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Windows Server® 2008 Resource Kit

Get the essential reference for deploying, managing, automating, troubleshooting, and optimizing Windows Server 2008 with expert insights and best practices from Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) and the Windows Server team at Microsoft. This official Microsoft® RESOURCE KIT features six volumes of in-depth technical information that every Windows® administrator needs to understand to master Windows Server 2008 administration. You get detailed information about networking, network aspect projection, security features, Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0, Active Directory®, and Windows PowerShellTM. You also get more than 200 time-saving tools, scripts for automation, job aids, eBook resources, plus a fully searchable eBook of each RESOURCE KIT volume on DVD.Key Book Benefits:Provides six volumes of in-depth technical information for administering, optimizing, troubleshooting, and automating Windows Server 2008Delivers definitive product information with expert insights straight from the Windows Server team at Microsoft, Microsoft MVPs, and field consultantsDetails information that every Windows administrator needs about Windows Server performance, troubleshooting, security services, group policy, Active Directory, IIS 7, and Windows PowerShellFeatures a DVD with more than 200 essential tools and scripts, eBooks with additional technical information, tips, and best practices plus a fully searchable eBook of all six RESOURCE KIT volumes

Paperback: 4480 pages

Publisher: Microsoft Press (March 26, 2008)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0735623619

ISBN-13: 978-0735623613

Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 9.5 x 8 inches

Shipping Weight: 14.7 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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Like Brian said this is not a very detailed book and most of what I have read so far is right off the Technet sight. I don't like the fact that it refers you to Technet over and over again. One of the reasons I bought the book was due to the LACK of detailed information on Technet in the area I am currently working on which is AD LDS in 2008 server. I assumed since this is a Resource Kit book it would be more detailed.It is not a total loss however as it has helped me get a little closer to understanding what I am doing with my LDAP project.I guess if you want a book that does give you more information than some of the bigger books on Server 2008 on AD then it's worth the read. I would really like to see a in-depth book with real life examples on AD and AD LDS. Most of the books I have been looking at on Safari lack details as well. To much "general" information and not enough meat.

The Windows Server 2008 Resource kit has tremendous ammounts of detail into how the difference aspects of Windows actually works. This is a great way to study for the MCITP exams when used in conjunction with the Training Kits for each exam. If you really want to get to know Windows Server 2008, this is the product to buy. has this product for so much less than the retail price and unless you buy it used, you won't find it cheaper anywhere. The CD includes a wealth of information, scripts, templates and even a PDF copy of each book. There is also a PDF copy of two more books and several chapters from several other books. The value is unmatched.

I wrote a couple of sidebars for this book and enjoyed reading it when I received my copy. If you're looking for a book to give you a good picture of the Windows Server 2008 AD landscape including the various services which have been branded as part of AD (e.g. Certificate Services, Rights Management, etc), this is a good title to pick-up. There are plenty of screenshots and procedural walkthroughs as well as advice from the standpoint of Microsoft. If you're looking for something super detailed and in-depth, this may not be what you're looking for.--Brian DesmondActive Directory MVP

the books were amazing and also comes with full entire PDFs versions too, its excellent if you have an ipadand not charge the books in your hand, it looks much more easier to carrythanks a lot it's a great resource of information, but you have to buy the study guides (--2nd edition of MCITP SELF PACED TRAINING KIT BOOKS-- in conjuction with this resourceREMEMBER, its has to be 2nd Edition because its based on WIN SERVER 2008 R2, R2, its the current version, and so on, you need to stay current with the study guidesAnother thing, this books (THE RESOURCE KIT), will not get you pass any exam its has all the information that the study guides does't havethink it like this:lets Define the word CLASS to any Microsoft Cert. you wantThe RESOURCE KIT BOOKS = (equals)TO the CLASS (you are taken ALL THE DEEP INFORMATION)And The Training KIT BOOKS = (equals) TO a study guide for the (Class's exam you taken)Best of Success

very very heavy read but still lacks some detailwould look at others first only get if you have trouble sleeping or your a bit of a geek

It was a very good experience and a awsome stuff that I recieved. Something useful for IT guys and or for people looking to be certified.

Great price and good value

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