Friday, January 27, 2012

Configure and Manage Distributed File System (DFS)

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If you have multiple file servers deployed, how do you connect to the file servers?

DFS is a service that connects file shares together into a single namespace. The files can reside on different computers and provides client access to the files in a transparent manner.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Troubleshooting IPSEC

IPSec Monitoring Tools
IP Security Monitor
  • Used as a MMC snap-in with Windows XP and higher
  • Administrators can use it locally or remotely to monitor IPSec policy
  • Command-line tool
  • Only available in Windows 2000
Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
New to Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008
  • Perform a trace, located in systemroot\debug\oakley.log
  • Enabled in Windows XP and Windows 2000 with registry modification
IP Security Monitor
The IP Security Monitor snap-in is used to view and monitor IP-Sec policy. The IP Security Monitor can be used to troubleshoot and test IPSec policies you create. 
In previous versions of Windows, we used IP Security Monitor as a snap-in in the MMC. With Windows Server 2008, the IP Security Monitor is now integrated with the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security (WFAS).