Windows Vista – Control Panel, Network & Internet, Network Map
This Network Map information is a subset, or a ‘drill down’ of information shown in the Network Center.
Orientation (See in Address Bar Below):
Networking and Internet
Here is a Network Map showing how a machine called Vista5308 is able to browse and connect to the internet. As you explore Vista in general and the Control Panel in particular, you appreciate graphical clues such as the network diagram next to Control Panel in the screen shot below. Even the back and forward arrows seem just the right size.
Residential (shown in the above screen shot) is the new name for Internet Connection sharing. If you right-click Zara or Grand then you can ‘Explore’ any folders shared on those machines.
The best feature of this new this new version of SolarWinds VM Monitor is that it checks Windows Hyper-V. Naturally, it still works with virtual machines on VMware ESX Servers. VM Monitor is a clever desktop tool that not only tests that your server is online, but also displays the CPU and memory utilization for each node.
It’s easy to install and to configure this virtual machine monitor, all you need the host server’s IP address or hostname and the logon info. Give this virtual machine monitor a try – it’s free.
Summary Network Map
Here is one of the most intuitive of Control Panel sub menus. While the Network Map does not provide any new features, it does allow, even encourage you to explore all networks which are attached to the Vista machine.
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Configuring Windows Vista Topics:
Vista Tools and Extras