UNIX and Windows 2000 Handbook, The: Planning, Integration and Administration, 1st edition

  • Lonnie Harvel
  • David Webb
  • Steven Flynn
  • Todd Whitehurst

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All the sysadmin skills you need to integrate Windows 2000/NT, UNIX, Linux- and whatever comes next!

If you learn system administration the right way, you can leverage those skills to deploy and integrate any platform: UNIX, Linux, Windows 2000—you name it. That's the goal of The UNIX and Windows 2000 Handbook. It brings together expert cross-platform planning, integration and administration techniques developed in one of the world's largest heterogeneous environments—techniques you can use right now in your enterprise. At the same time, it gives you a rock-solid foundation in system administration you can use in any environment!

  • Installation techniques that facilitate reliability and integration
  • Establishing user accounts that are accessible from any type of client system
  • Integrating UNIX and Windows filesystems-including NFS
  • Providing scalable, cross-platform DNS and email services
  • Backup/recovery techniques for every platform
  • Managing printing
  • Fundamental concepts in Security for UNIX and Windows platforms

Whether you're a UNIX/Linux sysadmin seeking to master Windows NT/2000, or vice versa—or you're learning both platforms for the first time—The UNIX and Windows 2000 Handbook gives you the skills you need today, tomorrow, and for the rest of your system administration career.

Table of contents


1. The Art and Science of System Administration.

Understanding the Job. Explaining the Job. A Sample Business Case. Summary.

2. System Planning, Installation, and Configuration.

Good Planning Is Half the Battle. UNIX Installation Steps. Linux Installation Example. Windows 2000 Installation. The Default Installation Quandary. Installation Checklist and Logs. Summary.

3. System Boot and Shutdown.

The Physical Boot Sequence. Loading the Operating System. Following the BSD Startup Sequence. Changing the System Startup. Following the System V Startup Scripts. UNIX Logins. Shutting Down a Unix System. Booting Windows 2000. Advanced Windows 2000 Boot Options. boot.ini and You. Shutting Down Windows 2000. Summary.

4. The Filesystem.

The UNIX Filesystems. Formatting in UNIX. Creating Filesystems. The Windows 2000 Filesystem. Summary.

5. Upgrades, Patches, Service Packs, and Hot Fixes.

Upgrading an Operating System. Upgrading UNIX. Upgrading Windows 2000. Patching. Managing and Installing UNIX Patches. Windows 2000 Service Packs. Windows 2000 Hot Fixes. Summary.


6. Name Resolution and Registration.

Name Resolution Using DNS. Server DNS. WINS Overview. Using DHCP. Summary.

7. Directory Services.

Planning and Managing an NIS/NIS+ Installation. Network Information System. Windows 2000 Directory Services. Integrating Windows 2000 and UNIX Directory Services. Lightweight Directory Access Protocol. Summary.

8. Distributed Filesystems.

UNIX and NFS. Windows 2000 and NFS. SMB: A Client/Server Protocol. Windows 2000 and SMB. UNIX SMB Services. Other Solaris Products. Summary.

9. Electronic Mail and Messaging.

Overview of Electronic Mail. Sendmail. Sendmail Pro. Microsoft Exchange Server for Windows 2000. Email Resource Planning. Email Policies. Summary.

10. Printing.

UNIX Print Services. Windows 2000 Print Services. SAMBA Print Services. Summary.


11. Security.

Analysis of Security. Know Your Opponents and Types of Attacks. Protection. Prevention. Detection. When It Is Too Late. Summary.

12. User Administration.

Creating UNIX User Accounts. Windows 2000 Users and Groups. Windows 2000 User Profiles and Home Folders. Windows 2000 User Environment. UNIX and Windows 2000 Account Integration. Summary.

13. Backups.

Backup Methodology. Backup Methods. Summary.

14. Performance Monitoring.

Key Components. Unix Performance Tools. Windows 2000 Performance Tools. Summary.

15. Software Administration.

Managing UNIX Applications. Distributing Files and Applications. Windows 2000 Software Administration. Summary.

16. Web Servers.

Apache Web Server. Internet Information Server 5.0. Summary.

Appendix A.


Published by Pearson (May 4th 2000) - Copyright © 2000