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Networking All-in-One For Dummies, 5th Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-38098-7
912 pages
November 2012
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The bestselling guide for network administrators, fully updated for Windows 8

If you're responsible for a network, large or small, this book is your one-stop resource for all the essential details you need to know. Fully updated to cover Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, it features the latest on broadband technologies, storage, backup procedures, and all the current networking trends. Nine handy minibooks cover the basics, building a network, administration and security, TCP/IP and the Internet, wireless networking, mobile networking, Windows Server 2012, using other Windows servers, and managing Linux systems.

  • A proven bestseller, with more than 111,000 copies sold in four previous editions
  • Written by veteran IT expert Doug Lowe, who has more than 50 technology books to his credit
  • Provides one-stop shopping for everything networking professionals need to keep large or small networks functioning efficiently
  • Updated with the latest information on building and administering a network, security, wireless and mobile networking, using Windows servers, working with Linux systems, and much more

Networking All-in-One For Dummies, 5th Edition provides what network administrators need to know in a handy, easy-to-use reference.

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Introduction 1

Book I: Networking Basics 7

Chapter 1: Understanding Networks 9

Chapter 2: Understanding Network Protocols and Standards 21

Chapter 3: Understanding Network Hardware 41

Chapter 4: Understanding Network Operating Systems 59

Book II: Building a Network 73

Chapter 1: Planning a Network 75

Chapter 2: Installing Network Hardware 93

Chapter 3: Setting Up a Network Server 107

Chapter 4: Confi guring Windows Clients 117

Chapter 5: Macintosh Networking 133

Chapter 6: Confi guring Other Network Features 141

Chapter 7: Verifying Your Network Installation 151

Chapter 8: Going Virtual 157

Chapter 9: Cloudy with a Chance of Gigabytes 169

Book III: Networking Administration and Security 179

Chapter 1: Help Wanted: Job Description for a Network Administrator 181

Chapter 2: Security 101 195

Chapter 3: Managing User Accounts 205

Chapter 4: Firewalls and Virus Protection 213

Chapter 5: Extending Your Network with VPN Access 225

Chapter 6: Managing Network Software 231

Chapter 7: Solving Network Problems 243

Chapter 8: Network Performance Anxiety 259

Chapter 9: Backing Up Your Data 269

Chapter 10: Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning 281

Book IV: TCP/IP and the Internet 289

Chapter 1: Introduction to TCP/IP and the Internet 291

Chapter 2: Understanding IP Addresses 299

Chapter 3: Using DHCP 317

Chapter 4: Using DNS 331

Chapter 5: Using FTP 357

Chapter 6: TCP/IP Tools and Commands 381

Book V: Wireless Networking 405

Chapter 1: Setting Up a Wireless Network 407

Chapter 2: Securing a Wireless Network 427

Chapter 3: Hotspotting 439

Chapter 4: Troubleshooting a Wireless Network 443

Chapter 5: Wireless Networking with Bluetooth 449

Book VI: Mobile Networking 455

Chapter 1: Managing Mobile Devices 457

Chapter 2: Managing BlackBerry Devices 461

Chapter 3: Managing iOS Devices 469

Chapter 4: Managing Android Devices 477

Chapter 5: Managing Netbooks 481

Book VII: Windows Server 2012 Reference 485

Chapter 1: Installing and Confi guring Windows Server 2012 487

Chapter 2: Managing Windows Server 2012 501

Chapter 3: Dealing with Active Directory 517

Chapter 4: Managing Windows User Accounts 527

Chapter 5: Managing a File Server 549

Chapter 6: Using Group Policy 563

Chapter 7: Troubleshooting 575

Chapter 8: Windows Commands 587

Book VIII: Using Other Windows Servers 615

Chapter 1: Using Internet Information System (IIS) 617

Chapter 2: Managing Exchange Server 2010 627

Chapter 3: Using SQL Server 2012 647

Chapter 4: Using SharePoint 663

Book IX: Managing Linux Systems 677

Chapter 1: Installing a Linux Server 679

Chapter 2: Getting Used to Linux 693

Chapter 3: Basic Linux Network Configuration 701

Chapter 4: Running DHCP and DNS 713

Chapter 5: Doing the Samba Dance 723

Chapter 6: Running Apache 737

Chapter 7: Running Sendmail 749

Chapter 8: Running FTP 759

Chapter 9: Linux Commands 763

Appendix A: Directory of Useful Websites 791

Appendix B: Glossary 799

Index 825

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Doug Lowe is an IT director who has been managing corporate networks for more than 20 years. He has written more than 50 books that demystify everything from Microsoft Office to client/server computing to creating web pages. Among them is the perennial bestseller Networking For Dummies.

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