In this article you will find the help on the network connectivity related issues in the Windows Server 2003.
Networking games, client/server applications and concurrent access to the server requires that server must have good resources like RAM, NIC card, processor and hard disks. While selecting the NIC, you can use the PCI-based NIC card because it offers the best bus connection to the system. The other hardware enhancements such as shard adapter memory, direct memory access, bus mastering and on-board coprocessor makes the NIC’s performance simply the best. The more resourceful and speedy is the NIC and more responsive and fast will be the server.
These weak points can be entrance points for the hackers, viruses, spyware, intruders and other internal and external threats. Perform the regular maintenance tasks like update your operating system, scan your server and all the other computers with the antivirus and anti spyware programs, install latest service packs and implement software or hardware firewall on your server.
Segment Your Network
If your network keeps on expanding and you are adding more computers in your network frequently then you need divide your network into two or more segments to stop the network congestions and traffic jam related issues.
By distributing the networking services to the different servers you can manage the load on your main server. You need to make the separate print server, proxy server, web server and application server. It will balance the load on the servers and all the servers in your network will perform effectively.
Implement Security Solutions
The following tips can safe your server from the potential dangers and the known threats.
- Update your operating system regularly.
- Install an up-to-date antivirus and anti spyware program and scan your server.
- Implement software or hardware firewall.
- Use very strong password.
- Never leave your server room unattended.
- No unauthorized user should be allowed to enter the server room.
- Limit the access of the employees to the server resources.
- Backup your critical data regularly.
- Monitor the activities of the users in the network.
If you keep an eye on the potential problem spots and perform regular maintenance and backups, you can avoid the major problems to be occurred in your network.