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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.

Defragmenting Devices

Disk drives are the slowest components of your system. Using a disk defrag tool can help them deliver optimum performance.

All Broken Up

NTFS is designed to be efficient, but it isn’t foolproof. To avoid seriously fragmented disks, you’ll need careful planning and regular maintenance.

Capturing the Essence of Network Communications

Microsoft’s Network Monitor packs enough punch to satisfy most network administrators and designers. Use it to capture, filter, and analyze your network traffic.

Under the Surface of Internetworking

Dig deep beneath the surface of your network to understand frames, addressing, and multicast vs. unicast. You’ll be a better engineer for it.

Managing with Profiles and Policies

Are your users out of control? Try using profiles and system policies to manipulate the Windows NT Registry and regain control of your network.

System Policies and the Windows NT Registry

Before building system policies within Windows NT—especially if you’re going to migrate to Windows 2000—you must first understand the Registry’s structure and how it can be modified.

Windows NT Best Practices

From disk subsystems to file formats and permissions, here are some best practices to follow when implementing Windows NT.

DNS Dichotomy

Microsoft’s implementation of DNS has always varied from the original. With Dynamic DNS around the corner in Windows 2000, you’ll want a clear understanding of what those variances are.

Let's Just All Get Along: DNS Fundamentals

With Active Directory, you’ll need to be able to manage DNS. This primer will get you started.