Review Questions

You recently made changes to the GPOs on your Windows 2000 domain controller. You notice that the changes are not being applied automatically when new users log on. Using the following exhibit, which option can you set so that new changes to the GPO are applied with 10 minutes for any computers that are logged onto the network A Admin Console - Console Root LocaI Computer Policy Computer Configuration .Administrative TempIates System Group Polie HE3E3 gj Computer Configuration CJ Software...

Using Startup and Recovery Options

The Startup and Recovery options are used to specify the default operating system that is loaded and specify which action should be taken in the event of system failure. You can access the Startup and Recovery options from your Desktop by right-clicking My Computer, selecting Properties from the pop-up menu, clicking the Advanced tab, and then clicking the Startup and Recovery button. Alternatively, select Start > Settings > Control Panel > System > Advanced > Startup and Recovery....

Using the Local Users and Groups Utility

The first step to working with Windows 2000 Server local user accounts is to access the Local Users and Groups utility. There are two common methods for accessing this utility You can load Local Users and Groups as a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in. You can access the Local Users and Groups utility through the Computer Management utility. The following steps are used to add the Local Users and Groups snap-in to the MMC 1. Select Start > Run, type mmc, and press Enter to open the...

Specifying Custom Error Messages

If the Web browser encounters an error, it will display an error message. By default, predefined error messages are displayed. Through the Custom Errors tab, shown in Figure 10.11, you can customize the error message that the user will see. To generate a custom error message, you create an .HTM file, which can then be mapped to a specific HTML error. FIGURE 10.11 The Custom Errors tab of the Web server Properties dialog box Web Site Operators Performance IS API Filters Home Directory Documents...

Using Account Policies

Account policies are used to specify the user account properties that relate to the logon process. They allow you to configure computer security settings for passwords, account lockout specifications, and Kerberos authentication within a domain. Implement, configure, manage, and troubleshoot Account After you have loaded the MMC snap-in for Group Policy, you will see an option for Local Computer Policy. To access the Account Policies folders, expand Local Computer Policy, Computer...

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...

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...