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Windows Server 2003 in a Nutshell

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So you've decided to adopt Windows Server 2003? Whether you're migrating from Windows 2000 or directly from Windows NT, Windows Server 2003 in a Nutshell is packed with the detailed information that you will need as you administer this OS. To-the-point chapters on migration highlight important new features such as enhancements to Active Directory, shadow volume copies, and Windows Update. Even better for experienced NT and 2000 admins are details about where Microsoft put familiar options, helping you quickly get oriented to the new platform. Those of you familiar with NT or Windows 2000 are well beyond the tutorial stage. Windows Server 2003 in a Nutshell delivers a no-fluff guide with two alphabetical references, one for the GUI and one for the command-line. The Task Map chapter lets you find look up a task (such as "troubleshooting startup issues") to find appropriate topics in the references. Once you know where you're going, the book offers numerous step-by-step procedures in highly condensed form. This quick lookup reference is ideal for administration and deployment, as well as deeper issues such as planning, configuring, and troubleshooting. The GUI chapter is organized by topic according to major themes of Windows Server 2003 administration, providing one-stop shopping for busy admins. For example, if you want to find out about Active Directory and how to manage it, you'd begin by turning to Active Directory. Each topic begins with a description of basic concepts, followed by a description of tools (such as Microsoft Management Console snap-ins) used to administer the feature, instructions on how to perform common or important administrative tasks, and notes detailing subtle points and potential gotchas. Windows Server 2003 offers greatly enhanced command-line administration, and the command reference prominently highlights the many new commands in this release. Dozens of new commands and scripts have been added for administration of Active Directory, disks, event logs, Group Policy, IIS, network diagnostics, the pagefile, printers, processes, shared folders, and the Registry. The result is a Windows operating system platform that now rivals Unix in its ability to support command-line and scripted administration. Microsoft has introduced the right server for a world now dominated by highly distributed systems and web-based server applications, and O'Reilly has written a book that will earn a prominent place on administrators' desk tops.

Table of Contents

  1. Windows Server 2003 in a Nutshell
    1. Preface
      1. Who This Book Is for
      2. How to Use This Book
        1. Part I: Transitioning
        2. Part II: Alphabetical Reference
        3. Part III: Resources
      3. What’s New in This Edition
      4. Conventions Used in This Book
      5. Comments and Questions
      6. Acknowledgments
      7. Disclaimer
    2. I. Transitioning
      1. 1. NT → 2003
        1. New Tools, Old Tasks
        2. Tips for Transitioning
          1. Account Policy
          2. Activation
          3. Active Directory
          4. Administration Tools Pack
          5. Administrative Tools
          6. Audit Policy
          7. Browsing the Web
          8. Computer Names
          9. Delegation
          10. Desktop Stuff
          11. DHCP and APIPA
          12. Disks and Disk Quotas
          13. DNS and NetBIOS
          14. Domains and Domain Controllers
          15. Dual-Boot
          16. Emergency Repair Disk
          17. Event Logs
          18. Hardware
          19. Installing and Upgrading
          20. IntelliMirror
          21. Permissions
          22. Printers
          23. Remote Access
          24. Rights
          25. Scheduling Tasks
          26. Secondary Logon
          27. Sending Console Messages
          28. Shared Folders
          29. Sites
          30. System Policy
          31. Terminal Services
          32. Trusts
          33. Users and Groups
          34. XP Professional
      2. 2. 2000 → 2003
        1. What Changed?
          1. Where Are the Icons?
          2. Display Properties
          3. System Properties
          4. Network Connections
          5. Start Menu
          6. Administrative Tools
          7. Control Panel
          8. Browse the Web
        2. New Features and Enhancements
          1. Activation
          2. Stay Current
          3. Manage Your Server
          4. Administration Tools Pack
          5. Convenience Consoles
          6. Help and Support
          7. Remote Desktop
          8. Enhancements to Tools
          9. Enhancements to Active Directory
          10. Enhancements to Command-Line Administration
          11. Other Major Enhancements
          12. Minor Enhancements
    3. II. Alphabetical Reference
      1. 3. Task Map
        1. Understanding the Entries
        2. Alphabetical List of Tasks
          1. Account Lockout Policy
          2. Active Directory
          3. Administrative Shares
          4. Administrative Templates
          5. Administrative Tools
          6. Advanced Options Menu
          7. APIPA
          8. Auditing
          9. Automated System Recovery (ASR)
          10. Automatic Updates
          11. Backups
          12. Boot Logging
          13. Boot Menu
          14. Clock
          15. Command Prompt
          16. Computers
          17. Connections
          18. Convenience Consoles
          19. Delegation
          20. Devices
          21. Device Drivers
          22. DFS
          23. DHCP
          24. Direct Computer Connection
          25. Directory Services Restore Mode
          26. Disks
          27. Disk Quotas
          28. DNS
          29. Domains
          30. Domain Controllers
          31. Domain Controller Security Policy
          32. Domain Security Policy
          33. EFS
          34. Error Reporting
          35. Event Logs
          36. File System
          37. Folder Redirection
          38. Forests
          39. FSMO Roles
          40. Global Catalog
          41. Groups
          42. Group Policy
          43. Hardware Compatibility
          44. Hardware Profiles
          45. Hardware Requirements
          46. Hibernation Mode
          47. Kerberos Policy
          48. Installation
          49. Internet Connection Firewall (ICF)
          50. Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)
          51. Internet Explorer
          52. Last Known Good Configuration
          53. Licensing
          54. Local Security Policy
          55. Logon/Logoff Scripts
          56. Logon
          57. MMC
          58. Network Bridge
          59. NTFS
          60. Objects
          61. Offline Files
          62. OUs
          63. Passwords
          64. Power Options
          65. Permissions
          66. Printers
          67. Processes
          68. Program Compatibility Mode
          69. RAID
          70. Recovery Console
          71. Registry
          72. Remote Assistance
          73. Remote Desktop
          74. Remote Desktop Connection
          75. Remote Desktop Web Connection
          76. Rights
          77. Roles
          78. RRAS
          79. Safe Mode
          80. Saved Queries
          81. Secondary Logon
          82. Security Configuration and Analysis
          83. Services
          84. Shadow Copies
          85. Shared Folders
          86. Shutdown
          87. Sites
          88. Software Installation
          89. Special Identities
          90. Standby Mode
          91. Startup
          92. Startup/Shutdown Scripts
          93. System Information
          94. System Restore
          95. Tasks
          96. TCP/IP
          97. Trusts
          98. Upgrading
          99. Users
          100. User Profiles
          101. VPN
          102. Windows Product Activation
          103. WINS
      2. 4. GUI Reference
        1. Read This First!
        2. Concepts, Tools, Tasks, and Notes
        3. Everyday Administration
        4. Help Finding Things
        5. Gestalt Menus
        6. Topics Covered
        7. Alphabetical List of Topics
          1. Active Directory—Concepts
          2. Active Directory—Tools
          3. Active Directory—Tasks
          4. Active Directory—Notes
          5. Administrative Tools—Concepts
          6. Administrative Tools—Tasks
          7. Administrative Tools—Notes
          8. Advanced Options Menu—Concepts
          9. Advanced Options Menu—Tasks
          10. Auditing—Concepts
          11. Auditing—Tasks
          12. Auditing—Notes
          13. Automatic Updates—Concepts
          14. Automatic Updates—Tasks
          15. Automatic Updates—Notes
          16. Backup—Concepts
          17. Backup—Tasks
          18. Backup—Notes
          19. Connections—Concepts
          20. Connections—Tools
          21. Connections—Tasks
          22. Connections—Notes
          23. Delegation—Concepts
          24. Delegation—Tasks
          25. Delegation—Notes
          26. Devices—Concepts
          27. Devices—Tools
          28. Devices—Tasks
          29. Devices—Notes
          30. DFS—Concepts
          31. DFS—Tasks
          32. DFS—Notes
          33. DHCP—Concepts
          34. DHCP—Tasks
          35. DHCP—Notes
          36. Disks—Concepts
          37. Disks—Tools
          38. Disks—Tasks
          39. Disks—Notes
          40. DNS—Concepts
          41. DNS—Tasks
          42. DNS—Notes
          43. Domain—Concepts
          44. Domain—Tools
          45. Domain—Tasks
          46. Domain—Notes
          47. Domain Controller—Concepts
          48. Domain Controller—Tasks
          49. Domain Controller—Notes
          50. Event Logs—Concepts
          51. Event Logs—Tools
          52. Event Logs—Tasks
          53. Event Logs—Notes
          54. Files and Folders—Concepts
          55. Files and Folders—Tools
          56. Files and Folders—Tasks
          57. Files and Folders—Notes
          58. Forest—Concepts
          59. Forest—Tasks
          60. Groups—Concepts
          61. Groups—Tasks
          62. Groups—Notes
          63. Group Policy—Concepts
          64. Group Policy—Tools
          65. Group Policy—Tasks
          66. Group Policy—Notes
          67. Installation—Concepts
          68. Installation—Tasks
          69. Installation—Notes
          70. Logon—Concepts
          71. Logon—Tasks
          72. Logon—Notes
          73. Microsoft Management Console—Concepts
          74. Microsoft Management Console—Tasks
          75. OU—Concepts
          76. OU—Tasks
          77. OU—Notes
          78. Permissions—Concepts
          79. Permissions—Tasks
          80. Permissions—Notes
          81. Printing—Concepts
          82. Printing—Tasks
          83. Printing—Notes
          84. Recovery Console—Concepts
          85. Recovery Console—Tasks
          86. Recovery Console—Notes
          87. Remote Desktop—Concepts
          88. Remote Desktop—Tasks
          89. Remote Desktop—Notes
          90. Routing and Remote Access—Concepts
          91. Routing and Remote Access—Tools
          92. Routing and Remote Access—Tasks
          93. Routing and Remote Access—Notes
          94. Security Templates—Concepts
          95. Security Templates—Tools
          96. Security Templates—Tasks
          97. Security Templates—Notes
          98. Services—Concepts
          99. Services—Tasks
          100. Services—Notes
          101. Shared Folders—Concepts
          102. Shared Folders—Tools
          103. Shared Folders—Tasks
          104. Shared Folders—Notes
          105. Site—Concepts
          106. Site—Tools
          107. Site—Tasks
          108. Site—Notes
          109. Tasks—Concepts
          110. Tasks—Tools
          111. Tasks—Tasks
          112. Tasks—Notes
          113. TCP/IP—Concepts
          114. TCP/IP—Tasks
          115. TCP/IP—Notes
          116. Trusts—Concepts
          117. Trusts—Tasks
          118. Trusts—Notes
          119. Users—Concepts
          120. Users—Tools
          121. Users—Tasks
          122. Users—Notes
          123. WINS—Concepts
          124. WINS—Tools
          125. WINS—Tasks
          126. WINS—Notes
      3. 5. Command Reference
        1. Read This First!
          1. sample_command
        2. If a Command Won’t Run
        3. Alphabetical List of Commands
          1. adprep
          2. arp
          3. assoc
          4. at
          5. attrib
          6. bootcfg
          7. bootcfg /addsw
          8. bootcfg /copy
          9. bootcfg /dbg1394
          10. bootcfg /debug
          11. bootcfg /default
          12. bootcfg /delete
          13. bootcfg /ems
          14. bootcfg /query
          15. bootcfg raw
          16. bootcfg /rmsw
          17. bootcfg /timeout
          18. cacls
          19. chkdsk
          20. chkntfs
          21. cipher
          22. clip
          23. cmd
          24. cmdkey
          25. convert
          26. csvde
          27. date
          28. dcgpofix
          29. defrag
          30. dfscmd
          31. diskpart
          32. driverquery
          33. dsadd
          34. dsget
          35. dsmod
          36. dsmove
          37. dsquery
          38. dsrm
          39. eventquery
          40. expand
          41. finger
          42. format
          43. freedisk
          44. ftp
          45. ftype
          46. getmac
          47. gpresult
          48. gpupdate
          49. hostname
          50. ipconfig
          51. label
          52. ldifde
          53. lpq
          54. lpr
          55. mode
          56. mountvol
          57. nbtstat
          58. net
          59. net accounts
          60. net computer
          61. net config
          62. net config server
          63. net config workstation
          64. net continue
          65. net file
          66. net group
          67. net help
          68. net helpmsg
          69. net localgroup
          70. net name
          71. net pause
          72. net print
          73. net send
          74. net session
          75. net share
          76. net start
          77. net statistics
          78. net stop
          79. net time
          80. net use
          81. net user
          82. net view
          83. netsh
          84. netsh/Global Context
          85. netsh/AAAA context
          86. netsh/DHCP Context
          87. netsh/Interface Context
          88. netsh/RAS Context
          89. netsh/Routing Context
          90. netsh/WINS Context
          91. netstat
          92. nslookup
          93. openfiles
          94. pathping
          95. ping
          96. popd
          97. prncnfg
          98. prndrvr
          99. prnjobs
          100. prnmngr
          101. prnqctl
          102. pushd
          103. rcp
          104. recover
          105. rexec
          106. route
          107. rsh
          108. runas
          109. schtasks
          110. set
          111. setx
          112. shutdown
          113. start
          114. systeminfo
          115. takeown
          116. taskkill
          117. tasklist
          118. telnet
          119. tftp
          120. time
          121. tracert
          122. ver
    4. III. Resources
      1. A. Appendix: Useful Sites
      2. Acronyms
    5. Index
    6. Colophon