Microsoft Windows Server 2008: A Beginner's Guide

Have a Promotion Code?

Please enter it here:

Great deals and more!

Sign up for special offers, exclusive discounts, and new product announcements from McGraw-Hill Professional.



March 6, 2008


Electronic book text, 608 pages

Other Formats


0071596453 / 9780071596459

Adobe Digital Editions® is required to view your downloaded eBooks.
Click here to get Adobe Digital Editions
To learn more about eBooks please see our eBook FAQ.

If you're having problems installing due to firewall issues please go here:


Your Price



Main description

Get up and running on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 with ease

This hands-on guide covers all the essentials of deploying and administering the latest release of Microsoft's powerful, versatile network operating system. Using clear screenshots and step-by-step instructions, Microsoft Windows Server 2008: A Beginner's Guide shows you how to set up the server, migrate from earlier versions, and handle networking, administration, storage, and security. You'll also get details on the new Web tools and management utilities available in Windows Server 2008.

  • Install, configure, and deploy Windows Server 2008
  • Set up and manage a network
  • Work with Active Directory and Domains
  • Set up communications features and an Internet connection
  • Install, customize, and maintain Internet Information Services (IIS) 7
  • Configure a VPN server and client
  • Set up Terminal Services and Remote Desktop
  • Manage storage and file systems
  • Secure your Windows Server environment
  • Set up and manage printing and faxing
  • Use the built-in management tools, including Server Manager and group policies

Table of contents

Part I: The Windows Server Longhorn Environment Chapter 1: Exploring Windows Server Longhorn Chapter 2: Migrating to Windows Server Longhorn Part II: Deploying Windows Server Longhorn and Windows Vista Chapter 3: Preparing for Installation Chapter 4: Installing Windows Server Longhorn Chapter 5: Rolling Out Windows Vista Chapter 6: Remote Installation Services Part III: Networking Windows Server Longhorn Chapter 7: Windows Server Longhorn Networking Environment Chapter 8: Setting Up and Managing a Network Chapter 9: Using Active Directory and Domains Part IV: Communications and the Internet Chapter 10: Communications and Internet Services Chapter 11: Internet Information Services Chapter 12: Virtual Private Networking Chapter 13: Terminal Services and Remote Desktop Part V: Administering Windows Server Longhorn Chapter 14: Managing Storage and File Systems Chapter 15: Setting Up and Managing Printing and Faxing Chapter 16: Managing Windows Server Longhorn Chapter 17: Controlling Windows Server Longhorn Security Appendix A: Answers to Mastery Checks

Author comments

Martin Matthews has more than 40 years of experience as a programmer, systems analyst, and president of a software firm. He is the author of Windows Server 2003: A Beginner's Guide and is the cocreator of the bestselling QuickSteps series.

Copyright 2014 McGraw-Hill Global Education Holdings, LLC


Before you can enjoy free downloads from McGraw-Hill Professional, we ask that you please provide your email address and country.

Yes, I want to receive other special offer.