Some people may say this book is "awesome" and it's "all that you need" but honestly, the online version of this book I got for class makes me want to punch babies. My beef isn't just with the author of the book, but also the people who are associated with certain details of this publication.
First, let me point out that this book is nearly $100.00. Really? $100.00? USD? You can grab Microsoft's self-paced training books (three books, plus trial software, practice tests, and ebooks) for approximately $100.00 and you're charging $100.00 for a 3rd-party publication? Do you outsource the development of this book to people who have massive overhead fees unknown to man and won't get out of bed for less than $1,000/HR?
Now besides the price, the book was generally frustrating to read. Here's an example: you wrote, "Network Topology Network topology categorizes networks based on the physical and logical relationship..." with "Network Topology" and the following "Network topology" in bold. Hey, I'm not asking that you give me a beautiful spectrum of colors as a visual representation of separation between phrases and definitions, but at least be more compassionate to the readers and work with us here. A legitimately crazy person could have sanely and calmly said: "Hey, put a colon or something between the term and definition."
Also, how about providing more of your own interpretations within this publication? In the book are definitions given by Microsoft but let me tell you guys something: I can read the comments on the GUI too, and the articles on Microsoft.com. Maybe it was to shelter yourselves from mistakes that can arise from personal interpretation & to possibly mitigate confusion but I advise taking a different route with this book before people with pitchforks, torches, and ropes come knocking on your door after reading this. Don't get any ideas now, its a joke.
Furthermore, you say go to into the Group Policy Editor, OK, but then you make me dig through all this stuff for a certain setting. COME ON MAN! I have about a hundred thousand pages to read and many hours of case study to perform. How about fulfilling to the reader an unsaid but obvious favor: save us the trouble. We could do the research ourselves but we want to learn at a faster pace, and thats why were sitting here reading this book but you have us digging. That's like being lost & running late to your own wedding, you pull over to a gas station and the attendant points his chin in the direction of the church thats miles and miles away. JUST WRITE DOWN THE DIRECTIONS!
Another example: You say that RRAS usage is recommended for small networks. What do you mean by small? Small, like 50 small, or small business small, meaning maybe ~500 users?
In closing, I want to say that I understand that some parts of the book were intentionally left out due to its scope but to me, its just another incorrectly made lasagna. There are other things that I could possibly write but, like other people, I have things to do. One star...