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Managing VPN or Dial-In Connections You can manage (and troubleshoot) your remote connections by using the RRAS snap-in. For example, the number of remote access connections is displayed on the Remote Access Clients node in the snap-in tree. If you want to view individual users, click this node. The currently connected users are then listed […]

Q&A Q. How is the range of IP addresses defined for a Windows Server 2008 DHCP server? A. The IP addresses supplied by the DHCP server are held in a scope. A scope that contains more than one subnet of IP addresses is called a superscope. IP addresses in a scope that you do not […]

Configuring the DHCP Service with a Scope The DHCP scope provides the range of IP addresses that the server can hand out to requesting DHCP clients. The DHCP server can’t function without a scope. The scope includes a start address (for the range of IP addresses) and an end address. IP address scopes may also […]

Configuring the DNS Server The Domain Name Service that has been installed on the server is managed through the DNS snap-in. You open the DNS snap-in in the Server Manager by expanding the Roles and DNS Server nodes in the Nodes pane. The Server Manager also provides you with a quick fix in terms of […]

Managing Printers and Print Servers The Print Management snap-in (which can be accessed in the Server Manager or the MMC) enables you to manage printers and print servers in your domain. You can view print servers and the printers that they provide for the domain. You can even locate (using filters) printers that currently have […]

Sharing a Printer When you install a local printer as discussed in the previous section (by attaching the USB cable), you still need to share the printer. (When you add a network printer that has not previously been shared, you are given the option of sharing it.) Printers are shared via the printer’s Properties dialog […]

Installing and Configuring the Distributed File System To take advantage of DFS, you must install the Distributed File System service as part of the File Services role for your server running Windows Server 2008. As part of the installation of the DFS service, you also install DFS Namespaces and DFS replication. The Distributed File System […]

Publishing a Share to the Active Directory You can publish a share (or shares) to the Active Directory. Publishing a share to the Active Directory makes the share an Active Directory object. This means that users can search for the share as they would any other object included in the Active Directory catalog. Publishing the […]

Understanding Policy Inheritance An important aspect of understanding and using Group Policy is having a good grasp of policy inheritance. Enabled Group Policies flow down through the Active Directory tree from top to bottom. This means that domain-level Group Policies are inherited by OUs (and other Active Directory objects, such as domain controllers) that reside […]

Q&A Q. What is the fastest way to bring a file server online in the domain? A. Using the Add Roles Wizard, you can quickly add the File Services role to a member server or domain controller. The File Services role includes tools such as the File Resource Manager (which enables you to configure quotas […]

Enabling the Auditing Policy For an individual policy to take effect in a GPO, you must enable and configure that policy (as discussed at the end of the last section). The policies that you enable in a GPO and how you apply that GPO to a domain or other Active Directory container depend on your […]

Viewing GPO Details in the GPO Management Snap-In Before ending this discussion of Group Policy, we should look at some of the other capabilities that the Group Policy Management snap-in provides. You can quickly view the scope (the objects that are linked to the GPO) and the details of the GPO (such as who owns […]

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