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Microsoft® Windows Server 2003: Administrator’s Companion

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This comprehensive administrator’s reference details operating system features and capabilities and provides easy-to-follow procedures, practical workarounds, and key troubleshooting tactics for on-the-job results with the Windows® Server 2003 family.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Acknowledgments
  3. Introduction
  4. Preparing for Installation
    1. Overview of Windows Server 2003
      1. Deploying Windows Server 2003 and Windows Clients
      2. Network Management
      3. Interoperability
      4. System and Network Security
      5. Hardware Support
      6. Availability and Reliability
      7. Active Directory
      8. Storage and File System Support
      9. Communications
      10. Internet Services and .NET Application Services
      11. Scalability
      12. The Need for Planning
      13. Summary
    2. Introducing Directory Services
      1. Understanding Directory Services
      2. Active Directory in Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Windows 2000
      3. The Active Directory Architecture
      4. Summary
    3. Planning Namespace and Domains
      1. Analyzing Naming Convention Needs
      2. Planning a Domain Structure
      3. Planning Multiple Domains
      4. Summary
    4. Planning Deployment
      1. How Information Technology Functions
      2. Identifying Business Needs
      3. Assessing Your Current Setup
      4. Making a Roadmap
      5. Summary
  5. Installation and Configuration
    1. Getting Started
      1. Windows Installation Considerations
      2. Installing Windows
      3. Troubleshooting Installations
      4. Summary
    2. Upgrading to Windows Server 2003
      1. Architectural Changes since Windows NT 4
      2. Planning a Windows NT Domain Upgrade
      3. Preparing Domains and Computers
      4. Upgrading to Windows XP
      5. Upgrading to Windows Server 2003
      6. Forest and Domain Functional Levels
      7. Summary
    3. Configuring New Windows Server 2003 Installations
      1. Enabling Remote Administration
      2. Checking for Setup Problems
      3. Adding and Troubleshooting Devices
      4. Configuring Networking Settings
      5. Configuring Storage
      6. Using the Manage Your Server and Configure Your Server Tools
      7. Performance and Memory Tuning
      8. Updating Windows
      9. Securing Windows
      10. Summary
    4. Installing and Managing Printers
      1. Understanding the Basics
      2. Planning Printer Deployment
      3. Installing Printers
      4. Modifying Printer Properties
      5. Setting Print Server Options
      6. Printers and Active Directory
      7. Managing Printers and Print Servers
      8. Troubleshooting Printing Problems
      9. Summary
    5. Managing Users and Groups
      1. Understanding Groups
      2. Planning Organizational Units
      3. Planning a Group Strategy
      4. Implementing the Group Strategy
      5. Managing Built-in Groups and User Rights
      6. Creating User Accounts
      7. Managing User Accounts
      8. Maintaining User Profiles
      9. Summary
    6. Managing File Resources and Group Policy
      1. Configuring Shares and Permissions
      2. Configuring NTFS Permissions
      3. Understanding Group Policies
      4. Using Resultant Set of Policy (RSoP)
      5. Summary
  6. Network Administration
    1. Managing Daily Operations
      1. Using the Microsoft Management Console
      2. Using the Secondary Logon
      3. Administrative Tools
      4. Support Tools
      5. Automating Chores with Scripts
      6. Auditing Events
      7. Delegating Control
      8. Using Task Scheduler
      9. Using the AT Command
      10. Summary
    2. Scripting Windows
      1. Windows Automation Methods
      2. Writing WSH Scripts
      3. Using Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)
      4. Summary
    3. Installing and Configuring Active Directory
      1. Using the Active Directory Installation Wizard
      2. Using Active Directory Domains and Trusts
      3. Using Active Directory Users and Computers
      4. Renaming a Domain Controller or a Whole Domain
      5. Summary
    4. Managing Active Directory
      1. Using Active Directory Sites and Services
      2. Using Active Directory Schema
      3. Summary
    5. Understanding TCP/IP
      1. The TCP/IP Protocol Suite
      2. IP Addresses and What They Mean
      3. Routing and Subnets
      4. Name Resolution
      5. IP Version 6
      6. Summary
    6. Administering TCP/IP
      1. Using DHCP
      2. Using DNS Server
      3. Setting Up a WINS Server
      4. Summary
    7. Implementing Disk Management
      1. Understanding Disk Terminology
      2. Overview of Disk Management
      3. Disk Management Tasks
      4. NTFS
      5. Summary
    8. Using Clusters
      1. What Is a Cluster?
      2. Cluster Scenarios
      3. Requirements and Planning
      4. Network Load Balancing Clusters
      5. Server Clusters
      6. Summary
    9. Configuring Storage
      1. The Distributed File System
      2. Removable Storage
      3. Command-Line Administration
      4. Remote Storage
      5. Shared Folders
      6. Summary
    10. Planning for Security
      1. Smart Cards
      2. Security Basics
      3. Public-Key Infrastructures
      4. Security-Enabled Protocols
      5. Virtual Private Networks
      6. Security Modules
      7. Summary
    11. Implementing Security
      1. Physical Security
      2. Using Templates to Implement Security Policies
      3. Using Security Configuration and Analysis
      4. Enabling Authentication
      5. Implementing Access Control
      6. Managing Certificates
      7. Using Internet Protocol Security Policies
      8. Securing Local Data
      9. Auditing
      10. Using Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer
      11. What to Do When Hacked
      12. Summary
  7. Support Services and Features
    1. Using Microsoft Certificate Services
      1. More Vocabulary
      2. Preinstallation
      3. Installation and Configuration
      4. The Certification Authority Snap-in
      5. The Certificates Snap-in
      6. CAs Linked into a Hierarchy
      7. Command-Line Utilities
      8. Summary
    2. Interoperating with Novell NetWare
      1. Installing NetWare Services for Windows Server 2003
      2. Managing Multiple Directories
      3. Understanding File Attributes
      4. Summary
    3. Interoperating with UNIX
      1. Permissions and Security Concepts
      2. Basic Connectivity
      3. File Systems
      4. Installing Services for UNIX
      5. Services for UNIX Configuration
      6. Summary
    4. Using Macintosh Services
      1. Mac OS X and Windows Networks
      2. Talking the Talk
      3. Understanding Macintosh Services
      4. Installing and Configuring AppleTalk
      5. Setting Up File and Print Services
      6. Sharing Files with FSM
      7. Using the Macfile Utility
      8. Sharing Printers with PSM
      9. Summary
    5. Configuring Mail Services
      1. Using Outlook 2002
      2. Configuring Outlook Express
      3. Using Fax Services
      4. Summary
    6. Managing Software
      1. Deploying and Managing Software Using Group Policy
      2. Using Software Restriction Policies
      3. Deploying Service Packs
      4. Using Software Update Services
      5. Remote Installation Services
      6. Getting Incompatible Applications to Run
      7. Summary
    7. Deploying Terminal Services
      1. Concepts
      2. Requirements
      3. Installation
      4. Administration
      5. Summary
    8. Understanding Other Services
      1. Understanding the Indexing Service
      2. Planning Your Indexing Service
      3. Creating and Configuring Catalogs
      4. Registry Entries for the Indexing Service
      5. Querying the Index
      6. Examining Performance
      7. Troubleshooting the Indexing Service
      8. Understanding Microsoft Message Queuing
      9. Summary
  8. Internet Servers and Services
    1. Basics of Internet Information Services
      1. Protocols Supported
      2. Administration Tools
      3. Creating and Serving Your Site
      4. The FTP Service
      5. Basic Administrative Tasks
      6. Summary
    2. Advanced Internet Information Services
      1. Server-Level Administration
      2. Site-Level Administration
      3. Directory-Level Administration
      4. File-Level Administration
      5. Managing WWW Sites
      6. Managing FTP Sites
      7. Managing NNTP Virtual Servers
      8. Managing SMTP Virtual Servers
      9. Web Service Extensions
      10. Remote Administration
      11. Summary
    3. Internet and Intranets
      1. Internet Explorer Administration Kit
      2. Connection Manager Administration Kit
      3. Summary
    4. Internet Security and Acceleration Server
      1. Concepts
      2. Installation
      3. Initial Configuration
      4. Administering ISA Server
      5. Working with Clients
      6. Monitoring ISA Server
      7. Summary
    5. Connection Services
      1. How Dial-Up Remote Access Works
      2. Understanding Virtual Private Networks
      3. Common Configurations for Remote Access Servers
      4. Configuring a Server for Dial-up Clients
      5. Configuring a NAT Server
      6. Setting Remote Access Policies
      7. Understanding the Default Policy
      8. Choosing an Administrative Model for Remote Access Policies
      9. Configuring a Remote Access Policy
      10. Configuring a Remote Access Server
      11. Configuring a Virtual Private Network
      12. Using the Internet Authentication Service
      13. Installing and Configuring IAS
      14. Using RADIUS for Multiple Remote Access Servers
      15. Using the RADIUS Proxy
      16. Summary
  9. Tuning, Maintenance, and Repair
    1. Performance Monitoring and Tuning
      1. What Is a Bottleneck?
      2. Using Event Viewer
      3. Using System Monitor
      4. Performance Logs and Alerts
      5. Using Network Monitor
      6. Summary
    2. Disaster Planning
      1. Planning for Disaster
      2. Preparing for a Disaster
      3. Summary
    3. Using Backup
      1. Selecting a Backup Medium
      2. Developing a Backup Strategy
      3. Backing Up Data
      4. Restoring Data
      5. Planning for Failure
      6. Handling Backup and Restore Problems
      7. Third-Party Backup Utilities
      8. Summary
    4. Planning Fault Tolerance and Avoidance
      1. Mean Time to Failure and Mean Time to Recover
      2. Protecting the Power Supply
      3. Disk Arrays
      4. Distributed File System
      5. Clustering
      6. Summary
    5. Using the Registry
      1. Introducing the Registry
      2. Understanding the Registry’s Structure
      3. Using the Registry Editors
      4. Backing Up and Restoring the Registry
      5. Summary
    6. Troubleshooting and Recovery
      1. Troubleshooting Startup Problems
      2. Fixing the Underlying Problem
      3. Emergency Management Services and Headless Servers
      4. Miscellaneous Challenges
      5. Summary
  10. Appendixes
    1. A Quick Guide to Interface Changes from Windows NT
      1. Clipboard Viewer
      2. Compression Agent
      3. Computers Near Me
      4. Devices
      5. Dial-Up Networking
      6. Disk Administrator
      7. Find
      8. MS-DOS Prompt
      9. My Briefcase
      10. My Documents
      11. Network Neighborhood
      12. Personalized Menus
      13. Start Menu
      14. System Information
      15. TCP/IP
      16. User Manager
      17. User Manager for Domains
      18. View Options
      19. Windows NT Explorer
    2. Optional Components
      1. Adding and Removing Windows Components
      2. Accessories and Utilities
      3. Certificate Services
      4. Fax Services
      5. Indexing Service
      6. Internet Information Services
      7. Management and Monitoring Tools
      8. Message Queuing Services
      9. Networking Services
      10. Other Network File and Print Services
      11. Remote Installation Services
      12. Remote Storage
      13. Smart Tags Support For Microsoft Internet Explorer
      14. Terminal Server
      15. Terminal Server Licensing
      16. UDDI Services
      17. Update Root Certificates
      18. Windows Media Services
    3. Windows Server 2003 Support Tools
  11. Index