Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional

Introduction to Windows 2000

Welcome to Windows 2000 Professional

Windows NT Installation

Minimum Hardware Requirements
Hardware Compatibility List
Installation Options
Upgrading to Windows 2000
Menu Installation Mode
Graphical Installation Mode
Automatic Installations

Desktop Customization

Active Desktop and Display
Configuring Mouse Settings
Customizing the Taskbar
Customizing the Start Menu
Explorer Views

Accessibility

Using the Magnifier
The Narrator
On-screen Keyboard
Accessibility Wizard and the Utility Manager

System Configuration Tools

MMC
Administration Tools
Control Panel

Hardware Configuration

Using the Hardware Wizard
Using the Device Manager
Hardware Profiles and Driver Signing
Hardware Resources

Using the Control Panel

Adding and Removing Programs
Installing and Configuring Communication Devices
Keyboard and Mouse Configurations and Controllers
Power Options and UPS
Regional Options (Multi-language Settings)
Scanners and Cameras
Sound and Multimedia

File System Options

Changing Folder Settings from Control Panel and Explorer
Working with Hidden and Super Hidden Files
Using My Pictures
Customizing Folder Wizard
Configuration and Synchronization of Offline Folders
Useful File System Features
Searching on a Windows 2000 Machine
Configuration of Index Services

Sharing Files and Folders

Sharing Resources
Share and File Permissions
NTFS
Auditing File Access
Taking File Ownership
Permission Changes When Copying and Moving Files

Disk Administration and Configuration

Introduction to Disk Administration
Working with FAT, FAT32 and NTFS
Creating Partitions
Partition Configuration
Mounting a Drive
Dynamic Disks
Creating and Extending Volumes
Spanning Volumes
Striping Volumes
Conversion from FAT to NTFS
Configuring Disk Quotas
Disk Maintenance

Networking

My Network Places
Using the Add My Network Places Wizard
Mapping a Drive
Configuring Protocols
Configuring Clients and Network Services
Using the Network Configuration Wizard
Configuring Protocols and Services on Network Connections
Internet Options
Configuring the Network Identification
Automatic Private IP Addressing

Printing

Adding Local and Network Printers
Adding Printers from within a Program
Sharing Printers on a Network
Setting Up Print Pooling
Scheduling Print Jobs
Setting Print Priorities
Spooler Settings and Separator Pages
Printer Security
Troubleshooting Printers

User and Group Configuration

Making/Deleting Users with Users and Passwords Utility
Changing Passwords from Users and Passwords Utility
Advanced Users and Passwords Utility Configuration
Managing Users with the MMC
Setting Home Directory
Managing Groups
Profiles
Active Directory Services

Monitoring and Streamlining Performance

Using Performance Monitor
Making and Using Performance Monitor Logs
Virtual Memory and System Response
Setting Environmental Variables
Configuring Startup and Recovery
Configuring Services

Security and Monitoring System Use

Local Security Policies: Account Policies
Local Security Policies: Local Policies (Auditing)
Local Security Policies: Local Policies (User Rights)
Local Security Policies: Local Policies (Security Options)
Local Security Policies: Public Key Policies
Local Security Policies: IP Security
Monitoring the System with the Event Viewer
Using the Run As Command
Encrypting Files (EFS)

Booting and Troubleshooting

Recovering with a Windows 2000 Boot Disk
Emergency Repair Disk
Using the Windows 2000 Backup Utility
Using the Backup Wizard
Restore Data
Installing the Recovery Console
Scheduling Tasks
Recovery Console

Registry

Regedit and Regedit 32
Changing Registry Values
Adding and Deleting Keys and Values
Securing Keys
Auditing the Registry
Backing Up the Registry with Regedit