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

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Summary

File and print networking tends to be the underlying mechanism of many applications, so many troubleshooting sessions will have you digging through file permissions, locks, queues, spoolers, and so on.

Printing is one of the most important and aggravating functions on your network. Understanding the print process can help you to quickly pinpoint where a problem is. Printer-oriented documentation helps tremendously, particularly when it’s slapped on a label on the physical printer. Knowing how to trace a print problem is really helpful for complex problems.

File errors aren’t always necessarily accurate—someone who opens a read-only file might be opening a file that’s only read-only to him because of security attributes on that file. ...

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