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Title:
MCSE Windows NT Workstation 4 for dummies
Author:
Kendzierski, Mike.
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Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Foster City, CA. : IDG Books Worldwide, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xxvi, 428 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.).
General Note:
Includes index.

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

"Pass exam 70--73"--cover.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780764506123
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Author Notes

Michael Kendzierski, MCSE and MCT, works as a system engineer, developer, and consultant


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
How This Book Is Organizedp. 1
About This Bookp. 5
Quick Assessment questionsp. 5
Labsp. 5
Tablesp. 6
Prep testsp. 7
Icons Used in This Bookp. 7
Where to Go from Herep. 8
Part I Getting Ready for the Examp. 9
Chapter 1 The Workstation 4.0 Examp. 11
Your Workstation Exam Blueprintp. 11
Planningp. 11
Installation and configurationp. 12
Managing resourcesp. 12
Connectivityp. 12
Running applicationsp. 12
Monitoring and optimizationp. 13
Troubleshootingp. 13
Number of questionsp. 13
How questions are structuredp. 13
Success from Start to Finishp. 14
Preparationp. 14
Exam dayp. 14
Starting with a smilep. 15
Keeping your coolp. 15
Leaving with the resultsp. 15
Registering for the Examp. 16
Chapter 2 Mapping an Exam Prep Strategyp. 17
Comparing NTp. 17
... And Windows 95p. 18
... And MS-DOS and Windows 3.xp. 18
... And NT Serverp. 18
Windows NT Feature Set and Architecturep. 18
Portabilityp. 19
Multitaskingp. 19
Multithreadingp. 19
File systemsp. 20
Securityp. 20
Client supportp. 20
Multiprocessor supportp. 20
Connectivityp. 21
NT memory architecture: Virtual memory and demand pagingp. 21
Part II Planning, Installation, and Configurationp. 23
Chapter 3 File Systems and Disk Administration: Setting Up Shopp. 25
FAT and NTFS File-Storage Systems: A Place for Everythingp. 28
FAT versus NTFS: Choosing the right systemp. 28
Compatibility: FAT is kingp. 30
Security: NTFS rulesp. 30
Hard disk structurep. 31
Sector and cluster sizesp. 31
File and partition sizesp. 31
Volume sizep. 31
Compressionp. 32
Supported filenamesp. 34
Converting between NTFS and FATp. 34
NTFS fault tolerancep. 35
Disk Administrator: NT's Answer to DOS Disk Operationsp. 35
Partitionsp. 36
Volume setsp. 37
Stripe setsp. 38
Formatting partitions, volumes, and stripe setsp. 38
Drive lettersp. 39
Chapter 4 Installing and Uninstalling NT Workstationp. 45
Planning the Installationp. 48
Meeting hardware requirementsp. 48
Minimum requirements for Intel and RISC systemsp. 48
Hardware Compatibility List (HCL)p. 49
NT Hardware Qualifier (NTHQ)p. 49
Partitioning the hard drivep. 49
Choosing a file systemp. 50
Setting up a dual-boot systemp. 50
Upgrading to NTp. 51
Installing Windows NTp. 52
Starting the setup with or without the CD-ROMp. 52
From the CD-ROMp. 52
From the hard disk or a networkp. 52
Going through the setupp. 54
Performing an unattended installation (server-based deployment)p. 55
Answer files and Uniqueness Database Files (UDFs)p. 56
Installing other applications along with Windows NTp. 63
Removing Windows NTp. 64
Installing and Uninstallingp. 66
Chapter 5 Booting NT Workstationp. 69
Running through the Boot Process for Intel Systemsp. 72
Editing Boot.inip. 73
Structurep. 74
Boot loaderp. 74
Operating systemsp. 74
ARC naming conventionp. 75
Switchesp. 76
What you can do in the Control Panelp. 77
Setting Up a Dual-Boot Systemp. 77
Chapter 6 Configuring the Desktopp. 83
Configuring Software with the Control Panelp. 86
Systemp. 86
Generalp. 87
Performancep. 87
Environmentp. 88
Startup/Shutdownp. 88
Hardware Profilesp. 88
User Profilesp. 88
Portsp. 90
Servicesp. 90
Telephonyp. 90
UPS (software settings)p. 90
Configuring Hardware with the Control Panelp. 91
Networkp. 91
SCSI adaptersp. 92
Tape devicesp. 92
UPS (hardware settings)p. 92
Displayp. 92
Mousep. 93
Working in the Registryp. 94
Registry structurep. 94
Searching the Registryp. 95
Using Windows NT Diagnosticsp. 96
Part III Managing Resourcesp. 101
Chapter 7 Users and Groups: The Digital Communep. 103
Creating and Managing User Accountsp. 106
Using the default accountsp. 106
Creating user accountsp. 107
Changing user profilesp. 108
Disabling, removing, and renaming user accountsp. 111
Group Accountsp. 112
Using Default groupsp. 113
Administratorsp. 114
Power Usersp. 114
Usersp. 115
Guestsp. 115
Backup Operatorsp. 115
Creating your own local groupsp. 115
Editing your groupsp. 116
Deleting groupsp. 116
Users and Groupsp. 118
Chapter 8 Security Policies and Tools: NT Lays Down the Lawp. 123
Controlling the Workstation with Security Policiesp. 126
Account policy: Passwords and automatic account lockoutp. 126
User rightsp. 128
Audit policyp. 131
Applying Security Functions to Objectsp. 132
Access Control Lists (ACLs)p. 133
Logon authentication and access tokensp. 133
Customized logons and the Registryp. 135
Securing Your Data with NT Backupp. 137
Chapter 9 File and Folder Permissions: Saying Pleasep. 145
Share Permissionsp. 148
Sharing a folder and viewing permissionsp. 148
Using the default sharesp. 150
Accessing a share by mapping to itp. 150
Removing a sharep. 151
NTFS Permissionsp. 151
Setting, gaining, and viewing permissionsp. 152
Copying and moving files and foldersp. 155
When Permissions Collide: How Different Permission Levels Interactp. 155
Part IV Connecting Networksp. 161
Chapter 10 Adding and Configuring Network Componentsp. 163
Working with NT Workstation Componentsp. 166
Network Protocols Are NT's Alphabet Soupp. 168
DLC (Data Link Control)p. 169
NetBEUIp. 169
NWLink IPX/SPX Compatible Transportp. 170
TCP/IPp. 170
Routingp. 170
Network Servicesp. 171
Network Bindingsp. 172
Chapter 11 Creating Domains and Workgroupsp. 177
Choosing Workgroup or Domainp. 180
Workgroupsp. 180
Domainsp. 182
Joining a domainp. 183
Servers and domain controllersp. 185
Just Browsingp. 185
Determining browser rolesp. 186
Browser electionsp. 187
Configuring a Preferred Master Browserp. 187
Chapter 12 NetWare and Connectivity: The True Storyp. 193
Linking Up to NetWarep. 196
Installing NWLinkp. 197
Configuring NWLinkp. 198
Frame typep. 198
Integrating with Client Service for NetWare (CSNW)p. 199
Installing and configuring CSNWp. 199
Changing your password in CSNWp. 201
Running command-line utilities in CSNWp. 202
NetWare and Connectivityp. 204
Part V Connecting to the Internetp. 207
Chapter 13 Do You See What I TCP/IP?p. 209
TCP/IP Overviewp. 212
TCP/IP and the OSI Layersp. 212
Network layerp. 213
Internet layerp. 214
Transport layerp. 214
Application layerp. 214
TCP/IP Configurationp. 215
Configuring via DHCPp. 215
Manually configuring TCP/IPp. 216
IP addressp. 217
Subnet Maskp. 217
Default Gatewayp. 217
Name resolutionp. 218
Reconfiguring TCP/IPp. 219
TCP/IP Toolsp. 220
Pingp. 220
Tracertp. 221
Ipconfigp. 221
Chapter 14 The Internet and Intranets: Walking the Wirep. 225
Accessing the Internet with NT Workstationp. 228
Direct LAN Internet connectionp. 228
Remote-Access Service Internet connectionp. 228
Using Peer Web Services (PWS)p. 229
Installationp. 230
Limitations of Peer Web Servicesp. 233
Advantages of Peer Web Servicesp. 234
Data protectionp. 234
Name resolutionp. 235
WINSp. 235
DNSp. 235
Chapter 15 Remote-Access Service: Commanding from Beyondp. 239
Remote-Access Service (RAS) Requirementsp. 242
Using multi-link with communication devicesp. 243
Remote access via Point-to-Point Tunnelingp. 243
Installing RASp. 245
Troubleshooting RASp. 247
RAS Port and RAS Total countersp. 247
Dial Up Networking Monitor and Device.logp. 247
RAS Securityp. 248
RAS and the Internetp. 249
Remote Access versus Remote Controlp. 249
Compressionp. 250
Commanding Remote-Access Servicep. 251
Part VI Running Applicationsp. 255
Chapter 16 Working with Legacy and 32-Bit Applicationsp. 257
Legacy Applicationsp. 260
Virtual DOS Machines (VDMs)p. 260
Working with DOS legacy applicationsp. 260
Working with WIN16 legacy applicationsp. 261
Running WIN16 applicationsp. 262
NT Application Subsystemsp. 263
Processes Prioritizationp. 264
Threads and schedulingp. 267
Memory protectionp. 269
Chapter 17 Printing: Putting It Down on Paperp. 273
Printing Overview and the NT Print Modelp. 276
Managing Printersp. 277
Managing print jobsp. 279
Installing a local printer (print device)p. 279
Connecting to a remote printerp. 280
Configuring Printersp. 281
Generalp. 281
Portsp. 281
Schedulingp. 282
Sharingp. 283
Securityp. 284
Device Settingsp. 285
Troubleshooting Printer Problemsp. 285
Part VII Monitoring, Optimizing, and Troubleshootingp. 291
Chapter 18 Workstation Monitoring and Performancep. 293
Monitoring System Performance By Using Various Toolsp. 296
Identifying and Resolving a Given Performance Problemp. 296
Bottlenecksp. 297
Object countersp. 299
Monitoring memory performancep. 300
Monitoring processor performancep. 300
Monitoring physical disk performancep. 301
Monitoring logical disk performancep. 302
Optimizing Memory Performancep. 304
Optimizing the pagefilep. 304
Optimizing Processor Performancep. 305
Optimizing Disk Performancep. 306
Application Performancep. 307
Processes Prioritizationp. 308
Processesp. 309
Threadsp. 309
Workstation Monitoring and Performancep. 311
Chapter 19 Troubleshooting without Guiltp. 317
Installationp. 320
Hardwarep. 320
New computersp. 320
DOSp. 321
BIOS problemsp. 321
Hardware conflicts (IRQs)p. 322
Hard disk controllersp. 322
The Boot Process: Restoration and ERDp. 323
Windows NT Diagnosticsp. 325
Event Viewerp. 326
Troubleshootingp. 329
Part VIII The Part of Tensp. 333
Chapter 20 Don't Panic! And Other Test-Day Tipsp. 335
Join a Study Groupp. 336
Organize Your Study Notesp. 336
Use Flash Cardsp. 336
Memorize with Phoneticsp. 336
Go over the Exam Preparation Guide with a Fine-Tooth Combp. 337
Check out Microsoft TechNetp. 337
Using the MS Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Resource Guidep. 337
Take the Exam with a Friendp. 338
Don't Cramp. 338
Get a Good Night's Restp. 338
Chapter 21 Taking Advantage of the Netp. 339
Microsoft Home Pagep. 340
Microsoft Training and Certificationp. 341
The Microsoft Training and Certification Download Pagep. 342
Microsoft Certified Professional Magazine Onlinep. 343
Yahoo!p. 344
Transcender Corporationp. 345
Bookpoolp. 346
Saluki Study Resourcesp. 347
MCSE Info Pagep. 348
MCSE Connect!p. 349
Part IX Appendixesp. 351
Appendix A Practice Exam 1p. 353
Appendix B Practice Exam 2p. 367
Appendix C MS Certified Professional Requirementsp. 381
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)p. 381
Qualifying examsp. 382
Benefitsp. 382
Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCT)p. 383
Requirementsp. 383
Benefitsp. 384
Microsoft Certified Professional+Internet (MCP+I)p. 384
Qualifying examsp. 384
Benefitsp. 385
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)p. 385
Windows NT 4.0 certification requirementsp. 385
Core examsp. 386
Elective examsp. 387
Windows NT 3.51 certification requirementsp. 389
Benefitsp. 390
MCSE+Internetp. 390
MCSE+I requirementsp. 390
Core examsp. 391
Elective examsp. 392
Benefitsp. 393
Online Referencesp. 393
Appendix D About the CDp. 395
System Requirementsp. 395
Using the CDp. 396
What You'll Findp. 397
Dummies test prep toolsp. 397
Commercial demosp. 399
If You Have Problems (of the CD Kind)p. 400
Indexp. 401
IDG Books Worldwide End-User License Agreementp. 427
Installation Instructionsp. 429
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