Mastering Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-02-02
  • Publisher: Sybex

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Your Essential Guide to Windows Server 2008 R2

If you're a systems administrator, Windows Server 2008 R2 can help you streamline workflows, automate functions, virtualize, and get the most out of Windows 7. And with the step-by-step instruction in this comprehensive guide from leading Windows authority Mark Minasi, you'll get there even faster.

This book not only walks you through Windows Server 2008 R2 from the ground up, it also describes features and workarounds to help you optimize your Server 2008 environment. It's packed with information—you'll soon master the new Active Directory®, Remote Desktop Services, Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V, and much more. This is the perfectgo-to reference on Windows Server 2008 R2.

Coverage includes:

-Getting up to speed on all the new technology and features in R2

-Performing a clean, manual installation on a virtual or lab machine, or doing an unattended installation

-Understanding Server Core and what is new in Windows Server 2008 iPv4

-Creating a one-domain, one-location, simple Active Directory (AD)

-Managing user accounts, group policies, and files and filesharing

-Setting up routing, VPNs, additional sites in Active Directory, and more

-Adding Mac clients and administering Remote Desktop Services

-Updating your system with Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)

Deploy Windows Server 2008 R2 in Your Enterprise

Learn Tips and Workarounds from Windows Guru Mark Minasi

Master Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V, Remote Desktop Services, and More

Integrate with Windows 7

Streamline and Automate Routine Server Administration Tasks

Reinforce Your Skills with Real-World Examples

The one book you absolutely need to get up and running with Windows Server 2008 R2.

One of the world's leading Windows authorities and top-selling author Mark Minasi explores every nook and cranny of the latest version of Microsoft's flagship network operating system, Windows Server 2008 R2, giving you the most in-depth coverage in any book on the market.

-Focuses on Windows Windows Server 2008 R2, the newest version of Microsoft's Windows' server line of operating system, and the ideal server for new Windows 7 clients

-Author Mark Minasi is one of the world's leading Windows authorities and has taught tens of thousands of people to design and run Windows networks

-Covers Windows storage concepts and skills, Windows Server 2008 IP, WINS, NetBIOS, LMHosts, DNS, creating the simple Active Directory, and creating and managing user accounts

-Explains Group Policy in Active Directory; files, folders and shares; Sysvol, old and new; sharing printers on the network; remote server administration; connecting Windows clients to your network; working the Web with IIS 7.0; and AD maintenance and recovery

-Provides workarounds for things that don't quite work as they should and how-tos for many undocumented features

-Find out everything you want to know-and then some!

Author Biography

Mark Minasi, CS Directory Services MVP, is one of the world's leading Windows authorities. He teaches classes in two dozen countries and is a much sought-after speaker at conferences and industry gathering keynotes. His firm, MR&D, has taught tens of thousands of people to design and run Windows networks. Mark has written over 15 books for Sybex, including the market-leading Mastering Windows Server 2003 and The Complete PC Upgrade and Maintenance Guide.

Table of Contents

What's New: Why Windows Server 2008?
Installing and Upgrading Your Network to Server 2008
The New Server: Introduction to Server Core
Windows Server 2008 IPv4: The New Stuff
DNS and Naming in Server 2008 and Active Directory
Creating the Simple AD: the One-Domain, One-Location AD
Creating and Managing User Accounts
Group Policy: AD's Gauntlet
Dividing Up the Work: Delegation in AD
File, Folders, and Shares
File Shares Made Better: DFS and DFS-N
Sysvol Old and New
Sharing Printers on Windows Server 2008 R2 Networks
Remote Server Administration
Connecting Windows Clients to Your Network
Working the Web: Using IIS 7.0
Watching Your System
Windows Server 2008 R2 and Active Directory Backup and Maintenance
Advanced IP: Routing with Windows
Getting from the Office to the Road: VPNs
Adding More Locations: Sites in Active Directory
The Third DC: Understanding Read-Only Domain Controllers
Creating Larger Active Directory Environments: Beyond One Domain
Migrating, Merging, and Modifying your AD
Installing, Using, and Administering Remote Desktop Services
Connecting Mac OS X Clients
Patching Your System: WSUS
File Shares Made Even Better: Windows SharePoint Services
Server Virtualization Using Hyper-V
Advanced User Account Management and User Support
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Great book as expected July 28, 2011
Great textbook, good for beginners or experts just looking for the changes for the newer versions of windows server. I have found it to be just as informative as the other "Mastering" Books I've had from Mark Minasi. He has covered everything I'd expect from a book like this and it is easy to follow. Highly recommended.
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