Get a jump on the all-new Windows 2000 directory service. Window 2000's Active Directory identifies all resources on a network, making them accessible to users and application - something previous versions of NT lacked. Windows 2000 Active Directory , by Joe Casad, shows you how to to use Active Directory to reduce the total cost of running a network by controlling all the directories and devices on a network from one location, under one platform. This unique, in-depth treatment gives you specific cost-saving tips and examples. You learn how to set up Active Directory; handle security; distinguish domains trees and interoperate Active Directory with NT and NetWare, TCP/IP and DNS; write scripts to automate administrative tasks; support applications; customize schema; and more.
Joe Casad (Lawrence, KS) is an MCSE, engineer, and consultant who has written widely on computer networking and system administration. He is the former managing editor of Network Administrator magazine.