Small Business Solutions for Windows 2000 Professional

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A guide to the set-up and use of Windows 2000 in a small business context. Specific topics explored include determining software compatibility, steps to take before connecting other hardware to the computer, protecting data, and other topics.
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A guide to the set-up and use of Windows 2000 in a small business context. Specific topics explored include determining software compatibility, steps to take before connecting other hardware to the computer, protecting data, and other topics.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735608566
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2000
  • Series: Smart Solutions Series
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 7.35 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xvii
Introduction xix
Part 1 Windows 2000 Professional and Your Business
1 Is Windows 2000 Professional Right for Your Business? 3
Windows 2000 Features Designed for Business 5
Windows 2000 Professional and Your Applications 23
2 Decisions To Consider Up Front 29
Should You Upgrade Your Current Computers to Windows 2000 Professional? 30
What Level of Security Do You Need? 37
Is a Network in Your Future? 41
What Type of Network Fits Your Business? 42
Part 2 Five Steps to Setting Up Windows 2000
3 Step One: Run Windows 2000 Setup 45
Scenarios for Installing Windows 2000 Professional 46
Preparing to Run Setup 47
Setting Up a New System 48
Upgrading to Windows 2000 Professional 51
Installing Windows 2000 Professional to Dual Boot 54
Uninstalling a Dual-Boot Configuration 59
Installing Windows 2000 Professional Unattended 60
4 Step Two: Make Yourself Comfortable 61
What to Do with Getting Started 62
Setting Up Your Display 65
Taking a Quick Look Around 74
About Your Account 80
Moving On 84
5 Step Three: Connect Your Printer 85
Connecting Printers in a Nutshell 86
What's Different in Windows 2000? 87
Questions to Consider First 88
Adding a Printer 89
Troubleshooting Your Printer 108
6 Step Four: Hook Up Your Other Hardware 111
About Plug and Play 111
Adding a Hardware Device 112
Running the Add/Remove Hardware Wizard 116
Testing and Troubleshooting Hardware Installation 122
7 Step Five: Install and Test Your Programs 125
Determining Whether Your Programs Are Compatible 125
Installing and Running Programs 129
Removing Programs 142
Testing and Troubleshooting Programs 143
Part 3 Creating Accounts and Keeping Your Data Safe
8 Ten Easy Ways to Protect Your Data 149
The Top Ten List 150
9 Setting Up and Managing User Accounts 155
Working with User Accounts and Groups 156
Setting Security Permissions on Files and Folders 170
10 Using Windows Backup to Keep Your Data Safe 175
Planning Your Backups 176
How to Perform a Backup 182
Scheduling Automated Backups 188
Creating an Emergency Repair Disk 193
Restoring Backups and Recovering Your System 194
Other Backup Topics 199
Part 4 Connecting a Computer Online
11 Step One: Connect to Your Internet Service Provider 203
Choosing an Internet Connection 204
Verifying that Your Modem Works 207
Connecting to the Internet 211
Using Your Internet Connection 219
12 Step Two: Hooking Up Your E-Mail 221
Configuring Outlook Express 222
Basic E-Mail Survival Kit 228
Using Contacts and the Address Book 236
13 Step Three: Setting Up the Fax Service 239
Sending a Fax 240
Working With User Information and Cover Pages 244
Receiving Faxes and Managing Fax Services 247
More Fax Properties 251
Part 5 Windows 2000 Knobs, Dials, and Switches
14 A Quick Tour of the New Windows 255
Starting with the Start Menu and Taskbar 255
Opening, Saving, and Browsing Files 263
What's New with Windows Explorer 264
15 What's New in the Control Panel 267
What's Covered Where 268
The Accessibility Options Control 268
The Display Properties Control 270
What's Different About Folder Options 273
The Game Controllers Control 277
The Keyboard Properties Control 278
Mouse Properties 279
The Power Options Controls 281
Scanners and Cameras Properties 284
The Scheduled Tasks Folder 284
The Sounds and Multimedia Controls 286
System Properties: Lots of Switches, Lots of Changes 287
Wireless Link 291
Part 6 Networks and Windows 2000 Professional
16 Creating or Connecting to a Network 295
An Introduction to Network Designs 297
Understanding Speed and Bandwidth 301
Purchasing the Hardware 302
Installing the Hardware 304
Configuring the Computer 304
Sharing Resources 317
17 Sharing an Internet Connection 323
Enabling Internet Connection Sharing 324
Using the Shared Connection 328
Using an Unattended Shared Modem 329
18 Connecting Your Portable Computer 331
Getting Connected 332
Using Offline Files 343
Part 7 Advanced Administration Tasks
19 Using the Computer Management Console 355
Opening the Computer Management Console 356
Working with System Tools 357
Working with Storage Tools 366
Services And Applications Snap-Ins 377
Index 379
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