Quick Look: Understanding Microsoft Windows 2000 Distributed Services

An excellent starting point for managers and developers who want the basics on distributed services

One of the major advances of Windows 2000 is the extensive use of distributed services such as Active Directory, Kerberos, PKI, COM+ and more. This book by David Chappell is an excellent overview for managers and developers who want to learn more about Win2K. The book is well designed, with clear descriptions of each of the major distributed services in Win2K. It's also loaded with useful diagrams which help to set the distributed services picture in the reader's mind.

Pro: Clear crisp overviews and descriptions.
Con: You'll need another source for detailed information on specific distributed services
Verdict: An excellent starting point for managers and developers who want the basics on distributed services

The book is meant as an overall guide and as such doesn't into great detail about each service. Rather, it gives the reader an understanding of each service's purpose and capabilities. Understanding Microsoft Windows 2000 Distributed Services is a great starting point if you need to learn about these services.

About the Author

Stewart Cawthray, MCSE, ITIL Service Manager, is an IT management consultant for Hewlett-Packard.

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