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    • Monitoring Network Activity

      Monitoring Network Activity

      Monitoring Network Activity with Network Monitor The tool which you can utilize to both monitor and log network activity as it occurs on the network is the Network Monitor. You can use the information obtained from Network Monitor to optimize network traffic as well. Network Monitor stems directly from the Windows NT Network Monitor. Network

    • Analyzing Organizational Requirements for Network Infrastructure Planning

      Analyzing Organizational Requirements for Network Infrastructure Planning

      Determining Information Flow Requirements To determine the information flow of the organization, you need to include a number of factors, of which the main ones are listed below. Accessing data or information should be one of the main concerns when planning the network design: The data that needs to be accessed by users. The location

    • Error Performing In-page Operation

      Error Performing In-page Operation

      Windows NT, Me, and Windows XP’s Pre Service Pack 2 users sometimes experience the “Error Performing In-page Operation” error when attempting to copy files from a disk. If a user experiences this error while trying to access a disk that  he/she inserted into the computer’s floppy, CD, or DVD drive, the error is likely related

    • Understanding Certificate Authorities

      Understanding Certificate Authorities

      An Overview on Certificate Authorities In the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), digital certificates are based on public key cryptography. The PKI consists of a set of components, policies, protocols, and technologies that provide data authentication, integrity, and confidentiality through the use of certificates, and public and private keys. Data is protected by applying a hashing

    • Installing and Configuring NAT

      Installing and Configuring NAT

      In Routing and Remote Access Service (RRAS), NAT can be used to provide basic Internet connectivity for small offices or home offices. NAT translates IP addresses and associated TCP/UDP port numbers on the private network to public IP addresses which can be routed on the Internet. Through NAT, host computers are able to share a

    • Securing DHCP Servers

      Securing DHCP Servers

      The DHCP server role is responsible for dynamically assigning IP addresses to DHCP clients, and for assigning additional TCP/IP configuration information to DHCP clients as well. This includes subnet mask information, default gateway IP addresses, Domain Name System (DNS) server IP addresses, and Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS) server IP addresses. A DHCP must have

    • How to Enable the Windows Vista Administrator Account

      How to Enable the Windows Vista Administrator Account

      In Windows Vista, there is a difference between accounts with “computer administrator” privileges and the Administrator account. In the Administrator account, the User Account Control is disabled. Also, the Administrator account is present, but hidden and disabled by default. Please be aware that Vista Beta 2 has a bug that may cause big problems, if

    • Replication Topology in Active Directory

      Replication Topology in Active Directory

      Replication Topology is the route by which replication data travels throughout a network. Replication occurs between two domain controllers at a time. Over time, replication synchronizes information in Active Directory for an entire forest of domain controllers. To create a replication topology active directory must determine which domain controller's replicate data with other domain controllers.

    • Understanding Organizational Units

      Understanding Organizational Units

      An organizational unit (OU) is a container that logically organizes and groups Active Directory objects within domains. OUs are not part of the DNS namespace. They organize Active Directory objects into logical administrative groups. OUs therefore serve as containers in which users can create and manage Active Directory objects. OUs are considered the smallest unit

    • Ntoskrnl.exe is Missing or Corrupt

      Ntoskrnl.exe is Missing or Corrupt

      The NTOSKRNL.EXE is missing or corrupt error message is usually encountered during the boot process of NT based Windows operating systems. It can also be classified as a blue screen error, which is a colloquial term coined by users to describe error screens displayed by Windows. These errors are displayed due to critical system errors

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