The book will give a brief summary of AD compared to NT 4.0 and NDS. Once the groundwork is established for AD, there will be discussions about how to implement the different components and objects within AD. After the AD is established, there will be a discussion about how AD will interact with the other network services, such as DNS, DHCP, and WINS, as well as how to properly plan for the AD infrastructure, including Group Policy Objects, Delegate Control, administrative concepts, and installation considerations. There will be tips on how to avoid the most common traps of designing and implementing AD infrastructures. The final chapter will give real world AD design examples that have been implemented by some of the largest and most well known companies in the industry.
I. THEORY BEHIND THE PRACTICE.1. Networking with NetWare.
The Importance of the Internet. The Rise in Intranets. The Ubiquitous Web. The Difference Between Static and Dynamic Web Pages. The Need for a New Kind of Tool. Presenting Visual InterDev.2. Local Area Networks.
What Is Visual InterDev? The Essence of Integration. Taking a Closer Look at the Components. How Should I Use Visual InterDev?3. Advanced NetWare Operating System Features.
Effective User Interface Design. Which Standards Should I Use? Architecture. Database.4. File Server and LAN Interfaces.
Exploring a Standard Project. Understanding the Development Process. Creating Your First Hello Web Application.5. Novell's Protocol Stack.
FrontPage Editor for Visual InterDev. The Benefits of a Visual Environment. Using the FrontPage Editor to Create Your Web Page. An Overview of a Web Page Development Team.6. Downsizing and Migration Strategies.
What Is Image Composer? Integrating Music into Your Application Using Music Producer.
II. PLANNING AND INSTALLATION.7. System Design.
Scripting for Success. VBScript Basics. Understanding Procedures. Using VBScript to Extend Your Web Page.8. System Design.
Leveraging Visual InterDev to Access Your Data. The Benefits of Database Integration. The Query Designer Makes Life Easier. Database Design-Time ActiveX Controls.9. System Design.
Using the Query Designer to Generate Your SQL. Using the Query Designer to Customize Your Queries. Creating an Update Query. Modifying the Generated SQL.10. System Design.
Using the Database Designer to Manage Your Database. Visualizing Your Database.11. General Server Errors.
Exploring HTML Forms. Exploring HTML Intrinsic Controls. Putting It All Together to Build an Application.
III. APPENDIXES.Appendix A. Glossary of NetWare Terminology.
Sams.net Home Page. Microsoft Home Page. Microsoft Visual InterDev Home Page. Microsoft Internet Information Server Home Page. Microsoft Visual Basic Home Page for Web Developers.Appendix B. Hardware and OS Capabilities and Requirements.
Installing the Client Components.Index.