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
Find out everything you want to know-and then some!
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
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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.
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...
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.
|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.
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.