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Mastering Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2

ISBN: 978-0-470-53286-7
1488 pages
February 2010
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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

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Table of Contents

Introduction . xxix

Chapter 1 • What’s New in Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 1

Chapter 2 • Installing and Upgrading to Windows Server 2008 R2 17

Chapter 3 • The New Server: Introduction to Server Core 111

Chapter 4 • Windows Server 2008 IPv4: What Has Changed? 165

Chapter 5 • DNS and Naming in Server 2008 and Active Directory 179

Chapter 6 • Creating the Simple AD: The One-Domain, One-Location AD 227

Chapter 7 • Creating and Managing User Accounts 279

Chapter 8 • Group Policy: AD’s Gauntlet 359

Chapter 9 • Active Directory Delegation 419

Chapter 10 • Files, Folders, and Shares 431

Chapter 11 • Creating and Managing Shared Folders 471

Chapter 12 • SYSVOL: Old and New 517

Chapter 13 • Sharing Printers on Windows Server 2008 R2 Networks 539

Chapter 14 • Remote Server Administration 595

Chapter 15 • Connecting Windows Clients to the Server 627

Chapter 16 • Working the Web with IIS 7.0 and 7.5 683

Chapter 17 • Watching Your System 745

Chapter 18 • Windows Server 2008 R2 and Active Directory Backup and Maintenance 793

Chapter 19 • Advanced IP: Routing with Windows 817

Chapter 20 • Getting from the Office to the Road: VPNs 853

Chapter 21 • Adding More Locations: Sites in Active Directory 909

Chapter 22 • The Third DC: Understanding Read-Only Domain Controllers 937

Chapter 23 • Creating Larger Active Directory Environments: Beyond One Domain 967

Chapter 24 • Migrating, Merging, and Modifying Your Active Directory 1023

Chapter 25 • Installing, Using, and Administering Remote Desktop Services 1067

Chapter 26 • Connecting Mac OS X Clients 1117

Chapter 27 • Patch Management 1127

Chapter 28 • File Shares Made Even Better: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 1149

Chapter 29 • Server Virtualization with Hyper-V 1215

Chapter 30 • Advanced User Account Management and User Support 1295

Appendix • The Bottom Line 1363

Index 1399

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Author Information

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.
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Do you think you've discovered an error in this book? Please check the list of errata below to see if we've already addressed the error. If not, please submit the error via our Errata Form. We will attempt to verify your error; if you're right, we will post a correction below.

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2 19 Text correction: typographical error
Under "Installation Requirements," the second sentence is mispunctuated. It should read:
"Be aware that minimum means exactly that; the operating system will run, but it will not necessarily run very well."
3/17/10 1st
2 21 Text correction
The second sentence in the second paragraph under "64-bit Support" is imprecise. "Microsoft made it an official policy to end support for 32-bit server products..." should read:
"Microsoft made it an official policy to end development of 32-bit server products..."
3/18/10 1st
2 27 Text correction
In the sidebar headed "Full Installation or Server Core," the second-to-last sentence contains an omission. It should read:
"Windows Server 2008 R2 does include a version of .NET."
3/17/10 1st
2 35 Correction: Errors in Figure 2.15
Figure 2.15 incorrectly identifies the supported upgrade paths. The two lefthand-most boxes in the figure are correct. All the others are in error. The center box in the top row should say "Windows Server 2008 x86 Full Installation". The center and righthand boxes in the second row should say "Windows Server 2008 x64 Full Installation" and "Windows Server 2008 R2 Full Installation" respectively. The lone box in the third row should say "Windows Server 2008 x86 Core Installation" and the bottom-most row should say "Windows Server 2008 x64 Core Installation" and "Windows Server 2008 R2 Core Installation" reading left to right.
3/17/10 1st
30 1310 Text correction
In the second sentence in the second full paragraph after the list at the top of the page, remove "in the profile" so the sentence reads:
"A new profile is created and is named after the user."
3/17/10 1st
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Press Release

June 30, 2010
Mastering Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2

Renowned Sybex Author, Mark Minasi discusses Windows Server 2008 R2, the newest version of Microsoft's Windows' server line of operating system.

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