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Robert Cowart has written more than 40 books on computer programming and applications, with more than a dozen on Windows. His titles include Windows NT Unleashed, Mastering Windows (3.0, 3.1, 95, 98, and Me), Windows NT Server Administrator's Bible, Windows NT Server 4.0: No Experience Required, and Special Edition Using Windows 2000 Professional. Several of his books have been best sellers in their category, and have been translated into more than 20 languages. He has written on a wide range of computer-related topics for such magazines as PC Week, PC World, PC Magazine, PC Tech Journal, Mac World, and Microsoft Systems Journal. He has taught programming classes at the University of California Extension in San Francisco and has appeared as a special guest on the PBS TV series Computer Chronicles, CNN's Headline News, ZD-TV's The Screen Savers, and ABC's World News Tonight with Peter Jennings. He is president and co-founder of Brainsville.com, a company specializing in creating multimedia training courses. Robert resides in Berkeley, California.

In his spare time he is involved in the music world, presenting chamber-music concerts and playing classical piano. He also is a teacher of the Transcendental Meditation technique.

Brian Knittel has been a software developer for more than 20 years. After doing graduate work in nuclear medicine and magnetic resonance imaging technologies, he began a career as an independent consultant. An eclectic mix of clients have led to long-term projects in medical documentation, workflow management, real-time industrial system control, and most importantly, 20 years of real-world experience with MS-DOS, Windows, and computer networking in the business world. He is the author of Windows XP Under the Hood: Hardcore Windows Scripting and Command Line Power, and with Bob Cowart wrote three titles in Que's Special Edition Using series, covering Windows 2000 Professional, XP Professional, and XP Home Edition. Brian lives in Albany, California, halfway between the tidal wave zone and the earthquake fault. He spends his free time restoring antique computers (check out www.ibm1130.org) and trying to perfect his wood-fired pizza recipes.

About the Contributors

Anil Desai, MCSE, MCSD, MCDBA, is an independent consultant in Austin, TX. He specializes in evaluating, developing, and managing solutions based on Microsoft technologies. Anil is the author of several technical books, including: Windows 2000 Directory Services Administration Exam Guide (Sybex), Windows NT Network Management: Reducing Total Cost of Ownership (New Riders Press), and SQL Server 2000 Backup and Recovery (Osborne/McGraw-Hill). He has made dozens of conference presentations at national events and is also a contributor to magazines. For more information, please see http://home.austin.rr.com/akdesai or contact him at anil@austin.rr.com.

Jeffrey A. Ferris, MCSE, is a systems architect for Dell Computer Corporation in Austin, Texas, where his current responsibilities focus on the engineering and management of the desktop environment. Jeff has held key roles in both the infrastructure upgrade to Windows 2000 and in the desktop migration to Windows XP. Before his move to Texas, Jeff was an associate consultant with Celeritas Technologies in Overland Park, KS. While in Kansas, Jeff fulfilled a critical role in the development and implementation of the first nationwide rollout of a Windows NT 4.0 domain architecture for the Call Center Services division of Sprint. Jeff has authored or co-authored eight titles covering various topics including Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP, networking, and information systems security. Jeff can be reached online at jeff@ferristech.net.

Jim Foley, a.k.a. The Elder Geek, owns and operates a small consulting and Web design firm in Cambridge, NY that specializes in the integration of Windows XP technology into home and business environments. He is also the creator and owner of The Elder Geek on Windows XP (www.theeldergeek.com) Web site that strives to provide relevant information related to Windows XP, including a notification service to keep readers informed of the latest XP tips, troubleshooting, and update developments.

Arthur Knowles is president and founder of Knowles Consulting, a firm specializing in systems integration, training, and software development. Art is the author of High Performance Windows NT 4 Optimization & Tuning, Microsoft BackOffice 2 Administrator's Survival Guide, Microsoft Internet Information Server 3 Unleashed, and has served as a contributing author to several books, including Designing and Implementing the Microsoft Internet Information Server 2, Windows 3.1 Configuration Secrets, Windows NT Unleashed, and Mastering Windows 95.

Terry William Ogletree is a consultant currently working in New Jersey. He has worked with networked computer systems since 1980, starting out on Digital Equipment PDP computers and OpenVMS-based VAX systems. He has worked with Unix and TCP/IP since 1985 and has been involved with Windows NT and Windows 2000 since they first appeared, as well as the newest addition to the family, Windows XP. Besides being the lead author of the third edition of this book, he is the author of Windows XP Unleashed, Practical Firewalls, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Creating Your Own CDs (with co-author Todd Brakke) and has contributed chapters to many other books published by Que, including Microsoft Windows 2000 Security Handbook and Special Edition Using Unix, Third Edition. He is also the author of Fundamentals of Storage Area Networking. When not writing for Que he has on occasion contributed articles to PC Magazine.

Will Schmied (BSET, MCSE, CWNA, MCSA, Security+, Network+, A+), consultant and author, is a partner with Area 51 Partners, Inc. Will holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering technology from Old Dominion University in addition to his various IT industry certifications. Will currently resides in Newport News, Virginia, with his wife, Allison; their children Christopher, Austin, Andrea, and Hannah; and their two dogs, Peanut and Jay. You can visit Will at www.area51partners.com.

Robert Sheldon has worked as a consultant and technical writer for a number of years. As a consultant, he has managed the development and maintenance of Web-based and client-server applications and the databases that support those applications. He has written or co-written eight books on various network and server technologies, one of which received a Certificate of Merit from the Puget Sound Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication.

Mark Edward Soper has been a PC user for 18 years, and has been a computer trainer and technical writer since 1988. Author of more than 150 magazine articles and several books, including PC Help Desk in a Book, The Complete Idiot's Guide to High-Speed Internet Connections, and TechTV's Upgrading Your PC, he also has written frequently about Windows from version 3.1 to Windows 2000. He also has contributed to multiple editions of Upgrading and Repairing PCs, and co-authored Upgrading and Repairing PCs, Field Manual, and Upgrading and Repairing PCs, A+ Certification Study Guide. He lives in Evansville, Indiana, where he enjoys researching the history of transportation.

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