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Going ti set up Server 2003... best books?

Discussion in 'Windows Server 2003 / 2008 / 2012 Exams' started by GiddyG, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Right... I am pressing ahead with plans to do my MCDST; however, I also want to begin to put a network together at home. This means starting out with Windows Server 2003, and pushing on with Server 2008 at some point.

    First (of many) questions is: which are the best books that will help me understand how to set it up and get AD, etc working? Should I be looking at the Self Paced Training Kits or the Resource Kits?

    All help much appreciated.

    Cheers

    John
     
  2. Starke

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    Between an MS Press study guide and a resource kit you will always find more in depth information in the resource kit and they are a great resource to have. Although most study guides will walk you through setting everything up so that may be your best bet. And if you can buy both. :)
     
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    Looks like I'll be getting both then... :D

    Thanks.
     
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    Ah, yes... Mark Minasi. Looks like another good book to get hold of.

    Thanks :D
     
  6. BosonMichael
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    Yikes! Almost putting the cart before the horse, aren't ya? :blink

    Although I haven't read it, the Minasi book is likely good.
     
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    Hi Michael.

    You know me by now... I want to start looking at it and begin to understand it and play with it... while studying for the MCDST.

    I don't intend to take the exams anytime soon (not in the next 2 weeks anyway... :biggrin), but I do want something that I can read that allows me to learn more about AD, GPOs, and give myself hands on experience.

    I don't expect to walk into a job with it, just as I wouldn't expect to walk into a job with the MCITP. 8)

    Cheers

    John
     
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    Yeah, I know... but I have to give the standard warning that I give everyone. ;) heehee!
     
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    Lol... thought you might be...

    Well, I have asked work if they can supply me with a PC to act as my server. Currently waiting on a reply. :rolleyes:

    In the meantime, I am continuing to read my Bill Ferguson Sybex book on 271 and 272... :eek:
     
  13. GiddyG

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    Ooh... I'll have a look at that as well...
     
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    have just place order £13.96 inc pp
    The back page sold it to me / Instructions screenshot.


    thanks Bluerinse for posting. Think your getting 5% from trip .)
     
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    Your welcome, and i'm expecting my usual 20% :biggrin
     
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