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Windows 2000 secrets
Author:
Livingston, Brian.
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Publication Information:
Foster City, CA : IDG Books Worldwide, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xix, 721 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
General Note:
"E-version of the book on CD-ROM"--Spine.

Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780764534133
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Book

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Summary

Summary

Windows 2000 Secrets is the ultimate resource guide for accessing hidden techniques and undocumented features within Windows 2000.

With over 800 pages, plus a bonus CD-ROM on how to boost productivity within this revolutionary new operating system, Windows 2000 Secrets provides eye-opening step-by-step procedures, insider advice, and time saving to help the advanced user address the following topics. . .

Dual-boot systems Plug-and-play Power management features Internet connectivity Advanced control panel techniques Security and performance management with MMC sanp-ins Connecting to a Windows, UNIX, or Novell network


Author Notes

About the Authors Brian Livingston is a contributing editor to InfoWorld and coauthor of the bestselling Windows® Secrets® series, which has more than 1.3 million copies in print in more than 30 languages. Bruce Brown is the creator of BugNet and the author of numerous books. Bruce Kratofil is the president of BJK Research and a senior editor of BugNet. He was also a contributor to the "Windows 95 Bug Collection."


Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Read This Firstp. 1
The Key to Windows 2000 Professionalp. 1
What You Won't Find in This Bookp. 2
The Five Parts of This Bookp. 3
Getting the Most Out of Windows Commandsp. 3
Keys to the Naughty Bitsp. 5
Take Windows 2000 to New Heightsp. 5
Part I Setup and Configurationp. 7
Chapter 2 Installing Windows 2000 Professionalp. 9
Preparations You Should Takep. 9
Checking minimum hardware requirementsp. 9
Back upp. 10
Collect driversp. 10
Upgrade or Clean Install?p. 11
What File System Should You Use?p. 12
A Guided Tour of the Upgrade Processp. 13
Installing from the CD-ROMp. 13
Reaching your goal - the Windows 2000 Welcomep. 16
Upgrading over a networkp. 17
Connecting to a network during installationp. 17
Upgrading from Windows 95 and 98p. 18
Doing a Clean Installp. 18
Performing a clean install with no operating system installedp. 18
Clean install from an existing operating systemp. 19
Clean install informationp. 20
Running Setup from the Command Linep. 21
Be Preparedp. 22
Troubleshooting Steps for Setupp. 25
Chapter 3 Advanced Windows 2000 Professional Installationp. 31
Installing Windows 2000 on a Dual-Boot Systemp. 31
Disk Partitionsp. 32
File Systemp. 32
A quick and dirty dual-boot scorecardp. 34
Dual-boot scenariosp. 35
Installing the Windows 2000 Resource Kitp. 40
Unattended Installationp. 41
Automatic installation by scriptingp. 42
Automatic installation by disk imagingp. 46
Automatic installation by remote installation serverp. 47
Automatic installation by electronic software distributionp. 47
Chapter 4 Hardware and Software Compatibilityp. 49
Compatibility Not Spoken Herep. 49
Not Good Enough, Right Out of the Boxp. 50
Musical Chairs: Round Twop. 54
What Is Compatible With Windows 2000?p. 58
Windows 2000 Hardware Compatibilityp. 78
What's New or Different in MS-DOSp. 81
Chapter 5 Troubleshootingp. 85
Preventative Medicinep. 85
Emergency Repair Diskp. 85
System State backupp. 87
Data backupp. 88
Microsoft's Preventative Medicinep. 88
Driver signaturesp. 88
System file protectionp. 90
File Signature Verificationp. 91
The Windows 2000 Boot Procedurep. 93
Troubleshooting Startup Problemsp. 94
Windows 2000 Safe Modep. 95
Using the Recovery Consolep. 101
Recovery Console utilitiesp. 103
Using the Emergency Repair Diskp. 113
Troubleshooting Hardware Problemsp. 114
Hardware compatibility listp. 114
Hardware troubleshooting toolsp. 114
Troubleshooting Video Problemsp. 119
TweakUI Repair Toolsp. 122
Diagnosing Errorsp. 123
Stop messagesp. 124
Other error messagesp. 125
Gather clues with Dr. Watsonp. 127
Part II User Interfacep. 131
Chapter 6 What You See on the Screenp. 133
Quick Tour: The Desktop and Its Contentsp. 133
Using the Mousep. 136
The Start Menup. 137
Programsp. 138
Documentsp. 140
Settingsp. 140
Helpp. 142
Runp. 143
The Taskbarp. 145
Common Windows Tasksp. 147
Start a programp. 147
Activating your Desktopp. 150
Folders and filesp. 152
Create a shortcut on the Desktopp. 156
Keyboard Shortcutsp. 158
Closing Windows 2000p. 162
Chapter 7 Take Control of Your Systemp. 165
Before you Begin: Click Once or Click Twice?p. 165
How Your Computer Is Organizedp. 166
Change your computer's name to Elvisp. 166
Changing My Computerp. 167
A first look at the Windows Explorerp. 169
Folder Optionsp. 173
Folder treesp. 178
My Computer menu and toolbar buttonsp. 179
My Documentsp. 186
Common Windows Explorer Tasksp. 189
Moving a file to another folderp. 189
Deleting a filep. 192
Other right-click actionsp. 192
Selecting multiple files for actionp. 193
Copying and moving between windowsp. 195
The Windows Explorer keyboard shortcutsp. 196
Chapter 8 Customizing Your Working Environmentp. 199
Taking Controlp. 199
User Profilesp. 199
Setting Up Your Desktopp. 200
Display Propertiesp. 200
Bringing order to iconsp. 209
Customizing the Taskbarp. 211
Taskbar toolbarsp. 211
Taskbar propertiesp. 214
The Start Menup. 215
Arranging Start Menu itemsp. 218
Shortcutsp. 221
Shortcuts on the Desktopp. 221
Shortcut Propertiesp. 226
Send to shortcutsp. 229
Customizing File Typesp. 230
Accessibility Optionsp. 234
Chapter 9 Secrets of the Windows 2000 Appletsp. 235
Secrets of the Registry Editorp. 235
Character Mapp. 241
Private Character Editorp. 244
Calculatorp. 247
The Task Managerp. 253
Notepadp. 257
Cheating at Solitairep. 258
Cheating at Minesweeperp. 259
Mark squaresp. 261
Turn off the timerp. 262
Cheating at FreeCellp. 262
Part III Communicationsp. 265
Chapter 10 Modemsp. 267
Modemsp. 267
Installing a Modemp. 268
Installation troubleshootingp. 271
Configuring your Modemp. 275
Dialing Rulesp. 278
Create a new rulep. 279
Area Code rulesp. 282
Calling cardsp. 283
Chapter 11 Connecting to an ISP with Dial-up Networkingp. 287
Getting onto the Internetp. 287
Making a Connectionp. 289
Preparationp. 289
The Internet Connection Wizardp. 290
Connecting to the Internetp. 294
Troubleshooting Connectionsp. 299
Once you are connectedp. 303
Chapter 12 Internet Explorer 5p. 305
Integration of the Browser and the OSp. 305
Starting Internet Explorerp. 306
Making your connectionp. 306
Your home pagep. 308
Explorer Barp. 311
History barp. 313
The Address Barp. 316
Favoritesp. 318
Working with Web Informationp. 322
Saving pagesp. 322
Printing pagesp. 324
Managing your disk cachep. 327
Managing downloadsp. 330
Synchronize Filesp. 330
Internet Securityp. 330
Security zonesp. 331
Customizing Internet Explorerp. 336
Cosmetic changesp. 336
Changing Internet Explorer behaviorp. 337
Internet Explorer Keyboard Shortcutsp. 338
Chapter 13 Outlook Expressp. 341
Getting Startedp. 341
Establishing an Identityp. 343
Customizing Views, Panes, and Toolbarsp. 345
Contactsp. 346
Folder Barp. 346
Folder Listp. 347
Outlook Barp. 347
Status Barp. 347
Toolbarp. 347
Views Barp. 348
Info Panep. 349
Sending E-mailp. 350
Addressing messagesp. 350
Draftsp. 351
Spell Checkingp. 352
Sent mailp. 352
Annoy your friends: Use stationeryp. 352
Identify yourselfp. 357
Attachmentsp. 359
Receiving E-mailp. 360
Check your e-mailp. 360
Read your e-mailp. 362
Manage incoming e-mailp. 363
Manage e-mail with rulesp. 369
Managing the Windows Address Bookp. 372
Adding contactsp. 373
Organizing contactsp. 374
Adding foldersp. 374
Creating mail groupsp. 375
Newsgroupsp. 376
News server accountsp. 377
Adding newsgroupsp. 379
Using newsgroupsp. 380
Working Offlinep. 382
Synchronizing messagesp. 382
Outlook Express Keyboard Shortcutsp. 383
Part IV Hardwarep. 387
Chapter 14 Managing Your Computer with the Control Panelp. 389
Taking Control of the Control Panelp. 389
Control Panel shortcutsp. 391
The Control Panel and the Registryp. 392
Managing Hardwarep. 393
Understanding Plug and Playp. 393
Adding hardwarep. 395
Uninstalling a devicep. 398
Adding and Removing Programsp. 399
The Windows Installer Servicep. 399
Installing applicationsp. 400
Adding and removing Windows componentsp. 402
Removing applicationsp. 405
Adjusting Regional Settingsp. 407
Setting your localep. 407
Multi-language supportp. 409
W2K meets Y2Kp. 412
Assigning Sounds to Windows Eventsp. 413
Adjusting Settings with TweakUIp. 415
Adjusting System Propertiesp. 416
Performance optionsp. 416
Environment variablesp. 418
Startup and recoveryp. 419
Adjusting Mouse Settingsp. 420
Movementp. 420
Mouse cosmeticsp. 423
Power Managementp. 426
Power schemesp. 427
Standbyp. 428
Hibernationp. 428
UPSp. 429
Adjusting Other Hardware Settingsp. 429
Scanners and camerasp. 429
Keyboardsp. 430
Chapter 15 Managing your System with the Microsoft Management Consolep. 433
The Microsoft Management Consolep. 433
Running MMC and consoles from the command promptp. 436
Creating a new consolep. 437
Computer Managementp. 439
System Toolsp. 439
Securityp. 441
Groupsp. 441
User and group managementp. 448
Gathering Informationp. 460
Performance logs and alertsp. 460
System Informationp. 464
Using the Event Viewerp. 468
Managing Your Computerp. 474
Servicesp. 474
Device Managerp. 479
Storage Managementp. 479
Chapter 16 The Registryp. 481
A First Look at the Registryp. 481
When disaster strikesp. 483
The Registry Editorsp. 484
Registry Structurep. 485
Hivesp. 487
Registry Roadmapp. 489
Hkey_Classes_Rootp. 489
Hkey_Current_Userp. 490
Hkey_Local_Machinep. 492
SAM and Security keysp. 493
Softwarep. 493
Systemp. 494
Hkey_Usersp. 496
Hkey_Current_Configp. 497
Backing Up and Restoring the Registryp. 497
Windows Backupp. 498
RegBack and RegRestp. 499
Other Registry Toolsp. 503
Compreg.exep. 503
Reg.exep. 505
Regmonp. 505
Registry Tricks and Secretsp. 506
Exporting and importing Registry filesp. 506
Default Registry actionsp. 512
Changing Windows 2000 ownershipp. 513
Chapter 17 Managing Drivesp. 515
Drives and File Systemsp. 515
NTFSp. 516
Converting to NTFSp. 517
Basic and Dynamic Drivesp. 518
Why use dynamic drives?p. 519
Drive Managementp. 520
Drive Propertiesp. 520
Drive toolsp. 526
Other Drive Properties tabsp. 533
Hiding drivesp. 538
Storagep. 539
Disk managementp. 539
Disk management actionsp. 543
Logical Drivesp. 548
Other Drive Tools and Utilitiesp. 549
Chkdskp. 549
Diskmapp. 551
DirUsep. 552
Chapter 18 Printers and Fontsp. 555
Windows 2000 Printersp. 555
Secrets of printer hardwarep. 556
Other Port Connectionsp. 560
Troubleshooting Parallel Port Problemsp. 561
Secrets of the Generic Printerp. 562
The Windows 2000 Fontsp. 565
Secrets of Using Text Fontsp. 566
Accessing the First 255 Charactersp. 568
Symbol, Wingdings, Webdings, and Marlettp. 568
The Promise of Unicodep. 574
Installing Multilingual Fontsp. 576
How to Get More Fontsp. 578
Part V Networking with Windows 2000 Professionalp. 579
Chapter 19 Networking Basicsp. 581
Defining a Networkp. 581
About packetsp. 581
About transmissionp. 582
The ISO/OSI modelp. 582
Understanding the Advantages and Disadvantages of a Networkp. 584
Considering the advantagesp. 584
Considering the disadvantagep. 586
Exploring Network Typesp. 588
Using a peer-to-peer networkp. 589
Using a client/server networkp. 593
Looking at dial-up networking from the client's point of viewp. 597
Understanding Network Topologies and Technologiesp. 598
Defining topologiesp. 598
Defining network technologiesp. 601
Regarding Cable and Connectionsp. 605
Using coaxial and twisted-pair cablingp. 605
Using wireless connectionsp. 607
Using fiber optic cablep. 609
Discovering Other Networking Hardwarep. 609
Examining Network Interface Cardsp. 609
Determining when to use hubs, bridges, repeaters, switches, and routersp. 610
Understanding the Network Softwarep. 615
Defining adaptersp. 615
Defining the network clientp. 618
Defining protocolsp. 618
Defining servicesp. 623
Chapter 20 Installing Networking Hardwarep. 625
Purchasing and Installing a Network Interface Cardp. 625
The difference between Legacy and Plug and Playp. 625
Looking at NIC typesp. 627
Purchasing the Network Interface Cardp. 629
Installing a Network Interface Cardp. 630
Purchasing and Installing a Hubp. 632
Purchasing a hubp. 633
Installing a hubp. 634
Cabling to the hubp. 635
Managing Routersp. 636
Installing Cablep. 637
Making a network mapp. 637
Laying the cablep. 638
Checking the cablingp. 639
Connecting Two Computersp. 640
Cross-Over Cablep. 640
Bus and coax linkp. 641
USB Linkp. 642
Phone line kitsp. 643
Direct Cable Connectionp. 644
Troubleshooting Hardwarep. 648
Troubleshooting toolsp. 650
Network cardsp. 650
Troubleshooting cabling problemsp. 654
Ethernet problemsp. 656
Hardware devicesp. 656
Bottlenecksp. 659
Chapter 21 Windows 2000 Workstations on Third-Party Networksp. 661
Setting Up Windows 2000 Professional on a Peer-to-Peer Networkp. 662
Establishing a network sharep. 662
Connecting to a network printerp. 666
Changing your network configurationp. 668
Setting Up Windows 2000 Professional on a UNIX Networkp. 669
Connecting Windows 2000 Professional to a UNIX networkp. 669
Mapping a drive to a UNIX serverp. 670
Setting Up Windows 2000 Professional on a Linux Networkp. 672
Setting Up Windows 2000 Professional on a Novell NetWare Networkp. 672
Connecting Windows 2000 Professional to a NetWare networkp. 673
Mapping a drive to a NetWare volumep. 675
Sharing a printer on a NetWare networkp. 676
Setting Up Windows 2000 Professional and Virtual Private Networksp. 677
Setting up the VPN hostp. 678
Using the Microsoft Management Console to allow VPN accessp. 679
Setting up the VPN clientp. 681
Windows 2000 synchronizationp. 683
Setting up Windows 2000 to use offline filesp. 683
Selecting files and folders for offline usep. 684
Appendixp. 689
Indexp. 691
End-User License Agreementp. 720
Installing the CD-ROMp. 724