Microsoft Windows Server 2003

Microsoft Windows Server 2003

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by William R. Stanek, William Stanek
     
 

Portable and precise, this pocket-sized guide delivers immediate answers for the day-to-day administration of Windows Server 2003. Zero in on core support and maintenance tasks using quick-reference tables, instructions, and lists. You’ll get the focused, straightforward information you need to solve problems and get the job done-whether you’re at your

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Portable and precise, this pocket-sized guide delivers immediate answers for the day-to-day administration of Windows Server 2003. Zero in on core support and maintenance tasks using quick-reference tables, instructions, and lists. You’ll get the focused, straightforward information you need to solve problems and get the job done-whether you’re at your desk or in the field!

Get fast facts to:

  • Manage and troubleshoot servers and workstations
  • Administer Active Directory and manage computers, domain controllers, and organizational units
  • Create user accounts and group accounts—and control rights and permissions
  • Manage file systems, directories, drives, volume sets, and RAID
  • Combat malware and use file screening to block unauthorized content
  • Install, configure, and test TCP/IP networking
  • Set up and optimize DHCP, WINS, and DNS
  • Manage shadow copies, revert volumes, and help improve disk quota management
  • Troubleshoot local printers and network print servers
  • Monitor network activity and tune network performance

Editorial Reviews

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If you were to distill Windows Server 2003 into 500 pages of specific, trustworthy, fast-access answers for system administrators, you’d wind up with something like Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Administrator’s Pocket Consultant.

William Stanek begins with a high-level look at Microsoft’s tools for managing Windows Server 2003 plus detailed coverage of monitoring processes, services, and events and a full chapter on support techniques -- including Remote Desktop. He also presents a solid overview of the many ways in which you can automate Windows Server administration, including group policies, scripting, security templates, and the Scheduled Task Wizard.

Next, he tackles Active Directory administration, focusing on the tasks you’re most likely to be involved with: creating, managing, and resetting accounts; managing organizational units; setting privileges and logon rights; working with groups; managing user profiles; and more.

There’s a full section on administering data: managing hard drives, working with basic and dynamic disks, administering volume sets and RAID arrays, controlling shares and permissions, auditing, quotas, and more. Stanek covers backup/recovery in detail -- for example, showing you how to avoid the pitfalls associated with recovering encrypted data. The book’s final section demystifies networking: not only TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS, and WINS but printer troubleshooting, remote access security, and other essential topics.

Unless you're a kangaroo, this book won’t quite fit in your pocket. But it is small enough to take anywhere you’re working. And it’s useful enough that you'll want to. Bill Camarda

Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks for Dummies, Second Edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735622456
Publisher:
Microsoft Press
Publication date:
03/22/2006
Series:
Administrator's Companion Series
Edition description:
2nd ed.
Pages:
594
Product dimensions:
5.58(w) x 8.74(h) x 1.47(d)

Meet the Author

William R. Stanek has 20 years of hands-on experience with advanced programming and development. He is a leading technology expert and an award-winning author. Over the years, his practical advice has helped millions of programmers, developers and network engineers all over the world. He has written more than two dozen computer books. Current or forthcoming books include Microsoft Windows® XP Professional Administrator's Pocket Consultant, Microsoft Windows 2000 Administrator's Pocket Consultant, Second Edition, and Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003 and IIS 6.0 Administrator's Pocket Consultant.

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It helped me out alot on my server.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Buy the book. I don't care if you just want to learn more in depth nitty gritty information about Windows Server 2003 - this book is the #1 most informative, well rounded way to get a very solid understanding of Windows Server 2003. It started with the administration essentials. It moved through configuration, maintenance, domain management, group and local policy, and ran the whole gambit of information. This book is a must have for anyone wanting to understand Windows Server 2003 better!