John Howard - Senior Program Manager in the Hyper-V team at Microsoft

Senior Program Manager, Hyper-V team, Windows Core Operating System Division.

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Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit - UK Promotion Offer....

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The Windows Server 2003 resource kit will be hitting the streets next month. This is a fabulous resource to have to hand, and is now a full seven volumes covering the entire Windows Server family. The good news for UK people is that by pre-ordering now you can get a 40% discount from Computer Manuals - well worth the saving.

About the Book....

Get practical guidance on managing and tuning system performance to help optimize speed, reliability, and efficiency.
•Implement proactive monitoring practices and procedures
•Use Performance Monitor, event tracing, load testing, and other tools to measure performance and capacity
•Set up logs, alerts, and reports
•Use baseline performance data for troubleshooting and capacity planning
•Learn to interpret key performance indicators and analyze bottlenecks
•Diagnose and resolve common performance problems
•See when to use advanced configuration and tuning techniques

MICROSOFT WINDOWS SERVER 2003 TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE

Apply expert strategies to troubleshoot your Windows Server 2003 network—and quickly resolve system issues and conflicts.
•Use Windows troubleshooting tools to identify and resolve problems
•Resolve startup issues, including failures and hardware conflicts
•Review stop errors, including memory dump files and common stop messages
•Troubleshoot disks, volumes, and file system issues
•Identify and resolve TCP/IP communication problems
•Manage system services, including configuration and monitoring

MICROSOFT WINDOWS GROUP POLICY GUIDE

Extend your administrative control with Group Policy—simplifying user and computer management and automating routine tasks.
•Design, implement, and modify Group Policy Objects (GPOs)
•Manage GPOs and policy settings; learn best practices for deployment
•Administer user settings, system configuration and access, and software installation and maintenance
•Customize administrative and security templates; create custom environments
•Manage IPSec, public key, and Windows Firewall policy settings
•Use Resultant Set of Policy tools and Group Policy logs to troubleshoot problems

MICROSOFT WINDOWS SECURITY RESOURCE KIT, SECOND EDITION

Learn how to help protect your Windows-based clients, servers, networks, and Internet services.
•Design security-enhanced Active Directory® objects, domains, and forests
•Utilize the Security Configuration Wizard and Windows Update Services
•Configure TCP/IP, 802.1x authentication, and the Windows Firewall
•Define security settings for domain controllers, IIS 5.0 and 6.0, and DNS, DHCP, WINS, RAS, and certificate servers
•Implement the security advances in Microsoft Office 2003 Editions, IIS 6.0, and the latest service packs
•Perform security assessments and respond to incidents

MICROSOFT WINDOWS INTERNALS, FOURTH EDITION: MICROSOFT WINDOWS SERVER 2003, WINDOWS XP, AND WINDOWS 2000

Delve inside the Windows kernel—for the inside details and architectural insights you need for better design, debugging, and performance.
•Understand the key mechanisms that configure and control Windows
•Explore the Windows security model
•Observe how Windows manages virtual and physical memory
•View the Windows networking stack from top to bottom, including mapping, APIs, name resolution, and protocol drivers
•Troubleshoot boot problems and perform crash analysis
•Experience Windows internal behavior firsthand with hands-on experiments

MICROSOFT WINDOWS REGISTRY GUIDE, SECOND EDITION

Understand how the registry works, its role in Windows configurations, and how to customize Windows to run the way you want.
•Learn best practices to back up, restore, manage, and modify the registry
•Customize group and system policies to manage multiple PCs and users remotely
•Track down registry settings and script changes
•Optimize server services, including network connections and authentication
•Deploy user profiles and Microsoft Office program settings
•Configure security services, including Windows Firewall, templates, and service pack features
•Troubleshoot the registry—resolve common problems and corruption issues

Your Resource Kit CD includes:

More than 300 essential tools, utilities, and resources:
•120+ Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit tools for configuring, optimizing, monitoring, and troubleshooting Microsoft Windows®-based servers and clients
•80+ ready-to-use, customizable scripts for automating Windows administration tasks
•VBScript Essentials videos
•20+ tools and scripts from the Microsoft Windows Security Resource Kit
•Utilities, templates, and job aids for Group Policy
•100+ registry files for customizing operating system appearance and behavior

Microsoft Press® eReference Library:
•eBooks of all 7 Resource Kit volumes
•Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 Resource Kit eBook
•Microsoft Windows Scripting Self-Paced Learning Guide eBook
•Microsoft Encyclopedia of Networking, Second Edition, eBook
•Microsoft Encyclopedia of Security eBook
•Trustworthy Computing: Reliable in Operations eBook
•Sample chapters from Assessing Network Security and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 PKI and Certificate Security

Windows Server 2003 Technical References:
•Active Directory® Collection
•Core Operating System Collection
•Group Policy Collection
•High Availability and Scalability Collection
•Networking Collection
•Storage Technologies Collection
•Windows Security Collection

 

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  • Credit where it's due, John Howard's post about the Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit inspired me to make...

  • 80 sheets!!!! god thank god its got 40% off!

  • The Group Policy book from the Windows Server Resource Kit has recently been made available through MS...

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