This book begins with a bit of theory, explaining what network topologies and protocols are and how various options compare. From there, Windows NT Server 4 for Dummies goes through the process of selecting and connecting the hardware (network interface cards, hubs and cabling) you need to run a network. After that, it's all about setting up Windows NT internally--configuring users and groups, setting up trusts and managing backups and other security measures.
Author Ed Tittel, who writes a popular series of books that help people prepare for the NT-centric Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) exams, knows his stuff, as do his assistants. In fact, you could do worse than to use Windows NT Server 4 for Dummies as an MCSE study aid. Though it lacks practice questions and other features characteristic of MCSE books, this text covers many of the subjects you need to understand to pass those exams. --David Wall
Packed with installation tips, configuration tricks, and troubleshooting pointers
The fun and easy way to set up a smooth-running network Contrary to what many people believe, you don't need an advanced degree to create a computer network. From plain-English explanations of client/server basics to step-by-step guidance on nitty-gritty implementation issues, this irreverent reference delivers just what you need to build your own secure, stable Windows NT network.
Discover how to: Understand networking fundamentals Install and configure Windows NT 4 Set up printing and Internet services Manage users and groups Back up files and build in security Troubleshoot problems
The Dummies Way Explanations in plain English "Get in, get out" information Icons and other navigational aids Tear-out cheat sheet Top ten lists A dash of humor and fun
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