"Mastering Windows Server 2008: Essential Technologies" is one of three new books by best-selling author Mark Minasi on the latest version of Windows Server. In it, Mark Minasi explores every nook and cranny of the essential features of the new version of Microsoft's flagship network operating system to provide the greatest amount of information to be found in any book on the market. He covers installing windows Server 2008 and upgrading your network; Windows storage concepts and skills; Windows Server 2008 IP; WINS, NetBIOS, LMHosts; DNS; creating the simple Active Directory; creating and managing user accounts; Group Policy in Active Directory; files, folders and shares; Sysvol old and new; sharing printers on the network; remote server administration; connecting Windows clients to your network; working the Web with IIS 7.0; and AD maintenance and recovery. Not only does he thoroughly cover the features IT professionals need to know and understand, but he tells it like it is--providing workarounds for things that don't quite work as they should and describes in detail many undocumented features. This is the book that Windows administrators will keep within easy reach.
The other two new books by Mark Minasi are "Mastering Windows Server 2008: Networking Foundations," which provides beginners what they need to know to get started with the new software, and "Mastering Windows Server 2008: Enterprise Technologies," which addresses advanced features of Windows Server 2008 and the technologies needed by the largest enterprises. Although each of the three books stands alone, taken together they constitute the update of the market-leading "Mastering Windows Server 2003,"