Windows Server 2008

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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 ...

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Overview

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
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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.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments;
Introduction;
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;

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