Item description for Exchange 2000 Server On Site by Goran Husman...
Exchange 2000 Server On Site is a complete reference to planning, deploying, configuring, and troubleshooting Exchange 2000 in any size organization. The book includes step-by-step instructions for important configurations. It focuses on SMTP and helps administrators understand how it works in Exchange. The book is helpful for administrators, IT managers, and consultants considering implementation and shows how to migrate from Exchange 5.x to Exchange 2000. It has detailed information and illustrations of how Exchange 2000 works and explains the relationship between Windows 2000 and Exchange 2000.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.42" Width: 7.32" Height: 2.08" Weight: 3.42 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2002
ISBN 1932111220 ISBN13 9781932111224
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More About Goran Husman
Goran Husman is a true computer nerd who started his career as a computer programmer in 1978. After working as a C and Fortran developer for a medical university and later a large telecom company, he started his own consulting company in 1989. Due to market demands he soon switched his focus from UNIX to the MS environment and from developing code to implementing large e-mail systems and building information systems. Goran has also been hired as a computer trainer since the beginning of 1980. In 1993 he became one of the first certified MS Certified Trainers (MCT) in Sweden, and he has regularly conducted MS courses ever since. He is also certified by Microsoft as an MCP (with the number 2888) and an MSCE. His great engagement in e-mail systems awarded him status as Sweden's first MS Exchange MVP (Most Valuable Professional) by Microsoft. He switched his focus to MS SharePoint in 2003, and in January 2006 Microsoft awarded him status as Sweden's first SharePoint Portal Server MVP, which was renewed in January 2007. Goran has written a large amount of training material for the Swedish market over the years, and in 2001 his book "Exchange 2000 Server on Site" was released in the United States. In 2006 his book "Beginning SharePoint Administration" was released by Wrox. He is also frequently a speaker at conferences and seminars. Today Goran divides his time between consulting contracts, training, leading his company Human Data, and from time to time writing books. Oh, and he is also the proud father of six great kids from the ages of 6 to 28, which may be his greatest achievement in life.
Reviews - What do customers think about Exchange 2000 Server On Site?
OK if you are upgrading from 5.5 Jun 26, 2002
This book is more of an overview of Exchange 2000 as compared to 5.5. Its not going to be very helpful if you are looking for the nitty gritty, and its not going to be helpful if you aren't already an Exchange admin. Also, its not a good reference book, and is only useful if you read it through.
Buy this one! May 24, 2002
I like this book. I work as an Exchange consultant and I use the book a lot, both as a reference guide and to get new ideas. I think the level is great, not too much "click here, click there" (just guidelines to good problem solving). I can definitely recommend this book, maybe not to the absolute beginners but for sure to every Exchange administrator with anger to take the system to a greater level. A great thing about this book is the comparison between old versions and the current version.
Concerning the bad index someone wrote about, I know that was a mistake by Coriolis (the publishers) but all the books with a non matching index should be destroyed, if you got a book with a bad index from this site just return the book and get a new one.
Do not try and use as a reference May 16, 2002
Notwithstanding the long and mainly complimentary review currently posted about this book, potential purchasers should be aware of a MAJOR drawback in the copy I purchased - The Index bears NO RELATION WHATSOEVER to the contents of the book. Therefore, while the book does contain some good information, it is only good to read through and not to use as a reference book for when you need that key piece of info, unless you are prepared to locate the chapter and skim thru it - unacceptable in my opinion. The 800 # for Coriolis (the publishers) was also out of service when I attempted to call them about it.
In my opinion a better book, that I have read also, is Exchange Server 2000: The Complete Reference published by Osbourne - more detail, clearer examples and a whole chapter on migration/upgrade and co-existence with v5.5 which is vital unless your organisation is relatively small. AND it's cheaper!!!
The other I would consider, on recommendation from others, would be the Sybex Exchange book in the great "Mastering...." series. I'm told it's good and I can believe it - the Windows 2000 Server book in the same series by Minasi is the absolute bible in my view - no-one should be without a copy.
Great medium level book but lacking in a couple of areas Dec 12, 2001
Summary: Easy and logical to read book. Author stresses architecture and processes over simply point-and-click. Packed with good field-learned lessons. Written for readers with experience with previous releases of Exchange. Lacks in two areas: weak in coexistence and migration (especially with the ADC) and lacks database maintenance and recovery section.
I have worked with Exchange in its previous releases for over four years in the capacity of support, consulting, and presales. When I was first learning that product, I felt that there really weren't any good books written on Exchange. I found that to be true with Exchange 2000 as well - most of the books are point-and-click books. However, this book by Goran Husman is very different.
Why is it that I like this book? This book focuses on the architecture and processes of Exchange 2000. I'm a firm believer that whatever product you decide to implement, understanding what happens under the hood will help you make the best decisions on how to implement, and if something goes wrong, how to troubleshoot. An excellent example is how the author explained the internal mail flow, Advanced Queuing engine, and Event Sinks.
This book is really written for a reader with a moderate understanding of previous versions of Exchange. The author very effectively uses comparisons between, for example, the old Site topology with the new Administrative Groups and Routing Groups. However, I think it may be more difficult for someone without knowledge previous versions of Exchange to appreciate this method.
Here and there, the author also includes many of the real-world learned experiences. This is where I believe you can tell one author who writes books from another who has been in the field. For example, the author mentioned that in the middle of the life of Exchange 5.5, the storage engine rereads the database up to 16 times before marking a bad database page (the kiss-of-death 1018 error). I know this may be a minute detail, but for those of us who have been in the front lines, it's great to know that the author you're reading is also from the trenches.
The author also brings a lot of history into this book that may not be Exchange-exclusive. There's a whole section on RFC's and which ones Exchange uses. Also, there's a long discussion on DNS in the mail space. For most of us who've worked with messaging for awhile, this can be a nice refresher, but do realize that maybe you may think this is fluff.
On the downside, I was hoping for more information about coexistence and migration. The author mentioned a few methods that are basically Microsoft-recommended methods. The Active Directory Connector section was, in my opinion, too much "how-to" and lacking the "why," compared to the other parts of this book. As most organizations already have one form of messaging platform or another, and given that most migrations to Exchange 2000 will be from previous versions, I'd expected some scenario examples here.
Also, the author does not spend any time writing about database recovery in depth. There's no mention of eseutil besides some header dumps and no mention of isinteg at all. One of the nice things, theoretically, about Exchange 2000 now is that you can have multiple mail stores, allowing for data partitioning and reduced downtime. However, stores in the same Storage Groups all share the same logs, which can be interesting if you have to restore an older-than-last full backup and be able to roll the logs forward or perform an eseutil /p without affecting the other stores in the Storage Group. I believe all of this deserves a full chapter.
Altogether, I find this book to be extremely easy and logical to read. The content is really medium level but packed with sound advice from the field. If you're like me where you've had experience with the previous releases of Exchange and would like to learn the new features and architecture of Exchange 2000, this book is a great start for you.