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Tony Northrup and Orin Thomas
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The author's name appears on the cover of a book, but the author is only one member of a large team. This particular book started with a call from Neil Salkind of Studio B- a respected author himself, with far more credits to his name than I ever hope to achieve. Neil, and a team at Studio B that included Jackie Coder, David Rogelberg, and Stacey Barone, worked closely with Rajni Gulati at Microsoft to put together the team that would create this book.
I have to thank Marzena Makuta, my editor, for being remarkably patient while I learned the correct style for a Microsoft Press training kit. Rebecca Davis did a great job of keeping me (and probably everyone else!) on schedule, even when the schedule needed to be adjusted. I was fortunate enough to have two technical reviewers for this book: Jim Fuchs and Randall Galloway. The technical accuracy of this book is a result of their incredible attention to detail.
Mick Alberts, my copyeditor, helped me get the terminology straight and educated me on the difference between patches and updates. The composition team, led by Dan Latimer, handled the layout of the book. Bill Teel processed the (many, many) screenshots, and Joel Panchot created the artwork from my drawings and diagrams. The proofing team, led by Sandi Resnick, helped to make this book readable by fixing many errors that I never even knew I made.
Many people helped with this book even though they weren't formally part of the team. Kurt Dillard, one of the top security experts at Microsoft and a close friend of mine, lent his expertise many times and helped to ensure that my recommendations were consistent with those of Microsoft. My friends, especially Tara Banks, Kristin Cavour, Eric and Alyssa Faulkner, Chris and Diane Geggis, Bob Hogan, Samuel Jackson, Khristina Jones, Tom Keegan, and Eric Parucki, helped me enjoy my time away from the keyboard. More than anyone, I have to thank my wife Erica for being so patient during many long days of writing. Erica's family, Mike, Michelle, Sandi, and Raymond Edson, as always, kept me in good spirits during the holidays (and by 'spirits,' I mean liquor).
It makes a huge difference when you consider the people you work with to be friends. Having a great team not only improves the quality of the book; it makes it a more enjoyable experience. Writing this book was my most enjoyable project yet, and I hope I get the chance to work with everyone in the future.
I would like to thank my wonderful wife Oksana for her support during the writing process. I would also like to thank our son Rooslan for making fatherhood so easy and fun. Finally, I want to thank the entire Certtutor.net tutor team, who offer great free advice to people who want to get certified.
About the Authors
Tony Northrup, MCSE and CISSP, is a consultant and author living in the Boston, Massachusetts, area. During his seven years as Principal Systems Architect at BBN/Genuity, he was ultimately responsible for the reliability and security of hundreds of Windows- based servers and dozens of Windows domains-all connected directly to the Internet. Needless to say, Tony learned the hard way how to keep Windows systems safe in a hostile environment. Tony has authored and co-authored many books on Windows and networking, from NT Network Plumbing in 1998 to the Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Performance and Troubleshooting Guide. Tony has also written several papers for Microsoft TechNet, covering firewalls, ASP.NET, and other security topics.
Orin Thomas is a writer, editor, and systems administrator who works for the certification advice Web site Certtutor.net. His work in IT has been varied: he's done everything from providing first-level networking support to acting in the role of systems administrator for one of Australia's largest companies. He was co-author of the MCSA/MCSE self-paced training kit for Exam 70-290 and co-editor of the MCSA/MCSE self-paced training kits for exams 70-292 and 70-296, both by Microsoft Press. He holds the MCSE, CCNA, CCDA, and Linux+ certifications. He holds a bachelor's degree in Science with honors from the University of Melbourne and is currently working toward the completion of a PhD in Philosophy of Science.
Each computer must have the following minimum configuration. All hardware should be on the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Hardware Compatibility List.
Computer with 550 MHz or higher processor recommended; 133 MHz minimum required in the Intel Pentium/Celeron family or the AMD K6/Athlon/Duron family
256 MB RAM or higher recommended; 128 MB minimum required memory
1.25 to 2 GB free hard disk space
CD-ROM drive or DVD-ROM drive
Super VGA (800x600) or higher-resolution monitor recommended; VGA or hardware that supports console redirection required
Keyboard and Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device or hardware that supports console redirection
Additionally, one of the chapters requires you to have a wireless access point available.
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
For some exercises, you will need the following:
Microsoft Windows XP to simulate a network client operating system
Microsoft Exchange Server 2000 or later
Microsoft SQL Server 2000 or later
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