Whatis Port 445 in W2K/XP/2003?

What is port 445 used for in Windows 2000/XP? Among the new ports used by Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, is TCP port 445 which is used for SMB over TCP. The SMB (Server Message Block) protocol is used among other things for file sharing in Windows NT/2000/XP. In Windows NT it…

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Windows 2000 MCSA Certification Requirements

What are the Windows 2000 MCSA certification requirements? The Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) credential proves that you have the skills to successfully implement, manage, and troubleshoot the ongoing needs of Microsoft Windows 2000–based operating environments, including Windows Windows Server 2003. An MCSA candidate should have 12 months of experience working with a desktop operating system,…

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Windows 2000 MCSE Certification Requirements

What are the Windows 2000 MCSE certification requirements? The Windows 2000 track of the MCSE credential is designed for information technology (IT) professionals working in the typically complex computing environment of medium to large organizations. An MCSE candidate should have at least one year of experience implementing and administering a network operating system in environments…

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Windows 2000/XP SP Deployment

  How can I install service packs on my Windows 2000/XP clients by means of Windows Installer and Group Policy? This scenario explains how to install the service pack from a shared distribution folder on a network by using Windows Installer. This installation method installs the service pack on computers that are already running Windows…

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Windows 2000/XP SP Reinstallation

  You do NOT have to Reinstall Windows 2000 or Windows XP Service Packs after system state changes… After you have installed the service pack, you do not need to reinstall it if you add a device or new software to your computer. For example, Windows 2000 and Windows XP include a file named,…

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MCSA/MCSE on Windows 2000

Windows 2000 MCSA/MCSE track book recommendations I will keep this section updated as new titles appear on the market. For Windows 2003 MCSA/MCSE track related books and study guides see the MCSA/MCSE on Windows 2003 page. For Exchange 2000/2003 related books and study guides see the Exchange 2000/2003 page. More sections will follow. Book recommendations…

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