Advice on tools and utilities to make your life easier. Source: Windows & .NET Magazine
Adding a New Windows 2000 File/Print and Web Server to Your Network
Fast file and printer sharing is a basic network service that virtually all users require on an internal network. Microsoft Windows 2000 is an ideal platform on which to build a reliable and flexible network to share these vital files and services. Source: Microsoft.com (March 10,
Default Processes in Windows 2000
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 263201 - This article describes the processes which run by default in Microsoft Windows 2000. These processes can be viewed using Task
Description of the Cdldr File in the Root Folder of the System Partition
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 216326 - After you install Windows 2000 from CD-ROM, the Cdldr file appears in the root folder of the system partition.
Gpresult Does Not Enumerate the Resultant Computer Security Policy
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 258595 - Although the Gpresult.exe command-line tool displays information about the result that Group Policy has on the current computer and logged-on user, it does not reveal details of the security policy.
How to Allow Normal Users Temporary Access to Local Administrator Tasks
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 231270 - Describes how to let normal users perform a task or run a program on their computers that requires administrative privileges without changing the users' current security settings.
How To Automate Folder Permissions
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 180464 - It is sometimes necessary to assign permissions to a folder so that a particular User and the Administrators group can administer it, as in the case of Users Home Directories.
How to Enable Disk Quotas in Windows 2000
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 183322 - This article describes how to enable disk quotas in Windows
How to Gain System Access to a Windows 2000-Based Computer
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 238846. You may need to run commands in the context of the local System account for recovery or other administrative purposes. (updated 12/29/99)
HOW TO: Use Adminpak.msi to Install a Specific Server Administration Tool
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 314978 -
This article describes how to specify an individual Server Administration Tool when you install the Administration Pack
Inside Windows Management Interface
WMI implements Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM) technology to offer an extensible data-collection and management facility that lets you manage local and remote systems composed of arbitrary components. Source: Windows & .NET Magazine (Feb 2000)
Managing Remote Access on a Per-group Basis Using Windows 2000 Remote Access Policies
This article shows you how to allow and deny remote access on a per-group basis for the three remote-access administrative models. Source: Microsoft.com (March 15, 2000)
Saving and Restoring Existing Windows NT Shares
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 125996 - If you need to reinstall Windows NT over an existing installation (a clean install, not an upgrade), move all of your data drives from one server to another, or install Windows NT to another directory or drive on a computer that already has
Windows NT installed, you can save the share names that exist on the original Windows NT installation, including any permissions assigned to those shares.
Well Known Security Identifiers in Windows 2000
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 243330 - A security identifier (SID) is a unique value of variable length that is used to identify a security principal or security group in Windows 2000 and Microsoft Windows NT. Well-known SIDs are a group of SIDs that identify generic users or
generic groups. Their values remain constant across all operating
systems. This information is useful for troubleshooting issues
involving security. It is also useful for potential display problems
that may be seen in the ACL editor. A SID may be displayed in the
ACL editor instead of the user or group name.