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AD Administrator’s Toolbelt

In this second phase of your Active Directory testing, it’s time to try out the utilities included in Windows 2000 to simplify your networking duties.

Active Directory Install, Step by Step

Even if you lack a Windows 2000 lab, you can still map out the process of directory service installation.

Active Directory by Design

Your education on AD begins with the components that deliver its services. This month: the store.

Back to Work

Put aside your latest list of one-alarm fires for a few hours and spend some time planning your disaster recovery response.

Meta-Directory Mindset

Integrating the directories of various operating systems isn't a simple matter. Michael lays out the challenge.

Group Think

Windows 2000 provides new mechanisms for keeping track of users and groups. But the familiar rules for managing them still apply.

Inside Windows Installer

With the advent of this Windows 2000 tool, there’s finally a concerted effort to get .DLL hell and similar problems under control.

Looks Like Home

You’ll recognize the architecture of Windows 2000, which builds on the solid foundation poured for NT 4.0.

Flatten Those Domains!

There’s no escaping migration to Windows 2000, and it’s going to be painful. Accept the pain and take the time to design an elegant directory now.

Last-Ditch Fix-Its

Repairing systems with old ERDs can spell trouble. If you don’t want to reinstall the machines and restore from tape, try these steps.

Emergency Service

With prudent preparation and upkeep, Emergency Repair Disks can fix damaged files that would otherwise kill your NT system.

While the Cat's Away

Scheduler Service lets you set administrative tasks to be performed when you’re not around—but it also poses security threats to your system. Here’s how to use the tool wisely.

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