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Dedications and Acknowledgements
I would like the thank the following people for helping me with this project. Without them, this book would not have been possible:
My parents and family - I am indebted to you for the incredible support you have given me throughout the years , and continue to give to this very day.
My in-laws - Yes, you read that right. I could not have asked for a better family to marry into.
My beloved Lyn - Without you, my angel, I would be a very different person today. Thank you for helping with this project, and for everything that you do for and with me. You give new meaning to the term "better half."
My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ - Without You, I am nothing. Thank you for not only making me, but for making me what I am: your beloved child.
To these people, I want to say that I love you all.
Conventions used in this book
Thank you for choosing a By the Numbers publication. We are confident that you will find the information contained within the following chapters both informative and entertaining. Before diving into the realm of Active Directory, we must inform you of some of the conventions used throughout this book. As you may be aware, computer-centric subject matter is just loaded with new and exciting vocabulary. Active Directory is no different. So when we introduce a new concept or keyword, it appears in bold print :
" The best way to make sure that your users don't start running out for baked goods is to implement a storage scheme that uses a Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks ( RAID ) "
When the name of a program is mentioned for the first time in the text, we bold its name :
" Double-click Network Connections (or Network and Dial-up Connections for Windows 2000) "
When we denote the path of an item on a menu or sub-menu, we use both bold print and arrow symbols to illustrate the location of the menu item:
" Open Windows Explorer , located on the Start Menu ˆ’ > All Programs ˆ’ > Accessories "
Specific interface descriptions and elements are also bolded for emphasis and clarity:
" Expand the item marked Display , and click the folder labeled Desktop Themes "
In keeping the flow of the book simple, we use three symbols to illustrate specific points. The following symbol tells you that you are about to start a tutorial to illustrate a particular concept
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The second symbol, the "Get Info" symbol, provides additional, helpful information about the current topic
The third symbol represents caution, warning you of potential pitfalls
The current chapter number and title are placed on even numbered pages. The current topic is placed on the odd numbered pages.
The following two pages give you an example of the layout of this book, and what you can come to expect as you delve into the depths of Active Directory.