New Microsoft Small Business Server Book Announced

Monday, July 11, 2005 | News | Microsoft & .NET

Packt Publishing has just released details of a new book on Microsoft Small Business Server (SBS) 2003. Unlike the majority of books on SBS, �Microsoft Small Business Server SBS 2003: A Clear and Concise Administrator's Reference� adopts a more manageable approach, focusing on the specifics needed to maintain a Microsoft Small Business Server.

Microsoft Small Business Server 2003 is the fourth release of the all-in-one server solution from Microsoft. By combining all of the commonly used servers into a single package, Microsoft makes it easier and cheaper for small business and branch offices to run a fully featured network.

Despite its name and pricing, SBS is actually a very powerful tool capable of supporting workgroups of up to 75 users in a range of complex tasks. At the entry level it can be set up and configured to run a small office with a limited range of server requirements.

Historically, the giant body of official documentation has been a daunting introduction to SBS for new and experienced systems administrators and users alike. This book however is a quick and efficient route through the software and the perfect companion to keep with you as you set up the system, maintain it day to day, and troubleshoot the various issues that arise.

The book is comprehensive in its coverage of all the features of SBS 2003, but lean and effective in its style. All the common admin tasks are outlined and step-by-step instructions are given. Everything that you need to get the job done and move on is included in the book.

This book is aimed at in-house administrators and IT specialists responsible for all aspects of network administration and support, working in offices and organisations for which the all-in-one SBS solution makes sense. It covers each of the services provided in the SBS package. For each server, the most common tasks are walked through step-by-step. Each step is carefully explained and clearly illustrated. The approach is logical and easy to follow.

Microsoft Small Business Server SBS 2003: A Clear and Concise Administrator's Reference will be released in August, for more information, please visit: www.PacktPub.com/book/sbs 


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