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Windows Networking

The Microsoft Windows family of operating systems support numerous networking technologies and features.
  1. Windows ICS
  2. Windows 95 / 98 / ME
  3. Windows DCC
  4. Network Operating Systems
  5. FTP for Microsoft Windows (4)
  6. Windows File Sharing (10)
  7. Windows XP Networking (15)
  8. Microsoft Internet Explorer (7)
  9. Windows 7 Networking (5)
  10. Windows Network Programming

Windows Networking - Client for Microsoft Networks
The Client for Microsoft Networks is an essential networking software component for the Microsoft Windows family of operating systems. A Windows computer must run the Client for Microsoft Networks to remotely access files, printers and other shared network resources. These step-by-step instructions explain how to verify this Windows client is present and, if not, how to install it.

Windows Networking - Naming Computers
When networking Windows computers, each computer name must be set properly. Computers having names that violate Windows guidelines may fail to network with their peers for various technical reasons. Follow these rules to ensure your computers are named appropriately.

Windows Networking - Naming Workgroups and Domains
When networking Windows computers, each computer belongs either to a workgroup or a domain. Choosing proper workgroup and/or domain names is essential to avoiding technical problems in networking Windows computers.

My Network Places - Networked Windows Resources
My Network Places is the utility for browsing network resources in Microsoft Windows ME, Windows 2000 and newer Windows operating systems. My Network Places allows you to add, search and access both local and remote network resources.

How to Fix "Network Cable Unplugged" Errors in Windows
If your wired or wireless network is not functioning properly, you may see "A Network Cable Is Unplugged" messages appear repeatedly on the Windows desktop. Learn more about this problem and how to stop these annoying messages from occuring.

How to Fix "Duplicate Name Exists" Errors in Windows
After booting a Microsoft Windows computer, you may see an error message stating a duplicate name exists on the network.

How To Fix "Limited Or No Connectivity" Errors in Windows
When attempting to set up or make network connections on a Windows computer, you may encounter a Limited Or No Connectivity error message. Follow these steps to resolve this error condition.

Introduction to Windows Firewall
Windows Firewall is a free network firewall software application for Windows XP, introduced in Windows XP Service Pack 2. Older version of Windows XP contained a different software firewall called Internet Connection Firewall (ICF).

Workgroup
In computer networking, a workgroup is a collection of computers on a local area network (LAN) that share common resources and responsibilities. The Microsoft Windows family of operating systems supports assigning of personal computers to named workgroups.

Windows Host Files
A hosts file is a list of computer names and their associated IP addresses. Hosts files are used by Windows (and other network operating systems) as a means to redirect TCP/IP traffic in special circumstances.

WINS - Windows Internet Naming Service
WINS supports name resolution, the automated conversion of computer names to network addresses, for Windows networks. WINS converts NetBIOS names to IP addresses.

UNC - Universal Naming Convention
Microsoft Windows uses the UNC notation standard to identify server, share and file names.

NetBIOS - Network Basic Input/Output System
NetBIOS is a protocol for computer communication services on local networks used by Microsoft Windows.

APIPA - Automatic Private IP Addressing
APIPA allows DHCP clients to obtain addresses even in cases when the DHCP server cannot provide one.

Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS)
Microsoft IIS implements Web server functionality that integrates with other Microsoft server networking technologies.

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