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Chapter 4.6. Logging On and Authenticati... > Going Deeper: How a Windows 2000 Sys...

Going Deeper: How a Windows 2000 System Authenticates a User

A Windows 2000 system authenticates a user by locating a Domain Controller and then using the appropriate authentication protocol to authenticate the user. The process is transparent to the user, except for the need to provide a username and password.

Why Go Deeper with Authentication If It Is Transparent to the User?

If you understand how authentication works in Windows 2000, it makes troubleshooting logon and authentication problems a lot easier! It also explains how trusts work in a multi-Domain network.



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