October 2003 - Anti-spam solutions

Plus stories from the trenches; group policy management console; setting up forest trusts and more.


An Intrinsic Problem

How not to communicate with a Web server.

Crash, Reboot, Repeat

Sometimes it takes losing an old friend.

Networking Unplugged

What caused this problem the same time daily?

Understanding Bayesian Analysis

From the early days to recent times, see how spam and ham differ, statistically speaking.

Windows Server 2003 Books: A Pair of Winners

Books by these heavy hitters in the Windows 2003 world may be all you need.

The Excedrin Exchange Upgrade

You know what they say about the best laid plans...

Using DNSBLs

How Black Lists work for blocking spam.

The Honeymoon's Over

This would bring anyone back to reality quickly.

A Powerful Solution

Of sys admins and advertising.

Lighten Up the Group Policy Load

Microsoft’s new Group Policy Management Console is a solid—and much needed—tool for enterprise environments.

Two Services for the Enterprise

Defend your large enterprise with these spam stoppers.

Katie Barred the Door

Why not just anyone should change a naming convention.

What’s New in Exchange 2003

Spam-stopping features are included in this new version.

Outrun the Avalanche

These eight spam-fighting tools for Exchange want to play a major role in fighting unsolicited e-mail for your organization.

Spam-Fighting Terminology

A list of terms you should know.

Thank You, Hormel

The first meaning of spam.

Book Reviews

Windows 2003 Server Books: A Pair of Winners

Books by these heavy hitters in the Windows 2003 world may be all you need.

Exam Reviews

70-294: Active Directory Planner

Learning how to work with directory services is a long journey that involves trusts, policies and organizational understanding, along with the tools that make the operating system hum.

70-293: Securing the Network Infrastructure

This new Windows Server 2003 exam requires expertise with TCP/IP, DNS, NLB, clustering and security—emphasis on security.

Product Reviews

Eating up Spam

Tumbleweed’s hardware has a hearty appetite.

Administration From Afar

Remotely administer your desktops with GoverLAN.

Patrolling the Server Room

BMC PATROL monitors and corrects common problems.

Remote Control Done Right

Seeing the whole picture with NetSupport 8.1.

Boswell's Q&A

Local Control

Provide users with local admin access via this nifty script.

Rally 'Round the Server Roles

Nagging doubts about which domain controller is the RID Master.

Script Sampling

A reader needs a dynamic, graphical count of network traffic and wants to use scripting to do it. Bill points to a few sources for understanding scripting.

Call Me Certifiable

Locking the Barn Door

Of bowling and certifications.

Certified Mail

October 2003

Getting Licensed; Security Calamity; Salary Stories

Editor's Desk

Lab Experiments

What credentials could offer in the future.

Mr. Script

Using WMI Remotely

Two different solutions for using WMI with remote connections.

Security Advisor

Exercises in Trust

Setting up forest trusts can be tricky. Here’s a step-by-step instruction guide.

Does Windows Endanger Society?

Security study faulty at many levels; let me count the ways.

Tips and Tricks

4-1-1 on SUS

All you wanted to know about Microsoft's update service.


70-297 Active Directory Exam Released

Microsoft makes available core exam for MCSE on Windows 2003 track.

New Microsoft Office Version Launches

Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates kick off series of high-profile events to unveil the latest edition of Microsoft Office.

Microsoft Exam Targets Project Managers

New Exam 70-281 exam tests for enterprise deployment using Project Server 2003.

Desktop Tech Cert Sees Light of Day

Microsoft introduces new certification, MCDST, and two new exams aimed at help desk and desktop support experts.

Small Business Server 2003 Officially Launched

Newest Windows System Server software for small/medium business makes debut at Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference.

Security Tops Priorities at Microsoft Partner Conference

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer addresses security, promises new tools to combat growing problems.

High-Level Security Exam In Beta

Microsoft puts Exam 70-298 through its paces with beta testers the week of Oct. 6.

SBS 2003 Exam Beta Extended

Beta of newest exam for Small Business Server 2003 implementers ends Oct. 5.

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