Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Administrator's Reference

1st Edition

The Administrator's Essential Reference

Authors: Dustin Hannifin
Paperback ISBN: 9781597495783
eBook ISBN: 9781597495790
Imprint: Syngress
Published Date: 6th July 2010
Page Count: 712
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Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2: The Administrators Essential Reference introduces the Windows Server 2008 R2, which is Microsofts flagship server operating systems latest release. The book explores its features; describes differences between the available editions; and discusses its deployment. After introducing Windows Server 2008 R2, the book explains its installation and configuration processes followed by its networking. It also examines different features, such as the active directory, internet information services 7.5, Hyper-V, and PowerShell V2. It discusses securing Windows Server 2008 R2 files and its print services, remote desktop services, high-availability and recovery features, and monitoring and troubleshooting; in addition, their delta changes are discussed in the final chapter. The book also explores the features that influence both Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. These features allow the server operating system to work with Windows 7. One feature is the BranchCache, which offers users who open files across a Wide Area Network a better end-user experience by caching copy in the branch office when a document or intranet Web site is opened for the first time. Another feature is DirectAccess, which is the new remote connectivity solution for Windows networks.

Key Features

  • Features information on how to plan, deploy, and administrate Windows Server 2008 R2 using best practice guidance
  • Provides in-depth coverage of Hyper-V, DirectAccess, Remote Desktop Services, Active Directory, and BranchCache
  • Includes Delta Changes to allow experienced administrators to quickly gain insight to changes between Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2

Table of Contents

About the Author Acknowledgments Chapter 1 Introduction to Windows Server 2008 R2 What is new in Windows Server 2008 R2 Virtualization (Hyper-V) BranchCache Active Directory Internet Information Server 7.5 PowerShell DirectAccess File Classification Infrastructure Remote Desktop Services Windows Server 2008 R2 editions Planning a Windows Server 2008 R2 deployment Making the business case for Windows Server 2008 R2 Create a project plan Document the existing network and server infrastructure Security and legal planning Planning for backup and disaster recovery Planning for licensing and activation Design your Windows Server 2008 R2 infrastructure Test your design and project plan Summary Chapter 2 Installing and configuring Windows Server 2008 R2 Preparing to install Windows Server 2008 R2 Hardware requirements Preparing the hardware Choosing to upgrade or perform a custom installation Selecting the edition and installation option Installing Windows Server 2008 R2 Installing Windows Server 2008 R2—Server Core Upgrading from previous Windows versions Performing postinstallation tasks Configuring initial settings Understanding roles and features Windows Server 2008 R2 roles Installing additional software Configuring disk drives Finalizing the configuration Product activation and Key Management Services Understanding Windows Server 2008 R2 product activation Overview of Key Management Services Designing a KMS infrastructure Installing and configuring KMS Automating the installation process Overview of Windows Deployment Services Installing and configuring WDS Unattended installat


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Dustin Hannifin