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V. Managing Your Computer > 17. Security, Accounts, and Administration

Chapter 17. Security, Accounts, and Administration

On a large network, virtually all administrative chores are centralized; you probably have little or no control over the configuration of Windows 2000. Truth be told, most people who aren’t professional computer nerds don’t want to have to deal with technical matters. However, if you’re using Windows 2000 Pro as a stand-alone machine (or on a peer-to-peer network), you can’t call the administrator when something goes wrong—you are the administrator.

This chapter describes the Windows 2000 tools that fall under the category of “administration.”

Security Basics

If there’s one thing Windows 2000 is good at, it’s security. In fact, there are so many ways to make your computer and data secure, you can easily tie yourself into knots.


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