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25 Overview of Network Administration

Although business networks often run a variety of operating systems, particularly on their servers, many user workstations run some form of Windows. Whether you agree with Microsoft that the Windows interface is user friendly and intuitive, there is no question that administering a fleet of hundreds or thousands of Windows workstations is an extremely formidable task. In addition, this chapter covers network administration information on the other main operating systems in use today, Mac OS and Linux.

Nearly all software includes tools that network administrators can use to simplify the process of installing, managing, and maintaining the operating system on a large number of workstations. This ...

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