Get your mission-critical systems up and running quickly with this essential, single-volume guide to administering Windows Server 2003 fully updated for Service Pack 1 and R2. This comprehensive administrator s reference details operating system features and capabilities, and provides easy-to-follow procedures, practical workarounds, and key troubleshooting tactics for on-the-job-results. Discover how to: Create a deployment roadmap and complete an upgrade or a new installation NEW Implement customized server scripts to help automate administration tasks UPDATED Learn tools and techniques for installing and configuring Active Directory UPDATED Manage TCP/IP-based networks, including DHCP, DNS, and WINS servers UPDATED Configure and support Network Load Balancing clusters and server clusters NEW Set up a wireless network that helps meet your security requirements NEW Extend interoperability with legacy systems, including UNIX and Linux NEW Deploy and configure Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2004 Monitor, tune, maintain, and repair your system CD features: Scripts that you can adapt to your own work Scriptomatic 2.0 scripting tool Windows Script Host (WSH) 5.6 Help files Microsoft OLE Viewer administration and testing tool Fully searchable eBook
Charlie Russel is an information technology consultant, specializing in combined Windows and UNIX networks. He is also a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for Windows Server and Security. Together with Sharon Crawford, Charlie authored the top selling Windows Server 2008 Administrator's Companion by Microsoft Press as well as the Windows Small Business Server 2008 Administrator's Companion. Charlie also co-authored the Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Administrator's Companion.Sharon Crawford is a veteran writer of computer books. Together with Charlie Russel, Sharon authored the top selling Windows Server 2008 Administrator's Companion by Microsoft Press as well as the Windows Small Business Server 2008 Administrator's Companion.Jason Gerend has co-authored numerous books, including The Effective Executive's Guide To Outlook 2002, The New Webmaster's Guide to Dreamweaver 4, and the New Webmaster's Guide to FrontPage 2002. He also helped Sharon and Charlie write the first edition of the Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Administrator's Companion, and Windows 2000 Pro: The Missing Manual. A Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), Jason enjoys hiking and installing operating systems for fun. He's been fooling around with computers since the days of MS-DOS 2, was a big fan of OS/2 2.1, and has been a freelance Webmaster and computer consultant since 1995.