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Windows Server 2003 Books: A Pair of Winners

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

Crash, Reboot, Repeat

Sometimes it takes losing an old friend.

Two Services for the Enterprise

Defend your large enterprise with these spam stoppers.

Resources for Application Lifecycle Management

Check out these publications, tools, and community sites for additional information about application lifecycle management (ALM).

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.

Attention to Details

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

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.

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.

Wise Counsel

There is another side of the coin for IT employment.

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.

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.

2003 Salary Survey Extra: What Size of Company Are You In?

Seeking a higher salary? The company you keep can make a bit of difference.

Through the Looking Glass: Raises and How to Get One

Data not published within this year's salary survey points to modest raises expected in the coming year and plans for new jobs.

A Different Take

Many people, many stories.

A Patchwork Quilt

Patch management is no longer a luxury to have a secure network—it’s a necessity. We test six solutions to the problem of knowing whether or not your servers and desktops are up to date.

Increased database performance

DataDirect''s Connect for .NET allows you to programmatically access the database entirely within the .NET Framework, to simplify database access and boost performance.

Keep Patches up to Date

Ecora Patch Manager 2.0 enables you to keep critical patches for Microsoft products up to date, now and into the future.

License, Please...

If you were scared off by Microsoft’s licensing program announcements last year, it may be time to take another look.

Managing for Security

For many reasons, enterprise application security is an inefficient and expensive model. Obviously there''s no such thing as a completely secure application, but enterprises must target an acceptable level of risk.

Architecting Security for Web Services

Ponder the security challenges posed by Web services, how to address them with security architecture, and what security architecture can offer going forward when XML traverses firewalls.

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