General Networking

Last Updated on 20 Nov. 2014, Total: 239 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. Planning your Server Farm (Part 2)

    Welcome to part two of how to plan your server farm and other tips to consider when building Windows Server 2003 systems to serve your network users. Deploying a server can be a chore, especially when it comes to planning. There are many things to consider. In this article we will look at how to verify your plan, and then... Read More

  2. Planning your Server Farm (Part 1)

    In this series of articles, we will cover all that you will need to consider when planning to deploy a new server farm. A server farm is just lingo used to describe a grouping of servers that you use within you Local Area Network (LAN), usually tied to a high speed backbone if designed properly. In this article set we... Read More

  3. Book Reviews: Security Books

    Security is always an important area for IT professionals, and there's no shortage of books on computer and network security coming out these days. Below are five recent titles on various security topics and my take on them... Read More

  4. Managing Application Directory Partitions

    Being that the Active Directory is nothing more than a large, extensible database, applications can be designed to store data and configuration information within the Active Directory. This allows the application’s data to be replicated to multiple domain controllers, giving the application a degree of load balancing and fault tolerance. If you have such an application though, it is considered... Read More

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

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