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Why should new versions of mission-critical technologies mean starting from scratch? If you already know how to use Microsoft Windows Server 2000, leverage those skills to quickly become an expert on Microsoft Windows Server 2003. Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Delta Guide skips the basics and moves straight to what¿s new and what¿s changed. The result? You save time and money while preparing yourself for the next generation of Microsoft¿s server operating system!

Use Your existing Windows Server skills to master Microsoft¿s newest operating system!

  • Skip the basic concepts and move straight to what¿s new and changed.

  • Focus on learning advanced new technologies, techniques, and concepts.

  • Use topic-focused chapters to quickly upgrade the skills you use the most.

  • Access bonus online material covering core concepts you might have missed in the prior version.

  • Learn about changes to Active Directory replication, architecture, and maintenance.

  • See important security changes that can affect server upgrades.

  • Master new techniques for installing, administering, and securing servers.

  • Build headless servers using Emergency Management Services.

  • Take advantage of powerful new Group Policy capabilities.

  • Table of Contents

    1. Copyright
      1. Dedication
    2. About the Authors
    3. Acknowledgments
    4. Foreword
    5. We Want to Hear from You!
    6. Introduction
      1. Who Should Read This Book
      2. How to Use This Book
    7. 1. Introduction to the Windows Server 2003 Family
      1. Microsoft's Newest Operating System
      2. Windows Server 2003 Family
      3. Selecting an Edition
        1. Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition
        2. Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition
        3. Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition
        4. Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
      4. Product Activation and Volume Licensing
        1. How Windows Server 2003 Is Licensed
        2. Microsoft Licensing Programs
        3. Activating Windows
    8. 2. Installation and Deployment
      1. What's New
      2. Installation Changes
        1. Attended Installations
          1. CD-Based Install of Windows Server 2003
          2. Network-Based Installations
        2. Emergency Management Services Installation
        3. Unattended Installations
          1. Setup Manager Wizard
        4. Image Downloads
        5. Windows Product Activation
          1. Retail Versus Volume Product Keys
      3. Server RIS
        1. Installing RIS
        2. Configuring RIS
      4. Upgrading from Prior Versions
        1. Supported Upgrade Paths
        2. Mass Upgrades
    9. 3. Interface Changes
      1. What's New
      2. User Interface Themes
      3. Compressed Folders
        1. NTFS Folder Compression
        2. Compressed (Zipped) Folders Feature
      4. CD Burning
      5. Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance
        1. Remote Desktop
        2. Remote Assistance
      6. Other Interface Changes
        1. The Desktop
        2. The Start Menu
    10. 4. Security
      1. What's New
      2. Microsoft's New Security Philosophy
      3. Security Tools
        1. Security Configuration Manager
        2. Security Templates, Configuration, and Analysis
          1. Security Templates Snap-in
          2. Security Configuration and Analysis
        3. Hfnetchk.exe
      4. Encrypting Data
      5. Common Security Holes
        1. DNS
        2. Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
        3. Network Monitor
        4. Internet Information System
      6. Developing a Security Strategy
        1. Auditing
        2. Security Maintenance
    11. 5. Active Directory
      1. What's New
      2. Active Directory Functional Levels
      3. Tools and Utilities
      4. Administration
        1. Administrative Tool Enhancements
        2. Saved Queries
        3. Resultant Set of Policy
        4. Domain and Domain Controller Rename
      5. Architecture
        1. Partitioning
        2. Schema Deactivation
        3. Replication Improvements
      6. Security
      7. Operations
        1. Active Directory Application Mode
        2. Updating Logon Times
        3. Remote Office Logons
        4. Replication from Media
    12. 6. Group Policy Changes
      1. What's New
      2. General Group Policy Changes
        1. WMI Filtering
        2. Cross-Forest Support
        3. Software Deployment
      3. Group Policy Management User Interface
        1. Group Policy Object Editor
        2. Resultant Set of Policy
        3. Group Policy Management Console
      4. New Group Policies
        1. New Computer Configuration Policy Sections
          1. Windows Settings\Security Settings
          2. Administrative Templates\Windows Components
          3. Administrative Templates\System
          4. Administrative Templates\Network
        2. New User Configuration Policies Sections
          1. Administrative Templates\Windows Components
          2. Administrative Templates\Shared Folders
          3. Administrative Templates\System
    13. 7. Internet Information Services
      1. What's New
      2. IIS: Not Installed by Default
      3. Architecture and Memory Management
        1. Putting It All Together
        2. Worker Process Isolation
        3. Backward Compatibility
      4. Administrative Changes
        1. Configuring Server and Web Site Options
        2. Configuring Application Pools
        3. Configuring Web Services Extensions
        4. Web-Based Administration
      5. Security Enhancements
      6. Migrating from IIS 5 to 6
      7. Metabase and Management Enhancements
      8. The POP3 and SMTP Services
    14. 8. Network Services
      1. What's New
      2. WINS, DHCP, and DNS
        1. WINS
        2. DHCP
        3. DNS
          1. Active Directory-Integrated Zones
          2. Enhancements for DNS Hierarchy
          3. DNS Console Improvements
      3. Fax Sharing
        1. Faxing the Windows 2000 Way
          1. Installing Fax Printers
          2. Fax Device Configuration and Routing Options
          3. Limitations
        2. Faxing the Windows Server 2003 Way
          1. Installing the Fax Service
          2. Fax Device Configuration and Routing Options
      4. File Sharing
      5. Distributed File System
        1. New DFS Features
      6. Network Attached Storage and Storage Area Network Management
        1. Too Many Acronyms
          1. NAS: Network Attached Storage Versus Network Access Server
          2. SAN: Storage Area Network Versus System Area Network
        2. Windows Server 2003 Improvements for NAS and SAN
          1. Storage Area Network Improvements
          2. Network Attached Storage Improvements
      7. Encrypting File System
        1. EFS Implementation
        2. Storing Encrypted Files Remotely
      8. WebDAV and Remote Sharing
    15. 9. Web Development
      1. What's New
      2. The .NET Framework
        1. Managing the Assembly Cache
        2. Managing Configured Assemblies
        3. Managing the Runtime Security Policy
        4. Managing Remoting Services
        5. Managing Individual Applications
      3. Web Services Support
      4. Other Development Platform Enhancements
    16. 10. Networking, Remote Access, and Communications
      1. What's New
      2. IPv6 Overview
        1. IPv6 Tutorial
        2. IPv6 in Windows Server 2003
      3. IPSec Improvements
        1. New Tools
      4. Universal Plug and Play Support
      5. New Networking Services
      6. RRAS Enhancements
      7. Other Networking and Communications Improvements
        1. Network Location Awareness
        2. New Group Policies
        3. Native Support for PPPoE
        4. Network Bridging
        5. IEEE-1394 (FireWire) Support
        6. Automatic Network Configuration
        7. A New Netstat Tool
        8. Native Support for xDSL
        9. Wireless Improvements
        10. Missing Protocols
    17. 11. Terminal Services
      1. What's New
      2. Terminal Services Overview
      3. Remote Desktop for Administration
        1. Windows 2000 Remote Administration Mode
        2. Windows Server 2003 Terminal Services Modes
        3. New Client(s)
        4. New Administration
          1. General Terminal Services Policies
          2. Client/Server Data Redirection
          3. Encryption and Security
          4. Licensing
          5. Session Directory
          6. Special Settings
      4. Remote Desktop Protocol 5.1
        1. Local Resource Redirection
        2. Is RDP Ready for Prime Time?
      5. Security Enhancements
      6. Terminal Server Session Directory
        1. The Problem with Clustering Terminal Servers
        2. The Solution
        3. Terminal Server IP Address Redirection
    18. 12. Clustering
      1. What's New
      2. Clustering Terminology
      3. Cluster Service
        1. Cluster Service Concepts
          1. Clustering Details
        2. Creating a New Cluster
        3. Cluster Administrator
      4. Network Load Balancing
        1. NLB Concepts
        2. Creating a New NLB Cluster
        3. Configuring NLB Port Rules and Affinity
        4. Using NLB Manager
      5. Clusterable Services
    19. 13. Management
      1. What's New
      2. General Management Changes
        1. Security Templates
        2. Software Restrictions
        3. Software Deployment
      3. Headless Servers
        1. Headless Hardware
        2. Headless Software
      4. New Command-Line Tools
        1. WMI Command-Line Tool
        2. Other New Command-Line Tools
    20. 14. Maintenance
      1. What's New
      2. Hotfix and Service Packs Management
        1. Software Update Services
        2. Managing and Monitoring Updates
        3. Inventorying Updates
      3. Administrative Scripting
      4. Backup and Restore
      5. Automated System Recovery
        1. ASR Backup
        2. ASR Restore
    21. 15. 64-bit Windows
      1. What's New
      2. 64-bit Overview
      3. 64-bit Architecture
        1. Partition Management
        2. Boot Architecture
      4. 32-bit Windows Compatibility
        1. Software Compatibility
        2. Hardware Compatibility
      5. Significant Differences