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Posted November 13, 2005
THE JOY OF COOKING WITH WINDOWS SERVER
Do you have to with Windows Server on a day-to-day basis? If you do, this book is for you! Author Robbie Allen, has done an outstanding job of writing a great reference book with many recipes. Allen begins by setting the stage for the rest of the book, by covering where you can find the tools used in this book. Next, the author covers some basic configuration tasks that most administrators will need to do after installing a server. Then, he delves into disk quotas, converting between disk types, creating drives, mapping drives, and managing volumes. The author continues by discussing file and folder manipulation, creating shortcuts and links, modifying file properties, and managing share points. In addition, the author next provides the primary ways that you can run and schedule tasks on the Windows Server. He also discusses, both basic and advanced process management. Next, the author discusses the starting and stopping of services, running scripts as service, searching for services, and viewing various service properties. Then, he covers how to create and view events, create and manage event logs, and search event logs. The author continues by covering basic registry administration. He also discusses tasks related to configuring network adapters, viewing network configuration, viewing network traffic, and installing IPv6 support. Next, the author walks you through several tasks related to securing Windows Server 2003, including auditing, screensaver locking, creating strong passwords, and disabling unused accounts. Then, he covers basic IIS 6.0 administration, including installing IIS, creating web and FTP sites, enabling SSL, and running executable content. The author continues by discussing the installation and maintenance of the DNS Server, including creating and viewing zones, creating resource records, converting a zone to be AD-integrated, scavenging old resource records, and enabling debug logging. He also covers installing the DHCP Server, authorizing a DHCP Sever, configuring server options, creating scopes, viewing and managing leases, and maintaining a DHCP. Next, the author walks you through the basic Active Directory administration, including creating a forest, raising the functional level, backing up and restoring of Active Directory, searching a domain, creating and modifying objects, importing and exporting objects, finding and managing FSMO role holders, and managing trusts. Then, he covers how to create, modify, and configure user, group, and computer objects in Active Directory. Finally, he covers some basic tasks related to installing and configuring Exchange. With the preceding in mind, the author has also done an excellent job of writing a book that can be really beneficial to programmers who want to accomplish various tasks in an application. So, for those of you without much of a programming background, the VBScript solutions are straightforward and should be easy to follow and expand on!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.