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Microsoft Windows Vista Management and Administration by Scott Chimner, James Walker, Andrew Abbate

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Introduction

Over the years, we’ve written numerous books on applications, operating systems, messaging systems, and security products. All that time we were intimately aware of the fact that there was a lack of focus on how the desktop operating system was involved in these other items. As such, when we were approached with the idea of a Microsoft Vista book that was focused on management and administration, we immediately found our outlet for sharing concepts of how the desktop was involved in the larger Information Technology picture.

Vista brought with it a lot of controversy over where it was drawing the line between security and user convenience. Early adopters often let the lack of third-party driver support overshadow the breakthroughs ...

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