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Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Administration Instant Reference

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Fast, accurate answers for common Windows Server questions

Serving as a perfect companion to all Windows Server books, this reference provides you with quick and easily searchable solutions to day-to-day challenges of Microsoft's newest version of Windows Server. Using helpful design features such as thumb tabs, tables of contents, and special heading treatments, this resource boasts a smooth and seamless approach to finding information. Plus, quick-reference tables and lists provide additional on-the-spot answers.

  • Covers such key topics as server roles and functionality, user and group maintenance, directory management and replication, and backup and recovery

  • Addresses automating administrative tasks and managing server remote access

  • Helps you with disk management and storage, folder security, and performance tuning

  • Walks you through common troubleshooting issues as well as maintaining and controlling the centralized desktop

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Administration Instant Reference is a must-have resource for finding quick answers quickly!

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Contents
  3. Title
  4. Copyright
  5. Reader letter
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. About the Authors
  8. Introduction
  9. Part I: Getting Started
    1. Chapter 1: Getting Started with Windows Server 2012
      1. Plan for Windows Server 2012
      2. Install Windows Server 2012
      3. Migrate to Windows Server 2012
      4. A New Server Manager
    2. Chapter 2: Adding Server Roles and Functionality
      1. Plan for Windows Server 2012 Roles
      2. Install Windows Server 2012 Roles
    3. Chapter 3: Automating Administrative Tasks with Windows Server 2012
      1. Understand the Basics of Windows PowerShell v3
      2. Use PowerShell Remoting
      3. Understand PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE)
  10. Part II: Manage Active Directory and Local Users
    1. Chapter 4: Maintaining Users and Groups
      1. Understand Local Users and Groups
      2. Understand Active Directory Users and Groups
      3. Automate User and Group Management
    2. Chapter 5: Managing and Replicating Active Directory
      1. Manage the Active Directory Database
      2. Understand Active Directory Replication
    3. Chapter 6: Maintaining and Controlling the Centralized Desktop
      1. Understand Group Policy
      2. Administer Group Policy
      3. Troubleshoot Group Policy
  11. Part III: Data Access and Management
    1. Chapter 7: Configuring Folder Security, Access, and Replication
      1. Implement Permissions
      2. Share Folders
      3. Configure Offline File Caching
      4. Secure Folders and Files
      5. Implement the Distributed File System
    2. Chapter 8: Backing Up and Recovering Your Server
      1. Understand Backup and Recovery
      2. Manage Backup and Recovery
      3. Perform Backup and Recovery with Command Tools
    3. Chapter 9: Managing Disks and Disk Storage
      1. Understand the Basics
      2. Work with RAID Volumes
      3. Manage Disk Storage
      4. Work with Storage Spaces
  12. Part IV: Network Configuration and Communication
    1. Chapter 10: Maintaining Your Web Server
      1. Install Internet Information Services
      2. Manage Internet Information Services
      3. Work with Websites
    2. Chapter 11: Administering DNS
      1. Add and Remove DNS Servers
      2. Manage a DNS Server
      3. Troubleshoot DNS
    3. Chapter 12: Troubleshooting TCP/IP
      1. Understand TCP/IP Basics
      2. Troubleshoot TCP/IP
      3. Troubleshoot IPv6
      4. Troubleshoot IPv4
  13. Part V: Manage Desktop and Server Virtualization
    1. Chapter 13: Managing Remote Access to Your Server
      1. Understand Remote Desktop Services
      2. Manage Remote Desktop Services
      3. Work with Remote Clients
    2. Chapter 14: Maintaining Virtual Machines
      1. Understand Virtualization with Hyper-V
      2. Build Virtual Machines
  14. Part VI: Server Tuning and Maintenance
    1. Chapter 15: Tuning and Monitoring Performance
      1. Analyze Server Roles
      2. View Server Performance Data
      3. View Server Events
    2. Chapter 16: Keeping Your Servers Up-to-Date
      1. Work with Windows Updates
      2. Work with Windows Server Update Services