The ReadMe for the Microsoft Windows XP Professional Resource Kit, Second Edition contains:

___________________________________________________________________                                                    Companion CD Readme                                                             for                                         Microsoft Windows XP Professional Resource Kit,                                                       Second Edition                                                                                                      by the Microsoft Windows Team                                      Copyright (c) 1985 - 2003 by Microsoft Corporation                                                    All Rights Reserved                              ___________________________________________________________________                              README CONTENTS                               - WHAT'S ON THIS CD?                               - HOW TO USE THE CD                               - SUPPORT INFORMATION                                 - Troubleshooting                                  - Microsoft Press support information                                                               WHAT'S ON THIS CD?                              =============

This CD contains the following items: - Autorun menu for linking to the resources on this CD - Windows Resource Kit Tools - Electronic version of the Microsoft Windows XP Professional Resource Kit, Second Edition (eBook) - Bonus eBook, Automating and Customizing Installations HOW TO USE THE CD


Autorun CD Menu --------------------- To use this companion CD, insert it into your CD-ROM drive. If AutoRun is not enabled on your computer, run StartCD.exe in the root of the CD to display the start menu. The menu provides you with links to all the resources available on the CD and for accessing the Microsoft Press product support Web site. Windows Resource Kit Tools ------------------------------------------------- To install the tools and Help documentation, run the rktools.msi file in the \Tools folder and follow the instructions that appear on your screen. To access the tools and the Help documentation installed on your system, select Start, then Programs (or All Programs), and then Windows Resource Kit Tools. Electronic Book (eBook) of Microsoft Windows XP Professional Resource Kit, Second Edition ------------------------------------------------------------ The complete text of the original print book is contained on this CD in a fully searchable electronic version. To install the eBook, run AUTORUN.EXE in the \eBook folder. Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 or later and the proper HTML Help components are required to view the eBook. If your computer runs on Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows XP, or Microsoft Windows Server 2003, you will need administrative privileges to install the eBook. For more information about the eBook installation, refer to the Readme.txt file in the \eBook folder. Bonus eBook, Automating and Customizing Installations ---------------------------------------------------------------- To view this eBook from the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Deployment Kit, you will need Adobe Acrobat or Acrobat Reader. Download Acrobat Reader from DISCLAIMER: THIRD-PARTY SOFTWARE OR THIRD-PARTY SITES. For the user's convenience, this CD includes third-party software or links to third-party sites. Please note that these products and links are not under the control of Microsoft Corporation and Microsoft is therefore not responsible for their content, nor should their inclusion on this CD be construed as an endorsement of the product or the site. Please check third-party Web sites for the latest version of their software. SUPPORT INFORMATION

============== Troubleshooting -------------------- Long file names on CD and 16-bit CD-ROM drives: If you have an older, 16-bit CD-ROM drive and you browse this CD, you will see truncated filenames on folders and files. Contact your CD-ROM drive manufacturer for information about this issue and for the latest driver updates. Manually copying files from CD-ROM: If you manually copy the sample files from CD-ROM to your hard disk, you may need to remove each file's read-only attribute in order to use the file. To do so, right-click the file in My Computer or Windows Explorer and click Properties in the context menu. On the General tab, clear the Read-Only check box in the Attributes section. Click OK. Microsoft Press support information ------------------------------------------ Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the book and the contents of this companion CD. Microsoft Press provides corrections for books and companion CDs through the World Wide Web at: To connect directly to the Microsoft Press Knowledge Base and enter a query regarding a question or issue that you may have, go to: If you have comments, questions, or ideas regarding the book or this CD-ROM, or questions that are not answered by querying the Knowledge Base, please send them to Microsoft Press via e-mail to: or via postal mail to: Microsoft Press Attn: Microsoft Windows XP Professional Resource Kit, Second Edition Editor One Microsoft Way Redmond, WA 98052-6399 Please note that product support and Windows Resource Kit Tools support is not offered through the above addresses.