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Ned here again. William Stanek has released a couple of new books through Microsoft Press that any AD administrator will find indespensible:
Active Directory Administrator's Pocket ConsultantGroup Policy Administrator's Pocket Consultant
In William's own words, the "book is organized by job-related tasks rather than by features. Speed and ease of reference is an essential part of this hands-on guide. The book has an expanded table of contents and an extensive index for finding answers to problems quickly. Many other quick reference features have been added as well. These features include step-by-step instructions, lists, tables with fast facts, and extensive cross-references."
These are excellent task-oriented handbooks that are especially useful at 3AM when the brain gets fuzzy and the chips are down. You can read more details on what the books include at William's website. They each list at thirty bucks, but a quick look at Amazon shows they are currently a steal at $19.79 plus free shipping. Hussle on over there before they come to their senses. :)
- Ned "Just flew back from Redmond and boy are my arms tired" Pyle
I'd also encourage folks to check out my book, Active Directory 4th Ed - www.briandesmond.com/ad4/. It's a very mature (and popular) title at this point which I updated to cover Windows 2008 amongst other things.
The Active Directory Cookbook, 3rd Ed (also O'Reilly) came out about the same time and is about 1000 pages of scripting examples (VBScript, PowerShell, etc) for hundreds of AD tasks.