Item description for Exchange 2000 .net Server Black Book by Evan Benjamin...
Exchange 2000. NET Server Black Book is a comprehensive reference to administering, configuring, and troubleshooting Exchange 2000. Written in the popular Black Book problem-solving format, the book teaches you how to utilize the new features of Exchange 2000 and SMTP. It covers migrations issues and planning for: design and integration, site topology and organization, corporate and users needs, Exchange Service selection, and disaster recovery. It has detailed coverage of how Exchange 2000 works and explains the relationship between Windows 2000 and Exchange 2000.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.44" Width: 7.34" Height: 1.98" Weight: 3.27 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2002
ISBN 1932111247 ISBN13 9781932111248
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More About Evan Benjamin
Benjamin, MCSE, MCT, CNA, A+ is an experienced author and has written material and practice test questions for several MCSE electives including Exchange 5.5 and Proxy Server.
Reviews - What do customers think about Exchange 2000 .net Server Black Book?
Useless from an admin perspective Jul 3, 2006
I was looking for a good exchange admin book and this is certainly not it. The Black Book in the title caught me but it sure was no "black book" on exchange. I was 140 pages into the book before I found a single screen shot or mention of using Exchange software. How can you offer a book on software troubleshooting with so few screenshots of the software. A lot of big word terminology that may be be good for theorists but not for solving every day exchange problems. If you need a book you can use on the job consider a book like "How to Cheat at Deploying Exchange Server 2000" by Syngress. By page 6 you have software screenshots of how to configure the software. On the other hand if you are a dyed in the wool exchange nerd whose idea of a good time is sitting alone latenights reading messaging theory and OOHing and AAHing at the author's use of strings of "ten-dollar" words then buy this book.
Don't buy this book... May 22, 2002
...if you're looking for an Exchange administrator's reference book.
Although a hefty book, with a hefty price tag, this book simply discusses Exchange in general at great length without actually telling the reader anything useful at all. The raft of casual references to other Microsoft products and programming technologies would surely bore and baffle most programme managers while the lack of specific technical information and advice means that it is useless to administrators as well.
The style is verbose and so littered with gratuitous acronyms as to be unreadable; should you make the effort to unravel a paragraph you realise that actually there is no useful information there at all.
If you're looking for help with a real world exchange environment, want to know how exchange actually works, need to learn advanced administration techniques, or have to design an environment and want some pointers then forget this book. Even the supposed "Immediate Solutions" sections simply provide facile GUI screenshots of straightforward and basic operations without providing any explanation of what is going on.
In summary: I bought this book, and wish I hadn't.
So much potential...wasted Feb 18, 2002
At first look, this book seemed impressively comprehensive in its scope and I was excited to explore its depths. However, after an hour or two of reading it, I was confused as to why I was learning so little. Then I realized, this book is full of information, yet communicates little. It has no voice. It makes no commitments and takes no risks. The authors never step from behind the curtain of its Microsoft marketing vocabulary to give personal advice, apply experience to problem solving, or explore off-the-path alternatives.
I should say that there is one message that does come out of the book. It is so permeated with "Microsoft Exchange is your ultimate savior" promotional content that I'm surprised it isn't a Microsoft Press book. If your desire is to learn how Exchange fits into the context of Microsoft's overall messaging strategy, then this book is very good. It also definitely does have a lot of information in it, expressed in Microsoft terms. But if you are looking for the so-called "popular Black Book problem-solving format", then look elsewhere. Maybe you'll find it in a Wrox or O'Reilly book.