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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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Preface vii

Acknowledgements xi

Friday 2

Part I Friday Evening 4

Session 1 Windows Server 2003 Basics 5

Session 2 Installing windows Server 2003 19

Session 3 Managing Users and Groups 31

Session 4 Using Active Directory 43

Saturday 56

Part II Saturday Morning 58

Session 5 Managing Disks, Files, and File Systems 59

Session 6 Managing File Sharing and File Security 69

Session 7 Managing the Distributed File System 81

Session 8 Advanced File Management 91

Session 9 Managing Printers and Faxes 103

Session 10 Managing Terminal Services 113

Part III Saturday Afternoon 128

Session 11 Configuring Security Policies 129

Session 12 Using the Security Configuration Manager 141

Session 13 Networking with YCP/IP 153

Session 14 Managing the Domain Name System Service 165

Session 15 Managing the Windows Internet Name System Service 175

Session 16 Managing the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol 185

Part IV Saturday Evening 198

Session 17 Managing Internet Information services 199

Session 18 Managing Web Sites 209

Session 19 Managing Routing and Remote Access Services 219

Session 20 Managing the Internet Authentication Service 229

Sunday 244

Part V Sunday Morning 246

Session 21 Managing Virtual Private Networks 247

Session 22 Managing Advanced Network Services 259

Session 23 Using Network Monitor 271

Session 24 Performing Disaster Recovery Operations 285

Session 25 Managing Hardware 293

Session 26 Managing and Maintaining Servers 303

Part VI Sunday Afternoon 316

Session 27 Working with Windows Clusters 317

Session 28 Managing Certificate Services 329

Session 29 Understanding Performance Management 341

Session 30 Performance Tuning and Optimization 353

Part VII Appendixes 362

Appendix A What’s on the CD-ROM 363

Appendix B Answers to Part Reviews 367

Index 381

End-User Agreement 404

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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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