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Windows 2000 user management
Sanders, Lori (Lori M.)
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Publication Information:
Indianapolis, Ind. : New Riders Publishing, [2000]

Physical Description:
xv, 239 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Includes index.
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System policies allow administrators to automatically distribute registry changes to users and systems, without direct intervention or management. User profiles allow the administrator to specify the configuration on a user's desktop, to duplicate the same configuration among several users, and even to restrict the changing of the configuration.

Author Notes

Lori Sanders has recently given up the road warrior's life and has joined the staff of HRchitect as a project manager for one of their Fortune 500 clients in Memphis, Tennessee. Previously, Lori owned iSolve Consulting Group, a company specializing in NT networking, I-net based system design, and technology consulting. Lori is also a technical editor and instructor for Learning Tree International, focusing on the Windows 2000, NT4, and client/server arenas. Lori has been working with Windows 2000 since the first beta release and has implemented the OS in several lab sites for her clients. Her 17-year background in the Information Technology field includes project management, information systems engineering, network administration, and technical support. She also has been a programmer, but you have to promise not to tell anyone about that. Lori is based in Tennessee where she lives most happily with her wonderful husband, Wade, their daughters, beautiful grandchildren, six cats, and two dogs. You can contact Lori at

Table of Contents

Intoductionp. xiii
I Windows 2000 Fundamentalsp. 1
1 Inside Windows 2000 Overviewp. 3
What's New for User and Desktop Management in Windows 2000p. 5
Active Directory Overviewp. 11
Planning the Active Directoryp. 19
2 Domainsp. 21
Domain Basicsp. 22
Drawbacks of NT 3.x/4.0 Domainsp. 23
Trust Relationshipsp. 24
Domain Models in NT 3.51 and NT 4p. 31
Migrating Your Domain Model to Windows 2000p. 37
Comparing Public and Private Namespacesp. 43
A Few Final Thoughtsp. 45
3 Authentication and Resource Protection in Windows 2000p. 47
Security Perimetersp. 48
Security Activitiesp. 49
Secure Authentication Services in Windows 2000p. 51
Security Access Tokensp. 58
Discretionary Access Control Lists (DACLs)p. 59
Auditing Security Access Control Listsp. 72
A Few Last Wordsp. 74
4 Understanding Organizational Units: The Building Blocks of the Active Directoryp. 77
Creating an OU Hierarchy that Works for Youp. 78
Reasons to Create OUsp. 79
DACLs and SACLs on OUsp. 84
Directory Object Inheritance Modelp. 92
Pizza Place Case Studyp. 94
II Managing Users and Groupsp. 97
5 Managing User Accountsp. 99
Predefined User Accountsp. 100
Creating Usersp. 101
Upgrading from an Earlier Version of NTp. 106
Migrating to Active Directory from NetWarep. 109
Copying User Accountsp. 113
Deleting User Accountsp. 113
In Summaryp. 114
6 Group Managementp. 115
Group Categoriesp. 116
Global Groupsp. 118
Replication Considerations in Group Designp. 119
Group Memberships as Viewed from Downlevel Systemsp. 125
Creating Groupsp. 134
III Environment Managementp. 141
7 User Profilesp. 143
Defining a Profilep. 144
Applying Profilesp. 151
Profiles and Slow Network Connectionsp. 160
Mandatory Profilesp. 163
Disadvantages of Profilesp. 163
8 Employing Group Policiesp. 165
Group Policy and Total Cost of Ownershipp. 166
Applying Group Policies to the Directory Treep. 166
The Group Policy Editorp. 170
Applying Group Policiesp. 177
9 IntelliMirror Features for Client Managementp. 189
Remote Operating System Installationp. 190
IntelliMirrorp. 191
Offline Folders and the Synchronization Managerp. 192
Synchronizing Filesp. 201
IntelliMirror Scenariosp. 204
Summing Upp. 207
A Directory Management with Windows Script Hostp. 209
Building the Structurep. 210
Building the Printers and Sharesp. 213
Building the Usersp. 214
Modifying the Usersp. 215
Adding Users to Groupsp. 216
Enhancing the Scriptsp. 216
Summaryp. 217
B Custom .ADM Template File Examplep. 219
Glossaryp. 221
Indexp. 229