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    • 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

    • Installing a SMS Primary Site Server

      Installing a SMS Primary Site Server

      Primary Site Server Installation Overview A SMS site server is the Windows server on which SMS 2.0 is installed and running. The SMS site server is the main access point between the SMS database and administrators. The SMS server manages the SMS site and component attributes. The SMS site server must be installed on a

    • DHCP Relay Agents

      DHCP Relay Agents

      The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a service that runs at the application layer of the TCP/IP protocol stack to dynamically assign IP addresses to DHCP clients, and to allocate TCP/IP configuration information to DHCP clients. This includes subnet mask information, default gateway IP addresses, DNS IP addresses, and WINS IP addresses. The DHCP

    • Error 619

      Error 619

      Windows error 619 occurs when a user attempts to reconnect a modem to the Internet after a successful connection and the computer fails to connect to the Internet. This error often forces users to restart their computer in order to successfully connect to their Internet Service Provider (ISP) and the Internet. This problem most commonly

    • How Internet Authentication Service (IAS) works

      How Internet Authentication Service (IAS) works

      Internet Authentication Service (IAS) is Microsoft's implementation of a RADIUS (Remote Authentication Dial-in User Service) server and proxy. As a RADIUS server, IAS performs centralized connection authentication, authorization, and accounting for many types of network access, including wireless and VPN (Virtual Private Network) connections. As a RADIUS proxy, IAS forwards authentication and accounting messages to

    • Understanding Host Name Resolution

      Understanding Host Name Resolution

      Understanding the Purpose of Host Names In TCP/IP based networks, the packets that are transmitted over the network contain the following IP addresses: The IP address of the computer sending the packet The IP address of the destination computer intended to receive the packet. The IP address information is used to forward the packet to

    • Lsass.exe System Error

      Lsass.exe System Error

      The Lsass.exe System Error is a problem that may affect a computer system running Windows XP. Lsass (Local Security Authentication Subsystem Service) manages the log in process information for accounts on the system. Three things that may cause an error with the Lsass.exe process: The msvcrt.dll file was corrupted or replaced with an incompatible version.

    • How to Scan Disk

      How to Scan Disk

      Scan Disk is one of the most common maintenance tools bundled with an operating system such as Windows. This is an application that checks the computer’s hard drive for errors and bad sectors. Once Scan Disk finds an error in the hard drive, it will attempt to fix it. There are a number of reasons

    • Understanding and Managing SMTP Virtual Servers

      Understanding and Managing SMTP Virtual Servers

      Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) Service Overview The Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) service, a primary service included as part of IIS, performs the key functions and has the characteristics listed below: SMTP can be used to forward mail from one SMTP host to another. SMTP cannot deliver mail directly to the client. Mail clients

    • Understanding IIS 5.0 and IIS 6.0

      Understanding IIS 5.0 and IIS 6.0

      An Introduction to Internet Information Services (IIS) Microsoft’s integrated Web server, Internet Information Services (IIS) enables you to create and manage Web sites within your organization. It allows you to share and distribute information over the Internet or intranet. With Windows 2000 came Internet Information Services (IIS) 5.0 which was basically the fastest Web server

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