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Adding the Network Policy and Access Services Role You can add the Network Policy and Access Services role from the Initial Configuration Tasks window or the Server Manager. Select the Add Roles link and then click Next to bypass the Add Roles Wizard’s initial page. On the next wizard page (see Figure 18.1), select the […]

Configuring Remote Access Clients After the RAS server has been installed and configured, you must enable user accounts for remote access (or vice versa). You enable dial-in capabilities for your users in the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in. To enable dial-in for users in the Active Directory, follow these steps: 1. Open the Active […]

Enabling and Configuring RRAS RRAS is configured in the Routing and Remote Access snap-in. This snap-in can be accessed in the Server Manager (expand the Network Policy and Access Services node), or you can run the RRAS snap-in in the MMC (Start, Administrative Tools, and then Routing and Remote Access). The first thing you must […]

Monitoring and Troubleshooting the DNS Server Service The DNS snap-in not only lists dynamic updates resulting in host records for hosts on the network; the snap-in also provides you with a way to test the DNS server and monitor the results. Two different tests in the form of queries are available: a simple query and […]

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 […]

Auditing Printer Access You can also set up auditing for printer use (and management) via the Security tab of the printer’s Properties dialog box. This enables you to track group (or specific user) access to printers. 1. Click the Advanced button on the Security tab. The Advanced Security Settings dialog box opens. Click the Auditing […]

Assigning NTFS Permissions NTFS permissions can be assigned to shares via the Share and Storage Management snap-in. When assigning NTFS permissions to a file, you need to use the Computer folder to access the file’s Properties dialog box. Let’s look at assigning NTFS folder permissions and then setting NTFS file permissions. By the Way Volumes […]

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 […]

Using the Volume Shadow Copy Service The Volume Shadow Copy Service provided by Windows Server 2008 creates different point-in-time versions of files in a volume. It is also part of the backup infrastructure provided by Windows Server 2008, and it enables users to recover a particular version of a file from the file server. This […]

Hour 13. Understanding Share and NTFS Permissions What You’ll Learn in This Hour: Understanding Share Permissions Assigning Share Permissions Understanding NTFS Permissions Assigning NTFS Permissions Taking Ownership of an NTFS File Mixing Share and NTFS Permissions Using Data Encryption Using BitLocker Encryption In Hour 12, “Working with Network Shares and the Distributed File System,” you […]

Hour 13. Understanding Share and NTFS Permissions What You’ll Learn in This Hour: Understanding Share Permissions Assigning Share Permissions Understanding NTFS Permissions Assigning NTFS Permissions Taking Ownership of an NTFS File Mixing Share and NTFS Permissions Using Data Encryption Using BitLocker Encryption In Hour 12, “Working with Network Shares and the Distributed File System,” you […]

File Server Disk Quotas The Quota Management snap-in enables you to create quotas that limit the space allowed for a volume or folder. These quotas can be also be applied to subfolders on a particular volume (or a particular folder). Windows Server 2008 enables you to control and track shared volume usage on a per-volume […]

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