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Introduction to Network and System Administration

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  The cause of this has been the increased use of the Internet and the administrative desire for increased  network efficiency.  Consider a small networked dental office in the early 90s. At that time, computers, peripherals, printers,  and memory were expensive to purchase. With three employees, the dental office might have been set  up for scheduling, treatment notes, and billing. The dentist might have then bought a printer and attached  it to the billing clerk’s computer.  The dentist noticed there were times when the scheduling clerk and the treatment note assistant needed  to print out things as well. This was the original intent of Windows networking, which was to allow small  offices to share resources without a full-time administrator. This setup used the MAC address and  NetBIOS name to uniquely identify computers on the local area network (LAN). What happened when the 
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