NT Server Administrator's Bible

NT Server Administrator's Bible

by Kenneth Gregg, Beth Sheresh, Doug Sheresh, Robert Cowart
     
 

The Definitive Guide to Windows NT Server 4.0 Administration, Option Pack Edition Completely updated with specific coverage of the Windows NT 4.0 Option Pack add-ons now packaged with Windows NT Server 4.0, this new edition of Microsoft® Windows NT® Server Administrator's Bible brings you everything you need to plan, install,

Overview

The Definitive Guide to Windows NT Server 4.0 Administration, Option Pack Edition Completely updated with specific coverage of the Windows NT 4.0 Option Pack add-ons now packaged with Windows NT Server 4.0, this new edition of Microsoft® Windows NT® Server Administrator's Bible brings you everything you need to plan, install, configure, manage, optimize, and connect Windows NT Server 4.0 to the Internet — including insider tips and stories you just won't find anywhere else. Simply put, if you're looking for the one book that will show you how to get your server up and running fast, this is the book for you. Inside, You'll Find What You Need to:

  • Plan and design your network configuration
  • Install your server and network clients
  • Integrate Windows NT Server with other networks
  • Handle data distribution, communication, and collaboration
  • Configure and optimize your server for speed and reliability
  • Manipulate the Registry for Windows NT safely
  • Set up and configure the Windows NT 4.0 Option Pack add-ons
  • Administer and optimize IIS
  • Create Web content using FrontPage and Office
  • Implement tight security
4 CD-ROMs featuring a Free 120-day evaluation edition of Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Option Pack, Microsoft Windows NT Service Pack 4, and these full-featured Windows NT-based utilities: NetMedic • Profile Maker 2.6 • Post.Office 3.5 demo by Software.Com • SPQuery • SPClean Enterprise Monitor 4.0 • @Guard • Virtuosity Shareware programs are fully functional, free trial versions of copyrighted programs. If you like particular programs, register with their authors for a nominal fee and receive licenses, enhanced versions, and technical support. Freeware programs are free, copyrighted games, applications, and utilities. You can copy them to as many PCs as you like—free—but they have no technical support. Covers IIS 4, MTS 2, MSQS 1, and ICS for Microsoft RAS! www.idgbooks.com System Requirements: 90MHz Pentium or better; 64MB RAM; 200MB available hard disk space; VGA monitor; CD-ROM drive

Editorial Reviews

The Barnes & Noble Review

As Microsoft reminds us, there have been quite a few changes to Windows NT Server 4.0 since it was first released. Not least, there have been four service packs, plus Internet Information Server 4.0, Index Server, Certificate Server, Site Server Express, Transaction Server, Message Queue Server, Windows Scripting Host, Routing and Remote Access Support, the Distributed File System, and on, and on. Many NT Server 4 books don't cover all this new stuff, but NT Server Administrator's Bible, Option Pack Edition does, in fifteen new chapters that cover the essentials of managing all these seductive new freebies.

Half the book's completely brand-new. In the other half, there's solid how-to coverage of the day-to-day administrative stuff that hasn't changed (or at least not as much as you might like). You'll walk step-by-step through getting your NT Server network running (with worksheets for recording your key decisions). You'll learn the details of managing NT Server, customizing it, and improving its reliability and performance. There's coverage of setting up domains for enterprise networks; a detailed chapter on the NT Registry; and another on integrating NT Server with other networks. If you want to do the job right, this book will help, pretty much from start to finish. — Review by Bill Camarda (Contributing Editor)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764532139
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/28/1999
Series:
Bible Series , #168
Edition description:
Option Pack Edition
Pages:
1232
Product dimensions:
7.38(w) x 9.17(h) x 2.32(d)

Meet the Author

About the Authors Kenneth Gregg has been involved in software development for nearly 20 years as a consultant, engineer, and manager. He spent five years inside the Windows NT product group at Microsoft. For the last two of those years, he was the Windows NT Test Manager, leading 180 engineers in Windows NT product line testing, and directing several large network test labs. He drove the Windows NT testing operation through the release of both Windows NT 3.1 and 3.5. During his career, Ken developed test software for the NT kernel and assisted third-party software developers in porting their applications and drivers to NT before its release. Before leading the entire NT test organization, Ken promoted multiprocessor hardware designs to computer manufacturers, trained new NT team members, developed application test strategies, and managed the NT kernel testing group. Since then, he has served as a beta tester for Windows NT Server 3.51 and 4.0. Most recently, he was Senior Director of Software Engineering at Artisoft. Beth Sheresh has a decade of experience in systems and network consulting, systems administration, technical course design, web development, and SQL database programming. She is a principal of Systems Research Corporation, a consulting and research firm providing network services and technical research. As a Novell Certified NetWare Engineer (CNE) specializing in supporting mixed NetWare and Windows networks, Beth is currently pursuing a Master CNE specializing in NetWare/NT integration. She has also supported a wide range of products, from mainframe to PC connectivity products on Fortune 500 enterprise networks to children's software (she misses talking to 9-year-olds about their computers). Beth is currently focusing on projects designed to encourage girls to become involved in information technology fields. Beth can be reached at beth@src.nu. Doug Sheresh has worked in the computer industry for two decades. His experience encompasses systems and network consulting, technical training course development, software development, Internet/intranet server deployment, as well as network support engineering and operations management. Prior to becoming the lead technical writer on the Windows 95 Resource Kit at Microsoft, Doug designed and managed a distributed team that developed and delivered the Windows 95 Framework Training for Microsoft Support Engineers. He was also part of the earlier teams at Microsoft that developed and delivered technical training for Microsoft Windows 3.1 as well as MS-DOS 6.x. Doug has passed seven Microsoft Certified Professional certification exams, including NT Server 4.0, NT Workstation 4.0, and NT Server 4.0 in the Enterprise. Doug is a principal of Systems Research Corporation, a consulting and research firm providing technical research and network services. He can be reached at doug@src.nu. Robert Cowart has been writing for computer magazines and book publishers for 14 years. Specializing in instructional books about computer software, he has a strong background in PC operating systems. He cut his teeth writing 8080 assembler code for CP/M systems in the early 1980s when he built his first personal computer from scratch. After earning a B.S. degree in digital electronics from Merrit College, he performed technical support, programming, and training services for North Star Computers. Subsequently, he started his own dBASE consulting company, doing custom programming and systems installations for small businesses. He has written approximately 100 feature articles for magazines such as PC Week, PC Tech Journal, Microsoft Systems Journal, A+, Keyboard, PC World, MacWorld, and MacWeek. While writing for PC Magazine, he developed the automated testing programs that benchmark LANs for Ziff-Davis magazines' PC-Labs. For the last ten years, he has specialized in writing only computer books.

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