Mission Critical Windows 2000 Server Administration

1st Edition

Authors: Syngress
Paperback ISBN: 9781928994169
eBook ISBN: 9780080479484
Imprint: Syngress
Published Date: 27th September 2000
Page Count: 560
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Announcing the "Mission Critical" series from Syngress Media - providing crucial coverage of the topics necessary for IT professionals to perform and succeed on the job. Mission Critical Windows 2000 Server Administration cuts to the chase and provides system administrators with the most important features of the operating system. There's no "hand-holding", no basic definitions of functions, no step-by-step guidelines - just high-level coverage of the critical components of Windows 2000 that system administrators must know.

Key Features

  • Hot topic - since the launch of Windows 2000 in February - there is an increased demand for a high-level book
  • Comes with free membership to Solutions@Syngress.com, which provides readers with regular updates, articles, white papers, and bug alerts
  • Offers high-level coverage of the following topics: Active Directory, remote installation and deployment, security, network services, Microsoft Management Console and administration

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Windows 2000 Server Introduction What's New in Windows 2000 Server? Why Should I Use the Active Directory? Change and Configuration Management Windows 2000 Security Windows 2000 Network Services Managing and Supporting Windows 2000 Server What's Not New in Windows 2000 Server? Core Architecture Application Support User Interface Client Support Windows 2000 Challenges Summary FAQs Chapter 2: Active Directory—The Heart of Windows 2000 Server Introduction Mission-Critical Active Directory Concepts Where Active Directory Fits in the Overall Windows 2000 Architecture Active Directory Concepts Developing a Naming Strategy Active Directory's Integration with DNS Naming Conventions Virtual Containers Designing Active Directory Domains Forest Plan Domain Plan Including DNS Strategy Organizational Unit Strategy Organizational Unit Structure Site Topology Summary FAQs Chapter 3: Migrating to Windows 2000 Server Introduction Server Migration Strategies Primary Domain Controllers (PDCs) Backup Domain Controllers (BDCs) Member Servers Upgrading with the Windows 2000 Setup Wizard Installing Active Directory Services Interim Mixed Domains Mixed Mode Native Mode Migrating Components Using Organizational Units (OUs) to Create a Hierarchical Structure User Accounts Machine Accounts Nested Groups Global Groups Delegating Administrative Authority Insert into the Replication Topology Migrating from Novell Directory Services Upgrade Clients to Windows 2000 Professiona


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