Managing Server Settings

Through the Terminal Services Configuration utility, you can also configure settings that apply to the server. Select the Server Settings folder in the Terminal Services Configuration window to see the settings available. These settings are described in Table 12.4. TABLE 12.4 Terminal Services Server Settings TABLE 12.4 Terminal Services Server Settings Specifies whether or not temporary folders are deleted after a session ends Allows anonymous users to open sessions across the Internet (this...

Configuring Terminal Services Licensing

The first time a client attempts to log on to the Terminal Services server in application server mode, the server will recognize that the client has not been issued a license and will locate a license server to issue a license to the client. This license is a digitally signed certificate that will remain with the client forever and cannot be used by any other client. Before you can begin using a license server, you must activate it through the Microsoft Clearinghouse using the Terminal Services...

Safeguarding Your Computer and Recovering from Disaster

One of the worst events you will experience is a computer that won't boot. An even worse experience is discovering that there is no recent backup for that computer. Recover System State data and user data by using Windows Troubleshoot system restoration by starting in safe mode. Recover System State data and user data by using the Recovery The first step in preparing for disaster recovery is to expect that a disaster will occur at some point and take proactive steps before the failure to plan...

Hardware Requirements

In order to install Windows 2000 Server successfully, your system must meet certain hardware requirements. Table 1.1 lists the minimum requirements as well as the more realistic recommended requirements. The minimum hardware requirements for Windows 2000 Server and Windows 2000 Advanced Server are the same. The minimum requirements specify the minimum hardware required before you should even consider installing Windows 2000 Server. These requirements assume that you are just installing the...

Encrypting and Decrypting Folders and Files

To use EFS, a user specifies that a folder or file on an NTFS partition should be encrypted. The encryption is transparent to the user, who has access to the file. However, when other users try to access the file, they will not be able to unencrypt the file even if those users have Full Control NTFS permissions. Instead, they will receive an error message. To encrypt a folder or a file, take the following steps. 1. Open Windows Explorer by selecting Start > Programs > Accessories >...

Second Edition

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Compatibility Scripts

Most well-known applications have been tested for use with Terminal Services. Some of these applications require compatibility scripts that should be run after the program is installed to achieve the best performance on a Terminal Services server. These scripts can be found in Windir Application Compatibility Scripts Install. The compatibility scripts may include notes on specific script capabilities and instructions on modifying them for custom installations. You can edit compatibility scripts...

Configuring Driver Signing Options

You can specify how Windows 2000 Server will respond if you select to install an unsigned driver through the Driver Signing Options dialog box. To access this dialog box, right-click My Computer, select Properties from the pop-up menu, and click the Hardware tab in the System Properties dialog box. This tab has Hardware Wizard, Device Manager, and Hardware Profiles options, as shown in Figure 3.20. Clicking the Driver Signing button in the Device Manager section opens the Driver Signing Options...

Review Questions

Dan has four servers that are identically configured. One of the servers crashes and has to be completely reinstalled. He wants to document the configuration, including the drivers and versions that are loaded for each device. Which utility should he use to collect and display information about the reference computer's current configuration 2. Rena wants to edit her registry to add in a new subkey based on the setup and configuration instructions for a new application that she wants to install....

Checking Service Dependencies

The Dependencies tab of the service Properties dialog box, shown in Figure 3.29, lists any services that must be running in order for the specified service to start. If a service fails to start, you can use this information to determine what the dependencies are, then make sure that each dependency service is running. FIGURE 3.29 The Dependencies tab of the service Properties dialog box FIGURE 3.29 The Dependencies tab of the service Properties dialog box At the bottom of the Dependencies tab,...

Working with Local User Accounts

To set up and manage local users, you use the Local Users and Groups utility. With Local Users and Groups, you can create, delete, and rename user accounts, as well as change passwords. Implement, configure, manage, and troubleshoot local The procedures for many basic local user management tasks such as creating, disabling, deleting, and renaming user accounts are the same for both Windows 2000 Server and Professional.

Configuring a DNS Server

After DNS is installed see Exercise 9.4 , you will see the DNS program item in the Administrative Tools group. The following steps are used to configure a DNS server 1. Select Start gt Programs gt Administrative Tools gt DNS. 2. The DNS window appears, as shown in Figure 9.25. Right-click your DNS server and select Configure the Server from the pop-up menu. The Domain Name System pNS is a hierarchical naming system used for locating computers and other resources on the network. DHS is mostly...