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Set up and manage your own efficient, low-cost network

Get up and running quickly with Windows® Small Business Server 2011 Essentials—and learn how to use this network solution to organize and help protect your business data. This hands-on guide provides extensive walkthroughs and tips to help you successfully deploy, manage, and support ...

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Overview

Set up and manage your own efficient, low-cost network

Get up and running quickly with Windows® Small Business Server 2011 Essentials—and learn how to use this network solution to organize and help protect your business data. This hands-on guide provides extensive walkthroughs and tips to help you successfully deploy, manage, and support your company's network and applications. All you need is minimal IT knowledge.

Discover how to:

  • Plan your network infrastructure as your first, critical step
  • Configure and maintain the network to help protect your data
  • Create user accounts and connect client computers
  • Manage shared server folders and set up permissions
  • Install network printers and determine how they’re shared
  • Inspect your network’s health with Performance Monitor
  • Provide security-enhanced remote access via the web or a VPN
  • Troubleshoot problems and be prepared in the event of a system failure
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735656703
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 8/31/2011
  • Pages: 408
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (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 the top selling Windows Server 2008 Administrator’s Companion by Microsoft Press as well as the Windows Small Business Server 2008 Administrator's Companion. Charlie also co-authored the Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Administrator's Companion.

Sharon Crawford is a veteran writer of computer books. Together with Charlie Russel, Sharon authored the top selling Windows Server 2008 Administrator’s Companion by Microsoft Press as well as the Windows Small Business Server 2008 Administrator's Companion.

Andrew Edney is a Microsoft MVP for Windows Home Server, MCSE, CISSP, MSc, and CEH. He has a wide range of experience in virtually all aspects of Microsoft® computing solutions, and has designed and architected large enterprise solutions for government and private-sector customers. Andrew is the author of Windows Home Server User's Guide (Apress, 2007) and many other books.

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Table of Contents

Introduction;
Organization of This Book;
Conventions and Features in This Book;
Acknowledgments;
Errata & Book Support;
We Want to Hear from You;
Stay in Touch;
Part I: Getting Started with Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials;
Chapter 1: Introducing Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials;
1.1 Features of SBS 2011 Essentials;
1.2 Summary;
Chapter 2: Planning Hardware;
2.1 Server Hardware Requirements;
2.2 Second-Server Requirements;
2.3 Virtualization;
2.4 Client Requirements;
2.5 Summary;
Chapter 3: Planning Your Network;
3.1 Planning the Network Infrastructure;
3.2 Planning for Security;
3.3 Summary;
Chapter 4: Installing Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials;
4.1 Performing the Setup;
4.2 Completing the Setup Process;
4.3 Installing by Using a USB Flash Drive;
4.4 Summary;
Chapter 5: Getting Started Tasks;
5.1 Getting Updates for Other Microsoft Products;
5.2 Setting Up Server Backup;
5.3 Setting Up Remote Access;
5.4 Setting Options for Sharing;
5.5 Learning About Centralized Storage;
5.6 Setting Up Alert Email Notification;
5.7 Getting Started with Microsoft Office 365;
5.8 Summary;
Chapter 6: Adding User Accounts;
6.1 Adding a User Account;
6.2 The SBS 2011 Essentials Connector;
6.3 Installing the Connector on a Computer Running Windows;
6.4 Installing the Connector on a Mac;
6.5 Removing the Connector from a Computer Running Windows;
6.6 Removing the Connector from a Mac;
6.7 Summary;
Part II: Using Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials;
Chapter 7: Configuring and Maintaining Storage;
7.1 Storage Terminology;
7.2 Managing Disks;
7.3 Backup Storage;
7.4 Summary;
Chapter 8: Managing Shared Folders;
8.1 Creating a Server Folder;
8.2 Moving a Shared Folder;
8.3 Unsharing a Folder;
8.4 Accessing a Server Folder;
8.5 Summary;
Chapter 9: Backing Up and Restoring;
9.1 Backing Up Client Computers;
9.2 Restoring Client Backups;
9.3 Backing Up the Server;
9.4 Restoring Server Backups;
9.5 Repairing Backups;
9.6 Using a USB Key for Restoring Backups;
9.7 Running Windows Server Backup by Using Native Tools;
9.8 Using the Wbadmin Command;
9.9 Summary;
Part III: Enhancing, Optimizing, and Maintaining Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials;
Chapter 10: Monitoring Network Health;
10.1 Viewing Alerts from the Dashboard;
10.2 Ignoring Alerts;
10.3 Configuring Email Notifications;
10.4 Client Computer Alerts;
10.5 Monitoring Performance;
10.6 Resource Monitor Overview;
10.7 Using Performance Monitor;
10.8 Summary;
Chapter 11: Managing Updates;
11.1 Why Patches Are Important;
11.2 The Patching Cycle;
11.3 Windows Server Update Services;
11.4 Summary;
Chapter 12: Installing and Sharing Printers;
12.1 Printer Terminology;
12.2 Selecting Printers;
12.3 Planning Printer Placement;
12.4 Installing Printers;
12.5 Adding Client Drivers for Shared Printers;
12.6 Setting Security Options;
12.7 Setting Up a Printer Pool;
12.8 Configuring Print Spooling;
12.9 Using the Fax Service;
12.10 Summary;
Chapter 13: Extending Your Network with a Second Server;
13.1 Choosing the Version of Windows;
13.2 Installing and Managing a Second Server;
13.3 Installing and Managing Windows MultiPoint Server 2011;
13.4 Summary;
Chapter 14: Managing Remote Access;
14.1 Starting Remote Web Access;
14.2 Configuring the RWA Computer List;
14.3 Enabling or Disabling a User for RWA;
14.4 Configuring User Settings;
14.5 Summary;
Part IV: Advanced Tasks and Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials;
Chapter 15: Troubleshooting;
15.1 Troubleshooting 101;
15.2 Installation;
15.3 Connectivity;
15.4 Remote Access;
15.5 Sharing and File Availability;
15.6 Summary;
Chapter 16: Disaster Planning and Server Recovery;
16.1 Planning for Disaster;
16.2 Preparing for a Disaster;
16.3 Restoring from Backup;
16.4 Virtualization and Disaster Planning;
16.5 Summary;
Part V: Appendices;
Migrating to Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials;
The Migration Process;
Preparing Your Server;
Creating a Migration Answer File;
Installing SBS 2011 Essentials;
Using the Group Policy Add-In;
Group Policy in Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials;
Additional Resources;
Microsoft Resources;
Other Resources for Windows Small Business Server Users and Consultants;
Understanding TCP/IP v4;
The TCP/IP Protocol Suite;
IP Addresses and What They Mean;
Routers and Subnets;
Name Resolution;
Introduction to Networks;
Servers;
Clients;
Media Connecting Servers and Clients;
Features of the Windows Operating System;
Domains and Workgroups;

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