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Networking with Windows Server 2003

Where to Start
Windows Server 2003 Network Access Quarantine Control
This white paper provides a technical overview of the Network Access Quarantine Control feature of Windows Server 2003 and includes detailed information about how it works and how to deploy it. Source: Microsoft.com

Background Intelligent Transfer Service
Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) transfers files using leftover bandwidth. BITS maintains file transfers when a network disconnection occurs, or a computer needs to be restarted: When the network connection is re-established, BITS will continue where it left off. Source: Microsoft.com

DHCP
How To Install and Configure a DHCP Server in a Workgroup in Windows Server 2003
This step-by-step article describes how to configure a new Windows Server 2003-based Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server on a stand-alone server to provide centralized management of IP addresses and other TCP/IP configuration settings.

How To Install and Configure a DHCP Server in an Active Directory Domain in Windows Server 2003
This step-by-step article describes how to build and configure a new Windows Server 2003-based Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server in a Windows Server 2003 Active Directory domain.

DNS
HOW TO: Configure DNS for Internet Access in Windows Server 2003
This step-by-step guide describes how to configure Domain Name System (DNS) for Internet access in the Windows Server2003 products

HOW TO: Configure DNS in a New Workgroup Environment in Windows Server 2003
This step-by-step guide is intended for new workgroups without Domain Name System (DNS) servers. With DNS servers, users can use friendly names to contact resources

HOW TO: Configure DNS Records for Your Web Site in Windows Server 2003
This article describes how to configure your Domain Name System (DNS) server to host an externally accessible Web site (that is, accessible from the Internet).

HOW TO: Convert DNS Primary Server to Active Directory Integrated
This article describes how to convert a primary DNS server to an Active Directory directory service Integrated Primary server, force replication to another domain controller, and add the new domain controller as a DNS server.

HOW TO: Integrate DNS with an Existing DNS Infrastructure If Active Directory Is Enabled in Windows Server 2003
This step-by-step article describes how to install and configure a new Windows Server 2003-based Domain Name Services (DNS) computer in an existing DNS server environment with Active Directory enabled.

HOW TO: Replace the Current Primary DNS Server with a New Primary DNS Server in Windows Server 2003
The step-by-step article describes how to set up a Windows Server 2003-based Domain Name System (DNS) server as the primary DNS server in an existing DNS domain.

HOW TO: Migrate an Existing DNS Infrastructure from a BIND-Based Server to a Windows Server 2003-Based DNS
This step-by-step guide describes how to replace an existing Domain Name System (DNS) infrastructure with a new Windows Server 2003 DNS infrastructure. This includes installing the Windows Server 2003-based DNS server and configuring it to perform name resolution and dynamic updates; as a result, resources and servers can be centrally located. Additionally, zone transfers are used to migrate BIND-based server zones to the Windows Server 2003-based DNS server.

NAT
HOW TO: Configure a NAT Server in Windows Server 2003
This article describes how to configure a network address translation (NAT) server by using Windows Server 2003. The Windows Server 2003 Routing and Remote Access service includes the NAT routing protocol.
RRAS
HOW TO: Set Up Routing and Remote Access for an Intranet in Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition and Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition
This step-by-step guide describes how to set up a Routing and Remote Access service on Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition or Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition to allow authenticated users to remotely connect to another network by way of the Internet. This secure connection provides access to all internal network resources, such as messaging, file and print sharing, and Web server access. The remote character of this connection is transparent to the user, so the overall experience of using remote access is similar to that of working at a workstation on a local network..
SMTP
HOW TO: Prevent Mail Relay in the IIS SMTP Virtual Server in Windows Server 2003
This step-by-step article describes how to prevent mail relays for an Internet Information Services (IIS) Simple Mail Transport Protocol (SMTP) virtual server.

HOW TO: Bypass DNS Name Resolution to Test SMTP Service Mail Flow in Windows Server 2003
This article describes how to create and configure a remote domain to forward e-mail messages to a smart host in Microsoft Windows Server 2003. By default, the Windows 2003 Server Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) service uses DNS to route messages

HOW TO: Test SMTP Services Manually in Windows Server 2003
This article describes how to test the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) service for any system.

SNMP
HOW TO: Configure Network Security for the SNMP Service in Windows Server 2003
This step-by-step article describes how to configure network security for the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) service in Windows Server 2003.

HOW TO: Configure the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Service in Windows Server 2003
This step-by-step article describes how to configure the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Service in Windows Server 2003. This article describes how to configure SNMP agent properties, SNMP traps, and SNMP security

HOW TO: Use the Snmputil.exe Tool to Verify the Microsoft SNMP Agent Configuration in Windows Server 2003
This step-by-step article describes how to use the Snmputil.exe tool to verify the Microsoft Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Agent configuration

TCP/IP

HOW TO: Configure TCP/IP Networking While NetBIOS Is Turned Off on a Server Running Windows Server 2003
This step-by-step article describes how to configure a computer running Windows Server 2003 with TCP/IP networking while NetBIOS is turned off

HOW TO: Determine Which Program Uses or Blocks Specific Transmission Control Protocol Ports in Windows Server 2003
This step-by-step article discusses how to determine which program uses or blocks specific Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) ports. The Netstat.exe utility has a new switch, the -o switch, that can display the process identifier (ID) that is...

HOW TO: Diagnose and Test TCP/IP or NetBIOS Network Connections in Windows Server 2003
This article tells how to diagnose and test Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) or NetBIOS network configurations. It also tells how to use of the most common diagnostic tools and provides basic network analysis techniques

HOW TO: Enable TCP/IP Forwarding in Windows Server 2003
By default, TCP/IP forwarding is turned off (disabled) in Windows Server 2003. This article describes how to enable TCP/IP forwarding on a Windows Server 2003-based computer.

HOW TO: Harden the TCP/IP Stack Against Denial of Service Attacks in Windows Server 2003
Denial of service (DoS) attacks are network attacks that are aimed at making a computer or a particular service on a computer unavailable to network users. Denial of service attacks can be difficult to defend against. To help prevent denial of service attacks, you can harden the TCP/IP protocol stack on your Windows Server 2003 computers. The default TCP/IP stack configuration is tuned to handle standard intranet traffic. If you connect a computer directly to the Internet, Microsoft recommends that you harden the TCP/IP stack against denial of service attacks.

HOW TO: Remove and Reinstall TCP/IP on a Windows Server 2003 Domain Controller
This article describes how to remove and then reinstall TCP/IP on a Windows Server 2003 domain controller. When you troubleshoot an issue, you may suspect that a TCP/IP-related component is either corrupted or damaged
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VPN
HOW TO: Configure Packet Filter Support for PPTP VPN Clients in Windows Server 2003
This article describes how to configure packet filter support for PPTP VPN clients. The Windows Server 2003 Routing and Remote Access service supports virtual private networking (VPN).

HOW TO: Provide Secure Point-to-Point Communications Across a Private Network or the Internet in Windows Server 2003
This step-by-step article describes how to install and configure a virtual private network (VPN) to provide secure point-to-point communications across a private network or the Internet.

Misc

HOW TO: Connect Your Company to the Internet by Using an ISA Firewall with Windows Server 2003
This step-by-step article describes how small businesses with fewer than 255 workstations in an existing Windows-based network can connect computers to the Internet by using the Microsoft Internet Security Acceleration (ISA) firewall-secured services

HOW TO: Share Files and Folders over the Network in a Windows Server 2003 Domain Environment
This step-by-step guide describes how to share folders on a computer that is running Windows Server 2003 and is part of a domain. For example, assume that you are the administrator of a Windows Server 2003-based domain.

HOW TO: Troubleshoot the File Replication Service in Windows Server 2003
This step-by-step article describes how to troubleshoot the File Replication service (FRS). The following procedures are all performed by a member of the administrators group on a computer that is running Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition

HOW TO: Use DNSLint to Troubleshoot Active Directory Replication Issues
This article describes how to use the DNSLint utility to troubleshoot Active Directory replication issues

Webcast: Configure Subnets in Windows Server 2003 Active Directory
This webcast explains how to configure one or more subnets in Windows Server 2003 Active Directory. If you have more than one site on a Microsoft Windows 2003 domain, you must configure one or more subnets, depending on your infrastructure.

 

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