Networking Assignment Essay

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As the DULL Company is having 8 PCs with Windows XP Operating System, they would act as client or workstations. Every workstation needs an Ethernet Card so that they can plug into network physically. So the first task is to plug in Ethernet cards in every one of 8 computers and restart every system so that the drivers of Ethernet could be installed by the Operating System.


When the machine is ready after the installation of Windows 2003 with Service Pack1 run "Dcpromo" Command from Star Menu so that the Active Directory Services could be installed. This service is able to keep every details of the resources of the network e.g., Workstations, network printers and users. This service is useful in assigning privileges to the users and manages their account policies. After this restart the system. Now set the IP address of Server to and subnet mask to
connected to the switch and other ends are then connected to the individual machines including server and printer. At this moment all client machines are in a workgroup, they are not yet logged on to the domain of the servers. Now open "Properties" of My Computer and click on Computer Name Tab. Inside this click "Change" button so that domain name can be assigned. After this restart the system. Now use Active Directory Services for creating user accounts, assign them privileges and access to printer if required.
For building a WAN we have to use a Router in each underwriting company and DULL since Ethernet connections cannot be used as they only support a distance of 100 meters and the all the four companies including DULL are at a distance of 10 kms so an individual Rou ...
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