Windows Server 2012 R2 Pocket Consultant: Storage, Security, & Networking


Portable and precise, this pocket-sized guide delivers ready answers for administering storage, security, and networking features in Windows Server 2012 R2. Zero in on core tasks through quick-reference tables, instructions, and lists. ...

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Portable and precise, this pocket-sized guide delivers ready answers for administering storage, security, and networking features in Windows Server 2012 R2. Zero in on core tasks through quick-reference tables, instructions, and lists. You'll get the focused information you need to save time and get the job done - whether at your desk or in the field.

Coverage includes:

  • Managing file systems and drives
  • Configuring storage
  • Data sharing
  • Managing TCP/IP networking
  • Running DHCP clients and servers
  • Optimizing DNS
  • Administering network printers and print services
  • Security, compliance, and auditing
  • Backup and recovery
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735682597
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 1/31/2014
  • Series: Pocket Consultant Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 199,562
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 5.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

William R. Stanek is an award-winning author who's written more than 100 books, including Windows Server 2012 Inside Out, Windows 8 Administration Pocket Consultant, and Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Pocket Consultant. He is the series editor for the Pocket Consultant line of books.

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Table of Contents

Who is this book for?;
How is this book organized?;
Conventions used in this book;
Other resources;
Errata and book support;
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Stay in touch;
Chapter 1: Managing file systems and drives;
1.1 Managing the File And Storage Services role;
1.2 Adding hard drives;
1.3 Working with basic, dynamic, and virtual disks;
1.4 Using basic disks and partitions;
1.5 Compressing drives and data;
1.6 Encrypting drives and data;
Chapter 2: Configuring storage;
2.1 Using volumes and volume sets;
2.2 Improving performance and fault tolerance with RAID;
2.3 Implementing RAID on Windows Server 2012 R2;
2.4 Managing RAID and recovering from failures;
2.5 Standards-based storage management;
2.6 Managing existing partitions and drives;
Chapter 3: Data sharing and redundancy;
3.1 Using and enabling file sharing;
3.2 Configuring standard file sharing;
3.3 Managing share permissions;
3.4 Managing existing shares;
3.5 Configuring NFS sharing;
3.6 Using shadow copies;
3.7 Connecting to network drives;
3.8 Configuring synced sharing;
Chapter 4: Data security and auditing;
4.1 Object management, ownership, and inheritance;
4.2 File and folder permissions;
4.3 Auditing system resources;
4.4 Using, configuring, and managing NTFS disk quotas;
4.5 Using, configuring, and managing Resource Manager disk quotas;
Chapter 5: Enhancing computer security;
5.1 Using security templates;
5.2 Using the Security Configuration Wizard;
Chapter 6: Managing users and computers with Group Policy;
6.1 Centrally managing special folders;
6.2 User and computer script management;
6.3 Deploying software through Group Policy;
6.4 Automatically configuring Work Folders;
6.5 Automatically enrolling computer and user certificates;
6.6 Managing Automatic Updates in Group Policy;
Chapter 7: Managing TCP/IP networking;
7.1 Navigating networking in Windows Server 2012 R2;
7.2 Managing networking in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2;
7.3 Installing TCP/IP networking;
7.4 Configuring TCP/IP networking;
7.5 Managing network connections;
Chapter 8: Running DHCP clients and servers;
8.1 Understanding DHCP;
8.2 Installing a DHCP server;
8.3 Configuring DHCP servers;
8.4 Managing DHCP scopes;
8.5 Managing the address pool, leases, and reservations;
8.6 Backing up and restoring the DHCP database;
Chapter 9: Optimizing DNS;
9.1 Understanding DNS;
9.2 Configuring name resolution on DNS clients;
9.3 Installing DNS servers;
9.4 Managing DNS servers;
9.5 Managing DNS records;
9.6 Updating zone properties and the SOA record;
9.7 Managing DNS server configuration and security;
Chapter 10: Administering network printers and print services;
10.1 Managing the Print and Document Services role;
10.2 Getting started with Print Management;
10.3 Installing printers;
10.4 Configuring printer properties;
10.5 Configuring print server properties;
10.6 Managing print jobs on local and remote printers;
Chapter 11: Data backup and recovery;
11.1 Creating a backup and recovery plan;
11.2 Backing up your data: the essentials;
11.3 Performing server backups;
11.4 Managing encryption recovery policy;
11.5 Backing up and restoring encrypted data and certificates;
About the author;

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