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High Performance NT4 Optimization and Tuning
(Imprint: Coriolis)
(Publisher: The Coriolis Group)
Author: Arthur Knowles
ISBN: 1576101649

What's on the CD-ROM
A Note From Jeff Duntemann

Part I—Introduction
Chapter 1—Overview Of Windows NT Architecture
The Windows NT Design
The Windows NT System Design Model
The New Technology File System (NTFS)
Fault Tolerant Capabilities
Centralized Administration
Computer Management
User Management
Chapter 2—Installing Windows NT Server
Before You Begin The Installation
Intel Processor Installation
Initial Configuration
Troubleshooting A Failed Installation
Lan Manager
Novell NetWare
Chapter 3—Overview Of Performance Tuning
What Is Performance?
Measuring Performance
Chapter 4—Introducing The Performance Monitor
Using The Performance Monitor
Using The Performance Monitor Toolbar
Creating Charts
Creating Logs
Creating Reports
Creating Alerts
Chapter 5—Creating And Interpreting A Performance Database
Creating A Performance Template
Capturing And Transferring Performance Data
Using The Performance Monitor And Microsoft Excel
Using The Windows NT Server Resource Kit Logging Utilities
Establishing Utilization Trends
Chapter 6—Tools And Techniques
Tools Of The Trade
Using The Task Manager For Quick Performance Tuning
Using The Performance Monitor For In-Depth Performance Tuning
Finding Processor Bottlenecks
Finding Memory Bottlenecks
Finding Disk Bottlenecks
Finding Network Bottlenecks
Useful Microsoft Resource Kit Utilities
Chapter 7—Improving Operating System Efficiency
Choosing The Best Processor
Implementing Symmetric Multiprocessing
Choosing The Best I/O Expansion Bus
A Few Motherboard Considerations
Choosing The Best Primary Memory Subsystem
Choosing The Best Caching Subsystem
Choosing The Best Disk Subsystem
Single Disk Subsystem
Multiple Disk Subsystem
Ultimate Disk Subsystem
Hardware RAID Alternatives
Choosing The Best Video Adapter
Modifying The Initial Installation
Chapter 8—Boosting Network Performance
Network Concepts
The OSI Network Model
The Windows NT Network Model
Supported Network Protocols
Network Topologies
Network Segments
Network Technology
Wide Area Networks
Using Remote Access Service For Your First WAN
Using Routers To Increase Performance
Firewalls And Proxy Servers
How A Firewall Restricts Access To Your Network
Using A Proxy Server To Restrict Network Access
Using Multiple Network Protocols To Restrict Access
Putting It All Together
Improving Network Performance

Part IV—Fault Tolerance And Data Integrity
Chapter 9—Implementing Redundant Systems
Understanding Redundant Disk Systems
Understanding A Mirror Set
Understanding A Duplexed Mirror Set
Understanding A Stripe Set With Parity
Creating A Redundant Disk System
Creating A Mirror Set
Creating A Stripe Set With Parity
Recovering A Redundant Disk System
Creating A Startup Disk
Recovering A Mirror Set
Recovering A Mirror Set For A System Partition
Recovering A Stripe Set With Parity
Chapter 10—Clustering Technologies
Understanding Clustering Technology
Clustering Implementations
Qualix Group Clustering Implementation
Microsoft And Digital Equipment Corporation Clustering Implementation
Choosing A Clustering Implementation

Part V—Advanced Troubleshooting
Chapter 11—Identifying Operating System Components
The Windows NT Directory Structure
Examining Executables And Dynamic Link Libraries
Chapter 12—Maintaining Services And Device Drivers
Maintaining Services
Managing Services Using The Control Panel Services Applet
Managing Services From The Command Line
Maintaining Devices
Finding Service And Device Driver Information In The Registry
Chapter 13—Tuning The Registry
What Is The Registry?
Using The Registry Editor
Adding A Registry Key
Adding A Registry Value
Deleting A Registry Key Or Value
Searching The Registry
Restricting Access To A Registry Key
Auditing The Registry
Miscellaneous Registry Editor Commands
Repairing A Damaged Registry
Useful Registry Keys
Chapter 14—Demystifying The “Blue Screen”
Understanding A Core Dump
Kernel Mode Error Messages
Dissecting A Memory Dump File

Part VI—Capacity Planning
Chapter 15—Identifying Major Resources
Workgroups Vs. Domains
What’s A Workgroup?
What’s A Domain?
Trust Relationships
NT Server Modes Of Operation
Domain Models
Single Domain Model
Master Domain Model
Multiple Master Domain Model
Complete Trust Domain Model
Workstations And Servers
Appendix A
Appendix B