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Working with Windows® Small Business Server 2011 Essentials

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Get up and running with Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials quickly -- guided by Microsoft server technology experts. This hands-on guide provides tips and extensive walkthroughs to help you successfully deploy, manage, and support your company's network and applications -- regardless of your IT knowledge and experience.

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  1. Working with Windows® Small Business Server 2011 Essentials
    1. SPECIAL OFFER: Upgrade this ebook with O’Reilly
    2. A Note Regarding Supplemental Files
    3. Introduction
      1. Organization of This Book
      2. Conventions and Features in This Book
      3. Acknowledgments
      4. Errata & Book Support
      5. We Want to Hear from You
      6. Stay in Touch
    4. I. Getting Started with Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials
      1. 1. Introducing Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials
        1. Features of SBS 2011 Essentials
          1. The Dashboard
          2. User Management
          3. Improved File Management
          4. Remote Web Access
          5. Data Protection
          6. Installation and Migration
        2. Summary
      2. 2. Planning Hardware
        1. Server Hardware Requirements
          1. Processor, RAM, and Networking
          2. Storage
            1. Basic Requirements
            2. Client Backups
            3. Server Backup
          3. Physical Security
        2. Second-Server Requirements
        3. Virtualization
        4. Client Requirements
        5. Summary
      3. 3. Planning Your Network
        1. Planning the Network Infrastructure
          1. Network Operating Systems
            1. Servers Use Network Operating Systems
            2. Clients Use Workstation Operating Systems
          2. Determining Your Needs
            1. Choosing an Internet Service Provider
          3. Choosing a Network Type
            1. Choosing the Right Network Cable
            2. Choosing a Wireless Standard: 802.11a/b/g/n
          4. Choosing Network Devices
            1. Diagramming the Network
            2. Choosing a Network Switch
            3. Choosing Wireless Access Points
            4. Choosing a Firewall Device or Router
        2. Planning for Security
          1. Ensuring Physical Security
          2. Securing Client Computers
          3. Securing Wireless Networks
          4. Securing Internet Firewalls
        3. Summary
      4. 4. Installing Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials
        1. Performing the Setup
        2. Completing the Setup Process
        3. Installing by Using a USB Flash Drive
          1. Using the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool
            1. Downloading the Tool
            2. Using the Tool
        4. Summary
      5. 5. Getting Started Tasks
        1. Getting Updates for Other Microsoft Products
        2. Setting Up Server Backup
        3. Setting Up Remote Access
          1. Setting Up an Existing Domain Name
          2. Setting Up a New Domain Name
        4. Setting Options for Sharing
        5. Learning About Centralized Storage
        6. Setting Up Alert Email Notification
        7. Getting Started with Microsoft Office 365
        8. Summary
      6. 6. Adding User Accounts
        1. Adding a User Account
        2. The SBS 2011 Essentials Connector
          1. Prerequisites for Connection
          2. Supported Operating Systems
          3. Installed Components and Changes Made to the Computer
        3. Installing the Connector on a Computer Running Windows
        4. Installing the Connector on a Mac
        5. Removing the Connector from a Computer Running Windows
        6. Removing the Connector from a Mac
        7. Summary
    5. II. Using Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials
      1. 7. Configuring and Maintaining Storage
        1. Storage Terminology
          1. Disk and Volume Terminology
          2. Storage Connection Technologies
        2. Managing Disks
          1. The Importance of Redundancy
          2. RAID Levels
            1. RAID 5
            2. RAID 1
            3. RAID 0+1 and RAID 10
            4. RAID 6
            5. RAID 0
          3. Adding Disks
          4. Additional Tasks with New Disks
            1. Adding a Disk to Server Backup
            2. Enabling Shadow Copies
        3. Backup Storage
        4. Summary
      2. 8. Managing Shared Folders
        1. Creating a Server Folder
          1. Folder Properties
          2. Adding Users to an Existing Server Folder
        2. Moving a Shared Folder
        3. Unsharing a Folder
        4. Accessing a Server Folder
        5. Summary
      3. 9. Backing Up and Restoring
        1. Backing Up Client Computers
          1. Changing the Backup Schedule
          2. Starting a Manual Backup
          3. Modifying Backup Content
          4. Reviewing Backups
        2. Restoring Client Backups
        3. Backing Up the Server
          1. Reviewing Server Backups
        4. Restoring Server Backups
        5. Repairing Backups
        6. Using a USB Key for Restoring Backups
        7. Running Windows Server Backup by Using Native Tools
          1. Creating a Backup Schedule with Windows Server Backup
            1. Creating a Backup Schedule with Windows Server Backup
        8. Using the Wbadmin Command
          1. Wbadmin enable backup
            1. Wbadmin enable backup
            2. Wbadmin start backup
            3. Wbadmin disable backup
        9. Summary
    6. III. Enhancing, Optimizing, and Maintaining Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials
      1. 10. Monitoring Network Health
        1. Viewing Alerts from the Dashboard
        2. Ignoring Alerts
        3. Configuring Email Notifications
        4. Client Computer Alerts
        5. Monitoring Performance
        6. Resource Monitor Overview
          1. Filtering Information from Resource Monitor
          2. Troubleshooting Problem Applications
        7. Using Performance Monitor
          1. Adding Performance Counters
          2. Changing the Performance Monitor Display
          3. Saving the Performance Monitor Display
        8. Summary
      2. 11. Managing Updates
        1. Why Patches Are Important
        2. The Patching Cycle
          1. Assessment
            1. SBS 2011 Essentials Version
          2. Identification
            1. SBS 2011 Essentials Version
          3. Evaluation and Planning
            1. SBS 2011 Essentials Version
          4. Deployment
            1. SBS 2011 Essentials Version
          5. Repeat
        3. Windows Server Update Services
          1. Configuring Update Settings on the Server
            1. Changing the Update Settings
            2. Installing Updates
            3. Excluding Updates
            4. Checking the Update History
            5. Removing an Update
          2. Third-Party Solutions
        4. Summary
      3. 12. Installing and Sharing Printers
        1. Printer Terminology
        2. Selecting Printers
        3. Planning Printer Placement
          1. Naming Printers
          2. Naming Printer Locations
        4. Installing Printers
          1. Adding a Network Printer
          2. Sharing the Network Printer
          3. Sharing Locally Connected Printers
            1. Sharing a Printer Connected to a Computer Running Windows Vista
            2. Sharing a Printer Connected to a Computer Running Windows XP
            3. Sharing a Printer Connected to a Computer Running Windows 7
        5. Adding Client Drivers for Shared Printers
        6. Setting Security Options
          1. Determining Printer Availability
          2. Group Priorities and Printer Availability
            1. Creating a Logical Printer
            2. Configuring Usage of a Logical Printer
        7. Setting Up a Printer Pool
        8. Configuring Print Spooling
        9. Using the Fax Service
          1. Adding a Fax Modem
        10. Summary
      4. 13. Extending Your Network with a Second Server
        1. Choosing the Version of Windows
          1. Line-of-Business Application Servers
          2. Virtualization Servers
          3. Application Virtualization
        2. Installing and Managing a Second Server
          1. Installation and Initial Configuration
            1. Installing Hardware Drivers
            2. Setting the Time Zone
            3. Setting the Computer Name and Domain
            4. Enabling Updates and Feedback
            5. Getting Updates
          2. Adding and Removing Roles, Role Services, and Features
          3. Native Tools
            1. Configuring the Licensing Servers for Remote Desktop
            2. Enabling RemoteApps
        3. Installing and Managing Windows MultiPoint Server 2011
          1. Installing Windows MultiPoint Server 2011
          2. Managing Windows MultiPoint Server 2011
        4. Summary
      5. 14. Managing Remote Access
        1. Starting Remote Web Access
        2. Configuring the RWA Computer List
        3. Enabling or Disabling a User for RWA
        4. Configuring User Settings
          1. Adding Shared Folders
          2. Customizing the Logon Page
          3. Customizing Links on the RWA Home Page
        5. Summary
    7. IV. Advanced Tasks and Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials
      1. 15. Troubleshooting
        1. Troubleshooting 101
          1. Eliminate Distractions
          2. Identify Variables
          3. Narrow the Scope
          4. Identify One Change
          5. Evaluate the Result
        2. Installation
          1. Hard Disk Issues
          2. Network Card Not Found
          3. Migration Failures
        3. Connectivity
          1. Local vs. Global
            1. Client Computers Can’t Connect to the Internet but Can Ping the Router
            2. Client Computers Can Ping the SBS 2011 Essentials Server but Can’t Connect to the Internet
            3. Some Client Computers Can Connect to the Internet and Open Files Shared on the SBS 2011 Essentials Server, but Others Can’t
            4. Some Clients Can Connect to Shares on the SBS 2011 Essentials Server, but Others Can’t. No Clients Can Connect to the Internet
          2. Tools
        4. Remote Access
        5. Sharing and File Availability
        6. Summary
      2. 16. Disaster Planning and Server Recovery
        1. Planning for Disaster
          1. Identifying the Risks
          2. Identifying the Resources
          3. Developing the Responses
            1. Standard Operating Procedures
            2. Standard Escalation Procedures
          4. Testing the Responses
          5. Iterating
        2. Preparing for a Disaster
          1. Setting Up a Fault-Tolerant System
          2. Backups
        3. Restoring from Backup
        4. Virtualization and Disaster Planning
          1. No USB Support
          2. Hardware Independence
        5. Summary
    8. V. Appendices
      1. A. Migrating to Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials
        1. The Migration Process
        2. Preparing Your Server
          1. Before You Start
          2. Back Up Your Existing SBS Server
          3. Install Current Updates
          4. Configure the Network
            1. Reconfigure DHCP
            2. Disable or Remove the Second NIC
          5. Install a Router and Firewall
            1. Disable VPNs
          6. Configure Active Directory
          7. Run the Best Practices Analyzer
          8. Optimize Exchange Mailboxes
          9. Synchronize Time
          10. Update the Active Directory Schema
          11. Plan to Migrate Line-of-Business Applications
        3. Creating a Migration Answer File
        4. Installing SBS 2011 Essentials
          1. Set a DNS Address
          2. Join the Server to the Domain
          3. Install and Restore the Certificate Authority
          4. Move the Active Directory Operations
            1. Transfer the FSMO Roles
            2. Set the Global Catalog
            3. Set the DNS Server Address
          5. Enable UPnP Discovery
          6. Import Users into the Dashboard
          7. Join Existing Domain Computers
          8. Move Settings and Data
          9. Demote the SBS 2003 Server
          10. Final Cleanup
      2. B. Using the Group Policy Add-In
        1. Group Policy in Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials
      3. C. Additional Resources
        1. Microsoft Resources
        2. Other Resources for Windows Small Business Server Users and Consultants
      4. D. Understanding TCP/IP v4
        1. The TCP/IP Protocol Suite
          1. Internet Protocol
          2. Transmission Control Protocol
          3. User Datagram Protocol
          4. Windows Sockets
          5. NetBIOS
          6. Requests for Comments
        2. IP Addresses and What They Mean
          1. Class A Networks
          2. Class B Networks
          3. Class C Networks
          4. Class D and Class E Addresses
        3. Routers and Subnets
          1. What Is a Subnet?
          2. Gateways and Routers
          3. Address Resolution and Routing Protocols
        4. Name Resolution
          1. The Domain Name System
            1. The Domain Namespace
            2. Top-Level Domains
            3. How Names Are Resolved into Addresses
            4. Reverse Lookups
            5. Dynamic DNS and Active Directory Integration
            6. Zone Storage and Active Directory
            7. Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
          2. Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
            1. How DHCP Works
      5. E. Introduction to Networks
        1. Servers
        2. Clients
        3. Media Connecting Servers and Clients
        4. Features of the Windows Operating System
        5. Domains and Workgroups
          1. Do Workgroups Work?
          2. Domains
            1. Additional Users
            2. Access Control
          3. Domain Components
            1. The Domain Controller
            2. Member Servers
            3. Workstations or Clients
    9. Index
    10. About the Authors
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