General Networking

Last Updated on 4 Sept. 2014, Total: 235 Articles and Tutorials

This topic provides an overview of the elements and issues involved in Networking and the basics needed before setting up any type of network.

The different types of network connections, basic networking terminology, network hardware, and network setups are all discussed in this section.

  1. Using Group Policy to Deploy Applications

    How to use the Active Directory to deploy applications, even if those applications do not come with a Windows installer package... Read More

  2. A First Look At Microsoft’s Istanbul

    Istanbul has long been the code name for Microsoft’s next client for Live Communications Server. Just a couple of days ago, Microsoft announced that the official name for Istanbul will be Microsoft Office Communicator 2005. In this article, I will take a look at this new product... Read More

  3. What I'm Reading These Days (Part 2)

    Here are five recent titles from O’Reilly that I’ve had a chance to look through and can recommend for your reading... Read More

  4. Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and Its Functions

    This article will cover a quite illusive protocol known as the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), employed by the Real Time Communications (RTC) Server is a Microsoft approach in providing instant messaging (IM) and videoconferencing on both a business and informal level. In order to understand the workings of the RTC Server it is necessary to acquire knowledge of the Server’s... Read More

  5. What I'm Reading These Days - Networking Books Recommendations

    I like to read a lot for several reasons. First, I need to read to keep up on the latest IT technologies, tools, and practices. And second, I write a lot and a writer needs to always learn. So I thought I’d take a moment and tell you about some of the books I’m currently reading in case you want... Read More

  6. Planning for High Availability: Disaster Recovery Planning

    In this article, we will discuss what every Microsoft Windows Administrator and Engineer should think about when trying to manage their environments in the scope of planning for Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity. In this article we will cover many of the details administrators and engineers need to know about planning Disaster Recovery (DRP) for Windows Systems, as well as... Read More

  7. What You Need To Know About The Shift to 64-Bit Computing

    For several years now, there have been rumors that 64-bit computing would soon become mainstream. We may have finally reached that point, but there are some problems. The market is filled with competing 64-bit standards, each requiring their own special version of Windows. In this article, I will explain what you need to know about the various 64-bit systems that... Read More

  8. Ethernet Tutorial Part I: Networking Basics

    As companies rely on applications like electronic mail and database management for core business operations, computer networking becomes increasingly more important. This tutorial helps to explain Ethernet and Fast Ethernet, which are two of the most popular technologies used in networking... Read More

  9. Authenticating Linux against Active Directory

    If you are planning to use a Linux workstation in a Windows Network, one of the things you probably want to do is authenticate against the Windows Domain name server (s), i.e. Active Directory... Read More

  10. Using Software Restriction Policies To Keep Games Off Of Your Network

    Unauthorized software such as computer games decreases productivity, robs your network of resources, and jeopardizes your network’s security. However, you can preserve your network’s integrity by using software restriction policies to control what software users are and are not allowed to run... Read More

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