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on 16 September 2010
This book is an essential read if you want to pass the exam. The content concentrates on what is new in Server 2008 and, in the main, that is what the exam content was all about. There is a small section in the book that warns about knowing all, and not just what is new - this is prophetic as the exam throws up quite a few questions which will have you delving deep into the memory banks. The section on Windows backup does NOT cover the changes in R2, so make sure you know these updates, and the section on TS is out of date as per R2. As for the exam itself, not a single question on IPv6, but the section in the book is a good read, while the exam concentrated on these topics: WDS, WSUS 3.0, DNS, CA, TS. By applying what's in the book and by testing out on your virtual setups (set out in the book), you should get the result you are looking for. I recommend this text.
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on 4 October 2010
In essence, this book teaches you absolutely everything you need to pass the exam. It is simply a matter of how thoroughly you learn the material in the book. The practice questions will also test you on administrative concepts that are not covered by the book, but which anybody with existing experience in AD would be expected to know already. You should brush up on concepts like DNS, IPv4 subnetting, DHCP and so on because there is a good chance you will be asked these kind of questions in the exam. So long as you have some administrative experience and/or pre-existing Server 2003 qualifications you will be fine.

One caveat, and the reason why I rate the book four stars, is that the 70-646 exam now covers Windows Server 2008 R2 exclusively. Visit Microsoft Technet and read the page on changes from 2008 to 2008 R2 and make sure you memorize them.

All of the above, using this book, and doing the practises on a virtual machine or existing 2008 R2 server, is all you need to pass the exam! :)
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on 13 September 2010
I found the book is well written but has been written for the experienced engineer. It does not explain to you fully about server admin but instead explains what additional functions server 2008 brings to the field.
Do not expect to have the basic functions of AD explained to you or even be told what a GPO is, this book assumes that you know and in my opinion, thats not a good thing.However, what this book does explain, it explains well.
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on 17 June 2014
Excellent reading material.
This is a very well written book.
Topics are very well organised.
A very well explained book.
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on 28 February 2016
Great quality item delivered on time
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on 5 April 2009
The manual arrived well packaged an in excellent condition. I would buy from this retailer again.
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