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MCSE Windows NT Server 4 in the enterprise for dummies
Majors, Ken.
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Second edition.
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Foster City, CA : IDG Books Worldwide, [1999]

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xxviii, 497 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.).
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"Pass exam 70-068"--Cover.

"Microsoft certified professional approved study guide"--Cover.

Includes index.
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Author Notes

Kenneth Majors, MCSE, has developed and taught many cram sessions for prospective MCTs-getting very high ratings from his students. A seasoned UNIX and Windows NT network expert, he works as a Senior Network Engineer for Levi, Ray, and Shoup, Inc. in Kansas City.
Dave Dermon, MCSE, owns a consulting firm that specializes in network management and web site design.
Jeffrey Ferris, MCSE, works as an NT Systems Integrator for one of the Big Three long distance providers, specializing in Windows NT and TCP/IP.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xxvii
Introductionp. 1
Using This Bookp. 2
Studying Chaptersp. 5
First pagep. 5
Quick Assessment questionsp. 6
Study subjectsp. 6
Labsp. 6
Iconsp. 7
Tablesp. 7
Prep Testsp. 8
What's Next?p. 8
Part I You're Wondering Why I Called This Meetingp. 9
Chapter 1 The NT Server 4.0 in the Enterprise Examp. 11
What Can You Expect from the Enterprise Exam?p. 11
How many questions does the exam include?p. 12
How are the questions structured?p. 12
How long will the exam take?p. 12
What does the Enterprise exam cover?p. 13
Exam Day Advicep. 15
Getting Your Scorep. 16
Chapter 2 Exam Prep Roadmap: Windows NT Server in the Enterprise Basicsp. 17
Sorting Out NT Server and Windowsp. 17
Reviewing Windows NT Server's Featuresp. 18
Examining the Windows NT kernelp. 19
Exploring the Windows NT File System (NTFS)p. 23
Reviewing networking servicesp. 25
Integrating Windows NT with Other Serversp. 28
Novell NetWarep. 28
Banyan Vinesp. 29
UNIXp. 29
Macintoshp. 29
Reviewing Windows NT Hardware Requirementsp. 30
Part II Planningp. 31
Chapter 3 Networking Modelsp. 33
Welcome to the Starship Enterprise Environmentp. 36
Reviewing the Networking Modelsp. 36
The workgroup modelp. 36
The domain modelsp. 37
Exploring NT Server Rolesp. 42
Primary domain controllersp. 42
Backup domain controllersp. 42
Member serversp. 43
Building an Effective Structurep. 44
Number of controllersp. 44
Appropriate server locationp. 44
Efficient synchronizationp. 44
Efficient passthrough authenticationp. 45
Chapter 4 Trust Relationshipsp. 49
Reviewing Trust Relationships: Trust Us!p. 52
Establishing a one-way trustp. 53
Setting up a two-way trustp. 55
Are trusts transitive?p. 55
Removing trustsp. 55
Selecting Domain Modelsp. 57
The single domain modelp. 58
The master domain modelp. 59
The multiple master domain modelp. 60
The complete trust domain modelp. 61
Logging On in the Domain Environment: NetLogonp. 62
The logon processp. 62
Passthrough authenticationp. 63
Understanding Groups in the Domain Environmentp. 65
Managing access to resources across trusts: AGLPp. 66
Built-in groupsp. 69
Part III Installation and Configurationp. 73
Chapter 5 Installation, Hesitation, and Perspirationp. 75
Planning for NT Serverp. 78
Meeting NT's hardware requirementsp. 78
Partitioning the hard diskp. 80
Choosing a file system: Vanna, I'd like a vowelp. 81
Choosing a licensing modep. 82
Naming your workstationp. 83
Domain planningp. 83
Choosing your protocolsp. 84
Installing NT Serverp. 85
Choosing an install method: Easy as one, two three ...p. 85
Going through the many phases of setupp. 87
Troubleshooting the Windows NT Installation Processp. 90
Uninstalling Windows NTp. 91
Removing Windows NT from a FAT file systemp. 91
Removing Windows NT from an NTFS drivep. 92
Chapter 6 Domain Managementp. 97
Working with Server Managerp. 100
Managing computersp. 100
Replicating directoriesp. 101
Managing domainsp. 102
PDC/BDC SAM Synchronizationp. 103
Automatic synchronizationp. 103
Manual synchronizationp. 105
Exploring the Computer Browser Servicep. 105
Choosing browser computersp. 106
Browsing within an enterprisep. 108
Recognizing browser failuresp. 109
Chapter 7 Printers: Don't Be Fooled by Spools and Poolsp. 113
Preparing for Enterprise Printingp. 116
The NT printing processp. 116
NT print clientsp. 117
The NT print utility: Working with the Printers folderp. 119
Adding and Configuring Printers: Plug 'n' Prayp. 119
Sending Print Jobs to Network Printersp. 120
To spool, or not to spoolp. 120
Diving into printer poolsp. 121
Managing NT Printersp. 122
Setting printing priorities: Tough lovep. 123
Assigning permissionsp. 125
Chapter 8 Do You See What I TCP/IP?p. 131
The TCP/IP Protocol Suitep. 134
Understanding the core protocolsp. 134
Hooking up with the TCP/IP connectivity utilitiesp. 136
Examining the TCP/IP diagnostic toolsp. 137
Understanding IP addressingp. 138
Installing and viewing TCP/IP configuration informationp. 138
Using Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)p. 139
Reaping the rewards of DHCPp. 140
Configuring DHCP clientsp. 141
Installing and configuring DHCP serversp. 141
Chapter 9 Windows Internet Name Service (WINS)p. 145
Understanding the WINS Technologyp. 148
WINS/DNS Integrationp. 149
Using WINSp. 149
Registering namesp. 149
Renewing namesp. 150
Releasing namesp. 150
Understanding name queries and responsesp. 151
Implementing WINSp. 151
Reviewing WINS server requirementsp. 152
Installing a WINS serverp. 153
Configuring the WINS Serverp. 153
Adding static mapping for clientsp. 155
Reviewing WINS client requirementsp. 156
Configuring a WINS Clientp. 157
Configuring the Non-WINS Clientp. 158
Database Replicationp. 158
It's a tug of war: Push or pull partnersp. 158
Configuring replicationp. 159
Maintaining the WINS Databasep. 161
Backing up the databasep. 161
Restoring the databasep. 162
Compacting the databasep. 162
Part IV Managing User Resourcesp. 167
Chapter 10 Users: A Necessary Evilp. 169
Managing User Accounts in NT Serverp. 172
Creating a New Userp. 172
Disabling and Deleting User Accountsp. 174
Renaming User Accountsp. 174
Managing User Propertiesp. 175
Managing User Properties for Multiple User Accountsp. 176
Using Templatesp. 177
Chapter 11 Groups: Deciding Who Gets In and Who Doesn'tp. 183
Local Groupsp. 186
Creating local groupsp. 186
Using built-in local groupsp. 187
Global Groupsp. 191
Creating global groupsp. 191
Default global groupsp. 192
Special Groupsp. 193
Assigning a User to a Groupp. 194
Deleting Local and Global Groupsp. 195
Managing Groups Across Domainsp. 196
Administering Security Policiesp. 196
Managing the account policyp. 197
Managing the user rights policyp. 198
Managing the audit policyp. 200
Chapter 12 Permission to Manage Resources, Sir!p. 205
Understanding NT Security and Permissionsp. 208
Managing Local Resourcesp. 208
Understanding NTFS securityp. 209
Implementing local securityp. 210
Reviewing directory permissions optionsp. 211
Managing Network Resourcesp. 211
Creating and sharing resourcesp. 212
Setting permissions on network sharesp. 212
Accessing network resourcesp. 213
Goin' with the resource access flowp. 216
Working together: Local and network securityp. 216
Auditing File Resourcesp. 217
Chapter 13 User Profiles, System Policies, and Hardware Profiles, Oh My!p. 223
Managing the User Environmentp. 226
Understanding User Profilesp. 226
Reviewing the benefits of defining profilesp. 227
Creating local user profilesp. 228
Setting up roaming user profilesp. 228
Establishing mandatory user profilesp. 229
Setting System Policiesp. 229
Specifying user and group system policiesp. 230
Configuring computer system policiesp. 232
Configuring Hardware Profilesp. 234
Chapter 14 Client Administration: Who's the Boss?p. 239
Examining the Network Client Administratorp. 242
Creating a Network Installation Startup Diskp. 243
Creating Installation Disk Setsp. 245
Copying Client-Based Network Administration Toolsp. 247
Part V Managing Network Resourcesp. 251
Chapter 15 Internetwork Routingp. 253
Understanding IP Routingp. 256
Handling IP packets on the local networkp. 257
Routing IP packets to a remote networkp. 257
Windows NT Server Multi-Protocol Routingp. 259
RIP for TCP/IPp. 259
RIP for IPXp. 259
Secret DHCP/BOOTP relay agent manp. 259
Understanding Dynamic versus Static IP Routingp. 260
Static routingp. 260
Dynamic routingp. 261
Integrating static and dynamic routingp. 261
Using a Windows NT Routerp. 262
Isolating Routing Problemsp. 263
Using the Route Print commandp. 263
Checking the TCP/IP configuration with IPCONFIGp. 264
Verifying connectivity with the Ping commandp. 265
Using the Tracert utilityp. 265
Chapter 16 NetWare Connectivityp. 269
Reviewing NWLink IPX/SPX Compatible Transportp. 272
Understanding Client Services for NetWarep. 272
Installing NWLink and CSNWp. 273
Configuring NWLink and CSNWp. 273
Understanding Gateway Services for NetWarep. 275
Setting Up GSNWp. 276
Configuring the NetWare file server for GSNWp. 277
Installing GSNW on NT Serverp. 277
Configuring GSNWp. 278
Using the Migration Tool for NetWare: Swallows to Capistranop. 279
Reviewing what you can and can't do with the Migration Toolp. 279
Running a migrationp. 280
Chapter 17 Macintosh Connectivityp. 285
Understanding NT's Services for Macintoshp. 288
File sharingp. 288
Print sharingp. 288
Routingp. 289
Reviewing the System Requirements for SFMp. 290
NT Server requirementsp. 290
Macintosh requirementsp. 291
Networking requirementsp. 291
Installing Services for Macintoshp. 291
File Sharing and SFMp. 292
NTFSp. 295
File extensionsp. 296
Filename translationp. 297
Configuring Services for Macintoshp. 297
Part VI Managing External Resourcesp. 303
Chapter 18 Working with Internet Servicesp. 305
Intranets: Never Talk to Strangersp. 308
Caught in a World Wide Web of Intriguep. 308
Reviewing NT Server Internet Toolsp. 309
Taking a look at Internet Explorerp. 310
Examining Internet Information Serverp. 311
Installing IISp. 312
Configuring IISp. 313
Configuring the WWW servicep. 314
Configuring the FTP servicep. 316
Creating virtual servers and directoriesp. 317
Chapter 19 Remote Access Service Basicsp. 323
RAS Servers and Clientsp. 326
Installing RAS Serversp. 326
Configuring analog modemsp. 327
Configuring ISDN adaptersp. 328
Using a Wide Area Network (WAN)p. 329
Using Local Area Network Protocolsp. 330
Configuring TCP/IPp. 331
Configuring IPXp. 332
I'm a NetBEUI, you're a NetBEUIp. 332
Understanding Remote Access Protocolsp. 333
RAS and SLIPp. 333
RAS and PPPp. 334
Configuring RAS Securityp. 334
Granting permissionsp. 334
Using data encryptionp. 335
Chapter 20 RAS in Actionp. 339
Installing RAS Client Softwarep. 342
Creating a Dial-Up Connectionp. 342
Configuring RAS Client Protocolsp. 343
Configuring RAS Client Securityp. 343
Testing a RAS Installationp. 345
Using the Event Viewerp. 345
Enabling PPP loggingp. 345
Solving authentication problemsp. 346
Determining Multilink and Callback incompatibilityp. 346
Resolving AutoDial problemsp. 346
Part VII Monitoring and Optimizationp. 351
Chapter 21 What a Performance!p. 353
Performance Monitor: Grading on the Curvep. 356
Establishing a baselinep. 358
Monitoring processor performancep. 358
Monitoring memory performancep. 360
Monitoring disk performancep. 362
Monitoring network performancep. 364
Viewing collected datap. 364
Using Task Managerp. 366
Applicationsp. 366
Processesp. 366
Performancep. 367
Chapter 22 Network Monitor: NT's Traffic Reporterp. 371
Taking a Look at Network Monitorp. 374
MCSE Games: Capture the Datap. 374
Manually executing a capturep. 377
Reviewing captured informationp. 378
Saving captured datap. 380
Filtering Captured Datap. 380
Maintaining Network Monitor Securityp. 382
Password protectionp. 383
Detecting other Network Monitor installationsp. 383
Part VIII Troubleshootingp. 387
Chapter 23 Conflict Resolutionp. 389
Resolving Printing Problemsp. 392
Troubleshooting RASp. 393
Troubleshooting Connectivity Problemsp. 394
Solving File and Resource Access Problemsp. 395
Using the ERD to Restore the Systemp. 396
Troubleshooting Registry Problemsp. 397
Backing up the Registryp. 398
Gaining access to a remote computer's Registryp. 399
Using the Last Known Good configurationp. 400
Advanced Problem Resolutionp. 401
Understanding NT Server's STOP messagesp. 401
Configuring a memory dump: High-tech landfillp. 402
Using the Event Log Servicesp. 404
Chapter 24 Implementing Fault Tolerance: Earning Your Disaster Recovery Stripesp. 409
Reviewing RAID Support in NTp. 412
RAID 0p. 413
RAID 1p. 414
RAID 5p. 415
Recovering from Disk Failurep. 416
Recovering from disk mirroring failure: Seven years of bad luckp. 416
Recovering from disk failure on a stripe set with parity (a fashion mistake?)p. 418
Chapter 25 Hardware Woesp. 423
Troubleshooting Installation Errorsp. 426
Hardware incompatibilityp. 426
Device detection failurep. 427
Lack of NT-specific driversp. 427
Installation media failurep. 427
Inability to connect to the domain controllerp. 428
Resolving Boot Failuresp. 428
Understanding the boot processp. 428
Troubleshooting the boot processp. 430
Understanding the Boot.ini configuration filep. 432
Resolving Configuration Errors with the Registryp. 435
Backing up the Registry automaticallyp. 436
Restoring the Registry using the Last Known Good optionp. 436
Backing up and restoring the Registry using the ERDp. 437
Backing up and restoring the Registry using the RegBack and RegRest utilitiesp. 437
Backing up and restoring Registry keys with the Registry Editorp. 437
Editing the Registryp. 438
Part IX The Part of Tensp. 443
Chapter 26 Ten Terrific Exam Day Tipsp. 445
Don't Memorize the Practice Examsp. 445
Work with the Softwarep. 445
Beware of "Meaning-Changing" Wordsp. 446
Eliminate Potential Distractionsp. 446
Watch the Clockp. 446
Prioritize Questionsp. 446
Don't Click the Start Button until You're Readyp. 447
Stay Calmp. 447
Use the Process of Eliminationp. 447
Get Back on the Horsep. 447
Chapter 27 Ten MCSE Certification Resourcesp. 449
Internet-Based Resourcesp. 449
Mailing listsp. 449
Online trainingp. 450
Forums and message boardsp. 450
Online exams and exam notesp. 450
Usenet newsgroupsp. 451
Web sitesp. 451
Online magazinesp. 451
Other MCSE Resourcesp. 452
Practice exam softwarep. 452
Flashcardsp. 452
User groupsp. 452
Part X Appendixesp. 453
Appendix A Practice Examp. 455
Appendix B About the CDp. 473
System Requirementsp. 473
Using the CDp. 473
What You'll Findp. 474
Dummies test prep toolsp. 475
Commercial demosp. 476
If You Have Problems (Of the CD Kind)p. 477
Indexp. 479
IDG Books Worldwide End-User License Agreementp. 496
Installation Instructionsp. 498
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