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Howto use the command line to configure Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista IPv4 static IP info PDF Print E-mail
Written by David Noel-Davies   
The syntax used with the Netsh interface to configure Server 2008 and Vista static IP information has changed due to IPv6 inclusion. Here's how I used the command line to configure Server 2008 and Vista IPv4 static IP information.
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Step by Step - Network Load Balancing PDF Print E-mail
Written by David Noel-Davies   
When a single Web Server machine isn’t enough to handle the traffic on your Web site it’s time to look into building a Web Farm that uses multiple machines on the network acting as a single server. In this article Rick looks at the Windows Load Balancing Service and the new interface it sports in Windows Server 2003, which makes creating a Web Farm quick and easy and – gasp –even an affordable solution.
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How to - Network Load Balancing PDF Print E-mail
Written by David Noel-Davies   

Microsoft Windows Network Load Balancing (“NLB”) is the “free” out-of-the-box software load balancing solution available for Windows 2003-based Terminal Servers. NLB is available with all editions of Windows Server 2003, although your Terminal Servers must be running at least the Enterprise edition of Windows to use the Session Directory. (We'll cover the Session Directory in an upcoming article.)

Network Load Balancing works by assigning a single virtual IP address to those multiple servers that can respond. You then assign a DNS name to the virtual IP address. RDP clients connect to this DNS name, and the system responds by automatically connecting the user to the least-busy server.

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Networking Basics: Part 14 - Security Groups PDF Print E-mail
Written by David Noel-Davies   

In the previous article, I showed you how to create security groups in Windows Server 2003. When I walked you through the process though, you might have noticed that Windows allows you to create a few different types of groups, as shown in Figure A. As you might have guessed, each of these group types has a specific purpose. In this article, I will explain what each type of group is used for.

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Networking Basics: Part 13 - Creating Groups PDF Print E-mail
Written by David Noel-Davies   

In the previous article in this series, I showed you how to use the Active Directory Users and Computers console to create and manage user accounts. In this article, I want to continue the discussion by teaching you about groups.

In a domain environment, user accounts are essential. A user account gives a user a unique identity on the network. This means that it is possible to track the user’s online activity. It is also possible to give a user account a unique set of permissions, assign the user a unique e-mail address, and meet all of the user’s other individual needs.

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