Hands-On Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Administration

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Hands-On Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Administration

Windows Server 2008 is the most advanced Windows Server operating system yet, designed to power the next-generation of networks, applications, and Web services. With Windows Server 2008 you can develop, deliver, and manage rich user experiences and applications, provide a highly secure network infrastructure, and increase technological efficiency and value within your organization.

Hands-On Microsoft Windows Server 2008 is the perfect resource for learning Windows Server 2008 from the ground-up! Designed to build a foundation in basic server administration, the book requires no previous server experience. It covers all of the critical Windows Server 2008 features, including the features unique to this new server operating system, from Windows Server 2008 features and versions to installing, configuring, and using Hyper-V virtual server capabilities. Like other books in the widely successful Hands-On series, a variety of hands-on projects are located throughout each chapter, which can be completed in server console, remote connection, Internet, and virtual server environments.

Partial Contents:

Windows Server 2008 Versions
Windows Server 2008 Features
Installing Windows Server 2008
Troubleshooting Installation Problems
Using Windows Deployment Services
Installing and managing Service Packs
Using Server Manager
Installing and Removing Server Roles
Planning a Windows Server 2008 Network Model

Configuring The Operating System:
Configuring Performance Options
Configuring Environmental Variables
Configuring Startup and Recovery
Configuring Power Options
Installing a Protocol
Configuring Hardware Devices
Understanding the Windows 2008 Registry

Configuring Folder and File Security:
Configuring Shared Folders
Troubleshooting Shared Folder Security
Containers in Active Directory
Creating User Accounts in Active Directory
Publishing a Shared Folder in Active Directory
Implementing Distributed File Systems

Installing Local and Shared Printers:
Configuring a Network or Internet Printer
Configuring Printer Security
Managing Print Jobs
Troubleshooting Printing Problems

Managing Disks:
Basic Disks
Dynamic Disks
Using RAID Volumes

Storage Manager for SANs (Storage Area Networks)

Windows Server Backup:
Configuring Backup Performance
Scheduling Backups
Performing a Recovery

Implementing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting DNS
Implementing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting DHCP
Implementing, Managing, and Troubleshooting IIS Server

Implementing a Virtual Private Network
Configuring a Remote Access Server
Troubleshooting VPN and Remote Access

Installing, Configuring, and Managing Terminal Services

Active Directory Rights Management Services
Configuring Security Using Security Templates
Configuring Security Using Policies

Using Drive Encryption
Configuring NAT
Windows Firewall

Using Task Manager
monitoring applications
monitoring processes
monitoring services
monitoring users
monitoring performance
monitoring network perfromance
setting priorities

Using Performance Monitor
Using Reliability Monitor
Implementing the SNMP Service
Managing System Reliability and Availability
Resolving Boot Problems
Using and Configuring Event Viewer
Troubleshooting Connectivity
Remote Server Administration Tools
A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Server Virtualization Software

Hands-On Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Administration

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