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Windows 2000 Essential Reference


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  • Copyright 2000
  • Dimensions: 6 X 9
  • Pages: 704
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7357-0869-X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7357-0869-3

Like other Essential Reference books, this will be a unique, focused, easy-to-use reference for anyone who administers, supports or manages a Windows 2000 network. It will provide a concise, technically accurate distillation of the essential information an administrator would need to know to successfully administer Windows 2000 in a real-life, enterprise production environment. Most administrators will find it hard to get their hands around the Active Directory, Kerberos authentication, IntelliMirror, group policies, and other new technologies in Windows 2000 because of their complexity. These administrators will be searching for a reliable and expert source of advice that will help them successfully implement these new technologies.


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Table of Contents


1. Overview of Windows 2000 Architecture. Version of Windows 2000. Windows 2000 System Architecture. Windows 2000 Security.
2. Introduction to Active Directory.

Active Directory and Windows 2000. Organization of Active Directory. Going Deeper: Domain Controllers and Active Directory.


1. Overview of Installing and Configuring Windows 2000 Server.

Installing Windows 2000 Server. Configuring Devices and System Settings. Configuring Network Components. The Boot Process. The Registry.

2. Installing Windows 2000 Server.

Using Windows 2000 Setup. Upgrading to Windows 2000 Server. Automating Setup. Creating and Using Installation Scripts. Remote Installation Services. Using System Images.

3. Configuring Devices and System Settings.

Overview. Installing and Configuring Device Drivers. Configuring System Settings. Going Deeper: Windows 2000 Demand Paging. Best Practices.

4. Configuring Network Components.

Network Components Overview. Configuring Network Interfaces. Configuring Network Protocols. Configuring Network Services. Configuring Network Bindings. Troubleshooting Network Connectivity.

5. The Boot Process.

The Normal Boot Process. Understanding boot.ini. Using Advanced Boot Options. Creating a Windows 2000 Boot Disk. Troubleshooting the Boot Process.

6. The Registry.

Introduction to the Registry. Registry Security. Registry Physical Storage. Using the Registry Editor. Troubleshooting Registry-Related Tasks.


1. Getting Started as a Windows 2000 Administrator.

A Day in the Life of a Windows 2000 Administrator. Knowing Your Tools. Planning Ahead: Creating the Environment for Success. Tips and Tricks to Automate Administrative Tasks. Avoiding Crisis: Monitoring Your Network. Windows 2000 Administration Best Practices.

2. Using MMC Consoles.

Overview of the Microsoft Management Console. Using and Creating Consoles. Distributing Custom Consoles to Users.

3. Using Administrative Tools.

Overview of Administrative Tools. Active Directory Administration Tools. Other Administrative Tools. Troubleshooting and Diagnostic Tools.

4. Managing Services and Tasks.

Managing Services. Managing Tasks. Scheduling Tasks.


1. Overview of Managing the Directory.

DNS and Active Directory. Configuring a Domain Controller. Creating and Managing User Accounts. Creating and Managing Groups.

2. DNS and Active Directory.

The DNS Namespace. The DNS Resource Records. Storing DNS Information in the Active Directory. Maintaining Zones in Windows 200 DNS. Using Third-Party DNS Servers with the Active Directory.

3. Configuring a Domain Controller.

Installing Active Directory. Configuring Active Directory Replications. Modifying the Active Directory Schema. Going Deeper: Restructuring Domains.

4. Creating and Managing User Accounts.

Overview of User Accounts. Local (SAM) Accounts. Domain User Accounts. Administering User Accounts. Best Practices When Administering Accounts.

5. Creating and Managing Groups.

Overview of Groups. Local (SAM) Groups. Domain Groups. Nesting Groups. Default Domain Groups. Creating, Deleting, and Modifying Group Accounts. Best Practices for Managing Group Membership.

6. Logging On and Authentication.

Logging One. Configuring Systems to Log On to a Domain. Going Deeper: How a Windows 2000 System Authenticates a User. Troubleshooting.


1. Overview of Managing Files and Printers.

File Systems and Disks. Sharing Folders. Distributed File System. Sharing Printers. Protecting Data. Auditing Resource Access.

2. File Systems and Disks.

File Systems. File System Format. NTFS Permissions. File and Disk Utilities. Disk Quotas. Disk Configurations. Best Practices.

3. Sharing Folders.

Overview of Shared Folders. Creating a Shared Folder. Setting Permissions On Shared Folders. Monitoring and Testing Shared Folders. Connecting to Shared Folders. Publishing Folders in the Directory.

4. Distributed File System (DFS)

DFS Overview. Setting Up a DFS Root. DFS Client.

5. Sharing Printers.

Sharing Print Resources. Publishing Printers in the Directory.

6. Auditing Resource Access.

Overview of Auditing. Auditing Access to Files. Auditing Access to Printers.

7. Protecting Data.

Overview of Data Protection. Virus Protection. Fault-Tolerance. EFS and EFS Recovery. Backup and Restore. Disaster Recovery.

8. Internet Information Server.

Introduction to Internet Information Server. Installing and Configuring Internet Information Server. Administering WWW Services. Administering FTP Services. Creating and Managing Virtual Directories and Servers. Creating and Managing Virtual Directories and Servers. Using Indexing Services. Administering IIS Security.


1. Overview of Managing User Desktops.

Overview of User Desktop Management. Customizing the Environment.

2. Profiles.

Profiles. Local Profiles. Roaming User Profiles. Mandatory User Profiles. My Document Folders. Offline Folders.est Practices.

3. Group Policies.

Introduction to Group Policies. Delegating Administration of Group Policies. Using Group Policies to Manage User Documents and Offline Folders. Best Practices for Group Policy Architecture and Application.


1. Overview of Managing Applications.

Windows 2000 Software Distribution and Management. Publishing and Advertising Applications. Windows Installer. Upgrading, Patching, and Removing Applications.

2. Publishing and Assigning Applications.

Publishing Applications. Assigning Applications. Applying Transforms. Upgrading Applications. Setting Software Installation Defaults. Removing Applications. Creating Software Policy Templates. Controlling Software Deployment through Group Policy Object Settings. Going Deeper: Practical Applications. Best Practices.

3. Windows Installer.

Window Installer. Components, Features, and Products. Windows Installer File Types. áNative” Windows Installer Packages. Repackaging and Application. Create .zap Installation Files. Customizing Packages. Modifying Windows Installer Behavior.


1. Overview of Managing Network Services.

Physical Network Planning. IP Addressing. Name Resolution and Service Registration. Managing Client Network Configuration. Managing Server Network Configuration. Managing Server Network Performance.

2. Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).

Overview of DHCP. IP Address Lease Process. Installing and Configuring DHCP Server. DHCP Scopes. Dynamic DNS Integration. Working with RRAS. Enabling Server-side Conflict-Detection. Enabling Logging. Maintaining the DHCP Database. DHCP Clients. Frequently Asked Troubleshooting Questions.

3. Domain Name System (DNS).

Overview of DNS. DNS and Name Resolution. DNS Zones. Installing DNS. Creating Zones. Resource Records. Dynamic DNS. Configuring DNS Servers. Testing Tools. Best Practices.

4. Windows Internet Name Service (WINS).

Overview of WINS. Installing WINS. Configuring WINS Servers. Maintaining the winds Database. Backing Up and Restoring the WINS Database. Configuring WINS Replication. WINS Clients. Monitoring WINS. NetBIOS Names Reference.

5. Remote Access Service (RAS).

Overview of Windows 2000 Remote Access Server. Installing RAS Servers. Configuring RAS User and Clients. Internet Authentication Service. Troubleshooting Dial-up Connections. Testing and Monitoring RAS. Overview of VPNs.

6. IP Routing.

IP Routing Overview. Demand-Dial Routing. Routing Protocols. Multicasting. Testing and Monitoring IP Routing. Scripting Router Configuration. Going Deeper: Practical Applications.

7. Connection Sharing.

Overview of Connection Sharing. How Network Address Translation (NAT) Works. Configuring Connection Sharing. How Network Address Translation (NAT) Works. Configuring Connection Sharing. Choosing IP Addresses for the Internal and External Networks. Configuring Inbound Connections. Configuring Applications and Services. Testing and Monitoring Connection Sharing. Best Practices.

8. Terminal Services.


Appendix A: Migrating NT 4 Domains to Active Directory.

Designing Your Active Directory. Restructuring NT Domains. Windows 2000 Migration.

Appendix B: Command Prompt Quick Reference.

Networking Utilities. IP Networking Utilities. Utilities. Batch Commands. Environment Commands.

Appendix C: Sample Batch Files.


Appendix D: Resource Kit Utilities.

Disk and File Utilities. Migration Utilities. Network Utilities. PC Management Utilities. Performance Utilities. Troubleshooting Utilities.




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