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Networking All-in-One For Dummies, 6th Edition

ISBN: 978-1-119-15472-3
912 pages
February 2016
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Are you ready to build a network, but aren't sure where to start? Networking All-In-One For Dummies, 6th Edition walks you through the basics. With nine self-contained minibooks that feature the latest updates on networking trends, including revised content for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016, as well as updated coverage of broadband technologies, storage, and back-up, this fully-updated text will become your go-to guide for network development. This easy-to-understand guide gives you everything you need to dive into the network development game.

Networking entails the connection of two or more computers, allowing them to share resources and exchange data. This is essential in the workplace, and has become highly popular in home settings as more and more people are connecting their home computers. Whether you're a network administrator or someone who wants to create a home-based network, understanding how to build your network effectively is critical to your success.

  • Learn networking basics, including what a network is and how to build one
  • Understand how to effectively carry out network administration while maintaining high levels of security
  • Explore different types of networking, including wireless and mobile
  • Leverage the most up to date information that covers the latest networking trends and practices

Networking All-In-One For Dummies, 6th Edition is the best-selling resource you need to catch up on the latest networking tools and trends.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Book I: Planning a Network 5

Chapter 1: Understanding Networks 7

Chapter 2: Planning a Network 23

Chapter 3: Installing Network Hardware 41

Chapter 4: Setting Up a Server 53

Chapter 5: Configuring Windows Clients 63

Chapter 6: Mac Networking 73

Chapter 7: Configuring Other Network Features 81

Chapter 8: Setting Up a Wireless Network 89

Book II: Network Administration 119

Chapter 1: Help Wanted: Job Description for a Network Administrator 121

Chapter 2: Security 101 135

Chapter 3: Managing User Accounts 145

Chapter 4: Firewalls and Virus Protection 153

Chapter 5: Blocking Spam 165

Chapter 6: Managing Network Software 177

Chapter 7: Solving Network Problems 189

Chapter 8: Backing Up Your Data 205

Chapter 9: Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning 217

Book III: Protocols 225

Chapter 1: Understanding Network Protocols and Standards 227

Chapter 2: Introduction to TCP/IP and the Internet 249

Chapter 3: Understanding IP Addresses 257

Chapter 4: Using DHCP 275

Chapter 5: Using DNS 291

Chapter 6: Using FTP 317

Chapter 7: TCP/IP Tools and Commands 339

Book IV: Going Virtual 365

Chapter 1: Introducing Virtualization 367

Chapter 2: Working with Hyper‐V 377

Chapter 3: Working with VMware 395

Chapter 4: Virtualizing Your Desktops 405

Book V: Remote Networking 413

Chapter 1: Managing Mobile Devices 415

Chapter 2: Working with VPN for Remote Access 429

Chapter 3: Using Remote Desktop Access 435

Chapter 4: Using Remote Assistance 447

Book VI: Cloud Networking 455

Chapter 1: Cloudy with a Chance of Gigabytes 457

Chapter 2: Using Essential Cloud Services 467

Chapter 3: Administering Office 365 477

Chapter 4: Using SharePoint Online 485

Book VII: Windows Server 2016 Reference 497

Chapter 1: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2016 499

Chapter 2: Managing Windows Server 2016 513

Chapter 3: Dealing with Active Directory 529

Chapter 4: Managing Windows User Accounts 541

Chapter 5: Managing a File Server 563

Chapter 6: Using Group Policy 577

Chapter 7: Troubleshooting 589

Chapter 8: Windows Commands 601

Book VIII: Using Other Windows Servers 629

Chapter 1: Using Internet Information Services 631

Chapter 2: Managing Exchange Server 2016 641

Chapter 3: Using SQL Server 2014 659

Book IX: Managing Linux Systems 675

Chapter 1: Installing a Linux Server 677

Chapter 2: Getting Used to Linux 689

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 765

Appendix A: Directory of Useful Websites 793

Appendix B: Glossary 801

Index 829

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Author Information

Doug Lowe has been managing networks for over 20 years and is currently information technology director for a civil engineering firm. A prolific author, he has written more than 30 For Dummies books. Doug has demystified everything from memory management to client/server computing.

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