WinXP administration guide for unix guru

Kent Hauser kent.hauser at
Sun Aug 21 04:02:31 GMT 2005



I've been a Unix sysadmin  (SunOS 3.x, 4.x, Solaris, FreeBSD) for 15 years,
but am now being forced to learn how to run a collection of XP boxes.


Can anyone recommend a book which explains this confusing beast? I'm talking
about a book which explains where things are put (equiv of /var/mail,
/etc/passwd, /etc/rc.conf), where application data is stored, how printers,
disks, etc are shared, how to book in "fixit disk" mode, how to
backup/restore, how to configure swap space. And also questions like why XP
is "professional", etc.


I know it's a bit off topic, but I'm having a hard time figuring the system
to what's what in XP.


Thanks, Kent




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