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Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Administrator's Reference: The Administrator's Essential Reference

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  • Posted March 8, 2012


    Are you an IT professional? If you are, then this book is for you! Author Dustin Hannifin, has done an outstanding job of writing a book that is a definitive reference on the latest release of Microsoft’s flagship server operating system, Windows Server 2008 R2. Author Hannifin, begins by introducing you to Windows Server 2008 R2. In addition, the author shows you the process that ensures that installation prerequisites are met. He then covers the networking features available in Windows Server 2008 R2; as well as, guidance for planning and setting up a Windows Server 2008 R2 network. The author then, shows you how to properly plan for an Active Directory Domain Services deployment. He continues by exploring the different aspects of managing and administering Windows Server 2008 R2 file and print services. In addition, the author explores the various components that make up IIS 7.5 and what features are offered by the Web server. He then discusses the Hyper-V virtualization role in Windows Server 2008 R2. The author then explores Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services, formerly known as Terminal Services. He continues by discussing High-availability and recovery features available in Windows Server 2008 R2. Next, the author reviews many of the new security features included with Windows Server 2008 R2. He then introduces you to PowerShell and its many powerful features. In addition, the author explores the various tools and features available in Windows Server 2008 R2, to ensure that your systems are proactively monitored for problems. He then discusses features that leverages both the Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 operating systems. Finally, the author reviews the Windows Server 2008 R2 delta changes. This most excellent book, explains some of the new features, such PowerShell and BranchCache that are offered in operating system. Perhaps more importantly, this book explains the differences between the editions available and to help you determine when to deploy each one.

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