Windows NT Server Reference Version 0.6.0 December 1, 2000


This guide is meant to be a reference for learning NT server. It does not replace the more complete MCSE study guides, but is mainly intended as a reference and review help prior to testing. Other than that, the reader may use this guide to gain familiarity with NT operation and structure. This guide assumes basic knowledge in the use of the Windows operating system environment. To use this guide, if a term is not understood, look it up on the terms page.

NT Server Features

Refer to the NT Workstation guide for a summary of NT server features along with information about the component parts of NT. Some of these features are:

  • Up to 32 micorprocessors may be used on one NT server system.
  • Fault tolerance provided by giving each program its own memory space
  • Can provide file and print service for Macintosh clients.
  • Supports multiprotocol dynamic routing.
  • Provides for directory replication.
  • Can be a DHCP, WINS, and/or DNS server.
  • Can load the DOS or Windows operating system remotely over the network.

Possible Future Capabilities

These capabilities do not yet exist on NT but may be added in the future.

  • Plug and play
  • Power management
  • 64 Bit computing


Normal users cannot: (Pervasive security)

  • Install device drivers
  • Change networking protocols

NTFS Operation

  • Stores data changes in a log in order to provide for data recovery.
  • Provides file and directory access control.
  • Provides auditing of use of files which allows administrators to log attempts to access files