Peter Norton's Complete Guide to Microsoft Windows 2000 Server

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Peter Norton's Complete Guide to Windows 2000 Server is the one source reference that gives you everything they need to use the vast resources that this product provides. This book is designed to be used initially as a learning tool and troubleshooting aid for tips on getting your system set up and ready for use. Then you can explore its various features and maximize your use, on the basis of a solid understanding of the Windows 2000 anatomy and underlying architecture. The book also serves as a handy guide to ...
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Peter Norton's Complete Guide to Windows 2000 Server is the one source reference that gives you everything they need to use the vast resources that this product provides. This book is designed to be used initially as a learning tool and troubleshooting aid for tips on getting your system set up and ready for use. Then you can explore its various features and maximize your use, on the basis of a solid understanding of the Windows 2000 anatomy and underlying architecture. The book also serves as a handy guide to optimize the performance of your operating environment and applications in order to meet your specific needs. This book presents a broad range of ideas and techniques, not one cut and dried way that only works for a small portion of the intended audience.
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A step-by-step guide to the features of the Windows 2000 Server. Chapters cover user and group management, network and application services, connecting to the Internet, server administration, and compatibility with non-Microsoft computer programs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780672317774
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 3/14/2000
  • Series: Sams Professional Series
  • Pages: 672
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 1.53 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Part I Introducing Windows 2000 Server 3
1 Choosing Windows 2000 Server 5
A Little History 5
Why Use Windows 2000 Server? 6
Understanding the Server Versions 8
What's New in Windows 2000 Server? 9
Summary 17
2 Installing Windows 2000 Server 19
Deciding Which server Version to Install 19
Preparing for Installation 20
Installing from a CD-ROM or DVD-ROM 23
Upgrading to Windows 2000 Server 30
Summary 36
Part II Inside Windows 2000 Server 37
3 Windows 2000 Subsystems 39
Executive Services 40
User Mode Operations and Environmental Subsystems 45
Memory Model and Management 48
Summary 50
4 Exploring the Interface 51
User Profiles 52
Windows Explorer 53
Customizing the Server Desktop 56
Windows 2000 Shortcuts 67
Working with File and Print Servers 69
Summary 76
5 Active Directory Concepts and Features 77
Overview 77
Key Concepts 79
Active Directory Architecture 83
Active Directory Features 85
Supporting Established Standards 87
Security 89
Administration Tools 90
Migrating from Windows NT to Active Directory 90
Comparing Active Directory to Novell's NDS 93
Summary 94
6 The Windows 2000 File System 95
Hard Drive and Controller Choices 96
File System Formats 107
Disk Administration in Windows 2000 Server 110
Summary 123
7 Distributed File System (DFS) 125
The Concepts Behind Distributed File Systems 125
Implementing DFS Trees 128
Users and DFS Trees 129
Installing DFS and Administering DFS Trees 129
Summary 138
8 Security 139
Security in Today's Networking 139
Active Directory Enhancements 140
Security Policy 144
Security Protocols 145
Certificate-Based Security 146
Kerberos Security 148
Summary 151
9 Printing 153
Printing Concepts 154
Creating a Printer 156
Configuring Your Printer 164
Managing Print Queues 174
Summary 176
Part III User and Group Management 177
10 Active Directory Design 179
Review of Active Directory Terms 179
Design Considerations 180
Using Active Directory Tools 183
Summary 190
11 Creating and Managing User Accounts 191
User Accounts 191
User Environment Needs 200
Creating Groups 206
Summary 216
12 Controlling User Environment Through IntelliMirror and Group Policies 217
IntelliMirror 217
Group Policies 222
Summary 228
Part IV Network and Application Services 229
13 Remote Access Services (RAS) 231
Connection Types and Considerations 232
Security 236
Installing RAS 237
Administering RAS 245
Summary 248
14 Terminal Services 249
Benefits of Using Terminal Services 249
Setting Up the Server 251
Setting Up a Client 255
Managing Users and User Sessions 259
Licensing Terminal Services 263
Summary 263
15 Distributed Processing 265
Two-Tier Client/Server Architecture 266
The Three-Tiered Client/Server Architecture 268
COM and COM+ 272
Microsoft Transaction Services (MTS) 272
Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ) 275
Summary 277
Part V The Internet and Windows 2000 Server 279
16 TCP/IP Networking 281
How TCP/IP Works 281
Installing TCP/IP 284
Routing 285
Using the Routing Information Protocol (RIP) 288
Using the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) 289
Windows Internet Name Service (WINS) 298
LMHOSTS Files 311
TCP/IP Printing Concepts 312
Using DNS Server 314
Summary 325
17 Virtual Private Networks 327
Tunneling Protocols 328
Administering Virtual Private Networks 336
Summary 337
18 Internet Information Server 5.0 339
Back to IIS Basics 340
Preparing for Installation 343
Installing IIS 347
Configuring and Administering IIS 353
Configuring the Web Server 358
Security Checklist 383
Using Active Server Pages 383
Using the Indexing Service 384
Microsoft FrontPage 2000 Server Extensions 385
Summary 385
19 Other Internet Services 387
Proxy Server 387
Exchange Server 390
Site Server 398
Windows NetMeeting 400
Summary 402
Part VI Server Administration 403
20 Server Management 405
Using the Computer Management Utility 405
Using Event Viewer 414
Using the Registry 422
Summary 431
21 Server Backup 433
The Windows 2000 Backup Utility 434
Restoring Data Using the Restore Wizard 440
Scheduling Unattended Backup Jobs 443
Supported Tape Drives 445
Third-Party Programs 445
Summary 446
22 Recovering from a Disaster 447
Have a Plan, Work the Plan 447
Data Recovery 451
Hardware Fail Over Options 457
Disaster Recovery Planning Software 461
Summary 461
23 Optimizing and Tuning Performance 463
Optimizing Automatically 463
Using Raid-5 and Virtual Memory Pagefiles 470
Using the Performance Monitor 473
Summary 488
24 Troubleshooting 489
If You Have No Idea How to Resolve Your Problem 490
Using Service Packs 492
Using the Windows 2000 Resource Kit 492
Windows 2000 Resource Kit 493
Dial-Up Networking Problems 493
STOP Error Messages 494
For Further Information 504
Summary 505
Part VII Connectivity to the Non-Microsoft World 507
25 NetWare Connectivity 509
Microsoft Takes the Lead Once More? 510
NT Connectivity for NetWare 514
Migrating NetWare Servers to Windows 2000 Server 521
The Novell Side of the Story 525
Native IP Support in NetWare 525
Summary 526
26 Macintosh Connectivity 529
File and Print Services 529
Macintosh Services 530
Installing Macintosh Services 531
Creating Volume/Shares 533
Managing Shared Folders 537
Security 538
Configuring AppleTalk Routing Options 541
Printing 542
Configuring RAS for Macintosh Clients 544
Summary 545
27 SNA Connectivity 547
Host Computing and SNA Basics 547
Manageable Secure Connectivity 550
Routing and Distributing Connections 551
SNA Server Connectivity 553
Summary 554
28 UNIX Connectivity 555
Conceptual Differences 556
NT Connectivity to UNIX Network File Systems 560
Printing in a UNIX World 562
Summary 563
Part VII Appendixes 565
A Virus Protection 567
B Network Infrastructure 569
Cabling 569
Hubs and Switches 570
Routers 571
Firewalls 572
Summary 574
C IP Decimal/Binary/Hexadecimal Conversion Table 575
D Installing SQL Server 7.0 585
E Glossary 591
Index 609
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