Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Administrator's Pocket Consultant

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Overview


This book is the hands-on, immediate reference you need to deal with the details of network administration in small, medium, and large organizations. Ideal at the desk or on the go, from workstation to workstation, this fast-answers guide to Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 focuses on what needs to be done in specific scenarios of supporting and managing Windows NT. It provides easy-to-read tables, lists, commands, and step-by-step instructions.

Topics covered in Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Administrator's Pocket Consultant include:

  • Administration Fundamentals - running a Windows NT 4.0 system, managing system services, processes, and tasks
  • User Administration - creating and managing user accounts, managing user desktops and applications
  • Data Administration - managing file systems and devices, working with files and directories, administering printers and print services, data backup and recovery
  • Network Administration - managing the network, performance tuning, system security, using system administration tools

The Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Administrator's Pocket Consultant Is an Indispensable reference that will be used every day.


More than a guide to Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, this little book is a friend. System and network administrators will find advice and direction quickly and simply. Packed with step-by-step instructions, this book reviews installation, set-up and configuration processes. It also has tips and warnings to steer you away from trouble.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735605749
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 3/10/1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 500
  • Product dimensions: 5.05 (w) x 8.37 (h) x 1.08 (d)

Meet the Author

William R. Stanek is an award-winning author who's written more than 100 books, including Windows Server 2012 Inside Out, Windows 8 Administration Pocket Consultant, and Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Pocket Consultant. He is the series editor for the Pocket Consultant line of books.

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Chapter 6:Managing Existing User and Group Accounts

In a perfect world, you could create user and group accounts and never have to touch them again. Unfortunately, we live in the real world. After you create accounts, you'll spend a lot of your time managing them. This chapter provides guidelines and tips to make that task easier.

Note: For ease of reference this chapter uses the term User Manager to refer to both User Manager and User Manager for Domains, unless otherwise noted.

Updating User and Group Accounts

User Manager is usually the tool to use when you want to update an account. Because you'll be working with User Manager quite a bit, you'll want to learn how to get the most out of it. Here are some tips for working with accounts in User Manager:

  • Double-click on a user or group name to open it for editing.
  • Resize user and group areas within User Manager by, first, clicking on the small black box midway down the right-hand side of the window and, second, holding the mouse button as you resize the window by moving up or down.
  • Use Font from the Options menu to select a font that's easy for you to read. Be sure to select the Save Settings On Exit option from the same menu. This ensures that your User Manager settings are saved for next time.
  • Do not use the low-speed connection settings unless you have to. if you do, the available information is severely restricted and you are limited in what you can do.

Renaming User Accounts

User Manager lets you rename user -accounts using the Rename option on the User menu. To do this, complete the following steps:

1. Select the account you want to rename in the main window of User Manager,

2. Choose Rename from the User menu and then enter the new account name when prompted.

SIDs

When you rename a user account, you give the account a new label. As discussed in Chapter 4, text labels are meant to make managing and using accounts easier. Behind the scenes, Microsoft Windows NT uses SIDs (security identifiers) to identify, track, and handle accounts independently from user names. SIDs are unique identifiers that are generated when accounts are Created.

Because SIDs are mapped to account names internally, you don't need to change the privileges or permissions on the renamed account, Windows NT simply maps the SID to the new account name as necessary.

Marriage is a common reason for changing the name on an account. For example, if Jane Williams (JANEW) gets married, she may want her user name to be changed to Jane Marshall (JANEM). When you change the user name from JANEW to JANEM, all associated privileges and permissions will reflect the name change. Thus, if you view the permissions on a file that JANEW had access to, JANEM will now have access (and JANEW will no longer be listed).

Changing Other Information

When you change JANEW to JANEM, the user properties and names of files associated with the account are not changed. This means you should update the account information. The information you may need to change includes:

  • Full Name Change the user account's Full Name in User Manager.
  • User Profile Path Change the User Profile Path in User Manager, then rename the corresponding directory on disk.
  • Logon Script Name If you use individual logon scripts for each user, you'll need to change the Logon Script Name in User Manager and then rename the logon script on disk.
  • Home Directory Change the home directory path in User Manager, then rename the corresponding directory on disk.

Note: Changing directory and file information for an account when a user is logged on may cause problems. So you may want to update this information after-hours or ask the user to log off for a few minutes and then log back on.

Copying User and Group Accounts

Creating accounts from scratch every time can be tedious. instead of starting anew each time, you may want to use an existing account as a starting point. To do this, follow these steps:

1. Select the account you want to copy in the main window of User Manager.

2. Press F8 or choose Copy from the User menu. For user accounts, this opens the Copy Of dialog box. For group accounts, this opens the appropriate dialog box for the type of group you are copying. If you are copying a local group, you'll see the New Local Group dialog box. Otherwise, you'll see the New Global Group dialog box.

3. Update the properties of the account as appropriate.

As you might expect, when you create a copy of an account, User Manager doesn't retain all the information from the existing account. Instead, User Manager tries to copy only the information you'll need and discards the information that you'll need to update.

Properties Retained

For user accounts, the properties that are retained include

  • Account description
  • Check box selections for User Must Change Password, User Can't Change Password, and Password Never Expires
  • Group account memberships
  • Profile settings
  • Logon hours
  • Permitted logon workstations
  • Account type and expiration
  • Dial-in privileges

Note: If you used environment variables to specify the profile settings in the original account, the environment variables are used for the copy of the account as well. For example, if the original account used the %UserName% variable, the copy of the account will also use this variable.

Properties Not Retained

For user accounts, the properties that are not retained include

  • User Name
  • Full Name
  • Check box selections for Account Disabled
  • Password and Confirm Password
  • Rights and Permissions

Deleting User and Group Accounts

Deleting an account permanently removes the account. Once you delete an account, you can't create an account with the same name to get the same permissions. That's because the SID for the new account won't match the SID for the old account.

Because deleting built-in accounts could have far-reaching effects on the domain, Windows NT does not let you delete built-in user accounts or group accounts. You could remove other types of accounts by selecting them and pressing the Del key or by using the Delete option on the User menu. When prompted, click OK and then click Yes.

Note: When you delete a user account, Windows NT doesn't delete the user's profile, personal files, or home directory. If you want to delete these files and directories, you'll have to do it manually.

Changing and Resetting Passwords

As an administrator, you'll often have to change or reset user passwords. This usually happens when users forget their passwords or their passwords expire.

To change or reset a password, follow these steps:

1. Start User Manager, then double-click on the user's account name.

2. Enter a new password for the user and confirm it. The password should conform to the password policy for the domain.

3. Deselect the Account Disabled and Account Locked Out check boxes as necessary.

Enabling User Accounts

User accounts can become disabled for several reasons. If a user forgets the password and tries to guess it, the user may exceed the account policy for bad logon attempts. Another administrator could have disabled the account while the user was on vacation. Or the account could have expired. What to do when an account is disabled, locked out, or expired is described in the following sections.

Account Disabled

When an account is disabled, do the following:

1. Start User Manager, then double-click on the user's account name.

2. Deselect the Disable Account check box in User Manager.

Account Locked Out

When an account is locked out, do the following:

1. Start User Manager, then double-click on the user's account name.

2. Deselect the Account Locked Out check box in User Manager.

Account Expired

When an account is expired, do the following:

1. Start User Manager, then double-click on the user's account name.

2. Click on the Account button, then set a new expiration date for the account using the fields in the Account Expires area.

Note: If users are frequently locked out of their accounts, you may want to consider adjusting the account policy for the domain. Here, you may want to increase the value for acceptable bad logon attempts and reduce the duration for the associated counter. For more information on setting account policy, see Chapter 5....

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Overview of Windows NT System Administration ..... 3
Chapter 2: Managing Windows NT Workstations and Servers ..... 13
Chapter 3: Monitoring Windows NT Processes, Services, and Security ..... 35
Part II: Windows NT User Administration ..... 57
Chapter 4: Understanding User and Group Accounts ..... 59
Chapter 5: Creating User and Group Accounts ..... 79
Chapter 6: Managing Existing User and Group Accounts ..... 107
Part III: Windows NT Data Administration ..... 125
Chapter 7: Managing File Systems and Drives ..... 127
Chapter 8: Administering Volume Sets and RAID Arrays ..... 149
Chapter 9: Managing Files and Directories ..... 161
Chapter 10: Sharing Files, Directories, and Drives ..... 177
Chapter 11: Data Backup and Recovery ..... 193
Part IV: Windows NT Network Administration ..... 209
Chapter 12: Managing TCP/IP Networking ..... 211
Chapter 13: Administering Network Printers and Print Services ..... 231
Chapter 14: Running DHCP Clients and Servers ..... 253
Chapter 15: Managing WINS and NetBIOS Over TCP/IP ..... 267
Chapter 16: Optimizing DNS ..... 287
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Interviews & Essays

From the Author

Windows NT 4 Pocket Consultants Guide is designed to be a concise and compulsively usable resource for Windows NT administrators. This is the readable resource guide that you will want on your desktop at all times. The book covers everything you need to perform the core administrative tasks for Windows NT Server and Workstation systems. Because the focus is on giving you maximum value in a pocket-sized guide, you don't have to wade through hundreds of pages of extraneous information to find what you are looking for. Instead, you'll find exactly what you need to get the job done.

In short, the book is designed to be the one resource you turn to whenever you have questions regarding Windows NT administration. To this end, the book zeroes in on daily administration procedures, frequently used tasks, documented examples and options that are representative while not necessarily inclusive. One of the key goals is to keep content so concise that the book remains compact and easy to navigate, yet ensure that the book is packed with as much information as possible-making it a valuable resource. Thus, rather than a hefty 1000-page tome or a lightweight 100-page quick reference, you get a valuable resource guide that can help you quickly and easily perform common tasks, solve problems and implement advanced NT technologies like DHCP, WINS, and DNS.

Who is This Book For?
Windows NT 4 Pocket Consultants Guide covers the workstation and server versions of Windows NT 4. The book is designed for:

  • Current Windows NT 4 system administrators
  • Accomplished users who have some administrator responsibilities
  • Administrators migrating to Windows NT 4.0
  • Administrators transitioning from other platforms
  • How is This Book Organized?
Windows NT 4 Pocket Consultants Guide is designed to be used in the daily administration of NT networks and as such, the book is organized according to job-related tasks rather than Windows NT features. If you are reading this book, you should be aware of the relationship between Pocket Consultants and Administrator's Companions. Both books are designed to be a part of an overall Administrator's Library. While Pocket Consultants are the down and dirty in the trenches books, Administrator's Companions are the comprehensive tutorials and references that cover every aspect of deploying a product or technology in the enterprise.

Speed and ease of reference is an essential part of this hands-on guide. The book has an expanded table of contents and an extensive index for finding answers to problems quickly. Many other quick reference features have been added to the book as well. These features include quick step-by-steps, lists, tables with fast facts, and extensive cross-references. The book is broken down into both parts and chapters. The parts contain a part-opener paragraph or two about the chapters grouped in that part.

Part I 'Windows NT Administration Fundamentals' covers the fundamental tasks you need for Windows NT administration. Chapter 1 provides an overview of Windows NT administration tools, techniques and concepts. Chapter 2 explores the tasks you'll need to manage NT systems. The final chapter in this part covers monitoring processes, services and system security.

In Part II 'Window User Administration', you'll find the essential tasks for administering user and group accounts. Chapter 4 details how to use system accounts, built-in groups, user rights, built-in capabilities, and implicit groups. You'll find extensive tables that tell you exactly when you should use certain types of accounts, rights and capabilities. The core administration tasks for creating user and group accounts are covered in Chapter 5 with a logical follow-up for managing existing user and group accounts covered in Chapter 6.

Windows NT data administration is the subject of Part III. Chapter 7 starts by detailing how to add hard drives to a system and how to partition drives. Afterward, the chapter dives into common tasks for managing file systems and drives, such as defragmenting disks, creating emergency boot disks and more. In Chapter 8, you'll find tasks for managing volume sets and RAID arrays as well as detailed advice on repairing damaged arrays. Chapter 9 focuses on managing files and directories and all the tasks that go along with it. You'll even find quick tips for performing advanced file searches and working with drag 'n drop. Chapter 10 details how to enable file, drive and directory sharing for remote network and Internet users. The final chapter in this part explores data backup and recovery.

Part IV 'Windows NT Network Administration' covers advanced administration tasks. Chapter 12 provides the essentials for installing, configuring and testing TCP/IP networking on NT systems-covering everything from installing network adapter cards to actually connecting a computer to an NT domain. Chapter 13 begins with a troubleshooting guide for common printer problems then goes on to cover tasks for installing and configuring local printers and network print servers. The final three chapters in this section focus on the key NT services: DHCP, WINS and DNS. DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) is used to assign dynamic IP addresses to network clients. WINS (Windows Internet Name Service) is used to resolve computer names to IP addresses. DNS (Domain Name Service) is used to resolve host name to IP addresses.

I truly hope you find that Windows NT 4 Pocket Consultants Guide provides everything you need to perform essential administrative tasks on NT workstations and servers as quickly and efficiently as possible. Thank you.

—William Stanek

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