Synopses & Reviews
This supremely organized reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds for Windows Server 2012 R2 - with a focus on configuration, storage, and essential administrative tasks.
- Boot configuration
- Configuring roles, role services, and features
- Managing and troubleshooting hardware
- TPM and Bitlocker drive encryption
- Managing the registry
- Software and user account control administration
- Managing storage and file systems
- File sharing and security features
- Performance monitoring, analyzing, and tuning
- Backup and recovery
About the Author
William R. Stanek has over 20 years of hands-on experience with advanced programming and development. He has written nearly 100 books including: Microsoft Windows Vista Administrator's Pocket Consultant, Windows Server 2008 Inside Out, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Administrator's Pocket Consultant 2nd Edition, and Microsoft IIS 7.0 Administrator's Pocket Consultant (all from Microsoft Press). He also wrote MCSE Core Exams in a Nutshell and Windows Vista: The Definitive Guide for O'Reilly.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Who is this book for?; Conventions used in this book; How to reach the author; Errata and book support; We want to hear from you; Stay in touch; Chapter 1: Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2; 1.1 Getting to know Windows Server 2012 R2; 1.2 Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2; 1.3 Planning for Windows Server 2012 R2; 1.4 Thinking about server roles and Active Directory; 1.5 Planning for availability, scalability, and manageability; Chapter 2: Deploying Windows Server 2012 R2; 2.1 Getting a quick start; 2.2 Product licensing; 2.3 Preparing for a Windows Server 2012 R2 installation; 2.4 Installing Windows Server 2012 R2; 2.5 Performing additional administration tasks during installations; 2.6 Troubleshooting installation; 2.7 Postinstallation tasks; Chapter 3: Boot configuration; 3.1 Boot from hardware and firmware; 3.2 Boot environment essentials; 3.3 Managing startup and boot configuration; 3.4 Managing the boot configuration data store and its entries; Chapter 4: Managing Windows Server 2012 R2; 4.1 Working with the administration tools; 4.2 Working with Server Manager; 4.3 Working with Computer Management; Chapter 5: Windows Server 2012 R2 MMC administration; 5.1 Using the MMC; 5.2 Building custom MMCs; 5.3 Designing custom taskpads for the MMC; 5.4 Publishing and distributing your custom tools; Chapter 6: Configuring roles, role services, and features; 6.1 Using roles, role services, and features; 6.2 Making supplemental components available; 6.3 Installing components with Server Manager; 6.4 Installing components at the prompt; 6.5 Tracking installed roles, role services, and features; Chapter 7: Managing and troubleshooting hardware; 7.1 Understanding hardware installation changes; 7.2 Installing devices; 7.3 Working with device drivers; 7.4 Managing hardware; Chapter 8: Managing the registry; 8.1 Introducing the registry; 8.2 Understanding the registry structure; 8.3 Registry root keys; 8.4 Registry data: How it is stored and used; 8.5 Registry administration; 8.6 Backing up and restoring the registry; 8.7 Maintaining the registry; 8.8 Securing the registry; Chapter 9: Software and User Account Control administration; 9.1 Software installation essentials; 9.2 Mastering User Account Control; 9.3 Maintaining application integrity; Chapter 10: Performance monitoring and tuning; 10.1 Tuning performance, memory usage, and data throughput; 10.2 Tracking a system's general health; 10.3 Tracking events and troubleshooting by using Event Viewer; Chapter 11: Comprehensive performance analysis and logging; 11.1 Establishing performance baselines; 11.2 Comprehensive performance monitoring; 11.3 Resolving performance bottlenecks; 11.4 Performance logging; Chapter 12: Storage management essentials; 12.1 Essential storage technologies; 12.2 Installing and configuring file services; Chapter 13: Configuring disks and storage; 13.1 Configuring storage; 13.2 Managing MBR disk partitions on basic disks; 13.3 Managing GPT disk partitions on basic disks; 13.4 Managing volumes on dynamic disks; Chapter 14: TPM and BitLocker Drive Encryption; 14.1 Working with trusted platforms; 14.2 Managing TPM; 14.3 Introducing BitLocker Drive Encryption; 14.4 Using hardware encryption, secure boot, and Network Unlock; 14.5 Deploying BitLocker Drive Encryption; 14.6 Setting up and managing BitLocker Drive Encryption; Chapter 15: File system essentials; 15.1 Understanding the disk and file-system structure; 15.2 Using FAT; 15.3 Using NTFS; 15.4 Advanced NTFS features; 15.5 Using ReFS; 15.6 Using file-based compression; Chapter 16: Maintaining and optimizing storage; 16.1 Managing NTFS disk quotas; 16.2 Automated disk maintenance; 16.3 Automated optimization of disks; Chapter 17: Managing storage spaces; 17.1 Understanding storage spaces; 17.2 Using and configuring offloaded transfers; 17.3 Working with available storage; 17.4 Configuring data deduplication; Chapter 18: Managing file sharing; 18.1 File-sharing essentials; 18.2 Creating and publishing shared folders; 18.3 Managing share permissions; 18.4 Configuring synced sharing; Chapter 19: File security, access controls, and auditing; 19.1 Managing access permissions; 19.2 Managing file shares after configuration; 19.3 Managing claims-based access controls; 19.4 Auditing file and folder access; Chapter 20: Managing file screening and storage reporting; 20.1 Understanding file screening and storage reporting; 20.2 Managing file screening and storage reporting; About the author;