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    • Network Load Balancing

      Network Load Balancing

      Network Load Balancing Overview Network Load Balancing (NLB), included in Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003 can be used if you need to provide increased levels of availability for TCP/IP applications. All versions of Windows Server 2003 include NLB. While NLB is automatically installed, it is not enabled. In a NLB cluster, client requests are

    • How to Install a Codec in Windows

      How to Install a Codec in Windows

      A codec is a device or program that has the ability to perform encoding and decoding on a digital data stream.Codecs are able to encode and decode files for viewing or editing a stream or signal for transmission, storage or encryption. They are often used in video conferencing and some streaming media applications. This was

    • How to Delete an Exchange Server Mail Box

      How to Delete an Exchange Server Mail Box

      Deleting a Microsoft Exchange Server mail box is a relatively simple five step process. However, it is important to note that the mailbox will remain connected for thirty days after deletion. This is called the “mailbox retention period,” during which users can reconnect their mailbox if needed. Deleting a mailbox will not permanently remove it

    • User Authentication in IIS

      User Authentication in IIS

      Authenticating users in IIS is one of the initial steps in securing IIS. When a user attempts to access a website or an FTP site on an IIS machine, authentication is the process that verifies whether the user can indeed access the site. Authentication and permissions are closely coupled. After a user is authenticated, NTFS

    • Understanding and Managing Operations Master Roles

      Understanding and Managing Operations Master Roles

      Understanding the Operations Master Roles Active Directory operates in a multi-master replication manner. What this means is that each domain controller in the domain holds a readable, writable replica of the Active Directory data store. In multi-master replication, any domain controller is able to change objects within Active Directory. Multi-master replication is ideal for the

    • 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

    • 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

    • Understanding NetBIOS Name Resolution

      Understanding NetBIOS Name Resolution

      NetBIOS, broadcasts names to listening nodes on the network. NetBIOS utilizes a User Datagram Protocol (UDP) query to broadcast names. NetBIOS names identified computers on the network before the introduction of Windows 2000. The NetBIOS name is resolved to an IP address through Windows Internet Name Service (WINS), broadcasting, or the LMHOSTS file. If the

    • What is Mrtstub.exe?

      What is Mrtstub.exe?

      Mrtstub.exe (Mrt.exe) is a process that runs on all Windows Operating System versions. It is a malicious software that downloads and installs other malicious software. Mrtstub.exe can almost always be found directly on the computer’s primary hard drive, can hide itself in a randomly named folder, and does not have a visible window. If the

    • How to Send a Fax via Outlook Express

      How to Send a Fax via Outlook Express

      You can send a fax through Microsoft Outlook with a few simple, easy steps. Unfortunately, if you have Microsoft Outlook Express, you need special software to be able to send a fax. There are several software programs available online. Here are some of the top programs you can use. Mighty Fax Mighty Fax is one

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