Windows 2000 Registry

Windows 2000 Registry

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-- Detailed tuning, troubleshooting, and management solutions for administrators and power users.-- Task-oriented focus! Organized around the Registry problems IT professionals actually encounter.-- Includes detailed techniques for securing the Registry and user desktops.The Windows 2000 Registry is the central repository for nearly all of Windows 2000's key settings: mastering it is essential for anyone who must troubleshoot, optimize, or manage Windows 2000 desktops and servers. Now, there's a complete, hands-on Windows 2000 registry guide organized around the specific problems and solutions Windows professionals actually encounter. Start by understanding what the Windows 2000 registry does, how it is organized, how it varies amongst Windows 2000 versions; and how it has changed since Windows NT 4. Learn how to create, delete, and change registry entries; when to use REGEDIT and when to use REGEDT32; and how to avoid damaging your system while editing the registry. Discover proven techniques for preventing registry disasters -- and for diagnosing and repairing them, even when they cause Windows 2000 to fail completely. Next, learn every key Registry-related system maintenance skill, including managing system configurations and the user interface; hardware profiles; memory and other system performance settings, and more. Discover how to secure the Registry from unauthorized changes, and how to use the Registry to secure workstations and servers. Understand how the Registry and system policies work together in Windows 2000. Learn how to manage key aspects of a Windows 2000 network through the Registry. Finally, understand key Registry entries set by Office 2000, IE5, InternetInformation Server, Netscape, and other leading applications.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 478 pages
  • 177.5 x 235 x 32.3mm | 990.31g
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • w. figs.
  • 0130300640
  • 9780130300645

Table of contents

Preface. I. INTRODUCING THE REGISTRY. 1. Introducing the Registry. The Registry Defined. The Use of the Registry. The Benefits of the Registry. The Look of the Registry. The Risk of the Registry. The Roots of the Registry. The Registry Structure. Reviewing the Major Registry Sections. Understanding Registry Data Types.2. Using the Editors to Inspect and Modify the Registry. Choosing between REGEDIT and REGEDT32. Registry Editor Basics. Making Bulk Changes to the Registry. Working with Registry Data in Text Files.3. Putting Security In and Around the Registry. The Need for Registry Security. Using Windows 2000 Security Tools. Security Templates. Registry Security Solutions.4. Diagnosing, Repairing, and Preventing Windows 2000 Disasters. What to Do When Windows 2000 Won't Start Normally. Using Advanced Startup Options. Using the Recovery Console. Using the Emergency Repair Process. Preparing for Disasters.5. Using the REG Utility. Using REG at the Command Line. REG Command Operations.II. DESKTOP MAINTENANCE VIA THE REGISTRY. 6. System and Startup Settings. When Windows 2000 Boots. Configuring Startup Options. Configuring Script Options. Managing Drive Sharing at Startup. Working with User Accounts. Configuring System Options. Configuring Troubleshooting Options. Creating Multiple Pagefiles. Checking the Registry Hive List. Configuring Shutdown Options. Managing Problem Applications at Shutdown. Configuring Windows 2000 for a Crash. Checking the Software That Runs at Startup.7. Configuring Quality of Life Settings. Customizing the Start Menu. Working with Color. Changing Icons Associated with Document Types. Changing How the Windows 2000 Shell Looks and Works.8. Managing Desktop Configuration. Working with Environment Variables. Setting Video and Display Options. Managing Keyboard Settings. Viewing International Settings. Configuring the Windows File Checker. Configuring the Command Prompt Window. Configuring Windows 2000 Messages. Specifying the Location for User Profiles. Seeing Hotfixes. Configuring the Start Menu. Configuring the Control Panel. A Few More Configuration Items.9. Configuring Microsoft Office 2000. Common Office 2000 Registry Issues. Reviewing Word Entries. Reviewing Excel Entries. Reviewing Outlook Entries. Reviewing PowerPoint Entries.III. BEYOND THE BASICS. 10. Accessing the Registry from Code. Registry API Functions Overview. Registry API Data Types, Structures, and Constants.11. Network Tweaks in the Registry. Active Directory Management. Configuring Remote Access. Setting the Refresh Interval for Group Policy. Managing Network Printers. Managing TCP/IP Settings.12. Working with Group Policy. Understanding Group Policy. Managing Group Policy. Group Policy Under the Hood.13. Hardware Management. Reviewing Registry Hardware Support. Plug and Play in Windows 2000. Understanding the HKLM\Hardware Hive. Fixing Specific Hardware Problems.Appendix A: HKCU Entry Names and Keys. Appendix B: Class ID Reference. Appendix C: Object Reference. Index.
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About Paul J. Sanna

PAUL SANNA is a technical sales director with over 15 years of experience in the software industry. He currently spends most of his time helping customers integrate Windows NT as a platform for corporate intranets and reporting systems. He has worked with every version of Windows NT since the first beta of version 3.51 and is the author of books on Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, and Visual Basic.
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