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Product Details

  • Paperback: 664 pages
  • Publisher: Syngress; 1 edition (March 11, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1928994067
  • ISBN-13: 978-1928994060
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 1.6 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,205,114 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Another in the series of exceptionally focused Windows 2000 books, Managing Windows 2000 Network Services takes aim at the operating system's considerable capacity to communicate with other computers across networks of various sizes and purposes. The authors of this book--a slate of highly decorated Microsoft-certified experts--pick apart the Windows 2000 networking facilities, explaining clearly how each functions.

When discussing a network service and its administration features, the authors typically combine procedures with plenty of background information (including some very high-quality conceptual diagrams). This approach allows you to complete common tasks quickly and straighten out unusual situations. You should definitely read the helpful question-and-answer sections at the end of each chapter.

A rather large typeface and a lie-flat binding make it easy to consult this book while seated at a console, with both hands occupied. Though it lacks sample tests and other features you'd normally find in a study aid, this book should prove itself of great assistance in preparing for the Implementing and Administering a Microsoft Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure (70-216) and Designing a Microsoft Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure (70-221) exams, among others. The more you know about networking for the certification exams, the better you'll do. --David Wall

Topics covered: Windows 2000 networking as it differs from earlier versions of Windows networking. Windows 2000's implementation of TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS, WINS, and virtual private network (VPN) technologies (including IPSec). Routing coverage is excellent, as is the information on effectively managing Windows 2000 networks.

About the Author

Debra Littlejohn Shinder (MCSE, MCP+I, MCT) is an instructor in the AATP program at Eastfield College, Dallas County Community College District, where she has taught since 1992. She is Webmaster for the cities of Seagoville and Sunnyvale, Texas, as well as the family Web site... She and her husband, Dr. Thomas W. Shinder, provide consulting and technical support services to Dallas area organizations. She is also the proud mom of a daughter, Kristen, who is currently serving in the U.S.

Thomas W. Shinder, M.D. (MCSE, MCP+I, MCT) is a technology trainer and consultant in the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex. Dr. Shinder has consulted with major firms, including Xerox, Lucent Technologies, and FINA Oil, assisting in the development and implementation of IP-based communications strategies. Dr. Shinder attended medical school at the University of Illinois in Chicago, and trained in neurology at the Oregon Health Sciences Center in Portland, Oregon. His fascination with interneuronal communication ultimately melded with his interest in internetworking and led him to focus on systems engineering.

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Debra Littlejohn Shinder has lived a somewhat interesting (at least to her) life and she's always had plenty to say about it. The biggest frustration of her life is the fact that it's gone by so quickly and is way too short to do and be everything that she'd like.

As a child, she aspired to be an artist for a time, because she loved to draw pictures and make up stories about them. Later, around junior high school (yes, she's so old that it wasn't called middle school back then), she thought about being a doctor or a research scientist when she became fascinated with the idea of bio-engineering, and started a (not very good) novel about recombinant DNA monsters long before Dean Koontz and other best-selling authors tackled the subject.

In high school, her aspirations turned to journalism, and she was editor of the school newspaper and literary magazine. In college, her love of words blossomed into an ability to speak them as well as write them, and her experience on the debate team led her to think about getting into politics. For a while, she considered becoming an attorney. Around the same time, she discovered computers, first in the form of the IBM and Wang word processors, and discovered that she loved playing with them. She still has her ancient Commodore VIC-20, C-64 and original IBM PC (with giant 10 MB hard disk) in a box in the garage.

Marriage and the birth of her daughter sent Deb's life off in a whole different direction, but she never stopped creating new worlds with words. For a while, she even aspired to be a songwriter (and named her son Kris after one of her favorites), and she still has a file drawer full of original song lyrics - some of which are awful, whereas a few (she thinks) are actually pretty good.

Despite the challenges of being a mom to her two great kids, Deb has managed to live many of her career dreams, at least for a while. One of her first jobs, as a short time, was as a professional photographer, back in the days when the top of the line Nikon didn't even have a built-in light meter. She soon found that there was more (or at least more stable) money to be made in the legal field, and spent several years as a paralegal - which cured her of the idea of someday going to law school.

Following in the footsteps of her dad, who retired from the City of Dallas with 32 years of service, she moved on to public administration, and was City Secretary, Personnel Director and assistant city administrator for a couple of small towns in Texas. In those positions, she learned how local government works and saw things that needed changing, and she ran for City Council in her hometown. She served two years as an elected official, was appointed Public Safety Commissioner and was exposed to - and fell in love with - law enforcement.

She then made the surprising decision (to her family and friends) to go to the police academy, where she graduated as valedictorian of her class. Her (soon to be ex) husband wasn't thrilled with the idea of being married to a cop, and she found herself raising her kids (with a huge amount of help from her own mom and dad) as a single mother.

Although she worked patrol for a while, Deb realized her real talent in the L.E. field was teaching others, and spent the next five years doing just that. She was employed as a training coordinator and instructor at the North Central Texas Regional Police Academy in Arlington, and taught at the Criminal Justice Training Center at Eastfield College. Then her life took another unexpected detour.

She moved to Little Rock, AR in 1995 when she married her husband, Dr. Thomas Shinder, whom she had met online. That's when she started to get really serious about her computer hobby. Tom was tired of practicing medicine and Deb was getting burned out on police work, so together they turned their love of computers and technology into a dual mid-life career change, and studied together to earn their MCSEs.

It was the right decision at the right time. They started doing web design and network consulting for small businesses and municipalities, and soon were teaching network engineering classes at Eastfield College, Deb's old "stomping ground". They still teach part-time on occasion and have written five books together and contributed to over thirty others. Deb has written two books on her own, "Computer Networking Essentials" for Cisco Press and "Scene of the Cybercrime" ( for Syngress Publishing. Tom went on to become the ISA Server guru and "head perpetrator" of, but had to give up the site when he became a full-time Microsoft employee in 2009. Deb took over his duties there, along with writing articles and blogging for and, all of which are sponsored by TechGenix.

For ten years, Deb was editor of the popular WinXPNews (, and later VistaNews ( and then Win7News ( for Sunbelt Software. She has been an editor and writer for the Windows Server Security journal (, a writer for TechRepublic, CNET and various other tech publications. She currently writes GFI's PatchCentral blog and contributes articles to their Talk Tech To Me blog. Deb has done contract work for Microsoft, Intel, HP and other hardware and software companies.

She has been named an MVP (Most Valuable Professional) by Microsoft for eleven years in a row. Deb also contracts to provide whitepapers, Web content, product documentation and marketing material for a number of other large and small software and hardware companies, and both Deb and Tom have been invited to speak at technical conferences all over the country. Deb has combined her police and computer expertise to teach and write about computer forensics, and she's fascinated by cryptography and currently specializes in network security technologies and issues. She still keeps a finger in the law enforcement "pie," serving as a board member (and former chair) of the Criminal Justice Training Advisory board at Eastfield College and on the editorial board of the Journal of Police Crisis Negotiations, and she stays involved in a number of international law enforcement groups.

In addition to her government, police and computer experience, Deb has written fiction, poetry and songs, has delivered 12 babies and assisted at over 30 other births as a midwife's assistant, and loves to read and learn about new things. Some of her interests include Russian history (especially the Romanov period), submarine warfare and Naval operations, home theater, digital photography, bird watching and gourmet cooking (especially Italian).

Deb is the luckiest person she knows. She's never won the lottery (yet), but in addition to being born to the best parents in the world and marrying the greatest guy in the world, she was lucky enough to give birth to the two most fantastic kids in the world. Her daughter has been in the U.S. Navy since 1997, and is currently stationed in San Diego after stints in Afghanistan and Diego Garcia. Her son is a graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas and has traveled around the country and overseas, teaching chess and working as a chess analyst and "second" to Hikaru Nakamura, the U.S. Chess Champion.

Deb is a political conservative on fiscal and Constitutional issues and a libertarian on most social issues. She enjoys lively debate and regularly annoys both Democrats and Republicans with her views. Deb and Tom live in their dream house overlooking Lake Ray Hubbard east of Dallas, Texas and enjoy traveling to Europe, the Caribbean and their new favorite home-away-from-home, Alaska.

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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 19, 2000
Format: Paperback
There are some books you like, some books you don't like, and some books you think are *really* special. I put "Managing Windows 2000 Network Services" into into the *really* special group.
The Networking components of Windows 2000 are radically different from those we're used to working with in Windows NT 4.0. For those old familiar services, like DHCP, WINS, and DNS, the interfaces have all changed significantly. What you used to be able to do without thinking can become a trial by fire in Windows 2000.
The user interface is not the only thing that's changed. DHCP has new functionality such as support for Vendor and User classes, integration with Dynamic DNS where it can update Host (A) records and Pointer (PTR) records for DHCP clients. The new WINS server allows replication partners to maintain persistent connections with replication partners, and the formerly arduous task of manually tombstoning records is just a mouse click away. DNS has radically changed, and now supports dynamic updates of Host and Pointer records. More importantly, The Windows 2000 Dynamic DNS service takes the place of WINS as the primary domain locator for Windows 2000 clients.
In addition to the old services we are all accustomed to, some of the "add-on" features to NT 4.0 are now part of the base networking subsystem in Windows 2000. The Routing and Remote Access Service has a brand new interface and now supports RIP versions 1 and 2 and OSPF right out of the box. Routes can now be configured via the GUI interface, rather than having to go to the command line.
Windows 2000 is the first Microsoft operating system to provide the tremendously valuable services provided by L2TP/IPSec.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 2, 2000
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I got this book because my employer wants me to start deploying Win2k networks for our consulting business ASAP. I don't have time to take classes but I really needed a good book on how the network stuff is different in win2k. This book has ALL the details and great real world examples that I can use on the job. I've read the shinder's emails on the saluki list and think they know their stuff pretty well. The book was as easy to understand as their posts to the list. I definitely give this book a "high five".
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 25, 2014
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I have to say I really got my moneys worth out of this book. Worth every penny, or both pennies actually. Thank you Amazon.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Peter Lincoln on July 13, 2000
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Excellent book. I've read a number of Windows 2000 books from many different authors/publishers. Some good, some Ok, some not so good. This is one of the great ones. There is a wonderful chapter on TCP/IP 2000- which is obviously a foundation for Win 2000. I found myself reading this chapter numerous times as it delves into QoS, IPSec, Arp, DNS Caching, etc. This is followed by great sections on DHCP, DNS,Developing a WINS strategy, etc. As many of us get ready to take the MCSE2000 exams, this is one of the books that will provide a ton of value in one's studies- and will remain on my shelf for reference.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Harold McFarland HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on April 27, 2002
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While I have read and reviewed many books on Windows 2000, this is the first one that I have read from this particular publisher. It is one of the best books and compares to the likes of Mark Minasi's works. As the title indicates, this book concentrates strictly on the networking services of Windows 2000. It covers all the typical items of DHCP, DNS, WINS, etc. in a very organized and detailed manner allowing you to quickly setup the services and get it right the first time. It does an excellent job of explaining how the services work with each other and the problems an administrator might encounter.
Although not designed as a test preparation book, the book could be used for that purpose. In my opinion it is much better than a test preparation book that tells you what answers to put where on an exam, it is a real-life problem solving book with the answers to the questions that you will have in reality instead of on an exam.
There is one more thing that is unique about the book and publisher. When you purchase a Syngress title you are given a unique warranty against content obsolescence as the result of vendor upgrades. If there is a vendor upgrade and you need to get the new information or changes to the information then you can download chapter updates directly from the Syngress web site. In addition you can sign up for monthly mailings of customer questions and the detailed explanations. Finally, you get a free membership to Access.GlobalKnowledge - an information source for IT professionals.
What a deal! An excellent book, a warranty against becoming outdated three months after you read it and access to an informative and helpful web site. This is a book that should be on every administrator's bookshelf and the extras just make it an even greater value.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 5, 2000
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i liked this book because it had lots of practices and hands on things i could do and it also had a lot of details about how the W2K networking works compared to NT. I thought W2K would be easy since i know NT well but i learned its a lot different. This is good at showing how the new W2K works. I think everyone would learn a lot by reading this easy to read book that never put me to sleep :)
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