Synopses & Reviews
This comprehensive, one-volume guide delivers the information you need to successfully deploy, administer, and support Windows Server 2008. The authors—MVP experts in Windows Server technologies—provide easy-to-follow procedures, practical workarounds, and key troubleshooting tactics for everyday, on-the-job results. Delve into core system administration topics, system features, and capabilities—and get expert insights for administering Windows Server 2008. This reference delivers essential information on Active Directory directory service, security issues, disaster planning and recovery, and interoperability with Linux and UNIX. It also includes coverage of Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0, virtualization, clustering, and performance tuning. With the ADMINISTRATOR’S COMPANION, you get the in-depth information you need in a single volume. Includes a companion CD with a searchable eBook and sample utilities.
For customers who purchase an ebook version of this title, instructions for downloading the CD files can be found in the ebook.
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; Meet the Family; New in Windows Server 2008; Whats In This Book; System Requirements; About the Companion CD; Support; Prepare; Chapter 1: Introduction to Windows Server 2008; 1.1 Worth the Wait; 1.2 Server Virtualization; 1.3 Server Core; 1.4 PowerShell; 1.5 Read-Only Domain Controller; 1.6 Active Directory Domain Services; 1.7 Terminal Services; 1.8 Server Manager; 1.9 Windows Server Backup; 1.10 Clean Service Shutdown; 1.11 More Security Features; 1.12 Versions of Windows Server 2008; 1.13 Summary; Chapter 2: Introducing Directory Services; 2.1 Understanding Directory Services; 2.2 Active Directory in Microsoft Windows Server 2008; 2.3 The Active Directory Architecture; 2.4 Summary; Chapter 3: Planning Namespace and Domains; 3.1 Analyzing Naming Convention Needs; 3.2 Planning a Domain Structure; 3.3 Planning Multiple Domains; 3.4 Summary; Chapter 4: Planning Deployment; 4.1 How Information Technology Functions; 4.2 Identifying Business Needs; 4.3 Assessing Current Systems; 4.4 Making a Roadmap; 4.5 Summary; Install and Configure; Chapter 5: Getting Started; 5.1 Reviewing System Requirements; 5.2 Designing a Deployment Environment; 5.3 Troubleshooting Installations; 5.4 Summary; Chapter 6: Upgrading to Windows Server 2008; 6.1 Upgrade Matrix; 6.2 Common Threads to Upgrades; 6.3 Preparing Domains and Computers; 6.4 Performing the Upgrade; 6.5 Summary; Chapter 7: Configuring a New Installation; 7.1 Overview of the Tasks; 7.2 Initial Logon; 7.3 Configure Hardware; 7.4 Configuring Basic Computer Information; 7.5 Updating and Feedback Settings; 7.6 Customizing the Server; 7.7 Closing the Initial Configuration Tasks Wizard; 7.8 Summary; Chapter 8: Installing Server Roles and Features; 8.1 Defining Server Roles; 8.2 Adding and Removing Roles; 8.3 Adding and Removing Role Services; 8.4 Adding and Removing Features; 8.5 Summary; Chapter 9: Installing and Configuring Server Core; 9.1 Benefits of a Server Core Installation; 9.2 Installing Server Core; 9.3 Configuration; 9.4 Initial Configuration; 9.5 Managing a Server Core Computer; 9.6 Summary; Chapter 10: Managing Printers; 10.1 Planning Printer Deployment; 10.2 Creating a Print Server; 10.3 Enabling Printer Location Tracking; 10.4 Migrating Print Servers; 10.5 Installing Printers; 10.6 Deploying Printers with Group Policy; 10.7 Managing Print Jobs from Windows; 10.8 Managing Printers from the Command Line; 10.9 Setting Security Options; 10.10 Changing Printer Availability and Group Priorities; 10.11 Specifying a Separator Page; 10.12 Modifying Print Spooling by Printer; 10.13 Modifying Spooling on a Print Server; 10.14 Optimizing Print Server Performance; 10.15 Managing Printer Drivers; 10.16 Creating Printer Pools; 10.17 Preparing for Print Server Failure; 10.18 Troubleshooting Printers; 10.19 Summary; Chapter 11: Managing Users and Groups; 11.1 Understanding Groups; 11.2 Planning Organizational Units; 11.3 Planning a Group Strategy; 11.4 Implementing the Group Strategy; 11.5 Managing Default Groups and User Rights; 11.6 Creating User Accounts; 11.7 Managing User Accounts; 11.8 Using Home Folders; 11.9 Maintaining User Profiles; 11.10 Summary; Chapter 12: Managing File Resources; 12.1 Share Permissions vs. File Permissions; 12.2 NTFS Permissions; 12.3 Shared Folders; 12.4 Distributed File System (DFS); 12.5 Summary; Chapter 13: Group Policy; 13.1 Whats New in Server 2008; 13.2 Components of Group Policy; 13.3 Group Policy Objects; 13.4 Delegating Permissions on GPOs; 13.5 Disabling a Branch of a GPO; 13.6 Refreshing Group Policy; 13.7 Backing Up a Group Policy Object; 13.8 Restoring a Group Policy Object; 13.9 Using Group Policy for Folder Redirection; 13.10 Using Resultant Set of Policy (RSoP); 13.11 Summary; Administer the Network; Chapter 14: Managing Daily Operations; 14.1 User Account Control (UAC) for Administration; 14.2 Using Microsoft Management Console 3.0; 14.3 Summary; Chapter 15: Using Scripts for Consistent Administration; 15.1 Introducing Windows PowerShell; 15.2 Understanding Windows PowerShell; 15.3 Windows Infrastructure; 15.4 Exploring PowerShell; 15.5 Powershell Scripting Basics; 15.6 Windows PowerShell Examples; 15.7 Summary; Chapter 16: Installing and Configuring Directory Services; 16.1 Active Directory in Windows Server 2008; 16.2 Installing Active Directory Domain Services; 16.3 Installing AD DS Using the Active Directory Domain Services Installation Wizard; 16.4 Installing and Configuring Read-Only Domain Controllers;;;;;; 16.5 Managing AD DS with Active Directory Users and Computers; 16.6 Managing AD DS with Active Directory Domains and Trusts; 16.7 Using Active Directory Sites And Services; 16.8 Installing and Configuring Active Directory Lightweight Directory Service; 16.9 Summary; Chapter 17: Managing Active Directory; 17.1 Maintaining the AD DS Database; 17.2 Backing Up AD DS; 17.3 Restoring AD DS; 17.4 Managing the AD DS Schema; 17.5 Auditing AD DS; 17.6 Summary; Chapter 18: Administering TCP/IP; 18.1 Using DHCP; 18.2 Using DNS Server; 18.3 Setting Up a WINS Server; 18.4 Summary; Chapter 19: Implementing Disk Management; 19.1 Understanding Disk Terminology; 19.2 Overview of Disk Management; 19.3 Partitions and Volumes; 19.4 Setting Disk Quotas; 19.5 Enabling File Encryption; 19.6 Summary; Chapter 20: Managing Storage; 20.1 Using File Server Resource Manager; 20.2 Overview of SAN Manager; 20.3 Removable Storage; 20.4 Summary; Chapter 21: Using Clusters; 21.1 What Is a Cluster?; 21.2 New Failover Cluster Features; 21.3 Windows Server 2008 Core; 21.4 Cluster Scenarios; 21.5 Requirements and Planning; 21.6 Network Load Balancing Clusters; 21.7 Failover Clusters; 21.8 HPC Clusters; 21.9 Summary; Secure the Network; Chapter 22: Planning Security; 22.1 The Fundamental Principles of Security; 22.2 The Eight Rules of Security; 22.3 The Higher Security Mindset; 22.4 Summary; Chapter 23: Implementing Security; 23.1 Introduction; 23.2 Roles and Features Wizards; 23.3 Securing the Startup: BitLocker; 23.4 Securing the Accounts; 23.5 Windows Server 2008 Firewall; 23.6 Additional Security Changes; 23.7 Summary; Chapter 24: Administering Network Access Protection; 24.1 Why the Need for NAP?; 24.2 Planning the Deployment; 24.3 Determining the Health Policy; 24.4 Testing IPsec NAP Enforcement; 24.5 IEEE 802.1x Enforcement in NAP; 24.6 The Politics of Deployment; 24.7 Summary; Chapter 25: Patch Management; 25.1 Why Its Important; 25.2 The Patching Cycle; 25.3 Deployment Testing; 25.4 Obtaining Updates; 25.5 Third-Party Products; 25.6 Summary; Chapter 26: Implementing Remote Access Strategies: SSTP, VPN, and Wireless; 26.1 Introduction; 26.2 Secure Sockets Tunnelling Protocol; 26.3 Using NPS in Windows Server 2008; 26.4 Wireless Deployment; 26.5 Summary; Use Support Services and Features; Chapter 27: Interoperability; 27.1 General UNIX Interoperability; 27.2 Network File System; 27.3 Microsoft Identity Management for UNIX; 27.4 Macintosh Interoperability; 27.5 Summary; Chapter 28: Managing Software; 28.1 Using the Group Policy Software Installation Extension; 28.2 Finding the Right Mix of Services; 28.3 Setting Up the Group Policy Software Installation Extension; 28.4 Working with Packages; 28.5 Using Software Restriction Policies; 28.6 Windows Deployment Services; 28.7 Summary; Chapter 29: Working with Windows Virtualization; 29.1 Hyper-V Overview; 29.2 Installation; 29.3 Initial Configuration; 29.4 Creating A Virtual Machine; 29.5 Working With A Virtual Machine; 29.6 Summary; Chapter 30: Deploying Terminal Services; 30.1 Concepts; 30.2 Requirements; 30.3 Installation; 30.4 Administration; 30.5 RemoteApps; 30.6 TS Web Access; 30.7 Summary; Chapter 31: Internet Information Services; 31.1 Architecture; 31.2 Installing IIS; 31.3 Administration Tools; 31.4 Administrative Tasks; 31.5 Understanding Delegation and Permissions; 31.6 Remote Administration; 31.7 Installing and Managing the FTP Publishing Service; 31.8 Summary; Tune, Maintain, and Repair; Chapter 32: Windows Reliability And Performance Monitor; 32.1 Using Resource View; 32.2 Using Performance Monitor; 32.3 Using Reliability Monitor; 32.4 Creating a Data Collector Set; 32.5 Scheduling Data Collection; 32.6 Managing Collected Data; 32.7 Viewing Reports; 32.8 Summary; Chapter 33: Disaster Planning; 33.1 Planning for Disaster; 33.2 Preparing for a Disaster; 33.3 Summary; Chapter 34: Using Backup; 34.1 Installing the Backup Service; 34.2 Scheduling a Backup; 34.3 Using the Backup Once Wizard; 34.4 Using the Wbadmin Command; 34.5 Recovering Your Server; 34.6 Summary; Chapter 35: Planning Fault Tolerance and Avoidance; 35.1 Mean Time to Failure and Mean Time to Recover; 35.2 Protecting the Power Supply; 35.3 Disk Arrays; 35.4 Distributed File System; 35.5 Clustering; 35.6 Summary; Chapter 36: Managing the Registry; 36.1 Introducing the Registry; 36.2 The Origins of the Registry; 36.3 How Registry Data Is Used; 36.4 Functional Changes in Windows Server 2008; 36.5 Understanding the Registrys Structure; 36.6 Creating Registry Items with the Registry Wizard; 36.7 Using the Registry Editors; 36.8 Backing Up and Restoring the Registry; 36.9 Summary; Chapter 37: Troubleshooting and Recovery; 37.1 Determining Priorities; 37.2 Recovering a System; 37.3 Recovering Your Server; 37.4 Using System Information; 37.5 Verifying the Status of Services; 37.6 Using the System Configuration Utility; 37.7 Using the System File Checker; 37.8 Using the Shutdown Event Tracker; 37.9 Summary; Interface Changes from Windows Server 2003; Optional Components; Understanding TCP/IP v4; The TCP/IP Protocol Suite; IP Addresses and What They Mean; Routers and Subnets; Name Resolution; Summary; 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;