*Windows 2000 network design, the professional way!*Build better, more efficient, more secure networks from the ground up*Featuring examples from the author's own designs and installationsFast, solid, and secure Windows 2000 networks don't happen by chance--they happen by design!It's not the hardware. It's not even the software ...by far, the most vital component of any Windows 2000 network is the design work performed before it goes online. Drawing on his extensive experience in designing Windows 2000 networks for major companies, top networking expert Ed Wilson explains everything you need to do before you connect even a single cable. With real-world examples, deployment options, and scenario-based solutions from actual cases, Wilson guides you through the entire design process. When you roll out your network, you'll know you've left nothing to chance.Taking a unique project management approach, Designing Windows 2000 Networks covers preliminary considerations, migration and deployment strategies, business considerations, technology integration, domain management, security concerns, and troubleshooting, as well as Active Directory, DNS issues, DHCP, WINS, and more.
Best of all, Designing Windows 2000 Networks comes with Wilson's hands-on style and trademark sense of humor. You'll not only learn more than you thought there was to know about Windows 2000 network design, you'll have fun doing so. This book was written to give a thorough, working knowledge of the topic, including how to design a network that will:*Meet your company's cost and operational goals*Allow for a smooth migration from your present system*Be performance and security optimized*Provide for straightforward troubleshootingNetwork administrators, consultants, system architects, technicians, and anyone else thinking about deploying a Windows 2000 network will find Designing Windows 2000 Networks an indispensable companion. Using real-world examples, author Ed Wilson, a top authority on designing and implementing Windows 2000 networks, shows you exactly what to anticipate at every step along the way, from planning to migration to implementation to troubleshooting and beyond.
ED WILSON is a senior networking specialist with Full Service Networking, a Microsoft Solution Provider Partner in Cincinnati, Ohio. One of the nation's leading authorities on deploying Windows 2000 networks, Wilson's roster of clients includes a variety of both Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 companies. He is the author of An Administrator's Guide to Windows 2000 TCP/IP Networks and Network Monitoring and Analysis: A Protocol Approach to Troubleshooting, both for Prentice Hall PTR, and has contributed to several other networking books. He holds several key certifications, including MCSE Internet, MCT, CCNA, and Master ASE.
Foreword. Preface. I. PRELIMINARY CONSIDERATIONS. 1. A Quick Overview. First Things First. What are the Expectations? The Business Case. Understand Your Environment. Architect for Success. Focus on Technology Integration. Chapter Review. In the Next Chapter. II. Migration Strategies. 2. Planning a Migration. Relationship of Namespace. DNS Planning Considerations. AD Sizing. Domain Design Considerations. Evaluating Existing Network Infrastructure. Evaluating Existing Servers. Evaluating Existing Desktops. Chapter Review. In the Next Chapter. 3. Selecting a Migration Strategy. Developing a Migration Strategy. Choosing between Upgrade Paths. Evaluate the Order for the Migration. Migration Process. Upgrade Considerations. Why Go Native? Chapter Review. In the Next Chapter. 4. Group Policy Planning. Group Policy Backgrounder. Deployment Planning Scenarios. Chapter Review. In the Next Chapter. 5. Lowering Desktop TCO. Scenarios for Lowering Desktop TCO. Change and Configuration Management. Managing Change. Group Policy Considerations. Scope of Management. Group Policy Best Practice. Chapter Review. In the Next Chapter. III. Implementing Migration Strategies. 6. Sample Windows 2000 Migration. Technical Requirements. The Impact of AD. Desktop Support Issues. Design the Directory Service Architecture. Chapter Review. In the Next Chapter. IV. UNDERSTANDING THE COMPONENTS. 7. Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. DHCP Backgrounder. DHCP Building Blocks. New Features in Windows 2000 DHCP. Installing the DHCP Server Service. Creating DHCP Multicast Scopes. Managing and Monitoring DHCP. Troubleshooting a DHCP Server. Chapter Review. In the Next Chapter. 8. Windows Internet Naming System. Understanding WINS. Installing WINS. Configuring WINS. Troubleshooting WINS. Chapter Review. In the Next Chapter. 9. Windows 2000 DNS. A Look at the Namespace. DNS Concepts. Implementation Details. Chapter Review. In the Next Chapter. 10. Active Directory. Managing AD Operations. Chapter Review. In the Next Chapter. 11. Interoperability and Migration. Consider the Possibilities. Exchange 2000 Integration. Chapter Review. In the Next Chapter. V. Troubleshooting. 12. Troubleshooting. Troubleshooting AD. Troubleshooting Group Policy. Chapter Review. Appendix A: Well-Known TCP and UDP Port Numbers. Appendix B: Command Line Utilities. Appendix C: Troubleshooting Common Network Errors. Runt / Long Frames. CRC or FCS Errors. Collisions. Late Collisions. Appendix D: NetBIOS Suffixes. Appendix E: Group Policy Result. Glossary. Index.
Designing Windows 2000 Networks takes a project management approach to network design. This method ensures that all variables are accounted for and addressed before the network leaves the drawing board. Author Ed Wilson, a noted authority on Windows 2000 networks, uses examples drawn from real-world installations to illustrate the various aspects of good network design.
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