Microsoft Windows Server 2008: The Complete Reference

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-03-20
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Your Definitive Resource on Microsoft Windows Server 2008"Build your network the right way with expert advice! This book provides real-world help in implementing Windows Server 2008 with attention to the use of virtualization solutions covering all you need to know in one well-written guide to success." --Bob Kelly, AppDeploy.com and Technical ReviewerPlan, set up, and administer a powerful, scalable Microsoft Windows Server 2008 environment. Featuring detailed explanations, best practices, pragmatic checklists, and real-world implementation examples, this comprehensive resource shows you how to deploy, manage, and secure WS08 on enterprise networks of all sizes.Microsoft Windows Server 2008: The Complete Reference explains how to develop migration plans and transition to WS08, configure AD and Internet services, handle print and Web servers, and work with resource pools and network delegation rights. You'll get full coverage of the latest virtualization techniques, OU strategies, remote administration features, and storage maintenance utilities. Find out how to tune performance, deploy bulletproof security, create reliable system backups, and design failsafe disaster recovery plans. You'll also learn to rely on resource pools and virtual service offerings to create the very best Windows infrastructure implementation. Migrate legacy networks to a Windows Server 2008-based infrastructure Configure ADDS, User Services, DNS, DHCP, and IIS7 Set up the Network and Build Network Infrastructure Servers Use Server Core to run the Hyper-V role on host servers Design user and computer Group Policy strategies, network delegation rights, and OU strategies Manage file, print, application, terminal, Web, and collaboration servers as virtual service offerings Administer WS08 from the MMC, PowerShell, desktop, and command line Optimize redundancy using Windows Clustering Services and NLB on both host and virtual machines Secure WS08 using the Castle Defense System, BitLocker, Kerberos, EFS, PKI, smart cards, and biometrics Back up and restore data using WBAdmin.exe, the Volume Shadow Copy service, and the Recovery Wizard Rely on the most up-to-date task list to create a complete administration plan once the network is deployed

Author Biography

Nelson Ruest is a senior enterprise consultant with more than 20 years of experience in network, PC, and server design and migration. He is the coauthor of Windows Server 2003: Best Practices for Enterprise Deployments.

Danielle Ruest is a workflow architect and consultant for large IT projects. She is the coauthor of Windows Server 2003 Pocket Administration.

Table of Contents

Tour Windows Server 2008
The Windows Server 2008 Delta
Interact with Windows Server 2008
Plan and Prepare
Plan for Windows Server 2008
Explore Windows Server 2008 Installation Modes
Design Server Roles
Prepare Your Identity Management
Build the Windows Server 1008 Network Infrastructure
Manage Objects with Windows Server 2008
Prepare for Object Management
Build the Virtual Service Offerings Infrastructure: File and Print Servers
Build the Virtual Service Offerings Infrastructure: Application-Oriented Servers
Secure Windows Server 2008
Design Your Security Infrastructure
Build for Business Continuity
Migrate to Windows Server 2008
Put the VSO Network into Production
Administer Windows Server 2008
Common Administration Tasks
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