Windows 2000 Active Directory
||Author: Joe Casad|
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Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media (13 April, 2000)
Sales Rank: 47,047
Average Customer Rating: 4.17 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 1 out of 5
all together disappointing
Although I've read other books by Joe Casad which I liked, I'm disappointed with this book. I don't think its a book for someone who is a beginner or even someone who has a basic knowledge of active directory. I think this is geared for someone who has experience with NT and wants to upgrade to Win 2000 active directory. There's nothing wrong with that. But I think perhaps the author should have been more clear on that so that people like me don't have to waste time and money to find that out. I also think that there seems to be no order to the book. It jumps around from subject to subject. Maybe others would disagree, but I like to have a book that starts with basics and then works itself up. This book altogether has been a frustrating experience.
Rating: 4 out of 5
Complex Issue, Complex Book...
Although I appreciate the Authors insight and layout in the way OU's are described in this book, other issues are still vague and need more step by step examples.
As an NT 4 MCSE, I have taken the classes for MCSE 2000 certification and work with mixed mode Windows NT4 and Windows NT2K daily. There is alot of information in this book, though as you get deeper into security and group policies - some real world examples would be a huge help in understanding Active Directory.
We need some case study type examples for networks of 10 to 25 users, 50 to 100 users and also networks of 500 to 1000 users, with sample OU's and group policy settings - step by step. And also it would be nice to see the pros and cons of these sample networks with and with Active Directory installed.
This is a complex issue, the author has done a good job here with a wide and comprehensive overview on Active Directory - though I will be purchasing other books on Active Directory.
Rating: 5 out of 5
too good to believe !
was suggested by a teacher. exellent guide for beginners like me. im new to win-200, its a really great for people like me. the book is well written, clear and consice. i would suggest it to any body who is new to active directory. active directory is based on dns, it does a wounderful job of explaining the dns server. chap 7 is the actuall part of installing the active directory which i belive is the appropriate time to do it once you have the basics covered from chap 1 - chap 6. Go for it.
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