Fast, accurate answers. Windows 2000 Server system administrators need 'em. This book's got 'em. Mitch Tulloch focuses on networks -- and has done a solid job of targeting those tasks administrators are most likely to perform.
Tulloch starts with two chapters outlining how Windows 2000 Server is different from NT 4 -- including a potpourri of tips experienced NT administrators would want to know about up-front (for example, Tulloch's recommendation to configure global disk quotas, not quotas for individual users).
The remaining five chapters -- the heart of the book -- are organized for easy, quick access to information. There's an alphabetical concepts chapter covering everything from accounts to workgroups. There's a step-by-step Tasks chapter, organized topically, with extensive notes (and no time wasted on absolute beginner's stuff). There's a detailed Consoles chapter focusing on the Microsoft Management Console, which brings together most of Windows 2000's administrative tools. There's an alphabetical reference to the myriad administrative tools and snap-ins Windows 2000 provides -- a great help, considering how many of these tools have been renamed or relocated.
And, finally, as befits an O'Reilly guide, there's a detailed command line reference. If you've never used a command line to administer Windows 2000 Server, you might be amazed at how much you can accomplish -- and how fast you can get it done. (Bill Camarda)
Bill Camarda is a consultant and writer with nearly 20 years' experience in helping technology companies deploy and market advanced software, computing, and networking products and services. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.