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. Setting Up a DHCP Server for your Organization

    One of the most basic processes on a network is that of assigning IP addresses to network clients. Although there are many different types of DHCP servers that can do the job, you can configure Windows Server 2003 to act as a DHCP server. In this article, I will show you how... Read More

  2. Configuring Volume and Folder Quotas

    This article walks you through the steps involved for configuring volume and folder quotas using File Server Resource Manager, a new feature of Windows Server 2003 R2. The article also explains how to create and use templates that can be used to quickly and easily configure quotas on home folders for users on your network... Read More

  3. Configuring Windows Server 2003 to act as a NAT router

    More years ago than I care to think about, IP addresses were handed out to companies on an indiscriminant basis. As the popularity of the Internet increased, IP addresses soon grew to be a scarce commodity. Internet service providers began to strictly limit the number of IP addresses that they would lease to companies. This presented an interesting challenge. A... Read More

  4. Slipstreaming Windows Service Packs

    Have you ever had to reinstall Windows in an effort to fix a malfunctioning machine? Performing a clean install of Windows is no big deal, but reinstalling a non service packed version of Windows on top of a copy of Windows that does contain a service pack can cause some major problems. One solution to this dilemma is to create... Read More

  5. Creating an FTP Drop Site

    This article walks you through creating an FTP site that users can anonymously upload files to, but can't list or retrieve any files that have been uploaded. The article also discusses uses for such sites in a corporate environment... Read More

  6. Outlining Components Needed for Creating a VPN Server

    Over the last few years, VPNs have gone from relative obscurity to great popularity. Even so, you don’t want to throw together a VPN haphazardly. After all, a VPN is a direct portal into your private network, and it is essential that it be secure. If your VPN isn’t secure, then nothing else on your network will be secure either... Read More

  7. File System Planning for Active Directory 101

    When you are going to install Active Directory in an organization, it’s always wise to consider the base operating system install and to verify that a few important configurations are done in advance. One of the most important being the planning of the local server file system. Although commonly not overlooked, it is not commonly understood why it’s so important... Read More

  8. Window Server 2003 R2, what’s new with Active Directory?

    In this article we will look at a few new things that are coming out in Active Directory with Windows Server 2003 R2. Some of the new features included are Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) which allows you to securely extend Active Directory over the public Internet when trying to do business with other businesses, partners, clients and customers. This... Read More

  9. Determining the Functional Level in Windows Server 2003

    In this article we will cover how to find out what your domain functional level is as well as why it’s important to understand. Whenever you deploy Windows Server 2003 in your production environment, you should always consider high level design items such as what your functional level is. This will determine what features you have available to you when... Read More

  10. Windows Server 2003 Performance Tuning

    Computers running Windows operating systems always seem to have a way of slowing down over time. If your server seems to be running more slowly than it should, then you have a couple of choices. You can add some extra memory and maybe a processor or two and hope for the best, or you can figure out why the server... Read More

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