Books & Videos

Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Installing and Booting Windows 2000

    1. Create Setup diskettes to install Windows 2000 or the Recovery Console

    2. Setup doesn’t find my hard disk

    3. Using winnt and winnt32 switches

    4. Only one CPU shows up in a multiprocessor system

    5. Create a dual-boot configuration

    6. Clone your original OS for a dual-boot system

    7. Avoid reinstalling applications for a dual-boot system

    8. Change the boot menu options

    9. The Recovery Console

    10. Drive letter assignments need to be changed

    11. I forgot the Administrator password

    12. Windows 2000 runs chkdsk at startup

    13. Can’t log on after adding a hard drive or breaking a mirror

    14. Boot problems in systems with multiple drives

    15. Convert a FAT partition to NTFS

    16. Windows 9x can’t see NTFS volumes on a dual-boot system

  2. Chapter 2 Configuring Hardware

    1. View or change IRQ and other resource settings

    2. Create a system summary

    3. Turn off or remove conflicting or unneeded devices

    4. Use different hardware settings at different times

    5. Take a snapshot of the current settings for safekeeping

    6. Running low on disk space

    7. Use more than four partitions

    8. Replace the existing boot disk

    9. Install a new hard disk or add a volume from unpartitioned space

    10. Schedule defrag for off hours

    11. Convert a basic disk to a dynamic disk

    12. Revert a dynamic disk back to a basic disk

  3. Chapter 3 Configuring System Software and Components

    1. Enable or disable a service

    2. Control services remotely

    3. You changed the Administrator account and now a service fails to start

    4. Specify what should happen if a service fails

    5. Add or remove system components or features

    6. Customize the Microsoft Management Console (MMC)

    7. Make files available when offline

    8. Cached files on your computer are different from the server’s copy

    9. How to browse for resources in the Active Directory

  4. Chapter 4 Configuring the Windows 2000 Interface

    1. Using multiple monitors

    2. Prevent a program from executing automatically at startup

    3. Change the location of the Startup folders

    4. Customize the taskbar

    5. Change or rearrange the contents of the Start menu

    6. The Start menu items are not in order

    7. Administrative Tools, Log Off, or Favorites are missing from the Start menu

    8. A container on the Start menu expands instead of opening

    9. Turn off special menu and tooltip effects

    10. Gain quick access to Control Panel and other folders

    11. Gain quick access to network resources

    12. Change the folder associated with the My Documents icon

    13. Add a new option to the Send To menu

    14. Some files don’t show up in folders

    15. Customize the appearance of a specific folder

    16. Determining which volumes and folders are compressed

    17. Double-clicking a document opens the wrong program

    18. Keyboard navigation indicators are missing from menus and dialogs

    19. Change icons of common desktop objects

    20. Execute a program using command-line switches

  5. Chapter 5 Printing

    1. Can’t print to an Internet printer

    2. Make a printer available through the Internet or intranet

    3. A better method if you switch printer settings frequently

    4. People with other operating systems can’t use your printer

    5. Simplify printer administration and provide load balancing

    6. Restrict others’ use of your printer at certain times

    7. Printing is slow to start or complete

    8. Keep documents in the queue for resubmission

    9. Separate your print job from someone else’s

    10. Allow only certain people to use your printer

  6. Chapter 6 The Command Console

    1. Get help for a command

    2. Execute a particular program with all command consoles

    3. Load a special driver or program for a specific console only

    4. Recall, modify, and re-execute a command previously used

    5. Use more than 25 lines of text in a window

    6. Quickly open a command prompt in a specific folder

    7. Run tasks as Administrator when logged on as a user

    8. Change the colors used by command consoles

    9. Execute a command from a shortcut but have the window remain open

    10. Use an autocomplete function for folder and filenames in command consoles

  7. Chapter 7 Network Configuration

    1. Change settings for a network adapter

    2. Unbind a protocol from a client or service

    3. Change the order in which network clients or services are used

    4. Disable a network interface

    5. Change workgroup or domain

    6. Modify your computer’s name

    7. Use two network adapters with different protocols on each one

    8. Disable a protocol without removing it

    9. Restrict traffic through your PC without a firewall

    10. Assign IP addresses automatically without a DHCP server

    11. A duplicate name exists on the network

    12. Log on automatically at startup

    13. Shut down without having to log on

    14. Force users to change passwords

    15. Enforce strong passwords

    16. Don’t have your username appear automatically in the logon dialog

    17. Display a special logon message

  8. Chapter 8 Sharing and Accessing Network Resources

    1. Restrict access to a folder you’re sharing

    2. Find out who is connected to your computer

    3. Share a folder but hide it from network browsing

    4. All drives are shared with a $ sign

    5. Limit the number of users who can access a folder or file at one time

    6. Quickly open a shared network folder

    7. A network computer doesn’t show up in My Network Places

    8. Wrong workgroup or domain

    9. Network your home computers

    10. Turn off sharing altogether

    11. Automatically connect a drive letter to a network share at logon

    12. Use the same settings from different computers

    13. You don’t have the necessary right to perform a task

  9. Chapter 9 Using and Troubleshooting TCP/IP

    1. Configure TCP/IP automatically

    2. Turn APIPA off

    3. Receive a set of special TCP/IP settings just for your computer

    4. Get the same IP address every time

    5. Can’t connect to other computers on the local network

    6. Can’t connect to the Internet

    7. Can’t connect to certain sites on the Internet

    8. Register your computer with DNS and a dynamic IP address

    9. Automatic update of your host name in the DNS server isn’t working

    10. Enter only the host name and no domain for local searches

    11. Specify more than two DNS servers or change their order

  10. Chapter 10 Using and Sharing Dial-Up Networking Connections

    1. Use the best possible security for a dial-up connection

    2. Hide shared resources when you’re online

    3. Use multiple connections at one time to improve performance

    4. Share a single dial-up Internet connection with other users on the LAN

    5. Disconnect automatically when sharing an Internet connection

    6. Create a secure remote connection to your LAN

    7. Allow other users to dial into your computer to access local resources

    8. Allow other users to dial into your computer to access network resources

    9. Other users can’t dial in to your PC

    10. Using a credit card for dialing

    11. Reverse the connection and have the server call you to save toll charges

    12. Have the same IP address each time you connect

  11. Chapter 11 Web Services and Security

    1. Host a web site on your computer

    2. Host multiple sites on one IP address

    3. Add folders from other computers to your web site

    4. Set up SSL for security on a web site

    5. Manage a web server remotely

    6. A web site you set up returns a 404 or no default page error

    7. Create a custom web site error message

    8. Install and configure FrontPage Server Extensions

    9. Host an FTP site for file transfer

    10. Hide some FTP folders but still have them available

    11. Place users in specific FTP folders automatically on connection

    12. Disconnect users from your FTP site automatically

    13. Allow remote use of your computer

  12. Chapter 12 Users, Policies, Certificates, and Security

    1. Protect authenticity of your email

    2. Encrypt email so only the recipient can read it

    3. Configure digital IDs for one or more email accounts

    4. Verify that the digital signature attached to an incoming message is valid

    5. Move certificates to another computer

    6. Keep track of who is using your computer’s resources across the LAN

    7. Keep track of who uses your shared computer locally, and when

    8. Prevent someone from modifying your registry

    9. Restrict what can be done on your computer

    10. Prevent changes to your system

    11. Can’t eject a removable NTFS media unless you’re logged in as Administrator

    12. Specify when you’ll be prompted to change password prior to its expiration

    13. How (and why) to rename the Administrator account

    14. How to rename or disable the Guest account

    15. Control what happens when your smart card is removed

    16. Prevent unsigned drivers or services from being installed

    17. Keep another user from shutting down your system

  13. Chapter 13 Backup, Recovery, and Repair

    1. Protect your system against catastrophic failure

    2. Perform backups automatically

    3. You can only back up when logged on as Administrator

    4. Back up to writable or rewritable CD (CD-R/RW)

    5. Back up critical Windows 2000 data without using the Backup utility

    6. Another user’s system won’t boot normally so I need to repair its registry

    7. Restore settings after a problem occurs

    8. Create a bootable Windows 2000 disk

    9. Your only volume is NTFS and Windows 2000 won’t boot

  1. Colophon