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Product Details

  • Series: Mastering
  • Paperback: 1104 pages
  • Publisher: Sybex; 1 edition (April 23, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470046155
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470046159
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.4 x 2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,799,259 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In-depth Coverage of Windows Vista Ultimate, Business, and Enterprise

Learn to install, configure, run, and troubleshoot the professional versions of Vista in this comprehensive new guide from two leading Windows authorities. From Vista's all-new interface, 32-bit/64-bit architecture, and advanced security features to its fantastic new capabilities for audio and video recording, editing, and broadcasting, you'll get the techniques and task-by-task instruction you need to master this dramatically different OS. Whether you have a home network or are in charge of enterprise deployments, take the plunge into Vista with confidence with this in-depth guide at your side.

Coverage includes:

  • Finding out what's new in Vista, including the user interface, IE7, and IPv6
  • Comparing Vista to the UNIX®, Linux®, and Macintosh® operating systems

  • Installing and optimizing Vista for best performance

  • Customizing your desktop and managing multiple users

  • Managing files, folders, accounts, drivers, printers, and more

  • Viewing pictures and videos and using Movie Maker

  • Using the new productivity tools, such as Windows® Calendar and Network Projector connection

  • Setting up your own network and connecting to domains

  • Using the Registry and other network administration tasks

  • Managing the Service Management Console

  • Hosting Web/FTP servers

  • Troubleshooting and fixing common errors

Learn What You Need to Master All Three Professional Editions of Vista: Ultimate, Business, and Enterprise

Perform Full Disk Encryption to Provide Ultimate Data Protection Using BitLocker

Drill Down to the Differences Between 32-Bit and 64-Bit Architectures

Boost Performance with Superfetch, ReadyBoost, andReadyDrive

Explore Enterprise Installation Setups with Business Desktop Deployment

About the Author

Mark Minasi, Virginia Beach, Virginia, MCSE, is one of the world's leading Windows authorities. He teaches classes in 15 countries and is a much sought-after speaker at conferences and industry gathering keynotes. His firm, MR&D, has taught tens of thousands of people to design and run Windows networks. Mark has written over 15 books for Sybex, including the market-leading Mastering Windows Server 2003 and The Complete PC Upgrade and Mainentance Guide, which has sold over one million copies.

John Paul Mueller is a writer and technical editor who has written over 300 articles and 70 books. His topics range from programming and operating systems to home security and accessibility. He has contributed articles to such magazines as DevSource, asp.netPro, InformIT, SQL Server Professional, Visual C++ Developer, Hard Core Visual Basic, and Visual Basic Developer.


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Maybe he used a special version that none of us used.
James Page
Far too complicated, the author seems to be showing off, had to get the "Missing Manual" and now I'm OK.
Norman J. Willis
If you want to administrate Windows Vista in a business environment, this book _IS NOT_ for you!
Craig E. Shea

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Craig E. Shea on January 9, 2008
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The title, of course, is Mastering Windows Vista Business. As the IT Manager for a smaller company and not familiar with Vista since it just came out last year and we aren't on the "bleeding edge" of technology, this seemed to be the book for me--mastering Windows Vista Business, the edition of the OS we will be using.

Well, I'm very disappointed. Especially when I see Mike Minasi as an author. This is the author who wrote _THE_ authoritative guides such as Mastering Windows NT4 Server (all 7 editions!!) and Mastering Windows Server 2003. I expected much more from this book.

This book read more like those books of yore of Mastering Windows 98 and Windows 98 for Dummies. This book is nothing more than how to do everything with Windows Vista except configuring it for a business environment. While the authors do touch on Group Policy here and there, there's nothing really business oriented to be found in any depth in this book.

Bottom line, if you have Windows Vista Home, Home Premium, or Ultimate at home (or have Vista Business but don't want to know how to configure it for a business), then this book is for you. If you generally don't know much about Windows, this book is for you. If you want to administrate Windows Vista in a business environment, this book _IS NOT_ for you!

Sorry Mark, I generally love your books and writing, but this one is a loser. Like I said, should've been titled "Windows Vista for Dummies".
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Dave on August 3, 2007
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I just finished the entire book, except the BDD section which doesn't interest me. The writing style is easy to read/follow, and Mark does his best to keep it interesting.

As I got deeper into the chapters, I found the material becoming less detailed than I needed. I would recommend the book for anyone new to Vista who wants to be exposed to all the new features. I wouldn't recommend it for someone who needs more technical information, because you will come away wanting more. This isn't a book you'd consult to solve problems, but it is a good overview of the new Vista OS.

I will be plowing into the Microsoft Resource Kit next for more depth.
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By mary on February 1, 2014
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just what I needed for classes I plan to attend. Thank you for your prompt attention in sending out this item.
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Nice book to have, when time look for ways to do things first time and the time when forgot how to do it again.
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