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    • UNIX and Windows Server

      UNIX and Windows Server

      Interoperating with UNIX The Unix operating system was developed in 1969, and was the initial operating system written in the C programming language. Unix enabled multiple users to access the system and run programs at the same time, and share resources and files. To date, Unix is regarded as being a robust, stable operating system.

    • Using the Terminal Services Configuration Tool

      Using the Terminal Services Configuration Tool

      In order for clients to establish Terminal Services sessions on a server, listener connections have to be configured on the particular server. A listener connection can be configured for only RDP (Remote Data Protocol) over TCP/IP. One listener connection can be configured for a network interface card (NIC) in the Terminal Services computer. The Terminal

    • Configuring Power Management

      Configuring Power Management

      An Introduction to Power Management and its Features Power management is a component of system performance that affects how Windows makes use of power when the computer is running under normal conditions. You can use the Power management settings to preserve energy. This in turn extends the life of hardware components of the system because

    • Understanding Server Roles

      Understanding Server Roles

      A network or network infrastructure is the grouping of hardware devices and software components needed to connect devices within an organization and to connect the organization to other organizations and the Internet. The network infrastructure’s physical hardware and logical components are needed to provide a number of features for the network, including connectivity, routing and

    • Server Clustering Technologies and Concepts

      Server Clustering Technologies and Concepts

      Microsoft Cluster Service Overview A cluster is the grouping of two or multiple physical servers that are perceived to the network as one network server. The servers in the cluster, called nodes, operate together as one network server to provide redundancy and load balancing to the corporate network by resuming operations of any failed server

    • Novell Netware and Windows Server

      Novell Netware and Windows Server

      Interoperating with Novell NetWare Windows Server 2003 includes a few specific services that enable Novell NetWare servers and clients, and Windows computer to interoperate: NWLink IPX/SPX/NetBIOS Compatible Transport Protocol (NWLink): NWLink IPX/SPX is the Microsoft implementation of Novell's NetWare Internetwork Packet Exchange/Sequenced Packet Exchange (IPX/SPX) protocol. NWLink IPX/SPX is simply called NWLink. NWLink is used

    • The Shutdown Event Tracker

      The Shutdown Event Tracker

      An Overview on Shutdown Events Computer shutdowns can be sorted into either of the following categories: Expected shutdowns: An expected shutdown can be defined as a computer shutdown which you predict to occur. Expected shutdowns usually occur when one of the following actions are performed: Clicking Start, and then the Shutdown command Holding down Ctrl

    • Macintosh and Windows Server Integration

      Macintosh and Windows Server Integration

      Macintosh Services Overview While in the earlier days, it was somewhat difficult to integrate Macintosh networks and Windows networks because each operating system basically used different protocols, and files structures and systems. To deal with these integration issues, Microsoft has since introduced the File Server for Macintosh (FSM) and Print Server for Macintosh (PSM) services

    • Understanding Fault Tolerance

      Understanding Fault Tolerance

      An Introduction to Fault Tolerance The following issues initiate downtime: Hardware Failures: Hardware failures can be described as failures that occur in mechanisms like disks or storage media. Hardware failures tend to offset other failures. It is recommended to utilize platforms that can monitor internal temperatures, as well as trigger alarms accordingly. With random access

    • Deploying Service Packs and Hotfixes

      Deploying Service Packs and Hotfixes

      What are Service Packs and Hotfixes Service packs and hotfixes are network updates that need to be applied to network computers. Hotfixes are also sometimes referred to as security hotfixes or security fixes. Before delving into the differences between service packs, and hotfixes; you can think of a service pack as being a collection of

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