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Sams Teach Yourself Network Troubleshooting in 24 Hours, Second Edition by Jonathan Feldman

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Summary

Using network components that are similar means that you don’t have to undertake deep troubleshooting in order to solve many local (not systemic) problems. Besides, heterogeneous components tend to behave the same—which, if they have a known good configuration, is a wonderful thing.

Apart from using common-sense work habits while creating users and workstations, you’ll also want to check out the built-in cookie-cutter functions of your network operating system, such as user templates and Joe User user copies. Although a little bit of scripting knowledge can be a dangerous thing, it can also be a huge help in streamlining user login setups.

User profiles and disk duplication are simple and easy ways to ensure uniformity among your users, ...

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