Windows Throughput, Resources, and Rescue

Here’s where the rubber meets the road: The part in which, if you don’t have the necessary resources, or if some bit of configuration fluff gets dinked up, all of the preceding fancy file and printer sharing simply seizes up and stops working.

The first bit of good news is that you can say what you want about Microsoft, but it built some killer statistic-gathering mechanisms into all Microsoft Networking server and client programs. This, coupled with System Monitor, enable you as Joe User to see how you’re doing in terms of performance at any given time. This means that you can quickly and easily profile a particular server or network segment. This is something that used to take a network expert and ...

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