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Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2

Book Description

Based on Windows Server 2012 R2 RTM software, this guide introduces new features and capabilities, with scenario-based advice on how the platform can meet the needs of your business.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Contents
  3. Introduction
  4. Chapter 1 Cloud OS
    1. The big picture
    2. Journey to the Cloud OS
    3. Let’s begin!
  5. Chapter 2 Hyper-V
    1. Previous enhancements to Hyper-V
    2. Generation 2 virtual machines
    3. Automatic Virtual Machine Activation
    4. Remote access over VMBus
    5. Cross-version live migration
    6. Faster live migration
    7. Online VHDX resize
    8. Live export
    9. More robust Linux support
    10. Managing Hyper-V hosts running previous versions of Windows Server
    11. Hyper-V Replica enhancements
    12. Additional Hyper-V improvements
    13. Learn more
  6. Chapter 3 Storage
    1. Previous enhancements to storage
    2. Microsoft’s vision for storage
      1. Building the solution using Windows Server 2012 R2
      2. Enabling the solution using System Center 2012 R2
    3. Storage Management API
    4. Storage QoS
    5. iSCSI Target Server enhancements
    6. SMB 3.0 enhancements
    7. Data deduplication enhancements
    8. Storage Spaces enhancements
      1. Storage Spaces in Windows Server 2012
      2. Storage Spaces in Windows Server 2012 R2
    9. Work Folders
    10. Learn more
  7. Chapter 4 Failover Clustering
    1. Previous enhancements to Failover Clustering
    2. Guest clustering using shared virtual disks
      1. Hosting highly available workloads
      2. Separating virtual resources from physical infrastructure
      3. Understanding shared virtual disks
      4. Using shared virtual disks
    3. CSV and SoFS enhancements
      1. Failover Clustering and SoFS
    4. Optimized ownership of CSV disks
    5. Increased CSV resiliency
    6. Improved CSV cache allocation
    7. CSV and other storage features
    8. Changes to heartbeat threshold
    9. Detecting the health of virtual machines
    10. Virtual machine drain on shutdown
    11. Dynamic witness
    12. Active Directory-detached clustering
    13. Learn more
  8. Chapter 5 Networking
    1. Previous enhancements to networking
    2. Virtual RSS
    3. Windows NIC Teaming enhancements
      1. NIC Teaming in Windows Server 2012
      2. NIC Teaming in Windows Server 2012 R2
      3. Choosing the right teaming mode
      4. Choosing the right load-balancing mode
    4. Improved network diagnostics
      1. Network diagnostic cmdlets in Windows Server 2012
      2. Network diagnostic cmdlets in Windows Server 2012 R2
    5. IPAM enhancements
      1. IPAM in Windows Server 2012
      2. IPAM in Windows Server 2012 R2
    6. Hyper-V Network Virtualization enhancements
      1. How Hyper-V Network Virtualization works
      2. Hyper-V Network Virtualization enhancements in Windows Server 2012 R2
    7. Hyper-V Virtual Switch enhancements
      1. Hyper-V Virtual Switch in Windows Server 2012
      2. Hyper-V Virtual Switch in Windows Server 2012 R2
    8. Learn more
  9. Chapter 6 Active Directory
    1. Previous enhancements to Active Directory
    2. Workplace Join
      1. Implementing Workplace Join
    3. Multi-factor access control
    4. Web Application Proxy
      1. Implementing Web Application Proxy
    5. Improved LDAP search performance
    6. Learn more
  10. Chapter 7 Group Policy
    1. Previous enhancements to Group Policy
    2. Group Policy caching
    3. Group Policy Preferences and IPv6
    4. New policy settings
      1. Start screen
      2. Multi-monitor display
      3. Apps
      4. Sync your settings
      5. Work Folders
      6. Kerberos authentication
      7. Logon scripts
      8. Windows Update
      9. Windows Runtime apps
      10. Microsoft accounts
      11. Automatic sign-in
      12. Windows SkyDrive
    5. Learn more
  11. Chapter 8 IIS
    1. Previous enhancements to IIS
    2. Dynamic Site Activation
    3. Idle Worker Process Page-out
    4. Custom IIS logging fields
    5. IIS ETW logging
    6. Learn more
  12. Chapter 9 Remote Desktop Services
    1. Previous RDS enhancements
      1. Improved RemoteApp experience
    2. DX11.1 support
    3. Improved video experience
    4. Seamless display handling
    5. Quick Reconnect
    6. Session Shadowing
    7. VDI and data deduplication
    8. Restricted Admin mode
    9. Learn more
  13. Chapter 10 Windows PowerShell
    1. Previous enhancements in Windows PowerShell 3.0
    2. Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration
    3. Save-Help
    4. Yet more new cmdlets
      1. DISM cmdlets
      2. DHCP server cmdlets
      3. DNS server cmdlets
      4. Hardware certification cmdlets
      5. Hyper-V cmdlets
      6. iSCSI target cmdlets
      7. Net TCP/IP cmdlets
      8. Network Address Translation cmdlets
      9. Network event packet capture cmdlets
      10. Network Virtualization cmdlets
      11. Physical Computer System View (PCSV) cmdlets
      12. Software Inventory Logging cmdlets
      13. Start screen cmdlets
      14. Windows Deployment Services cmdlets
      15. Windows PowerShell Web Access cmdlets
      16. Windows Search cmdlets
      17. Learn more
  14. Chapter 11 Windows Server Essentials
    1. Learn more
  15. Appendix
  16. Index