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Professional MOM 2005, SMS 2003, and WSUS
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Professional MOM 2005, SMS 2003, and WSUS /Randy Holloway … [et al.].
ISBN-13: 978-0-7645-8963-8 (paper/website)
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1. Microsoft Windows (Computer file) 2. Operating systems (Computers) 3. Computer systems—Management. I. Holloway, Randy, 1974–
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About the Authors
Randy Holloway works for Microsoft Corporation as a technology specialist in the US Central Region. Prior to joining Microsoft, Randy worked in various software development and technology architecture roles; he has written a number of articles on software and systems development on the Microsoft platform. His blog is located at http://www.randyh.wordpress.com.
Special thanks to my wife, Donna, for supporting me, and to Emily and Gavin for letting me work all of those weekends and evenings. I also thank Jim Minatel and the team at Wrox for believing in this project.
Telmo Sampaio is an IT consultant and trainer with 14 years of experience dealing with Microsoft, IBM, and Symantec technologies. He has worked for companies such as Microsoft and IBM. Telmo has been involved in medium to large network infrastructure projects, security audits, database implementations, and application development. Telmo works as a Senior Technical Training Consultant for Signal Learning in Indiana. In his spare time, he plays Xbox and reads with his kids.
This book is dedicated to both my mothers, Yvette and Graça; my father, Gaspar; my brothers, Daniel and Digo; my wife, Carla, who was very understanding when I had to spend hours in front of the computer working late nights; and my children, Marco, Rafael, and Natalia.
Marcus Oh, a senior administrator and architect, has been leading initiatives in systems management technologies for a private telecommunications company since 1999. He is a columnist for http://www.myITforum.com and has had articles published in TechTarget newsletters as well as the book Windows Server Hacks. Marcus has been recognized by Microsoft with the Most Valuable Professional award in Windows Server Management since 2004. To get a glimpse of Marcus's latest reflections, visit his blog at http://www.marcusoh.blogspot.com.
I thank all of my family and friends for their support while I wrote my part of this book. Further, I thank all of the intelligent and respected minds I've met along the way that have helped contribute in some form or another to the completion of this book, various projects, and my sanity.
Russ Kaufmann, MCSE+I, MCT, and MVP, is a consultant, speaker, trainer, technical editor, and author. He has been working in IT for more than 15 years and has worked with both small clients and large clients spanning multiple countries. He specializes in Microsoft server products with special emphasis placed on Exchange, IIS, SharePoint Portal Server, and, of course, MOM. He currently works for Infocrossing, an infrastructure outsourcing company, in their Broomfield, Colorado, office.
This book was a unique project that taught me a great deal about life and prioritization.
I originally saw this project and rejected it. It was too open ended and it just didn't "ring" for me. Later, this project came around again, and this time I said I would do it. My thanks go to Jim Minatel for keeping me in the loop and giving me another chance to jump on board with this project.
I talked to Randy Holloway, who originally came up with the concept, and I bought into his idea. In case you, the reader, haven't figured it out, the idea was to put together a book covering systems management. The plan was to cover the basics of the products normally used in systems management, how they worked together, and how each covered different organizational needs. Thanks to Randy for getting the idea and making sure I understood it as I built the outline.
As we started working on the project and the timeline, it became clear that we needed additional people. My thanks go to Telmo Sampaio. Telmo stepped up and agreed to take on some work and add his expertise. Without him, this project would have died.
The next challenges came up with some major health problems on my part and Randy's making the correct decision to place his family first. He had an addition to the family right as we were getting started, and his responsibilities really ate up his time. So, the next step was to add another person to help out. My thanks go to Marcus Oh for jumping into the middle of this and using his sheer force of will to keep things moving forward. At that time, I really couldn't provide any help or answer his questions, but he figured things out and kept on going.
The final challenge was one that I have seen in all projects: the dreaded deadline and exhaustion. This kind of project requires huge amounts of work, and it got to everyone. My thanks go to Derek Comingore for taking on a good bit of the load. Derek did a great job as the tech editor for many chapters and the author of others.
The usual thanks go to the editors and StudioB's Laura Lewin for taking care of the business of it all and for having the patience in trying times to make this project happen.
This project was completed by the sheer will of those involved. I still am amazed that it is done.
Derek Comingore is the software development manager for http://www.Hosting.com. He holds the MCAD/MCDBA Microsoft certifications, the Carnegie Mellon Personal Software Process (PSP) credential, and an AAS/BS in Computer Information Systems. In addition to his role for http://www.Hosting.com, Derek enjoys writing articles for http://www.Hosting.com's newsletter and has written his first article for MSDN (soon to be published) on leveraging SQL Server 2005 Service Broker to obtain real-time ETL. He is also starting up a new SQL Server community, http://www.sqlserver360.org, which promises to deliver a rich and rewarding experience for the SQL Server professional.
First and foremost I wish to thank my fiancée, Misty Neely, for her everlasting patience with me as I sat in front of the computer until 3 a.m. on several occasions. I love you very much. My son, Derek Steven Comingore—there is no better feeling in the world than when you come tackle Daddy when he gets home from work; you are the best gift God could ever have given me. My family also deserves much praise as they gave me a good home to grow up in with strong morals and love; their guidance continues to help me achieve higher levels of success in my life.
Jim Minatel, thank you, not only for this opportunity but also for mentoring me in the technical writing field. Jim slowly exposed me to the technical writing industry by asking me to be a technical editor for several other Wrox titles, and now a contributing author on this book. Ed Connor deserves thanks as he was under a lot of pressure when things got tight, but he "quarterbacked" the project quite well. http://www.Hosting.com, my employer, has been supportive of my technical writing, and I appreciate it. Finally, I thank Darren King, http://www.Hosting.com CEO, who continues to challenge and mentor me.
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