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Platinum Edition Using® Microsoft® Windows® XP by Brian Knittel, Robert Cowart

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Windows XP Professional on the Corporate Network

Windows XP Professional, because it's designed as a replacement for Windows 2000 Professional, is designed to work well on corporate networks. Thus, it contains all the network and security features of Windows 2000 Professional, including

  • Support for IP Security (IPSec) to protect data being transmitted across VPNs

  • Kerberos v5 support for authentication

  • Group Policy settings for administering networks and users

  • Offline viewing of network data when not connected to the network

  • Synchronization of local and network files

  • Remote access configuration wizard

  • Microsoft and Novell NetWare network clients

  • Support for Active Directory (Microsoft's directory service feature which helps to manage users and resources ...

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