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Windows Server 2016 Administration Cookbook

Book Description

This book contains more than 65 recipes that will equip you with what you need to know to work with Windows 2016 Server. This book will help you learn how to administrate your Windows Server for optimal performance.

About This Book
  • A focussed guide to help you with the core functionalities of Windows Server 2016
  • Explore tasks that will help you build a datacenter from scratch using Windows Server 2016
  • Step-by-step instructions for common Windows Server administration duties
Who This Book Is For

This book is for system administrators or IT professionals who want the skills to manage and maintain the core infrastructure of a Windows Server 2016 environment. Prior experience in Windows Server 2012 R2 environments will be helpful.

What You Will Learn
  • Become skilled in the navigation of Windows Server 2016, and explore the technologies and options that it provides
  • Build the infrastructure required for a successful Windows Server network
  • Move away from those open-source web server platforms and start migrating your websites to Server 2016's Internet Information Services today
  • Provide a centralized point for users to access applications and data by confguring Remote Desktop Services
  • Compose optimal Group Policies
In Detail

Windows Server 2016 is an operating system designed to run on servers. It supports enterprise-level data storage, communications, management, and applications. This book contains specially selected, detailed help on core, essential administrative tasks of Windows Server 2016.

This book starts by helping you to navigate the interface of Windows Server 2016, and quickly shifts gears to implementing roles that are necessarily in any Microsoft-centric datacenter.

This book will also help you leverage the web services platform built into Windows Server 2016, available to anyone who runs this latest and greatest Server operating system. Further, you will also learn to compose optimal Group Policies and monitor system performance and IP address management.

This book will be a handy quick-reference guide for any Windows Server administrator, providing easy to read, step-by-step instructions for many common administrative tasks that will be part of any Server Administrator's job description as they administer their Windows Server 2016 powered servers.

The material in the book has been selected from the content of Packt's Windows Server 2016 Cookbook by Jordan Krause to provide a specific focus on key Windows Server administration tasks.

Style and approach

This book contains recipes that have been specially selected to help with the core, essential administrative tasks of Windows Server 2016.

Downloading the example code for this book You can download the example code files for all Packt books you have purchased from your account at http://www.PacktPub.com. If you purchased this book elsewhere, you can visit http://www.PacktPub.com/support and register to have the files e-mailed directly to you.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright and Credits
    1. Windows Server 2016 Administration Cookbook
  3. Packt Upsell
    1. Why subscribe?
    2. PacktPub.com
  4. Contributors
    1. About the author
    2. About the reviewer
    3. Packt is searching for authors like you
  5. Preface
    1. Who this book is for
    2. What this book covers
    3. To get the most out of this book
      1. Download the color images
      2. Conventions used
    4. Get in touch
      1. Reviews
    5. Bibliography
  6. Learning the Interface
    1. Introduction
    2. Shutting down or restarting the server
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
      3. How it works...
    3. Launching Administrative Tools
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
      3. How it works...
    4. Using WinKey + X for quick admin tasks
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
      3. How it works...
    5. Using the search function to launch applications quickly
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
      3. How it works...
    6. Managing remote servers from a single pane with Server Manager
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
      3. How it works...
      4. See also
    7. Using PowerShell to accomplish any function in Windows Server
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
      3. How it works...
    8. Installing a role or feature
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
      3. How it works...
    9. Administering Server 2016 from a Windows 10 machine
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
      3. How it works...
      4. See also
    10. Identifying useful keyboard shortcuts in Server 2016
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
      3. How it works...
    11. Setting your PowerShell Execution Policy
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
      3. How it works...
    12. Building and executing your first PowerShell script
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
      3. How it works...
    13. Searching for PowerShell cmdlets with Get-Help
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
      3. How it works...
  7. Core Infrastructure Tasks
    1. Introduction
    2. Configuring a combination Domain Controller, DNS server, and DHCP server
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
      3. How it works...
      4. See also
    3. Adding a second Domain Controller
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
      3. How it works...
    4. Organizing your computers with Organizational Units
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
      3. How it works...
    5. Creating an A or AAAA record in DNS
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
      3. How it works...
      4. See also
    6. Creating and using a CNAME record in DNS
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
      3. How it works...
      4. See also
    7. Creating a DHCP scope to assign addresses to computers
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
      3. How it works...
    8. Creating a DHCP reservation for a specific server or resource
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
      3. How it works...
    9. Pre-staging a computer account in Active Directory
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
      3. How it works...
    10. Using PowerShell to create a new Active Directory user
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
      3. How it works...
      4. See also
    11. Using PowerShell to view system uptime
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
      3. How it works...
  8. Internet Information Services
    1. Introduction
    2. Installing the Web Server role with PowerShell
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
      3. How it works...
      4. See also
    3. Launching your first website
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
      3. How it works...
    4. Changing the port on which your website runs
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
      3. How it works...
    5. Adding encryption to your website
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
      3. How it works...
    6. Using a Certificate Signing Request to acquire your SSL certificate
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
      3. How it works...
    7. Moving an SSL certificate from one server to another
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
      3. How it works...
    8. Rebinding your renewed certificates automatically
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
      3. How it works...
    9. Hosting multiple websites on your IIS server
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
      3. How it works...
    10. Using host headers to manage multiple websites on a single IP address
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
      3. How it works...
  9. Remote Desktop Services
    1. Introduction
    2. Building a single server Remote Desktop Services environment
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
      3. How it works...
    3. Adding an additional RDSH server to your RDS environment
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
      3. How it works...
    4. Installing applications on a Remote Desktop Session Host server
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
      3. How it works...
    5. Disabling the redirection of local resources
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
      3. How it works...
    6. Shadowing another session in RDS
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
      3. How it works...
    7. Installing a printer driver to use with redirection
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
      3. How it works...
    8. Removing an RD Session Host server from use for maintenance
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
      3. How it works...
    9. Publishing WordPad with RemoteApp
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
      3. How it works...
    10. Tracking user logins with Logon/Logoff scripts
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
      3. How it works...
  10. Monitoring and Backup
    1. Introduction
    2. Using Server Manager as a quick monitoring tool
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
      3. How it works...
    3. Using the new Task Manager to its full potential
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
      3. How it works...
    4. Evaluating system performance with Windows Performance Monitor
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
      3. How it works...
    5. Using Format-List to modify PowerShell data output
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
      3. How it works...
    6. Configuring a full system backup using Windows Server Backup
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
      3. How it works...
    7. Recovering data from a Windows backup file
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
      3. How it works...
    8. Using IP Address Management to keep track of your used IP addresses
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
      3. How it works...
    9. Checking for viruses in Windows Server 2016
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
      3. How it works...
  11. Group Policy
    1. Introduction
    2. Creating and assigning a new Group Policy Object
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
      3. How it works...
    3. Mapping network drives with Group Policy
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
      3. How it works...
    4. Redirecting the My Documents folder to a network share
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
      3. How it works...
    5. Creating a VPN connection with Group Policy
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
      3. How it works...
    6. Creating a printer connection with Group Policy
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
      3. How it works...
    7. Using Group Policy to enforce an Internet proxy server
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
      3. How it works...
    8. Viewing the settings currently enabled inside a GPO
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
      3. How it works...
      4. See also
    9. Viewing the GPOs currently assigned to a computer
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
      3. How it works...
      4. See also
    10. Backing up and restoring GPOs
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
      3. How it works...
      4. See also
    11. Plugging in ADMX and ADML templates
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
      3. How it works...
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