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Managing Routing And Remote Access in Windows Server 2003

Windows Server 2003 provides the ability to act as a router on your network and to provide remote access services to users outside your network. Routing And Remote Access (RRAS) in Windows Server 2003 provides VPN, routing, NAT, dialup and basic firewall services. Here’s how to use and configure these services. Getting started To get started, open up the Routing And Remote Access configuration utility at Start | Administrative Tools | Routing And Remote Access. Initially, RRAS is not enabled on the server. To enable it, right-click the server on which you wish to enable the services and choose Configure And Enable Routing And Remote Access. In Figure A below, you can see that I am enabling the service on the server named RAS

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Windows Server 2008 Core

Server Core adalah pilihan instalasi server minimal yang terdiri dari 5 server role. User dapat memilih untuk hanya menginstal Windows Server untuk fungsi spesifik tertentu, tanpa menginstal fungsi- fungsi lain yang tidak dibutuhkan dalam suatu scenario implementasi. Sebagai contoh, jika user hanya butuh sebuah domain server, maka dia bisa hanya menginstall Windows Server sebagai domain server, dan berbagai fungsi lainya seperti Internet Explorer, IIS, bahkan GUI (Graphical User Interface) tidak perlu diinstall ke dalam server. Sehingga server tersebut akan sangat ringan dan berfungsi khusus untuk domain server. Keuntungan hal ini antara lain: Bidang Security: Pengurangan attack surface (area atau komponen yang dapat diserang) terhadap hacker, virus dan berbagai ancaman lainya karena baik service, port maupun modul yang terinstal hanya yang berhubungan dengan suatu fungsi tertentu. Sehingga jika ada ancaman yang biasanya masuk dari IE atau port e-mail tidak akan berpengaruh bagi system ini.

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11 Essential Tools for Managing Active Directory

If you’ve ever been handed an Excel spreadsheet listing 200 new employees starting next week, or if your user accounts are configured incorrectly because help desk staff clicked something they shouldn’t have, or if you just want an easier way to manage Active Directory® besides opening Users and Computers every time, there are a number of free administration tools that can help. Some are built right into the Windows® OS, some come in a Resource Kit or the Windows Support Tools, and some are free third-party tools. What are these handy tools and where can you get them? Let’s find out. I’ll start with the built-in command-line tools in Windows Server® 2003 that allow you to create, delete, modify, and search for objects in Active Directory. CSVDE The Comma-Separated Values Data Exchange tool, known as CSVDE, allows you to import new objects into Active Directory using a CSV source file; …

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Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Started with Microsoft Windows Server Update Services 3.0

Microsoft Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) 3.0 provides a comprehensive solution for managing updates within your network. This document provides instructions for basic tasks for deploying WSUS 3.0 on your network. Use this guide to perform the following tasks: Install WSUS 3.0. Configure WSUS 3.0 to obtain updates from Microsoft. Configure client computers to install updates from WSUS 3.0. Approve, manage, and distribute updates. Although WSUS 3.0 is a feature-rich update-management solution, this guide offers only a single way to accomplish any of these tasks. When there are options to perform a task in different ways, the alternative approaches are noted. Review WSUS 3.0 Installation Requirements This guide explains how to install WSUS 3.0. For software requirements and supported platforms for WSUS 3.0, see the Release Notes (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=71220). on Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server® Code Name “Longhorn” operating systems.

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DNS Stub Zones in Windows Server 2003

Stub zones are a new feature of DNS in Windows Server 2003 that can be used to streamline name resolution, especially in a split namespace scenario. They also help reduce the amount of DNS traffic on your network, making DNS more efficient especially over slow WAN links. This article will look in detail at what stub zones are, how they work, and when to use them. I’ll also walk you through the process of creating a stub zone to facilitate name lookups between two separate forests. But first, a little background on DNS zones is necessary to see where stub zones fit into the overall picture. Types of DNS Zones A zone is a contiguous portion of DNS namespace managed by one or more name servers. Zones contain resource records that specify the name of the DNS server authoritative for the zone (SOA record), the names and IP addresses of …

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DNS Conditional Forwarding in Windows Server 2003

Conditional forwarding is a new feature of DNS in Windows Server 2003 that can be used to speed up name resolution in certain scenarios. They can also be used to help companies resolve each other’s namespace in a situation where companies collaborate a merger is underway. This article will look in detail at how conditional forwarding works, how to configure it, and when you might use it. But first, let’s briefly review the concepts of forwarding and forwarders in traditional DNS, starting with different types of name queries. Forwarders and Forwarding When a name server is queried in DNS, the way it responds depends on the type of query issued, which can be either iterative or recursive. In an iterative query, the client asks the name server for the best possible answer to its query. The name server checks its cache and the zones for which it is authoritative and …

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Installing DNS On Windows 2003

Key points will be highlighted that will help to make the installation of DNS on Windows 2003 effective. This article will have a security slant to it as security is a compelling part of any well built network. Planning of the DNS installation is beyond the scope of this article and will be covered in later articles. The installation of DNS in itself is not at all complicated but mitigating aspects and considerations need to be addressed so that security is taken into account as well as planning and redundancy has been factored in to allow for normal operational downtime without disruption to the clients. Specific rules like where to place such a server and how to secure it needs to be taken into consideration and adequate planning will result in successful role out of the service. TCP/IP uses an IP addresses to locate and connect to hosts, people are …

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The Face of Windows Server 2008

After years of development, intensive fine-tuning, and much anticipation, Windows Server 2008 is almost ready for release. But not before it passes one more test. Microsoft is handing it over to the global Information Technology community for final scrutiny. And we’d like you to be part of that process. Here’s how the Face of Windows Server 2008 website lets you make a personal contribution to the development of this exciting technology, and share your knowledge and experience with colleagues from around the world. Download Beta 3 if you have not done so already. See the most recent and sophisticated version of Longhorn in action, trial it in your own work environment, discover what’s new and different, and send your feedback to Microsoft. Find, meet, and learn from other IT professionals. Get insights into the creation of Windows Server 2008 from its Redmond developers. Search for a colleague you know, or …

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