March 2004 - Easy Storage: Windows-powered NAS in Action

Role-playing for security; delving deep inside the FRS; group policy strategy and tactics; and more.


Bursting the Pop-Up Bubble

Two tools that stop popups dead in their tracks

The Project from Hell

Three continents, incompetent management and an impossible deadline is a case study in how to NOT do a major upgrade.

File Replication Service: User-Friendly at Last

The File Replication Service (FRS) has a justifiably bad reputation for bugginess and indecipherable logs. But recent changes from Redmond make it worth another look.

Group Policy Strategy and Tactics

Group policy is constantly evolving and has new functionality within Windows Server 2003. Here’s some basic training on what it can do.

Tame Your Storage with NAS

Buying new servers and more direct-attached disks solves short-term storage issues but creates a bigger problem—the storage management nightmare. Network attached storage, which separates disks from servers, is one answer. We evaluate three top NAS solutions running Windows Storage Server.


Fired Security Researcher Resurfaces

Security expert fired over controversial report that accused Microsoft of contributing to global insecurity now at Verdasys.

UPDATE: Help Desk Contest Winners

In honor of MCDST's release, winners of help desk heroism/horror submissions announced.

Project Management Experts Exam Now Live

Exam 70-281, released to general public March 2, tests project management skills.

Linux Hits Microsoft Desktop

Conference news speaks of competing forces.

Anti-Spam Law Ineffective

Can Spam...Can't.

Study: Training Leads to Promotion, Employee Retention

There's a bright future ahead for those taking training courses.

The Role of Government in IT Security

Special report, RSA Conference 2004: In a nutshell, panelists in IT governance discussion agree that government should play limited role, but they diverge on approaches.

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