A few months ago, I had a telephone interview for a senior networking position. The interview lasted for approximately forty-five minutes, three of us were on the call, me, the company’s technical director and an existing network engineer at the company.
This section covers crucial network services everyone uses in today’s networks, such as DHCP, DNS & NAT.
On Wednesday 28th June I will be attending the AWS Summit in London. I’ve been interested in AWS and what it can offer for a while now, and this should be a superb opportunity to learn more about the platform and services it offers, from the industry experts.
If you’re anything like me, you have a considerable amount of downloaded content (music, tv shows, movies) stored away on a desktop PC. Over the years this library has grown considerably and back in the day before the plethora of mobile devices we now own, having this only available on the desktop was fine. However, in 2017 this ‘stuff’ needs to be accessible on all your devices.
This was an annoying little issue I came up against when trying to install .NET Framework 3.5 on a Windows Server 2012 R2 virtual machine.
The normal procedure is to use Server Manager | Add Roles & Features and select .NET Framework 3.5 features from the list, see below
2016 was the second full year for TechSupportPro | UK, and a very productive one it was. With a trip to Leeds, UK, I attended a Microsoft tech day, and got my first look at Windows Server 2016. I tested my first wearable device, a Microsoft Band 2 and I also got a first look at Windows 10 Mobile. 2016 was one to remember.
VPN – Site to Site / Host to Site / Host to Host
- IPSec – Provides authentication & data encryption – Operates at the network layer
- GRE – Generic Routing Encapsulation, encapsulates the data, operates at network layer & is a CISCO technology.
- SSL VPN – Main use is eCommerce, uses cryptography (secure authentication & communications)
- PTP / PPTP – Port 1723 UDP, Point to Point, layer 2, PPTP has been largely replaced by L2TP with IPSec.
Explain the function of the following network devices
You have backed up your server, configured a schedule to backup your data periodically; but what happens when disaster strikes? Can you recover the server, operating system and data? Well in this post I’ll look at the recovery process and the various options available.
ipconfig is a command line utility available in all versions of Windows. Designed to be run from the command prompt, it allows the user to get the IP address information and network configuration from a Windows computer.