Windows Server 2012 R2 Pocket Consultant: Essentials & Configuration


Portable and precise, this pocket-sized guide delivers ready answers for core configuration and administrative tasks in Windows Server 2012 R2. Zero in on the essentials through quick-reference tables, instructions, and lists. You'll get the focused information you need to save time and get the job done - ...

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Portable and precise, this pocket-sized guide delivers ready answers for core configuration and administrative tasks in Windows Server 2012 R2. Zero in on the essentials 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:

  • Administration overview
  • Managing servers running Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Monitoring services, processes, and events
  • Automating administrative tasks, policies, and procedures
  • Enhancing computer security
  • Using Active Directory
  • Core Active Directory administration
  • Creating user and group accounts
  • Managing existing user and group accounts
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735682573
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 3/22/2014
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 481,563
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (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 this book is organized;
Conventions used in this book;
Other resources;
Errata and book support;
We want to hear from you;
Stay in touch;
Chapter 1: Windows Server 2012 R2 administration;
1.1 Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1;
1.2 Getting to know Windows Server 2012 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 2012 R2;
2.1 Server roles, role services, and features for Windows Server 2012 R2;
2.2 Full-server, minimal-interface, and Server Core installations;
2.3 Installing Windows Server 2012 R2;
Chapter 3: Managing Windows servers;
3.1 Managing roles, role services, and features;
3.2 Managing system properties;
Chapter 4: Monitoring services, processes, and events;
4.1 Managing applications, processes, and performance;
4.2 Managing system services;
4.3 Event logging and viewing;
Chapter 5: Optimizing system performance;
5.1 Preparing for monitoring;
5.2 Performance logging;
5.3 Tuning system performance;
Chapter 6: Automating administrative tasks, policies, and procedures;
6.1 Understanding group policies;
6.2 Navigating Group Policy changes;
6.3 Managing local group policies;
6.4 Managing site, domain, and organizational unit policies;
6.5 Maintaining and troubleshooting Group Policy;
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 Managing computer accounts;
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: Creating user and group accounts;
9.1 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;
9.6 User account setup and organization;
9.7 Configuring account policies;
9.8 Configuring user rights policies;
9.9 Adding a user account;
9.10 Adding a group account;
9.11 Handling global group membership;
9.12 Implementing managed accounts;
Chapter 10: Managing existing user and group accounts;
10.1 Managing user contact information;
10.2 Configuring the user’s environment settings;
10.3 Setting account options and restrictions;
10.4 Managing user profiles;
10.5 Updating user and group accounts;
10.6 Managing multiple user accounts;
10.7 Troubleshooting logon problems;
10.8 Viewing and setting Active Directory permissions;
About the author;
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