Microsoft Announces Resource Kits for Microsoft Windows NT 4.0

REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 29, 1996 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the availability of the Microsoft® Windows NT® Workstation Resource Kit and the Microsoft Windows NT Server Resource Kit, providing migration tools and leading-edge technical information about MicrosoftWindows NT Workstation and Windows NT Server version 4.0.

The kits offer comprehensive information and a set of resources, tools and utilities to help technical professionals, developers and advanced users support installations of any size of the Microsoft Windows NT operating systems. The kits are available in bookstores, software stores and computer stores as well as from Microsoft Press.

“The Microsoft Windows NT Workstation Resource Kit and the Microsoft Windows NT Server Resource Kit are must-have tools for a wide range of computer professionals involved in implementing and supporting Microsoft Windows NT version 4.0 in their organizations,”
said Jim Allchin, senior vice president of the desktop and business systems division at Microsoft.
“The critical information in these kits, straight from the Microsoft Windows NT development team and other sources inside Microsoft, makes it easier for the technical professional to deploy and support Microsoft Windows NT version 4.0 and helps ensure that organizations which have upgraded to Windows NT 4.0 will get the most from their investment.”

Comprehensive Access to In-Depth Technical Information and Support Resources

The Microsoft Windows NT Workstation Resource Kit offers more than 100 tools, utilities and accessory software programs on CD and more than 1,400 pages of easily accessed information in one comprehensive volume, including an exclusive guide to the Microsoft Windows NT Registry.

The Microsoft Windows NT Server Resource Kit contains three volumes of troubleshooting techniques and performance information as well as a CD containing tools, utilities and accessory software:

  • The
    Windows NT Server Networking Guide is the heart of the kit. It provides detailed, specific technical information for system administrators responsible for maintaining and integrating Windows NT Server 4.0 in a network or multiuser environment. This volume includes documentation for TCP/IP implementation, using Microsoft DHCP servers, managing Microsoft DNS servers and using NetBEUI with Windows NT. A new addition to the Windows NT Server Networking Guide is an extensive section on network interoperability that includes a case study of a fictitious international company used to discuss deployment strategy and tactics in a heterogeneous network.

  • The Windows NT Server Resource Guide is a supplemental source of productivity information on Microsoft Windows NT Server version 4.0 that covers most aspects of deploying Windows NT Server, such as setup and configuration, preparing for and performing recovery, application compatibility and migration, and system administration and maintenance.

  • The Windows NT Server Internet Guide offers specific information and tools needed by network administrators who are responsible for maintaining and integrating Windows NT Server 4.0 in an Internet environment. It covers the Microsoft Internet Information Server architecture, Windows NT Server security on the Internet, and connectivity scenarios using the Remote Access Service (RAS).

Invaluable Software Accessories and Utilities

The companion CD is packed with tools, utilities and accessories that streamline support issues and enhance the functionality of Microsoft Windows NT 4.0. Following are some of the many useful tools and utilities on the CD:

  • Web administration of Windows NT Server. An Internet Information Server extension that allows administrators to perform common administrative tasks from an independent HTML browser

  • Microsoft Index Server. A content-indexing extension for Internet Information Server

  • KiXtart95. A logon script processor for the Microsoft Windows® operating system

  • Remote Console (RCONSOLE). A service that allows remote users to log on and run console sessions as if they were logged on locally at the server

  • dbWeb. A gateway between ODBC data sources and Internet Information Server that allows administrators to publish data from Microsoft SQL Server and provide familiar World Wide Web hypertext navigation

The companion CD also includes the complete text of the resource guide in the Microsoft Windows NT Workstation Resource Kit and of the three volumes in the Microsoft Windows NT Server Resource Kit.

Availability and Pricing

The Microsoft Windows NT Workstation Resource Kit (ISBN 1-57231-343-9) and the Microsoft Windows NT Server Resource Kit (ISBN 1-57231-344-7) are available now in bookstores and software stores and from Microsoft Press at (800) MSPRESS
[677-7377]. In Canada, call (800) 667-1115. The estimated retail price for the workstation edition is $69.95 ($94.95 in Canada). The estimated retail price for the server edition is $149.99 ($199.99 in Canada). Shipping and handling charges will apply.

Additional Windows NT Resource Materials From Microsoft Press

The Microsoft Windows NT Workstation Resource Kit and the Microsoft Windows NT Server Resource Kit are part of a comprehensive set of Microsoft Windows NT version 4.0 reference and resource materials available from Microsoft Press:

  • 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. 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. Example-filled reference for system administrators and IS managers focuses on how and why multiple domains and trust relationships are implemented. ISBN 1-57231-333-1, $39.95 ($54.95 in Canada).

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