Sunday, January 31, 2010

Benefits of Print Server

Print server can be a computer or any device which is capable of connecting with one or more printers along with the client computers over a network.
Print server has many benefits because it lowers the administrative and management workload. A print server enables an administrator to manage and control access to each printer. Three level of printer permissions are available, print, manage documents and manage printer. Print permission is granted to everyone in the group. It allows a user to print documents, pause, resume, start and cancel his documents.
Manage documents permission is allocated by administrator to some selected users for controlling job settings for all documents. Manage printer permission enables the user to pause and restart the printer, share a printer, adjust printer permissions, modify printer properties and modify spooler settings.
Client computer jobs are quickly spooled to print server when compared to printer. The main point to be noted is that while printing large jobs from an own printer, resources of client computer are used and he may have to leave his computer running until printing task gets completed. But with the use of print server, if any job has been spooled to it, then user can shutdown his system without any harm.
Print server can also work according to priority of documents. The document with the highest priority will be printed first.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Windows Server 2008 - Top 5 Extraordinary Features

Server 2008 is one of Microsoft Windows' server series of operating systems. It is the successor to Windows Server 2003. Like Windows Vista and Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 is built on Windows NT 6.x. In this blog we’ll discuss some of its extraordinary features.
NTFS - Windows’s server 2008 used an improved version of NTFS, a new system service works in the background that can identify a file system error, and perform an automatic healing process without anyone taking the server down.
Address Space Load Randomization (ASLR) -Probably one of the most divisive included features already, especially since it’s introduced with Vista, ASLR makes sure that no two subsequent instances of an operating system load the same system drivers in the same location in memory each time.
Powershell - It's a part of the shipping operating system: the completely new command line tool that can either supplement or completely replace GUI-based administration.
Server-Core - Windows Server 2008 introduces a variation of installation called Server Core. Server Core is a radically scaled-back installation where no Windows Explorer shell is installed. All configuration and maintenance is performed completely through command line interface windows, or by connecting to the machine remotely using Microsoft Management Console. However, Notepad and some control panel applets, such as Regional Settings, are available.
Windows System Resource Manager- It offers resource management and can be very handy to control the amount of resources a process or a user can use based on business priorities. Process Matching Criteria, which is defined by the name, type or owner of the process, imposes restrictions on the resource usage by a process that matches the criteria. CPU time, bandwidth that it can use, number of processors it can be run on, and allocated to a process can be restricted. Restrictions can be set to be imposed only on certain dates as well.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Windows 7 DHCP Server - Steps for better networking

The concept of Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is an important aspect for better network in regards with security, reliability, manageability and usability. It also avoids conflict between similar IP addresses, which are often caused due to human error. Moreover, it has simplified the job of administrator where they don’t need to assign IP address again and again.
When this technology is implemented with Windows 7 user can gain excellent internet experience over their mobile network.
Key advantage of DHCP server along with Windows 7
• Easy to locate the client with the distinct IP address
• Easy to manage the client computer
• Least resource consumption, which attributes for enhance network performance
Hence, DHCP server along with Windows 7 will be very useful for the businesses and enterprises to manage their business from remote places over the laptop and PDAs mobile. This will increase the pace of communication with utmost security.
Let’s see how we can configure DHCP server for Windows 7.
STEP 1. Click Start, Control Panel, and then click Add Or Remove Programs
STEP 2. Select “Add/Remove Windows Components”
STEP 3. It will initiate Windows Components Wizard
STEP 4. From the Components list box, select Networking Services, and then click the Details button
STEP 5. The Networking Services dialog box opens
STEP 6. In the Subcomponents Of Networking Services list box, check the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol checkbox
STEP 7. Click OK
STEP 8. Click Next
STEP 9. On the Windows Components Wizard page you will get the prompt of Complete process. Click “Finish”
Hope, you will find this blog extremely useful.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Role of IT Server in Business Growth

IT server has changed the scope of business. Now the business has gained a global dispersal leading a healthy competition and better productivity.
Role of IT server
• Facilitates quick access of data over LAN and WAN
• Allows centralized data storage
• Centralized backup
• Implement efficient data security
• Permit resource sharing
• Secure data sharing
IT server should be dynamic in function, it must manage, store, send and process data on 24/7/365 basis. Hence, it should be reliable and secure. To get the job done, it must be equipped with:
• Duel processors; either equipped or capable
• Redundant hard drives or power supplies
• Hot swappable components
• Internet security package and firewall
Different IT servers are required to accomplish different tasks. Accordingly we can have the following categories of IT server.
Application IT Server: These are deployed for managing the multiple applications over a LAN or WAN from a centralized administrator computer. Different work stations are managed with respect to data flow. In order to manage huge application an IT server must have built-in redundancy, monitors for high-availability, high-performance distributed application services and support for complex database access.
Print IT Server: Installation of Print IT Server is a cost-effective approach and reduces the number of printer. You can share a single printer over your entire LAN network. Your print IT server will manage the print file request and sends the file to the requested printer.
Database IT Server
Design and architecture of Database IT server is resembles with client/server architecture model. Total number of applications running over the server is divided into two parts: a front-end running on a workstation (where users collect and display the database information) and the back-end running on a server where you need to perform data analysis and storage.
Mail IT Server: This is a life blood of corporate networks (LANs and WANs). It would facilitate easy, fast and cheap mode of communication. It will manage your e-mail clients.
Web IT Server: It is extremely useful for processing request of web browser through HTTP communication. Hence large enterprises who owns their websites needs to have an efficient Web IT server, so that the customer request can be processed without any delay.
FTP IT Server: Enterprises who have their offices in multiple locations should amend dynamic and reliable IT server, so that the file and data can be shared over the Internet without any issue. Hence, important for both downloading and uploading of a file.
Proxy IT Server: If your server is getting overloaded with client request you can establish a Proxy IT server which intermediates between web browser and real server. Real role is to maintain a time gap and perform filtration of request. Hence, it’s important for the security concern too.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Smart IT support for healthy competition

IT industry has become the backbone of every infrastructure. Hence, vitality of IT support has increased by manifolds. IT support is available for every segment of users. Home user can take the IT support for their personal desktop or laptop. Businesses and enterprises need it to keep their Windows server running in smooth condition with maximum productivity.
Scope of IT support
• Installation and upgrade of operating/application software
• Cognizant solution on feature and product
• Develop user-interface program
• Troubleshoot and fix any bug
• Data backup and recovery
• Joint product analysis with manufacturer/developer
• Manage Internet security
Different enterprises are offering reliable and authentic IT support services on both remote and onsite visit basis. Remote support is getting too much popular because it is more reliable genuine and available round the time without any restriction of territorial boundary.
If you are equipped with reliable IT support service, you can concentrate on your core business in a better way. For every segment of user, they have consolidated and specific tariff plans.
Manufacturers of computer and software giants are working in collaboration with the certified Microsoft technical groups in order to build better customer relationship. They are outsourcing IT support to make it more authentic and cost efficient. But don’t worry for customer understanding services are available in plain English. Globally recognized organizations are offering IT server support in all languages to meet their objectives.

Monday, January 11, 2010

iYogi Secures $15 Million in Funding Led by Draper Fisher Jurvetson to Fuel Surging Market Share in Rapidly Growing Consumer Tech Support Market

Significant New Round of Funding to Build on iYogi’s Global Delivery Platform and Enhanced Services with Channel Partners

New York, NY, January 6, 2010: iYogi, the fastest growing on-demand consumer tech services company, announced today it has raised $15 million in funding to accelerate the company’s continued global growth in consumer remote tech support services. Draper Fisher Jurvetson joined continuing investors Canaan Partners; SAP Ventures, a division of SAP AG; and SVB India Capital Partners in the new financing.

iYogi will use the investment capital to enhance services, expand its team of Global Tech Experts, and build on the significant growth it has experienced in the last year. Since 2008, iYogi has seen 300 percent growth in revenues and subscribers, and has doubled its employee base to 1,200. For the next year, iYogi is forecasting an additional 300 percent revenue growth and an increase to 3,000 Global Tech Experts worldwide.

“The surging demand for remote technical services stems from the critical need for computer owners to keep their systems up and running and retailers to differentiate their offerings, particularly as the PC market becomes increasingly commoditized and competitive,” said Mohanjit Jolly, Executive Director at Draper Fisher Jurvetson India. “With its global team of experts, advanced support services and intelligent knowledge platform, iYogi is well-positioned for significant expansion and differentiation in this category, and is partnering with top tier retailers, ISP’s, OEM’s and software vendors to broaden its footprint.”

iYogi’s Global Delivery Platform is powered by Microsoft Certified tech experts, an extensive knowledge base and advance tools for diagnostics, repair and maintenance. The company has witnessed exponential growth through online direct marketing across four primary geographies - US, United Kingdom, Australia and Canada. In the coming year, iYogi will continue to build on its online brand presence and expand upon its channel partnerships to accelerate global expansion in the vast market for remote computer tech support.

“We are delighted to have support from successful, high-profile venture firms like Draper Fisher Jurvetson along with Canaan Partners, SAP Ventures and SVB India Capital Partners,” said Uday Challu, co-founder and CEO of iYogi. “iYogi’s progress over the last year is both a strong reflection of the tremendous market opportunity for remote technical services and an indication of iYogi’s momentum in seizing significant market share. We are able to effectively and consistently address and resolve consumer concerns through our unique Global Delivery Model across multiple geographies with the highest resolution rates and customer satisfaction in this growing industry.”

Today, iYogi has more than 100,000 annual subscribers and provides thousands of single incident sessions every day on a 24/7 basis. Its Global Delivery Platform delivers on the highest customer quality benchmarks in the industry and gets smarter with every customer interaction, building a powerful knowledge base that provides unique customer insights on predictive needs to tech support


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About iYogi

iYogi is a global on-demand services company that provides personalized computer support for consumers and small businesses in United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. iYogi’s unique model, including proprietary technology iMantra and highly qualified technicians, is designed to eliminate computer-related stress and keep millions of digitally dependent consumers and small businesses always protected and productive. Only iYogi -- with its proven global expertise delivery model, intelligent customer insight systems, easy-to-use self-help tools and automated PC optimization and computer support services – offers users a simple yet comprehensive path to digital serenity. iYogi has perfected the remote technical support model to overcome the current limitations of in-store, on-site, or call center services to become the fastest growing provider of support in the industry. Major resellers and technology companies are increasingly turning to iYogi to improve customer satisfaction, reduce return rates, and deliver a compelling new-value added offering to customers. For more information on iYogi and a detailed list of technologies supported, visit:

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Friday, January 8, 2010

IT support services optimizes your system/server

IT has become the backbone of every enterprise and small business. Even on the personal level too, we can’t ignore the importance of IT. Hence, IT support services have an important role to play in the coming year. Understanding the importance, software developer and manufacturer companies are outsourcing their IT support services to Microsoft Certified technical groups.
IT support services are available for versatile segment of users. These services are available on both remote and on site-visit basis. Customer oriented enterprises are offering, IT support services in a user-friendly and cost-effective manner.

Significant role of IT support services includes:
• Intellectual counseling on the primary stage
• Optimization of the system/Server performance
• Development of qualitative IT infrastructure
• Tighten the security aspect
• Effective data backup management
• Installation of compatible software
• Perform consistent monitoring of client’s server or system

Categories of IT support services

• Support for operating system
• Support for Internet networking
• Support for Migration of system/application software
• Support for Exchange server and email client
• Support for security patches
• Support for data backup

Selection of suitable IT support services is an essential part of your business if you want to gain absolute peace of mind. In turn, you will be able to focus deeply on your business and survive in the increasing competition. Brand specific IT support services are also available like Dell support, HP support and so on.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

How to manage the Network Envoironment using Active Directory?

Active directory – a property modifier

Active directory is the protocol which provides the platform to manage the network environment. Microsoft has done enough amendment to simplify the use of Active Directory in terms of management, migration and deployment.

Important feature of Active Directory include:

· Permission of X.500 close user group professional in the same company.

· Inception of secure data management

· Presence of hierarchical system allows the system administrator to have clean information of individual user accounts

· Object-targeted storage organization, allows easy access for information from anywhere in the network.

Benefits of Active Directory

· Organizations are able to perform their regular business operating while switching over from one network to other network platform.

· Users don’t have to do much amendment in the existing network.

· Existing user accounts and resource permission will be self migrated.

· Services and application running on the existing platform would also get migrated without any effort.

Deployment of Active Directory

User should follow the below suggestion to formulate Active directory over the new server platform.

· Test and verify the deployment process.

· Against the Forest Root create a DNS.

· Create the Forest Root.

· Map a new Regional Domain.

· Import your valuable data from other sources.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Installation of DNS Server in Windows Server 2003

When you browse Internet, you always write alphanumeric address in the address bar. You write these type of addresses because these are easy to remember. The main point is that any server address is in the form of IP address. Then there arises the need of translating these alphanumeric addresses in the IP addresses. Here comes the role of DNS Server. DNS Server does the task of translating the alphanumeric address into the IP address. This server is required when you write any website address in the address bar or you click on any link. Before the installation of DNS Server, you should have the information about your domain name, the IP address and host name of each server for which you want to provide name resolution.

If you want to configure your computer as a DNS Server, then the following conditions should be fulfilled:

Your operating system should be configured in the correct way. DNS service is based on the correct configuration of the operating system and its services, in case you are using the Windows Server 2003 family. You have to allocate the available disk space. All the existing disk volumes should use the NTFS file system.

If you want to install DNS Server, then follow these steps:

Click on the Start, click on Control Panel and then click on the Add or Remove Programs. After this, click on Add/Remove Windows Components. Then open the Windows Components Wizard. In the Components, pick out the Networking Services check box and then click on the Details. In the Subcomponents of Networking Services, pick out the Domain Name System (DNS) check box, click on OK and then click on the Next. If you are prompted, then type the full path of the distribution files and then click on OK. In this way DNS Server will be installed on your system.