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  Windows NT 4
This section is focused on networking issues for Windows NT.
Links to useful resources, tutorials about different NT 4 tools, and NT 4 troubleshooting can all be found in this section.
Windows Server 2008 / 2003 and Windows Vista networking resource site.
www.windowsnetworking.com /articles_tutorials/Windows_NT   (269 words)

  
  O'Reilly Media -- Bookstore: Securing Windows NT/2000 Servers for the Internet
In recent years, Windows NT and 2000 systems have emerged as viable platforms for Internet servers, but securing Windows for Internet use is a complex task.
In recent years, Windows NT and Windows 2000 systems have emerged as viable platforms for Internet servers.
Windows NT/2000 backup, recovery, auditing, and monitoring--event logs, the audit policy, time synchronization with NTP (Network Time Protocol), remote logging, integrity checking, and intrusion detection.
www.oreilly.com /catalog/securwinserv   (1489 words)

  
  Microsoft Windows NT
Windows NT 3.1 featured a core kernel providing a system API, running in supervisor mode, and a set of user-space environments with their own APIs (including the new Win32 environment, as well as an OS/2 1.3 text-mode environment and a POSIX environment).
Windows NT's kernel mode code further distinguishes between the "kernel", whose primary purpose is to implement processor and architecture dependent functions, and the "executive".
Windows NT 4.0 was the last major release to support Alpha, MIPS, or PowerPC, though development of Windows 2000 for Alpha continued until 1999, when Compaq stopped support for Windows NT on that architecture.
www.windows-vista-update.com /Microsoft_Windows_NT.html   (1458 words)

  
  Windows NT - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Windows NT is a family of operating systems produced by Microsoft, the first version of which was released in July 1993.
Windows NT's kernel mode code further distinguishes between the "kernel" whose primary purpose is to implement processor and architecture dependent functions and the "executive".
Windows NT 4.0 was the last major release to support Alpha, MIPS, or PowerPC, though development of Windows 2000 for Alpha continued until 1999, when Compaq stopped support for Windows NT on that architecture.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Windows_NT   (1865 words)

  
 Microsoft Windows - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Finally, Windows implemented an elaborate, segment-based, software virtual memory scheme which allowed it to run applications larger than available memory: code segments and resources were swapped in and thrown away when memory became scarce, and data segments moved in memory when a given application had relinquished processor control, typically waiting for user input.
Windows NT included support for several different platforms before the x86-based personal computer became dominant in the professional world.
Windows NT and it's successors are designed for security (including on a network) and multi-user PCs, but was not designed for Internet security in mind.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Microsoft_Windows   (3154 words)

  
 Windows NT: Tutte le informazioni su Windows NT su Encyclopedia.it   (Site not responding. Last check: )
I sistemi operativi Windows NT sono stati inizialmente destinati a server e workstation, affiancando i sistemi operativi Windows 3.x e Windows 9x destinati invece a un'utenza domestica e all'office automation.
Windows NT 4, destinato a server e workstation, esce il 24 agosto 1996 a un anno esatto da Windows 95 (di cui però non è il successore) e ne prende l'interfaccia utente.
Windows 2000, che originariamente doveva chiamarsi Windows NT 5, ha un'interfaccia derivata da Windows 98, ma migliorata, ed ha un enorme successo come sistema aziendale e server, anche se l'avvento di Linux ne riduce le quote di mercato in ambito server, soprattuto grazie all'avvento di Internet.
www.encyclopedia.it /w/wi/windows_nt.html   (602 words)

  
 Windows NT Tweaks
Windows NT, 2000 and XP use a configuration file called BOOT.INI to control how the operating system is booted and any startup options.
Windows will normally limit the amount of RAM that can be locked for file system operations.
This tweak disables the Windows key that is found between the Ctrl and Alt keys on a Windows enhanced keyboard.
www.winguides.com /registry/tweaks.php/WindowsNT   (559 words)

  
 CERT®/CC Windows NT Configuration Guidelines
It is not recommended to install more than one copy of Windows NT on the same computer, however if you must, we recommend that the second copy of Windows NT has no users except for the local Administrator and that a strong password be set on this account.
When installing Windows NT do not copy the entire root directory and a few other files from one computer to another as each NT installation receives a unique system ID which makes its accounts and group ID's also unique.
NT creates a number of hidden shares that are not visible through browsing, but can still be connected to.
www.cert.org /tech_tips/win_configuration_guidelines.html   (3380 words)

  
 Windows NT: An Inside Look   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Windows NT is highly extensible, but because of a lack of documentation, its extensibility features are rarely explored.
Windows NT is a high-end operating system that offers additional features separate from those provided by conventional PC or desktop operating systems, such as process management, memory management, and storage management.
Windows NT is a secure operating system based on the following characteristic: A user needs to log in to the system before he or she can access it.
www.windowsitlibrary.com /Content/356/01/1.html   (2113 words)

  
 NT Security - Frequently Asked Questions   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Windows NT machines can be affected by other types of viruses if you use, for example, dual boot to run some other type of operating system on the same hardware, e.g.
In Windows NT, one way to protect against those types of attacks is to set the number of failed logins before disabling the account temporary or until the system manager manually enables it again.
If you install an Windows NT machine as a web server or a firewall, you should tighten up the security on that box more that you should do to ordinary machines on your internal network since a machine accessible from the Internet are more vulnerable and more likely to be attacked.
www.it.kth.se /~rom/ntsec.html   (10594 words)

  
 What is Windows NT? - a definition from Whatis.com - see also: NT
Windows NT (which may originally have stood for "New Technology," although Microsoft doesn't say) is actually two products: Microsoft NT Workstation and Microsoft NT Server.
Windows NT Server: The NT Server is probably the second most installed network server operating system after Novell's NetWare operating system.
Microsoft claims that its NT servers are beginning to replace both NetWare and the various Unix-based systems such as those of Sun Microsystems and Hewlett-Packard.
searchwinit.techtarget.com /sDefinition/0,,sid1_gci213368,00.html   (617 words)

  
 Windows NT
Windows NT In order for your secondary DNS to work properly, you have to go in and add all of your primary zones as secondary zones on the secondary DNS.
NT is a much more complex operating system, and you can't get by with a single boot disk.
When you open Windows NT Explorer, it defaults to C:\WINNT\Profiles\Administrator\Start Menu Since I am on a network, I would prefer that it open to s:\data, as that is where I spend most of my time.
www.nerdworldnj.com /tips/windows_nt.htm   (11930 words)

  
 O'Reilly Media -- Bookstore: Essential Windows NT System Administration
Windows NT systems are often said to "manage themselves." This book is for those times when things don't quite work out that way, when somebody who knows what's going on needs to intervene.
Frisch has been responsible for a variety of VMS, UNIX, and Windows NT systems for some 15 years, and she clearly has an unusually thorough understanding of what it takes in the way of skills, knowledge, and resources to keep a industrial-strength network of servers and clients running smoothly over a long period of time.
The security chapter, which organizes its discussion from the standpoint of what is needed rather than what Windows NT most easily does, is an outstanding example of the strength of Frisch's approach.
www.oreilly.com /catalog/esawinnt   (806 words)

  
 NT Security - Frequently Asked Questions   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Windows NT machines can be affected by other types of viruses if you use, for example, dual boot to run some other type of operating system on the same hardware, e.g.
Windows NT 3.51 seem to be vulnerable to this attack.
If you install an Windows NT machine as a web server or a firewall, you should tighten up the security on that box more that you should do to ordinary machines on your internal network since a machine accessible from the Internet are more vulnerable and more likely to be attacked.
web.it.kth.se /~rom/ntsec.html   (10594 words)

  
 Windows Vulnerabilities   (Site not responding. Last check: )
While NT is a very advanced operating system, it lacks the support of drivers, features, and gaming support when compared to Windows 95/98 which is why NT is used primarily by business and technical users.
Windows ME systems have resource sharing and Remote Registry Service turned OFF by default; a good thing, but ME systems are designed for home users who want to network multiple computers in their house.
NT security boundaries are referred to as domains (usually 10 or 20 computers), trees (usually 10 or 20 domains), and forests (the organization's whole network, LAN, or enterprise).
faculty.ncwc.edu /toconnor/426/426lect12.htm   (2746 words)

  
 WinMag   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Windows NT 4.0 is tried and true -- and the perfect prep for your eventual move to Windows 2000.
Our tests show the successor to NT 4.0 is everything we hoped it would be.
Whether you're one of the first to jump on the Windows 2000 bandwagon or you're waiting to see what others experience, we've gathered a few downloads you can use right now.
www.winmag.com /windows/win2knt.htm   (264 words)

  
 Windows NT 4
Similar to NT 3.51's program manager, the Start menu divides the program groups in to groups that belong to a specific user, and groups that belong to all users.
Windows NT explorer allows editing of permissions like Winfile, but now places the option in the properties page.
Windows NT 4 also includes Internet Explorer version 2, which is mostly the same as IE 1 that is packaged with the original release of Windows 95.
toastytech.com /guis/nt4.html   (320 words)

  
 Windows NT File System Internals   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Thanks to overwhelming demand from the Windows file system development community, OSR Press is thrilled to announce the re-release of "Windows NT File System Internals".
Those of you intimately familiar with the Windows file system and file system filter driver development space, know and understand the value that this book has brought to the community, and OSR is pleased to be able to take this first step to improve the information readily available to this "information-lacking" development space.
But hey, the text was written during the Windows NT V3.51 timeframe, and OSR doesn’t exactly want newbies to the community claiming they’ve been duped into thinking this was a brand new text.
www.osr.com /fsinternals.shtml   (664 words)

  
 CERT®/CC Windows NT Intruder Detection Checklist
NT provides a way to show hidden shares by adding a '$' to the end of a share name.
The NT Security Configuration Manager can also be used to analyze your system against a configuration you have defined previously.
Policies are used on NT systems to define a wide variety of configurations and can be used to control what users can and cannot do.
www.cert.org /tech_tips/win_intruder_detection_checklist.html   (1917 words)

  
 Windows Password Recovery Key - unlocks Administrator account, resets secure boot options
Windows Key is an easy-to-use tool to gain access into any Windows system if a login password is lost.
Windows Key creates a password reset CD, USB Flash Drive or a driver floppy that work during the boot process and instantly reset Administrator or other account passwords and Windows security settings that prevent you from logging in.
Single license of Windows Key can be installed on one PC and used by the owner to reset passwords for an unlimited number of systems.
www.lostpassword.com /windows.htm   (338 words)

  
 PC World - Failure to Patch NT Flaw Causes Concern
Windows NT customers are advised to put affected systems behind a firewall that blocks traffic on TCP/IP Port 135, the port used by the flawed RPC Endpoint Mapper process.
While the install base for NT has declined steadily from one year ago, when it was more than half of Microsoft's install base, Microsoft will likely have to contend with the needs of its NT customers for years to come, regardless of the availability of alternatives, Gillen says.
Windows 2000 is not optimal from a memory and CPU standpoint for five-year-old hardware," he says.
www.pcworld.com /news/article/0,aid,110054,00.asp   (1428 words)

  
 Windows® NT Guide - Tweaks, Security and Forums
Windows will normally attempt to automatically adjust the system clock for daylight saving changes based on the computer timezone.
Windows NT, 2000 and XP use a configuration file called BOOT.INI to control how the operating system is booted and any startup options.
A security vulnerability exists in Microsoft® Windows NT 4.0 which could allow a locally logged on user to grant herself administrator level privileges.
www.pctools.com /guides/windows_nt   (356 words)

  
 computer-security/Windows NT Security FAQ
Note that under NT 4.0, a user's desktop profile, and numerous other things are stored under the system tree - look in %systemroot%\profiles, and make sure each user has full rights to their subdirectory - it should be admin, system, and user have full access.
The file sharing service if available and accessible by anyone can crash the NT 3.51 machine by using the dot..dot bug and require it to be rebooted.
Resolution is to install the latest service pack for Windows NT version 3.51.
www.faqs.org /faqs/computer-security/ntsecurity   (1353 words)

  
 Windows NT
Windows NT was thought to be a very big break through for servers because now they used GUI.
Windows NT sets the high bit of the SystemType byte if the partition is a member of a Fault Tolerant set.
Once the NT Kernel is loaded it will ask you to select which drivers to install at the end of reading disk 2 but before selecting the installation type.
www.techiwarehouse.com /cms/articles.php?cat=44   (6548 words)

  
 What is Windows NT? - A Word Definition From the Webopedia Computer Dictionary   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Windows NT (New Technology) is a 32-bit operating system that supports preemptive multitasking.
There are actually two versions of Windows NT: Windows NT Server, designed to act as a server in networks, and Windows NT Workstation for stand-alone or client workstations.
The Worldwide Association of Windows NT User Groups (WANTUG) is a non-profit organization committed to the advancement of Windows NT-based solutions through open forums, user groups, education, and other media.
www.webopedia.com /TERM/W/Windows_NT.html   (623 words)

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