Windows 2000 Server System Administration Handbook

Windows 2000 Server System Administration Handbook

1st Edition - February 16, 2000

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  • Author: Syngress
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080481753

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Many organizations and network administrators are looking for information on Windows 2000 and its new features. IT professionals responsible for installing, configuring, and managing Microsoft products will be highly motivated to migrate to this new technology, based on its promise of reducing administrative overhead.Windows 2000 Server System Administration Handbook will help NT4 professionals to administer and support the Windows 2000 Server operating system. NT administrators will be able to differentiate the features and technology changes from Windows NT 4.0 to Windows 2000. In the handbook, readers will find a complete overview of the product, catered to their needs.

Key Features

* This book coincides with the launch of Windows 2000 Server, the host system for the product.
* Includes the following:
* Detailed coverage of Active Directory, Microsoft Management Console, and new Windows 2000 hardware support
* Implementing new Windows 2000 security options
* Upgrading a network to Windows 2000

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1 The Windows 2000 System Administration Migration Path

    Brief Overview of Windows 2000 Server

    Windows 2000 System Administration Overview

    Increased Reliability, Availability, and Scalability

    Easier Management and Lower Costs

    Comprehensive Internet and Application Server

    Why the Change

    Migrating to Windows 2000 Server

    Getting Ready





    Setting Up Windows 2000 Server

    Installing Windows 2000 Server

    Upgrading to Windows 2000 Server



    Chapter 2 Overview of Windows 2000 Administration

    Introduction to Network Administration

    Designing and Setting Up the Network

    Managing the Network

    Protecting the Network

    Documenting the Network

    Microsoft Management Console

    Introduction to Active Directory

    Key Concepts

    Features and Benefits of Active Directory

    Beyond Active Directory

    Using Windows 2000 Help



    Chapter 3 Setting Up User Accounts

    Defining an Acceptable Use Policy

    Template: Acceptable Use/Security Policy

    Introduction to User Accounts

    Requirements for New User Accounts

    Default User Account Settings

    Creating a Domain User Account

    Active Directory Users and Computers

    Creating User Accounts

    Setting Password Requirements

    Security Templates

    Changing Account (Password) Policies

    Setting Properties for User Accounts

    Modifying User Accounts

    Managing User Accounts

    Deleting User Accounts

    Changing User Passwords

    Enabling an Account

    Disabling an Account

    Other Active Directory Users and Computer Functions

    Best Practices

    Using Active Directory Users and Computers

    Administrative Logon

    Account (Password) Policies



    Chapter 4 Using Groups to Organize User Accounts

    Introduction to Groups

    Group Type

    Group Scope

    Implementing Group Strategies

    Why Use Groups

    Structuring Groups

    Implementing Groups

    Preparing to Create Groups

    Information Needed to Create a Group

    Creating a Group

    Assigning Users to a Group

    Configuring Group Settings

    Managing Groups

    Implementing Local Groups

    Preparing to Create Local Groups

    Creating a Local Group

    Implementing Built-in Groups

    Built-in Domain Local Groups

    Built-in Global Groups

    Built-in Local Groups

    Built-in System Groups

    Built-in Group Behavior

    Best Practices

    Managing Groups

    Using Universal Groups

    Switching Modes



    Chapter 5 Administering File Resources


    Using Microsoft Windows NT File System (NTFS) Permissions

    NTFS Folder Permissions

    NTFS File Permissions

    How Windows 2000 Applies NTFS Permissions

    Access Control Lists

    Combining NTFS Permissions

    Permission Inheritance

    Assigning NTFS Permissions

    Planning NTFS Permissions

    Managing NTFS Permissions

    Special Access Permissions

    Using Special Access Permissions

    Changing NTFS Permissions

    Copying and Moving Files and Folders

    Copying Files

    Moving Files

    Sharing Resources

    Securing Network Resources

    Shared Folder Permissions

    Creating Shared Folders

    Developing a Shared Folder Strategy

    Sharing Folders

    NTFS Permissions and Shared Folders

    Troubleshooting Access Problems

    Solving Permission Problems

    Best Practices

    Avoiding Permission-Related Access Problems

    Guidelines for Managing Shared Folder Permissions



    Chapter 6 Administering User Accounts

    Managing User Profiles

    User Profiles Overview

    Contents of a User Profile

    Settings Saved in a User Profile

    Local User Profiles

    Roaming User Profiles

    Creating Home Folders

    Home Directories and My Documents

    Creating Home Directories

    Introduction to Group Policies

    Applying Group Policy

    Best Practices 2

    Allowing for Different Hardware Configurations

    Combining the Power of Profiles and Policies

    Tightening Security on Home Directories



    Chapter 7 Administering Printer Resources

    Introduction to Administering Printers


    Planning the Print Environment

    Creating the Print Environment

    Printer Properties






    Device Settings

    Managing Printer Permissions

    Security/Sharing Permissions

    Printer Ownership

    Managing Printers

    Assigning Forms to Paper Trays

    Assigning Separator Pages

    Creating a Printer Pool

    Specifying Printer Priorities

    Redirecting a Printer

    Removing Printer Drivers

    Managing Documents in a Print Queue

    Setting Priority, Notification, Printing Time

    Administering Printers by Using a Web Browser

    Best Practices

    Organize Printers by Business Function or Geographic Location

    Put Print Devices on a Separate Network

    Allow Clients Access to Web Printing Interfaces

    Restart Print Spool Service Periodically


    Chapter 8 Managing Storage Data

    Managing Data Compression

    Compressing Files and Folders

    Managing Disk Quotas

    Encrypting Data

    File Encryption

    Decryption of Files

    Storing Encrypted Files on Remote Servers

    Accessing Encrypted Data

    Moving and Renaming Encrypted Data

    Decrypting Data

    The Recovery Agent

    Using Disk Defragmenter

    Analyzing a Drive

    Viewing Reports

    Defragmenting NTFS File System Partitions

    Troubleshooting Data Storage

    Best Practices


    Chapter 9 Monitoring Event Logs

    Introduction to Monitoring Event Logs

    Viewing Event Logs

    Monitoring Security Events

    Auditing Files and Folders

    Auditing Registry Entries

    Analyzing Security Events

    Managing Event Logs

    Best Practices



    Chapter 10 Backing Up and Restoring Data

    Introduction to Backing Up and Recovering Data

    Types of Backups

    Necessary Permissions and User Rights

    System State Data

    Emergency Repair Disk

    Back Up and Restore Options

    Backing Up Data

    Restoring Data

    Authoritative Restore

    Maintaining Media

    Best Practices



    Chapter 11 Advanced Administration of Windows 2000

    Administering Windows 2000

    Microsoft Management Console

    Windows 2000 System Administration

    Windows 2000 Network Administration

    Adapters and Protocols

    Configuring Adapters and Protocols

    DHCP Manager

    DNS Management

    Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS)

    Terminal Services

    Quality of Service

    Routing and Remote Access

    Remote Access Service Dial Out

    Virtual Private Networks

    Demand Dial Routing

    Network Address Translation (NAT)

    Internet Authentication Service

    Connection Manager Administration Kit

    Customizing Windows 2000 Tools for Your Environment

    Creating Custom MMC Consoles

    Using the Task Scheduler

    Understanding the Logon Process

    Logon Authentication

    Secondary Logon Services

    Windows 2000 Resource Kit

    Direct X Diagnostic Utility

    Command Line Kill


    Setup Manager


    Dependency Walker





    Chapter 12 Administering Active Directory

    Introduction to Administering Active Directory

    Active Directory Concepts

    Active Directory Components

    Using Active Directory Management Utilities

    Publishing Objects in Active Directory

    Sharing Resources

    Locating Objects in Active Directory

    Controlling Access to Objects

    User Authentication

    Object-based Access Control

    Active Directory Permissions

    Delegating Administrative Control of Objects

    Delegation of Control Wizard

    Overview of Active Directory Service Interface (ADSI)

    Best Practices



    Chapter 13 Implementing Group Policy

    Introduction to Windows 2000 Group Policy

    Group Policy Structure

    Types of Configurations

    Type of Group Policies

    Group Policy Objects

    Group Policy Containers

    Group Policy Templates

    How Group Policy Is Applied in Active Directory

    Order of Inheritance

    Creating a Group Policy Object

    Group Policy and Slow Networks

    Filtering the Scope of GPO

    Modifying Group Policy Inheritance

    Modifying Group Policy

    Group Policy Tab

    Group Policy Editor

    Adding Administrative Templates

    Using the Group Policy Management Snap-in

    Group Policy Configuration Example

    Delegating Administrative Control of a Group Policy Object

    Creating a Group Policy Object

    Modifying a Group Policy Object

    Managing a Group Policy Object Link to a Site, Domain, or Organizational Unit

    Guidelines for Implementing Group Policy

    Best Practices



    Chapter 14 Managing User Environments Using Group Policy

    Introduction to Managing User Environments

    Types of Group Policy for Managing User Environments

    Group Policy Snap-In for the Microsoft Management Console

    Using Administrative Templates

    Assigning Registry-Based Policies

    Creating Custom Administrative Templates

    Adding Administrative Templates

    Using Scripts

    Assigning Script Policies to Users and Computers

    Folder Redirection


    Chapter 15 Managing Software by Using Group Policy


    Introduction to Managing Software Deployment

    Deploying Software

    Creating Software Packages

    Creating a Non-Windows Installer Package File

    Managing Software

    Maintaining Software

    Upgrading Software

    Removing Software



    Chapter 16 Administering User Accounts and Groups

    Introduction to Administration of User Accounts and Groups

    Creating Multiple User Accounts

    Migrating Users from an NT 4.0 Domain

    Creating New Active Directory Users in Bulk

    Importing Users from Novell Directory Services (NDS)

    Administering Logon Names

    Lockout Settings

    Password Requirements

    Configuring Account Policies Using Group Policy

    Troubleshooting User Logon Problems

    Unable to Find a Domain Controller

    Unable to Load the User Profile

    Missing Computer Account

    Redirecting User Data to a Network Share

    Setting Up Accounts for Mobile Users

    Multilink and Bandwidth Allocation Protocol (BAP)

    Using Universal Groups

    Windows NT 3.x and 4.x Groups Types

    Windows 2000 Group Types

    Best Practices



    Chapter 17 Implementing Security in a Windows 2000 Network

    Introduction to Securing a Windows 2000 Network

    Applying Security Policies

    The Security Settings Extension to Group Policy

    Order of Precedence

    Creating, Modifying, and Analyzing Security Configurations

    Security Configuration and Analysis Snap-in


    Configuring an Audit Policy

    Analyzing Security Configurations

    Security Configuration Templates

    Implementing Public Key Security

    Components of Public Key Services

    Using Public Key Services

    Enabling and Administering File Encryption

    Encrypted File System Architecture

    Using the Encrypted File System

    Guidelines for Using EFS

    Best Practices


    FAQs 7

    Chapter 18 Sharing File Resources by Using DFS

    Introduction to DFS

    Setting Up a Fault-Tolerant DFS Root

    Setting Up a Stand-Alone DFS Root

    Setting Up Child Nodes

    Configuring Child Nodes as Replica Sets

    Administering DFS

    Connecting to an Existing DFS Root

    Command-Line Administration

    Removing DFS Roots and Nodes

    Client Interactions with DFS

    Security Concerns

    Best Practices



    Chapter 19 Implementing Disaster Protection


    Protecting a Windows 2000 Network from Disasters

    Backing Up Data

    The Recovery Console

    Advanced Startup Options

    Recovering from a System Failure

    Repairing and Restoring Active Directory

    Authoritative Restore




Product details

  • No. of pages: 802
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Syngress 2000
  • Published: February 16, 2000
  • Imprint: Syngress
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080481753

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