Microsoft Windows Networking Essentials

Microsoft Windows Networking Essentials

Darril Gibson

Language: English

Pages: 368

ISBN: 1118016858

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


The core concepts and technologies of Windows networking

Networking can be a complex topic, especially for those new to the field of IT. This focused, full-color book takes a unique approach to teaching Windows networking to beginners by stripping down a network to its bare basics, thereby making each topic clear and easy to understand. Focusing on the new Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) program, this book pares down to just the essentials, showing beginners how to gain a solid foundation for understanding networking concepts upon which more advanced topics and technologies can be built.

This straightforward guide begins each chapter by laying out a list of topics to be discussed, followed by a concise discussion of the core networking skills you need to have to gain a strong handle on the subject matter. Chapters conclude with review questions and suggested labs so you can measure your level of understanding of the chapter's content.

  • Serves as an ideal resource for gaining a solid understanding of fundamental networking concepts and skills
  • Offers a straightforward and direct approach to networking basics and covers network management tools, TCP/IP, the name resolution process, and network protocols and topologies
  • Reviews all the topics you need to know for taking the MTA 98-366 exam
  • Provides an overview of networking components, discusses connecting computers to a network, and looks at connecting networks with routers

If you're new to IT and interested in entering the IT workforce, then Microsoft Windows Networking Essentials is essential reading.

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accessing the local terminal. Telnet sessions include a Telnet server, a Telnet client, a Telnet window on the client (usually a command prompt) for issuing commands and viewing data on the server, and the Telnet protocol that transfers the commands between the two. Telnet is widely recognized as insecure since it transmits traffic in clear text. Secure Shell (SSH) has replaced Telnet in many applications. Remote Desktop Services Microsoft Windows servers include Remote Desktop Services

is on the same subnetwork, the switch forwards the packet to the destination computer. If the destination computer is on a different subnetwork, the switch forwards the packet to the router for routing to the correct subnetwork. Switches track the location of the computers on networks. Routers track networks or subnetworks, not computers. Notice that the switch is the central device for each subnetwork. It could be a hub, but for several reasons, switches have replaced hubs in many networks.

a Windows 2008 server that recently resolved the name of a file server (named FS1) to the address of 192.168.1.117. Listing 10-4: Output of nbtstat -c C:\>nbtstat -c Local Area Connection: Node IpAddress: [192.168.3.1] Scope Id: [] NetBIOS Remote Cache Name Table Name Type Host Address Life [sec] ------------------------------------------------------------ FS1 <20> UNIQUE 192.168.1.117 562 Notice that the table in Listing 10-4 includes a Life (sec) column. This lists how long (in

or two administrators. These administrators do a little of everything. In contrast, an enterprise may have dozens of IT professionals, with many of them having specialized knowledge. Some may be experts on email systems such as Microsoft Exchange. Others may be experts on database systems such as Microsoft SQL Server. End user help-desk professionals are experts on Windows 7 and other desktop operating systems and provide direct support to the users. Another significant difference with

selected. The graphic shows that Remote Desktop is enabled for the server, as long as the computer is using the more secure Network Level Authentication. One of the biggest drawbacks with dial-up RAS is the speed. Dial-up modems rarely get more than 50 Kbps, which can be painfully slow. However, virtual private networks (VPNs) are much quicker. Dial-up is rarely used for remote access today because of the speed. Microsoft domains use domain controllers to authenticate clients. Only

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