While most network administrators in the real world will not find the Zero Administration Kit's TaskStation and AppStation scenarios usable in their unmodified state, Craig Zacker has adapted the techniques employed in the ZAK and shown how to adapt them to an existing network environment. By exploring areas of the Windows NT infrastructure often neglected by other books, Zero Administration for Windows demonstrates how to use the Zero Administration Kit, the System Policy Editor, and User profiles as potent system administration tools. This book concentrates on the methodologies used by the ZAK rather than on procedures specific to the scenarios the kit provides. For example, while there is coverage of the policy templates included with the ZAK, a significant amount of space is devoted to the syntax for creating customized policy templates that can be used to automate the registry changes necessary for applications not supported by the Kit. The book also covers other techniques for building custom workstation configurations, such as the system differential files, registry dumps, and the syntax for installation and logon scripts and CMD files. Topics include : planning and testing a Zero Administration strategy ; deploying the Zero Administration Kit ; customizing Windows NT installations ; automating application installations ; securing the file system ; creating user profiles ; using system policies ; creating custom system policies ; zero Administration for Windows is a vital tool for Windows NT system and network administrators.The minimum requirements for using the Zero Administration Kit are outlined here: Minimum Network Configuration ac One Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 ... 4.0 ac All systems configured to use TCP/IP Minimum Server Requirements ac Windows NT Server 4.0 with Service Pack 3 or ... to Windows NT Service Pack 3 or later distribution files on CD-ROM or network share ac Access to Microsoft Office 97anbsp;...
|Title||:||Zero Administration for Windows|
|Publisher||:||Oreilly & Associates Incorporated - 1999|