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Windows Server 2012 Unleashed (Unleashed)by Rand Morimoto
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This is the most comprehensive and realistic guide to Windows Server 2012 planning, design, prototyping, implementation, migration, administration, and support. Extensively updated, it contains unsurpassed independent and objective coverage of Windows Server 2012’s key innovations, including improved virtualization components, enhanced security tools, new web and management resources, and Windows 8 integration.
Windows Server 2012 Unleashed reflects the authors’ extraordinary experience implementing Windows Server 2012 in large-scale environments since its earliest alpha releases, reaching back more than two years prior to its official launch. Microsoft MVP Rand Morimoto and his colleagues fully address every aspect of deploying and operating Windows Server 2012, including Active Directory, networking and core application services, security, migration from Windows Server 2003/2008, administration, fault tolerance, optimization, troubleshooting, and much more.
Valuable for Windows professionals at all skill levels, this book will be especially indispensable for intermediate-to-advanced level professionals seeking expert, in-depth solutions. Every chapter contains tips, tricks, best practices, and lessons learned from actual deployments: practical information for using Windows Server 2012 to solve real business problems.
Windows Server 20012 Unleashed covers the next generation of Windows Server operating system. It will release around the same time as Windows 8, and will integrate with it tightly. Windows Server 2012 includes a number of major updates and improvements to Windows Server, including Hyper-V virtualization, Remote Desktop Services (formerly Terminal Services), remote access technologies, better integration with desktop Windows, better support for cloud platforms, and more. Windows Server 2012 Unleashed will provide the comprehensive, authoritative, and practical information on Windows Server that the many fans of the series have come to expect, from basic installation and migration chapters through the more complex technology chapters on security, disaster recovery, performance optimization, and systems management. The authors - leading Windows Server experts - have written several previous bestselling Unleashed titles on Windows Server, and are extremely familiar with the core Windows 2012 platform. They have been on the early adopter TAP program for Windows 2012 for the past 2 years, more than 18-months before the public "saw" Windows Server 2012, and have been working with actual production implementations of Windows 2012 for the past year. They have based the book on lessons learned, best practices, tips, and tricks built on the experience they've gained prior in those years of working with the product.
About the Author
Rand Morimoto, Ph.D., MVP, MCITP, CISSP, has been in the computer industry for more than 30 years and has authored, coauthored, or been a contributing writer for dozens of books on Windows, Security, Exchange, BizTalk, and Remote and Mobile Computing. Rand is the president of Convergent Computing, an IT-consulting firm in the San Francisco Bay area that has been one of the key early adopter program partners with Microsoft, implementing the latest Microsoft technologies, including Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, System Center 2012, Windows 7, Exchange Server 2013, Windows Server 2012, and SharePoint 2010 in production environments more than 18 months before the initial product releases.
Michael Noel, MCITP, MVP, is an internationally recognized technology expert, bestselling author, and well-known public speaker on a broad range of IT topics. He authored multiple major industry books that have been translated into more than a dozen languages worldwide. Michael has presented at over one hundred technical and business conferences in more than fifty countries around the world and on all seven continents, including the first ever IT conference in Antarctica. Currently a partner at Convergent Computing (www.cco.com) in the San Francisco Bay area, Michael’s writing and extensive public-speaking experience across all seven continents leverage his real-world expertise in helping organizations realize business value from Information Technology infrastructure.
Guy Yardeni, MCITP, CISSP, MVP, is an accomplished infrastructure architect, author, and overall geek-for-hire. Guy has been working in the IT industry for more than 15 years and has extensive experience designing, implementing, and supporting enterprise technology solutions. Guy is an expert at connecting business requirements to technology solutions and driving to successful completion the technical details of the effort while maintaining overall goals and vision. Guy maintains a widely read technical blog at www.rdpfiles.com and is a Windows MVP.
Omar Droubi, MCSE, MCTS, has maintained a successful career and delivered quality work as a senior Information Technology professional for more than 20 years by keeping current with the latest technological developments and trends. As a writer, he has coauthored several Sams Publishing best-selling books, including Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Unleashed, Windows Server 2008 Unleashed, and Windows Server 2008 R2 Unleashed. Omar has also been a contributing writer and technical reviewer on several Microsoft Exchange Server books and publications. He has been deeply involved in testing, designing, and prototyping Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 for the past several years and plans to assist organizations in getting the most out of the latest features included in the products.
Andrew Abbate enjoys the position of principal consultant and partner at Convergent Computing. With nearly 20 years of experience in IT, Andrew’s area of expertise is understanding a business’s needs and translating that to process and technologies to solve real problems. Having worked with companies from the Fortune Ten to companies of 10, Andrew has a unique perspective on IT and a grasp on “big picture” consulting. Andrew has also written eight industry books on varying technologies ranging from Windows to Security to Unified Communications.
Chris Amaris, MCITP, MCTS, CISSP/ISSAP, CHS III, is the chief technology officer and cofounder of Convergent Computing. He has more than 20 years experience consulting for Fortune 500 companies, leading companies in the technology selection, design, planning, and implementation of complex information technology projects. Chris has worked with Microsoft System Center products such as Operations Manager and Configuration Manager since their original releases in 2000 and 1994. He specializes in messaging, security, performance tuning, systems management, and migration. Receiving his first Microsoft technologies certification in 1993, Chris is a current Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) with multiple Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) certifications in System Center technologies, a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) with an Information System Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP) concentration, Certified Homeland Security (CHS III), a Novell CNE, a Banyan CBE, and a Certified Project Manager. Chris is also an author, writer, and technical editor for a number of IT books, including System Center 2012 Unleashed, Network Security for Government and Corporate Executives, Exchange 2010 Unleashed , and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Unleashed.
Table of Contents
Part I: Windows Server 2012 Overview
1: Windows Server 2012 Technology Primer
2: Best Practices at Planning, Prototyping, Migrating, and Deploying Windows Server 2012
3: Installing Windows Server 2012 and Server Core
Part II: Windows Server 2012 Active Directory
4: Active Directory Domain Services Primer
5: Designing a Windows Server 2012 Active Directory
6: Designing Organizational Unit and Group Structure
7: Active Directory Infrastructure
8: Creating Federated Forests and Lightweight Directories
9: Integrating AD in a Unix Environment
Part III: Networking Services
10: Domain Name System, WINS, and DNSSEC
11: DHCP / IPv6 / IPAM
12: Internet Information Services
Part IV: Security
13: Sever-Level Security
14: Transport-Level Security
15: Security Policies, Network Policy Server, and Network Access Protection
Part V: Migrating to Windows Server 2012
16: Migrating from Active Directory 2008 / 2008 R2 to Active Directory 8
17: Compatibility Testing
Part VI: Windows Server 2012 Administration and Management
18: Windows Server 2012 Administration
19: Windows Server 2012 Group Policies and Policy Management
20: Windows Server 2012 Management and Maintenance Practices
21: Automating Tasks using PowerShell Scripting
22: Documenting a Windows Server 2012 Environment
23: Integrating Operations Manager 2012 with Windows Server 2012
Part VII: Remote and Mobile Technologies
24: Server-to-Client Remote and Mobile Access
25: Remote Desktop Services (formerly Terminal Services)
Part VIII: Desktop Administration
26: Windows Server 2012 Administration Tools for Desktops
27: Group Policy Management for Network Clients
Part IX: Fault Tolerance Technologies
28: Filesystem Management and Fault Tolerance
29: System-level Fault Tolerance (Clustering / Network Load Balancing)
30: Backing up the Windows Server 2012 Environment
31: Recovering from a Disaster
Part X: Optimizing, Tuning, Debugging, and Problem Solving
32: Optimizing Windows 2012 for Branch Office Communications
33: Logging and Debugging
34: Capacity Analysis and Performance Optimization Part XI: Integrated Windows Application Services
35: Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Server 36: Deploying and Using Windows Virtualization
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