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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