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Win32 Perl Programming: The Standard Extensions, Second Edition by Dave Roth

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Chapter 3. Administration of Machines

Administrating a network of machines is quite a large task that can be difficult no matter how the operating system attempts to simplify its interface. Several disciplines must be mastered to keep the network free from problems. Simple concepts such as user accounts, machine accounts, trusts, shares, permissions, and privileges become quite tedious to manage when you are contending with hundreds or thousands of users and machines.

This is really not so much of an issue for the user who is running Windows ME at home. This user probably will never deal with a network other than the Internet via a dialup modem. For this scenario, much of this chapter really will not be of use other than for those with a curious ...

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