General Networking

Last Updated on 24 Nov. 2015, Total: 274 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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Using Virtual PC as a Test and Learning Platform

    This article examines some of the various ways that Microsoft Virtual PC 2004 (and Virtual Server 2005) can be used as a platform for software testing and learning... Read More

  7. Protecting EFS Encryption Keys

    If you have mobile users in your organization, then implementing security can be especially challenging. You must secure the users’ laptops in such a way that if the laptops were lost or stolen that sensitive data would not be compromised. One way of accomplishing this task is by using the Encrypting File System (EFS). In this article, I will explain... Read More

  8. Internet Explorer is corrupted… how do I fix it?

    Very rarely do we ever get our systems beat up so badly that we have to perform surgery on them... sometimes, you feel like you need to reinstall the whole system, or sometimes you wish you didn’t have to – and could just repair it, as is, where it sits. Well, before you do anything rash, try this handy step... Read More

  9. Tuning Virtual PC Performance

    This article looks at how to enhance the performance of virtual machines running on Microsoft’s Virtual PC platform... Read More

  10. Analyzing Traffic With Network Monitor

    As an administrator, it’s important for you to keep tabs on the traffic that’s flowing across your network. I’m not saying that you need to be intimately familiar with every single packet that’s sent or received, but you need to know what types of protocols are flowing across your network. Monitoring the network allows you to have a better understanding... Read More

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