Windows Server 2012: Up and Running

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If your organization plans to move to a cloud infrastructure from a LAN or WAN, this book shows you how to do it efficiently with Windows Server 2012. Experienced Windows administrators will learn how to deploy, configure, and manage the server’s expanded capabilities and features step-by-step, using clear examples and numerous screen shots. You’ll also discover how to integrate employees’ private mobile devices into your corporate network.

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Overview

If your organization plans to move to a cloud infrastructure from a LAN or WAN, this book shows you how to do it efficiently with Windows Server 2012. Experienced Windows administrators will learn how to deploy, configure, and manage the server’s expanded capabilities and features step-by-step, using clear examples and numerous screen shots. You’ll also discover how to integrate employees’ private mobile devices into your corporate network.

Whether you intend to take your infrastructure to a public, private, or hybrid cloud environment, Windows Server 2012 provides the virtualization technology to get you there. This book helps you put it to work.

  • Control your entire Windows infrastructure from the Server Manager console
  • Learn how Active Directory Domain Services provide more centralized network administration
  • Use Dynamic Access Control to manage data and user permissions
  • Provide data integrity and fault tolerance with Storage Spaces and ReFS
  • Gain robust management of virtual environments with Hyper V R3
  • Master networking tools such as IPAM to help you move to the cloud
  • Connect clients to network resources through Unified Remote Access
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449320751
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/4/2012
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 258
  • Sales rank: 1,372,366
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Samara Lynn has over fifteen years experience in Information Technology; most recent as IT Director at a major New York City healthcare facility. She is a Lead Networking and Business Analyst at PCMag.com. She has several technology certifications, a Bachelor's degree from Brooklyn College and was a Technology Editor for the CRN Test Center.

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Table of Contents

Preface;
About This Book;
Audience;
Goals of This Book;
Contents of This Book;
Conventions Used in This Book;
Using Code Examples;
Comments and Questions;
Safari® Books Online;
Acknowledgments;
Chapter 1: Windows Server 2012: Overview;
1.1 Introducing Windows Server 2012;
1.2 New Capabilities and Updated Features;
1.3 Requirements;
1.4 Summary;
Chapter 2: Windows Server 2012 Requirements and Installation;
2.1 Server 2012 Editions;
2.2 Server 2012 Requirements;
2.3 Installing Server 2012;
2.4 Switching Between Install Modes;
2.5 Deploying Minimal Server Interface;
2.6 Customizing the Interface with Features on Demand;
2.7 Summary;
Chapter 3: Managing Server 2012;
3.1 Server 2012’s Interface;
3.2 Logging Off, Restarting, and Shutting Down;
3.3 Performing Searches;
3.4 Server Manager;
3.5 Managing Server 2012 Remotely;
3.6 Summary;
Chapter 4: Active Directory;
4.1 Deploying Active Directory Domain Services;
4.2 Adding Machines to a Server 2012 Domain;
4.3 Managing Active Directory;
4.4 Using PowerShell to Deploy Active Directory;
4.5 Summary;
Chapter 5: Managing Users and Data with Dynamic Access Control;
5.1 The Building Blocks of DAC;
5.2 Requirements and Predeployment Pointers;
5.3 Deploying DAC;
5.4 Access Denied Remediation;
5.5 Auditing;
5.6 Automatic File Classification;
5.7 Encrypting Classified Data;
5.8 Summary;
Chapter 6: Storage Management and Clustering;
6.1 ReFS Versus NTFS;
6.2 Creating a Storage Space;
6.3 Clustering;
6.4 Summary;
Chapter 7: Hyper-V;
7.1 Requirements;
7.2 Installing the Hyper-V Role;
7.3 Creating and Configuring Virtual Machines;
7.4 Managing Virtual Machines and Virtual Disks;
7.5 Performance and Virtual Network Management;
7.6 Summary;
Chapter 8: Networking;
8.1 IPAM;
8.2 NIC Teaming;
8.3 Quality of Service;
8.4 Hyper-V Extensible Network Switch;
8.5 Summary;
Chapter 9: Remote Access;
9.1 Unified Remote Access;
9.2 DirectAccess;
9.3 BranchCache;
9.4 Virtual Desktop Infrastructure;
9.5 Summary;
Chapter 10: Troubleshooting, Securing, and Monitoring;
10.1 Server Manager;
10.2 Windows PowerShell 3.0;
10.3 Security;
10.4 Summary;
Colophon;

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