Complete Guide to Windows Server 2008, The

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Pearson Education, Oct 1, 2008 - Computers - 1752 pages
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“This book is an invaluable one-stop reference for deploying, configuring, and managing Windows Server 2008. It’s filled with John’s unique and hard-earned nuggets of advice, helpful scripts, and shortcuts that will save you time and money.”

--Mark Russinovich


The Start-to-Finish, Comprehensive Windows Server 2008 Book for Every Working Administrator and Architect


To make the most of Windows Server 2008 in production environments, you need a deep understanding of its technical details. However, accurate and reliable information is scarce, and even most skilled Windows professionals don’t know Windows Server 2008 as well as they should. The Complete Guide to Windows Server 2008brings together more than 1,500 pages of practical Windows Server 2008 insight and in-depth knowledge that you can't find anywhere else, all based on final code. John Savill—one of the world’s most visible and trusted experts on Windows Server technology—specializes in helping real companies use Windows Server 2008 to run their businesses. His access to Microsoft’s product team as a Microsoft MVP and one of 50 elite “Windows Server 2008 Delta Force Rangers” benefited this book’s accuracy and value.


Coverage includes

  • Deployment planning, implementing, and managing new features, including Windows Server Core and Hyper-V virtualization
  • Choosing the right installation and upgrade options for your environment
  • Securing Windows Server 2008: authentication, authorization, BitLocker, certification services, and more
  • Implementing TCP/IP, advanced network services, remote access, and thin-client Terminal Services
  • Active Directory in depth, including Federated Services, Lightweight Directory Services, and Rights Management
  • Providing high availability through Network Load Balancing and failover clustering
  • Using Windows Deployment Services to quickly deploy multiple servers
  • Supporting complex distributed environments with the Distributed File System
  • Automating server management with PowerShell and the command prompt
  • Integrating Windows Server 2008 with UNIX, Linux, and legacy NetWare servers
  • Troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 and Vista environments, including an intuitive “how to” index to quickly locate answers to commonly asked questions


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Active Directory Domain Services Introduction
Designing and Installing Active Directory
Managing Active Directory and Advanced Concepts
Managing Active Directory and Advanced
Active Directory Federated Services Lightweight Directory Services and Rights Management
Server Core
Distributed File System
Deploying Windows

Windows Server 2008 Fundamentals Navigating
Server Core
Securing Your Windows Server 2008 Deployment
File System and Print Management Features
TCPIP Chapter 7 Advanced Networking Services
Remote Access and Securing and Optimizing the Network
Terminal Services
RADIUS and Policy Services
Network Access Protection NAP
Terminal Services
Highly Available Windows Server 2008
Virtualization and Resource Management
Troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 and Vista
Reliability and Performance Monitoring
How To Quick Reference
Event Viewer
Management and Maintenance
Managing and Maintaining Windows Server 2008
Windows Error Reporting

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JOHN SAVILL, BS, MCSE, MS ITP Server Administrator, MS ITP Enterprise Administrator, Microsoft MVP, is Central US manager for EMC’s Microsoft technical infrastructure practice and the firm’s chief Microsoft architect. Savill’s Windows NT site evolved into, the Internet’s most widely used independent NT resource. A frequent writer for Windows IT Pro and TechNetmagazines, Savill spoke at Microsoft Tech Ed 2006, 2007, and 2008. His books include The Windows XP/2000 Answer Book.

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