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Crossing the Great Divide

Keep your hair from turning gray by understanding how Active Directory access works between domains.

EFS: Handle with Care

The Encrypting File System, while serving a need, can also cause big headaches—especially with the XP implementation. Here’s how to do it right.

Family Inheritance

Knowing how NTFS passes down file access attributes would have helped one systems administrator avoid exile to the basement. It could do the same for you.

Hollow Man

Knowing how and when to use null sessions, those invisible connections, can get you out of—or into—trouble.

The Beauty of the MMC

The Microsoft Management Console—with its handy snap-ins—makes Windows 2000 management a breeze.

COMmon Ground

With its central interface, Microsoft Management Console makes managing administrative tools a “snap.”

FTP: Still Valuable After All These Years

File Transfer Protocol has been around a while, and it's still one of the most useful tools to have under your Windows 2000 belt.

Get Terminal Services Up and Running

When installing this service, there are myriad options available. Be sure you choose wisely.

License, Please

Terminal Services gives you strong remote administration capabilities. But before using it, carefully check out the heavy licensing requirements.

Respecting Authority

CAs play a vital role in managing identity between networks and aren’t difficult to install—as long as you plan wisely.

Who ARE you?

When it comes to keeping your system safe from hackers trying to ride a Trojan horse through your defense perimeter, a Certificate Authority can make sure everybody’s exactly who they claim to be.

Keeping Time in Windows 2000

The Windows Time Synchronization service ensures that all your machines stay—tick for tock—on the same clock.

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