Active Directory server 2003 books

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    Hey all.

    I'm trying to learn server 2003 and AD. anyone know of any good books to get for it?

    I have seen some crash course books that teach you the basics in like 15 hours, but I'm not sure if its any good.

    other than that book, searching on amazon gives a lot of books, but mixed reviews ranging from.."this book is the greatest, it will be my reference book for years to come" to "this book is about upgrading from 2000 to 2003, this book is useless for beginners", which arent too helpful.

    im mainly looking for GP, AD, dns, dhcp, r&r access, vpn, exchange, backups, reading logs, etc..normal stuff me thinks.

    any book suggestions?

    thanks in advance.
     
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    Look at MS's MCSE guides.
     
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    if i actually take the MCSE test...how often does it get updated?

    dont want to drop the money now if its going to be updated soon


    thanks for the help so far
     
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    Well considering WS2008 is out, I would focus on that instead.
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Sitting on my desk at work :bigthumb:

    (collecting dust however...)
     
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    reason im going for 2003, is 1) i have a home server setup already using 2003, and looking to mess around with it, and 2) lots of IT jobs where i am are for 2003. so i minus whale learn it.
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    There's nothing really in 2003 that isn't in 2008 though - the concepts are all the same.

    The book comes with a trial version of both 2003 and exchange (or mabe exchange was thru MS - can't remember).
     
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    For that very reason I have to agree with you -- smarter to get the MCSE on 2003 and then take the two upgrade exams to become an MCITP on 2008. Then you have credentials for both, and companies that are still running 2003 but looking to migrate to 2008 would find you to be a favorable candidate.

    While most of the same basic functions are there, the UI is actually quite a bit different for some tasks than 2003 (one big example being IIS 7 versus IIS 6).
     

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