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Inside Windows® Server 2003

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Inside Windows .NET Server contains comprehensive information on deploying, managing, and troubleshooting systems using both Windows .NET and its predecessor. Readers get the in-depth, practical knowledge they need to master the hundreds of complex and often frustrating features found in Windows .NET Server. Inside Windows .NET Server is structured around a production deployment of Windows .NET in a global enterprise. Each chapter contains a lively feature description followed by extensively illustrated procedures for setting up and managing each service. All along the way, Boswell includes proven advice for improving stability, performance, and security. Readers of Boswell's Inside Windows 2000 Server declared it to be the best resource on the market. Inside Windows .NET Server improves coverage of existing features while expanding the scope to include the new features and improvements that make Windows .NET a must-have upgrade.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Preface
  3. Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2003
    1. New Features in Windows Server 2003
    2. Version Comparisons
    3. Hardware Recommendations
    4. Installation Checklist
    5. Functional Overview of Windows Server 2003 Setup
    6. Installing Windows Server 2003
    7. Post Setup Configurations
    8. Functional Description of the Windows Server 2003 Boot Process
    9. Correcting Common Setup Problems
    10. Best Practices
    11. Moving Forward
  4. Performing Upgrades and Automated Installations
    1. New Features in Windows Server 2003
    2. NT4 Upgrade Functional Overview
    3. Upgrading an NT4 or Windows 2000 Server
    4. Automating Windows Server 2003 Deployments
    5. Moving Forward
  5. Adding Hardware
    1. New Features in Windows Server 2003
    2. Functional Description of Windows Server 2003 Architecture
    3. Overview of Windows Server 2003 Plug and Play
    4. Installing and Configuring Devices
    5. Troubleshooting New Devices
    6. Moving Forward
  6. Managing NetBIOS Name Resolution
    1. New Features in Windows Server 2003
    2. Overview of Windows Server 2003 Networking
    3. Name Resolution and Network Services
    4. Network Diagnostic Utilities
    5. Resolving NetBIOS Names Using Broadcasts
    6. Resolving NetBIOS Names Using Lmhosts
    7. Resolving NetBIOS Names Using WINS
    8. Managing WINS
    9. Disabling NetBIOS-over-TCP/IP Name Resolution
    10. Moving Forward
  7. Managing DNS
    1. New Features in Windows Server 2003
    2. Overview of DNS Domain Structure
    3. Functional Description of DNS Query Handling
    4. Designing DNS Domains
    5. Active Directory Integration
    6. Configuring DNS Clients
    7. Installing and Configuring DNS Servers
    8. Configuring Secondary DNS Servers
    9. Integrating DNS Zones into Active Directory
    10. Configuring a Caching-Only Server
    11. Configuring a DNS Server to Use a Forwarder
    12. Managing Dynamic DNS
    13. Configuring Advanced DNS Server Parameters
    14. Examining Zones with Nslookup
    15. Command-Line Management of DNS
    16. Configuring DHCP to Support DNS
    17. Moving Forward
  8. Understanding Active Directory Services
    1. New Features in Windows Server 2003
    2. Limitations of Classic NT Security
    3. Directory Service Components
    4. Brief History of Directory Services
    5. X.500 Overview
    6. LDAP Information Model
    7. LDAP Namespace Structure
    8. Active Directory Namespace Structure
    9. Active Directory Schema
    10. Active Directory Support Files
    11. Active Directory Utilities
    12. Bulk Imports and Exports
    13. Moving Forward
  9. Managing Active Directory Replication
    1. New Features in Windows Server 2003
    2. Replication Overview
    3. Detailed Replication Transaction Descriptions
    4. Designing Site Architectures
    5. Configuring Inter-site Replication
    6. Controlling Replication Parameters
    7. Special Replication Operations
    8. Troubleshooting Replication Problems
    9. Moving Forward
  10. Designing Windows Server 2003 Domains
    1. New Features in Windows Server 2003
    2. Design Objectives
    3. DNS and Active Directory Namespaces
    4. Domain Design Strategies
    5. Strategies for OU Design
    6. Flexible Single Master Operations
    7. Domain Controller Placement
    8. Moving Forward
  11. Deploying Windows Server 2003 Domains
    1. New Features in Windows Server 2003
    2. Preparing for an NT Domain Upgrade
    3. In-Place Upgrade of an NT4 Domain
    4. In-Place Upgrade of a Windows 2000 Forest
    5. Migrating from NT and Windows 2000 Domains to Windows Server 2003
    6. Additional Domain Operations
    7. Moving Forward
  12. Active Directory Maintenance
    1. New Features in Windows Server 2003
    2. Loss of a DNS Server
    3. Loss of a Domain Controller
    4. Loss of Key Replication Components
    5. Backing Up the Directory
    6. Performing Directory Maintenance
    7. Moving Forward
  13. Understanding Network Access Security and Kerberos
    1. New Features in Windows Server 2003
    2. Windows Server 2003 Security Architecture
    3. Security Components
    4. Password Security
    5. Authentication
    6. Analysis of Kerberos Transactions
    7. MITv5 Kerberos Interoperability
    8. Security Auditing
    9. Moving Forward
  14. Managing Group Policies
    1. New Features in Windows Server 2003
    2. Group Policy Operational Overview
    3. Managing Individual Group Policy Types
    4. Moving Forward
  15. Managing Active Directory Security
    1. New Features in Windows Server 2003
    2. Overview of Active Directory Security
    3. Using Groups to Manage Active Directory Objects
    4. Service Accounts
    5. Using the Secondary Logon Service and RunAs
    6. Using WMI for Active Directory Event Notification
    7. Moving Forward
  16. Configuring Data Storage
    1. New Features in Windows Server 2003
    2. Functional Description of Windows Server 2003 Data Storage
    3. Performing Disk Operations on IA32 Systems
    4. Recovering Failed Fault Tolerant Disks
    5. Working with GPT Disks
    6. Moving Forward
  17. Managing File Systems
    1. New Features in Windows Server 2003
    2. Overview of Windows Server 2003 File Systems
    3. NTFS Attributes
    4. Link Tracking Service
    5. Reparse Points
    6. File System Recovery and Fault Tolerance
    7. Quotas
    8. File System Operations
    9. Moving Forward
  18. Managing Shared Resources
    1. New Features in Windows Server 2003
    2. Functional Description of Windows Resource Sharing
    3. Configuring File Sharing
    4. Connecting to Shared Folders
    5. Resource Sharing Using the Distributed File System (Dfs)
    6. Printer Sharing
    7. Configuring Windows Server 2003 Clients to Print
    8. Managing Print Services
    9. Moving Forward
  19. Managing File Encryption
    1. New Features in Windows Server 2003
    2. File Encryption Functional Description
    3. Certificate Management
    4. Encrypted File Recovery
    5. Encrypting Server-Based Files
    6. EFS File Transactions and WebDAV
    7. Special EFS Guidelines
    8. EFS Procedures
    9. Moving Forward
  20. Managing a Public Key Infrastructure
    1. New Features in Windows Server 2003
    2. PKI Goals
    3. Cryptographic Elements in Windows Server 2003
    4. Public/Private Key Services
    5. Certificates
    6. Certification Authorities
    7. Certificate Enrollment
    8. Key Archival and Recovery
    9. Command-Line PKI Tools
    10. Moving Forward
  21. Managing the User Operating Environment
    1. New Features in Windows Server 2003
    2. Side-by-Side Assemblies
    3. User State Migration
    4. Managing Folder Redirection
    5. Creating and Managing Home Directories
    6. Managing Offline Files
    7. Managing Servers via Remote Desktop
    8. Moving Forward
  22. Managing Remote Access and Internet Routing
    1. New Features in Windows Server 2003
    2. Functional Description of WAN Device Support
    3. PPP Authentication
    4. NT4 RAS Servers and Active Directory Domains
    5. Deploying Smart Cards for Remote Access
    6. Installing and Configuring Modems
    7. Configuring a Remote Access Server
    8. Configuring a Demand-Dial Router
    9. Configuring an Internet Gateway Using NAT
    10. Configuring a Network Bridge
    11. Configuring Virtual Private Network Connections
    12. Configuring Internet Authentication Services (IAS)
    13. Moving Forward
  23. Recovering from System Failures
    1. New Features in Windows Server 2003
    2. Functional Description Ntbackup
    3. Backup and Restore Operations
    4. Recovering from Blue Screen Stops
    5. Using Emergency Management Services (EMS)
    6. Using Safe Mode
    7. Restoring Functionality with the Last Known Good Configuration
    8. Recovery Console
    9. Moving Forward
  24. Index