Posts Tagged ‘Administrative Tools’

Working with the Event Viewer A huge number of things are happening at any one time on a server: Users are logging in and accessing files, drives are spinning away, and processors are trying to make sense of it all. Each of these instances is considered an event. Being able to monitor these events and […]

Hour 24. Monitoring Server Performance and Network Connections What You’ll Learn in This Hour: Using the Reliability and Performance Monitor Exploring the Performance Monitor Adding Objects to the Monitor Viewing Performance Data Selecting and Understanding Counters Creating Data Collector Sets Using the Reliability Monitor Working with the Event Viewer Clearing and Saving Log Events Using […]

Hour 24. Monitoring Server Performance and Network Connections What You’ll Learn in This Hour: Using the Reliability and Performance Monitor Exploring the Performance Monitor Adding Objects to the Monitor Viewing Performance Data Selecting and Understanding Counters Creating Data Collector Sets Using the Reliability Monitor Working with the Event Viewer Clearing and Saving Log Events Using […]

Creating FTP Sites Hosting an FTP site on your IIS server can be a great way to provide the users on your network with either files that they need or a place to store files that are shared as part of a particular project. Supplying a repository of downloadable files might also be important to […]

Managing the CA If your users (and you, the administrator) can request certificates from your CA and receive them successfully, this means that your CA has been configured correctly and is up and running. Managing the CA and its certificates is done in the Certification Authority snap-in (which can be run in the Server Manager […]

Adding the Active Directory Certificate Services Microsoft’s Certificate Services enables you to issue, renew, and revoke digital certificates. Certificate Services is added to Windows Server 2008 via the Add Roles Wizard. 1. From the Initial Configuration Tasks window or the Server Manager (with the Roles node selected), click Add Roles. The Add Roles Wizard opens. […]

Configuring the Windows Firewall Two different utilities are used to configure the Windows Firewall on a server running Windows Server 2008: the Windows Firewall Settings dialog box and the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security snap-in. Let’s look at the Windows Firewall Settings dialog box first. The Windows Firewall Settings dialog box provides access to only […]

Avoiding WINS Problems One way to avoid WINS-related problems (according to Microsoft) is to use the preconfigured WINS settings on a newly established WINS server. These settings should serve you well in most situations. Microsoft also advises against using static WINS entries in the WINS database, although using static entries can protect you from conflicts […]

Installing and Configuring WINS WINS can be installed on any computer that runs Windows Server 2008 (but you might not want to overburden your domain controllers by placing WINS on them). Before you install the WINS component, make sure that the server is configured with static IP address and a default gateway. (TCP/IP settings for […]

WINS Configuration Issues After you add the WINS Server feature to your Windows Server installation, you can view the status of the service and configure various WINS features. You start the WINS snap-in (in the MMC) by selecting Start, Administrative Tools, WINS. Figure 20.3 shows the WINS snap-in in the MMC. Figure 20.3. WINS is […]

Using the Terminal Services Manager The Terminal Services Manager enables you to view information related to your terminal server or servers, such as users’ sessions. This snap-in also provides you with the capability to end sessions, log off users, and send messages to users. You can run the Terminal Services Manager in the Server Manager […]

Working with Terminal Services Licensing An important aspect of providing Terminal Services to clients is licensing. Each client that connects to the terminal server must have a license. Whether you install the TS Licensing service on the terminal server (as we did in the previous section) or on another server in the domain, you need […]

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