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Book description

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.

Table of Contents

  1. Windows 2000 Administration in a Nutshell
    1. Preface
      1. Organization of the Book
        1. Part I
        2. Part II
      2. Conventions Used in This Book
        1. Gestalt Menus
      3. Request for Comments
      4. Acknowledgments
    2. I. The Lay of the Land
      1. 1. Overview
        1. Windows 2000 Flavors
          1. Windows 2000 Professional
          2. Windows 2000 Server
          3. Windows 2000 Advanced Server
          4. Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
        2. Windows 2000 Kudos
          1. MMC Rules
          2. Terminal Server
          3. Active Directory (at Last)
          4. ADSI
          5. Group Policies
          6. Disk Quotas
          7. EFS
          8. Recovery Console
          9. The Command Line
          10. Those Little Touches
        3. Windows 2000 Gripes
          1. Group Gripes
          2. More Is Less
          3. Divide but Don’t Conquer
          4. Drag Me and Drop Me
          5. Where’s the Browser?
          6. Musical Chairs
          7. Read the Manual
          8. Minor Annoyances
      2. 2. Quick Start
        1. New Tools, Old Tasks
        2. Potpourri
          1. Account Policy
          2. Active Directory
          3. Administrative Tools
          4. Audit Policy
          5. Connection
          6. Computer Names
          7. Delegation
          8. DHCP
          9. Disk Quotas
          10. Disks
          11. DNS
          12. Domain Controllers
          13. Domains
          14. Dual-Boot
          15. Emergency Repair Disk
          16. Event Logs
          17. Global Users
          18. Group Policy
          19. Groups
          20. Hardware
          21. Installing Windows 2000
          22. IntelliMirror
          23. MMC
          24. Permissions
          25. Printers
          26. Remote Access
          27. Rights
          28. Scheduling Tasks
          29. Sending Messages to Connected Users
          30. Service Pack
          31. Shared Folders
          32. Sites
          33. System Policy
          34. Terminal Services Advanced Client ( TSAC)
          35. Trusts
          36. User Accounts
          37. Windows 2000 Professional
    3. II. Alphabetical Reference
      1. 3. Concepts
        1. Alphabetical List of Concepts
          1. account lockout
          2. Account Operators
          3. account policy
          4. Active Directory
          5. administrative share
          6. Administrator
          7. Administrators
          8. Advanced Startup Options
          9. attribute
          10. auditing
          11. Authenticated Users
          12. backup
          13. Backup Operators
          14. basic disk
          15. basic storage
          16. bindings
          17. boot partition/volume
          18. built-in domain local group
          19. built-in global group
          20. built-in group
          21. built-in local group
          22. built-in system group
          23. built-in user account
          24. compression
          25. computer name
          26. connection
          27. Creator Owner
          28. delegation
          29. Dfs
          30. DHCP
          31. DHCP relay agent
          32. disaster recovery
          33. disk quota
          34. disks
          35. distribution group
          36. DNS
          37. domain
          38. Domain Admins
          39. domain controller
          40. Domain Guests
          41. domain local group
          42. domain user account
          43. Domain Users
          44. dynamic disk
          45. dynamic storage
          46. EFS
          47. Enterprise Admins
          48. environment variable
          49. Emergency Repair Disk (ERD)
          50. event logs
          51. Everyone
          52. files and folders
          53. folder redirection
          54. forest
          55. global catalog
          56. global group
          57. group
          58. Group Policy
          59. Guest
          60. Guests
          61. hardware
          62. hardware profile
          63. hibernation
          64. home folder
          65. install
          66. Interactive
          67. Internet Information Services (IIS)
          68. local group
          69. Local Security Policy
          70. local user account
          71. local user profile
          72. logon
          73. logon script
          74. mandatory user profile
          75. member server
          76. mirrored volume
          77. mixed mode
          78. My Documents
          79. native mode
          80. NetBEUI
          81. Network
          82. network protocol
          83. NWLink
          84. offline files
          85. OU
          86. owner
          87. pagefile
          88. password
          89. permissions
          90. power scheme
          91. Power Users
          92. print device
          93. printer
          94. printer driver
          95. printer permissions
          96. Print Operators
          97. print server
          98. RAID-5 volume
          99. Recovery Console
          100. remote access
          101. restore
          102. rights
          103. roaming user profile
          104. schema
          105. security group
          106. security policy
          107. Server Operators
          108. service
          109. shared folder
          110. simple volume
          111. site
          112. spanned volume
          113. standalone server
          114. standby
          115. striped volume
          116. system partition/volume
          117. TCP/IP
          118. Terminal Services
          119. tree
          120. trust
          121. universal group
          122. upgrade
          123. user account
          124. user profile
          125. Users
          126. volume
          127. WINS
          128. workgroup
      2. 4. Tasks
        1. Alphabetical List of Tasks
          1. Active Directory
          2. auditing
          3. backup and restore
          4. bindings
          5. computer
          6. computer name
          7. default user profile
          8. delegation
          9. Dfs
          10. DHCP
          11. DHCP relay agent
          12. dial-up connection
          13. direct computer connection
          14. disk quota
          15. disks
          16. DNS
          17. DNS server
          18. domain
          19. domain controller
          20. domain user account
          21. Emergency Repair Disk (ERD)
          22. environment variable
          23. event logs
          24. files and folders
          25. find
          26. folder redirection
          27. global catalog
          28. group
          29. Group Policy Objects (GPOs)
          30. hardware
          31. hardware profile
          32. hibernation
          33. home folder
          34. incoming connection
          35. install
          36. local-area connection
          37. local group
          38. Local Security Policy
          39. local user account
          40. local user profile
          41. lock workstation
          42. log off
          43. log on
          44. logon script
          45. mandatory user profile
          46. network protocol
          47. NTFS permissions
          48. NWLink
          49. offline files
          50. OU
          51. ownership
          52. pagefile
          53. password
          54. power scheme
          55. printer
          56. printer permissions
          57. print queue
          58. print server
          59. Recovery Console
          60. recovery options
          61. remote-access server
          62. rights
          63. roaming user profile
          64. schema
          65. search
          66. security policy
          67. service
          68. shared folder
          69. shared-folder permissions
          70. shutdown
          71. site
          72. standby
          73. startup options
          74. TCP/IP
          75. Terminal Services
          76. trust
          77. upgrade
          78. VPN connection
          79. web site
          80. Windows Installer
          81. WINS
          82. zone
      3. 5. Consoles
        1. The Microsoft Management Console
          1. Administrative Tools
          2. The Console Window
          3. Creating and Saving a Console
          4. Customizing a Console
            1. Using the View menu
            2. Customizing the console tree
            3. Adding favorites
            4. Creating new child windows
            5. Adding taskpad views and tasks
            6. Setting console options
            7. Saving consoles
            8. Distributing consoles
            9. Running consoles from the command line
          5. MMC Keyboard Accelerators
        2. Alphabetical List of Consoles
          1. Active Directory Domains and Trusts
          2. Active Directory Sites and Services
          3. Active Directory Users and Computers
          4. Computer Management
          5. Configure Your Server
          6. Data Sources (ODBC)
          7. Device Manager
          8. Disk Defragmenter
          9. Disk Management
          10. Distributed File System
          11. DNS
          12. Domain Controller Security Policy
          13. Domain Security Policy
          14. Event Viewer
          15. Group Policy
          16. Indexing Service
          17. Internet Information Services
          18. Licensing
          19. Local Security Policy
          20. Local Users and Groups
          21. Logical Drives
          22. Performance
          23. Performance Logs and Alerts
          24. Routing and Remote Access
          25. Security Configuration and Analysis
          26. Security Templates
          27. Services
          28. Shared Folders
          29. System Information
          30. Telnet Server Administration
          31. Terminal Services Client Creator
          32. Terminal Services Configuration
          33. Terminal Services Licensing
          34. Terminal Services Manager
          35. WINS
      4. 6. Utilities
        1. Alphabetical Reference of Utilities
          1. Accessibility Options
          2. Accessibility Wizard
          3. Add/Remove Hardware
          4. Add/Remove Programs
          5. Administrative Tools
          6. Backup
          7. Command Interpreter
          8. Control Panel
          9. CSNW
          10. Date/Time
          11. Disk Cleanup
          12. Disk Defragmenter
          13. Display
          14. Fax
          15. Folder Options
          16. Fonts
          17. Game Controllers
          18. GSNW
          19. HyperTerminal
          20. Internet Connection Wizard
          21. Internet Explorer
          22. Keyboard
          23. Licensing
          24. Magnifier
          25. Message Queuing
          26. Mouse
          27. My Computer
          28. My Documents
          29. My Network Places
          30. Narrator
          31. Network and Dial-up Connections
          32. On-Screen Keyboard
          33. Phone and Modem Options
          34. Power Options
          35. Printers
          36. Recycle Bin
          37. Regional Options
          38. Scanners and Cameras
          39. Scheduled Tasks
          40. Sounds and Multimedia
          41. Synchronize
          42. System
          43. System Information
          44. Taskbar
          45. Task Manager
          46. Users and Passwords
          47. Utility Manager
          48. Windows Explorer
          49. Windows Update
          50. Wireless Link
      5. 7. Commands
        1. Alphabetical List of Commands
        2. General Commands
          1. at
          2. attrib
          3. cacls
          4. chkdsk
          5. chkntfs
          6. cipher
          7. cmd
          8. convert
          9. diskperf
          10. mountvol
          11. popd
          12. pushd
          13. recover
          14. runas
          15. start
        3. Net Commands
          1. net
          2. net accounts
          3. net computer
          4. net config
          5. net config server
          6. net config workstation
          7. net continue
          8. net file
          9. net group
          10. net help
          11. net helpmsg
          12. net localgroup
          13. net name
          14. net pause
          15. net print
          16. net send
          17. net session
          18. net share
          19. net start
          20. net statistics
          21. net stop
          22. net time
          23. net use
          24. net user
          25. net view
        4. Netshell Commands
          1. netsh
          2. Global Context
          3. aaaa Context
          4. dhcp Context
          5. interface Context
          6. RAS Context
          7. router Context
          8. WINS Context
        5. TCP/IP Commands
          1. arp
          2. finger
          3. ftp
          4. hostname
          5. ipconfig
          6. lpq
          7. lpr
          8. nbtstat
          9. netstat
          10. nslookup
          11. pathping
          12. ping
          13. rcp
          14. rexec
          15. route
          16. rsh
          17. telnet
          18. tftp
          19. tracert
        6. Miscellaneous Utilities
          1. csvde
          2. dfscmd
          3. ldifde
    4. Index
    5. Colophon