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Windows Server 2003 Weekend Crash Course

ISBN: 978-0-7645-4925-0
432 pages
December 2002
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Focus: Book consists of 30 sessions that teach the core concepts of Windows .NET Server to Windows Administrators over a weekend. Covers the new features of the Windows .NET Server, including headless servers, Remote Desktop Services (RDS), and performance management. Learn how to implement Windows .NET Server as the base OS for the Microsoft .NET Framework and.NET Enterprise Servers, including SQL Server 2000 and Exchange 2000 Server. Covers Windows .NET Server's improvements to networking, Active Directory, usability, reliability, scalability, disaster recovery, management, and Internet integration as well as Windows basics and architecture; installing the Windows .NET Server; and managing server security.
Running example: A running example of a fictitious major international bank is used to demonstrate key concepts.
Windows interface tutorial on CD: For readers with no prior Windows experience at all, a Windows interface tutorial will be included as an appendix on the CD that accompanies the book.
WCC series features: Each session takes 30 minutes to complete. Four time-to-go icons gauge the reader's progress through any given session. "Quiz Yourself" questions (at the end of each session) and "Part Review" questions allow the reader to review what they have just learned. Skill assessment software on the CD-ROM helps readers gauge their skill level before and after reading this book.

The CD-ROM has skills assessment software based on the sessions in the book and an appendix on the Windows interface.
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Part I: Friday Evening.

Session 1: Windows Server 2003 Basics.

Session 2: Installing Windows Server 2003.

Session 3: Managing Users and Groups.

Session 4: Using Active Directory.


Part II: Saturday Morning.

Session 5: Managing Disks, Files, and File Systems.

Session 6: Managing File Sharing and File Security.

Session 7: Managing the Distributed File System.

Session 8: Advanced File Management.

Session 9: Managing Printers and Faxes.

Session 10: Managing Terminal Services.

Part III: Saturday Afternoon.

Session 11: Configuring Security Policies.

Session 12: Using the Security Configuration Manager.

Session 13: Networking with TCP/IP.

Session 14: Managing the Domain Name System Service.

Session 15: Managing the Windows Internet Name System Service.

Session 16: Managing the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol.

Part IV: Saturday Evening.

Session 17: Managing Internet Information Services.

Session 18: Managing Web Sites.

Session 19: Managing Routing and Remote Access Services.

Session 20: Managing the Internet Authentication Service.


Part V: Sunday Morning.

Session 21: Managing Virtual Private Networks.

Session 22: Managing Advanced Network Services.

Session 23: Using Network Monitor.

Session 24: Performing Disaster Recovery Operations.

Session 25: Managing Hardware.

Session 26: Managing and Maintaining Servers.

Part VI: Sunday Afternoon.

Session 27: Working with Windows Clusters.

Session 28: Managing Certificate Services.

Session 29: Understanding Performance Management.

Session 30: Performance Tuning and Optimization.

Part VII: Appendixes.

Appendix A: What's on the CD-ROM.

Appendix B: Answers to Part Reviews.


End-User License Agreement.

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Don Jones (Carson City, NV) is a computer consultant specializing in Microsoft products and solutions. He is a frequent speaker at Microsoft conferences and participates in the Microsoft Certified Professional Exam development process. Don has worked for 2 "Dot Coms," developing their e-commerce initiatives. He is also the author of the Microsoft.NET E-Commerce Bible (HMI, July 2001) and Microsoft Application Center 2000 Configuration and Administration (HMI, Nov.2001). He also co-authored E-Commerce for Dummies (HMI, August 2001). Since Don lives in a "recreational vehicle," he moves around often. Currently, he is in Las Vegas.
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