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    • Forest and Domain Functional Levels

      Forest and Domain Functional Levels

      Domain and forest functional levels provide a means of enabling additional domain and forest-wide Active Directory features, remove outdated backward compatibility in an environment, and improve Active Directory performance and security. In Windows 2000, the terminology for domain functional levels was domain modes. Forests in Windows 2000 have one mode and domains can have the

    • 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

    • How to Make a Timeline on Microsoft Word

      How to Make a Timeline on Microsoft Word

      A timeline is a tool used in a visual presentation in order to present data or unique events in a sequential fashion over a defined time frame. In the past, unique programs such as the Adobe or Corel tool suites were the only programs available to individuals capable of creating a professional product. Microsoft Word

    • xpnetdiag.exe

      xpnetdiag.exe

      Xpnetdiag.exe is the process for an XP Network Diagnostic program that runs on the Windows XP Operating System. XP Network Diagnostic allows users to troubleshoot problems associated with LANs (Local Area Networks), WANs (Wide Area Networks), and WLANs (Wireless Local Area Networks). XP Network Diagnostic can be used when the user is no longer able

    • Encrypting File System (EFS)

      Encrypting File System (EFS)

      An Overview of EFS Encrypting File System (EFS) enables users to encrypt files and folders, and entire data drives on NTFS formatted volumes. NTFS enables you to set permissions on files and folders on an NTFS formatted volume which controls access to these files and folders. EFS enables you to encrypt files and folders to

    • The File Allocation Table (FAT) File Systems

      The File Allocation Table (FAT) File Systems

      Understanding the FAT File Systems The FAT file system was initially introduced with the MS-DOS operating system (OS) when hard disks were generally much smaller, and the structure of folders was not as intricate as it is in networks today. The FAT file system continues to be supported by each Microsoft OS since its advent.

    • Active Directory Security Principal Accounts

      Active Directory Security Principal Accounts

      Understanding Active Directory Security Principal Accounts Active Directory consists of a considerable number of objects, and variety of objects, of which, security principal accounts are one. Security principal accounts are Active Directory objects that are assigned unique security identifiers (SIDs), and are therefore used in authentication and Active Directory security. A security principal account can

    • Blue Screen Stop 0x00000024

      Blue Screen Stop 0x00000024

      Blue Screen Stop 0x00000024 refers to a BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) error message that is displayed whenever there is a conflict with the NTFS.sys file, which is the file responsible for reading and writing to NTFS hard drives. A number of problems can cause this error, with the most common reason being that the

    • IIS Performance Monitoring and Tuning

      IIS Performance Monitoring and Tuning

      Monitoring IIS Performance in Windows Server 2003 The primary performance monitoring MMC snap-ins and tools used for monitoring Windows Server 2003 and IIS are: System Monitor: The System Monitor is one of the main MMC snap-ins used to monitor system performance. This was previously the Performance Monitor tool in Windows NT. The name change to

    • Remote Server Management

      Remote Server Management

      An Overview on Remote Server Management In enterprises that need a secure environment; servers and desktops are usually managed remotely. Administration is hardly performed by logging on to the local console. Remote management or administration is not a new notion, and is used largely to manage servers and desktops. Windows Server 2003 includes a few

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