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The Complete Guide to Windows Server 2008

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“This book is an invaluable one-stop reference for deploying, configuring, and managing Windows Server 2008. It’s filled with John’s unique and hard-earned nuggets of advice, helpful scripts, and shortcuts that will save you time and money.”

--Mark Russinovich

The Start-to-Finish, Comprehensive Windows Server 2008 Book for Every Working Administrator and Architect

To make the most of Windows Server 2008 in production environments, you need a deep understanding of its technical details. However, accurate and reliable information is scarce, and even most skilled Windows professionals don’t know Windows Server 2008 as well as they should. The Complete Guide to Windows Server 2008brings together more than 1,500 pages of practical Windows Server 2008 insight and in-depth knowledge that you can't find anywhere else, all based on final code. John Savill—one of the world’s most visible and trusted experts on Windows Server technology—specializes in helping real companies use Windows Server 2008 to run their businesses. His access to Microsoft’s product team as a Microsoft MVP and one of 50 elite “Windows Server 2008 Delta Force Rangers” benefited this book’s accuracy and value.

Coverage includes

  • Deployment planning, implementing, and managing new features, including Windows Server Core and Hyper-V virtualization

  • Choosing the right installation and upgrade options for your environment

  • Securing Windows Server 2008: authentication, authorization, BitLocker, certification services, and more

  • Implementing TCP/IP, advanced network services, remote access, and thin-client Terminal Services

  • Active Directory in depth, including Federated Services, Lightweight Directory Services, and Rights Management

  • Providing high availability through Network Load Balancing and failover clustering

  • Using Windows Deployment Services to quickly deploy multiple servers

  • Supporting complex distributed environments with the Distributed File System

  • Automating server management with PowerShell and the command prompt

  • Integrating Windows Server 2008 with UNIX, Linux, and legacy NetWare servers

  • Troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 and Vista environments, including an intuitive “how to” index to quickly locate answers to commonly asked questions

  • www.savilltech.com/completeguidetowindows2008

    Table of Contents

    1. Copyright
      1. Dedication
    2. Praise for The Complete Guide to Windows Server 2008
    3. Acknowledgments
    4. About the Author
    5. Preface
      1. Audience for This Book
      2. This Book’s Organization
        1. Structure of This Book
      3. Code and Command Entry
    6. 1. Windows 101: Its Origins, Present, and the Services It Provides
      1. Origin of the Windows Operating System
        1. Windows Hits the Big Time
        2. Introduction of Windows NT
        3. Windows NT 3.5
        4. Windows NT 4.0
        5. Windows 98 (And the Other One)
        6. Windows 2000 and a True Directory Service
        7. Windows XP
        8. Windows Server 2003
        9. R2 on Disk 2, R2D2
          1. Purchasing Windows
        10. Windows Vista
        11. Windows Server 2008
      2. Features of the Windows Server 2008 Product Line
        1. Data Storage and Printing
          1. Distributed Storage
          2. Printing
        2. Networking Services of Windows Server 2008
        3. Security
          1. Authorization and Authentication
        4. Deployment
      3. Licensing
        1. Virtualization
      4. Summary
    7. 2. Windows Server 2008 Fundamentals: Navigating and Getting Started
      1. Windows Vista at 30,000 Feet
      2. The Logon Experience
        1. Windows XP Logon
        2. Windows Vista Logon
        3. Windows Server 2008 Logon
      3. User Access Control
        1. Elevation of Privilege
      4. Windows Elements
        1. The Start Menu
        2. The Taskbar
        3. The System Tray
        4. The Windows Sidebar
      5. The Desktop Windows Manager (DWM)
      6. Windows Aero Effects
      7. Task Manager
        1. The Applications Tab
        2. The Processes Tab
        3. The Services Tab
        4. The Performance Tab
        5. The Networking Tab
        6. The Users Tab
      8. Fast User Switching
      9. Windows Explorer
        1. The Explorer Interface
        2. Explorer Capabilities
          1. Filtering
          2. Grouping
          3. Stacking
        3. Advanced Explorer Features
      10. The Microsoft Management Console
        1. The Console Tree
        2. The Details Pane
        3. The Actions Pane
        4. Creating a Customized Console
      11. The Control Panel
        1. Searching the Control Panel
        2. Control Panel Programs and Features
      12. Summary
    8. 3. Installing and Upgrading Windows Server 2008
      1. Installing Windows Server 2008
        1. Installation Requirements
        2. Fresh Installation of Windows Server 2008
          1. Installing from Media
          2. Performing Initial Configuration of a Server
            1. Activating the Installation
          3. Activation Options
            1. Multiple Activation Keys (MAKs)
            2. Key Management Service (KMS)
          4. Which Activation Method to Use
            1. Other Important Items
        3. Installing from an Existing OS
      2. Upgrading to Windows Server 2008
      3. Advanced Installation
      4. Viewing Installation Log Files
      5. Automating Installation
      6. Summary
    9. 4. Securing Your Windows Server 2008 Deployment
      1. Authentication and Authorization
        1. Authentication
        2. Authorization
      2. The Physical Environment
      3. BitLocker
      4. Active Directory Certificate Services (ADCS)
        1. Types of CAs
        2. Installing ADCS
        3. Trusting Your New CA
        4. Managing ADCS
          1. Autoenrollment
        5. Manual Certificate Requests
        6. Viewing Certificates on the CA
        7. Credential Roaming
      5. Authentication Protocols
        1. NTLM and LAN Manager
        2. Kerberos
        3. Setting Authentication Methods for a Domain
      6. Securing Windows Server 2008
        1. The Security Configuration Wizard (SCW)
        2. Security Configuration and Analysis
          1. Security Templates
          2. Security Configuration and Analysis
          3. Integration with Group Policy
          4. secedit.exe
        3. Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
          1. Windows Firewall
            1. Configuring Windows Firewall
            2. Command-Line Windows Firewall Configuration
            3. Monitoring
            4. Group Policy Options
          2. IPsec
            1. Server Configuration
            2. Connection Security Rules
        4. Windows Defender
        5. Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration
        6. User Access Control (UAC)
        7. SysKey
        8. Account Policies
      7. Summary
    10. 5. File System and Print Management Features
      1. File System Types and Management
        1. File Allocation Table (FAT)
        2. FAT32
        3. New Technology File System (NTFS)
        4. New NTFS Features in Windows Server 2008
          1. Transaction NTFS
          2. Self-Healing NTFS
          3. Symbolic Linking
        5. File System Review
        6. Formatting and Managing File Systems
          1. Disk Management Microsoft Management Console Snap-In
          2. Command-Line Management
        7. Converting File Systems
        8. Disk Defragmentation
      2. File Management
        1. File Ownership
        2. File Permissions
        3. Shares
        4. NTFS Quotas
        5. Encrypted File System (EFS)
        6. Shadow Copy Feature
      3. File Server Resource Manager
        1. Installation
        2. File Server Resource Manager Options
          1. E-Mail Notifications
          2. Notification Limits
          3. Storage Reports
          4. Report Locations
          5. File Screen Audit
        3. Reporting
          1. Scheduling a New Report
        4. Quotas
          1. Quota Properties
            1. E-Mail Message
            2. Event Log
            3. Command
            4. Report
          2. Assigning Quotas
        5. File Screening
        6. Exporting and Importing File Screens and Quotas
        7. Scripting
      4. Print Management
        1. Installing the Windows Server 2008 Print Management Components
        2. Print Management MMC
        3. Adding Printer Servers
        4. Adding a New Printer
        5. Printer Properties
          1. General Tab
          2. Sharing Tab
          3. Ports Tab
          4. Advanced Tab
          5. Security Tab
          6. Other Tabs
        6. Listing a Printer in the Active Directory
        7. Connecting Users to Network Printers
        8. Deploying Printers Using Group Policy
        9. Allowing Nonadministrators/Power Users to Install Printers
        10. Migrating a Printer
        11. Automatic Network Print Addition
        12. Print Server Configuration
          1. Driver Management
          2. Forms Management
          3. Ports
          4. Advanced Features
        13. Customizing Views of Information
        14. Notifications
        15. Internet Printing
      5. Summary
    11. 6. TCP/IP
      1. Internet Protocol (IP)
        1. Data Link Layer and the MAC Address
        2. Subnet Masks
          1. Routing Between Subnets
        3. Setting an IP Address
          1. Gateway Configuration
        4. Static IP and IPv4 Limitations
        5. Automatic Private IP Addressing
          1. Private Network IP Address Allocations
        6. Network Address Translation
      2. Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)
      3. User Datagram Protocol (UDP)
      4. Network Monitoring
        1. Microsoft Network Monitor
          1. DNS Communication Explained
      5. IPv6
      6. Communication Testing
      7. Summary
    12. 7. Advanced Networking Services
      1. DHCP
        1. Installing and Performing DHCP Initial Configuration
        2. DHCP Actions If Running on a Domain Controller
        3. DHCP Server Activation
        4. DHCP Administration
          1. Setting Scope Options
          2. Managing Scopes
          3. Creating a New Scope
          4. Backing Up a Scope
          5. DHCPv6
          6. DHCP High Availability
          7. DHCP Secure DNS Update
      2. Domain Name System
        1. How DNS Works
        2. Installing DNS
        3. Managing DNS
          1. Record Response Behavior
          2. Creating New Domains
          3. Creating DNS Zones
          4. DNS Application Partitions
        4. DNS Security
        5. DNS and Active Directory Domain Services
          1. Zone Properties
          2. DNS Scavenging
          3. Reverse Lookup Zones
          4. Delegation
          5. Stub Zones
          6. Forwarding and Conditional Forwarding
          7. Caching
          8. GlobalNames Zone
          9. IPv6 Support
      3. WINS
      4. Summary
    13. 8. Remote Access and Securing and Optimizing the Network
      1. Virtual Private Networks
        1. Types of VPN Tunnel
          1. Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP)
          2. Layer Two Tunneling Protocol (L2TP)
          3. Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol (SSTP)
          4. Which to Use?
        2. Installation
      2. RADIUS and Policy Services
        1. RADIUS Configuration
        2. Policies
        3. Logging
        4. Configuration Backup
      3. Routing
      4. Network Access Protection (NAP)
        1. NAP Enforcement
          1. DHCP Quarantine Enforcement
          2. Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
          3. IEEE 802.1x Authenticated Network Connection AKA EAP Quarantine
          4. Remote Access Quarantine
          5. Terminal Services Gateway
        2. How NAP Works
        3. NAP Deployment Process
        4. Implementing NAP
          1. Configuring System Health Validators and Policies
          2. Configuring Network Policies to Use the Health Policy
          3. Client Configuration
          4. DHCP Configuration
          5. Client Experience
      5. Summary
    14. 9. Terminal Services
      1. Enabling Remote Desktop
      2. Initiating a Remote Desktop Connection
        1. Navigating Remote Sessions
        2. Configuring the RDC Client
          1. The General Tab
          2. The Display Tab
          3. The Local Resources Tab
          4. The Programs Tab
          5. The Experience Tab
          6. The Advanced Tab
      3. Terminal Server Licensing
        1. Installing TS Licensing
        2. Managing TS Licensing
          1. Activating a TS Licensing Server
        3. Installing Licenses
          1. Configuring the Licensing Mode
            1. Per-User Mode
            2. Per-Device Mode
          2. Changing the Discovery Mode of the Licensing Server
          3. Troubleshooting Licensing
        4. Backing Up Licensing Information and Ensuring High Availability
      4. Installing Terminal Services
      5. TS Easy Print
        1. The TS Easy Print Driver
        2. Printer Mapping
      6. TS Gateway
        1. Installing TS Gateway
        2. Creating Authorization Policies
          1. TS CAP
          2. TS RAP
          3. Finishing Up
        3. Certificate Management
        4. Connecting via a TS Gateway Server
        5. Monitoring and Managing TS Gateway
        6. Scaling TS Gateway
      7. Remote Applications
        1. Installing Applications
        2. Enabling RemoteApp
          1. The Terminal Server Tab
          2. The TS Gateway Tab
          3. The Digital Signature Tab
          4. The Custom RDP Settings Tab
        3. Distributing a Remote Application
      8. TS Web Access
        1. Secure Access to TS Web
        2. Granting Users Logon Rights to a Terminal Server
        3. Single Sign-on
      9. TS Session Broker
        1. TS Session Broker Installation and Configuration
        2. Draining a Server
      10. Management and Maintenance
        1. User Configuration
          1. The Environment Tab
          2. The Sessions Tab
          3. The Remote Control Tab
          4. The Terminal Services Profile Tab
        2. TS Management Tools
          1. TS Configuration
          2. Terminal Services Manager
        3. Command-Line Management
        4. Group Policy Management of TS
      11. Summary
    15. 10. Active Directory Domain Services Introduction
      1. Workgroups Versus Domains
      2. Exclusive Membership
      3. Trusts
      4. Active Directory
        1. The Directory Service Implementation
        2. Schema
        3. Domains
          1. Creating a Domain
        4. Trees
        5. Forests
        6. Organizational Units
        7. Sites
        8. FSMO Roles
          1. PDC Emulator FSMO Role
          2. RID Master FSMO Role
          3. Infrastructure FSMO Role
          4. Schema Master FSMO Role
          5. Domain Naming Master FSMO Role
        9. Global Catalog
      5. Domain and Forest Modes
        1. Domain Modes
          1. Mixed Mode
          2. Windows 2000 Native Mode
          3. Windows Server 2003 Interim Mode
          4. Windows Server 2003 Mode
          5. Windows Server 2008 Mode
        2. Forest Modes
          1. Windows 2000
          2. Windows Server 2003 Interim Mode
          3. Windows Server 2003 Mode
          4. Windows Server 2008 Mode
      6. Summary
    16. 11. Designing and Installing Active Directory
      1. Adding a Replica Domain Controller
        1. Unattended Installation
        2. Moving FSMO Roles
          1. Changing the RID, PDC, and Infrastructure FSMO Servers Graphically
          2. Changing the Domain Naming FSMO Server Graphically
          3. Changing the Schema Master FSMO Server Graphically
          4. Moving FSMO Roles from the Command Line
          5. Seizing a Role
          6. GC Setting
      2. Creating a New Domain
        1. Reasons for Creating a New Domain
        2. How to Create a New Domain
          1. DNS Delegation
      3. Verifying Domain Controller Operation
      4. Creating a Domain Controller from Media
      5. Removing Domain Controllers and Domains
      6. Read-Only Domain Controllers (RODCs)
        1. Features
        2. RODC Restrictions
        3. Prerequisites for RODC Deployment
        4. Installing an RODC
      7. Trust Relationships
        1. Trust Relationship 101
          1. Parent–Child Trust
          2. Tree–Root Trust
          3. Forest Trust
          4. Shortcut Trust
          5. External Trust
          6. Realm Trust
        2. Trust Management
      8. Summary
    17. 12. Managing Active Directory and Advanced Concepts
      1. Customizing Site Connectivity
        1. Core Site Link Attributes
          1. Sites Connected Via the Link
          2. Cost
          3. Replication Interval
        2. Managing Site Topology
          1. The Preferred Bridgehead
        3. Advanced Replication Options
      2. Forcing a Demotion
        1. Cleaning Up the Metadata
          1. Removing a Defunct Domain Controller
          2. Cleaning DNS
          3. Cleaning the Server Record
          4. Removing a Domain
      3. Managing AD
        1. Server Manager
        2. Active Directory Users and Computers
          1. Delegating Permissions
          2. User Objects
            1. The General Tab
            2. The Address Tab
            3. The Account Tab
            4. The Profile Tab
            5. The Telephones Tab
            6. The Organization Tab
            7. The Member Of Tab
            8. The COM+ Tab
            9. Other User Properties
          3. Groups
          4. Contacts
          5. Computer Objects
        3. Command-Line Management
      4. Backing Up and Restoring AD
        1. Displaying Last Logon Information
        2. AD Snapshots
        3. Deleted Object Recovery
        4. Restartable Directory Service
      5. Auditing AD
      6. Advanced Password Policies
      7. Prune and Graft
      8. Upgrading AD
        1. Migrating from FRS to DFSR for SYSVOL Replication
      9. Summary
    18. 13. Active Directory Federated Services, Lightweight Directory Services, and Rights Management
      1. Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
        1. Installing AD LDS
        2. Creating an AD LDS Instance
        3. Administering AD LDS
      2. Active Directory Rights Management Services
        1. Installing AD RMS
        2. Using AD RMS
        3. Restricting Access
        4. Template Creation
          1. Creating a New Template
          2. Enabling Clients to Use Templates
        5. Licensing for AD RMS
        6. Reporting
        7. High Availability
        8. Advanced Features
      3. Active Directory Federated Services
        1. AD FS Components
        2. AD FS in Action
        3. Installing AD FS
        4. Troubleshooting
      4. Summary
    19. 14. Server Core
      1. Overview of Windows Server Core
      2. Installation
      3. Server Core Configuration
        1. Setting the Administrator Password
        2. Setting the Server Name
        3. Setting Static TCP/IP v4 Information
        4. Setting the Time Zone
        5. Joining a Domain
        6. Configuring International Settings
        7. Setting the Default Scripting Engine
        8. Activating the Server
        9. Installing Patches and Configuring Auto-Update
        10. Configuring the Pagefile
        11. Configuring the Firewall
        12. Enabling Remote Desktop
        13. Configuring Hardware
        14. Adding Roles and Features
        15. Installing Applications
      4. Performing Common Actions Using Server Core
      5. Remotely Managing Server Core
      6. Summary
    20. 15. Distributed File System
      1. Distribution of Other Services
        1. Domain Controllers
        2. Networking Services
        3. Print Management
        4. Management
      2. Distributed File System Namespace
        1. A DFSN Example
        2. Further Applications of DFSN
        3. DFSN Interoperability with NetWare
        4. DFSN Components and Mechanics
        5. Windows Server 2008 DFSN Changes
      3. Distributed File System Replication
      4. Installing and Configuring DFS
        1. Configuring DFSN
          1. Adding Additional DFSN Servers
          2. Configuring Advanced Namespace Options
          3. Managing Folders in the DFSN
          4. Access-Based Enumeration (ABE)
        2. Configuring DFSR
          1. Managing Connections
          2. Adding and Removing Replica Members
          3. Folder Management
          4. Upgrading to Windows Server 2008 Mode DFSN
          5. Troubleshooting
      5. Summary
    21. 16. Deploying Windows
      1. Image Deployment
        1. System Preparation (SYSPREP) Tool
      2. Installing Windows Deployment Services
        1. Configuring Windows Deployment Services
        2. Configuring DHCP Options for WDS
        3. Configuring WDS from the Command Line
        4. Prestaging a Computer in Active Directory
        5. Authorizing Unknown Clients
        6. Customizing the Server
          1. General
          2. PXE Response Settings
          3. Directory Services
          4. Boot
          5. Removing the Need to Press F12 During Network Boot
          6. Network Settings
          7. Advanced
      3. Customizing the Windows Vista Deployment Process
        1. Image Requirements for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008
          1. 64-Bit Support
        2. Image Management
          1. Adding a New Image
          2. Managing Images
      4. Automating the Installation
        1. Media-Based Windows Deployment Environment
        2. Capturing New Images
          1. Customizing an Image
          2. Manipulating WIM Files
          3. Applying an Update to a WIM File
          4. Adding Drivers to a WIM Image
          5. Vista Reduced-Functionality Mode
          6. Deploying Multiple Machines Simultaneously
        3. Other Technologies for Deployment
      5. Summary
    22. 17. Managing and Maintaining Windows Server 2008
      1. Server Manager
        1. Navigating Server Manager
        2. Managing Roles
          1. Role Summary
          2. Advanced Tools
          3. Resources and Support
        3. Available Roles
          1. Active Directory Certificate Services (ADCS)
          2. Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS)
          3. Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS)
          4. Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS)
          5. Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS)
          6. Application Server
          7. Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Server
          8. DNS Server
          9. Fax Server
          10. File Services
          11. Hyper-V
          12. Network Policy and Access Services
          13. Print Services
          14. Terminal Services (TS)
          15. Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration (UDDI) Services
          16. Web Server (IIS)
          17. Windows Deployment Services
          18. Other Facets of Roles
        4. Installing and Removing Roles
        5. Managing Features
          1. Available Features
          2. Installing Features
        6. Viewing Server Information
          1. Adding a Driver to the Driver Store
        7. Configuring Windows Server
          1. Task Scheduler
            1. Managing the Library
            2. Creating a New Task
              1. Creating a Basic Task
              2. Creating a Standard Task
            3. Modifying Tasks
            4. Viewing Task Execution
            5. Command-Line Access
          2. Services
          3. WMI Control
          4. Local Users and Groups
        8. Storage Management
        9. Command Line
        10. Automated Role/Feature Installation
        11. Expanding Server Manager
        12. Permissions and Delegation
      2. Computer Management Console
      3. Windows Server Backup (WSB)
        1. Backup Features
        2. Recovery Features
        3. Installing Windows Server Backup (WSB)
        4. Performing a Backup
          1. Schedule a Backup
          2. Single-Time Backups
          3. Backing Up the System State
        5. Performing a Recovery
          1. Complete PC Restore
          2. System State Recovery
          3. Volume/Files/Folders/Application Data
        6. Command-Line Interface (CLI) Management
        7. Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS)
      4. Patch Management
        1. Group Policy Configuration
        2. Microsoft Update Catalog
        3. Update Options
      5. Registry
        1. Modifying the Registry
        2. Using .reg Files to Modify the Registry
        3. Command-Line Registry Access
        4. Backing Up the Registry
      6. Performance and Paging File Tuning
        1. Visual Effects
        2. Processor Scheduling and Virtual Memory
          1. Crash Considerations
          2. Moving the Paging File
          3. Paging File Usage
        3. Data Execution Prevention
      7. Managing from a Client
      8. Summary
    23. 18. Highly Available Windows Server 2008
      1. High-Level Overview of NLB and Failover Clustering
        1. Choosing the Right High-Availability Method
      2. Network Load Balancing
        1. Installing and Configuring NLB
          1. Adding Additional Nodes
          2. Adding a DNS Record
          3. Accessing the NLB Cluster
        2. Managing NLB
          1. Port Rule Management
        3. Managing Servers
          1. Cluster Mode and IP Address Management
          2. Logging and Credentials
          3. Command-Line Management
          4. Removing NLB
        4. Migrating from a Windows Server 2003 NLB
      3. Failover Clustering
        1. Architecture of a Cluster
        2. Quorum Modes
          1. Node Majority
          2. Node and Disk Majority
          3. Node and File Share Majority
          4. No Majority: Disk Only
        3. Networking and Security Enhancements
        4. Supported Hardware
        5. Installing and Creating a Failover Cluster
          1. Configure the iSCSI Initiator
          2. Validating the Cluster Configuration
          3. Creating a Cluster
          4. Configuring the Network Adapters
          5. Adding High-Availability Services and Applications
        6. Managing Failover Clustering
          1. Cluster Failover
          2. Modifying the Quorum Mode
          3. Managing Nodes
          4. Best of the Rest
        7. Command-Line Management
        8. Upgrading from Windows 2003 Cluster to Windows 2008 Cluster
      4. Summary
    24. 19. Virtualization and Resource Management
      1. Virtualization 360 Picture
      2. Virtual Applications
        1. SoftGrid Architecture
        2. Creating a Virtualized Application
        3. Using a Virtualized Application
        4. Virtualized Application Considerations
      3. Virtual Machines and Hyper-V
        1. Virtualization Technologies
          1. Hosted Virtual Machine Manager (VMM)
          2. Hypervisor Virtualization
          3. Purpose of a Parent Partition
        2. Hyper-V
          1. Installing Hyper-V
          2. Network Management
        3. Virtual Machines with Hyper-V
          1. Creating a Virtual Machine
          2. Configuring a Virtual Machine
          3. Virtual Machines in Action
          4. Licensing
          5. Snapshots
          6. Command-Line Management
          7. Physical-to-Virtual Migration
          8. Quick and Live Migration
        4. Advanced Management
        5. Hyper-V on Your Laptop
      4. Windows System Resource Manager (WSRM)
        1. Resource Allocation Policies
        2. Scheduling Resource Allocation Policies Application
        3. Conditions
        4. Accounting
        5. Server Configuration
      5. Advantages of Virtualization and Consolidation
      6. Summary
    25. 20. Troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 and Vista Environments
      1. Boot Mode Options
      2. Windows Recovery Environment
        1. Accessing Windows RE
        2. Installing Locally on a Server
          1. Enabling the Advanced “Boot Repair Your Computer” Option
        3. Using Windows RE Command Prompt
          1. Managing Services and Drivers
          2. Disk and File Access
          3. Boot Configuration Editor (BCDEdit)
      3. Reliability and Performance Monitoring
        1. Performance Monitor
          1. Adding Counters and Configuring Monitoring
          2. Saving a Configured Set of Counters
        2. Data Collector Sets and Reports
          1. Data Collector Set Properties
          2. Adding and Configuring Data Collectors
          3. Backing Up Data Collector Sets and Restoring
          4. Using a Data Collector Set
          5. Comparing Multiple Log Files
        3. Reliability Monitor
        4. Other Utilities
          1. Process Monitor
          2. Process Explorer
      4. Event Viewer
        1. Configuring Event Logs
        2. Event Filtering
        3. Event Subscriptions
        4. Command-Line Access
      5. MSConfig
      6. Windows Error Reporting
      7. System Center
        1. System Center Operations Manager
        2. System Center Configuration Manager
        3. System Center Data Protection Manager
        4. System Center Virtual Machine Manager
        5. System Center Service Desk
        6. System Center Capacity Planner
        7. System Center Essentials
      8. Summary
    26. 21. Group Policy
      1. Group Policy Structure
        1. Group Policy Features
        2. Group Policy Objects (GPOs)
        3. Using Group Policy Objects
        4. Local Policy
        5. Group Policy Application
        6. Forcing a Refresh
        7. Slow Link Detection
      2. Group Policy Management Console (GPMC)
        1. Creating a New Group Policy Object
          1. Viewing Sites
          2. Software Deployment
            1. Distribution Point on the Network
            2. Microsoft Software Installer
            3. ZAP
          3. Software Restrictions
          4. Restricting Group Memberships
          5. Updating File System and Registry Permissions
        2. Modifying GPO Application Behavior
          1. Loopback Processing
          2. Filtering Application of a Group Policy Object
          3. Starter GPOs
        3. Reporting on Group Policy Objects
        4. Delegation
        5. Group Policy Results
        6. Group Policy Modeling
        7. Custom ADMX Files
        8. Central Store
        9. Backup and Restore of Group Policy
      3. Group Policy Preferences
        1. Origin
        2. Features
          1. New Settings
          2. Configuring a Preference
            1. Stop Processing Items in This Extension if an Error Occurs
            2. Run in Logged-on User’s Security Context (User Policy Option)
            3. Remove This Item When It Is No Longer Applied
            4. Apply Once and Do Not Reapply
            5. Item-Level Targeting
        3. Client Support
        4. Reporting
      4. Troubleshooting
      5. Microsoft Templates
      6. Summary
    27. 22. The Command Prompt and PowerShell
      1. Command.com
        1. Thunking and WOW
      2. CMD.EXE
        1. CMD.EXE Properties
        2. DOSKEY
        3. Commands
          1. Internal Commands
          2. External Commands
        4. Finding Commands in the Command Prompt
        5. Variables
        6. Redirecting Input and Output
        7. Multiple Commands
      3. Windows Scripting Host
        1. Hello World
        2. VBScript Basics
        3. Calling WMI from VBScript
      4. PowerShell
        1. Installing PowerShell
        2. cmdlets
        3. Variables
        4. Aliases
        5. Performing Actions with PowerShell
        6. Scripts
          1. Script Functions
        7. Error Handling
          1. Error-Handling Methods
      5. Summary
    28. 23. Connecting Windows Server 2008 to Other Environments
      1. UNIX Integration
        1. Subsystem for UNIX-Based Applications
          1. Porting Applications
          2. Database Connectivity
          3. Installing SUA
          4. Configuring the SUA Shell
        2. Identity Management for UNIX
          1. Installation and Configuration
          2. Adding Additional UNIX NIS Domains/Servers
          3. Password Synchronization
        3. Microsoft Services for Network File System
          1. NFS Configuration
        4. Windows as an LDAP Authentication Server
      2. NetWare Integration and Migration
        1. Synchronization Within Microsoft Directory Synchronization Services
          1. Forward Synchronization
          2. Reverse Synchronization
          3. Differences Between Forward and Reverse Synchronization
          4. Passwords
        2. File Migration Utility
      3. Summary
    29. 24. Internet Information Services
      1. IIS 7.0 Architecture
        1. Features
        2. IIS Processing
        3. IIS Configuration
      2. Installation
      3. IIS Management
        1. Adding a New Web Site
        2. Configuring URL Authorization for a Web Site
        3. Remote Management of IIS
        4. Feature Delegation
        5. Command Line
      4. Certificates and Encryption
      5. Server Core Support
      6. IIS and Windows Vista
      7. Windows Web Server 2008
      8. Summary
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