Configuring Windows 2000 without Active Directory

1st Edition

Authors: 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

Foreword Chapter 1 Why Not Active Directory? Introduction 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 Summary Solutions Fast Track Frequently Asked Questions Chapter 2 Workstations Introduction 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 Summary Solutions Fast Track Frequently Asked Questions Chapter 3 Laptops Introduction 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 Summary Solutions Fast Track Frequently Asked Qu

Details

No. of pages:
608
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Syngress 2001
Published:
Imprint:
Syngress
eBook ISBN:
9780080476728
Paperback ISBN:
9781928994541

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