Synopses & Reviews
Portable and precise, this pocket-sized guide delivers ready answers for core configuration and administrative tasks in Windows Server 2012 R2. Zero in on the essentials through quick-reference tables, instructions, and lists. You'll get the focused information you need to save time and get the job done - whether at your desk or in the field.
- Administration overview
- Managing servers running Windows Server 2012 R2
- Monitoring services, processes, and events
- Automating administrative tasks, policies, and procedures
- Enhancing computer security
- Using Active Directory
- Core Active Directory administration
- Creating user and group accounts
- Managing existing user and group accounts
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
Acknowledgments; Introduction; Who is this book for?; How this book is organized; Conventions used in this book; Other resources; Errata and book support; We want to hear from you; Stay in touch; Chapter 1: Windows Server 2012 R2 administration; 1.1 Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1; 1.2 Getting to know Windows Server 2012 R2; 1.3 Power management options; 1.4 Networking tools and protocols; 1.5 Domain controllers, member servers, and domain services; 1.6 Name-resolution services; 1.7 Frequently used tools; Chapter 2: Deploying Windows Server 2012 R2; 2.1 Server roles, role services, and features for Windows Server 2012 R2; 2.2 Full-server, minimal-interface, and Server Core installations; 2.3 Installing Windows Server 2012 R2; Chapter 3: Managing Windows servers; 3.1 Managing roles, role services, and features; 3.2 Managing system properties; Chapter 4: Monitoring services, processes, and events; 4.1 Managing applications, processes, and performance; 4.2 Managing system services; 4.3 Event logging and viewing; Chapter 5: Optimizing system performance; 5.1 Preparing for monitoring; 5.2 Performance logging; 5.3 Tuning system performance; Chapter 6: Automating administrative tasks, policies, and procedures; 6.1 Understanding group policies; 6.2 Navigating Group Policy changes; 6.3 Managing local group policies; 6.4 Managing site, domain, and organizational unit policies; 6.5 Maintaining and troubleshooting Group Policy; Chapter 7: Using Active Directory; 7.1 Introducing Active Directory; 7.2 Working with domain structures; 7.3 Working with Active Directory domains; 7.4 Understanding the directory structure; 7.5 Using the Active Directory Recycle Bin; Chapter 8: Core Active Directory administration; 8.1 Tools for managing Active Directory; 8.2 Managing computer accounts; 8.3 Managing domain controllers, roles, and catalogs; 8.4 Managing organizational units; 8.5 Managing sites; 8.6 Maintaining Active Directory; 8.7 Troubleshooting Active Directory; Chapter 9: Creating user and group accounts; 9.1 Windows Server security model; 9.2 Differences between user and group accounts; 9.3 Default user accounts and groups; 9.4 Account capabilities; 9.5 Using default group accounts; 9.6 User account setup and organization; 9.7 Configuring account policies; 9.8 Configuring user rights policies; 9.9 Adding a user account; 9.10 Adding a group account; 9.11 Handling global group membership; 9.12 Implementing managed accounts; Chapter 10: Managing existing user and group accounts; 10.1 Managing user contact information; 10.2 Configuring the user's environment settings; 10.3 Setting account options and restrictions; 10.4 Managing user profiles; 10.5 Updating user and group accounts; 10.6 Managing multiple user accounts; 10.7 Troubleshooting logon problems; 10.8 Viewing and setting Active Directory permissions; About the author;