MICROSOFT WINDOWS 2000 SERVER ADMINISTRATOR'S COMPANION brings network administrators, systems engineers, and other MIS professionals up to speed on the latest features of Windows 2000 Server, including Active Directory(tm) services, Microsoft Internet Information Server 4.0, the new, integrated console for administrative tools, and more. It's the perfect handbook for those who need to deploy, install, and configure installations, upgrade from previous versions, understand network addresses, manage day-to-day operations, configure storage, manage users and groups, implement security measures, configure mail services, troubleshoot, and perform other vital administrative tasks. It also provides information about Microsoft Certificate Server, Microsoft Terminal Server, Microsoft Proxy Server, Microsoft Indexing Server, and other Windows 2000 services. Appendices provide quick guides to interface changes and optional components in Windows 2000 Server, and the included CD-ROM contains a searchable electronic version of the book, plus helpful scripts and checklists.
Microsoft Windows 2000 Server is a complex product, and describing it adequately requires significant effort and results in a long, possibly intimidating, book. We’ve made every effort to make Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Administrator’s Companion as comprehensive as possible, but, in fact, it’s difficult to cover everything in a single volume because so many subjects are worthy of whole books themselves. However, this book should stand any IT implementer—network administrator, systems analyst, help desk professional—in good stead.
The IT implementer can use this book in several ways. It can be read as a:
- Guide to deployment
- Ready reference
- Help to making decisions about network organization and operations
- Thorough introduction to the particulars of Windows 2000 Server
We assume a fundamental understanding of networking and the Microsoft Windows family of operating systems, but we don’t expect every reader to be an expert on every subject. We’ve tried to provide background where appropriate, as well as references to additional information.