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Windows Server 2008 For Dummies



Windows Server 2008 For Dummies

Ed Tittel, Justin Korelc

ISBN: 978-1-118-05207-5 February 2011 432 Pages

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If you’re curious, but hesitant, about finding your way around Microsoft’s new Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 For Dummies is the book for you. This friendly reference shows you everything you need to know — from installation and deployment to building and running a Windows Server 2008 network.

Server-based networking really is a big deal, and this 100% plain-English guide helps you make the most of it. You’ll find out about Windows Server 2008’s important functions, capabilities and requirements; develop a network implementation plan; take a step-by-step walkthrough of the installation process; and get valuable tips on how to boost your bandwidth beyond belief! Before you know it, you’ll be configuring connections to the Universe, working with active directory, and treating domains and controllers like old pals. Discover how to:

  • Build and connect your network
  • Install and configure Windows Server 2008
  • Set up and manage directory services
  • Manage users and groups
  • Install and manage print servers
  • Secure your network
  • Troubleshoot active networks
  • Plan for installing Active Directory
  • Proclaim and manage your own domain
  • Resolve names between TCP/IP and NetBIOS
  • Manage shares, permissions, and more
  • Develop and implement a regular backup protocol

Windows Server 2008 For Dummies may be easy-going, but it’s simply packed with need-to-know stuff that will send you diving into Windows Server 2008 experience just for the fun of it. So start now!

Introduction 1

Part I: Servers at Your Service 7

Chapter 1: Making Windows Server 2008 Serve You 9

Chapter 2: Server Networking Principles 21

Chapter 3: Building Your Network 39

Chapter 4: Hooking Up Your Network 57

Part II: Servers, Start Your Engines 71

Chapter 5: Ready, Set, Install! 73

Chapter 6: Configuring Connections to the Universe 93

Chapter 7: Doing the Directory Thing 115

Chapter 8: Working with Active Directory, Domains, and Trusts 137

Chapter 9: Printing on the Network 155

Chapter 10: IP Addressing: Zero to Insane in Two Seconds Flat 175

Part III: Running Your Network 199

Chapter 11: Managing Users with Active Directory Users and Computers 201

Chapter 12: Managing Shares, Permissions, and More 227

Chapter 13: Preparing for That Rainy Day 241

Chapter 14: Network Security Management 263

Part IV: Serve It Yourself 281

Chapter 15: How to Be a DIY Guru 283

Chapter 16: Servers the Intel Way 297

Chapter 17: Servers the AMD Way 315

Chapter 18: Taking Care of Your Own Issues 331

Part V: The Part of Tens 351

Chapter 19: Ten Tips for Installation and Configuration 353

Chapter 20: Ten Steps to Networking Nirvana with Windows Server 2008 363

Part VI: Appendixes 371

Appendix A: Server Components and Technologies 373

Appendix B: Windows Troubleshooting Resources.385

Index 391

Bonus Chapter: What Makes Servers Special