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Windows 2000 Quick Fixes

Windows 2000 Quick Fixes

by Jim Boyce
     
 

For those who are faced with switching over to the powerful but often confusing Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Quick Fixes offers something completely new: not just solutions, but a fast, easy way to find them. Designed with the power user in mind, this book is laid out for optimal accessibility; it defines problems clearly and follows up with concise, yet

Overview

For those who are faced with switching over to the powerful but often confusing Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Quick Fixes offers something completely new: not just solutions, but a fast, easy way to find them. Designed with the power user in mind, this book is laid out for optimal accessibility; it defines problems clearly and follows up with concise, yet detailed, solutions.Windows 2000 Quick Fixes is an essential reference for both the novice and the well-seasoned Microsoft OS user. For instance, newcomers to Windows 2000 who have children using their computers can quickly learn how to protect some areas without walling off the entire system. Old hands at Windows will learn quick and easy new ways to recover data or what to do when the administrator's password's been forgotten.Unlike many of the oversized and poorly organized books on the market,Windows 2000 Quick Fixes doesn't waste time with endless tutorials, fluff, and useless background material. And while the book is designed for easy access, the material is by no means basic. It provides extensive coverage of problems for both the Windows 2000 Professional and Windows 2000 Server editions, and takes power users from installation issues, through complex networking configuration problems, to important backup and security concerns.Some of the topics covered include:

  • Setting up a dual-boot system
  • Recovering data
  • Resolving hardware configuration conflicts
  • Restoring the Registry from a back up
  • Making a printer available through the Internet
  • Using automatic address assignment without DHCP
  • Configuring Internet Connection Sharing
  • Hosting a web site
With its clear, well-organized fixes to common problems,Windows 2000 Quick Fixes is the book to reach for when the pressure is on and there's no time to waste hunting for buried solutions.

Editorial Reviews

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The Barnes & Noble Review
By now, everyone acknowledges that Windows 2000 is, by far, the most reliable Windows ever. But that doesn't mean you won't have problems -- or that you'll never struggle to figure out how to do something you knew how to do in Windows NT or 9x. That's where Windows 2000 Quick Fixes comes in. In this task-based book, Jim Boyce covers the stuff Windows 2000 administrators really run into -- from printing problems to network and Internet configuration.

Boyce covers an exceptionally wide range of issues. For example, you'll learn what to do if your only partition is NTFS and Windows 2000 won't boot -- or if you can't log on after you add a hard drive to a system. You'll learn how to troubleshoot Internet-based printing; how to automate backups, manage web servers remotely; and what to do when a computer on the network stubbornly won't show up in My Network Places. There's also a good deal of coverage of security, from securing web sites with SSL, to securing email with digital certificates.

Boyce assumes you know the basics, and focuses on the issues that challenge experienced Windows users -- both desktop users of Windows 2000 Professional, and Win2K server administrators. Next time you encounter a problem you can't solve, you'll be very glad you own a copy.(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.

Booknews
A handbook that targets a selection of common problems, first-time tasks, and infrequently used features of Microsoft's new operating system and attempts to provide quick and simple solutions. Chapters cover installing and booting, configuring hardware, printing, the command console, network configuration, sharing and accessing network resources, using TCP/IP, using dial-up networking connections, web services and security, and backup and recovery of data and software. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780596000172
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/28/2000
Series:
Quick Fixes Series
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.03(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

Jim Boyce is a former contributing editor and monthly columnist for WINDOWS Magazine. Jim has authored and coauthored over 40 books about computer software and hardware. He has been involved with computers since the late seventies as a programmer and systems manager in a variety of capacities. He has a wide range of experience in the DOS, Windows, Windows NT, Windows 2000, and Unix environments. In addition to being a full-time writer, Jim is a founding partner and vice president of Minnesota Webworks, a Midwest-based web development firm.

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