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* WINDOWS NT TROUBLESHOOTING
Learn all the tweaks, tips, and administration shortcuts necessary to keep a Windows NT environment trouble-free. This reference contains detailed solutions and preventive techniques for the most common NT hotspots.
* WINDOWS 2000 AUTHENTICATION
This chapter looks at the most important OS security service--authentication--and how Windows 2000 implements it. Learn about the Win2K authentication architecture and the nuts and bolts of the Kerberos authentication protocol, such as how it compares with Windows NT LAN Manager (NTLM) and how it can be used as a single sign-on (SSO) solution between different OSs.
* LDAP SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION
If you want to be the master of your domain, "LDAP System Administration" will help you achieve mastery quickly regardless of which Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) version you use. After reading this book, you'll be able to integrate a directory server into essential network services such as mail, DNS, HTTP, and Server Message Block (SMB)or Common Internet File System (CIFS) even if you have no previous LDAP experience.
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* OPTIMIZING WINDOWS NT
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* NT REGISTRY EDITING CAVEATS
This tip is excerpted from James Stewart's "Key to Optimizing and Tuning Windows NT 4.0" (29th Street Press, 1999).
Editing the Registry is a dangerous activity. You can bring NT to its knees with a single incorrect Registry value. Because a nonfunctioning NT system is as useful as a boat anchor for supporting your network, you should take several precautions to ensure the life of your system.
-- Always back up all data on the computer.
-- Always make a separate backup of the Registry.
-- Save the Registry in five individual files--one for each main subtree.
-- Store the individual subtree files on a local drive, a network drive, and floppies (if size allows).
-- Reboot the machine before editing.
-- Boot while holding down the left Shift button to force NT to skip launching items from the Startup folder.
-- Perform only one change at a time.
-- Reboot immediately after each change.
-- Always test changes first on nonproduction, noncritical systems.
-- Use REGEDT32's read-only mode when you explore the Registry.
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