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    • How Do I Open Notepad?

      How Do I Open Notepad?

      Notepad is a great text writing program that is available on Windows operating systems. The user can hide Notepad depending on the version of windows being used. Finding Notepad through the Start Menu List To open notepad through the start menu, follow this process: Click Start (on Vista/Windows 7 it is a Windows Button) on

    • How to Use the Windows XP Recovery Console

      How to Use the Windows XP Recovery Console

      What is The Recovery Console? The Recovery Console is a command-line prompt that is available in most versions of the Windows Operating System. It allows users to repair/replace broken, corrupted, or missing system files. These files are crucial to Windows’ normal functionality and performance and the entire operating system can stop working if these files

    • 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

    • How to Read IIS Server Logs

      How to Read IIS Server Logs

      IIS stands for Internet Information Services and it is a type of software that runs on servers using Microsoft Windows. IIS is the second most popular server software right behind Apache servers, which are open source and usually less expensive to run. Servers that run IIS include FTP, HTTP, HTTPS, SMTP and NNTP. One of

    • Physical Structure of Active Directory

      Physical Structure of Active Directory

      In comparison to the logical structure, which performs administrative tasks, the Active Directory physical structure checks when and where logon and replication traffic occurs. The physical structure of Active Directory contains all the physical subnets present in your network like domain controllers and replication between domain controllers. The physical structure of Active Directory: Domain Controllers:

    • How to View Registered DLLs

      How to View Registered DLLs

      A DLL (Dynamic Link Library) consists of instructions to operate hardware units, system, utility, and application software. A DLL is a type of executable file that cannot be executed manually. Only other executable files such as .exe or .dll can execute it. Typically, Microsoft Operating Systems do not allow users to view .dll files (or

    • Understanding Forests and Domains

      Understanding Forests and Domains

      A domain is a collection of computers and resources that share a common security database, in this case, the Active Directory database. Computers in the domain also have a common namespace. A namespace is the hierarchical grouping of service and object names that are stored in Active Directory and DNS. Active Directory and DNS namespaces

    • 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

    • Configuring and Troubleshooting Active Directory Replication

      Configuring and Troubleshooting Active Directory Replication

      Active Directory is a distributed multimaster replicated database. All domain controllers host a full replica of the domain information for its own domain. Domain controllers in Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003 environments hold a read/write copy of the Active Directory database. In these environments, changes can be made to the Active Directory database on

    • 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

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