Mastering Windows XP Professional by Mark Minasi
This work provides complete coverage of Windows XP Professional. The latest from the world's leading Windows authority Mark Minasi, "Mastering Windows XP Professional" is the premier resource for anyone installing, configuring, and administering Windows XP, whether as part of a corporate network or for home or small business use. Depend on it for step-by-step instruction in hundreds of key techniques - not to mention a thorough look at all of XP's new features and troubleshooting advice that will save you time, money, and countless headaches. Updates to this edition include new coverage for administrators on topics including Web and FTP servers, scripting, the Microsoft Mangement Console and Services, and security. Coverage includes: using the new Start menu and Control Panel; setting up broadband Internet connections; setting up and configuring a peer-to-peer network; securing your PC and network from intruders; encrypting vital data; running programs designed for previous versions of Windows; transferring files and settings from one computer to another; sharing your desktop with remote users; connecting to remote computers using Remote Desktop Connection; using Windows Media Player 8 Communicating in real time using Windows Messenger; using Windows XP on Portable Computers; restoring your system to a previous configuration; preventing disaster; backing up and recovering data; using the Services and MMC administration tools. Bonus Coverage include: Windows XP Essential Skills; 96 pages of full-color visual, step-by-step instruction on the 57 most important Windows XP skills. In minutes, you'll learn how to burn a CD, set up an Internet connection, use XP's powerful System Restore feature, and much more.