Active Directory Cookbook, 3rd Edition
I got my copies of the Active Directory Cookbook, 3rd Edition last week from O'Reilly. Laura E Hunter (The E is for Exemplary) did a great job taking Robbie Allen's original work and her own 2nd Edition to the next level. The book is over 1000 pages of 'recipes' for administrators and even developers to manage or manipulate Active Directory content and settings. With Windows 2008 and PowerShell added to the mix, the breadth of possible content for this book grew immensely. Laura compiled a diverse set of solutions covering Windows 2003, Windows 2003 R2, and Windows 2008. Some content applies to Windows 2000 AD going back to Robbie Allen's first edition, but that is not the focus of the book.
There is a chapter on Exchange Server, to which I was honoured to contribute. I almost messed it up though and had to recreate the chapter a second time. The Exchange chapter is about 70 pages and has many solutions for common tasks in Exchange 2003 and 2007. It really only possible to expose the tip of the iceberg in a single chapter, but hopefully there is a good sampling of Exchange 'recipes' to get started with.
Laura mentions me in the acknowledgments, but my name is misspelled. Oh, I'm used to it. For example, I wrote several chapters for the book Configuring Exchange 2000 Server by Syngress Media; enough to get a cover credit. I was already disappointed with the publisher, so having my name misspelled on the cover of my first book didn't hurt as much as I otherwise thought it might.