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Windows 2000 Professional

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Windows 2000 Professional explores the power available to the Windows workstation user on the corporate network and internet and is aimed directly at the power user who values the security, stability and networking capabilities of NT alongside the ease and familiarity of the Windows 9X user interface. This book covers both user and administration topics, with a dose of networking content added for connectivity. It also covers upgrading from Windows 9X and Windows NT 4, working with the enhanced Windows 2000 interface, setting up Internet connections, configuring network security, working remotely, "Internetworking" with Windows 2000 Server, Windows 9X, Linux, Novell, and MacIntosh. Also, includes extensive coverage of networking (including Virtual Private Networks) customizing the Windows interface and working with the Windows 2000 Registry.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
    1. Dedication
  2. About the Author
  3. About the Technical Reviewers
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. Tell Us What You Think
  6. Introduction
    1. Name Changes
    2. Organization and Content
    3. Features and Conventions
      1. Keyboard Conventions
      2. Mouse Conventions
      3. Typeface Conventions
      4. Special Directories
      5. Registry Keys
  7. I. Introducing Windows 2000 Professional
    1. 1. Installing Windows
      1. Requirements
        1. Software
        2. Hardware
        3. Network
      2. Setup Preparation
        1. Record Configuration
        2. Gather Network Settings
        3. Back Up Important Files
        4. Choose an Install Type
        5. Repartition the Disk
        6. Choose a File System
      3. Upgrading to Windows 2000 Professional
      4. Installing on a Fresh Disk (Wipe-and-Load)
        1. Setup Startup Disks
        2. Bootable MS-DOS Disk
        3. Winnt.exe
      5. Dual-booting Windows 2000 Professional
        1. Dual-boot Caveats
        2. Configuring Dual-boot
      6. Automating Installation
        1. Setup Manager
        2. Disk Image Replication
    2. 2. Troubleshooting Setup
      1. Windows Installation
        1. Using the SafeMode Option
        2. Debugging the Setup Process
        3. Uninstalling Windows 2000
      2. Dual-Boot Configuration
      3. Starting Windows
        1. Safe Mode
        2. Recovery Console
        3. Options in Boot.ini
  8. II. Using Windows 2000 Professional
    1. 3. Configuring Hardware
      1. Maintenance
        1. Installing
        2. Removing
        3. Unplugging
      2. BIOS Compatibility
        1. Checking the Lists
        2. Upgrading BIOSes
      3. Driver Compatibility
      4. Troubleshooting
    2. 4. Personalizing Windows
      1. Windows Explorer
      2. Files and Folders
        1. Common Dialog Boxes
        2. History Lists
        3. AutoComplete
        4. Open With Menu
      3. Special Folders
        1. My Documents
        2. My Pictures
        3. My Network Places
      4. Integrated Searching
      5. Guidance for Users
        1. Help
        2. Error Messages
    3. 5. Installing and Using Applications
      1. Typical Failures
        1. Upgrade Reports
        2. Upgrade Packs
        3. Logo Compliance
      2. Stability Improvements
        1. Application Isolation
        2. Side-by-Side DLLs
        3. Windows File Protection
      3. Installing Applications
        1. Best Install Locations
        2. Dual-Boot Configurations
        3. Rights and Permissions
    4. 6. Using Printers and Fonts
      1. Installing Printers
        1. Local Printers
        2. Network Printers
        3. Internet Printers
      2. Managing Printers
        1. Printer Queues
        2. Printer Preferences
        3. Printing Documents
      3. Managing Fonts
        1. Installation
        2. Font Previews
    5. 7. Managing Disks and Files
      1. Defragmenting Disks
        1. Paging File
        2. Full Disks
      2. Checking Disks for Errors
      3. Compressing Disks and Files
      4. Recovering Wasted Space
      5. Managing Disks and Volumes
        1. File Systems
        2. Mount Points
      6. Backing Up Files
        1. Files and Folders
        2. Emergency Repair Disks
        3. System State
    6. 8. Managing the Computer
      1. Viewing Events
        1. Filtering and Searching
        2. Organizing Event Logs
      2. Examining the System
      3. Scheduling Tasks
        1. Scheduling Backups
        2. Using the AT Command
      4. Synchronizing Time
      5. Managing Services
      6. Managing User Profiles
        1. Copying User Profiles
        2. Changing Profile Types
      7. Customizing Consoles
      8. Measuring Performance
        1. System Monitor
        2. Performance Logs and Alerts
    7. 9. Using Multiple Languages
      1. Character Encoding
        1. Code Pages
        2. Unicode 2.1
      2. Installing Language Groups
      3. Changing the Default System Locale
      4. Setting Regional Preferences
      5. Editing Multilingual Documents
        1. Creating Input Locales
        2. Editing Documents
      6. Core Program Code
        1. National Language Support
        2. Multilanguage Support
        3. Localizable Resources
      7. Language Editions
        1. Localized Editions
        2. Multilanguage Edition
    8. 10. Making Computers Accessible
      1. Accessibility Issues
      2. Emergency Hotkeys in a Pinch
      3. Taking the Accessibility Exam
        1. Visual Impairments
        2. Hearing Impairments
        3. Physical Impairments
        4. Administration
      4. Features for Visual Impairments
        1. High Contrast
        2. Screen Narration
        3. Screen Magnifier
      5. Features for Hearing Impairments
      6. Features for Physical Impairments
        1. Key Combinations
        2. Shaky Typists
        3. Mouse Troubles
        4. Keyboard Status
        5. On-Screen Keyboard
      7. Using the Status Indicator
      8. Administering Accessibility Features
      9. Managing Accessibility Utilities
      10. Help for Browsing the Web
        1. Configuring Accessibility
        2. Changing Fonts and Colors
        3. Setting Advanced Options
  9. III. Networking Windows 2000 Professional
    1. 11. Securing Your Computer
      1. Managing Users and Groups
        1. The Easy Way
        2. The Hard Way
      2. Logging On as Another User
      3. Preventing Access While Away
        1. Password-Protecting Screen Savers
        2. Logging Off the Computer
      4. Setting Object Permissions
        1. Assigning Object Ownership
      5. Auditing Access to Objects
        1. Set the Audit Policy
        2. Audit a File or Folder
        3. View the Results
      6. Encrypting Files and Folders
    2. 12. Networking Your Computer
      1. Installing Network Adapters
      2. Configuring Network Connections
      3. Changing Network Identification
      4. Logging on to Networks
      5. Sharing Resources on Networks
      6. Creating Dial-Up Connections
        1. Private Network
        2. Internet Connections
        3. Virtual Private Network
        4. Incoming Connections
        5. Direct Connections
      7. Securing Connections
      8. Creating Peer-to-Peer Networks
    3. 13. Using Mobile Computers
      1. Taking Files with You
        1. Disconnecting
        2. Synchronizing
      2. Using Briefcase
      3. Securing Mobile Computers
      4. Understanding Hardware Profiles
      5. Creating Dial-Up Connections
      6. Configuring Modem Options
      7. Troubleshooting Power Management
    4. 14. Connecting to the Internet
      1. Creating Connections
        1. Dial-up Settings
        2. Network Settings
      2. Using Cable Modems
      3. Sharing Connections
  10. IV. Appendixes
    1. A. Glossary
    2. B. Quick Start for Windows 98 Users
      1. New Concepts
        1. Security
        2. User Profiles
        3. File Systems
        4. Hardware
      2. Professional Upgrade
        1. Preparation
        2. Step-by-Step
        3. First Logon
      3. Common Tasks
        1. Administration
        2. Communications
        3. Disk Management
        4. Files and Folders
        5. Hardware
        6. MS-DOS Prompt
        7. Networking
    3. C. Quick Start for Windows NT 4.0 Users
      1. Life Gets Better
      2. Professional Upgrade
        1. Preparation
        2. Step-by-Step
      3. Common Tasks
        1. Administration
        2. Communications
        3. Consoles
        4. Disk Management
        5. Files and Folders
        6. Hardware
        7. Networking
    4. D. Frequently Asked Questions
      1. General Questions
      2. Installation Questions
      3. Hardware Questions
      4. Applications Questions
      5. Networking Questions
      6. Administration Questions
      7. User Interface