Windows Server 2008


Now updated for Windows Server 2008 R2, this practical, portable guide delivers ready answers for the day-to-day administration of Windows Server 2008. It includes coverage of Windows Server 2008 R2 enhancements, including Hyper-V™ with Live Migration, Direct Access Infrastructure, Branch Cache, Windows PowerShell™ 2.0, the new Active Directory® console, and more. Zero in on core support and administration tasks using quick-reference tables, instructions, and lists. You ll get the focused information you need to ...

See more details below
Paperback (Second Edition)
$23.94 price
(Save 31%)$34.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (21) from $9.99   
  • New (14) from $12.92   
  • Used (7) from $9.99   
Windows Server 2008 Administrators Pocket Consultant

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$15.49 price
(Save 44%)$27.99 List Price


Now updated for Windows Server 2008 R2, this practical, portable guide delivers ready answers for the day-to-day administration of Windows Server 2008. It includes coverage of Windows Server 2008 R2 enhancements, including Hyper-V™ with Live Migration, Direct Access Infrastructure, Branch Cache, Windows PowerShell™ 2.0, the new Active Directory® console, and more. Zero in on core support and administration tasks using quick-reference tables, instructions, and lists. You ll get the focused information you need to solve problems and get the job done whether at your desk or in the field! Get fast facts to:

  • Set up server roles and deploy Windows Server 2008
  • Configure and maintain Active Directory(r)
  • Create user and group accounts; control rights and permissions
  • Manage file systems, drives, and RAID arrays
  • Configure TCP/IP networking and DHCP and DNS clients and servers
  • Troubleshoot printers and print servers
  • Monitor and tune network performance
  • Prepare a disaster plan; back up and restore servers
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735627116
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 1/6/2010
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 722
  • Sales rank: 513,831
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

William R. Stanek has over 20 years of hands-on experience with advanced programming and development. He has written nearly 100 books including: Microsoft Windows Vista Administrator's Pocket Consultant, Windows Server 2008 Inside Out, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Administrator's Pocket Consultant 2nd Edition, and Microsoft IIS 7.0 Administrator's Pocket Consultant (all from Microsoft Press). He also wrote MCSE Core Exams in a Nutshell and Windows Vista: The Definitive Guide for O'Reilly.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Who Is This Book For?;
How This Book Is Organized;
Conventions Used in This Book;
Other Resources;
Support for This Book;
We Want to Hear from You;
Chapter 1: Windows Server 2008 R2 Administration Overview;
1.1 Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7;
1.2 Getting to Know Windows Server 2008 R2;
1.3 Power Management Options;
1.4 Networking Tools and Protocols;
1.5 Domain Controllers, Member Servers, and Domain Services;
1.6 Name-Resolution Services;
1.7 Frequently Used Tools;
Chapter 2: Deploying Windows Server 2008 R2;
2.1 Server Roles, Role Services, and Features for Windows Server 2008 R2;
2.2 Full-Server and Core-Server Installations of Windows Server 2008 R2;
2.3 Installing Windows Server 2008 R2;
2.4 Managing Roles, Role Services, and Features;
2.5 Deploying Virtualized Servers;
Chapter 3: Managing Servers Running Windows Server 2008 R2;
3.1 Performing Initial Configuration Tasks;
3.2 Managing Your Servers;
3.3 Managing Your Servers Remotely;
3.4 Managing System Properties;
3.5 Managing Dynamic-Link Libraries;
Chapter 4: Monitoring Processes, Services, and Events;
4.1 Managing Applications, Processes, and Performance;
4.2 Managing System Services;
4.3 Event Logging and Viewing;
4.4 Monitoring Server Performance and Activity;
4.5 Tuning System Performance;
Chapter 5: Automating Administrative Tasks, Policies, and Procedures;
5.1 Understanding Group Policies;
5.2 Navigating Group Policy Changes;
5.3 Managing Local Group Policies;
5.4 Managing Site, Domain, and Organizational Unit Policies;
5.5 Maintaining and Troubleshooting Group Policy;
5.6 Managing Users and Computers with Group Policy;
Chapter 6: Enhancing Computer Security;
6.1 Using Security Templates;
6.2 Using the Security Configuration Wizard;
Chapter 7: Using Active Directory;
7.1 Introducing Active Directory;
7.2 Working with Domain Structures;
7.3 Working with Active Directory Domains;
7.4 Understanding the Directory Structure;
7.5 Using the Active Directory Recycle Bin;
Chapter 8: Core Active Directory Administration;
8.1 Tools for Managing Active Directory;
8.2 Using Active Directory Users And Computers;
8.3 Managing Domain Controllers, Roles, and Catalogs;
8.4 Managing Organizational Units;
8.5 Managing Sites;
8.6 Maintaining Active Directory;
8.7 Troubleshooting Active Directory;
Chapter 9: Understanding User and Group Accounts;
9.1 The Windows Server Security Model;
9.2 Differences Between User and Group Accounts;
9.3 Default User Accounts and Groups;
9.4 Account Capabilities;
9.5 Using Default Group Accounts;
Chapter 10: Creating User and Group Accounts;
10.1 User Account Setup and Organization;
10.2 Configuring Account Policies;
10.3 Configuring User Rights Policies;
10.4 Adding a User Account;
10.5 Adding a Group Account;
10.6 Handling Global Group Membership;
10.7 Implementing Managed Accounts;
Chapter 11: Managing User and Group Accounts;
11.1 Managing User Contact Information;
11.2 Configuring the User's Environment Settings;
11.3 Setting Account Options and Restrictions;
11.4 Managing User Profiles;
11.5 Updating User and Group Accounts;
11.6 Managing Multiple User Accounts;
11.7 Troubleshooting Logon Problems;
11.8 Viewing and Setting Active Directory Permissions;
Chapter 12: Managing File Systems and Drives;
12.1 Managing the File Services Role;
12.2 Adding Hard Disk Drives;
12.3 Working with Basic, Dynamic, and Virtual Disks;
12.4 Using Basic Disks and Partitions;
12.5 Managing Existing Partitions and Drives;
Chapter 13: Administering Volume Sets and RAID Arrays;
13.1 Using Volumes and Volume Sets;
13.2 Improving Performance and Fault Tolerance with RAID;
13.3 Implementing RAID on Windows Server 2008 R2;
13.4 Managing RAID and Recovering from Failures;
13.5 Managing LUNs on SANs;
Chapter 14: Managing File Screening and Storage Reporting;
14.1 Understanding File Screening and Storage Reporting;
14.2 Managing File Screening and Storage Reporting;
Chapter 15: Data Sharing, Security, and Auditing;
15.1 Using and Enabling File Sharing;
15.2 Configuring Standard File Sharing;
15.3 Managing Share Permissions;
15.4 Managing Existing Shares;
15.5 Configuring NFS Sharing;
15.6 Using Shadow Copies;
15.7 Connecting to Network Drives;
15.8 Object Management, Ownership, and Inheritance;
15.9 File and Folder Permissions;
15.10 Auditing System Resources;
15.11 Using, Configuring, and Managing NTFS Disk Quotas;
15.12 Using, Configuring, and Managing Resource Manager Disk Quotas;
Chapter 16: Data Backup and Recovery;
16.1 Creating a Backup and Recovery Plan;
16.2 Backing Up Your Data: The Essentials;
16.3 Performing Server Backups;
16.4 Managing Encryption Recovery Policy;
16.5 Backing Up and Restoring Encrypted Data and Certificates;
Chapter 17: Managing TCP/IP Networking;
17.1 Navigating Networking in Windows Server 2008 R2;
17.2 Managing Networking in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2;
17.3 Installing TCP/IP Networking;
17.4 Configuring TCP/IP Networking;
17.5 Managing Network Connections;
Chapter 18: Administering Network Printers and Print Services;
18.1 Managing the Print and Document Services Role;
18.2 Getting Started with Print Management;
18.3 Installing Printers;
18.4 Configuring Printer Properties;
18.5 Configuring Print Server Properties;
18.6 Managing Print Jobs on Local and Remote Printers;
Chapter 19: Running DHCP Clients and Servers;
19.1 Understanding DHCP;
19.2 Installing a DHCP Server;
19.3 Configuring DHCP Servers;
19.4 Managing DHCP Scopes;
19.5 Managing the Address Pool, Leases, and Reservations;
19.6 Backing Up and Restoring the DHCP Database;
Chapter 20: Optimizing DNS;
20.1 Understanding DNS;
20.2 Configuring Name Resolution on DNS Clients;
20.3 Installing DNS Servers;
20.4 Managing DNS Servers;
20.5 Managing DNS Records;
20.6 Updating Zone Properties and the SOA Record;
20.7 Managing DNS Server Configuration and Security;

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 4 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 4 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)