Configuring Windows 2000 Server

Configuring Windows 2000 Server

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Configuring Windows 2000 Server is the first book to focus 100% on the nitty-gritty of getting Windows 2000 Server running right -- and keeping it that way. MCSE Curt Simmons offers "meat-and-potatoes" practical solutions for everything from installation to security, interoperability to optimization, and much more. Master Windows 2000 Server's new features, from plug-and-play support to the backup/restore wizards; then learn to configure Active Directory -- with real-world techniques for integrating Domain Name Services and using directory replication. Take control of Windows 2000 Server through the Microsoft Management Console and its key plug-in components; then secure your server with Kerberos, signed code, and other crucial security improvements. The book includes detailed chapters on using Windows 2000 Server IIS 5.0 to provide Web/Internet services; Windows 2000's enhanced print, application, and terminal services; integrating Windows 2000 Server with NetWare and UNIX/Linux networks, and much more.
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  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 175.26 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 680.39g
  • Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers Inc
  • New Jersey, United States
  • English
  • w. figs.
  • 0130858587
  • 9780130858580

Table of contents

1. Overview of New Features in Windows 2000 Server.

Management. Microsoft Management Console. The Active Directory. Application Installation Service. Group Policy Editor. Intellimirror. Web Based Enterprise Management. Windows Scripting Host. Application and Publishing Services. Web Application Services. Message Queuing Services. Transaction Services. Web Publishing Services. Indexing. Streaming Media. Networking. Dynamic Domain Name System. Network Address Translator. Asynchronous Transfer Mode and Fibre Channel. Windows Quality of Service. IP Telephony. Services for Macintosh. File System. NTFS Enhancements. Remote Storage Services and Removable Storage Manager. Enhanced Backup Utility. Print Services. Improved Scalability. Enterprise Memory Architecture. SMP Scalability and I20 Support. Job Object and Clustering. Security. Kerberos Authentication. Public Key Certificate Server. Smart Card. Security Configuration Editor. IP Security Protocol. Setup Tools. Summary.

2. Installing Windows 2000 Server.

Hardware Requirements for Windows 2000 Server. Getting Windows NT Server 4.0 Ready to Upgrade. Install Service Pack 4 or 5. Convert FAT Disks to NTFS. Install TCP/IP and Remove Unnecessary Protocols. Install and Implement DHCP. Install DNS. Review Hardware. Review Users and Groups. Installing Windows 2000 Server. About Domain Controllers. Performing the Windows 2000 Upgrade. Installing a Clean Copy of Windows 2000 Server. Summary.

3. A Tour around the Interface.

Desktop. Start Menu. My Briefcase. Internet Explorer. Recycle Bin. My Network Places. My Documents. My Computer. Control Panel. Accessories. Accessibility. Communications. System Tools. Other Features. Administrative Tools. Component Services. Computer Management. Configure Your Server. Data Sources. DHCP Manager. Distributed File System. DNS Management. Event Viewer. File Manager. Internet Services Manager. Licensing. Performance. Routing and Remote Access. Terminal Services Licensing. WINS. Active Directory Administrative Tools. Summary.

4. Configuring and Managing Hardware.

Understanding Plug and Play. Add/Remove Hardware Wizard. Device Manager. General Tab. Advanced Tab. Driver Property Sheet. Resources Property Sheet. Other Tabs. Using Control Panel. Fax. Game Controllers. Keyboard and Mouse. Phone and Modem Option. Printers. Scanners and Camera Properties. Hardware Profiles. Using System Information. Summary.

5. Disk Management.

File Systems. Dynamic and Basic Disks. Upgrading a Basic Disk to a Dynamic Disk. Managing Dynamic Volumes. Volume Properties. Configuring Simple Volumes. Configuring Spanned Volumes. Configuring and Managing Striped Volumes. Fault Tolerance Solutions. Creating Mirrored Volumes. Deleting a Mirrored Volume. Removing a Mirrored Volume. Breaking a Mirrored Volume. Repairing a Mirrored Volume. Creating RAID-5 Volumes. Deleting RAID-5 Volumes. Reactivating RAID-5 Volumes. Repairing RAID-5 Volumes. Disk Tools. Disk Cleanup. Disk Defragmenter. Error Checking. Maintenance Wizard. Summary.

6. Interface and System Settings.

Start Menu and TaskBar. Configuring Settings Using Control Panel. Accessibility Options. Display. Folder Options. Internet Options. Regional Options. Sounds and Multimedia. System. Summary.

7. The Registry and Backup Operations.

The Structure of the Registry. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE. HKEY_USERS. HKEY_CURRENT_USER. HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT. HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG. Using the Registry Editors. Using Regedt32. Using Regedit. Backup Options in Windows 2000 Server. Backup Types. Using Windows Backup. Summary.

8. Remote and Removable Storage.

Storage Concepts. Understanding Libraries. Understanding Media Pools. Understanding Media States. Setting Up and Using Remote Storage. Volume Management. Managing Media. Using Removable Storage. Configuring and Managing Libraries. Configuring Media Pools. Configuring and Managing Physical Media. Configuring Queued Work and Operator Requests. Configuring Removable Storage Security. Using Removable Storage Command Line. Summary.

9. Configuring the Active Directory.

Features of the Active Directory. Scalability. DNS Integration and Standard Naming. Extensibility. Security. Active Directory Organization. Domain. Organizational Units. Objects. Tree. Forest. Sites. Active Directory Design. Global Catalog. Schema. Namespace. Naming Conventions. Installing the Active Directory. Using the Active Directory Administrative Tools. Active Directory Users and Computers. Active Directory Domains and Trusts. Active Directory Sites and Services. Active Directory Schema. Summary.

10. Configuring Network Communication.

Installing Protocols in Windows 2000 Server. TCP/IP. TCP/IP Review. Configuring TCP/IP. Installing and Configuring TCP/IP Simple Services. NWLink. Using Other Protocols. NetBEUI. AppleTalk. DLC. Network Monitor Driver. Streams Environment. Adjusting Protocol Bindings. Quality of Service (QoS) Admission Control. Installing QoS. Installing the Packet Scheduler. Configuring QoS Policies. Summary.

11. Installing and Configuring DHCP.

How DHCP Works. Reviewing DHCP Terminology. Installing DHCP. Configuring the DHCP Server. DHCP Server Properties. Authorizing a DHCP Server. Creating Scopes and Superscopes. Configuring DHCP Options. The DHCP Database. Summary.

12. Configuring DNS.

Understanding DNS. DNS Zones. DNS in Windows 2000 Server. Installing DNS. Configuring DNS. Connecting to Another Computer. Removing a DNS Server. Creating a New Zone. Manually Updating a Server. Clearing the Cache. Configuring the DNS Server Properties. Configuring Zone Properties. Configuring Resource Records. Summary.

13. Configuring WINS.

How WINS Works. Using WINS in Windows 2000. Installing WINS. Configuring the WINS Server. Adding a WINS Server to the Console. WINS Properties. Server Status. Examining Server Statistics. WINS Server Properties. Using Server All Tasks Functions. Managing WINS Registrations. Managing Replication. Summary.

14. Configuring Routing and Remote Access.

Overview of Remote Access. Dial-up Connectivity. Virtual Private Networks. New Features of Remote Access. Overview of Routing. Installing Routing and Remote Access. Configuring Routing and Remote Access. Adding a Server. Server Properties. Routing Interfaces. Dial-in Clients. Ports. IP Routing. Remote Access Policies. Creating a New Remote Access Policy. Summary.

15. Connecting with Apple and Novell Systems.

Apple Macintosh Interoperability. Installing the Services for Macintosh. Macintosh User Accounts. Configuring AppleTalk. Creating and Managing Macintosh Accessible Volumes. Interoperability with Novell NetWare. Installing NWLink. Configuring NWLink. Installing GSNW. Configuring GSNW. Directory Service Migration Tool. Summary.

16. Overview of Windows 2000 Security Features.

New Security Features in Windows 2000. Authentication. Kerberos V5. Secure Socket Layer/Transport Layer Security (SSL/TLS). NT LAN Manager (NTLM). Active Directory Object-based Access Control. Encrypting File System. Encrypting or Decrypting a File or Folder. Configuring Recovery Agents. Security Policies. The Security Template Snap-in. Configuring the Policies. The Security Configuration and Analysis Snap-in. Certificates. Installing the Certificate Authority. Managing Certificates. Summary.

17. IP Security. IP Security Features.

IPSec Policy Agent. Tunneling with IPSec. Configuring IPSec. Creating an IP Security Policy. Creating New IPSec Policy Rules. Managing Filter Lists. Checking Policy Integrity. Restoring Default Policies. Importing or Exporting Policies. Summary.

18. Configuring User, Computer, and Group Accounts.

Understanding User and Computer Accounts in Windows 2000. User Accounts. Creating Domain User Accounts. Configuring Account Properties. Managing User Accounts. Configuring and Managing Computer Accounts. Configuring Computer Account Properties. Managing Computer Accounts. Understanding Groups. Types of Groups. Group Scopes. Understanding Built-in Groups. Configuring Groups. Creating a New Group. Configuring Group Properties. Summary.

19. Configuring Profiles and Policies.

Understanding User Profiles. Managing User Profiles. Setting Up a Roaming User Profile. Configuring a Custom Roaming User Profile. Making a Profile Mandatory. Understanding Group Policies. Understanding Group Policy Components. Group Policy Objects. Group Policy Structure. Configuring Group Policies. Working with Administrative Templates. Setting Policies Using Administrative Templates. Configuring Software Settings. Configuring Windows Settings. Configuring GPO General Properties. Summary.

20. Managing Shared Resources.

NTFS Permissions. Assigning NTFS Permissions. Advanced Access Permissions. Managing Shared Folders. Distributed File System. Configuring Dfs. Summary.

21. Additional Client Technologies.

Intellimirror. Remote Installation Services. Setting Up Remote Installation Services. Configuring General Remote Install Properties. Creating a Remote Client Boot Disk. Invoking a Network Service Boot. Creating a Remote Installation Preparation Image. Synchronization Manager. Setting Up Client Computers to use Offline Files. Making a File or Folder Available Offline. Setting Up Synchronization Manager. Indexing Service. Installing the Indexing Service. Configuring the Indexing Service. Creating a New Catalog. Performing Manual Catalog Scans. Checking Indexing Service Performance. Retrieving a List of Unindexed Documents. Preventing an NTFS Directory or Document from Being Indexed. Summary.

22.Printing. Printing Overview.

New Windows 2000 Print Features. Setting Up Printers. Printer Properties. Setting Up Client Computers. Printing to Macintosh and UNIX Servers. Summary.

23. Auditing. Auditing in Windows 2000.

Configuring Auditing. Auditing File and Folder Access. Auditing Access to Active Directory Objects. Auditing Printer Access. Configuring Logs. Summary.

24. Performance Monitor and Network Monitor.

Performance Monitor. Using Counters. Performance Monitor Properties. Performance Logs and Alerts. Network Monitor. Installing Network Monitor. Using Network Monitor. Summary.

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About Curt Simmons

Curt Simmons has been working closely with Windows 2000 Server since Beta 1. An author and technical trainer specializing in Microsoft operating systems, BackOffice products and Internet technologies, he has written nearly a dozen technical books and training manuals. Simmons is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) based in Dallas, TX.
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