Windows 2003

Last Updated on 10 May 2007, Total: 93 Articles and Tutorials

This section is focused on networking issues for Windows 2003. Among the many topics discussed are different network protocols, Windows 2003 specific networking tools, and the new features included in Windows 2003.

  1. Understanding the Windows 2003 Registry

    In this article we’ll dive into the Windows 2003 Registry and take a quick look at what it is, how you can configure it remotely and how to backup and restore it. This document is intended to be a reference that will help you to understand the core of Microsoft’s later generation operating system... Read More

  2. Dealing with a Device Driver Disaster

    Invalid or corrupt device drivers can wreck havoc on a server, rendering the system unbootable in some cases. In this article, I will show you some techniques for recovering from even the worst device driver mishaps in a variety of Windows operating systems... Read More

  3. Making the Windows Server 2003 Indexing Service Useful

    Last month I wrote <a href="http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Working-With-Windows-Server-2003-Indexing-Service.html">an article</a> that explained how to set up the Windows Server 2003 Indexing Service. The Indexing Service makes searching for information on your network a whole lot faster than using the built in Windows Search tool. The only problem is that the query interface is built into the server’s Computer Management console and is therefore... Read More

  4. Using Remote Storage To Extend Available Storage Space

    Odds are that your file servers are filled with ancient files that nobody uses anymore, but that the lawyers say that you have to keep. Traditionally, such files have been archived to tape, never to be seen again. However, Windows Server’s remote storage feature allows you to move such files to tape while still allowing them to be available to... Read More

  5. Understanding the Impact of RAM on Overall System Performance

    Being that pretty much everybody that I know knows that I am into computers, I tend to get asked a lot of questions from friends and family regarding servers that they might manage or regarding their PCs at home. One of the questions that seem to come up most often is “Which upgrade will give me the most bang for... Read More

  6. Using Netsh with Windows Firewall

    This article examines how to configure and troubleshoot Windows Firewall using the Netsh command-line utility. The procedures covered apply to both the Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 operating system platforms... Read More

  7. Choosing Whether to Run Performance Monitor Locally or Remotely

    I have noticed lately that there seems to be a rather heated debate on various Web sites as to whether it is more appropriate to run the Windows Performance Monitor locally or remotely. There are good arguments on both sides of the issue, so I decided to put it to the test. In this article, I will attempt to answer... Read More

  8. Working With the Windows Server 2003 Indexing Service

    As I’m sure you probably know, there are a number of system level services that are always running behind the scenes in Windows Server. In this article, I will explain why the Indexing Service is so useful, and I will show you how to use it... Read More

  9. Storage Monitoring and Reporting

    This article demonstrates the new storage monitoring and reporting features of Windows Server 2003 R2. Using these new capabilities, administrators can generate reports for quota and file screening activity and monitor disk space on critical servers and receive email notifications on which are approaching their limit... Read More

  10. Implementing File Screening in Windows Server 2003 R2

    This article walks you through how to configure file screening in Windows Server 2003 R2. File screening is a new capability in Windows Server that allows administrators to restrict what kind of files users save to their home folders and other shared network folders... Read More

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