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MCSE guide to microsoft windows XP professional
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2nd ed.
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Boston, MA : Thomson/Course Technology, 2006
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9780619217518

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This full-color hands-on guide book has been enhanced to make learning even easier by offering more detailed lab setup instructions, expanded chapter summaries, and new practice exams that will reinforce the skills learned.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. XVII
Chapter 1 Introduction to Windows XP Professionalp. 1
The Microsoft Networking Familyp. 2
Windows XPp. 2
Other Client Operating Systemsp. 4
Choosing Between Windows XP Professional and Windows XP Home Editionp. 4
The Windows XP Environmentp. 6
Multiple Processorsp. 6
Multitaskingp. 6
Multithreadingp. 7
File Systemsp. 8
Active Directoryp. 8
Securityp. 9
Compatibilityp. 9
Storagep. 9
Connectivityp. 10
System Recoveryp. 10
Remote Capabilitiesp. 10
Help and Support Servicesp. 10
Intelligent User Interfacep. 11
Overview of New Featuresp. 14
IntelliMirrorp. 14
Windows Messenger Servicep. 14
Windows Media Player 8p. 14
Windows Movie Makerp. 14
Autoplayp. 15
Desktopp. 15
Windows XP Professional Hardware Requirementsp. 16
Hardware Compatibility Listp. 17
Finding the HCLp. 17
Why the HCL Is So Importantp. 17
Preparing a Computer to Meet Upgrade Requirementsp. 18
Networking Modelsp. 19
Workgroup Modelp. 19
Domain Modelp. 20
Windows XP Architecturep. 21
The Meaning of Modularp. 21
Memory Architecturep. 26
Chapter Summaryp. 27
Key Termsp. 27
Review Questionsp. 29
Case Projectsp. 33
Chapter 2 Installing Windows XP Professionalp. 35
Upgrading Versus Installingp. 36
Upgradingp. 36
Clean Installationp. 38
Windows XP Upgrade Advisorp. 38
Booting Multiple Operating Systemsp. 38
Planning the Installationp. 40
Types of Attended Installationsp. 41
Installing over the Networkp. 41
CD-ROM Installation Launched from Setup Boot Floppiesp. 44
Using a Bootable CDp. 44
CD-ROM Launch from Existing OSp. 45
Important Setup Option Differencesp. 45
Text Mode Setupp. 45
GUI Setup Methodp. 45
Advanced Customized Installation Optionsp. 46
Automated Installationsp. 47
Using Remote Installation Service (RIS)p. 53
Using Windows Installer Service (WIS)p. 55
Using Systems Management Server (SMS)p. 55
Using Remote Installation Preparation (RIPrep)p. 56
Using SYSPREPp. 56
WINNT and WINNT32p. 58
WINNTp. 58
WINNT32p. 59
Partitioning the Hard Diskp. 62
Volume Licensingp. 65
Activating Windows XPp. 65
Windows XP Professional Setup: Step-by-Step from Floppies or from a Bootable CDp. 67
Upgrading to Multiple Processorsp. 73
Removing Windows XP Professionalp. 73
Chapter Summaryp. 75
Key Termsp. 75
Review Questionsp. 77
Case Projectsp. 80
Chapter 3 Using the System Utilitiesp. 81
Control Panel Overviewp. 82
Accessibility Optionsp. 84
Add Hardwarep. 86
Add or Remove Programsp. 87
Administrative Toolsp. 89
Date and Timep. 89
Displayp. 91
Folder Optionsp. 94
Fontsp. 94
Game Controllersp. 94
Internet Optionsp. 95
Keyboard and Mousep. 95
Network Connectionsp. 95
Phone and Modem Optionsp. 96
Power Optionsp. 96
Printers and Faxesp. 99
Regional and Language Optionsp. 99
Scanners and Camerasp. 101
Scheduled Tasksp. 102
Sounds and Audio Devicesp. 103
Speechp. 104
Systemp. 104
Taskbar and Start Menup. 117
User Accountsp. 117
Microsoft Management Console Overviewp. 117
The MMC Consolep. 118
Snap-Insp. 119
Using the MMCp. 120
Administrative Toolsp. 121
PCMCIA or PC Cardsp. 123
Chapter Summaryp. 124
Key Termsp. 125
Review Questionsp. 126
Case Projectsp. 130
Chapter 4 Managing Windows XP File Systems and Storagep. 131
File Storage Basicsp. 132
Basic Storagep. 132
Dynamic Storagep. 135
Drive Configurationsp. 142
File Systemsp. 144
FAT and FAT32p. 144
NTFSp. 145
Converting File Systemsp. 146
File Compressionp. 148
Disk Management Actionsp. 150
The Properties Dialog Boxesp. 153
Drive Letters and Mount Pointsp. 159
Disk Cleanupp. 162
Check Diskp. 163
Defragmentationp. 163
FSUTILp. 164
Folder Optionsp. 165
File System Object Level Propertiesp. 166
NTFS Folder Objectp. 166
FAT/FAT32 Folder Objectp. 168
NTFS File Objectp. 169
FAT/FAT32 File Objectp. 171
NTFS-Mounted Volume Objectp. 172
FAT/FAT32-Mounted Volume Objectp. 173
Managing NTFS Permissionsp. 174
NTFS File and Folder Permissionsp. 174
Rules for Working with NTFS Permissionsp. 178
Inheritance of Permissionsp. 179
Troubleshooting Access and Permission Problemsp. 179
Simple File Sharingp. 180
Managing Shared Foldersp. 181
Working with Media Folders and the Customize Tabp. 187
Zipping Files and Compressed Foldersp. 188
Burning CDsp. 188
Using Offline Filesp. 189
Folder Redirectionp. 193
Removable Mediap. 194
The Microsoft Distributed File Systemp. 194
Chapter Summaryp. 195
Key Termsp. 196
Review Questionsp. 198
Case Projectsp. 201
Chapter 5 Users, Groups, Profiles, and Policiesp. 203
Windows XP Professional User Accountsp. 204
Types of Windows XP Professional User Accountsp. 204
How Accounts Interact with a Windows XP Professional Systemp. 205
Supporting More Than One Userp. 205
Types of Logonp. 206
Windows Welcome Logon Methodp. 206
Classic Logon Methodp. 207
Logging On to Windows XPp. 207
Administratorp. 207
Guestp. 208
Naming Conventionsp. 209
Managing Local User Accountsp. 210
User Accounts Appletp. 210
Local Users and Groupsp. 215
Planning Groups and System Groupsp. 220
Working with Groups You've Madep. 220
Working with Default Groupsp. 222
Working with System Groups and Other Important Groupsp. 224
Windows XP as a Domain Clientp. 225
Adding a System as a Domain Clientp. 225
Controlling a Domain Clientp. 228
Access to Systems and Resources by a Domain Clientp. 229
Group Types Assigned By a Domain Clientp. 229
Active Directory Domain Containersp. 230
User Profilesp. 231
Local Profilesp. 233
Roaming Profilesp. 234
Application of Group Policiesp. 234
Password Policyp. 238
Account Lockout Policyp. 239
Audit Policyp. 239
User Rights Assignmentp. 240
Security Optionsp. 242
Group Policiesp. 245
Troubleshooting Cached Credentialsp. 246
Files and Settings Transfer Wizardp. 247
User State Migration Tool (USMT)p. 249
Chapter Summaryp. 250
Key Termsp. 251
Review Questionsp. 252
Case Projectsp. 255
Chapter 6 Windows XP Security and Access Controlsp. 257
The Windows XP Security Modelp. 258
Logon Authenticationp. 259
Resources as Objectsp. 260
Access Controlp. 262
Customizing the Logon Processp. 262
Disabling the Default Usernamep. 263
Adding a Security Warning Messagep. 265
Changing the Shellp. 267
Disabling the Shutdown Buttonp. 268
Automating Logonsp. 268
Automatic Account Lockoutp. 269
Domain Security Concepts and Systemsp. 270
Domain Security Overviewp. 270
Kerberos and Authentication Servicesp. 270
Local Computer Policyp. 271
Computer Configurationp. 273
User Configurationp. 277
Security Configuration and Analysis Toolp. 279
Seceditp. 280
Auditingp. 281
Encrypting File Systemp. 287
Internet Securityp. 289
Chapter Summaryp. 289
Key Termsp. 290
Review Questionsp. 292
Case Projectsp. 295
Chapter 7 Windows XP Network Protocolsp. 297
Windows XP Network Overviewp. 298
Network Protocols Supported by Windows XPp. 299
TCP/IPp. 299
NWLink (IPX/SPX)p. 303
NetBEUI and DLCp. 304
Networking Under Windows XPp. 304
Wireless Networkingp. 309
The Windows XP Network Bridgep. 310
Network Setup Wizardp. 311
Managing Bindingsp. 311
TCP/IP Architecturep. 314
Internet Protocolp. 314
Transmission Control Protocolp. 317
TCP/IP Configurationp. 328
IPv6: Looking to the Futurep. 333
Windows XP Remote Toolsp. 333
Remote Assistancep. 333
Remote Desktopp. 337
Windows XP and NetWare Networksp. 338
NetWare Compatibility Componentsp. 339
NWLinkp. 339
Client Service for NetWarep. 342
Bindery and NDS Supportp. 343
Installing and Configuring Client Service for NetWarep. 345
Connecting to NetWare Resourcesp. 348
Choosing Appropriate NetWare Client Softwarep. 349
Interprocess Communicationp. 350
IPC File System Mechanismsp. 351
IPC Programming Interfacesp. 351
Redirectorsp. 354
Workstation Servicep. 354
Server Servicep. 355
Multiple Universal Naming Convention Providerp. 355
Universal Naming Convention Namesp. 356
Multi-Provider Routerp. 356
Chapter Summaryp. 357
Key Termsp. 357
Review Questionsp. 361
Case Projectsp. 364
Chapter 8 Internetworking with Remote Accessp. 365
Remote Accessp. 366
Features of Remote Access in Windows XPp. 367
PPP Multilinkp. 367
VPN Protocolsp. 368
Restartable File Copyp. 368
Idle Disconnectp. 368
Autodial and Logon Dialp. 368
Client and Server Enhancementsp. 369
Look and Feelp. 369
Callback Securityp. 369
WAN Connectivityp. 369
Internet Network Access Protocolsp. 370
PPPp. 370
PPTPp. 370
PPP-MPp. 371
SLIPp. 371
IPSecp. 372
Telephony Featuresp. 372
Remote Access Configurationp. 372
Installing Remote Access Hardwarep. 374
Phone and Modem Optionsp. 374
Connecting to the Internetp. 376
Internet Connection Sharingp. 387
Internet Connection Firewallp. 388
Connecting to the Network at My Workplacep. 391
Setting Up an Advanced Connectionp. 395
Alternate IP Configurationp. 400
Remote Access Securityp. 401
Certificatesp. 401
Internet Options Appletp. 404
Windows XP and the Internetp. 406
Internet Explorerp. 407
Outlook Expressp. 407
FTP Clientp. 408
Telnet Clientp. 408
Internet Information Serverp. 408
Order Prints Onlinep. 412
Client vs. Server-based Remote Accessp. 412
Remote Access Troubleshootingp. 413
Chapter Summaryp. 413
Key Termsp. 414
Review Questionsp. 415
Case Projectsp. 419
Chapter 9 Printing and Faxingp. 421
Windows XP Printing Terminologyp. 422
Windows XP Print Subsystem Architecturep. 424
Graphical Device Interfacep. 424
Printer Driverp. 425
Print Spoolerp. 425
Printer Driver Softwarep. 429
Printing Across the Networkp. 430
The Printing Processp. 430
Installing and Managing Printersp. 431
Creating a Local Printerp. 431
Connecting to a Remote Printerp. 433
Managing Print Jobsp. 433
Configuring a Printerp. 436
General Tabp. 436
Sharing Tabp. 438
Ports Tabp. 439
Advanced Tabp. 440
Color Management Tabp. 442
Security Tabp. 443
Device Settings Tabp. 445
Printers and the Webp. 446
Managing the Print Serverp. 447
Troubleshooting Printing Problemsp. 449
Troubleshooting Printing in Generalp. 449
Troubleshooting Network Printingp. 450
Stopping and Restarting the Print Spoolerp. 451
Fax Supportp. 451
Chapter Summaryp. 454
Key Termsp. 455
Review Questionsp. 458
Case Projectsp. 461
Chapter 10 Performance Tuningp. 463
Establishing a Baselinep. 464
Monitoring and Performance Tuningp. 464
Task Managerp. 465
System Monitorp. 469
Realtime Monitoringp. 471
Logging and Using Logged Activityp. 479
Alertsp. 482
Event Viewerp. 485
Performance Optionsp. 488
Setting Application Priorityp. 489
Performance Tuning in the System Appletp. 490
The Visual Effects Tabp. 491
The Advanced Tabp. 493
Recognizing and Handling Bottlenecksp. 495
Common Bottlenecksp. 496
Network Bottlenecksp. 498
Eight Ways to Boost Windows XP Professional Performancep. 501
Optimizing Performance for Mobile Windows XP Usersp. 503
Chapter Summaryp. 504
Key Termsp. 505
Review Questionsp. 506
Case Projectsp. 509
Chapter 11 Windows XP Professional Application Supportp. 511
Windows XP Professional System Architecturep. 512
Kernel Mode Versus User Modep. 513
Processes and Threadsp. 514
Environment Subsystemsp. 516
The Win32 Subsystemp. 518
Win32 Applicationsp. 518
The Environment Subsystemp. 518
Multithreadingp. 518
Memory Spacep. 519
Input Message Queuesp. 520
Base Prioritiesp. 520
DOS and the Virtual DOS Machinep. 521
VDM Componentsp. 522
Virtual Device Driversp. 523
AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYSp. 524
Custom DOS Environmentsp. 526
Win16 Concepts and Applicationsp. 530
Win16-on-Win32 Componentsp. 531
Memory Spacep. 532
Other Windows Application Management Facilitiesp. 536
Program Compatibility Wizardp. 536
Assigning and Publishing Applications on Windows XP Professionalp. 541
Resolving DLL Conflicts in Windows XPp. 543
Chapter Summaryp. 544
Key Termsp. 544
Review Questionsp. 547
Case Projectsp. 549
Chapter 12 Working with the Windows XP Registryp. 551
Windows Registry Overviewp. 552
Important Registry Structures and Keysp. 555
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEp. 555
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTp. 559
HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIGp. 560
HKEY_CURRENT_USERp. 560
HKEY_USERSp. 561
HKEY_DYN_DATAp. 562
Registry Editorsp. 562
Registry Storage Filesp. 565
Registry Fault Tolerancep. 567
Restoring the Registryp. 570
Protecting the Registryp. 573
Windows XP Professional Resource Kit Registry Toolsp. 574
Chapter Summaryp. 574
Key Termsp. 575
Review Questionsp. 577
Case Projectsp. 580
Chapter 13 Booting Windows XPp. 581
Windows XP Boot Phasep. 582