Synopses & Reviews
Get the critical information you need to build and run a Windows Small Business Server 2008–based network. This essential, single-volume reference details system capabilities and components—including Premium Edition features. Gain the real-world insights, workarounds, and troubleshooting tactics you need for on-the-job results.
Discover how to:
- Plan availability, security features, and fault tolerance into network infrastructure
- Use Hyper-V to install and manage your network more efficiently
- Migrate an existing Small Business Server 2003 network
- Create and manage user roles, groups, and permissions
- Configure hard disks for data integrity and redundancy, and manage storage
- Set up e-mail and Internet connectivity
- Use the console to manage network settings, shared resources, and backups—locally or remotely
- Organize security settings with Group Policy preferences
- Monitor, troubleshoot, and tune system performance
Get up and running with Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials quickly -- guided by Microsoft server technology experts. This hands-on guide provides tips and extensive walkthroughs to help you successfully deploy, manage, and support your company's network and applications -- regardless of your IT knowledge and experience.
Discover how to:
- Install Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials and manage everyday operations
- Configure the server for different clients, including Windows® 7
- Deploy and manage applications you need to run your business -- and help protect data
- Provide online services for email, collaboration, and Customer Relationship Management
- Take advantage of cloud services such as hosted Microsoft Exchange® and Microsoft SharePoint 2010®
- Get an overview of add-ins and learn how to install them
About the Author
Charlie Russel is an information technology consultant, specializing in combined Windows and UNIX networks. He is also a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for Windows Server and Security. Together with Sharon Crawford, Charlie authored the top selling Windows Server 2008 Administrator’s Companion by Microsoft Press as well as the Windows Small Business Server 2008 Administrator's Companion. Charlie also co-authored the Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Administrator's Companion.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments; Introduction; How to Use This Book; Whats In This Book; System Requirements; Talk to Us!; Support for This Book; Part I: Preparation and Planning; Chapter 1: Introducing Windows Small Business Server 2008; 1.1 Windows Small Business Server Editions; 1.2 Standard Edition; 1.3 Premium Edition; 1.4 Hardware Requirements; 1.5 Restrictions on Windows SBS 2008; 1.6 Summary; Chapter 2: Understanding 64-Bit Windows; 2.1 Why the Change?; 2.2 What Are the Advantages?; 2.3 What Are the Challenges?; 2.4 What About Clients?; 2.5 Summary; Chapter 3: Planning Your SBS Network; 3.1 Planning the Network Infrastructure; 3.2 Choosing Naming Conventions; 3.3 Planning for Security; 3.4 Summary; Chapter 4: Planning Fault Tolerance and Avoidance; 4.1 Mean Time to Failure and Mean Time to Recover; 4.2 Protecting the Power Supply; 4.3 Disk Arrays; 4.4 Redundant Networking; 4.5 Other Spare Parts; 4.6 Summary; Part II: Installation and Setup; Chapter 5: Installing SBS 2008; 5.1 Planning; 5.2 Preparing the Server; 5.3 Installation; 5.4 Summary; Chapter 6: Configuring SBS in Hyper-V; 6.1 Hyper-V Overview; 6.2 Installation; 6.3 Initial Configuration; 6.4 Creating a Virtual Machine; 6.5 Working with a Virtual Machine; 6.6 SBS in Hyper-V; 6.7 Summary; Chapter 7: Migrating from Windows Small Business Server 2003; 7.1 The Migration Process; 7.2 Preparing Your Server; 7.3 Creating a Migration Answer File; 7.4 Installing SBS 2008; 7.5 Migrating Settings and Data; 7.6 Summary; Chapter 8: Completing the Getting Started Tasks; 8.1 Using the Windows SBS Console; 8.2 Connect to the Internet; 8.3 Customer Feedback Options; 8.4 Set Up Your Internet Address; 8.5 Configure E-Mail; 8.6 Add a Trusted Certificate; 8.7 Protect Your Server with Live OneCare; 8.8 Add Users, Computers, and Devices; 8.9 Network Essentials Summary; 8.10 Summary; Part III: Performing Basic Tasks; Chapter 9: Managing Users and Groups; 9.1 Understanding Groups; 9.2 Creating Groups; 9.3 Working with Groups; 9.4 Managing User Roles; 9.5 Adding a New User Account; 9.6 Adding Multiple User Accounts; 9.7 Giving Users Access to Computers; 9.8 Summary; Chapter 10: Shares and Permissions; 10.1 Share Permissions v. File Permissions; 10.2 NTFS Permissions; 10.3 Adding a Shared Folder; 10.4 Special Shares; 10.5 Effective Permissions; 10.6 Defining User Rights; 10.7 Managing Default User Rights Assignments; 10.8 Summary; Chapter 11: Disk Management; 11.1 The Search for Disaster Protection; 11.2 Choosing the Storage Solution for Your Network; 11.3 Managing Disks; 11.4 Partitions and Volumes; 11.5 Summary; Chapter 12: Storage Management; 12.1 Distributed File System (DFS); 12.2 Using File Server Resource Manager; 12.3 Summary; Chapter 13: Installing and Managing Printers; 13.1 Understanding Print Servers; 13.2 Selecting Printers; 13.3 Planning Printer Placement; 13.4 Installing Printers; 13.5 Adding Client Drivers for Shared Printers; 13.6 Setting Security Options; 13.7 Setting Up a Printer Pool; 13.8 Configuring Print Spooling; 13.9 Using the Fax Service; 13.10 Summary; Chapter 14: Managing Computers on the Network; 14.1 Connecting Computers to the Network; 14.2 Using Remote Web Workplace; 14.3 Managing Computers; 14.4 Summary; Chapter 15: Managing Software Updates; 15.1 Why Patching Is Important; 15.2 The Patching Cycle; 15.3 Using SBS Software Updates; 15.4 Third-Party Solutions; 15.5 Summary; Chapter 16: Configuring Backup; 16.1 Configuring the Backup Service; 16.2 Using the Backup Once Wizard; 16.3 Recovering Backups; 16.4 Using the Wbadmin Command; 16.5 Windows Home Server; 16.6 Summary; Part IV: Performing Advanced Tasks; Chapter 17: Windows SBS Console v. Server Manager; 17.1 Adding (and Removing) Roles and Features; 17.2 Using the Native Consoles; 17.3 Summary; Chapter 18: Configuring and Managing E-Mail; 18.1 Basic E-Mail Configuration; 18.2 POP3 E-Mail; 18.3 Advanced E-Mail Configuration; 18.4 Forefront Server Security for Exchange Server; 18.5 Summary; Chapter 19: Managing Connectivity; 19.1 DHCP and DNS; 19.2 Wireless Connectivity; 19.3 Windows Firewall; 19.4 Remote Web Workplace (RWW); 19.5 Virtual Private Networks (VPNs); 19.6 Fixing Network Problems; 19.7 Summary; Chapter 20: Using Group Policy; 20.1 Components of Group Policy; 20.2 Group Policy Objects; 20.3 Managing Group Policies; 20.4 Creating a Group Policy Object; 20.5 Deleting a Group Policy Object; 20.6 Managing Group Policy Links; 20.7 Refreshing Group Policy; 20.8 Backing Up a Grooooooup Policy Object; 20.9 Restoring a Group Policy Object; 20.10 Deploying Applications with Group Policy; 20.11 Group Policy Preferences; 20.12 Using Group Policy Results; 20.13 Summary; Chapter 21: Managing Reports; 21.1 Network Reports; 21.2 Configuring Alerts; 21.3 Creating Custom Alerts; 21.4 Summary; Chapter 22: Customizing a SharePoint Site; 22.1 Introducing SharePoint Services; 22.2 Customizing Companyweb; 22.3 Summary; Part V: Premium Edition Features; Chapter 23: Installing the Second Server; 23.1 Minimum System Requirements; 23.2 Installation and Initial Configuration; 23.3 Closing the Initial Configuration Tasks Wizard; 23.4 Summary; Chapter 24: Introducing SQL Server 2008 Standard Edition for Small Business; 24.1 Installation Options; 24.2 Installation Restrictions; 24.3 Installing SQL Server (Part One); 24.4 Installing SQL Server (Part Two); 24.5 Summary; Chapter 25: Adding a Terminal Server; 25.1 New Terminal Services Features; 25.2 Concepts; 25.3 Installing Terminal Services Role; 25.4 Configuring Terminal Services Licensing; 25.5 Configuring TS RemoteApps; 25.6 Adding a RemoteApp to Remote Web Workplace; 25.7 Summary; Part VI: Maintenance and Troubleshooting; Chapter 26: Windows SBS Reliability and Performance Monitoring; 26.1 Using Resource View; 26.2 Using Performance Monitor; 26.3 Using Reliability Monitor; 26.4 Managing Collected Data; 26.5 Viewing Reports; 26.6 Summary; Chapter 27: Disaster Planning; 27.1 Planning for Disaster; 27.2 Preparing for a Disaster; 27.3 Restoring from Backup; 27.4 Virtualization and Disaster Planning; 27.5 Summary; Appendix A: Introduction to Networks; Servers; Clients; Media Connecting Servers and Clients; Features of the Windows Operating System; Domains and Workgroups; Appendix B: Automating Installation; Appendix C: Resources; Microsoft Resources; Other Resources for SBS Users and Consultants; About the Authors; Additional Resources for IT Professionals from Microsoft Press; Windows Server; Windows Client; SQL Server 2005; Exchange Server 2007; Scripting; More Great Resources for IT Professionals from Microsoft Press; Administrators Pocket Consultant; Administrators Companion; Resource Kit; Self-Paced Training Kit;