General Networking

Last Updated on 24 Sept. 2015, Total: 269 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. Virtualization Shootout

    This article takes an unbiased look at comparing virtualization products from Microsoft and VMware, and includes an interview with Charlie Russell, a Microsoft MVP and expert in virtualization technologies... Read More

  2. Best Practices for Group Policy Based Application Deployment

    In this article, I want to share some techniques with you that will maximize your chances of a successful group policy based application deployment... Read More

  3. Decentralizing Patch Management

    In this article, I will explain some reasons why centralized patch management is often ineffective in large or geographically dispersed networks... Read More

  4. Book Reviews: TCP/IP Networking

    Understanding TCP/IP is fundamental to computer networking nowadays. Here are reviews of some titles that you may want to have on your bookshelf... Read More

  5. New Security Features in Internet Explorer 7

    In Internet Explorer 7, Microsoft seems to have addressed many of the security issues that have plagued Internet Explorer for the last decade. Of course only time will tell if Internet Explorer 7 is really secure or not, but in this article I want to introduce you to some of the new Internet Explorer security features... Read More

  6. Establishing Redundancy through Demand Dial Routing

    Branch offices provide a special challenge when it comes to connectivity. If the WAN connection between the main office and a branch office fails, then the branch office is completely cut off from the rest of the network until the connection becomes available once again. Fortunately, there are some options available to you for creating redundant connections. In this article,... Read More

  7. Book Reviews: Microsoft SharePoint

    Microsoft SharePoint is a powerful tool for enabling knowledge workers to collaborate using Office 2003 on the front-end and Windows Server 2003 on the back-end. This review looks at five helpful SharePoint books you should know about if you're looking at using SharePoint on your network... Read More

  8. Active Directory Design Considerations for Small Networks

    A lot of people who are new to networking or who work primarily on larger networks seem to underestimate the design considerations for small networks. It kind of makes sense when you think about it though. From an Active Directory standpoint, what’s really to consider? After all, most small networks have a single forest and a single domain. Even so,... Read More

  9. Working With Application Pools in Internet Information Server

    If your IIS Server hosts multiple Web sites, then buggy code within any one of those sites can bring down the other sites. I should know; it happened to me. Fortunately, there is something that you can do to prevent this from happening. In this article, I will show you how you can use application pools to prevent problems with... Read More

  10. A First Look at Longhorn Vista

    Earlier this month, I got my copy of Longhorn Vista, Beta 1, the eventual successor to Windows XP. Although the new operating system does have a few kinks that need to be worked out, it does look promising. In this article, I will share with you some of my first impressions of Longhorn Vista Beta 1... Read More

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