Synopses & Reviews
Portable and precise, this pocket-sized guide delivers ready answers for administering your Server Core installation. Zero in on essential support and maintenance tasks using quick-reference tables, instructions, and lists. You’ll get the focused information you need to solve problems and get the job done—whether at your desk or in the field!
Get fast facts to:
- Plan your installation and perform initial configuration
- Deploy server roles and features
- Set up Active Directory Domain Services and domain controllers
- Install, manage, and troubleshoot DHCP and DNS servers
- Manage IIS 7.0 roles, services, and dependencies
- Implement File, Print, Hyper-V, streaming media, and other roles
- Administer services, devices, and processes from the command line
- Configure and use remote-management tools
- Monitor, update, and maintain Server Core
About the Author
Mitch Tulloch is a widely recognized expert on Windows administration and has been awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status for his contributions supporting those who deploy and use Microsoft platforms, products, and solutions.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments; Foreword; Introduction; Who Is This Book For?; How This Book Is Organized; Conventions Used in This Book; Other Server Core Resources; Contact the Author; Support; Chapter 1: Examining Server Core; 1.1 What Is Server Core?; 1.2 Why Is Server Core Useful?; Chapter 2: Deploying Server Core; 2.1 Planning for Installation; 2.2 Manually Installing Server Core; 2.3 Deploying Server Core Using the Windows AIK; 2.4 Deploying Server Core Using Windows Deployment Services; 2.5 Deploying Server Core Using Microsoft Deployment; Chapter 3: Initial Configuration; 3.1 Methods for Performing Initial Configuration; Chapter 4: Installing Roles and Features; 4.1 Understanding Roles and Features; 4.2 Tools for Installing Roles and Features; 4.3 Understanding Packages; 4.4 Enumerating Installed Roles and Features; 4.5 Installing and Uninstalling Roles and Features Using Ocsetup; 4.6 Unattended Installation of Roles and Features; 4.7 Sysprep Support for Server Roles; 4.8 Permanently Removing Unneeded Roles and Features; Chapter 5: Local Management; 5.1 Using the Command Prompt; 5.2 Using Scripts; Chapter 6: Remote Management; 6.1 Using Remote Desktop; 6.2 Using WinRS; 6.3 Using MMC Snap-ins and RSAT; 6.4 Using Other GUI Tools; 6.5 Using Group Policy; 6.6 Using Windows PowerShell; Chapter 7: Active Directory Domain Services Role; 7.1 Installing AD DS on Server Core; 7.2 Managing Server Core Domain Controllers; 7.3 Working with Server Core Read-Only Domain Controllers; Chapter 8: DHCP Server Role; 8.1 Installing the DHCP Server Role on Server Core; 8.2 Managing a Server Core DHCP Server; Chapter 9: DNS Server Role; 9.1 Installing the DNS Server Role on Server Core; 9.2 Managing a Server Core DNS Server; Chapter 10: File and Print Services Roles; 10.1 Installing and Managing the File Services Role on Server Core; 10.2 Installing and Managing the Print Services Role on Server Core; Chapter 11: Web Server Role; 11.1 Understanding the Web Server Role; 11.2 Installing the Web Server Role; 11.3 Managing the Web Server Role; Chapter 12: Hyper-V and Other Roles; 12.1 Installing and Managing the Hyper-V Role on Server Core; 12.2 Installing and Managing the AD LDS Role on Server Core; 12.3 Installing and Managing the Streaming Media Services Role on Server Core; Chapter 13: Maintaining Server Core; 13.1 Managing Services; 13.2 Managing Devices and Device Drivers; 13.3 Managing Processes; 13.4 Managing Scheduled Tasks; 13.5 Event Logging; 13.6 Performance Monitoring; 13.7 Backup and Recovery; 13.8 Installing Software Updates; 13.9 Installing Applications; About the Author; 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;