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Windows Server 2012 R2 Inside Out: Services, Security, & Infrastructure

Book Description

This supremely organized reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds for Windows Server 2012 R2 - with a focus on infrastructure, core services, and security features.

Coverage includes:

  • TCP/IP networking

  • Managing DHCP

  • DNS infrastructure and management

  • Implementing and managing DNS and WINS

  • Active Directory architecture, sites, replication, domain services

  • Read-only domain controllers

  • Managing users, groups, and computers

  • Managing Group Policy

  • Active Directory site administration

  • Deploying and managing print services

  • Table of Contents

    1. Title Page
    2. Copyright Page
    3. Dedication Page
    4. Contents at a glance
    5. Table of contents
    6. Introduction
      1. Conventions
      2. How to reach the author
      3. Errata and book support
      4. We want to hear from you
      5. Stay in touch
    7. Chapter 1. Using Remote Desktop for Management
      1. Remote Desktop essentials
      2. Configuring Remote Desktop
      3. Supporting Remote Desktop Connection clients
    8. Chapter 2. Networking with TCP/IP
      1. Navigating networking in Windows Server 2012 R2
      2. Using TCP/IP
      3. Understanding IPv4 addressing
      4. Special IPv4 addressing rules
      5. Using subnets and subnet masks
      6. Getting and using IPv4 addresses
      7. Understanding IPv6
      8. Understanding name resolution
    9. Chapter 3. Managing TCP/IP networking
      1. Installing TCP/IP networking
      2. Configuring TCP/IP networking
      3. Managing network connections
      4. Troubleshooting and testing network settings
    10. Chapter 4. Deploying DHCP Services
      1. DHCP essentials
      2. DHCP security considerations
      3. DHCP and IPAM
      4. Planning DHCPv4 and DHCPv6 implementations
      5. Setting up DHCP servers
    11. Chapter 5. Configuring DHCP Services
      1. Configuring TCP/IP options
      2. Advanced DHCP configuration and maintenance
      3. Setting up DHCP relay agents
    12. Chapter 6. Architecting DNS infrastructure
      1. DNS essentials
      2. Planning DNS implementations
      3. Security considerations
      4. Architecting a DNS design
    13. Chapter 7. Implementing and managing DNS
      1. Installing the DNS Server service
      2. Configuring DNS zones, subdomains, forwarders, and zone transfers
      3. Deploying DNSSEC
      4. Adding resource records
      5. Deploying global names
    14. Chapter 8. Maintaining and troubleshooting DNS
      1. Maintaining and monitoring DNS
      2. Troubleshooting the DNS client service
      3. Troubleshooting the DNS Server service
    15. Chapter 9. Implementing and maintaining WINS
      1. WINS essentials
      2. Setting up WINS servers
      3. Configuring replication partners
      4. Configuring and maintaining WINS
      5. Enabling WINS lookups through DNS
    16. Chapter 10. Active Directory architecture
      1. Active Directory physical architecture
      2. Active Directory logical architecture
    17. Chapter 11. Designing and managing the domain environment
      1. Design considerations for Active Directory replication
      2. Design considerations for Active Directory search and global catalogs
      3. Design considerations for compatibility
      4. Design considerations for Active Directory authentication and trusts
      5. Delegating authentication
      6. Design considerations for Active Directory operations masters
    18. Chapter 12. Organizing Active Directory
      1. Creating an Active Directory implementation or update plan
      2. Developing a domain plan
      3. Developing an organizational unit plan
    19. Chapter 13. Configuring Active Directory sites and replication
      1. Working with Active Directory sites
      2. Understanding Active Directory replication
      3. Replication rings and directory partitions
      4. Developing or revising a site design
    20. Chapter 14. Implementing Active Directory Domain Services
      1. Preinstallation considerations for Active Directory
      2. Installing Active Directory Domain Services
      3. Cloning virtualized domain controllers
      4. Uninstalling Active Directory
      5. Creating and managing organizational units
      6. Delegating the administration of domains and OUs
    21. Chapter 15. Deploying read-only domain controllers
      1. Introducing read-only domain controllers
      2. Design considerations for read-only replication
      3. Installing RODCs
      4. Managing Password Replication Policy
    22. Chapter 16. Managing users, groups, and computers
      1. Managing domain user accounts
      2. Maintaining user accounts
      3. Managing groups
      4. Managing computer accounts
      5. Recovering deleted accounts
      6. Working with managed service accounts
    23. Chapter 17. Managing Group Policy
      1. Understanding Group Policy
      2. Implementing Group Policy
      3. Managing Group Policy through delegation
      4. Managing Group Policy inheritance and processing
      5. Using scripts in Group Policy
      6. Applying Group Policy through security templates
      7. Maintaining and troubleshooting Group Policy
    24. Chapter 18. Active Directory site administration
      1. Managing sites and subnets
      2. Managing site links and inter-site replication
      3. Monitoring and troubleshooting replication
    25. Chapter 19. Deploying print services
      1. Understanding print services
      2. Planning for printer deployments and consolidation
      3. Setting up print servers
      4. Managing printers throughout the organization
    26. Chapter 20. Managing and maintaining print services
      1. Managing printer permissions
      2. Managing print server properties
      3. Managing printer properties
      4. Managing print jobs
      5. Printer maintenance and troubleshooting
    27. Chapter 21. Backup and recovery
      1. Disaster-planning strategies
      2. Disaster preparedness procedures
      3. Developing backup strategies
      4. Backing up and recovering your data
      5. Backing up and restoring Active Directory
      6. Troubleshooting startup and shutdown
    28. Index
    29. About the author
    30. Inside Back Cover