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. DNS Conditional Forwarding in Windows Server 2003

    In this article we'll look at conditional forwarding, a new feature of DNS in Windows Server 2003. Conditional forwarding can be used to speed up the DNS name resolution process by directing queries for specific domains to specific name servers. This tutorial explains in detail when conditional forwarding can be useful and how to set it up... Read More

  2. NAT in Windows 2003: Setup and Configuration

    This article will describe how to setup and configure NAT in Windows 2003. NAT, or Network Address Translation, is a widely used IP translation and mapping protocol that works on the network layer (level 3) of the OSI model. It is sometimes referred to as a routing protocol because of the way it allows packets from a private network to... Read More

  3. DNS Stub Zones in Windows Server 2003

    We would like to extend a warm welcome to Microsoft expert Mitch Tulloch as he presents his first article to the WindowsNetworking.com community. In this article we'll learn about stub zones, a new feature of DNS in Windows Server 2003. Stub zones can help reduce the amount of DNS traffic on your network by streamlining name resolution and zone replication... Read More

  4. Installing DNS On Windows 2003

    This tutorial will cover the installation of DNS on a Windows 2003 system. By reading through this tutorial you will learn about caveats that need to be noted when installing one of the most important services on a Windows network... Read More

  5. Windows 2003 Performance Monitor

    This article will focus on how the Windows 2003 performance monitor utility can be used to monitor the performance of your network. Apart from this, we will also take a look at why it should be used as well as an introduction to this tool that gives you a background of what is involved... Read More

  6. Windows 2003 Terminal Services (Part 2)

    Welcome to part two of my Windows 2003 terminal services article. This section will be of interest to terminal server administrators and clients. It includes a step-by-step guide of how to logon to a terminal server, troubleshooting common logon problems, and a tips section... Read More

  7. Windows 2003 Terminal Services (Part 1)

    Terminal Services, known to some as an Admin’s best friend, uses RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol), relies on TCP/IP, and falls under the application layer of the ISO 7-layer model. It has been improved by offering more features, greater reliability and scalability in Windows 2003... Read More

  8. Setting up & managing a file server in Windows 2003

    A file server is a computer responsible for the storage and management of data in a central location. Network clients can access these files, therefore saving them from having to physically transfer data from one computer to another. Users are able to access files and applications at the same time. This will serve as a step-by-step guide on how to... Read More

  9. Setting up a DHCP server in Windows 2003

    Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is an IP standard designed to reduce the complexity of administering IP address configurations. - Microsoft's definition. A DHCP server would be set up with the appropriate settings for a given network. Such settings would include a set of fundamental parameters such as the gateway, DNS, subnet masks, and a range of IP addresses. Using... Read More

  10. Setting up a client based VPN connection via PPTP

    A VPN (or Virtual Private Connection) allows the connectivity of remote users to the organizational network. By means of a secure, encrypted "tunnel" to the private network, a user is able to dial into a server and become a member of that network, as if that user was directly linked to the network itself... Read More

  11. A quick look at the Windows 2003 support tools

    The Windows 2003 support tools are a collection of resources with the aim of assisting administrators to simplify management tasks. These include: troubleshooting operating systems, configuring networking and security features, managing Active Directory, and automating application deployment. With the use of these tools, the user is able to pin-point problematic issues with the system and will therefore be able to... Read More

  12. Windows 2003 Active Directory: An overview

    Active directory has been around since the release of Windows 2000 several years ago, and is now a standard sight in many offices. Its inclusion marked a radical change at the heart of the Windows Server platform, one that people are still adjusting to today. In this article, we will be taking a brief look at the history of Active... Read More

  13. An Introduction to the Windows 2003 POP3 Service

    This document is intended to give the reader a brief introduction to the Windows 2003 POP3 service - just one of the many new features offered by the Windows 2003 Server family... Read More

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