Lori M. Sanders builds on her more than 10 years of experience administering and supporting Windows NT and client/server systems in Windows 2000 User Management. Having worked with Windows 2000 since its first iteration, she gives you solutions to real-world problems every administrator will face when managing users and desktop environments.
Starting with a discussion of Windows 2000 fundamentals, including such key topics as Active Directory, security, and domain migration from NT, Lori quickly moves on to creating users and groups in Active Directory, migrating to Active Directory from NetWare, and managing user and group accounts. From there, she points out ways to apply user profiles, employ group policies, install RAS, and manage clients with IntelliMirror. The real-world examples Lori develops throughout Windows 2000 User Management enable you to apply her practices to your own environment.
With Windows 2000 User Management, you'll be able to:
* Create users with Active Directory Service Manager, ADSI, LDAP, and bulk creation tools
* Migrate to Windows 2000 from other directory structures
* Use workstation's member servers, domain controllers, and global and universal groups efficiently
* Deal effectively with your users' environment through static, global, roaming, and mandatory profiles
* Utilize group policy objects such as user and computer settings, ADM files, user documents and settings, and MSI
* Manage clients with IntelliMirror's client-side caching, single-instance storage, and remote boot features
* Use authentication protocols such as NTLM, Kerberos, and security access tokens, and protect resources with DACLs and SACLs