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    • What is Windows Installer?

      What is Windows Installer?

      Installer or Windows Installer is a Windows Operating System software component that is responsible for the installation, maintenance, and removal of all programs and processes on a Windows computer. Windows Installer is mostly used as a replacement for other stand-alone installation programs, but is also used as the framework for most of those programs. In

    • The Certificate Enrollment Process

      The Certificate Enrollment Process

      While encryption can be a robust security technology, users have to implement a public key infrastructure (PKI) to make it beneficial and trusted within an organization. The Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003 PKI implementation resides in Certificate Services. A public key infrastructure is the collection of technology, protocols, services, standards, and policies that control

    • Enhanced Protected Mode in Internet Explorer

      Enhanced Protected Mode in Internet Explorer

      With the increasing online attacks and web hacking incidents, it is very important for all web browsers to provide comprehensive and integrated security features. These security features will help the users to be safe and secure while browsing the Internet. Microsoft injects new security components and features with every release of their flagship browser, Internet

    • Implementing and Managing Group Policy Objects (GPOs)

      Implementing and Managing Group Policy Objects (GPOs)

      On Overview on Group Policy Object (GPO) Implementation and the Group Policy Object Editor Group Policy settings are stored in a Group Policy Object (GPO). The types of Group Policy settings which can be stored in a GPO are listed below: Computer configuration settings are located in the Computer Configuration node. User configuration settings are

    • Active Directory

      Active Directory

      Active Directory (AD) is a structure used on computers and servers running the Microsoft Windows operating system (OS). AD is used to store network, domain, and user information and was originally created by Microsoft in 1996. It was first deployed on Microsoft Windows 2000. Active directories provide a number of functions to include providing information

    • Controlling Bandwidth Usage in ISA Server

      Controlling Bandwidth Usage in ISA Server

      Bandwidth Usage in ISA Server Network performance can depreciate because of a number of issues. With ISA Server, you can use bandwidth priorities and bandwidth rules to set propriety levels for traffic. Effective bandwidth is the terminology used to describe the data transfer rate available to clients through dial-up connections or dedicated Internet connections. Bandwidth

    • Troubleshooting Active Directory Availability

      Troubleshooting Active Directory Availability

      As an Administrator, ensuring the availability and reliability of the Windows Server Active Directory directory service is extremely important if you are running Active Directory within your environment. Performance problems and poor availability leads to users being unable to perform their tasks or duties within the organization. For instance, when a DNS server fails, it

    • The VPN Gateway

      The VPN Gateway

      Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) enable users to connect to a remote private network through the Internet. Virtual private networks therefore span the Internet because the user connects over the Internet to the remote VPN server. With a VPN, data is first encrypted and encapsulated before it is sent to the remote VPN server. When the

    • Error 1068 the Dependency Service or Group Failed to Start

      Error 1068 the Dependency Service or Group Failed to Start

      Although it has been significantly easier to add and remove new printers on the Windows Operating System (OS) since Windows XP’s release, PC users still encounter Error 1068. This error also states that a dependency service or group failed to start, which may include the print spooler. When this error occurs, the user has to

    • 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

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