May 2004 - DNS Errors That Can Kill Your Network

Windows 2003 Migrations; Securing a Thin Client Network; Readers Review Exchange 2003; more


Readers Review Exchange Server 2003

In an entirely new approach to product reviews, 13 loyal MCP Magazine readers detail their experiences running Exchange 2003 in production environments. 

Souping Up Windows 2003 Migrations

Five tools that promise to speed and ease Windows 2003 file and print migrations. Which one is the very best?

Thin Clients, Fat Heads

This business owner’s thin-client Windows network was impregnable. Or so he thought, until he met Bob…

Windows Server 2003 Gains Traction

The Windows Server 2003 rollout is rapid, according to a new survey. Key drivers are security, Active Directory and Exchange 2003.

10 DNS Errors That Will Kill Your Network

DNS is the foundation the house of Active Directory is built upon. If DNS doesn’t work, neither will your Windows network. Here are the 10 most common DNS errors—and how you can avoid them.

Product Reviews

Share and SharePoint Alike

Managing and sharing documents the Microsoft way.

Snappier Throughput Through Thorough Defrag

Executive Software's Diskeeper 8.0 can restore speed lost to scattered files.

Control Schizophrenia

FSLogic Protect 1.0 supports multiple personalities.

A Live Meeting Minus the Airfare

Microsoft’s newest collaboration tool.

Keeping Pace With Patches

Ecora automates Windows and Unix patch management.

Ooops! Recovering Deleted Files: Volume Snapshots vs. Undelete 4.0

Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Services and Undelete 4.0 are a potent one-two punch.

Boswell's Q&A

Diagnosing Exchange Symptoms

KerbTray helped this reader figure out what was making his Exchange server sick.

Exchange Migration Walk-Thru

Reader has Exchange upgrade problems; plus, update on Exchange memory optimization problem.

Enforcing Stronger Passwords

Microsoft's password complexity filter: what's wrong with it and why you might need something better.

Call Me Certifiable

Renewal Notice

Are you past due?

Certified Mail

Outsourcing 101; Bill's Mills; AD Accounts and more

Editor's Desk

What's Your Level?

Maturity in management comes at different stages.

Mr. Script

Delegating Rights

You can give ordinary users NT and WMI administrative rights for routine tasks—to a degree.

Security Advisor

The Hidden Risks of Process Controls

These networks aren’t well known by many, yet they’re responsible for controlling much in our lives. And they’re not very secure.


Install Help Files from Other Operating Systems

Having this information at your finger tips will let you switch from one OS's help to any other.

Tips and Tricks

Analyze Your Baseline Security

MBSA offers much more than updates to your network.

Windows Tip Sheet

Virtual Computing Rules

It's hip, it's cool, it's virtual computing. Well, it's cool for geeks, anyways.

Power Brakes for IIS

Prevent Internet Information Server from being installed automatically.


Microsoft MCP Private Web Site Newly Designed

Revamped secure area of Web site contains updated benefits.

Free Online Security Clinics

Get online training for secure networking and application development; limited time availability.

Why do Spammers Spam?

Are spammers mostly misunderstood individuals who are providing a valuable service?

Sun, Microsoft Kiss and Make Up

Microsoft agrees to pay out $2 billion to Sun in landmark agreement.

Out with SUS, in with WUS

Dramatic update to software updating services

The New Microsoft Management Roadmap

Update from Microsoft Management Summit in March.

Free Re-Take of MCP Exams

Pearson VUE is offering a free re-take on select MCP exams to anyone who fails an exam between April 30 and June 30.

Antivirus From the Edge

In an interview from MCP Radio, Editor Michael Domingo interviewed Anton Zajac, president of Eset Software about his company's antivirus offerings.

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