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TitleWindows NT Registry
Author(s)Sandra Osborne
PublishedSeptember 1998
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If you're a "just the facts, ma'am" kind of person, Windows NT Registry will call to you like the siren on the rocks. Yet another in the New Riders networking series, this book delivers the goods on fine-tuning your network operations via the Windows NT Registry, considered the nerve center of the operating system. Author Sandra Osborne, longtime programmer and Windows expert, presents the material in a straightforward, tough-to-argue-with style that's geared exclusively to the networking professional. Divided into three sections, Windows NT Registry tackles hardware issues, workstation components, and network client issues. Osborne cuts right to the chase in each chapter, briefly explaining the task at hand and then directing you to the precise location in the Registry from which you can complete it. In addition, you get loads of useful orientation screenshots, tables that consolidate information on various settings, sample commands, and an appendix that contains a complete listing of the Windows NT Registry keys. The liberally splattered quasi footnotes that contain tips, troubleshooting advice, warnings, and author notes detailing Osborne's personal experience with various components of the Registry are bonuses. A fantastic resource, this is an indispensable guide for those whose occupation requires them to regularly wrestle with NT.

Reviewer Rob Slade wrote:
In this case, the title is exact and the subtitle explicit. This book is about the Windows NT Registry, and the settings contained therein. The material does not deal with Registry programming, which might be needed by those creating installation systems, but is of use and guidance to those involved in NT configuration, system administration, and workstation setup. There is very little material on the Registry itself, since the author assumes that those interested in buying such a book know about the existence of the system and have a rough idea of what it contains. The explanation is quick, but reasonably thorough, covering differences between the two editors, and admitting (for once) that "hive" means very little more than "file." Part one deals with hardware settings, looking into disk drives, display settings, mice and keyboards, sound, memory, network adapters, printers, notebooks, and other hardware issues. Software components of NT are covered in part two. Chapter ten is a first rate explanation of the NT boot process and, for any NT troubleshooter, well worth the price of the book, all by itself. Other topics include the desktop, system components, profiles, security, and the user manager settings. Part three talks about network client issues, such as dial-up networking, services, communications, and TCP/IP. An appendix gives a complete listing of Registry keys. A helpful and useful reference. copyright Robert M. Slade, 1999

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More than a simple troubleshooting or optimization book, this solutions-driven guide shows you how to manage hardware, Windows NT Workstation and other clients, notebook computers, application software, and Internet settings in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible. If you're a network developer, system engineer, server administrator, or workstation technician, you'll come to rely on the expert advice contained in this comprehensive reference.

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