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Sams Teach Yourself Windows® Server 2008 in 24 Hours - Graphically Rich Book
Sams Teach Yourself Windows® Server 2008 in 24 Hours
by Joe Habraken

Publisher: Sams
Pub Date: May 14, 2008
Print ISBN-10: 0-672-33012-1
Print ISBN-13: 978-0-672-33012-4
eText ISBN-10: 0-7686-8080-8
eText ISBN-13: 978-0-7686-8080-5
Pages: 648
Table of Contents | Index
Copyright
About the Author
Acknowledgments
We Want to Hear from You!
Reader Services
Introduction
Part I: Server Installation and Configuration
Hour 1. Introducing Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Introducing Windows Server 2008
Improvements and Additions to Windows Server 2008
The Different Flavors of Windows Server 2008
Summary
Q&A
Hour 2. Installing Windows Server 2008
Planning the Server Installation
Server Hardware Requirements
Understanding Server Licensing Issues
Choosing to Upgrade or Make a Clean Installation
Windows Server 2008–Supported File Systems
Performing a Clean Installation
Performing an In-Place Upgrade
Installing a Core Installation
Choosing Between a Workgroup and a Domain
Summary
Q&A
Hour 3. Configuring Windows Server 2008 Basic Settings
Working with the Server Start Menu
Using the Control Panel
Working with Printers and Other Hardware Devices
Uninstalling a Program
Scheduling Tasks
Configuring Virtual Memory Settings
Using the Server Manager
Managing Local User Accounts and Groups
Summary
Q&A
Hour 4. Configuring Server Roles and Services
Defining Your Network Infrastructure
Determining Server Roles
Understanding Windows Server 2008 Roles and Features
Using the Initial Configuration Tasks Window to Add a Server Role
Removing a Server Role
Adding a Feature to Your Server Configuration
Removing a Feature from Your Server Configuration
Summary
Q&A
Hour 5. Implementing Windows Deployment Services
Using Windows Deployment Services
Configuring WDS
Adding Images to the WDS Server
Configuring WDS for Remote Installations
Remotely Installing a Client Operating System
Summary
Q&A
Hour 6. Managing Hard Drives and Volumes
Managing Disk Drives Using Windows Server 2008
Using the Disk Management Snap-In
Creating a Simple Volume on a Basic Disk
Converting a Basic Drive to a Dynamic Drive
Creating a Spanned Volume on a Dynamic Disk
Extending a Volume
Understanding RAID
Implementing RAID 1
Implementing RAID 5
Viewing Drive Properties
Planning Your Server Backups
The Windows Server 2008 Backup Utility
Backing Up Files with Windows Server Backup
Restoring Files
Creating a Scheduled Backup
Summary
Q&A
Part II: Network Users, Resources, and Special Server Roles
Hour 7. Working with TCP/IP Network Protocols
Understanding Network Protocols and the OSI Model
Understanding TCP/IP
IPv6 Addressing
Configuring IP Settings
Checking IP Configurations and Server Connectivity
Summary
Q&A
Hour 8. Understanding and Configuring Active Directory Domain Services
Understanding Active Directory Domain Services
Planning the Active Directory Hierarchy
Installing Active Directory Domain Services and Creating the Root Domain
Adding a Regional (Child) Domain
Using the Active Directory Management Tools
Working with Domain User Accounts
Working with Active Directory Objects
Summary
Q&A
Hour 9. Creating Active Directory Groups, Organizational Units, and Sites
Understanding Active Directory Groups
Using Default Groups
Creating Groups
Adding Users and Groups to a Group
Raising Domain Functional Levels
Using Organizational Units
Using Active Directory Sites
Active Directory Replication and Sites
Understanding Delegation
Summary
Q&A
Hour 10. Adding Client Computers and Member Servers to the Domain
Adding Client Computers to the Domain
Using Active Directory to Add Computers to the Domain
Adding and Configuring Vista Clients
Adding and Configuring XP Clients
Adding Windows 2000 Client Computers
Viewing Client Computer Network Settings
Adding Member Servers to the Domain
Creating a Workgroup
Summary
Q&A
Hour 11. Deploying Group Policy and Network Access Protection
Understanding Group Policy
The Group Policy Feature
Working in the Group Policy Management Snap-In
Creating Group Policies
Editing Group Policies
Enabling the Auditing Policy
Understanding Policy Inheritance
Viewing GPO Details in the GPO Management Snap-In
Understanding Network Access Protection
Adding the Network Policy Server Service
Configuring the Windows Security Health Validator
Adding Remediation Servers
Enable the Network Access Protection Service on Clients
Summary
Q&A
Hour 12. Working with Network Shares and the Distributed File System
Configuring a File Server
File Server Disk Quotas
Using the Share and Storage Management Snap-In
Creating News Shares with the Share and Storage Management Snap-In
Managing the File Server
Publishing a Share to the Active Directory
Using the Volume Shadow Copy Service
Understanding the Distributed File System
Installing and Configuring the Distributed File System
Adding DFS Folders
DFS Folder Replication
Summary
Q&A
Hour 13. Understanding Share and NTFS Permissions
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
Summary
Q&A
Hour 14. Working with Network Printing
Networking Printing and Windows Server 2008
Installing a Local Printer
Installing Direct-Connect Network Printers
Sharing a Printer
Adding the Print Services Role to a Server
Managing Printers and Print Servers
Managing Print Jobs
Using Printer Filters
Working with Printer Permissions
Auditing Printer Access
Summary
Q&A
Hour 15. Understanding the Domain Name Service
DNS Server Overview
Installing the Domain Name Service
Configuring the DNS Server
Managing DNS
Creating Resource Records
Configuring DNS Clients
Configuring a Caching-Only Server
Monitoring and Troubleshooting the DNS Server Service
Summary
Q&A
Hour 16. Using the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
Understanding DHCP
Installing the DHCP Role
Configuring the DHCP Service with a Scope
Using the DHCP Snap-In
Editing DHCP Server Options
Configuring DHCP Clients
Monitoring DHCP Leases
Loading the DCHP Database Backup
Troubleshooting DHCP
Summary
Q&A
Part III: Advanced Networking
Hour 17. Remote Access and Virtual Private Networking
Understanding Microsoft Remote Access
Adding the Network Policy and Access Services Role
Enabling and Configuring RRAS
Configuring Modem Ports
Understanding Authentication Protocols
Configuring Authentication
Configuring Remote Access Clients
Understanding Virtual Private Networks
Understanding Virtual Private Network Ports
Configuring the VPN Client
Managing VPN or Dial-In Connections
Understanding RADIUS and the Network Policy Server
Summary
Q&A
Hour 18. Implementing Network Routing
Windows Server 2008 and Routing
Understanding Routed Networks
Adding the Network Policy and Access Services Role
Enabling Routing and Remote Access
Configuring Network Interfaces
Configuring IP Routing
Configuring RIP Interfaces
Monitoring IP Routing
Understanding and Configuring the DHCP Relay Agent
Summary
Q&A
Hour 19. Implementing Terminal Services
Understanding Terminal Services
Adding the Terminal Services Role
Working with Terminal Services Licensing
Configuring the Terminal Server and TS Connections
Using the Terminal Services Manager
Connecting to the Terminal Server
Summary
Q&A
Hour 20. Understanding WINS
Understanding WINS and NetBIOS
Installing and Configuring WINS
WINS Configuration Issues
Adding Replication Partners
Managing the WINS Database
Configuring WINS Clients
Avoiding WINS Problems
Using NBTSTAT
Summary
Q&A
Part IV: Network Security, Web Services, and Performance Monitoring
Hour 21. Working with the Windows Firewall and IPSec
Understanding the Windows Firewall
Configuring the Windows Firewall
Configuring the Windows Firewall Properties
Understanding Windows Firewall Rules
Creating Windows Firewall Rules
Working with Connection Security Rules
Understanding IPSec
Summary
Q&A
Hour 22. Using Network Address Translation and Certificate Services
Using Network Address Translation
Configuring NAT on the Server
Understanding the Active Directory Certificate Services
Adding the Active Directory Certificate Services
Configuring the Certificate Authority
Requesting Certificates
Managing the CA
Summary
Q&A
Hour 23. Using the Internet Information Service
New IIS 7.0 Features
Installing Internet Information Service 7.0
Adding a Website
Configuring IIS Defaults
Configuring Site Features
Configuring Virtual Directories
Creating FTP Sites
Summary
Q&A
Hour 24. Monitoring Server Performance and Network Connections
Using the Reliability and Performance Monitor
Exploring the Performance Monitor
Adding Objects to the Monitor
Viewing Performance Data
Selecting and Understanding Counters
Creating Data Collector Sets
Using the Reliability Monitor
Working with the Event Viewer
Clearing and Saving Log Events
Using the Network and Sharing Center
Summary
Q&A
Index
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