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MCSE: Windows 2000 Exams in a Nutshell by Paul Murphy, Michael Moncur

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Configuring Windows 2000 Professional

Microsoft Management Console (MMC)

Uses consoles, snap-ins, extensions
Save consoles in author mode or user mode with full or limited access
Used for most Windows 2000 management functions

Task Scheduler

Schedules tasks daily, weekly, monthly, at specified times
Requires username and password

Registry Subtrees

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT

Stores file associations

HKEY_CURRENT_USER

Stores Control Panel settings; loaded from user profile at logon

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

Stores hardware-specific data

HKEY_USERS

Stores default user settings and settings for each user profile

HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG

Stores dynamic configuration information and temporary values

HKEY_DYN_DATA

Stores dynamic hardware information

Registry Editors

REGEDT32

Uses separate windows for subtrees; supports security, view-only option; recommended by Microsoft

REGEDIT

Uses single window; can search entire registry; does not support security

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