Windows Small Business Server 2011 Administrator's Companion

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Your comprehensive, one-volume guide to planning, deployment, and administration.

Get the critical information you need to build and manage a network with Windows Small Business Server 2011. This essential, single-volume reference delivers detailed guidance to the features, capabilities, and components offered in both the Standard and Premium Editions. Gain the real-world insights, workarounds, and ...

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Your comprehensive, one-volume guide to planning, deployment, and administration.

Get the critical information you need to build and manage a network with Windows Small Business Server 2011. This essential, single-volume reference delivers detailed guidance to the features, capabilities, and components offered in both the Standard and Premium Editions. Gain the real-world insights, workarounds, and troubleshooting tactics you need for on-the-job results.

Discover how to:

  • Plan network infrastructure by evaluating your organization’s business needs
  • Build a fault-tolerant and cost-effective network
  • Use virtualization with Hyper-V virtualization to install and manage your network efficiently
  • Migrate an existing network from Small Business Server 2003 or later
  • Manage file storage, and configure disks for data integrity and redundancy
  • Configure email and SMTP with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
  • Organize and centralize security administration through Group Policy preferences
  • Set up remote access through the web portal or with a VPN
  • Tune your system to its optimum performance level
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735649118
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 5/23/2011
  • Series: Admin Companion Series
  • Pages: 832
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Charlie Russel is an information technology consultant, specializing in combined Windows and UNIX networks. He is also a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for Windows Server and Security. Together with Sharon Crawford, Charlie authored Windows Server 2008 Administrator’s Companion and Windows Small Business Server 2008 Administrator's Companion. Charlie also co-authored the Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Administrator's Companion.

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Table of Contents

Introduction; Conventions; Part I: Preparation and Planning; Chapter 1: Introducing Windows Small Business Server 2011; 1.1 Windows Small Business Server Editions; 1.2 What’s New and Improved; 1.3 Small Business Server 2011 Premium Add-on; 1.4 Hardware Requirements; 1.5 Summary; Chapter 2: Understanding 64-Bit Windows; 2.1 Why the Change?; 2.2 What Are the Advantages?; 2.3 Security; 2.4 What Are the Challenges?; 2.5 What About Clients?; 2.6 Summary; Chapter 3: Planning Your SBS Network; 3.1 Planning the Network Infrastructure; 3.2 Choosing Naming Conventions; 3.3 Planning for Security; 3.4 Summary; Chapter 4: Planning Fault Tolerance and Avoidance; 4.1 Mean Time to Failure and Mean Time to Recover; 4.2 Protecting the Power Supply; 4.3 Disk Arrays; 4.4 Redundant Networking; 4.5 Other Spare Parts; 4.6 Summary; Part II: Installation and Setup; Chapter 5: Installing Small Business Server 2011; 5.1 Planning; 5.2 Preparing the Server; 5.3 Installation; 5.4 Summary; Chapter 6: Configuring SBS in Hyper-V; 6.1 Hyper-V Overview; 6.2 Installation; 6.3 Initial Configuration; 6.4 Creating a Virtual Machine; 6.5 Working with a Virtual Machine; 6.6 SBS in Hyper-V; 6.7 Summary; Chapter 7: Migrating to Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard; 7.1 The Migration Process; 7.2 Preparing Your Server; 7.3 Creating a Migration Answer File; 7.4 Installing SBS 2011; 7.5 Migrating Settings and Data; 7.6 Final Thoughts; 7.7 Summary; Chapter 8: Completing the Getting Started Tasks; 8.1 Finish the Installation; 8.2 Connect to the Internet; 8.3 Customer Feedback Options; 8.4 Set Up Your Internet Address; 8.5 Protect Your Data; 8.6 Add Users, Computers, and Devices; 8.7 Network Essentials Summary; 8.8 Summary; Part III: Performing the Basic Tasks; Chapter 9: Managing Users and Groups; 9.1 Understanding Groups; 9.2 Creating Groups; 9.3 Working with Groups; 9.4 Managing User Roles; 9.5 Adding a New User Account; 9.6 Adding Multiple User Accounts; 9.7 Giving Users Access to Computers; 9.8 Summary; Chapter 10: Shares and Permissions; 10.1 Share Permissions vs. File Permissions; 10.2 NTFS Permissions; 10.3 Adding a Shared Folder; 10.4 Special Shares; 10.5 Effective Permissions; 10.6 Defining User Rights; 10.7 Managing Default User Rights Assignments; 10.8 Summary; Chapter 11: Disk Management; 11.1 The Search for Disaster Protection; 11.2 Choosing the Storage Solution for Your Network; 11.3 Managing Disks; 11.4 Partitions and Volumes; 11.5 Summary; Chapter 12: Storage Management; 12.1 Distributed File System; 12.2 Using File Server Resource Manager; 12.3 Summary; Chapter 13: Installing and Managing Printers; 13.1 Understanding Print Servers; 13.2 Selecting Printers; 13.3 Planning Printer Placement; 13.4 Installing Printers; 13.5 Adding Client Drivers for Shared Printers; 13.6 Setting Security Options; 13.7 Setting Up a Printer Pool; 13.8 Configuring Print Spooling; 13.9 Using the Fax Service; 13.10 Summary; Chapter 14: Managing Computers on the Network; 14.1 Connecting Computers to the Network; 14.2 Using Remote Web Access; 14.3 Managing Computers; 14.4 Summary; Chapter 15: Managing Software Updates; 15.1 Why Patching Is Important; 15.2 The Patching Cycle; 15.3 Using SBS Software Updates; 15.4 Third-Party Solutions; 15.5 Summary; Chapter 16: Configuring Backup; 16.1 Configuring the Backup Service; 16.2 Using the Backup Once Wizard; 16.3 Recovering Backups; 16.4 Using the Command Line to Manage Backups; 16.5 Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials; 16.6 Summary; Part IV: Performing Advanced Tasks; Chapter 17: Windows SBS Console vs. Server Manager; 17.1 Adding (and Removing) Roles and Features; 17.2 Using the Native Consoles; 17.3 Summary; Chapter 18: Configuring and Managing Email; 18.1 Basic Email Configuration; 18.2 POP3 Email; 18.3 Advanced Email Configuration; 18.4 Summary; Chapter 19: Managing Local Connectivity; 19.1 DHCP and DNS; 19.2 Wireless Connectivity; 19.3 Windows Firewall; 19.4 Fixing Network Problems; 19.5 Summary; Chapter 20: Managing Remote Access; 20.1 Remote Web Access; 20.2 Virtual Private Networks; 20.3 Fixing Network Problems; 20.4 Summary; Chapter 21: Using Group Policy; 21.1 Components of Group Policy; 21.2 Group Policy Objects; 21.3 Managing Group Policies; 21.4 Creating a Group Policy Object; 21.5 Deleting a Group Policy Object; 21.6 Managing Group Policy Links; 21.7 Refreshing Group Policy; 21.8 Backing Up a Group Policy Object; 21.9 Restoring a Group Policy Object; 21.10 Deploying Applicattttttions with Group Policy; 21.11 Group Policy Preferences; 21.12 Using Group Policy Results; 21.13 Summary; Chapter 22: Managing Reports; 22.1 Network Reports; 22.2 Configuring Alerts; 22.3 Creating Custom Alerts; 22.4 Summary; Chapter 23: Customizing a SharePoint Site; 23.1 Introducing SharePoint Foundation 2010; 23.2 Customizing Companyweb; 23.3 Summary; Part V: Premium Edition Features; Chapter 24: Installing the Second Server; 24.1 Minimum System Requirements; 24.2 Installation and Initial Configuration; 24.3 Closing the Initial Configuration Tasks Wizard; 24.4 Summary; Chapter 25: Installing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition for Small Business; 25.1 Installation Options; 25.2 Installing SQL Server (Part One); 25.3 Installing SQL Server (Part Two); 25.4 Summary; Chapter 26: Adding a Terminal Server; 26.1 New Remote Desktop Services Features; 26.2 Concepts; 26.3 Installing the Remote Desktop Services Role; 26.4 Configuring RD Licensing; 26.5 Configuring RemoteApps; 26.6 Adding a RemoteApp to Remote Web Workplace; 26.7 Summary; Part VI: Maintenance and Troubleshooting; Chapter 27: Performance Monitoring; 27.1 Resource Monitor Overview; 27.2 Using Performance Monitor; 27.3 Using Reliability Monitor; 27.4 Creating a Data Collector Set; 27.5 Managing Collected Data; 27.6 Viewing Reports; 27.7 Summary; Chapter 28: Disaster Planning; 28.1 Planning for Disaster; 28.2 Preparing for a Disaster; 28.3 Restoring from Backup; 28.4 Virtualization and Disaster Planning; 28.5 Summary; Part VII: Appendices; Introduction to Networks; Servers; Clients; Media Connecting Servers and Clients; Features of the Windows Operating System; Domains and Workgroups; Automating Installation; Additional Resources; Microsoft Resources; Other Resources for SBS Users and Consultants;

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2011

    Not Recommended

    First part of the book (over 200 pages) was more of a primer on why computers are important. This was supposed to be a technical overview of SBS2011 - not computers. I found little "technical" meat and it looks like a a lot of cut and pasting from his previous SBS2008 books.

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