Seminar paper from the year 2001 in the subject Computer Science - General, grade: A-, UNITEC New Zealand (Departement of Information Systems and Computing), course: Intranet and Internet Management, 12 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: 1.1 Intranets are Becoming More and More Popular 'As the strategic importance of information as a corporate asset to be leveraged for competitive advantage becomes clearer to senior management, the key role played by local area networks (LANs) to deliver that precious information to the right place and time has become equally clear' (Goldman, Rawles, 2000, p. 11). Since Intranets can provide secure and fast internal communication for companies and since it can save cost at different parts of the company due to resource sharing for example, Intranets become more and more popular among all sizes of companies. Intranet growth even exceeds the rate of Internet growth. 1.2 Procedure and Aim of this Report To get their Intranets up and running companies need competent and highly skilled network administrators. They are needed not only to set up the Intranet but also to maintain it, to give user support, and to update soft- and hardware. This report's goal is to lay the foundations for the skills needed to become a network administrator. It can be used as an introduction for new trainee network administrators. Therefore, it will explain how to use and test Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS), the Internet Information Server (IIS) and Proxy servers. It will focus on Microsoft products in an Windows NT 4.0 environment. Furthermore, the report will explain, why these servers and services should be included in a company's Intranet. However, the report will not give detailed technical explanations on these services, but provide a general overview.
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