Microsoft Windows Xp Professional Administrator's Pocket Consultant, Second Edition

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Whether you support 50 users or 5000, this practical guide provides fast answers for the day-to-day administration of the Windows XP Professional operating system. This popular, pocket-sized resource has been fully updated for Windows XP Service Pack 2, with new information on security administration, networking, maintenance, and more. Focus on essential system support issues and procedures with quick-reference tables, instructions, and lists. You’ll get the precise information you need to solve problems and get ...

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Overview

Whether you support 50 users or 5000, this practical guide provides fast answers for the day-to-day administration of the Windows XP Professional operating system. This popular, pocket-sized resource has been fully updated for Windows XP Service Pack 2, with new information on security administration, networking, maintenance, and more. Focus on essential system support issues and procedures with quick-reference tables, instructions, and lists. You’ll get the precise information you need to solve problems and get the job done—whether you’re at your desk or in the field!

Get fast facts to:

  • Manage and troubleshoot the Windows environment
  • Configure hardware and network devices
  • Customize desktop settings and optimize the user workspace
  • Manage user accounts, system access, and passwords
  • Enable mobile networking and remote access
  • Configure offline files, disk quotas, and shadow copies
  • Schedule routine maintenance and backups
  • Troubleshoot system problems and optimize performance
  • NEW—Install and maintain programs, and manage disk drives and file systems
  • NEW—Utilize security features including Add-on Manager, Pop-up Blocker, and Windows Firewall
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Responsible for Windows clients? William Stanek has simplified your life. He’s distilled Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2 into 500 pages of specific, reliable answers you can access fast.

While blessedly concise, Stanek manages to cover nearly every corner of XP Pro. Some areas of special focus: configuring the Windows environment and hardware; customizing and optimizing XP’s interface; managing user access; coping with laptops and remote access; and configuring networking and Internet connectivity. Want to set disk quotas? Configure offline files? Add a custom logo to Internet Explorer? Troubleshoot startup or shutdown? Set up dynamic disks? Lock taskbars so users can’t misplace them? Look no further.

No, this book won’t quite fit in your pocket. But it’s small enough to take almost anywhere -- and useful enough that you’ll want to. Bill Camarda, from the January 2005 Read Only

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735621404
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 11/3/2004
  • Series: Administrator's Companion Series
  • Edition description: 2nd ed.
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 1,147,229
  • Product dimensions: 5.55 (w) x 8.53 (h) x 1.15 (d)

Meet the Author

William R. Stanek has over 20 years of hands-on experience with advanced programming and development. He has written nearly 100 books including: Microsoft Windows Vista Administrator's Pocket Consultant, Windows Server 2008 Inside Out, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Administrator's Pocket Consultant 2nd Edition, and Microsoft IIS 7.0 Administrator's Pocket Consultant (all from Microsoft Press). He also wrote MCSE Core Exams in a Nutshell and Windows Vista: The Definitive Guide for O'Reilly.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Windows XP Professional Essentials

Chapter 1: Introduction to Windows XP Professional Administration

Chapter 2: Configuring the Environment

Chapter 3: Configuring Hardware Devices and Drivers

Chapter 4: Customizing Menus, the Windows Taskbar, and Toolbars

Chapter 5: Optimizing the Desktop and Screen Appearance

Chapter 6: Installing and Maintaining Programs

Windows XP Professional Core Administration

Chapter 7: Managing User Access and Global Settings

Chapter 8: Managing Laptops and Traveling Users

Chapter 9: Configuring User and Computer Policies

Chapter 10: Managing Disk Drives and File Systems

Chapter 11: Managing File Security and Sharing

Chapter 12: Configuring Offline Files, Disk Quotas, Shadow Copies, and More

Windows XP Professional Networking, Optimization, and Security

Chapter 13: Configuring and Troubleshooting TCP/IP Networking

Chapter 14: Managing Mobile Networking and Remote Access

Chapter 15: Managing Advanced Internet Options

Chapter 16: Optimizing Windows XP Professional

Chapter 17: Troubleshooting Windows XP Professional

Working with Files and Folders

About the Author

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2005

    Outstanding!

    Just as described: clear and concise. I am amazed at how much information and details Stanek can pack into 500 pages. This has to be the best Windows XP book I've ever read. When I moved to my new office last week, all my other XP books stayed in the packing boxes and this is the only book I took out. It is the only XP book I use now.

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