November 2003 - Major Migration: Doing More with Less

Plus: SMS 2003; Exchange 2003; Storage Server; MCSE-Windows 2003 Exams; Firewalls, AD tools reviewed; more...


New Mail Carrier

Exchange Server 2003 is out, with improvements in mobile access and content delivery, and enhanced Outlook Web Access functionality among other upgrades. Here are the top 13 new features you need to know about.

Take Inventory of SMS 2003

This rev of Microsoft’s desktop management tool has been in the machine shop for three years. Now that it’s nearly here, let’s look under the hood.

Major Migration

This team’s mission: to move the entire Kentucky public school system to Windows Server 2003. In the meantime, they got their own kind of education.

Product Reviews

Bouncing Back From Crashes

Recovery Manager takes repair disks to the next level.

Protecting Mom and Pop

SonicWALL secures smaller networks.

Simplifying the Life of an AD Admin

NetPro’s suite can reduce AD administration woes.

Auditing Active Directory

Active Administrator centralizes Active Directory auditing.

Get Your Arms Around the Storage Beast

Veritas’ StorageCentral excels at Quota Management.

Easy Desktop Migrations

Desktop DNA can handle any size network.

Boswell's Q&A

Exchange in a Windows World

A few facts about installing Exchange 2003 under older Windows versions.

Local Admin Rights, Right or Wrong

Based on your feedback, the issue of local admin rights isn't cut and dried.

Bad Mail Black Hole

It'll take some careful investigation to figure out why bad mail on your Exchange server is eating up disk space.

Keys to the Kingdom

Is giving a local user admin rights any way to run a network?

Automating User Mailbox Creation

The trick to creating Exchange 2000 user mailboxes via scripting is in the CDOEXM libraries.

Call Me Certifiable

It’s Still Not Done

What to do about the ongoing to-do list.

Certified Mail

SUS support; Rewarding Job; Worms; and Data Replication Issues

Editor's Desk

Did You Hear the One…

Sometimes things are not what they appear.

Security Advisor

Cross Certification Trusts

Windows Server 2003 provides a way to implement trusts among Certification Authority hierarchies selectively. Here’s how it works.

Tips and Tricks

Power Up Offline Files

A feature for mobile users.

Windows Insider

Fine-Tuning Active Directory Access

Controlling who gets access to what in Active Directory means digging into the depths of AD. So grab a shovel and come along.


Exam 70-299 Betas Nov. 26-Dec. 11

Newest security specialist exam to go under beta testing in late November.

Comdex in Miniature

From ENTmag.com: Once the monster of all U.S.-based computer trade shows, Comdex is a mere shadow of its former self.

Gates Highlights Security, Spam in Comdex Keynote

Bill Gates opened Comdex reiterating Microsoft’s security messages and showing publicly for the first time several new security and spam-blocking technologies.

Windows XP OS Exam Beta Testing This Week

Exam 70-271 also to continue beta testing to Nov. 20.

Microsoft Offers Bounties for Virus Outlaws

Stung by brutal virus attack after brutal virus attack on its core products, Microsoft is fighting back with a $5 million reward fund for those that turn in virus authors.

Exchange 2003 Exam Goes Live Next Week

New exam for Exchange specialist titles debuts November 10.

What have YOU done to land a job?

We need your successful job-hunting advice.

Beta Testing of Desktop OS Exam 70-271 Nov. 3

New exam for MCDST gets beta tested from Nov. 3 through Nov. 10.

Does Microsoft’s “Monopoly” Threaten Computing?

Analysis: CCIA's damning report on Microsoft monoculture seems off target.

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