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Introducing Windows Server® 2012

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Get a head start evaluating Window Server 2012. Based on the beta release, this guide introduces its new features and capabilities, with scenario-based insights demonstrating how the platform can meet the needs of your business.

Table of Contents

  1. Introducing Windows Server® 2012
  2. Foreword
  3. Introduction
    1. Direct from the source
    2. Acknowledgments
    3. Errata & book support
    4. We want to hear from you
    5. Stay in touch
  4. 1. The business need for Windows Server 2012
    1. The rationale behind cloud computing
      1. Making the transition
      2. Cloud sourcing models
      3. Cloud service models
      4. Microsoft cloud facts
    2. Technical requirements for successful cloud computing
    3. Four ways Windows Server 2012 delivers value for cloud computing
      1. Foundation for building your private cloud
      2. Highly available, easy-to-manage multi-server platform
      3. Deploy web applications on-premises and in the cloud
      4. Enabling the modern work style
    4. Up next
  5. 2. Foundation for building your private cloud
    1. A complete virtualization platform
      1. Hyper-V extensible switch
        1. Configuring virtual switches
        2. Troubleshooting virtual switches
        3. Additional capabilities
        4. Learn more
      2. Network virtualization
        1. How network virtualization works
        2. Benefits of network virtualization
        3. Learn more
      3. Improved Live Migration
        1. Live Migration using a shared folder
        2. Live Migration without shared storage
        3. Performing Live Migration
        4. Learn more
      4. Enhanced quality of service
        1. Implementing QoS
        2. QoS and the cloud
        3. Data Center Bridging (DCB)
        4. Learn more
      5. Resource metering
        1. Implementing resource metering
        2. Learn more
    2. Increase scalability and performance
      1. Expanded processor and memory support
        1. Virtual NUMA
        2. How it works
        3. Virtual NUMA and failover clustering
        4. Learn more
      2. Network adapter hardware acceleration
        1. Virtual Machine Queue (VMQ)
        2. IPsec task offload
        3. Single-root I/O virtualization
        4. Learn more
      3. Offloaded Data Transfer (ODX)
        1. Learn more
      4. Support for 4 KB sector disks
        1. Learn more
      5. Dynamic Memory improvements
        1. Configuring Dynamic Memory
        2. Smart Paging
        3. Viewing Dynamic Memory at work
        4. Learn more
      6. Virtual Fibre Channel
        1. Learn more
      7. SMB 3
        1. Benefits for Hyper-V
        2. SMB and PowerShell
        3. Learn more
      8. Improved VM import
      9. VHDX disk format
        1. Learn more
    3. Business continuity for virtualized workloads
      1. Hyper-V Replica
        1. Implementing Hyper-V Replica
        2. Learn more
      2. There’s more
    4. Up next
  6. 3. Highly available, easy-to-manage multi-server platform
    1. Continuous availability
      1. Failover Clustering enhancements
        1. Increased scalability
        2. CSV2 and scale-out file servers
        3. Easier cluster migration
        4. Improved Cluster Validation
        5. Simplified cluster management
        6. Active Directory integration
        7. Task Scheduler integration
        8. VM priority
        9. Virtual machine monitoring
        10. Node vote weights
        11. Dynamic quorum
        12. Node drain
        13. Cluster-Aware Updating
        14. Guest clustering
        15. Configuring Fibre Channel from the guest
        16. Guest clustering vs. VM monitoring
        17. Enhanced PowerShell support
        18. Learn more
      2. SMB Transparent Failover
        1. Learn more
      3. Storage migration
        1. Learn more
      4. Windows NIC Teaming
        1. Configuring NIC teaming
        2. Learn more
      5. Chkdsk improvements
        1. Learn more
      6. Easy conversion between installation options
        1. Minimal Server Interface
        2. Benefits for organizations
        3. Learn more
      7. Features On Demand
        1. Completely removing features
        2. Learn more
      8. DHCP Server Failover
        1. Learn more
    2. Cost efficiency
      1. Storage Spaces
        1. Storage Spaces terminology
        2. Configuring a storage pool
        3. Learn more
      2. Thin Provisioning and Trim
        1. Learn more
      3. Server for NFS data store
        1. Learn more
    3. Management efficiency
      1. The new Server Manager
        1. Using Server Manager
        2. Learn more
      2. Simplified Active Directory administration
        1. Deploying domain controllers
        2. Virtualizing domain controllers
        3. Cloning domain controllers
        4. Other improvements
        5. Learn more
      3. PowerShell 3.0
        1. New cmdlets
        2. Show-Command
        3. Disconnected sessions
        4. PowerShell workflows
        5. Scheduled Jobs
        6. PowerShell Web Access
        7. Managing non-Windows systems and devices
        8. Other improvements
        9. Learn more
    4. Up next
  7. 4. Deploy web applications on premises and in the cloud
    1. Scalable and elastic web platform
      1. NUMA-aware scalability
        1. How NUMA-aware scalability works
        2. Benefits of NUMA-aware scalability
        3. Learn more
      2. Server Name Indication
        1. Configuring SNI
        2. Learn more
      3. Centralized SSL certificate support
        1. Configuring a central store
        2. Learn more
      4. IIS CPU throttling
        1. Configuring CPU throttling
        2. Learn more
      5. Application Initialization
        1. Learn more
      6. Dynamic IP Address Restrictions
        1. Configuring dynamic IP address filtering
        2. Learn more
      7. FTP Logon Attempt Restrictions
        1. Configuring FTP Logon Attempt Restrictions
        2. Learn more
      8. Generating Windows PowerShell scripts using IIS Configuration Editor
        1. Learn more
    2. Support for open standards
      1. WebSocket
        1. How WebSocket works
        2. Learn more
      2. Support for HTML 5
        1. Learn more
    3. Up next
  8. 5. Enabling the modern workstyle
    1. Access virtually anywhere, from any device
      1. Unified remote access
        1. Simplified DirectAccess
        2. DirectAccess enhancements
        3. Deploying remote access
        4. Configuring and managing remote access
        5. Learn more
      2. Simplified VDI deployment
        1. Deployment types and scenarios
        2. RDS enhancements
        3. Virtual desktops and collections
        4. Deploying VDI
        5. Managing VDI
        6. Learn more
      3. User-Device Affinity
        1. Configuring User-Device Affinity
        2. Learn more
      4. Enhanced BranchCache
        1. Learn more
      5. Branch Office Direct Printing
        1. Learn more
    2. Full Windows experience
      1. RemoteFX enhancements
        1. Configuring RemoteFX
        2. Learn more
      2. Enhanced USB redirection
        1. Learn more
      3. User Profile Disks
        1. Configuring User Profile Disks
        2. Learn more
    3. Enhanced security and compliance
      1. Dynamic Access Control
        1. Learn more
      2. BitLocker enhancements
        1. Learn more
      3. DNSSEC
        1. Learn more
    4. Up next: RTM!
  9. Index
  10. About the Author
  11. Copyright