First book on the market to cover Windows Server 2003 R2. The third edition will keep the text viable with the major "R2" update being released from Microsoft late in 2005. Many of the Windows Server 2003 titles have not been revised since release in 2003 even though Microsoft has released a service pack and now the R2 update. This book will provides detailed guidance focused on the most commonly used yet most complicated planning, installation, migration, and problem solving topics that challenge IT professionals. This title goes far beyond the basic installation and setup information found in hundreds of other resources and focus on the less understood yet most important details for system configuration, tips, tricks, and techniques to successfully implement and administer a Windows networking system.
Rand Morimoto, Michael Noel, and Alex Lewis all work for Convergent Computing, an 85-person consulting company that has been recognized by Microsoft as one of the leaders in Windows networking technologies. Because of Convergent Computing major involvement in the deployment of Windows 2003 (beta and production), the organization has been involved with the entire Windows Server 2003 project beginning with planning sessions conducted back in late-1999 (almost 2 months before even Windows 2000 shipped to the general public). With thousands of users migrated to the Windows Server 2003, the experts at Convergent Computing write books based on real life experiences over 3-years before the projected product release.