This chapter includes the following sections, which address various topics covered on the Windows 2000 Professional MCSE exam:
Describes Windows 2000 and compares it with other Microsoft operating systems. Windows 2000’s architecture and boot process are described in detail. This section also covers the basics of using Windows 2000 and the basics of networking.
Discusses the planning necessary before installing Windows 2000 Professional, installation methods, and the installation process. This section also describes methods of automating the installation.
Introduces essential Windows 2000 management tools, such as Microsoft Management Console and the Control Panel. This section also describes configuration tasks for hardware devices, power management, and mobile systems.
Discusses the possible disk configurations, how to implement and manage them, and disk management tools. Disk compression, disk quotas, encryption, and backup methods are also covered.
Discusses the network protocols, services, and other components used with Windows 2000, including methods of remote access and the basics of the Active Directory.
Describes how to manage users, groups, policies, and other aspects of Windows 2000 access control and security. This section also discusses file sharing, printer management, and network auditing. ...