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Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Administrator's Companion, Second Edition: Chapter 6, Configuring New

Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Get a glimpse inside "Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Administrator's Companion, Second Edition," with this excerpt from Chapter 6, "Configuring New Windows 2000 Server Installations." Click here for the chapter download or to purchase the book.

Summary: The expanded, updated version of this popular operations guide is packed full of practical information to help IT professionals plan the installation, deployment, and maintenance of Windows 2000 Server. In addition to updated material on core topics such as security, disaster planning and recovery, and interoperability with NetWare, UNIX, and Linux, it also includes new sections about Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server, scripting, all the features released in Service Pack 3, 128-bit encryption, and other vital topics.

Chapter 6 focuses on how you can get your system in basic working order. After installing Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, it's important to check for installation errors or problems. The chapter discusses how you should add (and possibly troubleshoot) devices, review the server's network settings, and use the Configure Your Server Wizard to set up the server for its desired network role, such as Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol server or Active Directory service domain controller. Some of the topics discussed include:

  • Checking for Setup Problems
  • Configuring Devices
  • Using Device Manager
  • Configuring Networking Settings
  • Configuring Storage and more!

This chapter download from "Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Administrator's Companion, Second Edition" by Charlie Russel, Sharon Crawford, and Jason Gerend is printed with permission from Microsoft Press, Copyright 2002.


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This was first published in June 2005

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