Over 80 hands-on recipes to effectively administer and manage your Windows Server 2012 R2 infrastructure in enterprise environments
This book will help you to understand the essential administrative tasks in Windows Server 2012, and will also introduce you to the new features in R2. Starting with familiarizing yourself with the look and feel of Windows Server 2012 R2, you will learn how to navigate through some daily tasks in R2 using the graphical interface, and then reflect on the most common infrastructure tasks needed to create a successful Windows Active Directory environment. You will learn how to compose optimal Group Policies and facilitate task automation with PowerShell scripting.
By the end of this book, you will know how to take your Windows Server 2012 R2-powered server and turn it into any common infrastructure role that might be required in your company.
What You Will Learn
Build the infrastructure required for a successful Windows network
Navigate the new Server 2012 R2 interface efficiently
Implement solid networking and security practices into your Windows Server environment
Design your own PKI and start issuing certificates today
Connect your remote laptops back to the corporate network using Microsoft's own remote access technologies, including DirectAccess
Provide a centralized point for users to access applications and data by configuring Remote Desktop Services
Compose optimal Group Policies
Facilitate task automation with PowerShell scripting
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