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Windows© Small Business Server 2011: Administrator’s Pocket Consultant

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Portable and precise, this pocket-sized guide delivers ready answers for administering Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard. Zero in on core support and maintenance tasks 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:

  • Install Windows Small Business Server 2011 on-premise

  • Use Active Directory to manage computers and users

  • Handle core administrative tasks with the console

  • Use permissions to control access to network resources

  • Manage your data storage resources

  • Administer email with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010

  • Monitor the performance of your servers and workstations

  • Build an intranet with Microsoft SharePoint 2010

  • Migrate an existing network

  • Table of Contents

    1. Windows© Small Business Server 2011: Administrator’s Pocket Consultant
    2. Introduction
      1. Who This Book Is For
      2. How This Book Is Organized
      3. Conventions Used in This Book
      4. Support and Feedback
        1. Errata
        2. We Want to Hear from You
        3. Stay in Touch
    3. 1. Introducing Windows Small Business Server 2011
      1. What’s Included with Windows SBS 2011?
        1. Windows Server 2008 R2
        2. Exchange Server 2010 Standard SP1
        3. SharePoint Foundation 2010
        4. Windows Server Update Services 3.0
        5. SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard for Small Business
      2. Standard or Premium?
      3. Why Use Windows SBS 2011?
        1. Pricing
        2. System Requirements
        3. Installation
        4. Administration
      4. What Can’t Windows SBS 2011 Do?
      5. What’s New in Windows SBS 2011?
        1. 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. Domain Namespace
        2. Domain Name System
        3. DNS Name Resolution
        4. Active Directory Domains
    5. 3. Installing Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2011
      1. Planning a Windows SBS 2011 Deployment
        1. Selecting Server Hardware
          1. Processors
          2. Memory
          3. Storage
          4. Other Server Components
          5. OEM or DVD?
        2. Selecting Clients
      2. Selecting Network Components
        1. Selecting an Internet Service Provider
          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
        2. 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
      3. Installing Windows SBS 2011
        1. Performing a Clean Windows SBS 2011 Installation
        2. Performing an OEM Windows SBS 2011 Installation
        3. Understanding the Installation Process
          1. Active Directory Certificate Services
          2. Active Directory Domain Services
          3. Application Server
          4. DHCP Server
          5. DNS Server
          6. File Services
          7. Network Policy and Access Services
          8. Web Server (IIS)
          9. Windows Server Update Services
    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. Configure a Smart Host for Internet Email
        6. Add a Trusted Certificate
        7. Configure Server Backup
        8. Adding Users and Computers
    7. 5. Migrating to Windows SBS 2011
      1. Understanding the Migration Process
        1. Preparing for Migration
          1. Back Up
          2. Install Updates
          3. Install Required Software
          4. Reconfigure the Network
          5. Synchronize Computer Clocks
          6. Install the Migration Preparation Tool
          7. Run the Migration Preparation Tool
        2. Creating an Answer File
        3. Installing Windows SBS 2011 with an Answer File
      2. 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. Migrate Users’ Shared Data
          7. Migrate SharePoint Website
          8. Migrate Fax Data
          9. Migrate Windows Server Update Services Data
          10. Finish Migration
            1. Uninstalling Exchange Server
            2. Removing Active Directory Certificate Services
            3. Disconnecting Printers
            4. Demoting the Source Server
            5. Removing the Source Server from the Domain
            6. Editing the Software Updates GPO
          11. Completing the Migration Wizard
        3. Repurposing the Migrated Server
    8. 6. 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 Customized 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
    9. 7. Managing Disks
      1. Working with Disks During Installation
        1. Loading Disk Drivers During Installation
        2. Creating Volumes During Installation
      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
          3. Creating Spanned Volumes
          4. Creating Striped Volumes
          5. Creating Mirrored Volumes
          6. Creating RAID-5 Volumes
        4. Shrinking and Extending Volumes
        5. Using Diskpart.exe
    10. 8. Working with Permissions
      1. Understanding Windows SBS Security Principles
        1. Authenticating Users
        2. Authorizing Users
        3. Combining Permissions
        4. Establishing Permission Policies
      2. Working with Permissions
        1. Using Share Permissions
        2. Using 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
    11. 9. Managing Storage
      1. Understanding the Default Windows SBS 2011 Storage Configuration
        1. Moving Data Stores
        2. Using the Default Shares
      2. Working with Shares
        1. Creating a New Share Using Windows SBS Console
        2. Creating a New Share Using Windows Explorer
        3. Managing Shares
          1. Configuring Share Permissions Using Windows SBS Console
          2. Configuring Share Permissions Using Windows Explorer
      3. Using Folder Redirection
        1. Understanding the Folder Redirection Defaults
        2. Enabling Folder Redirection
        3. Moving Redirected Folders
      4. Enforcing Quotas
      5. Using File Server Resource Manager
        1. Creating a Quota Template
        2. Creating a Quota
        3. Creating a File Screen
        4. Generating Storage Reports
    12. 10. Sharing Printers
      1. Understanding Windows Printing
        1. Windows Printing Process
        2. Designing a Network Printing Solution
          1. Connecting Print Devices
          2. Selecting a Print Server
          3. Controlling Access to Print Devices
      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
    13. 11. Deploying Updates
      1. Understanding the Update Process
        1. Windows Server Update Services
        2. Group Policy and Windows Update
        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 the Windows Update Client Using Group Policy
    14. 12. 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
          4. Using Online Backup
        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
    15. 13. Managing Windows SBS 2011
      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 R2 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
    16. 14. Monitoring Windows SBS 2011
      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 Event Viewer
        1. Viewing Event Logs
        2. Using Other Event Viewer Functions
      3. Using Performance Monitor
        1. Adding Counters
        2. Modifying the Graph View
        3. Using Other Views
        4. Creating an Effective Display
        5. Creating Data Collector Sets
      4. Using the Windows SBS 2011 Best Practices Analyzer
      5. Using WSUS Reports
    17. 15. Administering Email
      1. An Email Primer
        1. Understanding Email Addresses
        2. Understanding Email 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 2010 Functions
        3. Understanding Email Client Functions
        4. Understanding Internet Email Communications
        5. Connecting an Exchange Server to the Internet
      2. Configuring Email Settings in Windows SBS 2011
        1. Configure a Smart Host for Internet Email
        2. Using the POP3 Connector
        3. Setting Mailbox Quotas
        4. Moving Exchange Server Data
    18. 16. Working with Websites
      1. Introducing Internet Information Services 7.0
        1. Introducing the Windows SBS 2011 Default Websites
        2. Understanding the IIS Architecture
        3. Running Multiple Sites
        4. Running Web Applications
      2. Accessing the Windows SBS Websites
        1. Accessing the Client Deployment Site
        2. Using Shortcuts and Links
        3. Using Remote Web Access
          1. Connecting to the RWA Site
          2. Installing a Server Certificate
        4. Accessing the WSUS Website
      3. Managing the Windows SBS Websites
        1. Enabling and Disabling Websites
        2. Configuring General Settings
        3. Configuring Website Permissions
        4. Configuring RWA
          1. Customizing the RWA Site
          2. Configuring RWA Site Content
        5. Configuring Advanced Settings
    19. 17. Working with SharePoint
      1. Working with SharePoint Foundation 2010
        1. Accessing the Internal Website
        2. Managing the Internal Website Properties
          1. Understanding the Default SharePoint Permissions
          2. Using the SharePoint Central Administration Site
          3. Moving the SharePoint Data Store
        3. Migrating a SharePoint Website
    20. 18. Adding a Second Server
      1. Expanding Your Network
        1. Understanding Windows SBS 2011 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 R2 for Small Business
        1. Selecting Applications
        2. Determining SQL Server Requirements
        3. Installing SQL Server 2008 R2
    21. Index
    22. About the Author
    23. Copyright