In keeping with past trends, full migration to this latest Microsoft Server Operating System will begin in earnest 12 months after its release, in mid-to-late 2004. This book hits the market just as large enterprises begin the process of moving from Windows 2000 Server to Windows Server 2003. The title says everything you need to know about this book. No other book on the market combines this breadth and depth of coverage with the kind of product expertise and quality standard expected from Syngress. Every aspect of Planning, Installing, Configuring and Troubleshooting a Windows Server 2003 network is distilled and documented, with plenty of examples and illustrations. And unlike its competition, this is a book that was written from the ground up for Windows Server 2003. It doesn't rely on hackneyed computer geek stereotypes; its tone, coverage and examples reflect the realities of TODAY'S enterprise network professional.
This book is designed to give you the best of the best. Each chapter was specifically selected to provide both the depth and breadth needed to work effectively with Windows Server 2003 without extraneous or irrelevant information. Of course, it would be easy to fill volumes on Windows Server 2003 and the technologies that go into this operating system. What we’ve done instead is focus on what you really need to know to plan, install, manage and secure a Windows Server 2003 network.You won’t find arcane references to the technical specifications of RFC 2460 (IPv6 for those of you who were about to jump to the IETF website or geekier still, those who have the RFC index file on their desktop). What you will find is accurate, focused technical information you can use today to manage your Windows Server 2003 systems and networks.You’ll find a practical blend of technical information and step-by-step instructions on common Windows Server 2003 tasks.You can read this book from cover to cover and become highly knowledgeable about Windows Server 2003, or you can flip to specific chapters as references for particular tasks. Either way, you’ll find this is the best damn Windows Server 2003 book . . . period.
About The Author
Susan Snedaker (MBA, BA, MCSE, MCT, PM) is Principal Consultant and founder of Virtual Team Consulting, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in start-ups and companies in transition, particularly technology companies. Virtual Team Consulting works with technology start-ups to develop viable business plans in preparation for debt/equity funding or due diligence with venture capital firms. Virtual Team Consulting also provides IT consulting, design and implementation services to businesses of all sizes.The firm assists companies with strategic planning, operations improvement and project management. Through its team of subject matter experts, Virtual Team Consulting also offers financial and change management services to targeted companies.
Prior to founding Virtual Team Consulting in May 2000, Susan held various executive and technical positions with companies including Microsoft, Honeywell, Keane, and Apta Software. As Director of Service Delivery for Keane, she managed 1200+ technical support staff delivering phone and email support for various Microsoft products such as Windows Server operating systems. She has contributed technical chapters to six Syngress Publishing books on Windows and security technologies, and has written and edited technical content for a variety of publications. Susan has also developed and delivered technical content from security to telephony,TCP/IP to wi-fi and just about everything in between (she admits a particular fondness for anything related to TCP/IP).