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This event will be held at Luzerne County Community College, Nanticoke on July 29th, 2005. For directions to the facility and for room information, click here. The event will begin at 6:30pm. Here is the schedule:

6:30pm IT Professional Presentation: Understanding Group Policy on Windows Server 2003
Michael J. Murphy, Microsoft TechNet Presenter
Michael J. Murphy

7:30pm BREAK

7:45pm Developer Presentation: Functional Network Development using ASP.NET
Jason N. Gaylord, Microsoft Most Valuable Professional and ASPInsider
Jason N. Gaylord

8:45pm SWAG Handout and Survey

Understanding Group Policy on Windows Server 2003 (Michael J. Murphy, Microsoft TechNet Presenter)
During this presentation, you will take an in-depth look at Group Policy, a powerful management feature of Windows Server 2003 that enables IT administrators to automate one-to-many management of users and computers, thus simplifying administrative tasks and reducing IT costs. Through the use of Policy Settings, administrators can control desktops, software deployment, and software usage and security settings across an entire organization. As this is such a powerful feature, this session covers the full range of options within Group Policy, starting by highlighting differences from previous versions. We will look at design considerations for both security and management, and then look at deploying and managing Group Policy objects using the GPMC, deploying software, testing staging, filtering, and finally troubleshooting. With GPMC, policy-based management is even easier. Administrators can efficiently implement security settings, enforce IT policies, and distribute software consistently across a particular site, domain, or range of organizational units.

Functional Network Development using ASP.NET (Jason N. Gaylord, Microsoft MVP, ASPInsider)
During this presentation, you will learn how to access Active Directory using ASP.NET. Many IT members would like to streamline their user setup process and place it in the hands of Human Resources. One of the demonstrations will show how to accomplish this. You will also see how to “ping” a computer in ASP.NET 1.x and how that differs in ASP.NET 2.x. Finally, you’ll see how to screen scrape a website to obtain information. This is used most often in the event that a web service or XML feed is unavailable.