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Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008: Implementation and Administration

Book Description

If you're preparing to move to Windows Server 2008, this book is for you. It bypasses common concepts you already know and concentrates on the essential information you need to migrate quickly and successfully. You'll get a thorough look at what's new in Windows Server 2008, including the redesigned architecture and improvements in features such as user services, graphics, virtualization, and the new TCP/IP protocol stack and boot environment. Covers everything from deployment to PowerShell to the latest security features, new performance monitoring, and remote access management.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Dedication
  3. Acknowledgments
  4. About the Author
  5. Introduction
  6. Windows Server 2008 Architecture
    1. Understanding the System's Roots
    2. System Overview
    3. Summary
  7. Deploying Windows Server 2008
    1. Stand-alone Server Installation
    2. Server Deployments
    3. Automated Deployment
    4. Windows Deployment Services
    5. Summary
  8. Network Services
    1. Next Generation TCP/IP Stack
    2. Storage Networking
    3. Summary
  9. Active Directory
    1. Introducing Active Directory
    2. Creating a Domain Controller
    3. Active Directory Roles
    4. Read-Only Domain Controllers
    5. Domain Topologies
    6. Restartable Active Directory
    7. Summary
  10. Policies and System Management
    1. Group Policies and Active Directory
    2. The Group Policy Engine
    3. Policy Management Tools
    4. Group Policy Preferences
    5. New Policy Settings
    6. Quality of Service
    7. Summary
  11. File System Enhancements
    1. The Windows NT File System
    2. File Services Role
    3. Summary
  12. Server Management
    1. Command-Line Tools
    2. The Initial Configuration Tasks Console
    3. Microsoft Management Console
    4. Server Manager
    5. WMI Control
    6. Summary
  13. PowerShell
    1. Getting Familiar with PowerShell
    2. Execution Policies
    3. Summary
  14. Security
    1. Security Overview
    2. What's New in Security
    3. The Security Configuration Wizard
    4. Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
    5. Network Connection Security
    6. Access Control List Security
    7. Summary
  15. Clients, Interoperability, and Printing
    1. Windows Server 2008 and Vista: "Better Together"
    2. Down-Level Compatibility
    3. Mobile Clients
    4. Macintosh Interoperability
    5. Unix Interoperability
    6. Network Printing
    7. Summary
  16. Performance Enhancements
    1. The Windows System Resource Manager
    2. High Availability and Fault Tolerance
    3. Virtualization and Scaling
    4. Summary
  17. Terminal Server
    1. Footprints of the Past
    2. How Terminal Server Works
    3. Core Improvements
    4. Terminal Service Remote Applications
    5. Terminal Services Web Access
    6. The Terminal Server Gateway
    7. Summary
  18. Internet Information Services
    1. Core IIS Changes
    2. Sites and Applications
    3. Install and Setup
    4. Management
    5. Summary
  19. Server Core
    1. Server Core Basics
    2. Installing Server Core
    3. Server Core Management
    4. Command-Line Commands
    5. Summary