09/01/2003

September 2003 - Tools for simplifying your AD work

plus network monitoring tools; one consultant's story on a building a server-based network on a shoestring; more.


In-Depth

The Treasures of Windows 2000 SP4

Besides amending the EULA to maintain antitrust compliance and adding USB and wireless support, Microsoft rolls up fixes for a slew of performance bugs into its latest service pack.


Attention to Details

These three high-end monitoring tools automate the management of networks with thousands of nodes.


A Wing and a Prayer

Build a server-based network—including a Web site and e-mail—from scratch for $2,000? For this consultant, that required resourcefulness and some “outside” help.


The 12 Mighty Chores of Active Directory Administration in Depth

Admininstering Active Directory takes some practice. Here are 12 exercises to keep your AD skills limber.


12 Mighty Labors of Active Directory Management

Administering and managing AD encompasses a multitude of activities. Although you can do the job with built-in services and tools, four powerful third-party solutions also want to help.


Active Directory Migration Gets Easier

Microsoft’s recently released Active Directory Migration Tool v2 offers important enhancements over the first version. One of Hewlett-Packard’s top AD experts briefs us on the improvements.


News

Report: Microsoft Monopoly Puts Computing at Risk

Microsoft's virtual monopoly on the desktop puts networks and computing at large, at grave risk, according to authors of a paper on security.


UPDATE: SBS 2003 Exam in Beta This Week

Microsoft has released latest exam, this time for Small Business Server implementers, to beta testers.


Free MCSD Exam Voucher Offer Deadline Looms

Voucher giveaway for free attempt at 70-300 Analyzing .NET Requirements exam ends Sept. 30.


CERT: Watching the Internet

The nation's IT infrastructure remains safe, thanks in part to the efforts of Carnegie Mellon's Computer Emergency Response Team.


Exchange 2003 Exam Tested This Week

Microsoft sends newest exam, 70-284, Implementing and and Managing Exchange Server 2003, to beta testing.


Cert Group Q&A: Making Progress on Program Improvements

Microsoft's certification group faces its fans and critics, offering insights into the latest program changes.


TechMentor Attendees Bask in Newfound Expertise

Hundreds of Windows IT professionals descended upon sunny San Diego Tuesday for the bi-annual TechMentor conference, put on by Microsoft Certified Professional Magazine.


Small Business Server Gets First Exam

Microsoft will shortly be releasing the first exam for people who want to prove their expertise in Small Business Server 2003.


Microsoft Announces New Version of Security Specialist Titles

In conjunction with new Exchange-based specialist titles announced this morning, the company adds Windows 2003 versions of the security titles.


New MCP Titles Highlight Exchange Expertise

Microsoft adds two new specialist titles to its MCSA/MCSE tracks, follows up with some details on two new Exchange 2003-based exams.


Three More MCSE-Windows 2003 Exams Debut This Week

Two more exams for the Core Exams: Networking Systems portion of Windows 2003 credential, as well as an upgrade exam, go live Thursday.


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