Collection of Typical Meeting Topics
  • Windows 2000 Server Implemenation and Migration
  • Support systems for cable and equipment - options for cable trays, ladders, load capacity, installation methods (Cable Installation & Maintenance Oct 99)
  • Handling fiber - safety hazards, tools, methods (Cable Installation & Maintenance Oct 99
  • Job Seminar - Bring your resume, ask questions make contacts
  • Security - Protection for web legal probelms; How to do a security review; Integrating distributed security; security problems with wireless over IP; security traps, dangers and safeguards; scanning for vunerabilities;authenticate to NT using password hash; securing NT, linux, unix, NetWare; countering attacks; hacker tricks and demos
  • Troubleshooting ethernet problems
  • Windows Script Host - tutorial and application (login scripts)
  • Internet Portals - What are they? How to ad them to an enterprise
  • PKI - encription systems - what's good for the average company? (Network Magazine Oct 1999) Migrating systems - process for the consultant (Software Strategies Nov/Dec 1999)
  • XML vs HTML - Tutorial - How to use it today (Network Magazine Oct 1999)
  • Generic configuration of routers, differences between major competitors; When/Why/How to use a switch; Rip/Sap - NLSP - Why some applications require one or the other; Protocols - What woks the best? Getting rid of unnecesary protocals and network traffic
  • Real time anti-virus scanners. Which ones can be managed and updated using network processes? Integrating scanners with GroupWise or Exchange.
  • Windows 2000 topic: Review and discussion of known problems. Could work also with Office 2000.
  • Windows Update is web based designed for the individual user. How can the network administrator manage Windows updates at the network level and insure updates are applied?
  • Procedural overview of how to change NT server from Primary Server to PDC. Can existing application configurations be preserved. How to document system configurations. How to effectively compare apparently like systems at the hardware level for use with NT imaging programs.
  • Procedure and recommended tools for certifying cable and components. Tracking down cabling, Nic, connector issues - a procedure.
  • NetWare topics: Different ways to optimize NetWare 4.x/5.x servers - procedural approach. What is the importance of the first NDS server on the network? Should the first NDS server be designated to another server as the number of server and loads increase? How? How do you know when a server is at over capacity? How and why of doing NDS health checks? Tools for editing NDS?
  • All NetWare servers, Zenworks on Win 9x and NT stations. Steps to optimize Windows platforms for optimal performance.
  • Disaster recovery procedures on NT or NetWare. When you only have the original source disks? HP One Step, ArcServeIT, Backup exec, Replica
  • Linux solutions as alternatives for Netware or NT -- DHCP, Router, Proxy, Applications
  • What is the best way to provide a 5 person company with a network, internet browser, email, antivirus and a shared office application suite.
  • How to optimize NT workstations on a NetWare network having no domain controller. How to diminish broadcast storms and elections on Win 9x and NT networks.
  • Singlemode vrs Multimode fiber - uses, difference between manufacturers products, methods of handling and media connections - Related article: Cabling Installation & Maintenance Dec 1998
  • Cable management systems - what is good, Perfect Patch? At what point is cable management a hindrance? Preparing for Cat xx
  • What about using Lucent Category 5 25-pair trunk cables in the corporate network? What is needed to make it work?
  • Bindview's Network Security Suite - Hacker Shield. How does the network administrator determine the network's hacker exposure.
  • UDP ports - What are they? How do I know which ports are in use? How are the ports secured.
  • How NetWare bindery/NDS compares with Active Directory.
  • ActiveX and Windows NT; Complications of using TCP/IP in a mixed environment
  • Advanced web site design -what's hot? Legal and copyright issues? Integration of data stores into web fronts, object oriented database design -a systematic approach.