Computer Operating Systems

Urban Voice -- Instructor: Lenny Bailes

Day 42 Agenda

1. Hand back/review Ch. 10-11 take home test. Talk about research projects.

2. Review basic Windows NT 4 Features and concepts (from Winnt4.doc handout)
     NT4 Workstation/Server Features
     Compare to Win 9.x

    Installation types:
        Upgrade:   GUI wizard prompts you to make
floppy boot disks
                                                                            (Winnt.exe /b from the Run Menu
                                                                              will copy directly to the hard disk)
                          GUI wizard also permits you to select a clean install

        Clean:     If you boot from the CD, NT4 installs without prompting for floppy install disks
                        Winnt.exe /b from a DOS prompt will copy directly to the hard disk
                        Winnt.exe /x from a DOS prompt will prompt you to reboot and use a
                         previously-created  set of floppy install disks

        Winnt.exe /ox prompts you to create a set of floppy install disks but does not continue the
         installation after the disks have been copied.

        To upgrade to Windows NT4 from Windows NT 3.51 or to reinstall from the NT4 GUI:
        use winnt32.exe /b to skip installation disk creation or winnt32.exe /x to use pre-existing disks.

3. Review Chapter 13 Concepts on WinNT4 and W2K/XP

   a)    Windows NT4 and 2000 Server or Workstation versions can all establish peer-to-peer

             networking, just like Windows 9.x through _______________. On a peer-to-peer network,

            access to the network is controlled by ______________________, which maintain

            independent databases that manage (1) ______________, (2) _______________, and

           (3) ___________________.

  b)   Windows NT4 and Windows 2000 Server editions include support for client-server

through  a ___________ managed by a _____________.   On a

           client-server network, network access is  managed  through a centralized database

           called ___________________.      This database  contains settings for

          (1) ____________,  (2) _____________, and  (3) _______________.

            In Windows NT4, the centralized database for client-server networking is maintained on

            a _______________ and backed up on a ___________________.

           What is different about the way the centralized database is managed under a
           Windows 2000 Server?


           When Windows NT4 and Windows 2000 domain controllers are active on the same network,

           then the domain runs in _________ mode.    If there are only Windows 2000 domain

           controllers  on the network, then the domain runs in _________ mode.

    c)    Access to OS features, files, and folders on individual NT4/2000/XP workstations is managed

            by establishing an ___________________ account during installation.

            **(memorize)  In Windows NT/2000/XP, the active partition that boots the computer and

             contains OS  initialization files is called the ________ partition.

              The partition that contains the bulk of the operating system drivers, applications and system files

              in the \WINNT directory is called the __________ partition.

            Windows NT can be installed on a partition formatted with either the ____   or ____ file system.

            Windows 2000 and XP can also be installed on a partition formatted with the ____ file system.

             Advantages of using the NTFS file system include:

             _____________________           _________________         _________________

            _____________________            _________________         _________________

            Advantages of using the FAT file system include:

            _____________________            _________________         _________________


4.     Lab Work

    Exploring Win NT4:
        Open and inspect the Event Viewer logs.
        Note the default version of Internet Explorer. You have the option of downloading and installing
            more current versions.
        Inspect Windows NT4 Control Panel (See handout, p. 8-9)
        Notice the absence of a Device Manager or Add New Hardware utilities in the Control Panel
         Examine disk structure with Disk Manager in the Administrative Tools group.
         Watch instructor demo on Disk Partitioning.

        Add user from the User Manager in the Administrative Tools group

        Create repair disk with the RDISK /S command. After creating the disk,
        boot from the Win NT4 CD and
choose the R option on the Setup Menu.

   Folder and Printer Sharing
 While logged on as an Administrator, right-click and share a folder. (Also examine permissions
          on the Security Tab. These settings are very similar in Windows 2000 and XP, and we'll talk about
           them in greater detail, later on.

         Open the Printers folder and go through the wizard to install a dummy printer "HP Deskjet" on
         LPT1:       See if you can figure out how to share this dummy printer on the network.

See A+ lab handout supplements


Work on research projects.

If you haven't had time to complete all of the lab exercises during class, consider
coming in during the afternoons to work on them.

Reread W2K installation material in A+ in Depth, Ch. 13, p. 578-590

Be prepared to install Windows 2000 Professional, tomorrow, in class. We will
create dual-boot systems by keeping Windows NT4 (with SP 4 or SP6) and
installing W2K Pro in the unused disk space. Bring a Windows 2000 installation
CD with you, if you have one.

Be prepared for short team contest on questions 1-25
on p. 600-604.

Continue working with A+ practice tests.


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