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How to use Networking windows xp & server

How to Setup Workgroup and Computer Name in Windows XP
Computer name is the unique identifier of the computer in the network. If you want to setup the computer name and the workgroup in the Windows XP then follow these steps.
1. My Computer>Right Click>click on Properties>
2. Assign unique computer name.
3. Assign the same workgroup name as of the other computers.
4. You will be prompted to restart the computer.

How to Share Printer and Folders in Windows XP
If you have two or more computers then a computer network will be formed and there will be necessity to share the files and printers. For sharing the folders, you need to right click the folder > Sharing and Security > Share this folder on the network > give the shared name for this folder. You can set further rights and permissions on this folder for different users.
Sharing a printer is the same as sharing a folder on the network. Click start > Control Panel > Printer and Faxes > Right click on the printer name > Properties > sharing > Share this folder (set the shared name for the printer. This same shared name of the printer will be accesses from the other computers on the network to access and share the printer such as \\computename\printername
How to troubleshoot computer network using Ping command
The PING command is the basic network troubleshooting command. Ping shows the status of the other computer whether it is on the network or not. Letís say you have three computers in your computer network computer A (IP Address,, computer B (IP address and computer C (IP address You are on computer A and you want to check the connectivity of the computer B then you will need to go the Start > Run > type CMD > DOS screen will appear. Now type there ping if you get the reply this means the computer B is connected on the network and if you get the timed out message then there is some problem in the connectivity. This can be due to different reasons like check both the ends of the network cables in the computer and in the Router/Switch, check if the green LED light is blinking in the network card of the computer also check if any software application blocking the network communication such as firewall or antivirus etc.

How to Install IIS in Windows XP
Windows XP Professional edition has the built-in IIS. Internet information server is used to host the website on your own computer and these sites can be accesses from all over the world. IIS has great administrative features but it supports only 10 concurrent connections of the clients at a time.
1. Click start>settings>control panel>Add remove program
2. Click Add remove windows components.
3. Click on Internet information services > Details.
4. In the IIS check the boxes SMTP and World Wide Web and you can also check FTP if you want to setup it.
5. In Windows components selection, make sure that you have selected IIS and you may need to insert the CD of Windows XP Professional during the installation.

How to Setup Roaming Profiles in Windows 2000
The TCP/IP component in the Windows operating systems is considered a core component so it cannot be easily uninstalled. Using the following commands with the certain switch you can however achieve the same results and by uninstalling and reinstalling the TCP/IP components.
netsh int ip reset [logfile]
Logfile is the name of the file that is used to records the actions by the netsh command.
netsh int ip reset iplog.txt is used to create the iplog.txt in the current directory.
Caution: Be very careful while using these commands because they can directly damage your system.

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