Windows Server 2008 Bible

  • 19h 54m
  • Jeffrey R. Shapiro
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2008

Moving to Windows Server 2008? Start with this book.

Windows Server 2008 has arrived with many new features and choices, and this hands-on reference shows you how to handle them all. Whether you're starting from scratch or upgrading, you'll find a wealth of information on how to install, configure, manage, and maintain Windows Server 2008—from the revolutionary new Server Core, which allows you to run Windows Server 2008 without a graphical user interface, to major enhancements to Active Directory, Group Policy, and much more.

  • Install and configure Windows Server 2008, and explore the new Server Core
  • Set up the Registry, networking, remote access, and other core services
  • Examine Windows Server 2008's File Server Role, the File Server Resource Manager, and Advanced File Management Services
  • Install, deploy, and manage the enhanced Active Directory services
  • Use the Read-Only Domain controller to increase security for branch offices
  • Learn how to create user and group accounts, and how to set up filesharing, printers, disk quotas, and more
  • Decipher encryption, Kerberos, and other security topics

About the Author

Jeffrey R. Shapiro (Orlando and Miami, Florida) has worked in Information Technology for nearly 20 years. He has published more than 18 books on IT, network administration, and software development, and has written for numerous publications over the years. He also regularly speaks at events, and frequently participates in training courses on Microsoft systems. In 2003, he was selected to lead Broward County’s NetWare to Windows Server 2003 migration project. Over the course of many years, Jeffrey authored several newsletters, which included the Java Developers newsletter for Network News magazine, Online Business Today (Home Page Press), and was a contributor to Server Pipeline newsletter. He was also a contributor to Computer Telephony Magazine for several years.

Jeffrey has specialized in Microsoft technologies since 1989. From 1992 to 1998 he was CTO for a leading software development company specializing in telephony solutions for business and was credited with developing one of the first Windows LAN-based computer telephony platforms.

In early 2003 he was selected to lead Broward County’s (Florida) NetWare to Windows Server 2003 migration project. The mandate was to replace NDS with Active Directory to support more than 80 agencies and to architect three mission-critical high-performance data centers supporting about 6,000 users serving one of the largest population centers in the USA. One of his key missions for Broward County was to consolidate from hundreds of NetWare Servers to about 50 high-performance Windows Server 2003 Servers. He was also tasked to architect the county’s SQL Server 2003 data tier comprising multiple data centers.

He is a highly effective engineer with a distinguished career leading all facets of software development, systems implementation, migration, analysis, network administration, systems architecture and design, deployment, and support. He has consulted for a large number of corporations of various sizes from small insurance agencies and motels to the likes of IBM, Disney, Gartner, ProSource, AmeriServe, Sun International, Microsoft, Old Mutual, Universal Property, KLM Airlines, Philips, State of Idaho, and more.

Besides various ongoing consulting projects, Jeffrey has his hands full authoring a number of highly specific deployment, operations and maintenance manuals, reports, and training material covering Microsoft infrastructure and software engineering technologies.

In this Book

  • Installing Windows Server 2008
  • Configuring Windows Server 2008
  • Networking Windows Server 2008
  • DHCP
  • Windows Name Services
  • Routing and Remote Access
  • Backup and Restore
  • Disaster Recovery
  • The Registry
  • Auditing Windows Server 2008
  • .NET Framework Services
  • Print Services
  • Storage Management
  • Windows Server 2008 File Systems
  • Sharing and Securing Files and Folders
  • Windows Server 2008 Security
  • Windows 2008 and Active Directory
  • Planning for Active Directory
  • Organizing a Logical Domain Structure
  • Active Directory Physical Architecture
  • Active Directory Installation and Deployment
  • Active Directory Management
  • Managing Users and Groups
  • Change Control, Group Policy, and Workspace Management
  • Service Level


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