June 2003 - Firewall Protection

Firewall protection, a Primary DC reboot nightmare; Office XP security; and more


Safe Waters

How do you dive into the sea of networks in an efficient and secure way? We look at four firewall products—both hardware and software—that will help keep the sharks at bay.

The Process That Wouldn't Die

This IT pro should have known better than to reboot the Primary Domain Controller on Friday the 13th. Read on about his special nightmare.

Book Reviews

In-Depth Installer

The Administrator’s Introduction to Application Repackaging and Software Deployment using Windows Installer provides a solid reference.

Product Reviews

An Eye on Security

Retina puts several security tools into one package.

Going Tapeless

LiveVault makes secure backup and restore a snap.

Many Exchange Servers, Little Time

Quest MessageStats makes it easier to keep on top of things.

Exchange Stronghold

Thwart nasty viruses with Sybari’s Antigen.

Call Me Certifiable

The Pricing Problem

Your faithful correspondent contemplates exam economics.

Certified Mail

Certified Mail: June 2003

Who's worth hiring; how fast will you tread to Windows Server 2003 upgrade?

Editor's Desk

The Dating Game

Will you accept or decline the latest offer?

Mr. Script

Registry Rights

Changing the registry is a scary concept, but WMI makes it simple.

Professionally Speaking

Getting (and Staying) in IT

This month, our columnists address some common questions.

Security Advisor

Locking up the Office

Office XP is a big product, one that requires close scrutiny to properly lock down.

Windows Foundation

Home as Office

You can conceivably set up most of your company for telecommuting with Windows Server 2003’s much-improved RRAS and VPN features. Here’s how.

Windows Insider

Securing Wireless

Bill wraps up his three-part series on building a wireless infrastructure by discussing security protocols.


Microsoft Planning to Certify Half a Million in China

China is a potentially huge market for the IT industry. And, of course, Microsoft would never miss out on an opportunity like that.

IT Critical in Helping Iraqi War Effort

Federal Computer Week reporter reports on IT systems deployed during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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