The single most comprehensive and understandable book on the subject, Mastering Windows Server 2003 continues author Mark Minasi’s award-winning tradition of clear and comprehensive coverage of Microsoft’s Windows Server products.

This book shows you how to plan, configure and install your network, keep it running its best, and fix it if it breaks. And you still get all the coverage you need for the Windows 2000 Server installations that remain part of your environment. Coverage includes: Configuring IP, DHCP, DNS, and WINS to achieve the right foundation for your network DNS explained in everyday English, from basics to advanced design Designing, running, and maintaining Active Directory-based domains with Server 2003 and 2000 Server Running your own Web, FTP, and e-mail server with 2003 Controlling hundreds, even thousands, of workstations with group policies and security templates Tuning and monitoring your network Securing your network from split-brain DNS to AD delegation to group policies, logs, IPSec, PKI and more Using Windows Server 2003 to share Internet connections Complete coverage of all new 2003 features Real Solutions to Real Challenges If improving the real-world performance of your network is the bottom line, this book delivers the goods.

It shows you how to design and manage a multiple-platform network, build a Windows-based intranet, find the right data backup strategy, prevent and recover from disasters, and much more. There’s no end to what you’ll accomplish with practical, step-by-step instruction from the expert who has actually done it all on live networks! Product Description: If you’re a current or aspiring Windows administrator or consultant, look no further than Mastering Windows Server 2003 for the in-depth, comprehensive, unbiased, and highly readable (some would even say entertaining) coverage readers have come to expect from the leading Windows authority, Mark Minasi. Building on the solid foundation established over years of working with and writing on Windows products, Mark Minasi takes you where few have ventured within Windows Server 2003, Microsoft’s flagship network operating system that provides a solution for file and printer sharing, secure Internet connectivity, centralized desktop application deployment, and rich collaboration between businesses, employees, and customers. Anyone evaluating or planning a deployment of .NET Server will benefit immeasurably from Mark Minasi’s detailed discussion of Windows Server 2003 installation, configuration, and essential operations. Mark Minasi is a regular keynote speaker at major IT conferences across the country. His training seminars sell out months in advance.

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