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    • NTLDR

      NTLDR

      A boot loader is a special program whose purpose is to load other software and files that are required to bring the computing system into a ready-to-run state. NTLDR is an abbreviation for New Technology Loader, and it is the boot loader for all the releases of Microsoft’s Windows NT operating system up to Windows

    • Using IIS Command-Line Utilities to Manage IIS

      Using IIS Command-Line Utilities to Manage IIS

      The Types of Commands used to Manage IIS from the Command Line The types of commands that manage IIS from the command line are: IISReset, Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) scripts, Active Directory Services Interface (ADSI), and the standard Windows commands and Support Tools utilities. IISReset Command-line Utility IISReset is a command-line utility that has been

    • How to Delete the Operating System from a Computer

      How to Delete the Operating System from a Computer

      The first thing anyone should do when deleting an operating system from a computer, is backup the computer’s contents. This is because deleting the operating system involves deleting the partition of the hard drive that is located on, causing all data to be lost. The user can backup his/her files by going to My Computer, copying

    • 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

    • DNS Server Roles

      DNS Server Roles

      DNS Server and DNS Server Roles Overview Before DNS, HOSTS files were used to resolve host names to IP addresses. The HOSTS files were manually maintained by administrators. The HOSTS file was located on a centrally administered server on the Internet. Because of the shortcomings of the HOSTS files, DNS was designed and introduced. From

    • Configuring and Managing IPSec

      Configuring and Managing IPSec

      IPSec Review IPSec is a framework of open standards for encrypting TCP/IP traffic within networking environments. IPSec works by encrypting the information contained in IP datagrams through encapsulating to provide data integrity, data confidentiality, data origin authentication, and replay protection. IPSec uses cryptography to provide authentication, data integrity, and data confidentiality services. Authentication deals with

    • How to Solve a Buffer Overrun Detected Problem

      How to Solve a Buffer Overrun Detected Problem

      Buffer overrun detected problems may occur when software that is coded in C or C++ permits unsafe data. This problem happens with all operating systems, but it is particularly common on Windows operating systems. The unsafe data that is introduced externally can exploit vulnerabilities in software or cause program crashes. This can permit malicious software

    • How to Recover a Lost Windows Password

      How to Recover a Lost Windows Password

      There are several ways to recover a lost windows password. Hidden administrator account method, Windows installation disk, and third party software are some of the methods you can try. Hidden Administrator Account Method If using a custom user account, Windows automatically creates an “Administrator” account that is hidden from the user selection log in screen.

    • Integrating the DNS Server with DHCP and WINS

      Integrating the DNS Server with DHCP and WINS

      Configuring DNS Server and DHCP Integration Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 clients can dynamically update their own resource records in Windows Server 2003 DNS. DHCP can also be used to configure down-level clients as DHCP clients. To enable the DHCP server to dynamically update clients; Click Start, Administrative Tools, and then click

    • DFS (Distributed File System)

      DFS (Distributed File System)

      DFS (Distributed File System) provides a mechanism for administrators to create logical views of folders and files, regardless of where those files are physically located on the network. DFS also allows administrators to distribute shared folders and work loads across several servers for more efficient network and server resources use. Fault tolerance network storage resources

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