Essential Windows NT System Administration

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Anonymous    Mar 01, 2001
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bullet item 1: "Chapter 5" now reads "Chapter 7"

Anonymous    Dec 01, 1998
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1st bullet item: changed "and its children" to "and its parents"

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1998
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2nd bullet under "Using and customizing..."

moved the footnote marker to the end of the second sentence, after "(try!)"

Anonymous    Jul 01, 1998
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footnote, 1st sentence: changed

The character used ... to If it doesn't work, it's easy to enable it: the character used...

Anonymous    Jul 01, 1998
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1st para. under "Determining the Time...", 2nd

sentence: changed However, this event is not, in fact, recorded,... to However, this event is not, in fact, always recorded,...

Anonymous    Jul 01, 1998
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The second sentence in the last bulleted item did read: "Such strings just as vulnerable..." Now reads: "Such strings are just as vulnerable...

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2000
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first paragraph, changed "5 attempts and 10 minutes" to "5

attempts and 30 minutes"

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1998
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under Customizing the Login Process: changed "Winlogin" to

"Winlogon"

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1998
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changed A-head to "Tools for Creating a Compute Server"

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1998
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under "Differential backups": changed

...are copied and marked as backed up... to ...are copied but not marked as backed up...

Anonymous    Jul 01, 1998
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next-to-last line: changed the reference to Table 8-1

to Table 8-2

Anonymous    Jul 01, 1998
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under "Services": changed the reference to Table 8-2

to Table 8-3

Anonymous    Jul 01, 1998
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Table 8-3, description of Windows Internet Name Service

changed to Provides NetBIOS name registration and resolution services, translating NetBIOS computer names to IP addresses.

Anonymous    Jul 01, 1998
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1st para., line 3: changed

...pre-loaded into the WINS cache... to ...pre-loaded into the NetBIOS name cache...

Anonymous    Jul 01, 1998
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last line: changed "simply some subtree" to "simply

some pruned subtree"

Anonymous    Jul 01, 1998
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1st para. under "Caching-only server", last sentence

changed ...by never asking for the same name twice between server restarts. to ...by not asking for the same name again as long as the name remains in its cache.

Anonymous    Jul 01, 1998
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step 4, lines 2 and 3: changed

...this selection creates a subzone of the currently selected zone... to ...this selection creates a new subdomain in the currently selected zone...

Anonymous    Jul 01, 1998
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step 5, 2nd sentence: changed

These zone must be assigned names... to In most cases, these zones are assigned names...

Anonymous    Jul 01, 1998
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replaced the 1st paragraph with

By default, the DNS server facility is installed in caching-only mode. If your network is connected to the Internet, then no further configuration is required. If not, modify the DNS cache file as indicated in step 4 below. I prefer to run a caching-only server in manual mode. Here are the steps for setting one up:

Anonymous    Jul 01, 1998
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step 4: change

...that points to one or more DNS server. For example... to ...that points to one or more authoritative DNS servers for your domain. If you are connected to the Internet, then these will be the Internet's root name servers; these are provided in the default cache file provided with Windows NT and may also be obtained from ftp.rs.internic.net/domain/root.cache. If you network is not connected to the Internet, then the file should contain entries for the local root servers. For example... ("ftp.rs.internic.net/domain/root.cache" is in italics.)

Anonymous    Jul 01, 1998
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2nd bullet list, 2nd bullet item, "The Forwarders tab..."

changed ...specifies a list of hosts allowed to ask for name resolution... to ...specifies a list of hosts which can be contacted for name resolution...

Anonymous    Jul 01, 1998
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last para., 1st sentence: changed

...is checked, the WINS service interfaces with DNS name resolution services (via the Microsoft DNS Server facility) as required (discussed later in this chapter). to ...is checked, the system will use DNS name resolution sevices (via the Microsoft Server facility) to resolve a name if WINS is unable to do so.

Anonymous    Jul 01, 1998
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removed the paragraph immediately before "Dynamic IP

Address Assignment" (beginning "As we've seen...")

Anonymous    Jul 01, 1998
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number 1, under "Printing from UNIX Systems": changed example

pic:lp=:rm-vala:rp=picasso to pic:lp=:rm=vala:rp=picasso

Anonymous    Jul 01, 1998
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NOTE, last sentence: changed "This path" to "This patch"

Anonymous    Jul 01, 1998
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final B head: added initial "N" for Normal.

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1998
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1st bullet: added new sentence to the end

Also, remember that only items on NTFS filesystems can be audited.

Anonymous    Jul 01, 1998
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3rd bullet: changed to

Failed remote login attempts in which an invalid username is entered are not always recorded (there may be a hotfix for this bug).

Anonymous    Jul 01, 1998
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In the second bullet and the last paragraph, changed

"IsDomainMasterBrowser" to "IsDomainMaster".

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2001
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In the first bullet, changed "IsDomainMasterBrowser" to "IsDomainMaster".

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2001
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code sample 2, line 4

$dir = @ENV{"LOGLOC"}; now reads $dir = $ENV{"LOGLOC"};

Anonymous    Dec 01, 1998
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second bullet: changed "dig" to "dlg"

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1998
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bullet item 2 under "Articles": the URL has changed to

http://www.winntmag.com/Magazine/Article.cfm?IssueID=14&ArticleID=2816

Anonymous    Dec 01, 1998
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In the first paragraph under the "Articles" heading, the ftp site did

read: ftp://ftp.win.tue.nl:/pub/security/admin-guide-to-craking.Z Now reads: ftp://ftp.porcupine.org/pub/security/admin-guide-to-cracking.101.Z

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2000
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Integrating Windows NT and UNIX bullet has a new URL

www.performancecomputing.com/unixintegration

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1998
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In the paragraph "Windows NT Information," the URL did read: "www.ntinternals.com" Now reads: "http://www.sysinternals.com/"

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2000
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NOTE: changed to

The form "2>&1" used by the UNIX Bourne shell to combine standard output and standard error is supported only if it follows the initial I/O redirection construct. In other words, "> file >2&1" but ">2&1 > file" doesn't. ("file" is italicized both times.)

Anonymous    Jul 01, 1998
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under "Conditional Commands" changed

if [not] exists file cmd to if [not] exist file cmd (in constant-width; file cmd is in constant-wdith italics.)

Anonymous    Jul 01, 1998