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Authoritative Answers to All Your Group Policy Questions--And More If you're stuck troubleshooting a tough Group Policy problem, you'll be thankful for this book. Windows 2000: Group Policy, Profiles, and IntelliMirror helps you harness the full power of these Windows facilities, teaching you, step-by-step, the techniques that will make you, your network, and its users more productive. Hundreds of clear, consistent examples illustrate these techniques in detail--so you stay on track and accomplish all your administration goals. Coverage includes: * Creating and deploying simple and advanced Group Policies at local, site, domain, and OU levels * Using Group Policies to deploy and manage Office 2000 and Office XP * Troubleshooting Group Policies using Support tools, Resource Kit utilities, log files, Registry hacks, and third-party tools * Modeling and deploying a secure environment with the Security Configuration and Analysis tools * Setting up Windows 2000 Local, Roaming, and Mandatory profiles * Setting up, managing, and governing IntelliMirror components with Group Policy * Assigning and publishing software packages to users and computers using IntelliMirror * Setting up hundreds of new Windows 2000 Professional machines with Remote Installation Services * Understanding interactions and migration issues with Windows 9x/NT System Policies and Windows 2000 Group Policies * Creating custom Group Policies to manage your own desktop applications About the Series The Mark Minasi Windows 2000 Series is designed to equip system administrators with in-depth technical solutions to the many challenges associated with administering Windows 2000 in an enterprise setting. The series editor is leading Windows NT/2000 expert Mark Minasi, who selects the topics and authors and develops and reviews each book to ensure that every entry in the series meets your needs and helps you achieve your goals.

Windows 2000: Group Policy, Profiles, and IntelliMirror (The Mark Minasi Windows 2000 Series)

Author: Jeremy Moskowitz

Title: Windows 2000: Group Policy, Profiles, and IntelliMirror (The Mark Minasi Windows 2000 Series)

ISBN: 0782128815

ISBN13: 978-0782128819

Publisher: Sybex; 1 edition (August 20, 2001)

Language: English

Subcategory: Operating Systems

Size pdf version: 1114 kb

Size epub version: 1392 kb

Size fb2 version: 1857 kb

Rating: 4.4/5

Pages: 512 pages


Reviews (7)
Landamath
Spending time with this easy-to-read book will help you set up your Windows 2000 network. If you've set up a Windows network or rolled out any desktops between 1901 and 2000, then you know the experience of touching each machine to get the operating system and programs installed. It doesn't have to be that way anymore.
Although Microsoft has provided the tools we need to deploy workstations quickly and easily, it takes training, months of experimentation, or a well-written guide to take advantage of what's in the operating system. You can read it on the train.
Some suggestions: if you're planning on upgrading your network to Windows 2000, do the servers first. That way you'll be able to use RIS and Intellimirror to quickly crank out the workstations.
Also, I found that if you have split your DHCP scope over multiple servers, and one of those DHCP servers is also your RIS server, your RIS-created computers will not want to use any other DHCP server.
This book was a great investment, and I'm very proud of how easy it is to administer my network since I implemented the author's plan for using Group Policy and Intellimirror.
Landamath
Spending time with this easy-to-read book will help you set up your Windows 2000 network. If you've set up a Windows network or rolled out any desktops between 1901 and 2000, then you know the experience of touching each machine to get the operating system and programs installed. It doesn't have to be that way anymore.
Although Microsoft has provided the tools we need to deploy workstations quickly and easily, it takes training, months of experimentation, or a well-written guide to take advantage of what's in the operating system. You can read it on the train.
Some suggestions: if you're planning on upgrading your network to Windows 2000, do the servers first. That way you'll be able to use RIS and Intellimirror to quickly crank out the workstations.
Also, I found that if you have split your DHCP scope over multiple servers, and one of those DHCP servers is also your RIS server, your RIS-created computers will not want to use any other DHCP server.
This book was a great investment, and I'm very proud of how easy it is to administer my network since I implemented the author's plan for using Group Policy and Intellimirror.
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Olma
So many times you pick up a title like this and as you read, you get the feeling that the authors first exposure to the material was as they were writing the book. Complete opposite feeling as you read this title. The material is presented in a knowledgeable, accurate way, with hints, tips and watch-outs thrown in that only someone who has worked with the product would know about.
The author has extended a considerable amount of information on: -- Group Policy Objects, from in-depth explanation to interacting and troubleshooting; -- IntelliMirror, including interaction with Group Policy Objects and client configurations to software deployment using MSI and ZAP files; -- Working with down-level clients (NT / 9x); and more.
There is a chapter in the book on Remote Installation Services, which will introduce you to the technology, but is light on content and a little beyond the scope of the book. Despite this, it is still informative and in no way detractive from the remaining content.
This is a title that you could pickup, read, and upon completion feel very confident in your ability to manage and implement Group Policies and work with IntelliMirror; an excellent addition for any administrator's Windows 2000 library.
Olma
So many times you pick up a title like this and as you read, you get the feeling that the authors first exposure to the material was as they were writing the book. Complete opposite feeling as you read this title. The material is presented in a knowledgeable, accurate way, with hints, tips and watch-outs thrown in that only someone who has worked with the product would know about.
The author has extended a considerable amount of information on: -- Group Policy Objects, from in-depth explanation to interacting and troubleshooting; -- IntelliMirror, including interaction with Group Policy Objects and client configurations to software deployment using MSI and ZAP files; -- Working with down-level clients (NT / 9x); and more.
There is a chapter in the book on Remote Installation Services, which will introduce you to the technology, but is light on content and a little beyond the scope of the book. Despite this, it is still informative and in no way detractive from the remaining content.
This is a title that you could pickup, read, and upon completion feel very confident in your ability to manage and implement Group Policies and work with IntelliMirror; an excellent addition for any administrator's Windows 2000 library.
artman
When this book came out, i never had a doubt about the quality of the content inside. after all we are talking about someone that was been writting for mcp magazine for long enough, so it was just a question of compiling all of his know-how into a straight to the point book.
Well Mr. Moskowitz was done an outstanding job. for one, he is just like minasi - straight to the point and takes you through real life scenarios. even though let stress that the book has no Minasi input.
needless to say the power of group policies and the subset of tecnologies the compose intellimirror, but if you are not totally aware of these tenologies and i must emphasize this, you are going to have a hard time not only deploying appropriately but troubleshooting if anything goes wrong.
I became a better sbs consultant after reading this book.
thank you.
artman
When this book came out, i never had a doubt about the quality of the content inside. after all we are talking about someone that was been writting for mcp magazine for long enough, so it was just a question of compiling all of his know-how into a straight to the point book.
Well Mr. Moskowitz was done an outstanding job. for one, he is just like minasi - straight to the point and takes you through real life scenarios. even though let stress that the book has no Minasi input.
needless to say the power of group policies and the subset of tecnologies the compose intellimirror, but if you are not totally aware of these tenologies and i must emphasize this, you are going to have a hard time not only deploying appropriately but troubleshooting if anything goes wrong.
I became a better sbs consultant after reading this book.
thank you.
Inerrace
This is definitely in my top three all time picks. Picking up this book, I already had good knowledge of Group Policy and AD implementation but surely needed more conceptual explanations and best practices. However, this book could surely be read and understood by someone just starting to create their own Group Policy implementation. The text kept me interested and was even comical at times. It was very smooth in it's transitions from one topic to another, with many great references. Jeremy Moskowitz is a fine educator and writer. I plan on attending one of his training seminars soon!
Inerrace
This is definitely in my top three all time picks. Picking up this book, I already had good knowledge of Group Policy and AD implementation but surely needed more conceptual explanations and best practices. However, this book could surely be read and understood by someone just starting to create their own Group Policy implementation. The text kept me interested and was even comical at times. It was very smooth in it's transitions from one topic to another, with many great references. Jeremy Moskowitz is a fine educator and writer. I plan on attending one of his training seminars soon!
crazy mashine
I am a Microsoft Certified Trainer and has been working more or less day and night for three years - in labs, in theory, in real-world and in class - with Windows 2000, Active Directory and Group Policy. Earlier this year I invested in a few books concerning these subjects, and was once more thoroughly disappointed. Every one seems to be meant for beginners, and/or for the publishing business: thick, promising books with nothing in them. Said to my collegue: "Perhaps one knows so much nowadays, that you really can't find anything new in books (as opposed to Internet, real-world, lab)," and I actually decided, somewhat bitterly, not to waste any more money on "computer related" literature.
But then I read Moskowitz' "Windows 2000 Group Policy, Profiles, and IntelliMirror" (2001), and is what I hope for every time; here's a writer who's obviously passionate about the subject, who with great theoretical and practical knowledge been working hard to share his knowledge in a clear, no-nonsense fashion.
As you know, these kind of books usually have a common problem: they all tell you the same basics, throw in some pseudo-advanced details, and - most importantly - avoid the tough nuts. What's so liberating with Moskowitz' work, is that he indeed tells you the basics, just to make sure you follow him, then he goes one step further, along the way he throws in some real nuggets for technicians, and cracks them nuts one after another, like it's never been a problem at all. No-nonsense, easy read, nearly fascinating from the first page to the last. I'm very impressed. This book is extremely useful, a real treasure. If you're at Amazon searching for a book about these matters, you've certainly found what you're looking for.
I myself, will keep my eyes open for further works by Jeremy Moskowitz. Aside of being very experienced and knowledgable, he's also a skilled writer, free from that nudge-nudge-humor which some writers grasp at to make their thick nonsense "easy read"; but still he is easy read, has a laid back dry sense of humor, and writes fluidently. I don't think he's written any other books, though he's been writing for magazines, but I will keep my eyes open. This is truly great work! Perhaps the best in a long time.
crazy mashine
I am a Microsoft Certified Trainer and has been working more or less day and night for three years - in labs, in theory, in real-world and in class - with Windows 2000, Active Directory and Group Policy. Earlier this year I invested in a few books concerning these subjects, and was once more thoroughly disappointed. Every one seems to be meant for beginners, and/or for the publishing business: thick, promising books with nothing in them. Said to my collegue: "Perhaps one knows so much nowadays, that you really can't find anything new in books (as opposed to Internet, real-world, lab)," and I actually decided, somewhat bitterly, not to waste any more money on "computer related" literature.
But then I read Moskowitz' "Windows 2000 Group Policy, Profiles, and IntelliMirror" (2001), and is what I hope for every time; here's a writer who's obviously passionate about the subject, who with great theoretical and practical knowledge been working hard to share his knowledge in a clear, no-nonsense fashion.
As you know, these kind of books usually have a common problem: they all tell you the same basics, throw in some pseudo-advanced details, and - most importantly - avoid the tough nuts. What's so liberating with Moskowitz' work, is that he indeed tells you the basics, just to make sure you follow him, then he goes one step further, along the way he throws in some real nuggets for technicians, and cracks them nuts one after another, like it's never been a problem at all. No-nonsense, easy read, nearly fascinating from the first page to the last. I'm very impressed. This book is extremely useful, a real treasure. If you're at Amazon searching for a book about these matters, you've certainly found what you're looking for.
I myself, will keep my eyes open for further works by Jeremy Moskowitz. Aside of being very experienced and knowledgable, he's also a skilled writer, free from that nudge-nudge-humor which some writers grasp at to make their thick nonsense "easy read"; but still he is easy read, has a laid back dry sense of humor, and writes fluidently. I don't think he's written any other books, though he's been writing for magazines, but I will keep my eyes open. This is truly great work! Perhaps the best in a long time.

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