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Book Reviews and Recommendations

As Windows 2000 and 2003 gain acceptance in the corporate marketplace, the pressure to upgrade your skill set will increase as well. Windows NT administrators will have an easier time than most, but there is still much to learn that is new and different in Windows 2000 and 2003. Having the right reference and training guides will save you both time and money. We are constantly reading and reviewing new Windows 2000 and 2003 books as part of our training as well. This is our two cents on what's out there....

Note: Most links on our site will take you to the book's description on Bookpool.com. Bookpool is an online bookstore similar to Amazon.com, but they specialize in Technical books (and they are less expensive.) This is not a paid endorsement, and we do not receive sales commissions from Bookpool.com. We just think they're the best place to buy our books. We hope you'll agree!

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Book Categories...
General References
Great "all in one" guides that will get you started with Windows 2000 Professional and Server. Includes pocket and desk references

Windows 2000 Administration
Specialized books that cover user management, system policies, backup and recover, etc.,

Windows 2000 Professional
References and training guides for Windows 2000 Professional

Windows 2000 Server
References and training guides for Windows 2000 Server and Advanced Server
Windows 2003 Server
References and training guides for Windows 2003 Server.
Windows 2000 Networking
Books on TCP/IP, DNS, RAS, cabling, network management, and general networking topics
Planning & Deployment
The best Windows 2000 deployment guides, written by the early adopters.
MCSE Study Guides
The new MCSE exams are much harder than previous versions. Passing requires the right training guides!
Active Directory
Active Directory is a brand new technology for Microsoft and the learning curve is steep.

Windows 2000 Registry
Find proven tweaks and tips to fine tune and manage the Windows 2000 Registry.
Network Security
Learn the basics of security, intrusion detection, hacking, auditing, and more.
Terminal Services
Learn to deploy and manage this powerful thin client solution.

Perl for Win32
Although developed for UNIX, Perl is a great open source programming language that works well with Win2000
Visual Basic
Learn to make your own tools and plug ins for Windows 2000 with Visual Basic
Our Review Policy...
Our Reviews are not motivated by sales commissions...
We are not in the business of selling books, so you can trust that our reviews are not motivated by sales commissions. This practice costs us a lot of potential revenue, but we think our readers would rather have the honest truth about a book, and not a "sales pitch".

We don't waste your time with poor reviews...
If we don't like a book, it won't appear here. After all, who has time to read (or write) a bad review. We may occasionally list some points about a book that we didn't particularly like, but every book featured here is excellent in its own right, and has our seal of approval.

We don't play favorites with publishers...
Once again, we don't receive anything from book publishers except for their books. No paid endorsements, kickbacks, or commissions. We will review books from any publisher or author who sends us a review copy of their book. If you're a publisher or author and would like your newest titles reviewed, drop us a line.

 
 
Where to find great books at great prices....

Bookpool.com  
Everybody knows about Amazon.com, but Bookpool is frequently less expensive, and they specialize in Technical Books. They carry MS Press, O'Reilly, Que, Osborne, SAMS, and others.

FatBrain.com  
Another online professional bookstore. Although we prefer Bookpool's prices, FatBrain has a better selection in a few categories. Essentially our second stop on the web when looking for a title.

Half Price Computer Books
Another source for great deals on computer books. Much cheaper than Amazon and B&N

O'Reilly and Associates  
Publishers of some of the best books in the industry. Well written, concise, accurate, and great cover art!. If I'm looking for a reference book, I always check O'Reilly first. I've never been disappointed. (This is not a paid endorsement!)

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