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Mastering Windows Server 2012 R2

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Check out the new Hyper-V, find new and easier ways to remotely connect back into the office, or learn all about Storage Spaces—these are just a few of the features in Windows Server 2012 R2 that are explained in this updated edition from Windows authority Mark Minasi and a team of Windows Server experts led by Kevin Greene. This book gets you up to speed on all of the new features and functions of Windows Server, and includes real-world scenarios to put them in perspective. If you're a system administrator upgrading to, migrating to, or managing Windows Server 2012 R2, find what you need to do the job in this complete resource.

Learn all about:

  • Installing or upgrading to and managing Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Understanding Microsoft NIC teams 2012 and PowerShell
  • Setting up via GUI or updated Server Core 2012
  • Migrating, merging, and modifying your Active Directory
  • Managing address spaces with IPAM
  • Understanding new shared storage, storage spaces, and better tools
  • Controlling access to file shares—a new and improved approach
  • Using and administering Remote Desktop, Virtual Desktop, and Hyper-V®

Introduction xxxi

Chapter 1: What's New in Windows Server 2012 R2 1

Chapter 2: Installing and Upgrading to Windows Server 2012 R2 19

Chapter 3: Introduction to Server Core 105

Chapter 4: Windows Server 2012 R2 Networking Enhancements 147

Chapter 5: IP Address Management and DHCP Failover 175

Chapter 6: DNS and Name Resolution in Windows Server 2012 R2 211

Chapter 7: Active Directory in Windows Server 2012 257

Chapter 8: Creating and Managing User Accounts 377

Chapter 9: Group Policy: AD's Gauntlet and Active Directory Delegation 467

Chapter 10: Active Directory Federation Services 533

Chapter 11: Shared Storage and Clustering Introduction 561

Chapter 12: Windows 2012 R2 Storage: Storage Spaces, SANish Abilities, and Better Tools 589

Chapter 13: Files, Folders, and Basic Shares 649

Chapter 14: Creating and Managing Shared Folders 703

Chapter 15: Dynamic Access Control: File Shares, Reimagined 759

Chapter 16: Sharing Printers on Windows Server 2012 R2 Networks 827

Chapter 17: Remote Server Administration 883

Chapter 18: Connecting Windows and Mac Clients 929

Chapter 19: Web Server Management with IIS 979

Chapter 20: Advanced IP: Routing with Windows 1025

Chapter 21: Getting from the Office to the Road: VPNs 1065

Chapter 22: Adding More Locations: Sites in Active Directory 1123

Chapter 23: The Third DC: Understanding Read-only Domain Controllers 1153

Chapter 24: Creating Larger Active Directory Environments: Beyond One Domain 1185

Chapter 25: Migrating, Merging, and Modifying Your Active Directory 1243

Chapter 26: Advanced User Account Management and User Support 1267

Chapter 27: Server Virtualization with Hyper-V 1339

Chapter 28: Managing Virtual Machines 1399

Chapter 29: Installing, Using, and Administering Remote Desktop Services 1435

Chapter 30: Monitoring Windows Server 2012 R2 1479

Chapter 31: Patch Management 1531

Chapter 32: Windows Server 2012 R2 and Active Directory Backup and Maintenance 1555

Appendix: The Bottom Line 1585

Index 1631

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10533Text correction: Reference to incorrect version of Active Directory Domain Services
The second paragraph, second sentence, incorrectly refers to the previous version of AD FS.
?The newest version, AD FS 2.1? should read
?The newest version, AD FS 3.0?

10539Text correction: "Installing the AD FS Roles and Features Using Server Manager"
The first sentence incorrectly refers to the previous version of AD FS.
"AD FS 2.1 in Windows Server 2012 R2 uses the same great features that were provided in version 2.0..." should read:
"AD FS 3.0 in Windows Server 2012 R2 uses the same great features that were provided in version 2.1..."

21Text Correction
Page 21 states that Standard can have a maximum of 32GB of memory. Foundation has 32, Essentials has 64 and standard has the same as Datacenter, 4TB.