Microsoft Windows Server 2008: A Beginner's Guide

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March 6, 2008


Electronic book text, 608 pages

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0071596453 / 9780071596459

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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 EnvironmentChapter 1: Exploring Windows Server LonghornChapter 2: Migrating to Windows Server LonghornPart II: Deploying Windows Server Longhorn and Windows VistaChapter 3: Preparing for InstallationChapter 4: Installing Windows Server LonghornChapter 5: Rolling Out Windows VistaChapter 6: Remote Installation ServicesPart III: Networking Windows Server LonghornChapter 7: Windows Server Longhorn Networking EnvironmentChapter 8: Setting Up and Managing a NetworkChapter 9: Using Active Directory and DomainsPart IV: Communications and the Internet Chapter 10: Communications and Internet ServicesChapter 11: Internet Information ServicesChapter 12: Virtual Private NetworkingChapter 13: Terminal Services and Remote DesktopPart V: Administering Windows Server LonghornChapter 14: Managing Storage and File SystemsChapter 15: Setting Up and Managing Printing and FaxingChapter 16: Managing Windows Server LonghornChapter 17: Controlling Windows Server Longhorn SecurityAppendix 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.

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