Small Business Server 2000 Best Practices

Author: Harry Brelsford, Bob Clough
List Price: $69.95
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ISBN: 1883697689
Publisher: Hara Publishing (05 December, 2001)
Edition: Paperback
Sales Rank: 26,435
Average Customer Rating: 4.03 out of 5

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Rating: 1 out of 5
Horrid, full of filler pages
I was new to SBS 2000 and I though this book was going to be great. If you are looking for anything technical on SBS 2000, forget this book. It talks more about how great SBS 2000 is, and very little on how to set it up. If you are looking for help on SBS 2000 or 2003, a better choice would be to go to Microsoft's page for SBS 2003/2003 and under community review the news groups.


Rating: 2 out of 5
Go Back to SAMS, Harry :(
I found previous book by Harry, SBS 4.5 in 21 days a really excellent book and looked forward to the SBS2K Version.

Sadly disappointed - lots of unecessary stuff (like a 6 page line by line listing of ICW ins file) and major gaps in important areas; far too much of a sell on Net Meeting as form of remote control, yet little detail on configuring RAS.
Another reviewer noted:

"This book needs an editor...As proof of this I also bought Harry's "MCSE Consulting Bible" which was published by IDG Books. This book is well edited and Harry comes across as the smart and informed business man I'm sure he is. This is a 5 star book. What a difference an editor makes!"

Apparently, Harry fell out with SAMS and went to Brelsford with this book; I can't help wonering if it was something to do with editorial policy ? If so, go back to SAMS, Harry, your technical knowledge is superb but you really do need a good editor to get your writing better focused

Martin Harran


Rating: 1 out of 5
Insultingly stupid
If you need this book you are probably in the wrong business. I was expecting something more in debth. I have an MCSE, and I can say that the dumbed-down course materials I used to study for my exams back in 2000 put this worthless book to shame. If this is all it takes to be an administrator nowadays I might as well quit my job and let the secretary take over, Im sure that she can click the "next" button just as well as I can. Maybe its just me, but I was hoping for an in debth coverage of SBS as a solution, and how it differs from a traditional domain structure, and maybe an analysis of how the properties of SBS can best be implemented in some environments and interlopability with other products. Instead I get some cowboy comparing Information technology to a ranch with cows and such. I would return the book, but im too embarrassed to draw attention to the fact that I actually bought the thing in the first place.

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