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Windows Server 2003 for Dummies (For Dummies)by Ed Tittel
Synopses & Reviews
Set up and manage a network no experience required!
Discover Internet Information Services, Active Directory, and more
If youre afraid of getting all tangled up in the mysteries of Windows Server 2003, fear no more! This friendly guidebook makes it easy to install, configure, secure, and manage a network. Youll understand networking basics, find out how to use cool new Windows Server 2003 features, and become network-savvy in no time.
The Dummies Way
This handbook includes all you need to find your way around a Windows .NET server-based network, grasp basic networking concepts and terminology, understand network design and layout principles, install and configure Windows.Net server, manage users and secure networks.
Covers the enhanced features and updates of the new version including the Microsoft .NET framework, Active Directory and its new drag and drop object management, Internet Information Server, and the Microsoft Management Console.
Windows .NET Server, the server version of Windows XP, is being promoted as the "most important release since Windows 95" because it will solve the biggest complaints about previous Operating Systems: security concerns, lack of system resources, and instability of programs. This book explores the enhanced features and updates of the new version including the Microsoft .NET framework, Active Directory and its new drag and drop object management, Internet Information Server, and the Microsoft Management Console.
About the Author
Ed Tittel is a computer trainer and author who has worked on more than 20 For Dummies books.
James Michael Stewart is an independent security consultant who works as a writer and trainer.
Table of Contents
Part I: Laying the Network Foundation.
Chapter 1: Making Networks Make Sense.
Chapter 2: Networking the Client/Server Way.
Chapter 3: Matters of Protocol.
Chapter 4: My Kingdom for a Topology!
Part II: Hooking Up the Hardware.
Chapter 5: Network Design Basics.
Chapter 6: Installing Network Interface Cards.
Chapter 7: Hooking Up Your Network.
Part III: Servers, Start Your Engines!
Chapter 8: Meet Windows 2003.
Chapter 9: Ready, Set, Install!
Chapter 10: Configuring Connections to the Universe.
Chapter 11: Doing the Directory Thing.
Chapter 12: Working with Active Directory, Domains, and Trusts.
Chapter 13: Printing on the Network.
Chapter 14: IP Addressing: Zero to Insane in Two Seconds Flat.
Part IV: Running Your Network.
Chapter 15: Managing Users with Active Directory Users and Computers.
Chapter 16: Managing Shares, Permissions, and More.
Chapter 17: Backing Up for a Rainy Day.
Chapter 18: Network Security Management.
Part V: Troubleshooting.
Chapter 19: Using Windows 2003 Troubleshooting Utilities.
Chapter 20: Nixing Network Problems.
Chapter 21: Reactivating Active Directory.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 22: Ten Tips for Installation and Configuration.
Chapter 23: Ten Steps to Networking Nirvana with Windows Server 2003.
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