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  1. Introduction
  2. Installation
  3. Hardware Issues
  4. Filesystems
  5. Networking
  6. Security
  7. Servers
  8. Services
  9. Utilities
  10. Control Panel
  11. Printing
  12. Performance Monitor
  13. Network Monitor
  14. Event Viewer
  15. Other Issues
  16. User Accounts
  17. Groups
  18. Policies
  19. User Rights
  20. Auditing
  21. System Policies
  22. Sharing
  23. Profiles
  24. Roaming Profiles
  25. Domains
  26. Server Management
  27. Directory Replication
  28. License Management
  29. Client Administrator
  30. Netware Tools
  31. Macintosh Support
  32. RAS Server
  33. SNMP
  34. DHCP
  35. DNS
  36. WINS
  37. Mail Service
  38. Internet
  39. Internet Information Server
  40. Routing and Firewalls
  41. Items to Remember
  42. Terms
  43. Credits

Windows NT Server Management

Adding Computers to a domain

There are two ways for an administrator to add a computer to a domain.

  • From the PDC, use the "Server Manager" program to create the computer account
  • From the client computer, provide an administrator account name and password and instruct the client computer to join the domain.

Server tools that work from Windows 95 clients

These tools must be installed on the Windows 95 client from the Windows NT server CDROM. They are found in the directory \CLIENTS\SRVTOOLS.

  • Event viewer
  • Server manager
  • User Manager for Domains - From Windows 95 trust relationships between domains may be created but not verified.
  • Explorer extensions - Used to manage file system security on shared NTFS files and directories.

The administrator may need to log on seperately to various servers or domains. Shared printers cannot be administered from Windows 95 clients

Server tools that work from Windows NT Workstation clients

These tools must be installed on the NTWS client from the Windows NT server 4 CDROM.

  • Event viewer
  • Server manager
  • User Manager for Domains
  • DHCP Manager
  • System Policy Editor
  • Remote Access Server Administrator
  • WINS Manager
  • Remote Boot Server Manager
  • Services for Macintosh Manager

The administrator may need to log on seperately to various servers or domains. Shared printers cannot be administered from Windows 95 clients.

NT Directory Services

This Microsoft marketing term describes the NT domain model. This feature is not directory services in the same sense as a NetWare directory service, but will be added to NT in the future (probably Windows 2000). It does the following:

  • Provide for a single user logon reguardless of the number of domains a user is a member of.
  • Use trust relationships between multiple domains.
  • Automatically update account information using network services.
  • Synchronize the SAM database between the PDC and BDCs.