Windows NT Server 4 For Dummies

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9780764505249: Windows NT Server 4 For Dummies

Become the master of your own domain -- and your Windows NT Server 4 network -- with the practical, plain-English advice and insider tricks you'll discover inside Windows NT Server 4 For Dummies. This unbeatable sourcebook delivers all the information you need to set up and maintain an NT network for a big company, a small business, and anything in between.

Windows NT Server 4 For Dummies takes you straight to the heart of the NT Server environment and covers everything from installation to optimization. Install and configure Windows NT Server 4 software quickly and painlessly; situate servers, hubs, and other important hardware; make the necessary cable and interface connections that enable computers to communicate with each other; and mix and match network topologies to suit your own unique needs. Manage users, groups, shares, and backups in a networked environment, troubleshoot your systems when things go bad, and mediate hardware conflicts with the smart advice that authors Ed Tittel, Mary Madden, and James Michael Stewart bring to your aid.

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Windows NT Server 4 can be the core of your small-office network, securely facilitating collaboration and resource sharing. Perhaps best of all, NT Server does pretty much everything within the familiar Windows interface. But Windows NT's blessing is also its curse. All that networking capability means that you, the user, have to learn a whole new set of information. Aimed at small businesses that can't afford a full-time Windows NT technician, Windows NT Server 4 for Dummies digs through the jargon and reveals how to plan, set up, and run a network of Windows computers.

This book begins with a bit of theory, explaining what network topologies and protocols are and how various options compare. From there, Windows NT Server 4 for Dummies goes through the process of selecting and connecting the hardware (network interface cards, hubs and cabling) you need to run a network. After that, it's all about setting up Windows NT internally--configuring users and groups, setting up trusts, and managing backups and other security measures.

Author Ed Tittel, who writes a popular series of books that help people prepare for the NT-centric Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) exams, knows his stuff, as do his assistants. In fact, you could do worse than to use Windows NT Server 4 for Dummies as an MCSE study aid. Though it lacks practice questions and other features characteristic of MCSE books, this text covers many of the subjects you need to understand to pass those exams. --David Wall

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Includes savvy advice on network administration and security

Packed with installation tips, configuration tricks, and troubleshooting pointers

The fun and easy way to set up a smooth-running network Contrary to what many people believe, you don't need an advanced degree to create a computer network. From plain-English explanations of client/server basics to step-by-step guidance on nitty-gritty implementation issues, this irreverent reference delivers just what you need to build your own secure, stable Windows NT network.

Discover how to: Understand networking fundamentals Install and configure Windows NT 4 Set up printing and Internet services Manage users and groups Back up files and build in security Troubleshoot problems

The Dummies Way™ Explanations in plain English "Get in, get out" information Icons and other navigational aids Tear-out cheat sheet Top ten lists A dash of humor and fun

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