'This is the definitive reference for Windows 2000 use and administration.' --Deb Murray, Vice President, UniForum Technology Training Institute Windows 2000 is both an evolutionary and revolutionary operating system. It builds on the familiar aspects of Windows NT that have made it such a popular operating system. Yet this new release has revolutionary features that set a new standard for effectively integrating an operating system with Web, application, networking, communication, and infrastructure services. The Ultimate Windows 2000 System Administrator's Guide is an essential resource for planning, deploying, and administering a Windows 2000 enterprise system. The authors draw on years of experience designing and administering Windows NT and UNIX systems in order to guide you through the varied tasks involved in real-world system administration. The book provides an overview of the entire Windows 2000 server family, including Advanced Server, DataCenter, and Professional. There are detailed discussions of key Windows 2000 administrative functions and descriptions of many advanced tools and optional components. In addition, the authors have included a comprehensive and convenient Windows 2000 command reference. Topics covered include: Windows 2000 planning, migration, installation, and deployment The enhanced Microsoft Management Console Active Directory in theory and practice User and group policies Advanced security and authentication capabilities Virtual private networks Disk, backup, and disaster management Terminal services Clustering, indexing services, and message queuing The information provided in this book will help you make a smooth transition to this new operating system, enabling you to maximize the full potential of the Windows 2000 revolution. 0201615800B04062001 Designed as a reference for Windows 2000 use and administration.