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    • Defining a Baseline Security Template

      Defining a Baseline Security Template

      Security Templates Review A security template is collection of security configuration settings that can be applied to a domain controller, member server or a workstation. The settings within a security template control the security configuration of a computer through both local policies and group policies. A security template can be applied to a local computer,

    • Deploying Software through Group Policy

      Deploying Software through Group Policy

      When Active Directory was launched in Windows 2000, one of its key design features was to ease the process of deploying software within an organization. To this end, Microsoft included the ability to deploy and distribute software with Group Policy. IntelliMirror technologies include Group Policy software installation to simplify the management necessary for large quantities

    • Planning and Implementing a DNS Namespace

      Planning and Implementing a DNS Namespace

      Host Name Resolution Overview In networks running the TCP/IP protocol suite, IP address information is used to forward packet to the destination computer. The packets that are transmitted over the network contain the IP address of the computer sending the packet; and the IP address of the destination computer intended to receive the packet. The

    • The Global Catalog Server

      The Global Catalog Server

      The Global Catalog (GC) is an important component in Active Directory because it serves as the central information store of the Active Directory objects located in domains and forests. Because the GC maintains a list of the Active Directory objects in domains and forests without actually including all information on the objects and it is

    • Remote Access Security

      Remote Access Security

      Remote Access Security Overview To protect your corporate data from attacks from intruders and from being accessed by unauthorized users, you need to plan for and implement remote access security. You should authenticate remote access clients attempting to establish a remote connection with the remote access server. To secure connections to the corporate network, you

    • sndvol32.exe

      sndvol32.exe

      In simple terms, sndvol32.exe can be described as a Microsoft Windows certified executable system file that comes along with all 32-bit versions of Windows operating system and is responsible for controlling volume and mixer settings of audio channels inside the computer. Why is sndvol32.exe essential in a PC? – Located primarily in system32 directory on

    • Exchange Server Maintenance and Management Activities

      Exchange Server Maintenance and Management Activities

      Managing the Different Server Roles The different roles that can be configured for Exchange Server are listed here: Mailbox Store server (back-end server): The mailbox store server is mainly responsible for the following functions: Storing of messages of mail-enabled users. Storing attachments. Storing files and folders. Managing the mailbox store server includes configurations and tasks

    • How to Clean the Registry

      How to Clean the Registry

      The longer a computer is used, the more cluttered the registry can become because most applications these days do not remove all traces of themselves when deleted. This can slow Windows’ performance. So it is essential to know how to clean the Windows registry to speed up the PC’s performance. Cleaning it up effectively is

    • Global Catalog

      Global Catalog

      The global catalog is a distributed data repository that is stored in global catalog servers and issued via multimaster replication. It basically is composed of a representation (partial) of every object in the multidomain Active Directory forest that can also be searched. The global catalog is used because searches can be made faster because they

    • Publishing Content to IIS

      Publishing Content to IIS

      Publishing Content using WebDAV You can use Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) to manage and publish content such as HTML files, ASP pages, scripts and executables, to IIS. You can use WebDAV to create and modify web content on Internet servers. WebDAV utilizes the port 80. This is the default used by HTTP. By

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