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    Question 1
    As a network systems administrator, you are responsible for server software. Describe the protocols and server software for your Microsoft server environment that will enable secure file transfer uploads and downloads for your end users and secure remote terminal access for your own remote maintenance tasks.

    Question 2
    As a desktop systems support analyst, you are responsible for installation and maintenance of client software on the Windows Vista PCs in your company. Describe the client software configuration you support for end users' e-mail.

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    Question 1
    As a network systems administrator, you are responsible for server software. Describe the protocols and server software for your Microsoft server environment that will enable secure file transfer uploads and downloads for your end users and secure remote terminal access for your own remote maintenance tasks.

    In a Microsoft server environment, Microsoft's Internet Information Services (IIS) would be configured along with the file transfer protocol software, and the IIS could also act as a secure stand-alone file transfer protocol service that is capable of uploading and downloading files for end users in a secure transfer environment. The files would be stored on a server computer, "which runs FTP server software. Remote computers can then connect using FTP and read files from the server or copy files" (Microsoft, 2012). The IIS would also be configured as its own protocol to also function as a secure FTP. By doing so, it would enable other computers to also connect to the server, also allowing the copy of files directly from the server. To make the IIS function even more securely, the FTP would be used with either anonymous ...

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    1. As a network systems administrator, you are responsible for server software. Describe the protocols and server software for your Microsoft server environment that will enable secure file transfer uploads and downloads for your end users and secure remote terminal access for your own remote maintenance tasks.

    2. As a desktop systems support analyst, you are responsible for installation and maintenance of client software on the Windows Vista PCs in your company. Describe the client software configuration you support for end users' e-mail.

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