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Windows® Small Business Server 2008: Administrator’s Pocket Consultant

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Portable and precise, this pocket-sized guide delivers ready answers for administering Windows Small Business Server 2008. Zero in on core support tasks and tools using quick-reference tables, instructions, and lists. You’ll get the focused information you need to solve problems and get the job done—whether at your desk or in the field.

Get fast facts to:

  • Plan, install, and configure a small business network

  • Navigate the Windows SBS Console tool

  • Create and administer user and group accounts

  • Manage automatic updates, disk storage, and shared printers

  • Configure mail settings and customize internal Web sites

  • Boost security with authentication, authorization, and permissions

  • Develop a backup and restoration strategy

  • Monitor performance using alerts, notifications, and reports

  • Expand the network by adding a server and accessing remote computers

  • Table of Contents

    1. Windows® Small Business Server 2008: Administrator’s Pocket Consultant
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      2. Introduction
        1. How to Use This Book
        2. Conventions Used in This Book
        3. Support
      3. 1. Introducing Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008
        1. What’s Included with Windows SBS 2008?
          1. Windows Server 2008 Standard
          2. Exchange Server 2007 Standard
          3. Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
          4. Windows Server Update Services 3.0
          5. Forefront Security for Exchange Server
          6. Windows Live OneCare
          7. Integration with Office Live Small Business
          8. SQL Server 2008 Standard for Small Business
        2. Standard or Premium Edition?
        3. Why Use Windows SBS 2008?
          1. Pricing
          2. System Requirements
          3. Installation
          4. Administration
        4. What Can’t Windows SBS 2008 Do?
        5. What’s New in Windows SBS 2008?
          1. Pricing Changes
          2. New System Requirements
      4. 2. A Networking Primer
        1. What Is a Computer Network?
          1. Clients and Servers
          2. Protocols and the OSI Model
        2. Networking Hardware
          1. Network Interface Adapters
          2. Network Cables
          3. Hubs and Switches
          4. Routers
          5. Wireless Networking
          6. Diagramming the Network
        3. Ethernet/IEEE 802.3
        4. TCP/IP Basics
          1. IPv4 Addresses
          2. Using Private IP Addresses
          3. IPv6
          4. TCP/IP Configuration Settings
          5. Static vs. Dynamic Address Configuration
          6. Transport Layer Protocols
          7. Application Layer Protocols
        5. Understanding Domains
          1. The Domain Namespace
          2. The Domain Name System
          3. DNS Name Resolution
          4. Active Directory Domains
      5. 3. Installing Microsoft Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2008
        1. Planning a Windows SBS 2008 Deployment
          1. Selecting Server Hardware
            1. Processors
            2. Memory
            3. Storage
            4. Other Server Components
            5. OEM or DVD?
          2. Selecting Clients
          3. Selecting Network Components
            1. Selecting an Internet Service Provider
            2. Selecting a Router
            3. Selecting Cables, Adapters, and Switches
              1. Cables
              2. Network Adapters
              3. Switches
            4. Diagramming the Network
          4. Preparing for the Installation
            1. Physical Security
            2. Connecting Your Router
            3. Provisioning Disk Space
            4. Selecting Names
              1. Computer Naming
              2. Domain Naming
              3. User Naming
        2. Installing Windows SBS 2008
          1. Performing a Clean Windows SBS 2008 Installation
          2. Performing an OEM Windows SBS 2008 Installation
          3. Understanding the Installation Process
            1. Active Directory Certificate Services
            2. AD DS
            3. DHCP Server
            4. DNS Server
            5. File Services
            6. Network Policy and Access Services
            7. Terminal Services
            8. Web Server (IIS)
          4. Performing a Windows SBS 2008 Migration Installation
            1. Preparing for Migration
              1. Back Up
              2. Install Updates
              3. Reconfigure the Network
              4. Plan Application Migrations
              5. Synchronize Computer Clocks
              6. Run the Best Practices Analyzer
              7. Raise the AD DS Functional Levels
              8. Run the Migration Preparation Tool
            2. Creating an Answer File
            3. Installing Windows SBS 2008 with an Answer File
      6. 4. Getting Started
        1. Using the Windows SBS Console
          1. Starting Windows SBS Console
          2. Using the Windows SBS Console Interface
        2. Performing Post-Installation Tasks
          1. Using the Windows SBS Console
          2. Connecting to the Internet
          3. Customer Feedback Options
          4. Set Up Your Internet Address
            1. Registering a New Domain
            2. Using an Existing Domain
            3. Understanding the Wizard’s Configurations
          5. Add a Trusted Certificate
          6. Configure Server Backup
          7. Adding Users and Computers
        3. Performing Post-Migration Tasks
          1. Reconfiguring Folder Redirection
          2. Running the Migration Wizard
            1. Change Where To Store Data On The Destination Server Page
            2. Set Up The Network
            3. Configure The Internet Address
            4. Migrate Network Settings
            5. Migrate Exchange Mailboxes And Settings
            6. Remove Legacy Group Policies And Logon Settings
              1. Removing Legacy Logon Scripts
              2. Removing Legacy GPOs
            7. Migrate Users’ Shared Data
            8. Migrate SharePoint Web Site
            9. Migrate Fax Data
            10. Migrate Users And Groups
              1. Migrating Groups
              2. Migrating User Accounts
            11. Finish Migration
          3. Repurposing the Migrated Server
      7. 5. Working with Users, Computers, and Groups
        1. An Active Directory Primer
          1. AD DS Functions
          2. Domains and Domain Controllers
          3. Objects and Attributes
          4. Group Policy
          5. Hierarchy and Inheritance
          6. Using AD DS Tools
            1. Using Active Directory Users And Computers
            2. Using ADSI Edit
            3. Using Group Policy Management
        2. Working with Users
          1. Creating a User Account
          2. Creating Multiple User Accounts
          3. Managing User Properties
          4. Printing Getting Started Pages
          5. Creating User Roles
            1. Creating a New User Role
            2. Creating a User Role from an Existing User
        3. Working with Computers
          1. Connecting Computers to the Network
          2. Running the Connect Computer Program
          3. Assigning Computers to Users
            1. Modifying a User’s Computer Properties
            2. Modifying a Computer’s User Properties
        4. Working with Groups
          1. Creating a New Group
          2. Managing Group Memberships
      8. 6. Deploying Updates
        1. Understanding the Update Process
          1. Introducing Windows Server Update Services
          2. Group Policy and Automated Updates
          3. Understanding the WSUS Default Settings
          4. Installing Server Updates Manually
          5. Monitoring WSUS Activity
        2. Configuring WSUS Using the Windows SBS Console
          1. Moving the Update Repository
          2. Configuring Software Update Settings
            1. Specifying Update Levels
            2. Scheduling Update Installations
            3. Excluding Computers
          3. Synchronizing WSUS
          4. Approving Updates
        3. Configuring Automatic Updates Using Group Policy
      9. 7. Managing Storage
        1. Understanding the Default Windows SBS 2008 Storage Configuration
          1. Using the Default Shares
          2. Understanding Share Permissions
        2. Managing Disk Storage
          1. Using the Disk Management Interface
          2. Initializing a Disk
          3. Creating Volumes
            1. Creating a Simple Volume
            2. Creating Other Volume Types
          4. Shrinking and Extending Volumes
        3. Working with Shares
          1. Creating a New Share
          2. Managing Shares
            1. Configuring Share Permissions
            2. Moving Shares
        4. Using Folder Redirection
          1. Understanding the Folder Redirection Defaults
          2. Enabling Folder Redirection
          3. Moving Redirected Folders
        5. Enforcing Quotas
      10. 8. Sharing Printers
        1. Understanding Windows Printing
          1. Understanding the Windows Printing Process
          2. Designing a Network Printing Solution
            1. Connecting Print Devices
            2. Selecting a Print Server
            3. Controlling Access to Print Devices
            4. Providing Print Device Maintenance
        2. Deploying Network Printers
          1. Connecting a Print Device
          2. Creating a Printer
            1. Installing a Local Printer Manually
            2. Installing a Network-Attached Printer
            3. Installing a Network Printer Manually
            4. Creating a DHCP Reservation for a Printer
          3. Sharing a Printer
        3. Deploying Printers on Clients
        4. Managing Printers Using the Windows SBS Console
          1. Managing Queued Print Jobs
          2. Controlling Printer Access
      11. 9. Administering E-Mail
        1. An E-Mail Primer
          1. Understanding E-Mail Addresses
          2. Understanding E-Mail Server Functions
            1. Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
            2. Post Office Protocol Version 3 (POP3)
            3. Internet Message Access Protocol 4 (IMAP4)
            4. Exchange Server 2007 Functions
          3. Understanding E-Mail Client Functions
          4. Understanding Internet E-Mail Communications
          5. Connecting an Exchange Server to the Internet
        2. Configuring E-Mail Settings in Windows SBS 2008
          1. Configure a Smart Host for Internet E-Mail
          2. Using the POP3 Connector
          3. Setting Mailbox Quotas
          4. Moving Exchange Server Data
      12. 10. Working with Web Sites
        1. Introducing Internet Information Services 7.0
          1. Introducing the Windows SBS 2008 Default Web Sites
          2. Understanding the IIS Architecture
          3. Running Multiple Sites
          4. Running Web Applications
        2. Accessing the Windows SBS Web Sites
          1. Accessing the Client Deployment Site
          2. Using Shortcuts and Links
          3. Using the Windows SBS Gadget
          4. Using RWW
            1. Connecting to the RWW Site
            2. Installing a Server Certificate
          5. Accessing the WSUS Web Site
        3. Managing the Windows SBS Web Sites
          1. Enabling and Disabling Web Sites
          2. Configuring General Settings
          3. Configuring Web Site Permissions
          4. Configuring RWW
            1. Customizing the RWW Site
            2. Configuring RWW Site Content
          5. Configuring Advanced Settings
      13. 11. Creating and Customizing Web Sites
        1. Working with Windows SharePoint Services
          1. Accessing the Internal Web Site
          2. Managing the Internal Web Site Properties
            1. Understanding the Default WSS Permissions
            2. Using the SharePoint Central Administration Site
            3. Moving the WSS Data Store
          3. Migrating a SharePoint Web Site
            1. Prescanning the Database
            2. Copying the Database
            3. Attaching the Database
            4. Creating a New Web Site
            5. Creating a Web Application
            6. Updating the DNS
          4. Resetting IIS
          5. Exporting and Importing
      14. 12. Optimizing Network Security
        1. Understanding Windows SBS Security Principles
          1. Authenticating Users
          2. Authorizing Users
          3. Providing Internet Access
            1. Understanding Windows SBS Defaults
            2. Understanding Network Address Translation
        2. Using Password Policies
          1. Modifying Password Policy Settings
          2. Selecting Password Policy Values
          3. Setting Account Lockout Policies
        3. Working with Permissions
          1. Assigning Share Permissions
          2. Introducing NTFS Permissions
            1. Standard Permissions and Special Permissions
            2. Using Group Permissions
            3. Understanding Permission Inheritance
            4. Understanding Effective Permissions
            5. Assigning NTFS Permissions
            6. Understanding Resource Ownership
      15. 13. Backing Up and Restoring
        1. Creating a Backup Strategy
          1. Selecting a Backup Medium
            1. Using External Hard Disk Drives
            2. Using Magnetic Tape Drives
            3. Using a Redundant Medium
          2. Selecting Backup Targets
          3. Creating a Backup Schedule
          4. Selecting Backup Software
            1. Using Windows Server Backup
            2. Using Third-Party Backup Software
        2. Configuring Server Backups
          1. Creating a Scheduled Backup Job
          2. Modifying a Backup Job
          3. Creating a Backup Administrator Role
          4. Backing Up a Second Server
        3. Using the Windows Server Backup Console
          1. Configuring Performance Settings
          2. Performing Restores
          3. Recovering an Entire System
      16. 14. Adding a Second Server
        1. Expanding Your Network
          1. Understanding Windows SBS 2008 Limitations
          2. Understanding Licensing for Additional Servers
        2. Deploying a Second Server
          1. Planning a Second Server Deployment
          2. Determining System Hardware Requirements
            1. Adding Role-Specific Hardware
          3. Installing a Second Server
          4. Performing Post-Installation Tasks
            1. Adjusting Time Zone Settings
            2. Configuring Network Settings
              1. Creating a DHCP Reservation
              2. Configuring the TCP/IP Client
            3. Changing the Computer Name and Joining the Domain
            4. Moving the Computer Object
        3. Deploying a Second Domain Controller
        4. Deploying SQL Server 2008 Standard for Small Business
          1. Selecting Applications
          2. Determining SQL Server Requirements
          3. Installing SQL Server 2008
      17. 15. Monitoring Microsoft Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2008
        1. Using Windows SBS Console Monitoring
          1. Using the Network Essentials Summary
          2. Using Notification Settings
          3. Creating and Viewing Reports
            1. Modifying the Default Reports
            2. Creating New Reports
        2. Using the Windows SBS 2008 Best Practices Analyzer
        3. Using WSUS Reports
      18. 16. Managing Microsoft Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2008
        1. Accessing Remote Computers
          1. Using Remote Desktop
            1. Enabling Remote Desktop
            2. Using the Remote Desktop Connection Client
          2. Using Microsoft Management Console
        2. Using Server Manager
          1. Managing Roles
          2. Adding Roles and Features
        3. Using Windows Server 2008 Tools
          1. Using Active Directory Users And Computers
          2. Using Group Policy Management
          3. Using DHCP
          4. Using DNS Manager
          5. Using Windows Firewall
          6. Using Routing and Remote Access
          7. Using Event Viewer
          8. Using the Reliability and Performance Monitor
      19. About the Author
      20. Get Certified—Windows Server 2008
        1. Also See
      21. Index
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