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As companies rely on applications like electronic mail and database management for core business operations, computer networking becomes increasingly more important here you will find information and tutorials from the absolute basics, to as much cutting edge networking that I can find out about.

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Howto use the command line to configure Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista IPv4 static IP info David Noel-Davies 4155
Step by Step - Network Load Balancing David Noel-Davies 9503
How to - Network Load Balancing David Noel-Davies 5084
Networking Basics: Part 14 - Security Groups David Noel-Davies 3920
Networking Basics: Part 13 - Creating Groups David Noel-Davies 3587
Networking Basics: Part 12 - User Account Management David Noel-Davies 3385
Networking Basics: Part 11 - The Active Directory Users and Computers Console David Noel-Davies 3826
TCP/IP Troubleshooting: Part 4: Using Netdiag.exe David Noel-Davies 4273
TCP/IP Troubleshooting: Part 3: Repairing Network Connections David Noel-Davies 4523
TCP/IP Troubleshooting: Part 2: Troubleshooting Routing Tables David Noel-Davies 3730
Routing Protocols David Noel-Davies 3732
TCP/IP Troubleshooting: Part 1: An Introduction David Noel-Davies 4102
How to Recover a Lost Password on a Cisco Switch David Noel-Davies 4072
How a Cisco Switch functions on an Ethernet network David Noel-Davies 4238
Basics of Cisco Switch Administration - Part 2 David Noel-Davies 4421
Basics of Cisco Switch Administration Part 1 David Noel-Davies 3633
Part 10 - Distinguished Names David Noel-Davies 3460
Part 9 – Active Directory Information David Noel-Davies 3438
Part 7 - Introduction to FSMO Roles David Noel-Davies 4501
Part 8 - FSMO Roles continued David Noel-Davies 3321
Part 6 - Windows Domain David Noel-Davies 3086
Part 5 - Domain Controllers David Noel-Davies 3514
Part 4 - Workstations and Servers David Noel-Davies 3410
Part 3 - DNS Servers David Noel-Davies 3078
Part 1 - Networking Hardware David Noel-Davies 3048
Part 2 - Networking Hardware Routers David Noel-Davies 3309
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    This howto contains configuration, design, programming and troubleshooting help on using MS SQL Server
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  • Howto - DHCP  ( 6 items )

    "Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is an IP standard designed to reduce the complexity of administering IP address configurations." - Microsoft's definition. A DHCP server would be set up with the appropriate settings for a given network. Such settings would include a set of fundamental parameters such as the gateway, DNS, subnet masks, and a range of IP addresses. Using DHCP on a network means administrators don't need to configure these settings individually for each client on the network. The DHCP would automatically distribute them to the clients itself.

  • Howto - Network Security  ( 7 items )
    Security is always an important area for IT professionals, and there's no shortage of books on computer and network security coming out these days. Take some time to look over various security topics and my take on them.
  • Howto - DNS  ( 5 items )

    Most network administrators know that Active Directory is dependant on DNS. What you might not realize is that there is a good chance that your DNS server is performing several other critical tasks in the background. A DNS failure can be more catastrophic than most people realize so take some time to understand it.


  • Howto - Scripting Solutions  ( 29 items )

    Scripting is the bigest tool in the Administrators and Engineers arsnal, Windows Script provides two script engines, Visual Basic® Scripting Edition and Microsoft JScript®, which can be embedded into Windows Applications. It also provides an extensive array of supporting technologies that makes it easier for script users to script Windows applications.

  • Howto - Infrastructure Planning  ( 8 items )

    A wise old soldier was once quoted as saying
    "In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable. "
    Dwight D. Eisenhower
    34th president of US 1953-1961 (1890 - 1969)

  • Howto - Active Directory  ( 14 items )

    A lot of people who are new to networking or who work primarily on larger networks seem to underestimate the design considerations for small networks. It kind of makes sense when you think about it though. From an Active Directory standpoint, what’s really to consider? After all, most small networks have a single forest and a single domain. Even so, your network will run a lot more smoothly if you take the time to do a little planning and understanding first

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