This is the fundamental, definitive reference to Microsoft Small Business Server 2003. And it is relevant for all audiences: for beginners just embracing the notion of computerizing their small businesses, to IT consultants specializing in SBS implementation and deployment.
The book focuses on pragmatic solutions, not drawn-out theoretical discussions. And author Jonathan Hassell is a recognized authority on Windows network administration, who smartly approaches the product objectively, without evangelizing. The chapters will steer you through installation, configuration, exploration, and support.
Allow me to first say one of the most important things I’ll tell you in this book—thanks! Months of work went into producing this book, and I really appreciate your spending your hard-earned money (or your small business’s hard-won capital) on this work. I hope it exceeds your expectations.
With that out of the way, let’s look at what you’ll find inside this title. Small Business Server is such a large topic, mainly because the product you’re interested in is many faceted, with lots of places to poke and prod. I’ve tried to cover all of the basics, some of the intermediate topics, and a few of the advanced features of SBS in this book.
JONATHAN HASSELL is an author, consultant, and speaker residing in Charlotte, North Carolina. Jonathan’s previous published works include RADIUS and Learning Windows Server 2003 for O’Reilly Media, and Hardening Windows for Apress. His work is seen regularly in popular periodicals such as Windows IT Pro Magazine, SecurityFocus, PC Pro, and Microsoft TechNet Magazine, and he speaks around the world on such topics as networking, security, and Windows administration.