Industrial-Sized Deals TextBTS15 Shop Women's Fall Denim Learn more nav_sap_SWP_6M_fly_beacon Rob Thomas Storm Fire TV Stick Find the Best Purina Pro Plan for Your Pet Shop Popular Services Home Theater Setup Plumbing Services Assembly Services Shop all furious7 furious7 furious7  Amazon Echo Fire HD 6 Kindle Voyage Assassin's Creed Syndicate Big Savings in the Amazon Fall Sportsman Event Deal of the Day

Windows 8 Administration Pocket Consultant 1st Edition

27 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0735666139
ISBN-10: 073566613X
Why is ISBN important?
ISBN
This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.
Scan an ISBN with your phone
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Buy used
$3.46
Buy new
$30.95
More Buying Choices
17 New from $11.99 23 Used from $3.46
Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


InterDesign Brand Store Awareness Rent Textbooks
$30.95 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Only 4 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Windows 8 Administration Pocket Consultant + Windows 7 Administrator's Pocket Consultant
Price for both: $52.89

Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

William R. Stanek is a Microsoft MVP with 20+ years of experience in system management and advanced programming. He is an award-winning author who’s written more than 100 books, including Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Pocket Consultant and Windows Server 2008 Inside Out. He is the series editor for the Pocket Consultant line of books.

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE


Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Series: Pocket Consultant
  • Paperback: 672 pages
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press; 1 edition (September 26, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 073566613X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0735666139
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.4 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #466,509 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Philip M. White on October 29, 2012
Format: Paperback
The best way to think of Stanek's Windows 8 Administration Pocket Consultant (O'Reilly Media) is to ignore the "pocket" part. At 672 pages, it's much closer to the "______ Bible" end of the scale.

And true to the Bible end of the scale, this book truly covers a huge landscape in surprising detail. As I was reading through the material, I got the feeling that this is basically an offline version of Microsoft's TechNet, a vast knowledge base (among other resources) for IT professionals. In the several weeks of using Windows 8, I've perused several TechNet articles about this-or-that. I've found a similar level of thoroughness in this book, for topics ranging from generic to highly exotic.

The difference between TechNet and this book: the latter is portable, better organized, features screenshots, and provides step-by-step instructions where possible.

This leads into my only annoyance with this book. Presumably the audience is an IT professional, or at least a power user. I often feel that the author is too thorough for this audience. He leaves absolutely no room for ambiguity. For example, in Chapter 5 there's a 13-step procedure for enforcing a certain behavior for Group Policy scripts. For 11 of those steps, the author makes sure to tell you, "Tap or click OK." As another example, almost anywhere there's a possibility to save a password (such as in a wireless network security dialog), the author adds a SECURITY ALERT informing the reader that this is a poor security practice. No wonder the book is 672 pages long.

On the other hand, I marvel at the wide variety of topics that William Stanek managed to cover in only 672 pages. I found information on how to create a master image of Windows 8.
Read more ›
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
16 of 20 people found the following review helpful By M. Hinzo on October 7, 2012
Format: Paperback
I wanted to get a head start on Windows 8 so picked up this book and another book. This is the better of the two and the only true "secrets" book. I've more highlight in this book in two weeks than I have for any other book before. Many secrets and insider tips. It's say administrator but anyone can learn from this.

Chapter 1 - 3 are on installing, running, configuring and customizing Windows 8. These alone are worth the price of the book.

Chapter 4 will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about how your computer starts and how to configure start up.

Chapter 5 and 6 will tell you about policies and preferences for business computers.

Chapter 7 will tell you how to create account and keep your credentials stored.

Chapter 8 will tell you how to install applications and troubleshoot when something happens.

Chapter 9 will tell you all about hardware devices and how to connect and configure them.

Chapter 10 will tell you how to get and give remote assistance, maintain your computer, resolve problems, back up and recovery.

Chapter 11 will tell you about encryption and how you can use it.

Chapter 12 will tell you how to install and manage disks, burn dvds and fix disk problems.

Chapter 13-14 will tell you about file permissions and folder sharing, offline files and disk quotas.

Chapter 15-16 are on networking and configuring your connections.

I learned more in the first three chapters of this book than I did from the whole other book. If you want to know Windows 8 left, right, up, down, and sideways this is the book. I recommend it.
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Injun on January 2, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I just received this book with great anticipation. I was very disappointed. Windows 8 is a major release, one of the most significant in Windows history, and includes significant new capabilities. Not the least of these is the new Metro environment for tablets or multi-touch devices. Searching the index for any of these terms yields virtually nothing. Some of the other most important Windows 8 capabilities (to me) are completely missing from this book. It may be a matter of expectations. However, the intended audience includes "accomplished users who are intending to configure and maintain Windows 8". I am basically a home user and have been working with Windows for several years. I consider myself at an intermediate level of expertise. I am my own system administrator and I intend to configure and maintain Windows 8. I have been reading about very interesting capabilities in Windows 8 and just installed it on two machines in my home. I was looking for comprehensive documentation on how to get the most out of the new features and capabilities offered by Windows 8. I view this book as a warmed over Windows 7--Windows XP book that reflects little to no effort to present the exciting new Windows 8 features.
For example, I want to use one of my systems as a server for robust centralized file storage for documents and multimedia files. I would also like to simplify and improve my backup for the 5 or 6 systems on my home network. And I want to use a Windows 8 machine to stream movies, video and music to my Xbox. Finally, I would like to be able to access my files when I am on vacation and traveling. So I expected a whole section on how to configure Storage Spaces and about thin provisioning and resiliency.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Windows 8 Administration Pocket Consultant
This item: Windows 8 Administration Pocket Consultant
Price: $30.95
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Want to discover more products? Check out these pages to see more: operating systems, william stanek windows server 2012