This official Microsoft training kit teaches IT professionals how to install, configure, and administer the Windows 2000 Professional desktop operating system-as they prepare for the corresponding MCP exam. Topics include setting up and troubleshooting the software; monitoring and optimizing system resources such as files, printers, and applications; and configuring hardware devices and drivers. Students learn through skills-based tutorials and hands-on lab exercises. The content covers Windows 2000 Professional in a generic server environment, though many examples reference Windows 2000 Server. An economical alternative to classroom training, this kit enables students to set their own pace and learn by doing.
Welcome to MCSE Training Kit—Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional. This kit introduces you to the Windows 2000 family of products and prepares you to install, configure, administer, and support Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional.
This kit introduces the various tools for administering and configuring Windows 2000 including the Microsoft Management Console, Task Scheduler, Control Panel, and the registry. You will learn about the network protocols and services that ship with Windows 2000. This kit concentrates on Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), the network protocol of choice for Windows 2000. It also introduces you to the Domain Name System (DNS), which is an Internet and TCP/IP standard name service, and is required for Windows 2000 domains and directory services based on Active Directory technology.
Windows 2000 domains and Active Directory directory services are also introduced in this course, but both these features are available only with the Windows 2000 Server family of products. Active Directory directory services integrate the Internet concept of a namespace with Windows 2000 directory service. Active Directory directory services use DNS as its domain naming and location service so Windows 2000 domain names are also DNS names. In fact, the core unit of logical structure in Active Directory directory services is the domain.
Each chapter in this book is divided into lessons. Most lessons include hands-on procedures that allow you to practice or demonstrate a particular concept or skill. Each lesson ends with a short summary and each chapter ends with a set of review questions to test your knowledge of the chapter material.