Workstation (last update to the NT4-WS FAQ: Sept. 1 , 2001)
I am now starting to work with the 'Windows NT 4
I have freed up a dedicated partition for it on my home-PC (which
I will then operate in Dual-Boot with my Windows95 partition, using the Boot-Manager of
Partition Magic 3.0).
However, when setting up NT4 at work, I had already to learn,
that NT 4 is really different and has now only the pretty looks
in common with Windows95:
If your system has both a 3.5" and 5.25"
floppy drive, make sure that you are NOT
using the BIOS-feature of 'swapping
Floppy drive characters', because NT ignores
that and then you are in all kind of compatibility
Do you manage your own Mail-Server ?
Is your Mail-Server protected against virus-attacks ?
Try the new Freeware version of
GFI MailSecurity :
The freeware version basically allows administrators to
scan all their mail for viruses at no cost!
If they want other security features and multiple virus
engines, then that would require purchasing a license.
Even if they already have antivirus installed, another
anti virus engine on their email server will just double
their security at no cost.
The full release about the freeware version is available
at : http://www.gfi.com/news/en/msec8freeware.htm.
I strongly suggest to follow an advise, which I found myself in
several books on Windows NT:
"During installation of Windows NT4, do NOT
define the network !
Get first the basic system WITHOUT
networking properly up-and-running (including the sound-board, if
you have one) and THEN in a second phase
setup/configure the networking" - NT4 Server