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Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional Resource Kit, Second Edition
Author The Microsoft Windows Team
Pages 1744
Disk 1 Companion CD(s)
Level Advanced
Published 06/11/2003
ISBN 9780735619746
ISBN-10 0-7356-1974-3
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Table of Contents

1  Planning Deployments3
    Overview of the Deployment Process4
        Defining Project Scope and Objectives4
        Assessing Your Current Environment5
        Testing and Piloting the Deployment Plan5
        Rolling Out Your Deployment6
    Mapping Windows XP Professional to Your Business Needs7
    Assessing Your Current Configuration11
        Hardware Requirements and Compatibility11
        Application Compatibility14
        Using Check Upgrade Only Mode18
        Network Infrastructure20
    Planning Your Preferred Client Configuration21
        Determining Desktop Management Strategies22
        Determining a Client Connectivity Strategy24
        Determining Security Strategies27
        Determining Client Administration and Configuration Strategies30
    Planning Installations37
        Upgrading vs. Clean Installation38
        Choosing an Installation Method40
        Determining How Many Operating Systems to Install41
        Planning for Dynamic Update44
        Planning for Windows Product Activation46
    Additional Resources47
2  Automating and Customizing Installations49
    Overview of Automated and Customized Installations50
        Design an Automated and Customized Installation50
        Windows Product Activation51
        Dynamic Update52
    Choosing an Automated Installation and Customization Tool54
        Unattended Installation57
        System Preparation Tool58
        Remote Installation Services60
        Systems Management Server61
        Where to Find the Tools and Related Information62
    Preparing for the Installations63
        Verify Hardware and Software Requirements63
        Create a Distribution Folder64
    Customizing the Installations68
        Using Windows XP Professional Customization Tools71
        Creating an Answer File Manually87
        Customizing Components and Features88
    Installing the Operating System108
        Unattended Installations109
    Additional Resources136
3  Multilingual Solutions for Global Business137
    Overview of Multilingual Solutions for Global Business138
        New Multilingual Features in Windows XP Professional139
    Multilingual Features in Windows XP Professional141
        Built-In Language Support141
        Standards and Formats (User Locales)142
        Input Method Editors, Input Languages, and Keyboard Layouts143
        Unicode and Code Pages144
        Language for Non-Unicode Programs (System Locale)145
        User Interface Language Options (MUI Pack Only)145
        Windows XP Professional Language Versions146
    Planning a Multilingual Deployment148
        Determining Language and Regional Requirements148
        Assessing Hardware Requirements for Multilingual Support149
        Determining Roaming User Needs151
        Upgrading from Earlier Versions of Windows151
        Deploying a Single Global Image152
        Creating Regional Builds153
    Configuring Desktops154
        Configuring Regional and Language Options154
        Configuring Localized Content156
        Simplifying Multiple Language Access on Desktops157
        Entering Special Characters or Code Points158
        Controlling Desktops by Using Group Policy Settings158
    Using Unattended Installations and Silent Configurations159
        Creating Unattended Installations159
        Using Silent Configurations169
        Using Windows Installer Packages for OnDemand Installations (MUI Pack Only)170
    Supporting Multilingual Applications171
        Supporting World-Ready Applications171
        Supporting Non-Unicode Applications171
        Determining the Compatibility of Your Current Applications172
        Developing Multilingual Applications173
        Developing Multilingual Web Sites173
    Ensuring Multilingual Compatibility174
        Multilingual Compatibility with Active Directory Objects, Clients, and Domain Controllers174
        Using Office XP and Windows XP Professional Together175
    Troubleshooting Multilingual Issues176
        Tools for Troubleshooting Multilingual Issues176
        Problems Inputting or Displaying Multiple Languages176
        Verifying Application Compatibility178
    Additional Resources179
4  Supporting Installations181
    The Setup Process182
        New Setup Features182
        Running Setup183
    Support Tools185
    Installing Service Packs and Hotfixes186
        Service Pack and Hotfix Setup Programs186
        Update Installation191
        Integrated Installation196
        Combination Installation199
    Uninstalling a Service Pack or Hotfix202
        Uninstalling a Service Pack202
        Uninstalling a Hotfix203
    Troubleshooting Windows XP Professional Setup203
    Additional Resources205
5  Managing Desktops209
    Managing Desktops in Various Network Environments210
    Managing Desktops in an Active Directory Environment211
        Implementing IntelliMirror212
        Using IntelliMirror to Manage Desktops214
        Using Group Policy to Manage Desktops219
    Managing Desktops Without Active Directory230
        Roaming User Profiles and Logon Scripts230
        My Documents Redirection231
        Internet Explorer Maintenance231
        System Policy231
        Local Group Policy Object237
        Managing Desktops in UNIX and Novell Environments238
    Creating and Managing Standard Desktop Configurations240
    Additional Resources248
6  Managing Files and Folders249
    Overview of Managing Files and Folders250
    Managing Documents with Folder Redirection251
        Selecting Folders for Redirection252
        Tools for Configuring Folder Redirection254
    Using Offline Files254
        Implementing Offline Files255
        Reconnecting to the Network Resource258
        Synchronizing Files258
        Deleting Files and Folders260
        Group Policy Settings That Affect Offline Files262
    Sharing Files and Folders265
        Configuring Shared Folder Permissions266
        Simple Sharing and ForceGuest268
    Searching for Files, Folders, and Network Resources270
        Connecting to Network Shares271
        Using Indexing Service271
        Searching for Network Resources in an Active Directory Environment272
    Troubleshooting Files and Folders Management274
    Additional Resources281
7  Supporting Mobile Users283
    Overview of Windows XP Professional Support for Mobile Users284
    Setting Up a Portable Computer286
    Managing Hardware on Portable Computers289
        Hardware Profile Creation289
        Dynamic Device Configuration290
        Docking and Undocking290
    Configuring Power Management291
        ACPI Power Management292
        APM Power Management293
        Power Management Schemes and Options296
    Configuring Roaming User Profiles and Folder Redirection303
        Roaming User Profiles in Windows XP Professional304
        Combining Folder Redirection with Roaming User Profiles306
    Configuring Offline Files for Portable Computers309
        Configuring Files on a Network Share for Offline Use310
        Configuring Synchronization for Offline Files311
        Securing Offline Files315
        Managing the Offline Files Folder316
    Securing Portable Computers317
        Securely Undocking Portable Computers317
        Windows XP Professional BIOS Security318
    Using Infrared Hardware and Video Devices with Portable Computers319
    Wireless Networking321
        802.11 Architecture324
        802.11 Security326
        Windows XP Professional Wireless Support331
    Additional Resources336
8  Configuring Remote Desktop337
    Remote Desktop Overview338
        Remote Desktop Components338
        Remote Desktop Features340
    Deploying Remote Desktop342
        Installing Client Software344
        Establishing a Remote Desktop Session346
        Keyboard Shortcuts in a Remote Desktop Session349
        Security and Encryption in Remote Desktop350
        Using Group Policy with Remote Desktop352
    Troubleshooting Remote Desktop354
    Additional Resources355
9  Managing Devices357
    Plug and Play Overview358
    Device Manager361
    Plug and Play Device Detection364
        Allocating System Resources366
        Safe Removal of Plug and Play Devices368
    Device Drivers370
        Driver Signing370
        Windows Update371
        Enterprise-Wide Driver Update Using Windows Update373
        Driver Ranking373
        Windows Driver Protection374
        Driver Search Policy375
        Device Drivers in the File375
    Supported Hardware377
        Universal Serial Bus377
        IEEE 1394382
        Other Bus Support384
        Other Hardware Support386
    Device Installation397
        Installing a Device in Windows XP Professional398
        Installing Drivers399
        Setting Plug and Play BIOS Settings399
    Configuring Device Settings401
        Using Hardware Profiles for Alternate Configurations403
        Changing Hardware Acceleration Settings for Digital Audio403
        Configuring the Display404
        Using Multiple Monitors408
        Configuring Communications Resources410
        Configuring Scanners and Cameras412
    Power Management413
        Power Management Features413
        Power Policy Overview414
        Using the Power Management Interface415
    Hardware Troubleshooting415
        Troubleshooting Hardware by Using Device Manager416
        Troubleshooting Network and Other Internal Adapters416
        Troubleshooting Modems418
        Troubleshooting Video Adapters419
        Troubleshooting a Universal Serial Bus Device420
        Troubleshooting IEEE 1394 Bus Devices424
    Additional Resources425
10  Managing Digital Media427
    Digital Media Components Overview428
        DirectX 8.1428
        DVD Formats and Devices430
        Windows Media Technologies437
        Accelerated Graphics Port441
    Optimizing Workstations for Digital Media441
        Configuring Sounds and Video442
        Configuring Animations, Sounds, and Videos in Internet Explorer444
        Configuring Digital Media Devices444
    Using Digital Media445
        Playing Digital Media445
        Creating Digital Media447
    Troubleshooting Digital Media454
        Common Problems with Playing Digital Media455
        Troubleshooting Playback of WAV Files456
        Troubleshooting MIDI Files457
        Troubleshooting DVD 458
        Troubleshooting an Audio CD459
        Troubleshooting CD Recording460
    Additional Resources462
11  Enabling Printing and Faxing463
    New to Enabling Printing and Faxing464
    Using Active Directory to Find Printers464
        Searching Active Directory Fields466
        Searching Active Directory Locations466
    Installing Printers468
        Installing Network and Internet Printers468
        Installing Local Printers470
        Printer Installation Considerations472
        Printing from Other Operating Systems473
    Printing Preferences474
        Print Queue Security Options475
        Scheduling Printing476
        Spooler Settings479
    Creating and Sending Print Jobs479
        Modifications to the Print Dialog Box480
        Printer Drivers480
        Image Color Management 2.0481
        Methods of Sending Print Jobs481
    Monitoring and Managing Internet Print Jobs485
    Printing Concepts486
        Printer Pooling486
        Printing Processes487
        Printer Components488
        Printing Over the Internet492
        Print Job Formats494
    Troubleshooting Printing Problems494
        Common Printing Problems494
        Troubleshooting the Printing Process497
        Troubleshooting Printing from an Operating System Other Than Windows498
        Troubleshooting Font-Related Printing Problems499
    Faxing in Windows XP Professional499
        Configuring Fax Service500
    Additional Resources502
12  Disk Management503
    New in Disk Management504
    Disk Management Overview505
    Basic and Dynamic Disks and Volumes508
        Basic Disks508
        Basic Volumes509
        Dynamic Disks510
        Dynamic Volumes511
        Converting Basic Disks to Dynamic Disks513
    Managing Volumes During Windows XP Professional Setup520
        Preparing Multidisk Volumes for Windows XP Professional521
        Creating Volumes During Windows XP Professional Setup521
        Installing Windows XP Professional on Dynamic Disks524
    Adding, Moving, and Importing Disks525
        Adding New Disks to a Computer526
        Moving Disks526
        Importing Foreign Disks529
    Managing GPT Disks in Itanium-based Computers531
        Required Partitions on GPT Disks533
        Creating Partitions During Setup of Windows XP 64-Bit Edition537
    Remote Disk and Command-Line Disk Management538
        Managing Disks on Remote Computers538
        Managing Disks from the Command Line by Using DiskPart539
        Managing Disks from the Command Line by Using Fsutil543
    Guidelines for Maintaining Disks and Volumes543
    Additional Resources545
13  File Systems547
    New in File Systems548
    File Systems Overview549
    Advantages of Using NTFS550
        When to Use FAT552
        Cluster Size553
        Size Limitations in NTFS and FAT File Systems555
        Formatting a Volume557
    NTFS File System559
        Features Available on NTFS Volumes559
        Converting Volumes to NTFS588
        Defragmenting NTFS Volumes595
        Optimizing NTFS Performance596
        NTFS Compatibility with Windows NT 4.0600
        Cleanup Operations on Windows NT Volumes601
        NTFS Recoverability602
        NTFS Data Structures605
        MS-DOS-Readable File Names on NTFS Volumes609
    FAT File System610
        Comparing FAT File Systems610
        FAT16 File System612
        FAT32 File System615
        File Names on FAT Volumes616
    Compact Disc File System618
    Universal Disk Format619
    File System Tools620
    File Names in Windows XP Professional621
    Additional Resources624
14  Backup and Restore625
    Technology Features626
    Backup Overview626
        Backup Types627
        Storage and Media628
        Security Considerations629
    Establishing a Backup Plan631
        Stand-Alone Computer632
        LAN Workgroups634
        Documenting Backup-and-Restore Procedures635
        Verify Operations636
    Backing Up System State Data636
        Boot and System Files637
    Using the Backup Tool638
        Files Skipped During Backup640
        Volume Shadow Copy Technology640
        Automated System Recovery641
    Removable Storage643
        Basic Concepts645
        Available Backup Media648
        Encrypted Files648
        Backing Up Files on Your Local Computer648
        Backing Up Files on Remote Computers649
    Restoring Data649
        Restoring System State Data649
        Files from Third-Party Backup Programs650
        File Security Settings650
    Additional Resources650


Last Updated: June 2, 2003
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