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Novell's Guide To NetWare? 5 Networks

Renowned NetWare consultants Jeffrey Hughes and Blair Thomas have compiled the master NetWare 5 reference -- Novell's Guide to NetWare® 5 Networks. With more than 1,500 pages of NetWare 5 coverage, Novell's Guide to NetWare 5 Networks touches all the bases including Pure IP, Novell Directory Services®, Novell Distributed Print Services™, NetWare 4.11 migration,™, and Netscape FastTrack Server® for NetWare. Hughes and Thomas, both of whom are master CNEs and Senior Consultants for Novell Consulting Services, also explain how to implement a security infrastructure using NICI, configure your NetWare clients, tune the NetWare 5 operating system, design an effective NDS™ tree, and troubleshoot partition operations. Three CD-ROMs accompany Novell's Guide to NetWare 5 Networks with complete NetWare 5 online documentation, a Visio® Solution Pack for NDS, and a three-user version of NetWare 5.

Hardcover: 1594 pages

Publisher: Wiley (February 17, 1999)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0764545442

ISBN-13: 978-0764545443

Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 2.7 x 9.2 inches

Shipping Weight: 5.4 pounds

Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Hughes and Thomas basically accomplish their stated goal " will learn basic to complex concepts and rules on the aspects of NetWare 5"(p.xii). As expected from these authors, there's a heavy emphasis on NDS design and implementation. I wanted more comprehensive coverage of Z.E.N., FastTrack web server, and setting up NDPS. This is not an administrator's handbook, nor a test-prep. But if you're a CNA/CNE looking for a reliable, comprehensive overview of NetWare 5, this is it.

The book seems directed at those considering an installation or upgrade. It lacks detailed information on any of the services that come in the box. It is not the detailed CNE's desktop reference that I was looking for. The book give little more information than the online documentation CD from Novell.

Good book but lacks detailed info on Netscape Fast track web server. The converage on NDS is excellent but needed more info on NDPS and Zenworks

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