If it's true that, as Mies van der Rohe said, "God is in the details," then a network is a very holy place indeed. A network administrator's job consists of masses of details, and if you're to cope, you must find ways of handling and tracking them. Microsoft Windows 2000 supplies plenty of tools for this, including ones that allow you to delegate tasks to other users or groups, use scripts to automate tasks, and schedule tasks to run periodically. Nevertheless, administering a network is still largely a process of planning and organization, and in that area there's no substitute for brainpower. This chapter discusses some of the tools that can help in the daily business of network management.