Configuring Windows 2000 without Active Directory

Configuring Windows 2000 without Active Directory

1st Edition - September 4, 2001

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  • Author: Syngress
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080476728

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Eliminate the hassles of Active Directory - install Windows 2000 without it! Windows 2000 is undoubtedly a great product. In one year after its release, Microsoft have sold have sold 10 million licenses. System administrators are praising its impressive abilities to coordinate Internet, intranet, extranets, and management applications creating a complete technical infrastructure. However, there has been a noticeable amount of organizations that are avoiding one of the most talked about features of Windows 2000 - Active Directory. The industry buzz is that Active Directory (although a great product) is a burden to implement and install and is not compatible with non Windows products like Solaris, NetWare and Linux. Configuring Windows 2000 WITHOUT Active Directory is a complete guide to installation and configuration of Windows 2000 (without Active Directory) for system administrators and network consultants. This book details not only the new features and functions of Windows 2000 but also how to integrate several features with existing Windows NT4 domains. The book does not cover the Active Directory function of Windows 2000.

Key Features

  • There is nothing like this book available, yet every Windows 2000 mail list, magazine and online forum shouts for his sort of coverage!

Table of Contents

  • Foreword

    Chapter 1 Why Not Active Directory?


    Why Use Windows 2000 without

    Active Directory?

    The Purpose of This Book

    Who Should Read This Book

    What This Book Will Cover

    What This Book Won’t Cover

    Active Directory Integration

    Migrating Networks

    Fractional Networks

    External Networks

    Walkthrough: Managing User Accounts and Securing the Local Administrator Account


    Solutions Fast Track

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Chapter 2 Workstations


    Using Local Group Policy

    Group Policy Objects

    Locating Local Group Policy

    Configuring Local Group Policy

    Useful Group Policy Objects

    Deploying Local Group Policy Objects

    Security Configuration Using Templates

    Security Templates

    Viewing and Modifying Templates

    Security Configuration and Analysis

    Deploying Security Templates Automatically with Secedit

    Improvements in System Reliability

    Device Driver Signing

    Windows File Protection and System File Checker

    Service Pack Application

    Improvements in Usability

    Desktop Changes 108

    Hardware Support

    Wizards and Help

    Walkthrough: Configuring Local Group Policy


    Solutions Fast Track

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Chapter 3 Laptops


    Integrating Mobile Computing with the Corporate Network

    Switching between Working Environments

    Securing Data Outside the Company Environment

    Encrypting Folders and Files

    Remote Access Security

    Mobile Maintenance and Troubleshooting

    Safe Mode and the Recovery Console

    Task Scheduler

    Task Manager

    Walkthrough: Using Offline Files


    Solutions Fast Track

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Chapter 4 File and Print Services


    Sharing Data: Storing and Retrieving

    Distributed File System (DFS)

    Volume Mount Points

    Indexing Service

    Sharing Printers: Installing and Managing

    Standard TCP/IP Port Monitor

    IP Printing

    Better Monitoring

    User Options

    Managing Servers

    Disk Management

    Data Management


    Walkthrough: Setting an Audit Policy


    Solutions Fast Track

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Chapter 5 Terminal Services


    Why Use Windows 2000 Terminal Services?

    Fast Connections Over Low Bandwidths

    Remote Administration

    Tighter Security

    Shadowing Users

    Seamless Integration Between PC and Server

    Preinstallation Considerations


    Upgrading from

    Unattended Installations

    Application Suitability

    Capacity and Scaling


    Configuring and Managing Windows 2000 Terminal Services

    Configuring Clients to Use Terminal Services

    Terminal Services Client

    Terminal Services Advanced Client

    Walkthrough: Remotely Administering a Windows 2000 Server With Terminal Services


    Solutions Fast Track

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Chapter 6 Networking Services


    Name Resolution with DNS

    Do You Need to Run DNS?

    Advantages of Microsoft’s Windows 2000 DNS

    Integrating Microsoft DNS and UNIX DNS

    DHCP for Central Configuration and Control of Addresses

    TCP/IP Configuration Options


    Name Resolution with WINS

    Improved WINS Manager

    Data Integrity 381

    High Performance

    High Availability with Network Load Balancing (NLB)

    Network Load Balancing Components

    Addresses and Priorities

    Configuring Network Load Balancing

    Monitoring and Administering Network Load Balancing

    Walkthrough: Configuring DNS Primary and Secondary Zones


    Solutions Fast Track

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Chapter 7 Internet Services


    Installing IIS5

    Improvements in Reliability

    Application Protection


    Backup/Restore Configuration

    FTP Restart

    Improvements in Administration and Management

    Wizards and Tools

    Improved Logging for Process Accounting

    Improved Remote Administration

    Web Site Operators

    Improvements in Security

    Windows Integrated



    Improvements in Performance

    HTTP Compression

    ASP Improvements

    Bandwidth Throttling

    Process Throttling

    Socket Pooling

    Document Collaboration with WebDAV

    Using WebDAV

    Certificate Services

    Certificate Authorities and Roles

    Installing and Configuring a Standalone CA

    Server Certificates

    How Users Request and Manage Certificates

    Using Secure Communication (SSL) on the Web Server

    Walkthrough: Configuring Multiple Web Sites on a Single Web Server


    Solutions Fast Track

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Chapter 8 Secure Communication


    IPSec Planning—Working Out What You Want to Secure and How

    Password Based

    Certificate Based

    IP Security Utilities—For Configuring and Monitoring Secure Communication

    Using IP Security Policies on Local Machines

    Using IP Security Monitor

    Using the IPSec Policy Agent Service

    Using TCP/IP | Advanced | Options

    Using Certificates Snap-In

    Using the Security Log

    Using the NetDiag Support Tool

    IPSec Built-in Policies—For Minimal Administrator Configuration

    Client (Respond Only)

    Server (Request Security)

    Secure Server (Require Security)

    IPSec Policy Components

    IP Filter Rules and Lists

    IP Filter Actions

    Other IP Rule Components—

    IP Security Protocols and Algorithms

    Data Authentication Algorithms

    Data Encryption Algorithms

    Key Exchange and Management

    Security Associations

    Walkthrough 8.1: Setting and Testing Custom IPSec Policies

    Walkthrough 8.2: Using IPSec to Protect a Web Server


    Solutions Fast Track

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Chapter 9 Remote Access


    Using and Configuring Remote Access Policies

    Remote Access Administration Models

    Remote Access Policy Components

    Configuring Windows 2000 Routing and Remote Access

    Configuring General Server Properties

    Configuring Security Server Properties

    Configuring IP Server Properties

    Configuring IPX Server Properties

    Configuring NetBEUI Server Properties

    Configuring PPP Server Properties

    Configuring Event Logging Server Properties

    Configuring Dialup and VPN Connections

    Configuring L2TP VPN Connections

    Using and Configuring Internet Authentication Service (IAS)

    Configuring RRAS and IAS

    Configuring Remote Clients with the Connection Manager Administration Kit

    Manually Defining Connections

    Using the Connection Manager Administration Kit

    How Users Install and Use Connection Manager

    Walkthrough: Configuring Remote Access Policies


    Solutions Fast Track

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Chapter 10 Internet Connectivity


    Using and Configuring Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)

    ICS Settings

    Using and Configuring RRAS Network Address Translation (NAT)

    Installing NAT

    Configuring NAT

    Monitoring NAT

    Controlling Connections

    Using and Configuring Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server

    Security Features

    Caching Features

    Additional Features

    ISA Clients

    Upgrading Issues

    Walkthrough: Configuring NAT to Publish a Web Server


    Solutions Fast Track

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Appendix The Windows 2000 Microsoft Management Console


    MMC Basics

    Saving Configuration Changes

    Exporting Information from MMC Snap-Ins

    Adding Servers

    Remote Administration

    Command Line

    Configuring and Creating Your Own MMCs

    Using Favorites in MMCs

    Saving Custom MMCs

    Changing the Custom MMC View

    Advanced MMC Configuration: Using Taskpads

    The New Taskpad View Wizard

    Adding Taskpad Views and Non-Snap-In Commands

    Further Customization and Development with MMCs

    Distributing MMCs



Product details

  • No. of pages: 608
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Syngress 2001
  • Published: September 4, 2001
  • Imprint: Syngress
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080476728

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