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Configuring Windows 2000 without Active Directory - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781928994541, 9780080476728

Configuring Windows 2000 without Active Directory

1st Edition

Author: Syngress
Paperback ISBN: 9781928994541
eBook ISBN: 9780080476728
Imprint: Syngress
Published Date: 4th September 2001
Page Count: 608
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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


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




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