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Title:
Introducing Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
Author:
Honeycutt, Jerry.
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Publication Information:
Redmond, Wash. : Microsoft Press, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xvii, 424 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780735606623
Format :
Book

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Preview the future of the Microsoft Windows family--and plan now for deployment--with this incisive first look at Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional. Built on Windows NT Workstation technology, this next-generation desktop operating system delivers state-of-the-art performance with the most responsive--and the easiest to use and manage--Windows-based environment yet. Inside this practical, forward-looking guide, you get coveted prerelease information for system evaluation and planning--advance insights that can help expedite rollout and reduce total cost of ownership. Book jacket.


Table of Contents

Forewordp. XV
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Part I An Overview Of Windows 2000 Professional
Chapter 1 What's New in Windows 2000 Professionalp. 3
Easier to Usep. 4
Fast, Safe, and Securep. 11
Best of Windows 98p. 13
Lower Total Cost of Ownershipp. 18
Chapter 2 Meet the Windows Familyp. 23
Family Historyp. 23
Let's Talk About Namesp. 28
Desktop Operating System Comparisonp. 29
Getting Ready for Windows 2000 Professionalp. 36
2000 and Beyond: Looking Forwardp. 38
Chapter 3 Setup Guidep. 39
Setup Preparationp. 40
Advanced Setup Optionsp. 48
Running the Setup Programp. 55
Upgrading to Windows 2000 Professionalp. 59
Clean Install of Windows 2000 Professionalp. 65
Logging On for the First Timep. 73
Part II Easier To Use
Chapter 4 Simpler User Interfacep. 77
A More Personal Desktopp. 78
Quicker Access to Filesp. 86
Easier-to-Find Files and Foldersp. 89
Better Guidance for Usersp. 95
Chapter 5 Easier Setup and Configurationp. 101
More Comprehensive Setup Programp. 102
Quicker Display Configurationp. 102
Accessibility Optionsp. 104
Plug and Play Hardware Installationp. 105
Much Easier Network Connectionsp. 107
Simpler Printer Installationp. 114
Current System Configurationsp. 115
Painless System Configurationp. 116
Centralized Computer Managementp. 117
Easier Program Installationp. 120
More Flexible Task Schedulingp. 121
Chapter 6 Better Mobile Computing Supportp. 123
Easy Dial-Up Network Connectionsp. 124
Offline Files and Foldersp. 131
Dynamic Hardware Supportp. 136
Enhanced Security for Mobile Usersp. 143
Chapter 7 Superior Multilingual Supportp. 147
Language Edition Availabilityp. 148
Stop! Learn These Important Conceptsp. 148
Windows 2000 Professional's Core Program Codep. 152
User Locale and Regional Settingsp. 157
Support for Multilingual Documentsp. 159
Windows 2000 Professional, Multilanguage Versionp. 163
Network Administration Notesp. 164
Comparison to Windows 98p. 164
Chapter 8 More Imaging and Printing Capabilitiesp. 167
Easier Printer Installationp. 168
Better Ways to Find a Printerp. 171
Similar Printer Configuration and Managementp. 172
Better Document Printingp. 174
New Internet Printingp. 175
Improved Precision Color Matching: ICM 2.0p. 177
Improved Font Types and Managementp. 178
New Device Classes Such As Scannersp. 183
Part III Fast, Safe, And Secure
Chapter 9 Best Performancep. 187
Volume Managementp. 187
Improved NTFS File Systemp. 191
The Indexing Servicep. 201
The Disk Defragmenter Snap-Inp. 207
Disk Cleanupp. 208
Backupp. 209
Chapter 10 Most Reliable and Stablep. 211
Device Driver Signingp. 212
Fewer Reboots: From Fifty Cases to Sevenp. 213
The Windows Installer Servicep. 214
The Microsoft Windows Logop. 218
Chapter 11 Strongest Local and Network Securityp. 221
Public Key Securityp. 222
Authenticationp. 225
The Encrypting File Systemp. 231
Virtual Private Networksp. 236
Internet Protocol Securityp. 238
Part IV Best of Windows 98
Chapter 12 Easy Device Installationp. 241
OnNowp. 242
Plug and Playp. 243
Power Managementp. 253
The Win32 Driver Modelp. 256
Diagnostic Boot Optionsp. 258
Chapter 13 Broader Hardware Supportp. 261
Universal Serial Busp. 261
IEEE 1394p. 264
New Device Classesp. 267
Chapter 14 Awesome Multimedia and Graphicsp. 275
Microsoft DirectXp. 275
OpenGL 1.2p. 279
Support for Multiple Display Devicesp. 280
Accelerated Graphics Portp. 281
Chapter 15 Advanced Networking Capabilitiesp. 283
Advanced Protocol Supportp. 283
Automatic Private IP Addressingp. 289
Enhanced Quality of Servicep. 291
Advanced Telephony Supportp. 294
Asynchronous Transfer Modep. 295
Authentication Protocolsp. 297
Tunneling Protocolsp. 298
UNIX Interoperabilityp. 298
Chapter 16 Integrated Web and Desktopp. 301
The Best of Internet Explorer 4p. 302
New and Improved in Internet Explorer 5p. 304
New Tools for HTML Developersp. 312
Ease of Administrationp. 318
Chapter 17 Wide Applications Supportp. 321
Common Application Failuresp. 321
The Microsoft Windows Logop. 324
Legacy Applicationsp. 328
Part V Lower Cost of Ownership
Chapter 18 Easier Deploymentp. 333
Unattended Installationp. 334
Disk Image Replicationp. 339
Remote Installationp. 343
Chapter 19 Better Management Toolsp. 349
Windows Updatep. 349
Microsoft Management Consolep. 351
Security Configuration Tool Setp. 353
Secondary Logon Servicep. 356
Service Pack Integrationp. 357
The Repair Command Consolep. 358
Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)p. 359
Windows Scripting Host (WSH)p. 360
Chapter 20 Lower Total Cost of Ownership with Microsoft Windows 2000 Serverp. 363
Active Directoryp. 364
Group Policiesp. 366
IntelliMirrorp. 367
Glossary of Termsp. 371
Indexp. 405

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