Administration Tools

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Most of the tools you'll need for managing a Windows 2000 network come as part of the Windows 2000 Server and Windows 2000 Advanced Server packages, but only a few of them are automatically installed along with the operating system. Table 10-1 gives the complete list of Administration Tools.

Table 10-1. Administration Tools for Windows 2000

Tool Name Description
Active Directory Domains and Trusts Administers domain trusts, changes the domain mode, adds and changes user principal name suffixes
Active Directory Sites and Services Establishes and administers sites, replication, and security services
Active Directory Users and Computers Manages users, computers, and groups within a domain
Certification Authority Manages Certificate Services, which issues certificates for public key security
Cluster Administrator (Advanced Server only) Handles the configuration of clusters and nodes
Component Services Configures and administers Component Object Model (COM) components and applications
Computer Management Administers disks, shares, users, groups, and services on the local computer
Configure Your Server Sets up and configures Windows services
Connection Manager Administration Kit Manages and customizes local and remote connections
Data Sources Adds, removes, and configures Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) databases and drivers
DHCP Manages Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) services
Distributed File System Manages Distributed file system (Dfs) installation, topology, and replication
DNS Manages DNS services
Event Viewer Displays application, security, and system notification logs
Internet Authentication Service Configures security and authentication for dial-in users
Internet Services Manager Manages Internet Information Services (IIS)
Licensing Manages client licenses
Local Security Policy View and configure user rights, audit policy and other security settings for the local computer.
Network Monitor Captures frames of network data for detection and analysis of network problems
Performance Views system performance graphs; configures performance logs and alerts
Admission Control
QoS (Quality of Service)
Assigns network bandwidth by subnet
Remote Storage Manages the storage of infrequently accessed files
Routing and Remote Access Administers dial-up, virtual private networking, and internetwork connections
Server Extensions Administrator Manages Front Page server extensions
Services Starts, stops, and configures services
Telephony Manages telephony clients and servers
Telenet Server Administration Starts, stops, and returns information about Telenet Server.
Terminal Services Client Creator Makes floppy disks for installing Terminal Service client software.
Terminal Services Configuration Configures new connections for Terminal Services; modifies and deletes existing connections
Terminal Services Manager Displays terminal servers in trusted domains
WINS Administers WINS

Installing Administration Tools Locally

To install the full set of Administration Tools locally, open the i386 folder on the Windows 2000 Server or Windows 2000 Advanced Server CD-ROM, and then double-click the Adminpak.msi file. This starts the Administration Tools Setup Wizard (Figure 10-2), which will install the tools (and later remove them and reinstall them, if you wish). Click Next and the installation proceeds.

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Figure 10-2. The first screen of the Administration Tools Setup Wizard.

Making Administration Tools Available Remotely

To make the Administration Tools available to others on your network, you can assign the tools to other computers or publish them in Active Directory. Chapter 24 covers the process of assigning and publishing to other users.

Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Administrator's Companion, Vol. 1
Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Administrators Companion (IT-Administrators Companion)
ISBN: 1572318198
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2000
Pages: 366 © 2008-2017.
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