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    • DHCP and Remote Access

      DHCP and Remote Access

      DHCP and Remote Access Overview When a remote computer connects to a remote access server (RRAS), it is automatically provided with an IP address when the Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) connection is established. You can configure the RRAS server to allocate IP addresses to remote clients from: A static range of IP addresses: This method is

    • How to Change Windows Startup Options

      How to Change Windows Startup Options

      As a Windows computer ages, the number of third party applications that users download increases. Many of these programs automatically configure themselves to be opened when Windows starts eating away at the resources available for the computer to perform routine tasks. This can significantly slow overall computer speed. Users can mitigate this problem by changing

    • SSL and IIS

      SSL and IIS

      An Overview on Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) With IIS, you can further secure websites by using the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption technology. SSL was developed by Netscape Communications, and enables secure communication over the Internet. SSL operates at the transport layer of Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) protocol suite, and uses public key cryptography

    • Troubleshooting IIS

      Troubleshooting IIS

      Understanding HTTP Error Messages HTTP error messages are related to the HTTP status codes which are included in the response headers when pages are requested from the Web server. HTTP status codes are three digit numbers. HTTP status codes are categorized into the following categories: Informational (1xx): This category is used for testing, and is

    • Planning DNS Zone Replication

      Planning DNS Zone Replication

      A DNS zone is the contiguous portion of the DNS domain name space over which a DNS server has authority or is authoritative. DNS zones contain either domains or subdomains. The DNS namespace can be divided into multiple zones. Users can even host all their zones on a single DNS server. The Windows Server 2003

    • SVCHOST.EXE Application Error

      SVCHOST.EXE Application Error

      Svchost.exe is a system process that handles the processes executed from the dynamic-link libraries (DLLs). A number of services are run from the dynamic-link libraries and svchost.exe is the generic host process name used for such services. A Few years back, Microsoft decided to move all of the functionality from internal Windows services into the

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