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Chapter 21. Connecting to a Business Net... > Logging On to a Windows NT or 2000 N...

Logging On to a Windows NT or 2000 Network

The Windows NT and 2000 family of operating systems—both the workstation versions (Windows NT Workstation and Windows 2000 Professional) and server versions (Window NT Server and Windows 2000 Server and Advanced Server)—are designed as network servers, unlike Windows Me. With Windows NT Server and Windows 2000 Server especially, the platform has been designed from the ground up to be a network provider. Windows NT and 2000 have the following advantages over Windows Me that make them better solutions for file and print sharing:

  • Full, 32-bit Protected mode operating system— This feature increases performance and reliability.

  • Integrated security account database— Users and groups are created and maintained on the Windows NT or Windows 2000 machine itself. Having an integrated security account database eliminates the need to rely on an external security provider.

  • Capability to share an account database— Windows NT and Windows 2000 Servers can be placed in a common administrative and logical unit called a domain. Installing Windows NT Servers and Windows 2000 Servers as domain controllers in a particular domain enables the security account database to be replicated to all other domain controllers in the same domain so they all have the capability to validate user account logons for that domain.

  • Support for folder- and file-based security— With the use of a file system called NT File System (NTFS) on the Windows NT machine, user and group security can be assigned to individual folders and files for local and remote security, in addition to share-level security. Windows 2000 adds enhancements to NTFS (now known as NTFS 5.0) to improve security even more.


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