Windows Server 2008 All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies

Windows Server 2008 All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies

by John Paul Mueller
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Windows Server 2008 All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies by John Paul Mueller

If you’ve been waiting impatiently for the arrival of Windows Server 2008, wait no more! It’s here, and so is Windows Server 2008 All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies to help you install it, configure it, network with it, secure it, command it with Windows PowerShell, and more. Services best practices and the cool IIS Web server are covered too.

The eight powerful quick-reference manuals in this one-stop guide cover all the information you need to perform common administrative tasks with Windows Server 2008. You’ll find sure-handed guidance and considerable detail on everything from installation to figuring out why a user can’t gain access to resources on the server. You also see procedures for all common tasks — everything from setting up Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) to promoting your server to a domain controller. Discover how to:

  • Use Windows Server virtualization
  • Perform a complete PC restore
  • Configure server roles and features
  • Measure system performance
  • Add network clients and protocols
  • Keep your server operating at peak performance
  • Monitor network interactions with others
  • Work with Active Directory RMS
  • Use best practices for implementing security
  • Implement scripts and cmdlets with PowerShell
  • Uncloak viruses masquerading as services

Windows Server 2008 contains so many features that it’s sometimes hard to know which one to install. No problem! Just flip open Windows Server 2008 All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies and find your answer in a flash!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470180440
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/21/2008
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 866
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author

John Mueller is a freelance author and technical editor. He has writing in his blood, having produced 78 books and over 300 articles to date. The topics range from networking to artificial intelligence and from database management to heads-down programming. Some of his current books include a Windows power optimization book, a book on .NET security, and books on Amazon Web Services, Google Web Services, and eBay Web Services. His technical editing skills have helped over 52 authors refine the content of their manuscripts. John has provided technical editing services to both Data Based Advisor and Coast Compute magazines. He has also contributed articles to a number of magazines, including, DevSource, InformIT, Informant, DevX, SQL Server Professional, Visual C++ Developer, Hard Core Visual Basic, asp.netPRO, Software Test and Performance, and Visual Basic Developer.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Installation and Setup 9

Chapter 1: An Overview of Windows Server 2008 11

Chapter 2: Using the Boot Diagnostics 31

Chapter 3: Performing the Basic Installation 55

Chapter 4: Performing Initial Configuration Tasks 83

Part II: Configuration 111

Chapter 1: Configuring Server Roles and Features 113

Chapter 2: Configuring Server Hardware 153

Chapter 3: Using the Control Panel 213

Chapter 4: Working with Workgroups 237

Chapter 5: Promoting Your Server to a Domain Controller 261

Part III: Administration 291

Chapter 1: An Overview of the Administrative Tools Folder 293

Chapter 2: Setting Group Policies 323

Chapter 3: Configuring the Registry 337

Chapter 4: Working with Active Directory 359

Chapter 5: Performing Standard Maintenance 377

Chapter 6: Working at the Command Line 423

Part IV: Networking 437

Chapter 1: An Overview of Windows Server 2008 Networking 439

Chapter 2: Performing Basic Networking Tasks 449

Chapter 3: Accomplishing Advanced Networking Tasks 469

Chapter 4: Diagnosing and Repairing Network Connection Problems 499

Part V: Security 511

Chapter 1: Understanding Windows Server 2008 Security 513

Chapter 2: Configuring Shared Resources 539

Chapter 3: Configuring Internal Security 555

Chapter 4: Working with the Internet 575

Part VI: Windows PowerShell 597

Chapter 1: An Introduction to Windows PowerShell 599

Chapter 2: Understanding the .NET Framework 613

Chapter 3: Working with Scripts and Cmdlets 627

Chapter 4: Creating Your Own Scripts and Cmdlets 637

Part VII: IIS 651

Chapter 1: Understanding the New Interface 653

Chapter 2: Performing Basic Configuration Tasks 679

Chapter 3: Working with Scripted Applications 709

Chapter 4: Working with ASP.NET 731

Chapter 5: Configuring an FTP Server 751

Chapter 6: Configuring IIS Security 763

Part VIII: Services 781

Chapter 1: An Overview of Windows Server 2008 Services 783

Chapter 2: Monitoring and Configuring Services 805

Chapter 3: Using Application-Specific Services 823

Index 835

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