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Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Administrator's Pocket Consultant
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Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Administrator's Pocket Consultant

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by William R. Stanek
 

A fast-answers, daily operations guide to the Windows.NET Server operating system featuring quick-reference tables, lists, and step-by-step instructions.

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A fast-answers, daily operations guide to the Windows.NET Server operating system featuring quick-reference tables, lists, and step-by-step instructions.

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If you were to distill Windows Server 2003 into 500 pages of specific, trustworthy, fast-access answers for system administrators, you’d wind up with something like Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Administrator’s Pocket Consultant.

William Stanek begins with a high-level look at Microsoft’s tools for managing Windows Server 2003 plus detailed coverage of monitoring processes, services, and events and a full chapter on support techniques -- including Remote Desktop. He also presents a solid overview of the many ways in which you can automate Windows Server administration, including group policies, scripting, security templates, and the Scheduled Task Wizard.

Next, he tackles Active Directory administration, focusing on the tasks you’re most likely to be involved with: creating, managing, and resetting accounts; managing organizational units; setting privileges and logon rights; working with groups; managing user profiles; and more.

There’s a full section on administering data: managing hard drives, working with basic and dynamic disks, administering volume sets and RAID arrays, controlling shares and permissions, auditing, quotas, and more. Stanek covers backup/recovery in detail -- for example, showing you how to avoid the pitfalls associated with recovering encrypted data. The book’s final section demystifies networking: not only TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS, and WINS but printer troubleshooting, remote access security, and other essential topics.

Unless you're a kangaroo, this book won’t quite fit in your pocket. But it is small enough to take anywhere you’re working. And it’s useful enough that you'll want to. Bill Camarda

Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks for Dummies, Second Edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735613546
Publisher:
Microsoft Press
Publication date:
04/02/2003
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
5.56(w) x 8.16(h) x 1.64(d)
Age Range:
13 Years

Meet the Author

William R. Stanek is an award-winning author who's written more than 100 books, including Windows Server 2012 Inside Out, Windows 8 Administration Pocket Consultant, and Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Pocket Consultant. He is the series editor for the Pocket Consultant line of books.

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Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Administrator's Pocket Consultant 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Short and simple this is the best book I have read in a long time. This book has helped me tremendously and saved my bacon more than once. I would also recommend Windows Server 2003 Inside Out and any other IT books by this author.
Guest More than 1 year ago
William Stanek is one of the best tech authors of our time, and once again hits a homerun! Before I had even finished the first chapter, I had already learned new tips, tricks, and more. As always, Stanek's clear, concise yet thorough writing style makes this manual easy to read. You can read this from cover-to-cover or use as a reference. This book is a must read. It should come bundled with every copy of Windows Server 2003. Does what is says and more
Guest More than 1 year ago
I keep this handy reference in my laptop bag. It's invaluable for Windows admins, particularly if you're moving from Windows 2000 to 2003.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Once again, William Stanek has written an absolutely superb book. I have developed a much greater understanding of Windows Server 2003 by reading this guide. It is by far the best guide on the subject I've seen to date and I researched all the current books carefully before getting this manual. I am unaware of any other manual on the subject that makes things so simple, or covers in detail so many of the features you actually use. It is very informative, and ideal for administrators everywhere. This book is worth every penny! Thank you Mr. Stanek!
Guest More than 1 year ago
William Stanek, the author of Windows 2003 Server Administrator's Pocket Consultant, REALLY knows Windows! He's been using and writing about Windows for years and years - and is the best Windows author out there in my opinion. His number one strength is his ability to explain things in a 'plain English' manner. He provides real-world analogies, avoids acronyms and is truly clear! This makes a big difference. Stanek pays attention to the smallest details, making it as easy as possible while still imparting advanced information. Stanek's latest book offers detailed info about Windows 2003 and superb advice on how to get the most out of the OS. Stanek covers everything you need to know very well - and he does so concisely and clearly. I highly recommend it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow!! Once again, I am extremely pleased with this book. This is an in-the-trenches type book that will help you get your job done. I am completely floored by how well this book tells you what Windows Server 2003 can do and how to do it. This is the simply the best book on Windows that I have ever read. The coverage is complete and thorough. This book is easy to read and understand. A job well done! Great book!