"When Microsoft first began using the phrase 'zero administration' in the context of Windows NT, snickers were plainly audible throughout the computing industry" says author Craig Zacker. "Even the thought of a Windows-based PC that was stable enough to require no professional attention was-and is-laughable. But Microsoft's Zero Administration Initiative for Windows, though quite possibly misnamed, is certainly worthy of attention, even if it does not instantly make system administrators redundant."
Topics covered in Zero Administration for Windows:
- Planning and testing a Zero Administration
- Deploying the ZAK
- Zero Administration tools
- Customizing Windows NT installations
- Securing the file system
- Automating application installations
- Creating user profiles
- Using system policies
- Creating custom system policies
Zero Administration for Windows is a vital tool for Windows NT network administrators who are responsible for the deployment and maintenance of large numbers of client systems.
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Chapter 8 "Creating User Profiles" is available at: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/zeroadm/chapter/ch08.html
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