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MCTS Guide to Microsoft?Windows Server? 2008 Active Directory Configuration prepares students to develop the skills needed to manage a Windows Server 2008 system and to prepare to pass the MCTS 70-640 certification exam. While the focus of topics is on the configuration of Active Directory and related services, coverage of Windows foundational topics such as the file system and networking are also included. Extensive coverage begins with an introduction to Windows Server 2008 and goes on to active directory design, account management, group policy management and configuration, certificate services, AD LDS, AD RMS, AD FS, server core, Windows Hyper-V virtualization, and server management.
This full-color hands-on guide book has been enhanced to make learning even easier by offering more detailed lab setup instructions, expanded chapter summaries, and new practice exams that will reinforce the skills learned.
This full-color hands-on guide book has been enhanced to make learning even easier by offering more detailed lab setup instructions, expanded chapter summaries, and new practice exams that will reinforce the skills learned. It will empower students to successfully pass the MCSE/MCSA certification exam while preparing them to face the real-world challenges of a Microsoft networking professional. The book includes a CD-ROM featuring CoursePrep ExamGuide content as well as CoursePrep test preparation software from MeasureUp, a company approved by Microsoft to develop MCP Exam test prep software offering demos and practice exams.
About the Author
'Dan DiNicolo is an independent technical trainer, consultant, and author. Dan has worked on a variety of training, consulting, and authoring projects for enterprise-level clients throughout the world, including the United States, Canada, Germany, and Ghana.
Dan holds a variety of Cisco and Microsoft technical certifications including CCNA, CCDA, MCSE and MCT. His past projects have covered a variety of different environments including corporate, government, military and non-profit organizations. His main areas of expertise include network security, enterprise internetworking, directory services design, and network administration.Dr. Brian T. McCann has taught courses in managerial economics, strategic management, and entrepreneurship at the undergraduate, MBA and executive education levels. He holds an MBA from Vanderbilt University where he earned the Founder\'s Medal as the top graduate of the class. Dr. McCann received his doctoral training in strategic management at Purdue University\'s Krannert School of Management where he was awarded the Ross Fellowship, the Krannert Certificate for Distinguished Teaching, and the Purdue Research Foundation Research Grant. His more than 10 years of industry experience include running a residential land development company, serving as the CFO for an Internet start-up, and implementing new strategic initiatives for a non-profit economic development group. In addition to co-authoring this MBA-level textbook in managerial economics, Dr. McCann\'s work has appeared or is forthcoming in journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, and Journal of Management Studies. His current research interests span strategic management and entrepreneurship and include the performance implications of firm agglomeration, the effects of ownership structure on competitive behaviors, and the role of threshold-based decision making in the entrepreneurial process.'
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introducing Windows Server 2008. Chapter 2. Installing Windows Server 2008. Chapter 3. Introducing Active Directory. Chapter 4. Active Directory Design and Security Concepts. Chapter 5. Account Management. Chapter 6. Windows File and Print Services. Chapter 7. Configuring Group Policy. Chapter 8. Introduction to Windows Networking. Chapter 9. Configuring DNS for Active Directory. Chapter 10. Configuring and Maintaining the Active Directory Infrastructure. Chapter 11 . Active Directory Certificate Services. Chapter 12 . Additional Active Directory Server Roles. Chapter 13 . Server Management and Monitoring. Appendix A. MCTS 70-640 Exam Objectives. Appendix B. Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration Resources. Appendix C. Virtual Machine Instructions for Selected Activities. Appendix D. A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Server Virtualization Software.