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Deborah Timmons is a Microsoft Certified Trainer and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer. She came into the Microsoft technical field after six years in the adaptive technology field, providing technology and training for persons with disabilities. She is the President and co-owner of Integrator Systems Inc.

Patrick Timmons is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer + Internet. He has been working in the IT industry for approximately 15 years, specializing in network engineering, and has recently completed his Bachelor of Science degree, with a Major in Computer Science. Patrick is the CEO of Integrator Systems Inc., a company based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.Patrick and Deborah have four children--Lauren, Alexander, James and Katherine who take up a lot of their rare spare time.Integrator Systems Inc. designs and implements network solutions based on Microsoft and 3Com technology, produces custom applications based on customer needs, provides local and remote network troubleshooting and support, and provides courseware, training, and consultants to various horizontal and vertical markets. Integrator Systems is a Microsoft Certified Partner and 3Com Focus Partner. 

Make certain you have DHCP installed before you begin this next section. DHCP Server can be installed by clicking on Start | Control Panel | Add/Remove Programs | Add/Remove Windows Components | Networking Services | Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
Several tools exist to assist in the overall network monitoring, and thus the health of your DNS configuration. Monitoring performance is very important to the overall health of your network, and your DNS implementation. A baseline needs to be established while your network is operating normally for comparisons in the future. Then you have an idea of what is "normal" for your network before you attempt troubleshooting using the tools.
Objective is to provide understanding of manage file and folder compression, NTFS permissions on files and folders, optimize file and folder access, implement and manage disk quotas and shared resources.
On a daily basis, a network administrator will spend a great deal of time managing the peculiarities of his or her clients. “I can’t print!” a user will say, or “I printed my document an hour ago, and it still hasn’t come out of the printer!” Someone can’t get to a file that they needed access to “yesterday”.
To determine a user’s permissions to a specific file or folder, you add up all the allowed permissions for the username and for all groups in which the user is a member, and then subtract the permissions that have been explicitly denied for both the username and groups.
In the olden days, the 1980s in PC years, computers were stand-alone. There was only one way to share information, and that was to copy it from one computer to floppy disk, and then copy the information from the floppy disk onto another computer. Keeping information synchronous on all computers was difficult.
An exciting functionality has been carried over from Windows 2000, which you can use with Windows XP shared folders - offline caching.
Normally, when we’re talking about printers, we mean the piece of hardware that produces printed copy. In the Windows world, the printer is a software interface between the physical printing device and the Windows XP operating system. Therefore, before you can access your physical print device, you must first configure a printer.
Internet Information Services 5.1 has replaced Peer Web Services/Personal Web Server (PWS) in Windows XP. IIS 5.0 is not installed on Professional by default. You can install it, or add additional components, by using the Add/Remove Programs application in Control Panel. You must have TCP/IP installed in order to run IIS.
Here are top 12 Windows XP Administration User Resources Questions and Answers with explanation.