Inside Windows 2000 Server (Inside)
||Author: William Boswell|
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Publisher: Que (20 December, 1999)
Sales Rank: 23,569
Average Customer Rating: 4.41 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 5 out of 5
I used it for 70-215 Windows 2000 Server Exam and it complimented Exam Cram2 and Sybex excellently. It has more information than you'll need for the test but just enough for the job. Humorus and witty writing that doesn't insult your intellegence like Mike Meyers' Passport's or bored and perplexed like Micro$oft. It has quite a few chapters devoted to Active Directory so it also makes a great introductory to the 70-217 (which you should pass before you take the 70-216, 70-216 is a killer). I don't know how it holds up to Server 2000 by Mark Minasi but it surpasses all the other books on server (and I've read them all). It's only has two faults.
One: It is not an introductory book, it require a fair amount of survey knowledge. I recommend Reading Sybex's 70-215 book first.
Two: Is that it was written just as 2000 came out and has yet to be updated (still contains practical knowledge).
If Boswell came out with a 2nd edition, I'd buy it full price and have it shipped overnight. But even as a 1st edition, it far out paces most server books that are even in their 3rd edition. You can't beat it a it's price.
Rating: 2 out of 5
This book contains misinformation
I purchased this book to supplement my MCSE training- After finding several large discrepancies with Microsoft's recommendations, I returned the book. For example, I believe it is on page 150 where the book states to use Uptomp.exe from the W2K resource kit after adding a processor. This goes against Microsoft's recommendation (see Q234558). In fact, I couldn't even find this utility on the W2K resource kit. Uptomp.exe was a utility used for NT. After missing a practice test exam due to this, I felt like I couldn't trust the materials in this book any longer and took it back.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Very thorough-Good for Real-World and MCSE Review!
This book is a great addition to any W2K networker's library. It provides real-world examples, helpful troubleshooting tips, and is written in an easy to read format.
It is also helpful as a review and technical resource for those individuals working on their MCSE's in W2K. It provides a good background, and many of the screen shots and menus that (unfortunately) must be memorized in order to pass the MCSE exams. It's not designed as an MCSE study book, but nonetheless it is useful and necessary information.
· Windows 2000 Essential Reference (Essential)
· Windows 2000 Server Professional Reference
· Inside Windows 2000 Professional
· Windows 2000 Active Directory