Windows XP Professional Network Administration

Get in-depth coverage of how to configure and manage the networking features and components of Windows XP Professional with this authoritative guide. You'll find professional-level information for utilizing remote assistance, configuring the Internet Connection Firewall (ICF), monitoring network performance, and much more.

Manage a Windows XP Professional network of any size effectively with help from this definitive resource. You'll get complete details on everything from configuring Internet connections and services to utilizing Remote Assistance. Learn to work with Internet Connection Firewall, Internet Connection Sharing, Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), NTFS security, and much more. You'll also find a variety of problem-solving techniques and troubleshooting tools to save you time when resolving network connection issues.

This authoritative reference covers not only the basic networking interface but also the underlying network structure, and shows you how to take full advantage of all of Windows XP Professional's features and functionality. If you're an IT professional working with a high-performance Windows XP Professional network, this is the ultimate administration guide.

  • Upgrade from Windows NT/98/2000 and learn what's new in XP
  • Explore all XP-supported protocols--in addition to TCP/IP
  • Use the New Connection Wizard to create and manage connections
  • Set up connections with UNIX systems and configure QoS
  • Configure workgroup and domain settings and resolve connection-sharing issues
  • Use IIS for Web hosting and managing intranet content
  • Create a secure network with the Internet Connection Firewall
  • Learn features of NTFS and configure advanced security permissions
  • Synchronize offline files and folders
  • Establish Remote Desktop connections and configure Remote Assistance
  • Monitor and tweak XP network performance using built-in tools


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