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Microsoft Windows 2000 professional : built on NT technology
Joyce, Jerry, 1950-
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Redmond, WA : Microsoft Press, [2000]

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x, 324 pages : illustrations ; 19 x 24 cm
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QA76.76.O63 J6935 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Readers looking for fast answers when working with Windows 2000 can find them in this handy At A Glance reference. It covers new Windows 2000 features such as the Active Desktop and Active Directory service, support for DVD, Internet and remote access features, security, OnNow technology, and more -- using concise language and task-oriented visuals that let readers find what they need without wading through a lot of detail. It's the low-priced ready reference for anyone who wants to look it up, work it out, and get it done fast with Windows 2000!

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. x
1 About This Bookp. 1
No Computerese!p. 1
A Quick Overviewp. 2
A Few Assumptionsp. 3
A Final Word (or Two)p. 4
2 Jump Right Inp. 5
Windows 2000 at a Glancep. 6
Starting Upp. 8
Shutting Downp. 9
Managing a Program Windowp. 10
Folders and the File Structurep. 12
Using Shortcut Menus for Quick Resultsp. 13
Getting Helpp. 14
Mouse Maneuversp. 16
Wheeling Around with the Mousep. 18
3 Accessingp. 19
Exploring Your Documentsp. 20
Exploring Your Computerp. 21
Exploring Your Networkp. 22
Different Ways of Networkingp. 24
Reconnecting to a Network Folderp. 26
Assigning a Drive Letter to a Network Folderp. 27
Opening a Documentp. 28
Opening a Document You Used Recentlyp. 30
Creating Quick Access to a Documentp. 31
Opening a Document You Used Previouslyp. 32
File Associations, File Extensions, and Registered Programsp. 34
Finding a Documentp. 36
Finding a Document Based on Its Propertiesp. 38
Checking the Details About a File or Folderp. 39
Navigating with Toolbarsp. 40
Creating Your Own Toolbarsp. 41
Finding Someonep. 42
Exploring the Internetp. 43
Finding Something on the Internetp. 44
Going to a Specific Web Sitep. 45
Changing Linksp. 46
Returning to Your Favorite Sitesp. 48
Adding Links to the Desktopp. 49
Creating Quick Access to a Web Sitep. 50
Accessing Folders from the Command Promptp. 51
4 Organizingp. 53
Arranging the File Listingsp. 54
Organizing Your Foldersp. 56
Reorganizing Your Foldersp. 57
Organizing Your Filesp. 58
Renaming or Deleting a File or Folderp. 59
Recovering a Deleted Itemp. 60
Renaming Multiple Filesp. 61
Copying an Item to a Special Locationp. 62
Adding Documents and Folders to the Desktopp. 64
Arranging Windows on the Desktopp. 66
Tidying Up the Desktopp. 67
Organizing the Start Menup. 68
Reorganizing the Start Menup. 70
Organizing Your Favorite Itemsp. 72
Cleaning Up Your Lists of Activitiesp. 74
Displaying File and Folder Locations and Typesp. 75
5 Sharingp. 77
Sharing Your Computerp. 78
Groups, Permissions, and Securityp. 79
Sharing Documents and Foldersp. 80
Limiting Access to a Shared Folderp. 82
Monitoring Who's Connectedp. 84
Making Shared Documents Always Availablep. 86
Sharing Programs On Linep. 88
Sharing a Printerp. 90
Publishing Your Own Web Pagesp. 92
6 Running Programsp. 93
Starting a Programp. 94
Starting a Program When Windows 2000 Startsp. 95
Changing the Way a Program Startsp. 96
Managing Multiple Programsp. 97
Copying Material Between Documentsp. 98
Linking to Information That Changesp. 100
Editing Inserted Materialp. 101
Editing a Document in WordPadp. 102
Dialog Box Decisionsp. 104
Inserting Special Charactersp. 105
Creating a Picturep. 106
Editing a Picturep. 108
Modifying an Imagep. 110
Creating Your Own Font Charactersp. 111
Crunching Numbersp. 112
Running Commandsp. 114
Exploring the Command Prompt Commandsp. 116
Copying Text at the Command Promptp. 117
Sending Command Prompt Output to a Filep. 118
Modifying the Way an MS-DOS Program Runsp. 119
Quitting When You're Stuckp. 120
7 Printingp. 121
Installing a Local Printerp. 122
Printing from a Programp. 123
Printing Documentsp. 124
Specifying a Default Printerp. 125
Connecting to a Network Printerp. 126
Separating Print Jobsp. 127
Controlling Your Printingp. 128
Printing a Document to a Filep. 130
Printing Without a Printerp. 132
Printing from the Command Prompt to a Network Printerp. 133
8 Working with Multimediap. 135
Playing an Audio Filep. 136
Playing a Music CDp. 138
Listening to the Radiop. 140
Playing a Video Clipp. 141
Playing Media from the Netp. 142
Associating a Sound with an Eventp. 144
Multimedia Formats and CODECsp. 145
Creating a Sound Filep. 146
Controlling the Volumep. 148
9 Connectingp. 149
Adding E-Mail and News Accountsp. 150
Sending E-Mailp. 152
Reading E-Mailp. 154
Sending and Receiving Attachmentsp. 156
Replying to or Forwarding a Messagep. 157
Managing Messagesp. 158
Subscribing to Newsgroupsp. 160
Reading the Newsp. 161
Downloading the Newsp. 162
Adding to the Newsp. 163
Mail Messages, Formats, and Serversp. 164
Adding a Signature to a Messagep. 165
Adding a Contact to the Contacts Listp. 166
Defining Identities in Outlook Expressp. 168
Customizing Outlook Expressp. 170
Sending a Business Cardp. 171
Sending and Receiving Secure Messagesp. 172
Setting Up to Send Faxesp. 174
Setting Up to Receive Faxesp. 176
Sending a Faxp. 178
Receiving a Faxp. 180
Annotating a Faxp. 182
Creating a Fax Cover Pagep. 183
Conferring on the Netp. 184
Making a Phone Callp. 186
10 Travelingp. 189
Tracking Copied Filesp. 190
Taking Along Network Filesp. 192
Securing Files with Encryptionp. 194
Connecting from Different Locationsp. 195
Calling to Your Computerp. 196
Connecting to a Network by Modemp. 198
Logging On to a Network from a Remote Locationp. 199
Connecting to a Computer or a Network over the Internetp. 200
Controlling Your Computer Remotelyp. 202
Connecting with a Terminalp. 204
Transferring Files by Modemp. 206
Connecting Two Computers with a Cablep. 208
Storing Information on a Removable Diskp. 210
Downloading Files over the Internetp. 212
11 Customizingp. 213
Customize Your Environmentp. 214
Rearranging the Taskbar and the Toolbarsp. 216
Hiding the Taskbar or a Toolbarp. 218
Changing the Look of the Desktopp. 220
Creating a Custom Desktop Backgroundp. 222
Hiding the Desktop Iconsp. 223
Customizing Toolbarsp. 224
Opening a Folder in Its Own Windowp. 225
Adding a Comment to a Folder Windowp. 226
Adding a Background Picture to a Folder Windowp. 227
Customizing a Folder Window for Picturesp. 228
Displaying Classic Folder Windowsp. 229
Using a Screen Saverp. 230
Changing Your Clickp. 231
Changing the Mouse Pointersp. 232
Adjusting Mouse Actionsp. 234
Changing Your Inputp. 236
Changing Your Outputp. 238
Enlarging the Viewp. 240
Improving the Look of Your Screenp. 242
Fitting More Items onto the Desktopp. 243
Changing Screen Colorsp. 244
Making Everything More Colorfulp. 245
Using Two Monitorsp. 246
12 Managing Windows 2000p. 249
Backing Up Your Filesp. 250
Restoring Backed-Up Filesp. 252
Securing Your Computerp. 253
Managing Your Computer's Powerp. 254
Changing the Date and Time Formatp. 256
Adjusting International Settingsp. 258
Adjusting the Date and Timep. 260
Changing Your Passwordp. 261
Adding Fonts to Your Systemp. 262
Hooked on Fontsp. 264
Updating Your Systemp. 266
Maintaining the Drivesp. 267
Diagnosing Problemsp. 268
Documenting the System Configurationp. 270
Creating an Emergency Repair Diskp. 271
Starting Up When There's a Problemp. 272
13 Taking Controlp. 275
Adding or Removing Windows 2000 Componentsp. 276
Installing a Software Programp. 278
Modifying a Program's Installationp. 279
Removing a Software Programp. 280
Starting a Program with Full Access Rightsp. 281
Protecting Individual Files and Foldersp. 282
Adding New Usersp. 284
Defining Custom Accessp. 286
Defining Access Rightsp. 287
Hosting a Web Sitep. 288
Scheduling Programsp. 290
Creating Custom Management Toolsp. 292
Editing Windows 2000 Settingsp. 293
Sharing an Internet Connectionp. 294
Joining a Domain or a Workgroupp. 296
Creating a New Hardware Profilep. 297
Changing a Hardware Profilep. 298
Changing Your Disk Formatp. 299
Controlling the Startupp. 300
Creating More Disk Spacep. 302
Allocating Disk Spacep. 304
Indexp. 305