Microsoft Announces Microsoft Windows NT Workstation Resource Kit For Version 4.0

REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 29, 1996 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the availability of the Microsoft® Windows NT®
Workstation Resource Kit, a unique, single-volume collection of technical information, tools and utilities for use by a broad range of users of the Microsoft Windows NT Workstation operating system.

This book and CD set is the ideal companion for power users, support professionals and serious developers for Windows NT. The information and tools are direct from Microsoft and compiled by a Resource Kit team within the desktop and business systems division at Microsoft. Published by Microsoft Press, the kit is available now in bookstores, software stores and computer stores as well as from Microsoft Press.

Easy Access to Technical Information

The Microsoft Window NT Workstation Resource Kit contains more than 1,400 pages of information and more than 100 powerful utilities and accessory software programs on an accompanying CD. Coverage includes the following:

  • An overview of the architecture of the Windows NT Workstation components and supporting technologies

  • A comprehensive guide to optimizing Windows NT Workstation using the performance-monitoring tools included on the accompanying CD

  • A guide to file system options, reliability and recoverability, and preparing for and implementing multiple boot operations

  • An exclusive guide to the Windows NT Registry, including an overview of the registry, information on configuration management and a guide to using the two registry editors

  • A networking section that provides an overview of the networking services in Windows NT Workstation and TCP/IP transport

  • A general troubleshooting section

  • Performance optimization tips, a glossary and a resource directory

For the administrator, a section in the book describes strategies for deployment in large organizations and compatibility with other network and operating systems that may already be in place.

Tools for Productivity and Enrichment

The Microsoft Windows NT Workstation Resource Kit companion CD contains a wide variety of tools, utilities and accessory software – more than 100 programs in all – to help users work more efficiently with Windows NT Workstation 4.0. The CD includes diagnostic tools, Internet and TCP/IP tools, network and server administration tools, Windows NT Registry tools, and a desktop themes program to enhance Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 with a variety of new visual and audio components.

Availability and Pricing

The Microsoft Windows NT Workstation Resource Kit (ISBN 1-57231-343-9) is available now in bookstores and software stores and from Microsoft Press at (800) MSPRESS [677-7377]. In Canada, the number is (800) 667-1115. The suggested U.S. retail price is $69.95 ($94.95 in Canada). Shipping and handling charges will apply.

Additional Windows NT Resource Materials From Microsoft Press

The Microsoft Windows NT Workstation Resource Kit is part of a comprehensive set of reference and resource materials on Windows NT 4.0 available from Microsoft Press. Additional materials include the following:

  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation Version 4 Step by Step. Self-paced training tutorials with disk-based practice files. ISBN 1-57231-225-4, $29.95 ($39.95 in Canada)

  • Running Microsoft Windows NT Workstation, Version 4. A comprehensive users guide featuring real-world examples and expert tips. ISBN 1-57231-226-2, $29.95 ($39.95 in Canada)

  • Running Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0. An example-filled reference for system administrators and IS managers that focuses on how and why multiple domains and trust relationships are implemented. ISBN 1-57231-333-1, $39.95 ($54.95 in Canada)

  • Microsoft Windows NT Server Resource Kit. Three volumes of advanced technical and support information, troubleshooting techniques and performance information as well as a CD containing tools, utilities and accessory software. ISBN 1-57231-344-7, $149.99 ($199.99 in Canada)

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