Mastering Windows Server 2012

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-08-12
  • Publisher: Sybex

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In Mastering Windows Server 8, best-selling author Mark Minasi explores every nook and cranny of the essential features of the new version of Microsoft's flagship network operating system to provide the greatest amount of information to be found in any book on the market. Not only does he thoroughly cover the features IT professionals need to know and understand, but he tells it like it is--providing workarounds for things that don't quite work as they should and describes in detail many undocumented features. This is the book that Windows administrators will keep within easy reach.

Author Biography

Mark Minasi, MCSE, is one of the world's leading Windows authorities. He teaches classes in 15 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 or cowritten numerous books, including the popular Mastering Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and The Complete PC Upgrade and Maintenance Guide. Twitter: @mminasi

Table of Contents

Introduction xxxi

Chapter 1 • What’s New in Windows Server 2012 R2 1

Chapter 2 • Installing and Upgrading to Windows Server 2012 R2 19

Chapter 3 • Introduction to Server Core 105

Chapter 4 • Windows Server 2012 R2 Networking Enhancements 147

Chapter 5 • IP Address Management and DHCP Failover 175

Chapter 6 • DNS and Name Resolution in Windows Server 2012 R2 211

Chapter 7 • Active Directory in Windows Server 2012 257

Chapter 8 • Creating and Managing User Accounts 377

Chapter 9 • Group Policy: AD’s Gauntlet and Active Directory Delegation  467

Chapter 10 • Active Directory Federation Services 533

Chapter 11 • Shared Storage and Clustering Introduction 561

Chapter 12 • Windows 2012 R2 Storage: Storage Spaces, SANish Abilities, and Better Tools  589

Chapter 13 • Files, Folders, and Basic Shares 649

Chapter 14 • Creating and Managing Shared Folders 703

Chapter 15 • Dynamic Access Control: File Shares, Reimagined 759

Chapter 16 • Sharing Printers on Windows Server 2012 R2 Networks 827

Chapter 17 • Remote Server Administration 883

Chapter 18 • Connecting Windows and Mac Clients 929

Chapter 19 • Web Server Management with IIS 979

Chapter 20 • Advanced IP: Routing with Windows 1025

Chapter 21 • Getting from the Office to the Road: VPNs 1065

Chapter 22 • Adding More Locations: Sites in Active Directory 1123

Chapter 23 • The Third DC: Understanding Read-only Domain Controllers  1153

Chapter 24 • Creating Larger Active Directory Environments: Beyond One Domain 1185

Chapter 25 • Migrating, Merging, and Modifying Your Active Directory 1243

Chapter 26 • Advanced User Account Management and User Support  1267

Chapter 27 • Server Virtualization with Hyper-V 1339

Chapter 28 • Managing Virtual Machines 1399

Chapter 29 • Installing, Using, and Administering Remote Desktop Services 1435

Chapter 30 • Monitoring Windows Server 2012 R2 1479

Chapter 31 • Patch Management 1531

Chapter 32 • Windows Server 2012 R2 and Active Directory Backup and Maintenance 1555

Appendix • The Bottom Line 1585

Index 1631

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