Synopses & Reviews
"Buy this book before the Microsoft tech support people buy them all up!" -Mark Minasi, author of the best-selling Mastering Windows NT Server 4
Windows NT is rapidly becoming the enterprise server and desktop operating system of choice. The highly anticipated Windows 2000 upgrade will enhance the current feature set, but it will also increase the complexity of working with this important operating system. Using The Windows NT and Windows 2000 Answer Book, administrators, developers, and users will be able to quickly and effectively find answers, solve problems, and get the best performance possible from Windows NT. John Savill offers answers to more than eight hundred common Windows NT and Windows 2000 questions, all carefully organized in an accessible format for quick reference.
The Windows NT and Windows 2000 Answer Book is a significantly expanded and more detailed version of the author's highly regarded Windows NT FAQ (www.ntfaq.com), cited by Microsoft's On-Line Developer Network (MSDN) as the most comprehensive and current Web-based Windows NT resource of its kind. This book addresses a broad range of topics, from the simple to the complex: installation, system and desktop configuration, the Registry, recovery and backups, network issues, Internet topics, e-mail, file systems, administration, security, hardware, and much more. The use of concrete explanations and real-world examples helps get you to the heart of what you need to know in order to install the system properly, configure it to serve the organization's needs, and keep it running smoothly.
Readers will find solutions to such important questions as:
What is new in Windows 2000?
What is the Active Directory?
Can I change a PDC/BDC into a stand-alone server?
How do I create a DHCP Relay Agent?
How can I create a RAS Connection Script?
How do I connect my Exchange server to an SMTP server?
These are just a few examples of the wealth of information you will discover in this invaluable resource. Whether you are looking for a specific answer or just browsing to gain insight and practical techniques, no enterprise system administrator, developer, or user working with Windows NT can afford to be without this book. A comprehensive supporting Web site, including sample code, can be found on the Addison-Wesley web site.
"Buy this book before the Microsoft tech support people buy them all up!" -Mark Minasi, author of the best-selling Mastering Windows NT Server 4
"No matter how accomplished you are at establishing and maintaining Windows NT systems, you will find things to learn in this book. Newer users and accomplished managers will all understand and benefit from this compilation." -- Paul Nelis, Principal Consultant, The PCN Group
"Read this book and you probably will become the local 'Answer Man' with regards to Windows NT." -- Robert Coleridge, Microsoft, MSDN Content Development Group
"I haven't seen anything like it and the material is excellent. There's so much in this book that it appeals to many different groups and has value as a reference for even the most seasoned administrator. Given the enormous breadth of topics, I find it remarkable that the author seems to be able to give authoritative answers everywhere you look." -- Erik Olson, Axiom Technologies
Table of Contents
Contents Foreword xxxvii
Chapter 1 Core Concepts
FAQ 1.1 What is Windows NT?
FAQ 1.2 What is the history of NT?
FAQ 1.3 What does NT stand for?
FAQ 1.4 What are the differences between NT Workstation and NT Server?
FAQ 1.5 What is the NT boot process?
FAQ 1.6 What is virtual memory?
FAQ 1.7 Is NT year 200 compliant?
Chapter 2 Windows 200 (a.k.a. Windows NT 5.0)
FAQ 2.1 What is Windows 2000?
FAQ 2.2 What is new in Windows 2000?
FAQ 2.3 Where can I get more information on Windows 2000?
FAQ 2.4 How do I get the Microsoft Windows NT 5. beta?
FAQ 2.5 What hardware is needed to run Windows 2000?
FAQ 2.6 What is the Active Directory?
FAQ 2.7 What is X.50 and LDAP?
FAQ 2.8 What is the global catalog?
FAQ 2.9 How do I configure a server as a global catalog?
FAQ 2.1 What is the schema?
FAQ 2.11 What is a domain tree?
FAQ 2.12 What is a domain forest?
FAQ 2.13 What is a Kerberos trust?
Chapter 3 Installation
FAQ 3.1 How do I use SmartDrv?
FAQ 3.2 How do I install NT Workstation 4.0?
FAQ 3.3 How do I install NT Server?
FAQ 3.4 I want to install DOS and Windows NT. How should I do this, and how should I partition the hard disk?
FAQ 3.5 Installation hangs when detecting the hardware. What should I do?
FAQ 3.6 Is it possible to install NT without using boot disks or temp files?
FAQ 3.7 Does NT have to be installed on the C drive?
FAQ 3.8 I have NT installed. How do I install DOS?
FAQ 3.9 How do I convert NT Workstation to NT Server?
FAQ 3.1 I have bought a new disk; how do I move NT to this new disk?
FAQ 3.11 Can I upgrade from Windows 95 to NT 4.0?
FAQ 3.12 How do I remove NT from a FAT partition?
FAQ 3.13 How do I remove NT from an NTFS partition?
FAQ 3.14 What are symbol files, and do I need them?
FAQ 3.15 How do I install the symbol files?
FAQ 3.16 How do I install NT and Linux?
FAQ 3.17 How do I install NT over the network?
FAQ 3.18 Is it possible to use disk duplication to distribute Windows NT?
FAQ 3.19 How do I perform an unattended installation?
FAQ 3.2 Is it possible to specify unique items during an unattended install?
FAQ 3.21 How do I automatically install applications as part of the unattended installation?
FAQ 3.22 When I use an unattended installation, how do I avoid clicking "Yes" at the license agreement?
FAQ 3.23 How can I make domain users members of local Administrators groups during an unattended installation?
FAQ 3.24 I have problems running a program as part of the unattended installation. What should I do?
FAQ 3.25 How do I delete the Recycle Bin as part of an unattended installation?
FAQ 3.26 How do I disable the installation of Exchange during installation?
FAQ 3.27 During an unattended installation, I am prompted for an IP address ifis in the given address.
FAQ 3.28 How do I map a network drive during an unattended installation?
FAQ 3.29 Install detects the wrong video card and locks the installation. What can I do?
FAQ 3.3 How do I upgrade from NT 3.51 to NT 4.0?
FAQ 3.31 I have Windows NT installed; how do I install Windows 98?
FAQ 3.32 I have Windows 95 and NT installed; how can I configure the applications to run on both?
FAQ 3.33 How do I remove Windows 95/DOS from my NT system?
FAQ 3.34 I can't create an NTFS partition over 4GB in size during installation. Why?
FAQ 3.35 I cannot upgrade my 4. NT installation with the NT 4. upgrade CD.
FAQ 3.36 How do I create the NT installation disks?
FAQ 3.37 How can I use a network card that is not one of those shown with Network Client Administrator?
FAQ 3.38 I want to dial-boot Windows 98 and NT. What file system should I use?
FAQ 3.39 How can I stop the "Welcome to Windows NT" screen during setup?
FAQ 3.4 I have Windows 98 installed. How do I install NT?
FAQ 3.41 I have Windows 200 installed, but when I try to install Windows NT 4.0, the installation fails.
FAQ 3.42 How do I manually install SCSI drivers before the autodetect during installation?
FAQ 3.43 During installation of Windows 200 Server, the type of server cannot be set. Why?
FAQ 3.44 How can I install Windows 200 on a machine with less than 64MB of memory?
FAQ 3.45 My evaluation period has expired on my NT installation. Why?
FAQ 3.46 There is a file ROLLBACK.EXE. What is it?
Chapter 4 Licensing
FAQ 4.1 How is NT licensed?
FAQ 4.2 How can I view what licenses I have installed or used?
FAQ 4.3 How do I install extra licenses?
FAQ 4.4 How do I convert from per server to per seat?
FAQ 4.5 How can I reset the license information?
FAQ 4.6 How can I run the License Manager software on an NT Workstation?
Chapter 5 Service Packs and Hotfixes
FAQ 5.1 What service packs and fixes are available?
FAQ 5.2 What are Q numbers and how do I look them up?
FAQ 5.3 How do I install a service pack?
FAQ 5.4 How do I install a hotfix?
FAQ 5.5 How do I remove a hotfix?
FAQ 5.6 What are the Emergency Repair Disk issues after installation of Service Packs 3 and 4?
FAQ 5.7 How do I install multiple hotfixes at the same time?
FAQ 5.8 How do I install hotfixes at the same time as I install Service Pack 3 onward?
FAQ 5.9 I have installed Service Pack 3, but the Policy editor has not been updated. Why?
FAQ 5.1 How can I tell if I have the 128.bit version of Service Pack 3 installed?
FAQ 5.11 How do I install a service pack during an unattended installation?
FAQ 5.12 In what order should I apply the hotfixes for Service Pack 3?
FAQ 5.13 I get an error message when I try to reapply a hotfix after installing a service pack. Why?
FAQ 5.14 When should I reapply a service pack?
FAQ 5.15 What is NT 4 Option Pack?
FAQ 5.16 How can I tell which version service pack I have installed?
Chapter 6 System Configuration
FAQ 6.1 How do I decrease the boot delay?
FAQ 6.2 How do I configure the Boot menu to show forever?
FAQ 6.3 Where do I load ANSI.SYS?
FAQ 6.4 How do I schedule commands?
FAQ 6.5 How can I execute a batch file using WINAT with Administrator Permissions?
FAQ 6.6 How do I change the Organization Name on NT?
FAQ 6.7 How do I change the default location where NT expects
to find NT software for installation (that is, CD)?
FAQ 6.8 How can I remove the Shutdown button from the logon screen?
FAQ 6.9 How can I parse/not parse AUTOEXEC.BAT?
FAQ 6.1 How do I add a path statement in NT?
FAQ 6.11 Can I change the default Windows background?
FAQ 6.12 How do I configure a default screen saver if no one logs on?
FAQ 6.13 How do I configure the default screen saver to be the OpenGL Text Screen Saver?
FAQ 6.14 How can I move shares and their contents from one machine to another?
FAQ 6.15 How can I restore the old Program Manager?
FAQ 6.16 Is there a way to start NT in DOS mode?
FAQ 6.17 How can I disable Lock Workstation when I press Ctrl+Alt+Del?
FAQ 6.18 How do I enable Ctrl+Esc to start Task Manager?
FAQ 6.19 How can I disable Alt+Tab?
FAQ 6.2 How can I allow nonadministrators to issue AT commands?
FAQ 6.21 How do I control access to floppy drives and CD.ROM drives?
FAQ 6.22 I have DOS, Windows 95, and NT installed, and I want them all to show on the Boot menu. How do I do it?
FAQ 6.23 How do I assign a drive letter to a removable drive?
FAQ 6.24 How can I create a new hardware profile?
FAQ 6.25 I have entries on the Remove software list that don't work. How can I remove them?
FAQ 6.26 How can I disable Dr. Watson?
FAQ 6.27 How can I configure the machine to reboot at a certain time?
FAQ 6.28 How can I configure Explorer to start with a specific drive?
FAQ 6.29 How can I stop and start services from the command line?
FAQ 6.3 How do I delete a service?
FAQ 6.31 How can I change the startup order of the services?
FAQ 6.32 What are the ErrorControl, Start, and Type values under the Services subkeys?
FAQ 6.33 How can I decrease the time my machine takes to shut down or reboot?
FAQ 6.34 How can I configure the system so that certain commands run at boot time?
FAQ 6.35 What are the .CPL files in the system32 directory?
FAQ 6.36 How do I remove an application from the Control Panel?
FAQ 6.37 How can I disable the Display Control Panel applet?
FAQ 6.38 How can I disable elements of the Display Control Panel applet?
FAQ 6.39 How can I run a Control Panel applet from the command line?
FAQ 6.4 What Registry keys do the Control Panel applets update?
FAQ 6.41 How can I create a non.network hardware configuration?
FAQ 6.42 How can I remove the option "Press Spacebar for last known good config"?
FAQ 6.43 How can I disable the OS/2 and POSIX subsystems?
FAQ 6.44 How can I configure a program/batch file to run every x minutes?
FAQ 6.45 How can I run a script at shutdown time?
FAQ 6.46 How can I make NT power down on shutdown?
FAQ 6.47 How can I create my own tips to be shown when NT starts?
FAQ 6.48 How can I change the location of the event logs?
FAQ 6.49 How can I configure the default Internet browser?
FAQ 6.5 How can I change the alert for low disk space on a partition?
FAQ 6.51 How can I tell NT how much secondary cache (L2) is installed?
FAQ 6.52 What are the long pathnames in the BOOT.INI file?
FAQ 6.53 What switches can be used in BOOT.INI?
FAQ 6.54 I have duplicate entries on my Boot menu. What can I do?
FAQ 6.55 How can I change the default editor used for editing batch files?
FAQ 6.56 How can I add my own information to the General tab of the System Control Panel applet?
FAQ 6.57 How can I change the program associated with a file extension?
FAQ 6.58 How can I open a file with an application other than the one with which it is associated?
FAQ 6.59 How do I set a process to use a certain processor?
FAQ 6.6 How can I add the Printer panel to the Start menu?
FAQ 6.61 How can I hide the Administrative Tools on the Start menu?
FAQ 6.62 How do I change the Start menu items under the line?
FAQ 6.63 How can I install a font from the command line or a batch file?
FAQ 6.64 How do I restrict access to the floppy drive?
FAQ 6.65 How do I enable AutoLogon?
FAQ 6.66 How do I disable AutoLogon?
FAQ 6.67 How do I add a warning logon message?
FAQ 6.68 How can I stop people from being authenticated by a server?
FAQ 6.69 Users fail to log on at a server. Why?
FAQ 6.7 How do I configure the default keyboard layout during logon?
FAQ 6.71 How do I enable NumLock automatically?
FAQ 6.72 How do I limit the number of simultaneous logons?
FAQ 6.73 How can I configure the system to run a program at logon time?
FAQ 6.74 How can I stop the name of the last user to log on from being displayed?
FAQ 6.75 %SystemRoot% is not expanded when I use it in a command. Why?
FAQ 6.76 How can I disable the Win key?
FAQ 6.77 What are the shortcuts available with the Win key?
FAQ 6.78 What keyboard shortcuts are available?
FAQ 6.79 How do I set the number of cached logons a machine stores?
FAQ 6.8 How do I disable the file delete confirmation?
FAQ 6.81 How can I switch the time between 24.hour and 12-hour systems?
FAQ 6.82 How can I suppress boot error messages?
FAQ 6.83 How can I enable or disable the Ctrl+Alt+Del to enter logon information?
FAQ 6.84 The screen saver can only be configured to start up to 6 minutes after inactivity. Can this be changed?
FAQ 6.85 I have lost the ADMIN$ share. Why?
FAQ 6.86 How can I configure Notepad to word.wrap?
FAQ 6.87 How do I modify the logon timer for profiles?
FAQ 6.88 How do I modify system variables?
FAQ 6.89 How do I disable the ability to change a password in the Security dialog?
FAQ 6.9 How do I stop a process on a remote machine?
FAQ 6.91 How do I install the Security Configuration Editor (SCE)?
FAQ 6.92 How can I get the cool UI effects to work on my P166 computer?
Chapter 7 User Configuration
FAQ 7.1 How do I add a user?
FAQ 7.2 How can I add a user from the command line?
FAQ 7.3 Can I add user accounts from a database?
FAQ 7.4 How do I change my password?
FAQ 7.5 How do I create a captive account?
FAQ 7.6 Where should login scripts go?
FAQ 7.7 What should be in the login script?
FAQ 7.8 Are there any utilities that help with login scripts?
FAQ 7.9 Is there a way of performing operations depending on a user's group membership?
FAQ 7.1 How do I limit the disk space for a user?
FAQ 7.11 What variables are available for use with a user?
FAQ 7.12 Is there a utility that shows who is currently logged on?
FAQ 7.13 How can I find out which groups a user is in?
FAQ 7.14 How can I change environment variables from the command line?
FAQ 7.15 How can I hide drive x from users?
FAQ 7.16 How do I make the shell start before the logon script
FAQ 7.17 I can no longer see items in the common groups from the Start menu. Why?
FAQ 7.18 How do I configure users so they can change the system time?
FAQ 7.19 How do I configure roaming profiles?
FAQ 7.2 Roaming profiles are not saved to the server. Why?
FAQ 7.21 How do I debug roaming profiles?
FAQ 7.22 How can I copy a user profile?
FAQ 7.23 What are the differences between NT and 9x profiles?
FAQ 7.24 When I log off, all my home directory files are deleted. Why?
FAQ 7.25 How can I delete a local profile?
FAQ 7.26 I'm having problems locally copying profiles. Why?
FAQ 7.27 How do I define the profile area to use for a user?
FAQ 7-28 How do I limit user profile space?
FAQ 7.29 I can't log off because my user profile quota is over the limit. What can I do?
FAQ 7.3 How can I configure each user to have a different screen resolution?
FAQ 7.31 How can I create a list of all user accounts?
FAQ 7.32 How can I move users from one machine to another?
FAQ 7.33 How can I configure a user to log off at a certain time?
FAQ 7.34 How can I grant user rights from the command line?
FAQ 7.35 How can I configure the system so all users share a common Favorites folder?
FAQ 7.36 Is it possible to delete or rename the Administrator account?
FAQ 7.37 How can I change the local Administrator passwords on machines without going to them?
FAQ 7.38 How can I configure default settings for new users?
FAQ 7.39 How can I tell which user has which security identifier (SID)?
FAQ 7.4 How can I configure NT Server 4. to not allow users to log in if their mandatory profile is not available?
FAQ 7.41 How do I automatically log off clients after n minutes of inactivity?
FAQ 7.42 How can I edit the list of connections listed in Explorer when I map a connection?
FAQ 7.43 How can I exclude the temporary internet files folder from the user profile?
FAQ 7.44 How can I stop the programs in my Startup folders from running when I log on?
FAQ 7.45 I can't delete user x. Why?
FAQ 7.46 How can I stop users from being able to map or disconnect network drives?
FAQ 7.47 How can I disable a whole group of users?
FAQ 7.48 How can I rename a user from the command prompt?
FAQ 7.49 I have made user shares hidden, but now the connection fails. Why?
FAQ 7.5 How do I grant user rights in Windows 2000?
FAQ 7.51 How can I log off from the command prompt?
FAQ 7.52 Where is User Manager for Domains in Windows 2000?
FAQ 7.53 How do I administer domain users in Windows 2000?
FAQ 7.54 How do I change the location for temporary files?
Chapter 8 Desktop Configuration
FAQ 8.1 How do I remove the Goto menu from Explorer?
FAQ 8.2 How can I delete the My Computer icon?
FAQ 8.3 How do I hide the Network Neighborhood icon?
FAQ 8.4 How do I delete or rename the Recycle Bin?
FAQ 8.5 How do I delete or rename the Inbox icon?
FAQ 8.6 I have deleted the Recycle bin. How can I re-create it?
FAQ 8.7 I have deleted Internet Explorer from the desktop. How can I re-create it?
FAQ 8.8 I have deleted the Inbox icon. How can I re-create it?
FAQ 8.9 How do I change the My Computer icon?
FAQ 8.1 How do I change the Internet Explorer icon?
FAQ 8.11 How do I change the Network Neighborhood icon?
FAQ 8.12 How do I change the Recycle Bin icons?
FAQ 8.13 How do I change the Briefcase icon?
FAQ 8.14 How do I create a shortcut on the desktop to a directory or disk?
FAQ 8.15 How do I disable Task Manager?
FAQ 8.16 How do I disable Window animation?
FAQ 8.17 How do I reduce or increase the delay for cascading menus?
FAQ 8.18 Why can't I move any icons?
FAQ 8.19 How can I modify the size of the icons on the desktop?
FAQ 8.2 How can I configure the Alt+Tab display?
FAQ 8.21 How can I disable the right mouse button menu?
FAQ 8.22 How do I change the color used to display compressed files and directories?
FAQ 8.23 How can I configure the wallpaper to be displayed somewhere other than the center of the screen?
FAQ 8.24 How can I stop the Click Here to Begin message?
FAQ 8.25 How can I get more room on the taskbar?
FAQ 8.26 How do I add the control panel to the Start menu?
FAQ 8.27 How can I remove a program from the Open With menu that appears when I right-click on a file?
FAQ 8.28 How do I add an item to the right-click (context) menu?
FAQ 8.29 Is it possible to move the taskbar?
FAQ 8.3 How can I configure NT to display a thumbnail of bitmaps as the icon instead of the Paint icon?
FAQ 8.31 Can I remove one of the Startup folders on the Start menu?
FAQ 8.32 How can I clear the Run history?
FAQ 8.33 How can I remove the Documents menu?
FAQ 8.34 How do I disable the context menu for the Start button?
FAQ 8.35 How can I add a shortcut to launch a screen saver on the desktop?
FAQ 8.36 How can I stop and start Explorer (the shell)?
FAQ 8.37 How do I enable the Mouse Snapto?
FAQ 8.38 How do I enable X Windows-Style AutoRaise?
FAQ 8.39 How do I remove a template from the New menu?
FAQ 8.4 I don't have the New item on my desktop context menu. Why?
FAQ 8.41 How do I remove the Favorites branch of the Start menu?
FAQ 8.42 How do I disable the Log-Off buttons?
FAQ 8.43 How do I stop the default "Shortcut to" text added to new shortcuts?
FAQ 8.44 How can I get rid of the arrow over the shortcuts?
FAQ 8.45 How do I modify the shortcut arrow?
FAQ 8.46 How do I change the icon associated with a shortcut?
FAQ 8.47 How can I set the default view for all drives and folders?
Chapter 9 System Information
FAQ 9.1 How can I tell the role of my NT machine?
FAQ 9.2 How can I tell who has which files open on a machine?
FAQ 9.3 How do I view all of the applications and processes on the system?
FAQ 9.4 Where can I get information about my machine?
FAQ 9.5 How can I tell when NT was last started?
FAQ 9.6 I have lost my NT Installation CD-ROM case that had the Key number. How can I find out what it is?
FAQ 9.7 How can I get detailed system information from the command prompt?
FAQ 9.8 How can I tell when NT was installed?
FAQ 9.9 How can I tell if my NT installation is a 120-day evaluation or full?
Chapter 10 The Registry
FAQ 10.1 What is the Registry?
FAQ 10.2 What files make up the Registry, and where are they?
FAQ 10.3 How do I restrict access to the Registry editor?
FAQ 10.4 What is the maximum Registry size?
FAQ 10.5 Should I use REGEDIT.EXE or REGEDT32.EXE?
FAQ 10.6 How do I restrict access to a remote Registry?
FAQ 10.7 How can I tell what changes have been made to the Registry?
FAQ 10.8 How can I delete a Registry value/key from the
FAQ 10.9 How can I audit changes to the Registry?
FAQ 10.1 How can I clean up/remove invalid entries from the Registry?
FAQ 10.11 When I make changes to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Hardware, they are lost on reboot. Why?
FAQ 10.12 What data types are available in the Registry?
FAQ 10.13 How can I automate updates to the Registry?
FAQ 10.14 How do I apply a .REG file without the Success message?
Chapter 11 Recovery
FAQ 11.1 How do I create an Emergency Repair Disk?
FAQ 11.2 Where is RDISK in Windows 2000?
FAQ 11.3 How do I create an NT boot disk?
FAQ 11.4 I get the error "Can't find NTLDR." Why?
FAQ 11.5 How do I recover a lost Administrator password?
FAQ 11.6 I have set a drive to no access and now no one can access it. What can I do?
FAQ 11.7 If I copy a file with Explorer or from the command line, the permissions get lost. Why?
FAQ 11.8 How can I get my taskbar back?
FAQ 11.9 I get the error "NTOSKRNL.EXE missing or corrupt" on bootup. Why?
FAQ 11.1 How do I configure Directory Replication?
FAQ 11.11 How do I remotely create an Emergency Repair Disk?
FAQ 11.12 How do I promote a Backup Domain Controller to the Primary Domain Controller?
FAQ 11.13 How do I reinstate my old PDC back into the domain as the PDC?
FAQ 11.14 What tuning can be performed on Directory Replication?
FAQ 11.15 I am unable to perform a repair without a CD-ROM drive. What can I do?
Chapter 12 Backups
FAQ 12.1 What backup software is available for Windows NT?
FAQ 12.2 How do I add a tape drive?
FAQ 12.3 What types of backup does NTBACKUP.EXE support?
FAQ 12.4 What backup strategies are available?
FAQ 12.5 What options are available when using NTBACKUP.EXE?
FAQ 12.6 Can I run NTBACKUP from the command line?
FAQ 12.7 How do I schedule a backup?
FAQ 12.8 How do I restore a backup?
FAQ 12.9 How do I back up open files?
FAQ 12.1 What permissions do I need to perform a backup?
FAQ 12.11 How do I back up the Registry?
FAQ 12.12 How can I erase a tape using NTBACKUP if it reports errors?
FAQ 12.13 How can I remove a dead submitted backup process?
Chapter 13 Network
FAQ 13.1 How do I hide a machine from the network browse list (Network Neighborhood)?
WinNT FAQ 13.2 How do I remote-boot NT?
WinNT FAQ 13.3 How do I install the Remoteboot Service?
FAQ 13.4 How can I get a list of users that are currently logged on?
FAQ 13.5 How do I configure NT to be a gateway to an ISP?
FAQ 13.6 How can I get the Ethernet (MAC) address of my Network card?
FAQ 13.7 Is it possible to protect against Telnet port 135 attacks?
FAQ 13.8 What Telnet servers and daemons are available for Windows NT?
FAQ 13.9 How can I secure a server that will be a Web Server on the Internet?
FAQ 13.1 What firewall products are available for NT?
FAQ 13.11 How many connections can NT Workstation have?
FAQ 13.12 How do I get a list of all connections to my PC?
FAQ 13.13 How can I stop a user from logging on more than once?
FAQ 13.14 How can I get information about my domain account?
WinNT FAQ 13.15 A machine is shown as Inactive in Server Manager when it
is not. Why?
FAQ 13.16 How do I install the FTP Server service?
FAQ 13.17 I get errors when accessing a Windows NT FTP Server from a non-Internet Explorer browser. Why?
FAQ 13.18 How do I automatically FTP when using NT?
FAQ 13.19 How can I change the time period used for displaying the password expiration message?
FAQ 13.2 How can I modify share permissions from the command line?
FAQ 13.21 How can I change the protocol binding order?
FAQ 13.22 What criteria are used to decide which machine will be the Master Browser?
FAQ 13.23 How can I set a machine as a certain type of browser?
FAQ 13.24 How can I configure the Preferred Master Browser?
FAQ 13.25 How can I view which machines are acting as Browse Masters?
FAQ 13.26 How can I get a list of MAC-to-IP addresses on the network?
FAQ 13.27 How can I control the list of connections shown when mapping a network drive?
FAQ 13.28 How can I create a share on another machine over the network?
FAQ 13.29 Is there any way to improve the performance of my modem connection to the Internet?
FAQ 13.3 How can I remotely tell who is logged on at a machine?
FAQ 13.31 How do I remove an NT computer from a domain?
FAQ 13.32 How can I shut down a number of machines without going to each machine?
FAQ 13.33 How can I close all network sessions or connections?
FAQ 13.34 How can I connect to a server, using different user accounts?
FAQ 13.35 How do I set the comment for my machine that is displayed in Network Neighborhood?
FAQ 13.36 How can I define multiple NetBIOS names for a machine?
FAQ 13.37 How can I manage my NT domain over the Internet?
FAQ 13.38 How can I remotely manage services?
FAQ 13.39 How can I make NET.EXE use the next available drive letter?
FAQ 13.4 How can I check if servers can communicate via Remote Procedure Calls (RPCs)?
Chapter 14 Domains
FAQ 14.1 What is a PDC and what is a BDC?
FAQ 14.2 How many BDCs should I have?
FAQ 14.3 How do I change domain names?
FAQ 14.4 How do I move a workstation to another domain?
FAQ 14.5 How many user accounts can I have in one domain?
FAQ 14.6 How do I change my server from standalone to a PDC or BDC?
FAQ 14.7 How do I configure a Trust Relationship?
FAQ 14.8 How do I terminate a Trust Relationship?
FAQ 14.9 What are domain models?
FAQ 14.1 How can I join a domain from the command line?
FAQ 14.11 How do I demote a PDC to a BDC?
FAQ 14.12 How can I configure a BDC to automatically promote itself to a PDC if the PDC fails?
FAQ 14.13 How do I rename a PDC/BDC?
FAQ 14.14 Can I move a BDC to another domain?
FAQ 14.15 Can I change a PDC/BDC into a standalone server?
FAQ 14.16 Can I administer my domain from an NT Workstation?
FAQ 14.17 In what order should I upgrade my PDC and BDCs from 3.51 to 4.0?
FAQ 14.18 What tuning can I perform on PDC/BDC synchronization?
FAQ 14.19 I cannot add a BDC over a WAN. Why?
FAQ 14.2 How can I synchronize the domain from the command line?
FAQ 14.21 How can I force a client to validate its logon against a specific Domain Controller?
FAQ 14.22 How do I promote a Windows 200 server to a Domain Controller?
FAQ 14.23 How can I verify my Windows 200 domain creation?
FAQ 14.24 How can I generate a list of all computer accounts in a domain?
Chapter 15 System Policies
FAQ 15.1 How do system policies work?
FAQ 15.2 How can I install the Policy editor on a workstation?
FAQ 15.3 How do I modify a policy?
FAQ 15.4 How do I create my own policy template?
FAQ 15.5 How can I control the policy updates?
Chapter 16 TCP/IP
FAQ 16.1 What is the subnet mask?
FAQ 16.2 My Network is not connected to the Internet. Can I use any IP address?
FAQ 16.3 How do I install TCP/IP?
FAQ 16.4 Is there a way to trace TCP/IP traffic by using NT?
FAQ 16.5 I do not have a network card but would like to install TCP/IP. How can I do this?
FAQ 16.6 I have installed TCP/IP. What steps should I use to verify that the setup is correct?
FAQ 16.7 How can I trace the route the TCP/IP packets take?
FAQ 16.8 What diagnostic utilities are available for TCP/IP?
FAQ 16.9 What is routing and how is it configured?
FAQ 16.1 What is ARP?
FAQ 16.11 How can I increase the time during which entries are kept in the ARP cache?
FAQ 16.12 What other Registry entries are there for TCP/IP?
FAQ 16.13 How can I configure more than six IP addresses?
FAQ 16.14 What are the common TCP ports?
FAQ 16.15 How can I perform a migration to DHCP?
Chapter 17 Domain Name System (DNS)
FAQ 17.1 How do I install the DNS Service?
FAQ 17.2 How do I configure a domain on the DNS server?
FAQ 17.3 How do I add a record to the DNS?
FAQ 17.4 How do I configure a client to use DNS?
FAQ 17.5 How do I change the IP address of a DNS server?
FAQ 17.6 How can I configure DNS to use a WINS server?
FAQ 17.7 Where in the Registry are the entries for the DNS servers located?
FAQ 17.8 I receive the error message "No More Endpoints." What should I do?
FAQ 17.9 Setting a secondary DNS server as primary results in errors. What next?
FAQ 17.1 How do I configure DNS for a Windows 200 domain?
FAQ 17.11 How do I configure Active Directory integrated DNS?
FAQ 17.12 How do I turn off dynamic DNS?
FAQ 17.13 How do I configure a forwarder on DNS 5.0?
FAQ 17.14 I am missing the Forwarders and Root Hints tabs in DNS 5.0. What can I do?
Chapter 18 Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
FAQ 18.1 How do I install the DHCP Server service?
FAQ 18.2 How do I configure the DHCP Server service?
FAQ 18.3 How do I configure a client to use DHCP?
FAQ 18.4 How can I compress my DHCP database?
FAQ 18.5 How can a DHCP client find its IP address?
FAQ 18.6 How can I move a DHCP database from one server to another?
FAQ 18.7 How do I create a DHCP Relay Agent?
FAQ 18.8 How can I stop the DHCP Relay Agent?
FAQ 18.9 How can I back up the DHCP database?
FAQ 18.1 How can I restore the DHCP database?
FAQ 18.11 How do I reserve a specific address for a particular machine?
Chapter 19 Windows Internet Name Service (WINS)
FAQ 19.1 How does WINS work?
FAQ 19.2 How do I set up WINS?
FAQ 19.3 What is a WINS Proxy Agent?
FAQ 19.4 How do I configure WINS static entries for a non-WINS client?
FAQ 19.5 How do I configure WINS to work with Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)?
FAQ 19.6 How can I compress my WINS database?
FAQ 19.7 WINS Automatic Backup does not run every three hours. Why not?
FAQ 19.8 How can I manually restore the WINS database?
FAQ 19.9 The WINS log files are created in incorrect locations. What should I do?
FAQ 19.1 The WINS server is not being queried for entries in
LMHOSTS after Service Pack 4 was installed. Why?
Chapter 2 Internet Information Server (IIS)
FAQ 20.1 How do I install Internet Information Server?
FAQ 20.2 What is Internet Service Manager (ISM)?
FAQ 20.3 What is Index Server?
FAQ 20.4 What are Active Server Pages (ASP)?
FAQ 20.5 How can I configure the connection limit?
FAQ 20.6 How do I change the default filename?
FAQ 20.7 How can I enable browsers to view the contents of directories on the server?
FAQ 20.8 How do I configure a virtual server?
FAQ 20.9 How can I administer my IIS server by using a Web browser?
FAQ 20.1 How can I configure FTP to use directory annotation?
FAQ 20.11 How can I configure the FTP welcome message?
FAQ 20.12 Only the first line of the directory annotation is shown. Why?
FAQ 20.13 How can I configure the amount of IIS cache?
FAQ 20.14 How do I create a virtual directory?
FAQ 20.15 How do I install FrontPage Server Extensions on Windows 200 Beta 2?
FAQ 20.16 What fixes are available for IIS?
Chapter 21 Internet Explorer
FAQ 21.1 How can I remove the Active Desktop?
FAQ 21.2 How can I get past the Active Desktop Recovery page?
FAQ 21.3 What keyboard commands can I use with Internet Explorer 4.0?
FAQ 21.4 How can I create a keyboard shortcut to a Web site?
FAQ 21.5 How can I customize folders with Web view enabled?
FAQ 21.6 How can I change the icons on the Quick Launch toolbar?
FAQ 21.7 I have lost Show Desktop/View Channels from the Quick Launch toolbar. Help!
FAQ 21.8 How do I change the default search engine?
FAQ 21.9 How do I remove the Internet Explorer icon from the desktop?
FAQ 21.1 How can I browse offline?
FAQ 21.11 How can I reclaim space wasted by Microsoft's Internet E-mail readers?
FAQ 21.12 I cannot specify a download directory when I download a file. Why?
FAQ 21.13 Internet Explorer opens .EXE files instead of downloading them. Why?
FAQ 21.14 How can I change the default Start page?
FAQ 21.15 I have forgotten the Content advisor password. What can I do?
FAQ 21.16 Where can I download Internet Explorer 5. beta?
FAQ 21.17 How do I clear Internet Explorer's history?
FAQ 21.18 How can I modify Internet Explorer's toolbar background?
FAQ 21.19 How can I restore Internet Explorer's animated logo?
Chapter 22 Remote Access Server (RAS)
FAQ 22.1 How do I connect two Workstations, using RAS?
FAQ 22.2 Is it possible to dial an ISP from the command line?
FAQ 22.3 How can I keep the RAS connections from disconnecting when I log off?
FAQ 22.4 How can I create a RAS Connection script?
FAQ 22.5 How can I debug the RAS Connection Script?
FAQ 22.6 How do I configure RAS to connect to a leased line?
FAQ 22.7 How can I disable RAS Autodial?
FAQ 22.8 RAS tries to dial out even on local resources. Why?
FAQ 22.9 I have connected via RAS to a server, but the only resources I see are on the machine I connect to; why?
FAQ 22.1 How do I force Logon Using Dialup Networking to be checked by default on the logon screen?
FAQ 22.11 Where are the RAS phone book entries and settings stored?
FAQ 22.12 How can I change the number of rings the RAS server waits for before answering?
FAQ 22.13 How can I configure how long RAS Server waits before calling back a user when callback is enabled?
FAQ 22.14 Whenever I connect via RAS, I cannot connect to local machines on my LAN. Why?
FAQ 22.15 How can I disable the Save Password option in dial-up networking?
FAQ 22.16 How can I set the number of authentication retries for dial-up connections?
FAQ 22.17 How can I set the authentication time-out for dial-up connections?
FAQ 22.18 How do I enable 128-bit RAS Data Encryption?
FAQ 22.19 Why does my RAS client have the wrong IP configuration?
Chapter 23 File Systems
FAQ 23.1 How can a FAT partition be converted to an NTFS partition?
FAQ 23.2 How much free space do I need to convert a FAT partition to NTFS?
FAQ 23.3 How can an NTFS partition be converted to a FAT partition?
FAQ 23.4 What cluster size does a FAT/NTFS partition use?
FAQ 23.5 How do I run HPFS under NT 4.0?
FAQ 23.6 How do I compress a directory?
FAQ 23.7 How do I uncompress a directory?
FAQ 23.8 How can I compress files and directories from the command line?
FAQ 23.9 Is there an NTFS defragmentation tool available?
FAQ 23.1 Can I undelete a file in NT?
FAQ 23.11 Does NT support FAT32?
FAQ 23.12 Can you read an NTFS partition from DOS?
FAQ 23.13 How can I delete an NTFS partition?
FAQ 23.14 Is it possible to repartition a disk without losing data?
FAQ 23.15 What is the biggest disk NT can use?
FAQ 23.16 Can I disable 8.3 filename creation on NTFS?
FAQ 23.17 How do I disable 8.3 filename creation on VFAT?
FAQ 23.18 How can I stop NT from generating long filenames (LFNs) on a FAT partition?
FAQ 23.19 How do long filenames (LFNs) work?
FAQ 23.2 I can't create any files on the root of a FAT partition. Why?
FAQ 23.21 How do I change access permissions on a directory?
FAQ 23.22 How can I change access permissions from the command line?
FAQ 23.23 I have a CHKDSK scheduled to start at next reboot, but I want to stop it. How do I do it?
FAQ 23.24 How can I stop chkdsk at boot time from checking volume x?
FAQ 23.25 How can I modify the CHKDSK timer?
FAQ 23.26 My NTFS drive is corrupt. How do I recover?
FAQ 23.27 How can I delete a file without sending it to the Recycle Bin?
FAQ 23.28 How can I back up the Master Boot Record?
FAQ 23.29 How do I restore the Master Boot Record?
FAQ 23.3 What CD-ROM file systems can NT read?
FAQ 23.31 How do I create a volume set?
FAQ 23.32 How do I extend a volume set?
FAQ 23.33 How do I delete a volume set?
FAQ 23.34 What is the maximum number of characters a filename can have?
FAQ 23.35 What protections can be set on files and directories on an NTFS partition?
FAQ 23.36 How can I take ownership of files?
FAQ 23.37 How can I view, from the command line, the permissions a user has on a file?
FAQ 23.38 How can I tell the total amount of space used by a folder (including subfolders)?
FAQ 23.39 There are files beginning with $ at the root of my NTFS drive. Can I delete them?
FAQ 23.4 What file systems do Iomega Jaz or Zip disks use?
FAQ 23.41 NT becomes unresponsive during an NTFS disk operation such as a dir. Why?
FAQ 23.42 I have missing space on my NTFS partitions (Alternate Data Streams). Why?
FAQ 23.43 How can I change the Volume ID of a disk?
FAQ 23.44 How do I read NTFS 5. partitions from Windows NT 4.0?
FAQ 23.45 How do share and file system permissions interact?
FAQ 23.46 Is it possible to map a drive letter to a directory?
FAQ 23.47 How do I convert an NTFS partition to NTFS 5.0?
FAQ 23.48 I cannot compress files on an NTFS partition. Why?
FAQ 23.49 How can I view the current owner of a file?
FAQ 23.5 How can I view/defrag pagefile fragmentation?
FAQ 23.51 I get a disk maintenance message during setup. Why?
FAQ 23.52 Where is Disk Administrator in Windows 2000?
FAQ 23.53 How do I convert a basic disk to dynamic?
FAQ 23.54 How do I import a foreign volume in Windows 2000?
FAQ 23.55 How do I delete a volume in Windows 2000?
Chapter 24 RAID
FAQ 24.1 Does NT Workstation support RAID?
FAQ 24.2 What RAID levels does NT Server Support?
FAQ 24.3 How do I create a stripe set with parity?
FAQ 24.4 How do I re-create a broken stripe set?
FAQ 24.5 How do I remove a stripe set?
FAQ 24.6 Can NT be on a stripe set?
FAQ 24.7 How do I create a mirror set (RAID 1)?
FAQ 24.8 How do I break a mirror set?
FAQ 24.9 How do I repair a broken mirror set?
FAQ 24.1 I am unable to boot by using the mirror disk. Why?
FAQ 24.11 I have reinstalled NT but now I have lost all RAID/volume sets. What can I do?
FAQ 24.12 How do I create a RAID 5 set in Windows 2000?
FAQ 24.13 How do I delete a RAID 5 set in Windows 2000?
FAQ 24.14 How do I regenerate a RAID 5 set in Windows 2000?
FAQ 24.15 How do I create a mirror set (RAID 1) in Windows 2000?
FAQ 24.16 How do I break a mirror set (RAID 1) in Windows 2000?
Chapter 25 Distributed File System (DFS)
FAQ 25.1 What is Distributed File System?
FAQ 25.2 Where can I get DFS?
FAQ 25.3 How do I install DFS?
FAQ 25.4 How do I create a new folder as part of the DFS?
FAQ 25.5 How do I uninstall DFS?
Chapter 26 Command Prompt Configuration
FAQ 26.1 How can I configure the command prompt?
FAQ 26.2 How do I enable/disable command extensions?
FAQ 26.3 How can I configure a scrollbar on my command window?
FAQ 26.4 How do I cut and paste information in a command box?
FAQ 26.5 How do I enable Tab to complete filenames?
FAQ 26.6 How do I create a shortcut from the command prompt?
FAQ 26.7 How can I redirect the output from a command to a file?
FAQ 26.8 How can I get a list of the commands I have entered in a command session?
FAQ 26.9 How can I start Explorer from the command prompt?
FAQ 26.1 How can I change the title of the command window?
FAQ 26.11 What keyboard actions can I take to navigate the command line?
FAQ 26.12 How can I change the default DIR output format?
FAQ 26.13 How do I pause output from a command to one screen at a time?
FAQ 26.14 How can I increase the environment space for a single
FAQ 26.15 How can I stop a process from the command line?
FAQ 26.16 How can I open a command prompt at my current directory in Explorer?
FAQ 26.17 How can I open a command prompt at my current drive in Explorer?
FAQ 26.18 How can I change the editor used to edit batch or command files?
FAQ 26.19 The AT command works differently under NT 4.0/Windows 200 than under NT 3.51. Why?
FAQ 26.2 How can I append the date and time to a file?
Chapter 27 Batch Files
FAQ 27.1 What commands can be used in a batch file?
FAQ 27.2 How can I perform an action that depends on the arrival of a file?
FAQ 27.3 How can I access files on other machines?
FAQ 27.4 How can I send a message from a batch file?
FAQ 27.5 The command I enter asks for input. Can I automate the response?
FAQ 27.6 How can I pass parameters to a batch file?
FAQ 27.7 How can I stop my batch file from outputting the command to the screen as it runs?
FAQ 27.8 How do I call a batch file from within another batch file?
FAQ 27.9 My .bat files have lost their association. What should I do?
FAQ 27.1 How do I search files for a string from a batch file/command line?
FAQ 27.11 How can I delete files that are over x days old?
Chapter 28 Windows Scripting Host (WSH)
FAQ 28.1 Where can I get the Windows Scripting Host?
FAQ 28.1 How do I install the Windows Scripting Host software?
FAQ 28.1 Where can I get more information on WSH?
FAQ 28.1 How do I create a new user in NT by using ADSI?
Chapter 29 Windows 95/98 Administration
FAQ 29.1 How can I create a spare set of Windows 95 disks?
FAQ 29.2 How do I communicate with a Windows 9x client?
FAQ 29.3 How can I administer my domain from a Windows 95 client?
FAQ 29.4 How do I install the Windows 9x Policy editor?
FAQ 29.5 How do I force a 95 machine to log on to a domain?
FAQ 29.6 How do I enable Windows 9x machines to use Group policies?
FAQ 29.7 How do I enable load balancing on a Windows 95 machine?
FAQ 29.8 How can I stop a Windows 95 machine from acting as a Browse Master or Backup Browser?
FAQ 29.9 Some of the Windows 95/98 clients do not show up in Network Neighborhood. Why?
FAQ 29.1 How can I stop my Windows 9x clients from having to enter a separate Windows password when logging on to a domain?
FAQ 29.11 How do I enable profiles on a Windows 9x machine?
FAQ 29.12 How do I enable roaming profiles for Windows 9x machines?
FAQ 29.13 Can Windows NT and Windows 9x share a roaming profile?
FAQ 29.14 How can I stop Windows 9x profiles from being copied to the home directory?
Chapter 3 Security
FAQ 30.1 How do I enable auditing?
FAQ 30.2 How do I view or clear the security log?
FAQ 30.3 Where can I get information on NT security problems?
FAQ 30.4 How can I restore the default permissions to the NT structure?
FAQ 30.5 How can I copy files and keep their security and permissions?
FAQ 30.6 How do I enable auditing on certain files and directories?
FAQ 30.7 How do I use the System Key functionality of Service Pack 3?
FAQ 30.8 How do I remove the System Key functionality of Service Pack 3?
FAQ 30.9 How can I configure the system to stop when the security log is full?
FAQ 30.1 How can I clear the pagefile at shutdown?
FAQ 30.11 How do I enable strong password filtering?
FAQ 30.12 How do I set what happens during a crash?
FAQ 30.13 How can I configure the system to automatically reboot in the event of a crash?
Chapter 31 Performance
FAQ 31.1 How do I move my pagefile?
FAQ 31.2 How big and where should my pagefile be?
FAQ 31.3 How can I change the size of the pagefile?
FAQ 31.4 Users complain server response is slow, but when I use the server everything is fine. What can cause this?
FAQ 31.5 Is there a RAM disk in NT 4.0?
FAQ 31.6 How can I monitor disk performance?
FAQ 31.7 How can I tell if I need a faster CPU?
FAQ 31.8 I need to run a number of 16-bit applications. What is the best way to do this?
FAQ 31.9 How can I run an application at a higher priority?
FAQ 31.1 How can I monitor processes that start after I start the Performance Monitor?
FAQ 31.11 How can I view information in the Event Log from the command line?
FAQ 31.12 Is there anything available to help diagnose performance problems?
FAQ 31.13 Is there any way to output performance logs directly to a comma-separated file?
FAQ 31.14 How can I control the amount of memory NT uses for file caching?
FAQ 31.15 How can I stop Windows NT system code and drivers from being paged?
FAQ 31.16 How can I speed up the performance of my OS/2
Chapter 32 Problem-Solving
FAQ 32.1 I have installed Office 97 and now I can no longer use Desktop Themes. Why?
FAQ 32.2 I cannot delete a file called AUX.BAT or COM1. Why?
FAQ 32.3 I can't delete a directory called CON. Why?
FAQ 32.4 The AT command does not work. Why?
FAQ 32.5 What is USER.DMP?
FAQ 32.6 I can't format a disk or create an Emergency Repair Disk. Why?
FAQ 32.7 When I change CDs or access the floppy drive, NT crashes. Why?
FAQ 32.8 After a new installation of NT, I can log on, but no shell
FAQ 32.9 I have a Matrox Millennium graphics card, and the windows blink and flash when moved. Why?
FAQ 32.1 When I start NT, I get NTDETECT twice. Why?
FAQ 32.11 My desktop disappears after a crash. Why?
FAQ 32.12 I have installed a second CPU; however, NT will not recognize it. Why?
FAQ 32.13 I reinstalled NT and now I cannot log on. Why?
FAQ 32.14 I have Windows 95 installed and I am trying to start the NT installation, but it fails. Why?
FAQ 32.15 An application keeps starting every time I start NT. Why?
FAQ 32.16 Each time I start NT, I get a file-delete sharing violation. Why?
FAQ 32.17 Sometimes when I run a program or Control Panel applet, I get a "No disk in drive a:" message. Why?
FAQ 32.18 When I try to create an Emergency Repair Disk, I get an error message of "One or more configuration files missing." Why?
FAQ 32.19 I have installed Service Pack 3 and now I cannot run Java programs. Why?
FAQ 32.2 Every time I start NT, Explorer starts, showing the system32 directory. Why?
FAQ 32.21 I have removed my IDE CD-ROM drive and now NT will
not boot. Why?
FAQ 32.22 I get an error message, "WNetEnumCachedPasswords could not be located in MPR.DLL." Why?
FAQ 32.23 What information is shown on the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD)?
FAQ 32.24 I have created my own application service; however, when the user logs off, the application stops. Why?
FAQ 32.25 I can't install any software. Why?
FAQ 32.26 I get an error message, "This application is not supported by Windows NT." Why?
FAQ 32.27 I have installed IE 4. and now my shortcut icons are corrupt. Why?
FAQ 32.28 I have lost access to the root of the boot partition, so now I can't log on. What can I do?
FAQ 32.29 I received the error message, "WNetEnumCachedPasswords could not be located in MPR.DLL." Why?
FAQ 32.3 How can I perform a kernel debug?
FAQ 32.31 How do I configure remote kernel debugging?
FAQ 32.32 I get the error message, "Not enough server storage is available to process this command." Why?
FAQ 32.33 I get an error when I try to export any profile other than the Administrator profile. Why?
FAQ 32.34 I have chosen a screen resolution that has corrupted the display and now I can't change it back. What can I do?
FAQ 32.35 I get the error message, "Boot record signature AA55 not found (1079 found)." Why?
FAQ 32.36 When I boot up NT, it pauses for about 3 seconds on the blue screen. Why?
FAQ 32.37 When I run RDISK, I receive a "Disk is Full" error. Why?
FAQ 32.38 My shortcuts try to resolve to UNC paths. Why?
FAQ 32.39 When I select a hyperlink or open a channel, the system32 folder opens. Why?
FAQ 32.4 When I try to use WinAT, I get a Dr. Watson error. Why?
FAQ 32.41 Drive mappings are being created by themselves. Why?
FAQ 32.42 I can't create a partition over 1GB when using an Adaptec 294 SCSI controller. Why?
FAQ 32.43 I get a STOP 0x00000078 error. Why?
FAQ 32.44 A file TESTDIR.TMP is created on a shared volume that cannot be deleted. Why?
FAQ 32.45 How can I replace an in-use NT system file?
FAQ 32.46 I removed my folder association and cannot open any folders. What can I do?
FAQ 32.47 The batch file I schedule to run does not work with the /every switch. Why?
FAQ 32.48 I have a volume of type Unknown in Disk Administrator. Why?
FAQ 32.49 I am unable to use Start from the command line for files with spaces in them. Why?
FAQ 32.5 I am not offered the option to install from an INF context menu. Why?
FAQ 32.51 How can I deallocate corrupt memory?
FAQ 32.52 I am unable to run certain 16-bit applications. Why?
FAQ 32.53 I have a service stopping NT from booting. What can I do?
FAQ 32.54 If I run winfile d:, it starts Explorer. Why?
FAQ 32.55 I have problems with tips after Service Pack 4. Why?
FAQ 32.56 After installing Service Pack 4, my ATAPI/IDE Zip drive is not available. Why?
FAQ 32.57 Disk Power Management does not work after Service Pack 4. Why?
FAQ 32.58 I get the error message, "Your password must be at leastcharacters long." What can I do?
FAQ 32.59 What is Remote Explorer?
Chapter 33 Printing
FAQ 33.1 How do I create a queue to a network printer?
FAQ 33.2 How can I restart the print spooler service?
FAQ 33.3 How do I delete a network port (for example, LPT3:)?
FAQ 33.4 How do I configure my print jobs to wait until after business hours?
FAQ 33.5 How can I disable the printer pop-up message?
FAQ 33.6 How do I change the print spool location?
FAQ 33.7 How do I enable drag-and-drop printing?
FAQ 33.8 How do I configure a print separator page?
FAQ 33.9 How can I restrict which users can install local printer drivers?
FAQ 33.1 How do I grant users access to a network printer?
FAQ 33.11 How many printers can be hosted on one NT Server?
FAQ 33.12 How can I print to an ASCII text file?
FAQ 33.13 How do I set security on a printer?
FAQ 33.14 When installing a printer, I get the error message, "The print processor is unknown." Why?
FAQ 33.15 Where in the Registry is the default printer set?
FAQ 33.16 When I try to print to a parallel device (LPT1) I receive this error message: "System could not find the file." Why?
FAQ 33.17 How can I allow members of the Printer Operators group to add printers?
FAQ 33.18 How can I configure NT as a print server for UNIX systems?
FAQ 33.19 How can I audit the number of pages printed by any particular user on an NT network?
Chapter 34 Multimedia
FAQ 34.1 How do I disable CD AutoPlay?
FAQ 34.2 How do I install a joystick in NT?
FAQ 34.3 How do I change my soundcard's settings (IRQ, DMA, and so on)?
FAQ 34.4 Does NT 4. support Direct X?
FAQ 34.5 Does NT have a speaker driver?
FAQ 34.6 How do I install my SoundBlaster soundcard?
FAQ 34.7 I have lost the speaker icon from my taskbar. What can I do?
Chapter 35 Utilities
FAQ 35.1 Where can I find the Resource Kit?
FAQ 35.2 How do I run an application as a service?
FAQ 35.3 How can I shut down a computer remotely?
FAQ 35.4 Where can I find a UNIX SU (substitute user) utility?
FAQ 35.5 I'm running NT on Alpha. Can I run Intel programs?
FAQ 35.6 What is TweakUI?
FAQ 35.7 Do Windows 95 powertoys work in NT?
FAQ 35.8 Where is File Manager?
FAQ 35.9 Where do I get themes for NT?
FAQ 35.1 Where can I get UNIX tools for NT?
FAQ 35.11 How can I fix, replace, or copy files on an NTFS partition from outside Windows NT?
FAQ 35.12 How can I save a file in Notepad without the .TXT extension?
FAQ 35.13 What are the Windows NT Support Tools?
Chapter 36 Hardware
FAQ 36.1 How can I get NT to recognize my second hard disk?
FAQ 36.2 How do I install dual screens?
FAQ 36.3 How much memory can NT support?
FAQ 36.4 How much memory do I need for NT?
FAQ 36.5 I cannot see my CD-ROM drive from NT. Why?
FAQ 36.6 What are the IRQs used for?
FAQ 36.7 How many CPUs does NT support?
FAQ 36.8 Is there a list of hardware that is supported by NT?
FAQ 36.9 Can I test my hardware to see if it is compatible with NT?
FAQ 36.1 How do I disable mouse detection on a COM port (for UPS usage)?
FAQ 36.11 My U.S. Robotics 56K modem only connects at 19200. Why?
FAQ 36.12 Can I use the IDE interface on my soundcard?
FAQ 36.13 Does NT support plug-and-play?
FAQ 36.14 How do I install an uninterruptible power supply (UPS)?
FAQ 36.15 How do I give my tape drive a letter so it is visible from Explorer?
FAQ 36.16 How can I force NT to use a mouse on a given port?
FAQ 36.17 How can I view which resources are being used by devices under NT?
FAQ 36.18 When I disconnect one of my devices (such as my Zip drive) I get errors when I boot NT. How can I stop them?
FAQ 36.19 How can I tell if I am using the Compaq Hardware Abstraction Layer?
FAQ 36.2 How do I get a dual monitor Matrox Millennium system to not split dialog boxes across the screens?
FAQ 36.21 Does Windows NT 4. support USB?
FAQ 36.22 Why can't I hot-swap my PCMCIA card with Windows NT 4.0?
FAQ 36.23 How do I install the Iomega parallel disk drive?
FAQ 36.24 How do I enable bus mastering in Windows NT?
FAQ 36.25 I said no to a PNPISA device when it was detected, but now I want to install it. What can I do?
FAQ 36.26 How do I perform unattended installations on machines with AGP graphics cards?
FAQ 36.27 Does NT support DVD drives?
Chapter 37 Proxy Server 2.0
FAQ 37.1 How do I install Proxy Server 2.0?
FAQ 37.2 How do I install the client for the WinSock Proxy Service?
FAQ 37.3 How do I remove the client WinSock Proxy Service?
FAQ 37.4 How can I bypass the client WinSock Proxy?
FAQ 37.5 How do I configure an Internet browser to use the Web Proxy service?
FAQ 37.6 How do I administer the Proxy Server?
FAQ 37.7 How can I configure the Proxy Server to automatically dial out to the Internet service provider (ISP) when needed?
FAQ 37.8 How can I stop and start the Proxy services?
FAQ 37.9 How can I use the Web-based Proxy Server Administration software?
FAQ 37.1 Which port does WinSock use?
FAQ 37.11 How can I configure the RAS Autodisconnect?
FAQ 37.12 How do I ban a Web site by using Proxy Server?
Chapter 38 Exchange
FAQ 38.1 The Outlook/Exchange client takes a long time to start. Why?
FAQ 38.2 How do I enable the Exchange Outlook Web access?
FAQ 38.3 How can I convert my mail system to Exchange?
FAQ 38.4 How can I create a shortcut on the desktop with the To field completed?
FAQ 38.5 How can I send a mail message from the command line?
FAQ 38.6 What files does Exchange use?
FAQ 38.7 How can I change the location of my mail file in Outlook 98?
FAQ 38.8 How can I reduce the size of my .PST mail file?
FAQ 38.9 I have a bad message in my POP3 mail box. How can I remove it/read POP by using TELNET?
FAQ 38.1 How can I send mail to an SMTP server by using Telnet?
FAQ 38.11 Is there a list of known Exchange Directory and Information store problems?
FAQ 38.12 How do I install Exchange Server 5.5?
FAQ 38.13 How do I run the Exchange Optimizer?
FAQ 38.14 What service packs are available for Exchange 5.5?
FAQ 38.15 How can I retrieve mail from a POP3 mailbox and forward it to Exchange server?
FAQ 38.16 How do I upgrade from Exchange 5. to 5.5?
FAQ 38.17 How do I uninstall Exchange Server?
FAQ 38.18 How do I install a duplicate Exchange server?
FAQ 38.19 How do I connect Exchange sites?
FAQ 38.2 How do I configure Exchange directory replication?
FAQ 38.21 How do I monitor an Exchange link?
FAQ 38.22 How do I delete a server from an Exchange site?
FAQ 38.23 How do I set up an Exchange forward?
FAQ 38.24 How do I configure a X.40 Exchange connector?
FAQ 38.25 How do I allow a user to administer Exchange?
FAQ 38.26 How do I grant or deny permission for people to create top-level public folders?
FAQ 38.27 How do I connect my Exchange server to an SMTP server?
FAQ 38.28 How do I connect my Exchange server to a news feed?
FAQ 38.29 What Web sites have good Exchange information?
FAQ 38.3 How do I download to Exchange from multiple POP3 mailboxes?
FAQ 38.31 How do I install the Key Management Server?
FAQ 38.32 How do I manage the Certificate Authority of Key Management Server?
FAQ 38.33 How do I enable advanced security for a user?
FAQ 38.34 How do I automatically create an Exchange mailbox for all members of the domain?
FAQ 38.35 How do I avoid having to enter the Key Management password?
FAQ 38.36 I archived some .PST files to a CD but am unable to load the files.
FAQ 38.37 How can I limit the Exchange Server mailbox size?
FAQ 38.38 How can I limit message sizes in Exchange?
FAQ 38.39 How can I undelete mail in Outlook?
FAQ 38.4 NT Server hangs at shutdown if User Manager is running. Why?