Microsoft Windows 2000 Installation and Configuration Handbook with CD-ROM

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Overview

This handbook is hands-down the best reference for expert guidance in installing and troubleshooting Windows 2000 Professional. Tightly focused content gives you all the information you need to get your Windows 2000 Professional system working quickly with authoritative easy-to-follow overviews and critical step-by-step processes for more difficult tasks. Author and former Windows Magazine editor Jim Boyce provides an insightful, easy read for advanced users, computer systems administrators, IT professionals, network administrators, or anyone else required to set up and maintain a Windows 2000 Professional computer in a small to medium-sized office.
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A book/CD-ROM guide to installing and troubleshooting Windows 2000 Professional. Gives information needed to get a system working quickly, with overviews and step-by-step processes for more difficult tasks. The CD-ROM contains shareware and trial versions of software tools. For advanced users, computer system administrators, IT professionals, and network administrators. The author is a former contributing editor for . Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789721334
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 2/23/2000
  • Series: Que Professional Series
  • Edition description: BK&CD ROM
  • Pages: 598
  • Product dimensions: 7.41 (w) x 9.09 (h) x 1.41 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
About This Handbook 2
New Windows 2000 Features and Functions 2
User Interface 2
Hardware and Reliability 6
Networking and Security 8
Internet/Intranet Services 11
File System 12
Printing 15
Application Support 16
Windows Installer 16
File Synchronization 16
Administration 17
Group Policies 17
Server-Side Technologies 18
Conventions Used in This Book 18
I Installing Windows 2000 Professional
1 Pre-Installation Planning 23
Overview 24
Exploring Compatibility Issues 24
Understanding Security Issues 27
Preparing for Installation 28
An Overview of Setup 37
2 Windows 2000 Professional Installation 39
Overview 40
Installation Quick Start (Intel Systems) 40
Basic Installation Options and Procedures 43
Multiple Processor Systems 47
Installing Multiple Operating Systems 47
3 Networking Installation and Configuration 49
Overview of Windows 2000 Networking 50
Managing Adapters 50
Managing Protocols 52
Managing Network Services 54
Modifying Identification Settings 55
Advanced Settings and Binding Options 56
Networking Without a NIC 58
4 Configuring Interface and Systems Options 61
Customizing the Windows 2000 Professional Interface 62
Using the Active Desktop 62
Customizing Folders 65
Using Multiple Displays 66
Customizing the Start Menu and Taskbar 67
5 Optimizing the File System 71
Overview of Windows 2000 File Systems 72
The FAT and FAT32 File Systems 72
The NT File System (NTFS) 74
Compression and Encryption 77
Optimizing File System Performance 81
6 Automated and Push Deployment 85
Automating and Customizing the Setup Process 86
Deploying a Distributed Setup 97
II Adding and Modifying Hardware
7 Managing Hardware 111
An Overview of Windows 2000 Hardware Technology Updates 112
The Add/Remove Hardware Wizard 113
The Device Manager 117
8 Managing Hardware Profiles 125
Using Hardware Profiles 126
Creating Hardware Profiles 126
Assigning Devices to a Profile 127
Using Different Resource Settings 128
Moving Devices Between Profiles 128
Switching Between Profiles 129
Ejecting a Portable PC from a Docking Station 129
9 Printing 131
Adding and Removing Printers 132
Using Windows 2000 Pro as a Print Server 133
Multiple Configurations with One Printer 137
Printing to UNIX Hosts 139
Printing Across the Internet or an Intranet 140
Customizing Printer Web Pages 145
III Administering Windows 2000 Professional
10 Exploring the Control Panel 153
Setting Accessibility Options 154
Setting Add/Remove Hardware Object 157
Using the Add/Remove Programs Object 157
Configuring Administrative Tools 161
Setting Date/Time Options 161
Controlling the Display 162
Fax 167
Setting Folder Options 168
Configuring Fonts 168
Setting Game Controllers Options 172
Setting Internet Options 173
Configuring Keyboard Functions 178
Configuring Mouse Functions 179
Setting Network and Dial-Up Connections Options 180
Setting Phone and Modem Options 180
Setting Power Options 183
Controlling Printer Functions 185
Configuring Regional Settings 185
Setting Scanners and Cameras 187
Scheduling Tasks 187
Configuring Sounds and Multimedia 188
Controlling System Functions 189
Setting Users and Passwords Options 190
Setting Wireless Link Options 190
11 Understanding System Administration and Security 193
The Role of System Administration 194
Managing Servers 194
Tools for Managing User Accounts and Groups 198
Understanding Windows 2000 Security Models 199
Managing Security for User Accounts and Groups 204
How Windows 2000 Manages the Logon Process for Security 207
The Active Directory 208
Working with Kerberos Security 208
A Checklist of Tasks for Optimizing Security in a Windows 2000 Environment 209
12 Managing User Accounts and Groups 217
Account Management in Windows 2000 218
Creating Local Accounts 218
Creating Local Groups 221
Assigning Rights to Groups 222
Managing Group Policies 225
Managing Scripts 228
Setting Account and Password Policies 231
Managing User Profiles 232
Security Configuration Tool Set 236
13 Managing and Sharing Workstation Resources 241
Understanding Permissions 242
Sharing Disk Resources 246
Auditing Resource Access and Use 250
Configuring and Managing Offline Files 253
IV The Administrative Tools
14 System Backup and Disaster Recovery 259
Overview 260
Configuring Backup 266
Viewing and Selecting Files 269
Backing Up Files 270
Restoring Files 273
Media Operations 274
Using Backup from the Console Prompt 275
System Repair and Recovery 276
15 Certificate Manager 281
Overview of Certificates 282
Requesting Certificates 282
Adding Certificate Manager to the MMC 284
Managing Personal Certificates 286
Importing and Exporting Certificates 292
16 Component Services Explorer 295
Using Component Services 296
Using COM+ Applications 299
Working with the Distributed Transaction Coordinator (DTC) 304
Using IMDB Data Sources 310
17 Computer Management: System Tools 317
Overview 318
Performance Logs and Alerts 318
Local Users and Groups 319
System Information 320
Services 323
Shared Folders 328
Event Viewer 333
Device Manager 333
18 Computer Management: Storage 335
Overview 336
Disk Defragmenter 336
Logical Drives 339
Disk Management 341
19 Data Sources (ODBC) 359
Overview 360
User DSN and System DSN 360
File DSN 361
Drivers 362
Tracing 362
Connection Pooling 363
About 364
Configuring Specific ODBC Drivers 365
20 Event Viewer 375
Viewing Event Logs 376
Saving and Clearing Event Logs 381
Setting Event Viewer Columns 381
21 Removable Storage Manager 383
Using Removable Storage Services (RSS) 384
Media Types and Classifications 385
Creating and Configuring Media Pools 386
Configuring Media Libraries and Drives in the Physical Locations Folders 389
Managing the Work Queue 390
Configuring Operator Security 392
Managing Removable Storage with the RSM. exe Utility 393
Troubleshooting Removable Storage 394
V Communications, Internet, and Networking
22 Internet and Intranet Connections 397
Understanding TCP/IP 398
Installing and Configuring TCP/IP 403
Using HOSTS and LMHOSTS Files 408
Configuring IPSec 412
Configuring and Using Dial-Up Connections 417
Internet Connection Sharing 420
Configuring a Dial-Up Server 423
Configuring a Telnet Server 426
23 Internet and TCP/IP Tools 429
Overview 430
TCP/IP Troubleshooting 430
Using ping 431
Using ipconfig 433
Using netstat 434
Using hostname 436
Using tracert 436
Using arp 437
Using route 438
Using nbtstat 438
24 Installing and Configuring Internet Information Services 441
A Quick Review of IIS Features 442
Installing IIS 444
Opening IIS and Viewing the Web Server Contents 445
Configuring the Web Server 446
Configuring an FTP Server 458
Configuring SMTP Services 462
Using the Personal Web Manager 468
Using FrontPage Extensions 471
25 Index Server and Message Queuing Service 475
Installing and Configuring Index Server 476
Installing and Configuring Message Queuing Service 485
26 Installing and Configuring Optional Networking 493
Routing Services in Windows 2000 Professional 494
Installing and Configuring Route Listening Service 494
Installing and Configuring Simple TCP/IP Services 500
Installing and Configuring SNMP Service 503
Installing and Configuring Print Services for UNIX 508
VI Appendixes
A The Registry and Registry Editors 513
Understanding the Registry Function and Structure 514
Using the Registry Editors 516
Setting and Maintaining Registry Security 520
Backing Up and Restoring the Registry 524
B Windows 2000 Professional Troubleshooting Guide 529
Using the Windows 2000 Troubleshooting Tools 530
Troubleshooting Techniques 537
Getting the Most from the System Monitor Tool 538
Third-Party Tools and Resources 548
C What's on the CD? 549
Advanced Security Control Shareware 549
BugTrapper[per thousand] Trial Version 549
CDLock Shareware 550
DeviceLock Shareware 550
Eraser 550
FTP Voyager Demo Version 550
GimmIP Evaluation Version 551
GkSetup Free Edition Version 551
Install Manager Evaluation 551
Macro Magic Evaluation Version 551
Macro Scheduler Demo Version 551
Multi-Remote Registry Change Demo Version 552
NeoSpace Shareware 552
NeoTrace Shareware 552
NTFSDOS Professional Evaluation 552
Ostrosoft Internet Tools Evaluation Version 552
Process View 553
Remote Recover Evaluation 553
Remote Task Manager Shareware 553
RippleTech LogCaster Trial Version 553
Rosenthal Utilities 553
Spynet Firewall 554
Spynet NetAdmin 554
Spytech SpyEncrypt 554
System Mechanic Evaluation Version 554
VMWare for Windows NT and Windows 2000 Evaluation Version 554
WinZip 555
Yes2K NT Evaluation Version 555
Index 557
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