telephony is no longer just for companies that do a lot of geographically disparate work. Our columnist gives you the long-distance view.
"MCP By The Numbers," a monthly update of Microsoft certification that we published in the magazine, now appears on Microsoft's MCP Web site. The numbers show up with a few interesting discrepancies.
A CTEC in Florida is under the gun from a number of MCTs who say they haven’t been paid for work done.
Security remains a hot-button issue for Microsoft, as Brian Valentine, senior vice president for Windows, touted Redmond's new “hard" approach to software development.
For a limited time, Microsoft offers rapid online support for selected Microsoft products, including SQL Server 2000 and Windows 2000 Server. Cost of support: $99.
Microsoft allows MCAD/MCSD.NET core exams to count toward elective credit for MCDBA title.