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Service Management For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Effective service management requires organizing the overall business goals and objectives to create a valuable customer experience. Establishing the foundation of the service management process requires [more…]

Mountain Lion Server Keyboard Tips for Windows Users

Mac users may be familiar with the keyboard and mouse actions used to administer Mountain Lion Server, but these techniques may be new to Windows users: [more…]

Important Mountain Lion Server Information to Save

Numbers and names help identify your server to the rest of the world. Keeping track of them can help if something goes wrong or if someone needs to take your place. Record the following Mac OS X Mountain [more…]

Mountain Lion Server Port Numbers

If you are configuring port forwarding for a firewall or a router, you may need to know what port numbers OS X Mountain Lion Server uses for its services. The following table lists common default port [more…]

Methods of Logging In Remotely to Mountain Lion Server

You can log in to and manage Mountain Lion Server from another computer, including from Windows and Linux computers, in several ways. With all these methods, you do not need to install anything on OS X [more…]

Knowing the RJ-45 Pin Connections

If you're wiring up your own RJ-45 connectors for a TCP/IP network, you need this information about the connections to make sure you connect the pins correctly: [more…]

Identifying Private IP Address Ranges

Private IP address blocks are the IP addresses administrators most often use for private networks. Most networks use IP addresses in one of these ranges: [more…]

Useful Websites for Networking Information

As a network administrator, the Internet can your best friend, offering all sorts of great information to help manage your network. Here are some websites for you to visit often. [more…]

Identifying and Recording Key Network Information

Print out and use these tables to keep track of the key information that allows you to access your network, contact your network administrator, access network storage, use network printers, and keep track [more…]

Identifying and Recording Key Internet Connection Information

Print out and use these spaces to keep track of key information about your Internet connection, including your Internet service provider, your TCP/IP configuration, and information about your router. [more…]

Useful Websites for Networking Information

As a network administrator, the Internet is your best friend for networking resources, solutions, news, and guidance. Here are some websites for you to visit often. [more…]

Tracking Key Network Information

Fill in these tables to keep track of the key information that allows you to access your network, contact your network administrator, access network storage, use network printers, and oversee important [more…]

Tracking Key Internet Connection Information

Use these spaces to keep track of key information about your Internet connection, including your Internet service provider, your TCP/IP configuration, and information about your router. [more…]

RJ-45 Pin Connections for Your TCP/IP Network

If you're wiring up your own RJ-45 connectors for a TCP/IP network, you need this information to make sure you connect the pins correctly. Colors make identification easy: [more…]

Private IP Address Ranges for Networks

Private IP (Internet protocol) address blocks are the IP addresses most often used for private networks. Most networks use addresses in one of these ranges: [more…]

How to Create a Network Mailbox on Exchange Server 2010

In previous versions of Exchange, you created network user mailboxes using Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC). With Exchange 2010, however, Microsoft has removed the Exchange management features [more…]

How to Set an Automatic E-Mail Forwarder in Exchange Server 2010

A forwarder is an email feature that automatically forwards any incoming e-mail to another e-mail address. This feature is most often used when an employee in the network is on vacation or leave, and the [more…]

How to Set Network Mailbox Storage Limits in Exchange Server 2010

Exchange Server 2010 lets you set a limit on the size of each network user’s email mailbox. In a very small organization, you can probably get away without imposing strict mailbox size limits. If your [more…]

Common Novice Network Administration Mistakes

Everyone makes mistakes with computers, and small mistakes can have big consequences. As a network administrator, you should be aware of these common mistakes, and avoid them. [more…]

How to Enable Mailbox Features for Exchange Server 2010

Exchange Mailbox Features refers to several features of Exchange network mailboxes that are controlled via the Mailbox Features tab of the mailbox Properties dialog box. [more…]

Eight Things You Should Have in Case of a Computer Network Emergency

When you first network your office computers, you need to find a closet where you can stash some network goodies. If you can’t find a whole closet, shoot for a shelf, a drawer, or at least a sturdy cardboard [more…]

End User Mistakes the Network Admins Have to Address

Here’s a list of some of the most common mistakes made by network novices. Avoid these mistakes and you deprive your local computer geek of the pleasure of a good laugh at your expense. [more…]

What NOT to Do When You First Become a Network Administrator

Just about the time you figure out how to avoid the most embarrassing computer mistakes (such as using your CD drive’s tray as a cup holder), the network lands on your computer. Now you have a whole new [more…]

Ten Commandments of Computer Networks

“Blessed is the network manager who walks not in the council of the ignorant, nor stands in the way of the oblivious, nor sits in the seat of the greenhorn, but delights in the Law of the Network and meditates [more…]

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