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Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting Access to Resources

Servers serve your clients; it's your responsibility as an Administrator to control the access to resources. You'll do this through security. Be very familiar with NTFS permissions on folders and files. How will your clients connect to these resources? Via the network, which means you'll be setting Share permissions. You should know how NTFS and Share permissions work with each, and which take precedence (it is the most restrictive of the two).

You'll be challenged with troubleshooting access to data resources on this exam, so you should know how to evaluate different sets of permissions for users and groups to determine effective permissions.

Lumped into this objective, you'll find the Dfs (Distributed file system). Recall that Dfs in 2000 uses the underlying security of the data to control access. You can also count on configuring Windows 2000 Web services to allow or restrict access to files, folders, and Web sites.

You should understand how to install, configure, and troubleshoot printers. Know which users can install and manage printers on a 2000 Server. Once the printer has been installed, you'll need to share the printer. As always, a hands-on approach is the best way to learn.

Remember that in Windows 2000 a printer is the interface between the operating system and the print device. The print device is where the print job is sent. This is essential for installing multiple printers to the same print device for setting varying levels of print priority.


Study Hint: Create a directory structure and a few test groups. Implement NTFS and Share permissions and then test the structure by logging onto your network as members of the different groups.

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