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Introducing Windows Server® 2008

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Take a first look at the next generation of Windows Server—with insights direct from the popular author and Microsoft MVP Mitch Tulloch and the Microsoft Windows Server team. With this insider’s introduction, you will get to preview and evaluate Windows Server code name “Longhorn.” You will learn how to use new features that help you improve security, performance, reliability, and operational efficiency, as well as how to automate deployment and administration. Examine Windows Hypervisor virtualization, Windows Deployment Services, Internet Information Services 7.0, Windows PowerShell™, Network Access Protection, and other security features. Take a guided preview from the experts and get ready to plan for deployment and perform your first upgrades and migrations to Windows Server code name “Longhorn.”

Table of Contents

  1. Introducing Windows Server® 2008
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    2. Preface
      1. What Is This Book About?
      2. Who Is This Book For?
      3. How Is This Book Organized?
      4. Conventions Used in This Book
      5. Support Policy
      6. The Show Begins
    3. 1. Introduction
      1. What’s Between the Sheets
      2. Acknowledgments
      3. One Last Thing—Humor
    4. 2. Usage Scenarios
      1. Providing an Identity and Access Infrastructure
      2. Ensuring Security and Policy Enforcement
      3. Easing Deployment Headaches
      4. Making Servers Easier to Manage
      5. Supporting the Branch Office
      6. Providing Centralized Application Access
      7. Deploying Web Applications and Services
      8. Ensuring High Availability
      9. Ensuring Secure and Reliable Storage
      10. Leveraging Virtualization
      11. Conclusion
    5. 3. Windows Server Virtualization
      1. Why Enterprises Love Virtualization
        1. Server Consolidation
        2. Business Continuity
        3. Testing and Development
        4. Application Compatibility
        5. Virtualization in the Datacenter
      2. Virtualization Today
        1. Monolithic Hypervisor
        2. Microkernelized Hypervisor
      3. Understanding Virtualization in Windows Server 2008
        1. Partition 1: Parent
        2. Partition 2: Child with Enlightened Guest
        3. Partition 3: Child with Legacy Guest
        4. Partition 4: Child with Guest Running Linux
      4. Features of Windows Server Virtualization
      5. Managing Virtual Machines in Windows Server 2008
      6. System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007
      7. SoftGrid Application Virtualization
      8. Conclusion
      9. Additional Reading
    6. 4. Managing Windows Server 2008
      1. Performing Initial Configuration Tasks
      2. Using Server Manager
        1. Managing Server Roles
        2. ServerManagerCmd.exe
        3. Remote Server Administration Tools
      3. Other Management Tools
        1. Group Policy
        2. Windows Management Instrumentation
        3. Windows PowerShell
        4. Microsoft System Center
      4. Conclusion
      5. Additional Resources
    7. 5. Managing Server Roles
      1. Understanding Roles, Role Services, and Features
        1. Available Roles and Role Services
          1. Active Directory Certificate Services
          2. Active Directory Domain Services
          3. Active Directory Federation Services
          4. Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
          5. Active Directory Rights Management Services
          6. Application Server
          7. DHCP Server
          8. DNS Server
          9. Fax Server
          10. File Services
          11. Network Policy and Access Services
          12. Print Services
          13. Terminal Services
          14. UDDI Services
          15. Web Server (IIS)
            1. Web Server Role Service
            2. Management Tools
            3. FTP Publishing Service
          16. Windows Deployment Services
          17. Windows SharePoint Services
        2. Available Features
          1. .NET Framework 3.0
          2. BitLocker Drive Encryption
          3. BITS Server Extensions
          4. Connection Manager Administration Kit
          5. Desktop Experience
          6. Failover Clustering
          7. Internet Printing Client
          8. Internet Storage Naming Server
          9. LPR Port Monitor
          10. Message Queuing
          11. Multipath I/O
          12. Network Load Balancing
          13. Peer Name Resolution Protocol
          14. Remote Assistance
          15. Remote Server Administration Tools
          16. Removable Storage Manager
          17. RPC Over HTTP Proxy
          18. Simple TCP/IP Services
          19. SMTP Server
          20. SNMP Services
          21. Storage Manager for SANs
          22. Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications
          23. Telnet Client
          24. Telnet Server
          25. TFTP Client
          26. Windows Internal Database
          27. Windows Process Activation Service
          28. Windows Server Backup
          29. Windows System Resource Manager
          30. WINS Server
          31. Wireless Networking
      2. Adding Roles and Features
        1. Using Initial Configuration Tasks
        2. Using Server Manager
        3. From the Command Line
      3. Conclusion
      4. Additional Reading
    8. 6. Windows Server Core
      1. What Is a Windows Server Core Installation?
        1. Understanding Windows Server Core
        2. The Rationale for Windows Server Core
      2. Performing Initial Configuration of a Windows Server Core Server
        1. Performing Initial Configuration from the Command Line
          1. Changing the Administrator Password
          2. Setting Date, Time, and Time Zone
          3. Configuring Networking
          4. Changing the Server’s Name
          5. Joining a Domain
          6. Activating the Server
          7. Enabling Automatic Updates
      3. Managing a Windows Server Core Server
        1. Local Management from the Command Line
          1. Installing Roles
          2. Installing Optional Features
          3. Other Common Management Tasks
        2. Remote Management Using Terminal Services
        3. Remote Management Using the Remote Server Administration Tools
        4. Remote Administration Using Group Policy
        5. Remote Management Using WinRM/WinRS
      4. Windows Server Core Installation Tips and Tricks
      5. Conclusion
      6. Additional Resources
    9. 7. Active Directory Enhancements
      1. Understanding Identity and Access in Windows Server 2008
        1. Understanding Identity and Access
        2. Identity and Access in Windows 2000 Server
        3. Identity and Access in Windows Server 2003
        4. Identity and Access in Windows Server 2003 R2
        5. Identity and Access in Windows Server 2008
      2. Active Directory Domain Services
        1. AD DS Auditing Enhancements
        2. Read-Only Domain Controllers
        3. Restartable AD DS
        4. Granular Password and Account Lockout Policies
      3. Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
      4. Active Directory Certificate Services
        1. Certificate Web Enrollment Improvements
        2. Network Device Enrollment Service Support
        3. Online Certificate Status Protocol Support
        4. Enterprise PKI and CAPI2 Diagnostics
        5. Other AD CS Enhancements
      5. Active Directory Federation Services
      6. Active Directory Rights Management Services
      7. Conclusion
      8. Additional Resources
    10. 8. Terminal Services Enhancements
      1. Core Enhancements to Terminal Services
        1. Remote Desktop Connection 6.0
          1. Network Level Authentication and Server Authentication
          2. Display Improvements
          3. Display Data Prioritization
          4. Desktop Experience
          5. Desktop Composition
          6. Plug and Play Device Redirection Framework
          7. Microsoft POS for .NET Device Redirection
          8. Terminal Services Easy Print
        2. Single Sign-On for Domain-joined Clients
        3. Other Core Enhancements
        4. Installing and Managing Terminal Services
          1. Unattended Setup of Terminal Services
          2. Managing Terminal Services
      2. Terminal Services RemoteApp
        1. Using TS RemoteApp
        2. Benefits of TS RemoteApp
      3. Terminal Services Web Access
        1. Using TS Web Access
        2. Benefits of TS Web Access
      4. Terminal Services Gateway
        1. Implementing TS Gateway
        2. Benefits of TS Gateway
      5. Terminal Services Licensing
      6. Other Terminal Services Enhancements
        1. Terminal Services WMI Provider
        2. Windows System Resource Manager
        3. Terminal Services Session Broker
      7. Conclusion
      8. Additional Resources
    11. 9. Clustering Enhancements
      1. Failover Clustering Enhancements
        1. Goals of Clustering Improvements
        2. Understanding the New Quorum Model
        3. Understanding Storage Enhancements
        4. Understanding Networking and Security Enhancements
        5. Other Security Improvements
        6. Validating a Clustering Solution
        7. Tips for Validating Clustering Solutions
        8. Setting Up and Managing a Cluster
        9. Creating a Highly Available File Server
        10. Performing Other Cluster Management Tasks
      2. Network Load Balancing Enhancements
      3. Conclusion
      4. Additional Resources
    12. 10. Network Access Protection
      1. The Need for Network Access Protection
      2. Understanding Network Access Protection
        1. What NAP Does
        2. NAP Enforcement Methods
          1. DHCP Enforcement
          2. VPN Enforcement
          3. 802.1X Enforcement
          4. IPSec Enforcement
          5. TS Gateway Enforcement
      3. Understanding the NAP Architecture
      4. A Walkthrough of How NAP Works
      5. Implementing NAP
        1. Choosing Enforcement Methods
        2. Phased Implementation
        3. Configuring the Network Policy Server
        4. Configuring NAP Clients
      6. Troubleshooting NAP
      7. Conclusion
      8. Additional Resources
    13. 11. Internet Information Services 7.0
      1. Understanding IIS 7.0 Enhancements
        1. Security and Patching
          1. Windows Process Activation Service
          2. Request Processing Pipeline
          3. Other Security Enhancements
        2. Administration Tools
          1. IIS Manager
          2. AppCmd.exe
          3. Windows PowerShell
          4. Remote Management
          5. WMI Provider
          6. IIS 7.0 API
        3. Configuration and Deployment
        4. Diagnostics
        5. Extensibility
        6. What’s New in IIS 7.0 in Windows Server 2008
          1. Enhanced Application Pool Isolation
          2. Centralized Web Farm Configuration
          3. Delegated Remote Administration
          4. FastCGI Support for PHP and Other Languages
          5. Modern FTP Server with FTP/SSL
          6. Advanced Schema Extensibility
        7. The Application Server Role
      2. Conclusion
      3. Additional Resources
    14. 12. Other Features and Enhancements
      1. Storage Improvements
        1. File Server Role
        2. Windows Server Backup
        3. Storage Explorer
        4. SMB 2.0
        5. Multipath I/O
        6. iSCSI Initiator
        7. iSCSI Remote Boot
          1. Booting from SAN
        8. iSNS Server
      2. Networking Improvements
      3. Security Improvements
      4. Other Improvements
      5. Conclusion
      6. Additional Resources
    15. 13. Deploying Windows Server 2008
      1. Getting Windows Server 2008
      2. Installing Windows Server 2008
        1. Manual Installation
        2. Unattended Installation
      3. Using Windows Deployment Services
        1. Multicast Deployment
        2. TFTP Windowing
        3. EFI x64 Network Boot Support
        4. Solution Accelerator for Windows Server Deployment
      4. Understanding Volume Activation 2.0
      5. Conclusion
      6. Additional Resources
    16. 14. Additional Resources
      1. Product Home Page
      2. Microsoft Windows Server TechCenter
      3. Microsoft Download Center
      4. Microsoft Connect
      5. Microsoft TechNet
        1. Beta Central
        2. TechNet Events
          1. Webcasts
          2. In-Person Events
        3. TechNet Virtual Labs
        4. TechNet Community Resources
          1. TechNet Chats
          2. TechNet Forums
          3. TechNet Newsgroups
          4. TechNet User Groups
        5. TechNet Columns
        6. TechNet Magazine
        7. TechNet Flash Newsletter
      6. MSDN
      7. Blogs
        1. Blogs by MVPs
      8. Channel 9
      9. Microsoft Press Books
      10. Conclusion
    17. A. Mitch Tulloch
    18. Index
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