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John Savill’s Windows 2000 (and previously NT) FAQ has long been one of the Web’s best destinations for Windows administrators. Drawing on that FAQ, Savill has written the most thorough Windows XP/2000 solutions guide in the marketplace.
There are some 1,200 solutions here, each presented with step-by-step instructions and nary a wasted word. They encompass every aspect of managing Windows XP and Windows 2000 (with a few especially valuable NT4 solutions left in for good measure). User configuration -- from logon scripts to local profiles. Desktop environments. System information. System recovery (where did NTLDR go when you can’t find it)? Networking. Security. Internet Explorer. The command line. Windows Scripting Host.
No matter how much you know about administering Windows, you’ll find plenty of great stuff you haven’t come across before. Need to tune Active Directory replication? Configure a forwarder on Windows 2000 DNS? Encrypt a file from the command line? Fool a program into thinking it’s actually running under Windows 95? Stop MSN Messenger Service from running automatically? Generate a logfile for debugging a remote access connection script? Create a RAID 5 set? Move your pagefile? Enable print auditing? Hide Administrative Tools on the Start menu? It’s all here.
As are solutions to the “simple” annoyances associated with running Windows. Sick of CD AutoPlay, or Windows XP Balloon Tips, or of constantly having to click Show Files in Windows 2000’s Explorer? Savill shows you how to disable these lovable features. Three tips which just might pay for the book in improved mental health. Bill Camarda
Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.