Windows 2000 Administration in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference

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Anyone who installs Windows 2000, creates a user, or adds a printer is a 2000 system administrator. This book covers all the important day-to-day administrative tasks, and the tools for performing each task are included in a handy easy-to-look-up alphabetical reference. What's the same and what's different between the Windows 2000 and Windows NT platform? Has the GUI or the networking architecture changed, and if so, how? Windows 2000 Administration in a Nutshell addresses the problems associated with bridging ...

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Overview

Anyone who installs Windows 2000, creates a user, or adds a printer is a 2000 system administrator. This book covers all the important day-to-day administrative tasks, and the tools for performing each task are included in a handy easy-to-look-up alphabetical reference. What's the same and what's different between the Windows 2000 and Windows NT platform? Has the GUI or the networking architecture changed, and if so, how? Windows 2000 Administration in a Nutshell addresses the problems associated with bridging the gap between the Windows NT and Windows 2000 platforms.

This book covers:

  • Commonalities and differences between Windows NT and Windows 2000
  • All the administrative tasks, including Installation, Group Policies, Terminal Services, User Accounts, and Virtual Private Networks
  • Microsoft Management Console tool (MMC)
  • What's new and significant in the Control Panel utilities
  • Command-line Tools, Utilities and Wizards
  • TCP/IP networking with Windows 2000

Whether the concern is new security issues or how Active Directory works, Windows 2000 Administration in a Nutshell is as useful to the single-system home user as it is to the administrator of a 1,000-node corporate network.

Anyone who installs Windows 2000, creates a user or adds a printer is a 2000 system administrator. This book supplies the tools for performing the important day-to-day administrative tasks in a handy, easy-to-look-up alphabetical reference, and addresses the problems associated with bridging the gap between the Windows NT and Windows 2000 platform.

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Fast, accurate answers. Windows 2000 Server system administrators need 'em. This book's got 'em. Mitch Tulloch focuses on networks -- and has done a solid job of targeting those tasks administrators are most likely to perform.

Tulloch starts with two chapters outlining how Windows 2000 Server is different from NT 4 -- including a potpourri of tips experienced NT administrators would want to know about up-front (for example, Tulloch's recommendation to configure global disk quotas, not quotas for individual users).

The remaining five chapters -- the heart of the book -- are organized for easy, quick access to information. There's an alphabetical concepts chapter covering everything from accounts to workgroups. There's a step-by-step Tasks chapter, organized topically, with extensive notes (and no time wasted on absolute beginner's stuff). There's a detailed Consoles chapter focusing on the Microsoft Management Console, which brings together most of Windows 2000's administrative tools. There's an alphabetical reference to the myriad administrative tools and snap-ins Windows 2000 provides -- a great help, considering how many of these tools have been renamed or relocated.

And, finally, as befits an O'Reilly guide, there's a detailed command line reference. If you've never used a command line to administer Windows 2000 Server, you might be amazed at how much you can accomplish -- and how fast you can get it done. (Bill Camarda)

Bill Camarda is a consultant and writer with nearly 20 years' experience in helping technology companies deploy and market advanced software, computing, and networking products and services. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.

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This reference covers day-to-day Windows 2000 administrative tasks and the tools used to perform them. Rather than providing a step-by-step tutorial, Tulloch (a Microsoft Certified Trainer and a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer) has crafted a desktop manual for easy reference. Designed to help advanced administrators move from Windows TN to Windows 2000, the book provides an overview of the more recent system and a reference section consisting of five chapters with topics in alphabetical order. Among the topics addressed are installation, group policies, terminal services, user accounts, virtual private networks, Microsoft Management Console, control panel utilities, TCP/IP networking, and Windows 2000 Advanced Server. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565927131
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/2001
  • Series: In a Nutshell (O'Reilly) Series
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 800
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.99 (h) x 1.42 (d)

Meet the Author

Mitch Tulloch is a trainer, consultant, and author living in Winnipeg, Canada. In addition to his Nutshell books for O'Reilly listed below, Mitch is also the author of the Microsoft Encyclopedia of Networking and Microsoft Encyclopedia of Security, both from Microsoft Press, and a string of best-selling books on IIS from Osborne/McGraw-Hill. If you're interested you can find out more about Mitch on his website www.mtit.com. In addition to his O'Reilly weblog, Mitch also maintains a "techblog" at mitchtulloch.blogspot.com containing random thoughts, ideas, suggestions, tips, and resources for network and system administrators.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • The Lay of the Land
    • Chapter 1: Overview
    • Chapter 2: Quick Start


  • Alphabetical Reference
    • Chapter 3: Concepts
    • Chapter 4: Tasks
    • Chapter 5: Consoles
    • Chapter 6: Utilities
    • Chapter 7: Commands


  • Colophon

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