This chapter introduces the Microsoft Windows 2000 operating system. It includes an overview of the products that comprise the Windows 2000 operating system, the roles they play, and a description of the administrative differences between them in a workgroup and a domain. Overviews of the Microsoft Windows 2000 architecture and Windows 2000 Directory Services are also provided. Hands-on practices guide you through the basic procedures of logging on and performing key tasks from the Windows Security dialog box.
To complete the lessons in this chapter, you must have completed the Setup procedures located in "About This Book."