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Windows Server 2008 for Dummies (For Dummies)by Ed Tittel
Synopses & Reviews
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:
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!
Windows Server 2008 administration explained in plain English
Take advantage of enhanced features, functions, and capabilities
If you're curious — but hesitant — to start using Microsoft's newest enterprise operating system, then this is the book for you! Within this friendly reference, you'll find everything you need to know about Windows Server 2008. From installation and deployment to building and running a Windows Server 2008–based network, you'll gain the knowledge you need to use Windows Server 2008 immediately.
Discover how to:
Windows Server X (code-named Longhorn) is the next Windows Server OS. It is following Windows Vista.
* What the book covers: The book starts with the basics of installation and configuration, covers the basic day-to-day administrative tasks, Active Directory, IIS, and networking and then goes into the enhanced features and updates of the new version including enhanced security features, IIS, networking with Vista, the PowerShell, new memory and disk management capabilities and more.
About the Author
Ed Tittel is an author, instructor, and consultant and has more than 120 books to his credit. Justin Korelc is an author and researcher.
Table of Contents
Part I: Servers at Your Service.
Chapter 1: Making Windows Server 2008 Serve You.
Chapter 2: Server Networking Principles.
Chapter 3: Building Your Network.
Chapter 4: Hooking Up Your Network.
Part II: Servers, Start Your Engines.
Chapter 5: Ready, Set, Install!
Chapter 6: Configuring Connections to the Universe.
Chapter 7: Doing the Directory Thing.
Chapter 8: Working with Active Directory, Domains, and Trusts.
Chapter 9: Printing on the Network.
Chapter 10: IP Addressing: Zero to Insane in Two Seconds Flat.
Part III: Running Your Network.
Chapter 11: Managing Users with Active Directory Users and Computers.
Chapter 12: Managing Shares, Permissions, and More.
Chapter 13: Preparing for That Rainy Day.
Chapter 14: Network Security Management.
Part IV: Serve It Yourself.
Chapter 15: How to Be a DIY Guru.
Chapter 16: Servers the Intel Way.
Chapter 17: Servers the AMD Way.
Chapter 18: Taking Care of Your Own Issues.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 19: Ten Tips for Installation and Configuration.
Chapter 20: Ten Steps to Networking Nirvana with Windows Server 2008.
Part VI: Appendixes.
Appendix A: Server Components and Technologies.
Appendix B: Windows Troubleshooting Resources.
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