In the March issue of IIS Administrator, Marnie Hutcheson wrote the Reader to Reader column. In that column, she showed you a quick way to access your server machine's Control Panel Network applet. Here's an excerpt from that article:
"I recently had to perform an emergency move of a large Web site from one machine to another. The machine's application server was failing because of a new server-side application that the client had installed, which turned out to have compatibility problems with the machine. . . . The one failing application server was killing performance to about 200 other Web sites on the server machine, and shutting down that application server didn't make things any better.
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"I discovered then that the fastest way to access your server machine's Network applet is to right-click Network Neighborhood, then select Properties. The Network applet is immediately open on your desktop. . . ."
Shortly after this article appeared, reader Brock Bruner sent IIS Administrator an email message saying that he had discovered an even faster way to access your server's Network applet. If a machine is busy, it might take 10 to 30 seconds for a right-click menu to appear. You can access the Network applet directly if you hold down ALT and double-click Network Neighborhood.