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  • Copyright 2002
  • Dimensions: K
  • Pages: 1072
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-083458-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-083458-4

The Total MCSE Learning Solution!

  • Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
  • Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Implementing and Administering a Microsoft Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure
  • Implementing and Administering a Microsoft Windows 2000 Directory Services Infrastructure
  • Exam #70-210
  • Exam #70-215
  • Exam #70-216
  • Exam #70-217
  • Prepares you for Windows 2000 Professional, Server, Networking, and Directory Services
  • Covers the entire Windows 2000 lifecycle: planning, configuration, management, optimization, and troubleshooting
  • Using Windows 2000 desktop management features to reduce ownership costs
  • Extensive enterprise coverage, including Active Directory
  • Exclusive Study Breaks: Test your knowledge through practical, performance-based exercises
  • Includes hundreds of review questions

The best all-in-one guide to all four Core MCSE Windows 2000 exams!

This study guide covers all four required Windows 2000 MCSE exams, delivering an in-depth review of every Windows 2000-related topic professionals must master to earn certification. More than a book, it's a complete, integrated learning solution with an up-to-the-minute Web site. More than a great study resource, it's designed to help you maximize your effectiveness managing Windows 2000—starting today, and for years after you've passed your exams!

  • Installing, Configuring, and Administering Windows 2000 Professional (70-210)
  • Installing, Configuring, and Administering Windows 2000 Server (70-215)
  • Implementing and Administering a Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure (70-216)
  • Implementing and Administering a Windows 2000 Directory Services Infrastructure (70-217)

Coverage includes planning for deployment, developing security strategies, working with group policies and user profiles; access control; installation/configuration; Windows networking and resource sharing; configuring hardware and disks; using the registry, monitoring performance, optimization, troubleshooting, Active Directory, DNS and DHCP planning, NetWare integration, and much more. Plus you'll find tough exam questions in every chapter. Core MCSE: Windows 2000 Edition—it's the total Windows 2000 learning solution you've been searching for!

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  • Interactive test Q&A section
  • Projects you can complete—with detailed solutions
  • Virtual Study Lounge: interact with students, authors, and trainers online!
  • Author's Corner: Book and exam updates, and training news

Sample Content

Online Sample Chapter

Administering Windows 2000 Professional Resources

Table of Contents

About the Author.


MCSE Exam 70-210 Requirements Matrix.

MCSE Exam 70-215 Requirements Matrix.

MCSE Exam 70-216 Requirements Matrix.

MCSE Exam 70-217 Requirements Matrix.



1. Installing Windows 2000 Professional.

Installation Planning. Attended Installations. Unattended Installations. Upgrading. Deploying Service Packs. Troubleshooting Installations.

2. Administering Windows 2000 Professional Resources.

File and Folder Access. Shared Folder Access. Working with Print Devices. Working with File Systems.

3. Managing Windows 2000 Professional Devices.

Working with Disk Drives. Working with Display Devices. Working with Mobile Computer Hardware. Working with I/O Devices. Updating Drivers. Working with Multiple Processing Units. Working with Network Adapters.

4. Optimizing Windows 2000 Professional Devices.

Working with Driver Signing. Using Task Scheduler. Offline File Synchronization. Optimizing the Desktop. Managing Hardware Profiles. Recovering System State and User Data.

5. Configuring Windows 2000 Professional Environments.

Working with User Profiles. Supporting Multiple Languages and Locations. Working with Windows Installer Packages. Working with Desktop Settings. Working with Fax Support. Working with Accessibility Services.

6. Networking Windows 2000 Professional.

Working with TCP/IP. Working with Dial-Up Networking. Connecting to Shared Resources.

7. Securing Windows 2000 Professional.

Encrypting Hard Disk Data. Implementing Local Security Policy. Implementing User Account Security. Authenticating Local Users. Implementing Security Configurations.


8. Installing Windows 2000 Server.

Installation Planning. Attended Installations. Unattended Installations. Upgrading. Deploying Service Packs. Troubleshooting Installations.

9. Administering Windows 2000 Server Resource Access.

Network Services Interoperability. Working with Printer Access. Working with File and Folder Access. Working with Web Site Access.

10. Managing Windows 2000 Server Devices.

Configuring Hardware Devices. Configuring Driver Signing. Updating Device Drivers. Troubleshooting Hardware Problems.

11. Optimizing Windows 2000 Server.

Managing System Resources. Managing Processes. Optimizing Disk Performance. Optimizing System State and User Data. Recovering System State and User Data.

12. Administering Windows 2000 Server Storage.

Working with Disks and Volumes. Configuring Data Compression. Working with Disk Quotas. Recovering from Disk Failures.

13. Networking Windows 2000 Server.

Working with Shared Access. Working with Network Protocols. Working with Network Services. Working with Remote Access Services. Working with Virtual Private Networks. Working with Terminal Services. Working with Network Adapters.

14. Securing Windows 2000 Server.

Encrypting Hard Disk Data. Working with Windows 2000 Policies. Working with Auditing. Working with Local Accounts. Working with Account Policy. Using the Security Configuration Toolset.


15. Administering Domain Name Services.

Working with DNS.

16. Administering Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol.

Working with DHCP.

17. Administering Remote Access.

Working with Remote Access. Configuring Remote Access Security.

18. Administering Network Protocols.

Working with Network Protocols. Working with Network Protocol Security. Working with Network Traffic. Working with IPSec.

19. Administering Windows Internet Naming Service.

Configuring NetBIOS Name Resolution. Working with WINS. Configuring WINS Replication.

20. Administering IP Routing.

Working with IP Routing. Working with NAT.

21. Administering Certificate Authorities.

Working with Certificate Authorities.


22. Installing Active Directory.

Installing Active Directory.

23. Administering Active Directory and DNS.

Administering DNS for Active Directory.

24. Managing Change Configuration.

Working with Group Policy. Managing Change Configuration.

25. Optimizing Active Directory.

Managing Objects. Optimizing Performance and Replication. Backup and Restoration.

26. Securing Active Directory.

Working with Security Policy.

Appendix: Chapter Review Answers.



This book is designed primarily to support computing professionals preparing for the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) core exams. This book prepares a candidate for four core requirement exams: Exam 70-210, Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional; Exam 70-215, Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows 2000 Server; Exam 70-216, Implementing and Administering a Microsoft Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure; and Exam 70-217, Implementing and Administering a Microsoft Windows 2000 Directory Services Infrastructure.

This book will also benefit any computing professional who manages Windows-based computing environments, particularly in the enterprise. It is designed to be both a training guide and reference resource.

Who This Book Is For

This book is designed to provide concise and comprehensive information for computer professionals who manage computers running under the Microsoft Windows 2000 operating systems. Readers of this book should have a working knowledge of a Microsoft Windows operating system, such as Windows 98 or Me, Windows NT 4.0, or Windows 2000. This book will give the reader the knowledge needed to pass the core exam requirements of the MCSE program.

What You'll Need

Through the use of numerous illustrations and an interactive CD-ROM-based training supplement, we have endeavored to make this book as self-contained as possible. Nevertheless, we acknowledge that there is no substitute for hands-on experience. To practice the concepts explained in this book, you will need at least a Pentium or compatible processor-based computer with 32 MBs of RAM (64 MBs recommended), 650 MBs of free hard disk space, a network adapter card, a mouse (or other pointing device), a VGA monitor, a CD-ROM drive, and a printer. Optional equipment includes a modem and network adapter, a 1.44 MB 3.5-inch floppy disk drive, and a tape drive. Software requirements include Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional or Windows 2000 Server.

How This Book Is Organized

This book is divided into four parts, each containing material related to the following core MCSE and MCSE + Internet exams.

  • Part 1: Exam 70-210, Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
  • Part 2: Exam 70-215, Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Part 3: Exam 70-216, Implementing and Administering a Microsoft Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure
  • Part 4: Exam 70-217, Implementing and Administering a Microsoft Windows 2000 Directory Services Infrastructure.

Each part is further divided into multiple chapters, each corresponding to a basic exam objective. These include such issues as planning, installation and configuration, resource management, monitoring and optimization, and troubleshooting. Each chapter is further divided into subsections that correspond to specific MCSE exam contents, and is concluded with a list of related study questions. Some additional non-MCSE specific material is also provided to enhance readers' knowledge in certain areas.

About the Web Site

This book is accompanied by a companion Web site on which readers can find additional exam preparation aids and updates to the enclosed material. It is located at www.phptr.com/dellwin2000


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