What exactly is the network categorization dialog in Vista trying to achieve?

Windows Firewall with Advanced Security is a host-based firewall that filters both incoming and outgoing traffic. Windows Firewall with Advanced Security uses the Network Location-Aware feature is to let Windows Vista administrators define a level of protection based on the network to which the user connects. As mobile users roam from their corporate network to a Private network, or to a Public network such as an Internet cafe, Windows Firewall with Advanced Security can enable and disable connectivity or features such as: • File and Print Sharing• eHome Media Center Extender• Windows Connect Now Devices• PnP-X (plug and play for … Continue reading What exactly is the network categorization dialog in Vista trying to achieve?

Optimizing Remote Access

One of my friend got problem on VPN performance in his server, so i refer him to look at this articles about optimizing the Remote Access connection: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/archive/itsolutions/network/maintain/optimiz.mspx?mfr=true Here is part of it: Typical Bottlenecks in PPTP Configurations PPTP connections suffer from two primary types of bottleneck: insufficient Internet bandwidth and CPU load on the PPTP server. The bandwidth problem is easy to conceptualize, since your Internet connection has to be shared between PPTP traffic and everything else that’s normally carried over it. You can easily calculate the theoretical maximum number of concurrent PPTP users by dividing your available Internet bandwidth … Continue reading Optimizing Remote Access

Reset TCP/IP in Windows

To reset TCP/IP to the default state at the time when the OS was installed. You can use the NetShell (netsh.exe) utility to do that.When you reset TCP/IP, it will rewrite all the important keys in the registry, which has the effect of removing and reinstalling the entire TCP/IP stack.The NetShell utility is a command line tool (netsh.exe) that allows you to monitor and configure networking components on Windows XP/2003. To run this tool, go to the command prompt and type netsh. To display a list of commands that are available, type help, or simply type a question mark “?”.C:\>netshnetsh>?The … Continue reading Reset TCP/IP in Windows