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Mastering Windows Server 2012 R2


Author: Mark Minasi,Kevin Greene,Christian Booth,Robert Butler,John McCabe,Robert Panek,Michael Rice,Stefan Roth
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118331729
Category: Computers
Page: 1704
View: 9117
Check out the new Hyper-V, find new and easier ways to remotely connect back into the office, or learn all about Storage Spaces—these are just a few of the features in Windows Server 2012 R2 that are explained in this updated edition from Windows authority Mark Minasi and a team of Windows Server experts led by Kevin Greene. This book gets you up to speed on all of the new features and functions of Windows Server, and includes real-world scenarios to put them in perspective. If you're a system administrator upgrading to, migrating to, or managing Windows Server 2012 R2, find what you need to do the job in this complete resource. Learn all about: Installing or upgrading to and managing Windows Server 2012 R2 Understanding Microsoft NIC teams 2012 and PowerShell Setting up via GUI or updated Server Core 2012 Migrating, merging, and modifying your Active Directory Managing address spaces with IPAM Understanding new shared storage, storage spaces, and better tools Controlling access to file shares—a new and improved approach Using and administering Remote Desktop, Virtual Desktop, and Hyper-V®

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Mastering Windows Server 2016


Author: Jordan Krause
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1785881450
Category: Computers
Page: 416
View: 2446
A comprehensive and practical guide to Windows Server 2016 About This Book In-depth coverage of new features of Windows Server 2016 Gain the necessary skills and knowledge to design and implement Microsoft Server 2016 in enterprise environment Know how you can support your medium to large enterprise and leverage your experience in administering Microsoft Server 2016, A practical guide to administering Windows server 2016 Who This Book Is For The book is targeted at System Administrators and IT professionals who would like to design and deploy Windows Server 2016 (physical and logical) Enterprise infrastructure. Previous experience of Windows Server operating systems and familiarity with networking concepts is assumed. System administrators who are upgrading or migrating to Windows Server 2016 would also find this book useful. What You Will Learn Familiarize yourself with Windows Server 2016 ideology, the core of most datacenters running today New functions and benefits provided only by the new Windows Server 2016 Get comfortable working with Nanoserver Secure your network with new technologies in Server 2016 Harden your Windows Servers to help keep those bad guys out! Using new built-in integration for Docker with this latest release of Windows Server 2016 Virtualize your datacenter with Hyper-V In Detail Windows Server 2016 is the server operating system developed by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems, developed concurrently with Windows 10. With Windows Server 2016, Microsoft has gotten us thinking outside of the box for what it means to be a system administration, and comes with some interesting new capabilities. These are exciting times to be or to become a server administrator! This book covers all aspects of administration level tasks and activities required to gain expertise in Microsoft Windows Server 2016. You will begin by getting familiar and comfortable navigating around in the interface. Next, you will learn to install and manage Windows Server 2016 and discover some tips for adapting to the new server management ideology that is all about centralized monitoring and configuration. You will deep dive into core Microsoft infrastructure technologies that the majority of companies are going to run on Server 2016. Core technologies such as Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, Certificate Services, File Services, and more. We will talk about networking in this new operating system, giving you a networking toolset that is useful for everyday troubleshooting and maintenance. Also discussed is the idea of Software Defined Networking. You will later walk through different aspects of certificate administration in Windows Server 2016. Three important and crucial areas to cover in the Remote Access role -- DirectAccess, VPN, and the Web Application Proxy -- are also covered. You will then move into security functions and benefits that are available in Windows Server 2016. Also covered is the brand new and all-important Nano Server! We will incorporate PowerShell as a central platform for performing many of the functions that are discussed in this book, including a chapter dedicated to the new PowerShell 5.0. Additionally, you will learn about the new built-in integration for Docker with this latest release of Windows Server 2016. The book ends with a discussion and information on virtualizing your datacenter with Hyper-V. By the end of this book, you will have all the ammunition required to start planning for and implementing Windows Server 2016. Style and approach This book offers a practical and wide coverage of all features of brand new Microsoft Server 2016 along with tips on daily administration tasks.

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Windows Server 2016 Unleashed (includes Content Update Program)


Author: Rand Morimoto,Jeffrey Shapiro,Guy Yardeni,Omar Droubi,Michael Noel,Andrew Abbate,Chris Amaris
Publisher: Sams Publishing
ISBN: 0134583795
Category: Computers
Page: 1584
View: 3355
Book + Content Update Program This is the most comprehensive and realistic guide to Windows Server 2016 planning, design, prototyping, implementation, migration, administration, and support. Extensively updated, it contains unsurpassed independent and objective coverage of Windows Server 2016’s key innovations, from the cloud and containers to security and mobility. Windows Server 2016 Unleashed reflects the authors’ extraordinary experience implementing Windows Server 2016 in large-scale environments since its earliest alpha releases. Microsoft MVP Rand Morimoto and colleagues fully address all aspects of deploying and operating Windows Server 2016, including Active Directory, networking, application services, security, administration, business continuity, virtualization, optimization, and troubleshooting. You’ll find up-to-the-minute coverage of new features ranging from Storage Spaces Direct to Cluster-Aware Updating, and Dynamic Access Control to Nano Server. Valuable for Windows pros at all levels, this book will be indispensable especially for intermediate-to-advanced level professionals seeking expert, in-depth solutions. Every chapter contains tips, tricks, best practices, and lessons learned from actual deployments—practical help for solving real problems. Detailed information on how to: Take full advantage of key Windows Server 2016 innovations Plan, prototype, install, migrate to, and deploy Windows Server 2016 and Server Core Design a modern Windows Server Active Directory, from OUs and infrastructure to Federated Forests and Lightweight Directories Deliver reliable networking services: DNS, WINS, DNSSEC, DHCP, IPv, IPAM, and IIS Systematically harden server-level security Protect data in transit with PKI, certificates, rights management, and IPsec encryption Safely provide appropriate remote and mobile access for your users Efficiently administer, automate, maintain, and document Windows Server production environments Control Windows devices centrally with Group Policies and Policy Management Implement advanced fault tolerance, clustering, and other business continuity features Optimize, tune, and debug Windows Server, and plan for growth Leverage integrated application services, including SharePoint and Hyper-V

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Mastering Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V


Author: John Savill
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119286204
Category: Computers
Page: 648
View: 5739
Build a seamless, flexible, full-service datacenter solution Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V is the IT administrator's guide to this rising datacenter solution. Hyper-V has already surpassed VMWare in datacenter management, identity service for multiple devices, and more; this book shows you how to harness the power of this hypervisor to simplify the infrastructure, reduce costs, improve productivity, and better manage system resources. From a tour of the technology through architecture, deployment, and integration of System Center, Microsoft Azure, and Microsoft Azure Stack, the discussion illustrates the skills you need to create a complete solution for optimum enterprise management. Coverage includes Windows Azure capabilities for virtual machines, managing a hybrid cloud, IaaS, storage capabilities, PowerShell, and more, with practical real-world guidance from a leading authority in the field. Hyper-V has recently undergone improvements in scalability and features that have positioned it as an ideal solution in the Small/Medium Business and Enterprise markets. This book shows you how to exploit these new capabilities to build a robust data solution for your organization. Discover the capabilities of Microsoft Hyper-V Architect a Hyper-V datacenter solution Plan and manage a deployment or migration Integrate complementary technologies for full scalability Data is everywhere—on desktops, laptops, phones, and multiple operating systems, accessed through email, text messages, web searches, online services, and more. All of this data must be stored, accessible, updated, backed up, secured, managed, sorted, and analyzed—sometimes instantly. Hyper-V is the rising star in the virtualization space, and Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V shows you how to turn greater capabilities into better datacenter solutions.

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Mastering Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2


Author: Mark Minasi,Darril Gibson,Aidan Finn,Wendy Henry,Byron Hynes
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470619759
Category: Computers
Page: 1512
View: 6418

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Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Installation and Configuration Guide


Author: Aidan Finn,Patrick Lownds,Michel Luescher,Damian Flynn
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111865143X
Category: Computers
Page: 600
View: 996
Go-to guide for using Microsoft's updated Hyper-V as a virtualization solution Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V offers greater scalability, new components, and more options than ever before for large enterprise systems and small/medium businesses. Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Installation and Configuration Guide is the place to start learning about this new cloud operating system. You'll get up to speed on the architecture, basic deployment and upgrading, creating virtual workloads, designing and implementing advanced network architectures, creating multitenant clouds, backup, disaster recovery, and more. The international team of expert authors offers deep technical detail, as well as hands-on exercises and plenty of real-world scenarios, so you thoroughly understand all features and how best to use them. Explains how to deploy, use, manage, and maintain the Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V virtualization solutions in large enterprises and small- to medium-businesses Provides deep technical detail and plenty of exercises showing you how to work with Hyper-V in real-world settings Shows you how to quickly configure Hyper-V from the GUI and use PowerShell to script and automate common tasks Covers deploying Hyper-V hosts, managing virtual machines, network fabrics, cloud computing, and using file servers Also explores virtual SAN storage, creating guest clusters, backup and disaster recovery, using Hyper-V for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), and other topics Help make your Hyper-V virtualization solution a success with Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Installation and Configuration Guide.

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Windows Server 2016 Administration Cookbook

Core infrastructure, IIS, Remote Desktop Services, Monitoring, and Group Policy
Author: Jordan Krause
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1789130107
Category: Computers
Page: 248
View: 6970
This book contains more than 65 recipes that will equip you with what you need to know to work with Windows 2016 Server. This book will help you learn how to administrate your Windows Server for optimal performance. Key Features A focussed guide to help you with the core functionalities of Windows Server 2016 Explore tasks that will help you build a datacenter from scratch using Windows Server 2016 Step-by-step instructions for common Windows Server administration duties Book Description Windows Server 2016 is an operating system designed to run on servers. It supports enterprise-level data storage, communications, management, and applications. This book contains specially selected, detailed help on core, essential administrative tasks of Windows Server 2016. This book starts by helping you to navigate the interface of Windows Server 2016, and quickly shifts gears to implementing roles that are necessarily in any Microsoft-centric datacenter. This book will also help you leverage the web services platform built into Windows Server 2016, available to anyone who runs this latest and greatest Server operating system. Further, you will also learn to compose optimal Group Policies and monitor system performance and IP address management. This book will be a handy quick-reference guide for any Windows Server administrator, providing easy to read, step-by-step instructions for many common administrative tasks that will be part of any Server Administrator’s job description as they administer their Windows Server 2016 powered servers. The material in the book has been selected from the content of Packt's Windows Server 2016 Cookbook by Jordan Krause to provide a specific focus on key Windows Server administration tasks. What you will learn Become skilled in the navigation of Windows Server 2016, and explore the technologies and options that it provides Build the infrastructure required for a successful Windows Server network Move away from those open-source web server platforms and start migrating your websites to Server 2016's Internet Information Services today Provide a centralized point for users to access applications and data by confguring Remote Desktop Services Compose optimal Group Policies Who this book is for This book is for system administrators or IT professionals who want the skills to manage and maintain the core infrastructure of a Windows Server 2016 environment. Prior experience in Windows Server 2012 R2 environments will be helpful.

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Mastering Hyper-V 2012 R2 with System Center and Windows Azure


Author: John Savill
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111882833X
Category: Computers
Page: 576
View: 4186
This book will help you understand the capabilities of Microsoft Hyper-V, architect a Hyper-V solution for your datacenter, plan a deployment/migration, and then manage it all using native tools and System Center. Coverage also includes hybrid cloud scenarios specifically with Windows Azure to complete the full virtualization piece of providing data both on premise and off premise. In addition, you will explore the Windows Azure capabilities for virtual machines and managing a hybrid cloud, including Windows Azure’s Internet as a Service (IaaS) and storage capabilities, how seamless management is possible with PowerShell and System Center, plus how Azure Storage can play a part in a company’s complete solution. Key topics covered include: virtualization fundamentals, network virtualization, storage configuration, Hyper-V management and maintenance, failover clustering and migration, Hyper-V replica and cloud orchestration, private cloud implementation, Azure IaaS, Azure storage, managing with PowerShell, Hyper-V decoding, and Windows Server 2012 R2 integration.

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Mastering Windows Server 2016


Author: Brian Svidergol,Vladimir Meloski,Byron Wright,Santos Martinez,Doug Bassett
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119405068
Category: Computers
Page: 608
View: 9755
The IT pro's must-have guide to Windows Server 2016 Mastering Windows Server 2016 is a complete resource for IT professionals needing to get quickly up to date on the latest release. Designed to provide comprehensive information in the context of real-world usage, this book offers expert guidance through the new tools and features to help you get Windows Server 2016 up and running quickly. Straightforward discussion covers all aspects, including virtualization products, identity and access, automation, networking, security, storage and more, with clear explanations and immediately-applicable instruction. Find the answers you need, and explore new solutions as Microsoft increases their focus on security, software-defined infrastructure, and the cloud; new capabilities including containers and Nano Server, Shielded VMs, Failover Clustering, PowerShell, and more give you plenty of tools to become more efficient, more effective, and more productive. Windows Server 2016 is the ideal server for Windows 10 clients, and is loaded with new features that IT professionals need to know. This book provides a comprehensive resource grounded in real-world application to help you get up to speed quickly. Master the latest features of Windows Server 2016 Apply new tools in real-world scenarios Explore new capabilities in security, networking, and the cloud Gain expert guidance on all aspect of Windows Server 2016 migration and management System administrators tasked with upgrading, migrating, or managing Windows Server 2016 need a one-stop resource to help them get the job done. Mastering Windows Server 2016 has the answers you need, the practicality you seek, and the latest information to get you up to speed quickly.

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Mastering Windows Server 2008 Networking Foundations


Author: Mark Minasi,Rhonda Layfield,John Paul Mueller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118059581
Category: Computers
Page: 528
View: 8691
Find in-depth coverage of general networking concepts and basic instruction on Windows Server 2008 installation and management including active directory, DNS, Windows storage, and TCP/IP and IPv4 networking basics in Mastering Windows Server 2008 Networking Foundations. One of three new books by best-selling author Mark Minasi, this guide explains what servers do, how basic networking works (IP basics and DNS/WINS basics), and the fundamentals of the under-the-hood technologies that support staff must understand. Learn how to install Windows Server 2008 and build a simple network, security concepts, and basic Windows Server administration.

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Introducing Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview


Author: John McCabe
Publisher: Microsoft Press
ISBN: 0735697833
Category: Computers
Page: 300
View: 2889
Get a head start evaluating Windows Server 2016–guided by the experts. Based on Technical Preview 4, John McCabe and the Windows Server team introduce the new features and capabilities, with practical insights on how Windows Server 2016 can meet the needs of your business. Get the early, high-level overview you need to begin preparing your deployment now!

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MCSA Windows Server 2012 R2 Complete Study Guide

Exams 70-410, 70-411, 70-412, and 70-417
Author: William Panek
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118859901
Category: Computers
Page: 1272
View: 908
Prepare for the MCSA Windows Server 2012 R2 Exams Microsoft's new version of the MCSA certification for Windows Server 2012 R2 requires passing three exams (or one Upgrade exam if you have your MCSA or MCITP in Windows Server 2008). This value-priced study guide includes more than 1,000 pages of quality exam-prep content, covering 100% of the objective domains of all three exams (as well as the Upgrade exam, 70-417). In addition, you get access to an interactive practice test environment with more than 500 questions, electronic flashcards, and videos showing how to perform the more difficult tasks. Both first-time MCSA candidates and those wishing to upgrade from Server 2008 certification will benefit from this complete test-prep guide. Completely updated to cover the Windows Server 2012 R2 Exams Provides a comprehensive study guide for all three MCSA Windows Server 2012 R2 exams: 70-410, 70-411, and 70-412, as well as the Upgrade exam: 70-417 Covers installing and configuring Windows Server 2012; deploying and configuring DNS service; administering Active Directory; creating and managing Group Policy Objects; and configuring server roles and features, Hyper-V, and core networking services Explains basic networking concepts, DHCP, deploying and maintaining servers, configuring a network policy server infrastructure and high availability in Windows Server 2012, and much more Features real-world scenarios, hands-on exercises, practice exam questions, electronic flashcards, and over an hour of video demonstrations Covers all exam objectives MCSA Windows Server 2012 R2 Complete Study Guide arms you with all the information you must master to achieve MCSA certification on Windows Server 2012 R2.

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MCSA Windows Server 2012 Complete Study Guide

Exams 70-410, 70-411, 70-412, and 70-417
Author: William Panek
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118754867
Category: Computers
Page: 984
View: 5531
Prepare for the MCSA Windows Server 2012 exams with this Sybex study guide Microsoft's new version of the MCSA certification for Windows Server 2012 requires passing three exams. This value-priced study guide includes more than 1,000 pages of quality exam-prep content, covering 100 percent of the objective domains of all three exams (as well as the Upgrade exam, 70-417). Also includes more than 500 practice questions. You also have access to three bonus exams, electronic flashcards, and videos showing how to perform the more difficult tasks. Both first-time MCSA candidates and those wishing to upgrade from Server 2008 certification will benefit from this complete test-prep guide. Provides a comprehensive study guide for all three MCSA Windows Server 2012 exams: 70-410, 70-411, and 70-412, as well as the Upgrade exam: 70-417 Covers installing and configuring Windows Server 2012; deploying and configuring DNS service; administering Active Directory; creating and managing Group Policy Objects; and configuring server roles and features, Hyper-V, and core networking services Explains basic networking concepts, DHCP, deploying and maintaining servers, configuring a network policy server infrastructure and high availability in Windows Server 2012, and much more Features real-world scenarios, hands-on exercises, practice exams, electronic flashcards, and over an hour of video demonstrations Covers all exam objectives MCSA Windows Server 2012 Complete Study Guide arms you with all the information you must master to achieve MCSA certification on Windows Server 2012.

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Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2


Author: Mitch Tulloch,Windows Server Team
Publisher: Microsoft Press
ISBN: 0735682798
Category: Computers
Page: 242
View: 9344
NOTE: This title is also available as a free eBook on the Microsoft Download Center. It is offered for sale in print format as a convenience. Get a head start evaluating Windows Server 2012 R2 - with technical insights from a Microsoft MVP and members of the Windows Server product team. Based on final Windows Server 2012 R2 release-to-manufacturing (RTM) software, this guide introduces new features and capabilities, with scenario-based advice on how the platform can meet the needs of your business. Get the high-level overview you need to begin preparing your deployment now. Coverage includes: Server virtualization and cloud solutions Availability and scalability Provisioning and storage management Security features, access, and data protection Infrastructure options Server management and automation

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Introducing Windows Server® 2012 RTM Edition


Author: Mitch Tulloch
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 0735675317
Category: Computers
Page: 258
View: 6292
Get a head start evaluating Window Server 2012—with technical insights from a Microsoft MVP who’s worked extensively with the beta release. This practical introduction illuminates new features and capabilities, with scenarios demonstrating how the platform can meet the needs of your business. Based on final, release-to-manufacturing (RTM) software, this book provides the high-level information you need to begin preparing now for deployment and management. Topics include: Virtualization and cloud solutions Availability Provisioning and storage management Security and scalability Infrastructure options Server configuration and administration

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Microsoft Windows Server Administration Essentials


Author: Tom Carpenter
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118016866
Category: Computers
Page: 400
View: 8402
Covers the concepts and fundamentals of Microsoft Windows server with information on such topics as active directory, group policy, installation, storage, and remote access.

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Mastering System Center Configuration Manager


Author: Vangel Krstevski
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1782175466
Category: Computers
Page: 278
View: 8902
This book is perfect for IT administrators who are looking to enhance their skills on system and asset management. A fair understanding of the core elements and applications related to SCCM would be helpful.

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Training Guide Administering Windows Server 2012 R2 (MCSA)

MCSA 70-411
Author: Orin Thomas
Publisher: Microsoft Press
ISBN: 013397989X
Category: Computers
Page: 700
View: 4355
Fully updated for Windows Server 2012 R2! Designed to help enterprise administrators develop real-world, job-role-specific skills - this Training Guide focuses on core infrastructure administration for Windows Server 2012 R2. Build hands-on expertise through a series of lessons, exercises, and suggested practices - and help maximize your performance on the job. This Microsoft Training Guide: Focuses on job-role-specific expertise for core infrastructure administration tasks Fully updated for Windows Server 2012 R2, including new practices Provides in-depth, hands-on training you take at your own pace Creates a foundation of skills which, along with on-the-job experience, can be measured by Microsoft Certification exams such as 70-411 Topics include: Deploying and updating Windows Server 2012 R2 Managing account policies and service accounts Configuring name resolution Administering Active Directory Managing Group Policy application and infrastructure Configuring Group Policy settings and preferences Administering network policies Administering remote access Managing file services Monitoring and auditing Windows Server 2012 R2

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Mastering Windows 7 Deployment


Author: Aidan Finn,Darril Gibson,Kenneth van Surksum
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118068041
Category: Computers
Page: 504
View: 7829
Get professional-level instruction on Windows 7 deployment tools Enterprise-level operating system deployment is challenging and requires knowledge of specific tools. It is expected that Windows 7 will be extensively deployed in businesses worldwide. This comprehensive Sybex guide provides thorough coverage of the Microsoft deployment tools that were specifically created for Windows 7, preparing system administrators, MIS professionals, and corporate programmers to tackle the task effectively. Companies worldwide are expected to deploy Windows 7 as their enterprise operating system; system administrators and IT professionals need comprehensive instruction on Microsoft’s deployment tools This complete guide provides clear, step-by-step instruction on planning, installing, configuring, deploying, and troubleshooting deployment methods for each tool Covers the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit, Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT), Windows PE, Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK), Windows System Image Manager (WSIM), Easy Transfer, User State Migration Toolkit (USMT), Windows Deployment Services, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010, System Center Configuration Manager, Key Management Service, and Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT) Illustrated with plenty of real-world scenarios, Mastering Windows Deployment provides the hands-on instruction you need to fully understand and use each deployment technology.

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Windows Server 2012 Unleashed


Author: Rand Morimoto,Michael Noel,Guy Yardeni,Omar Droubi,Andrew Abbate,Chris Amaris
Publisher: Sams Publishing
ISBN: 9780672336225
Category: Computers
Page: 1656
View: 8779
This is the most comprehensive and realistic guide to Windows Server 2012 planning, design, prototyping, implementation, migration, administration, and support. Extensively updated, it contains unsurpassed independent and objective coverage of Windows Server 2012’s key innovations, including improved virtualization components, enhanced security tools, new web and management resources, and Windows 8 integration. Windows Server 2012 Unleashed reflects the authors’ extraordinary experience implementing Windows Server 2012 in large-scale environments since its earliest alpha releases, reaching back more than two years prior to its official launch. Microsoft MVP Rand Morimoto and his colleagues fully address every aspect of deploying and operating Windows Server 2012, including Active Directory, networking and core application services, security, migration from Windows Server 2003/2008, administration, fault tolerance, optimization, troubleshooting, and much more. Valuable for Windows professionals at all skill levels, this book will be especially indispensable for intermediate-to-advanced level professionals seeking expert, in-depth solutions. Every chapter contains tips, tricks, best practices, and lessons learned from actual deployments: practical information for using Windows Server 2012 to solve real business problems. Plan and migrate from Windows Server 2003 and 2008 Leverage powerful capabilities that are truly new in Windows Server 2012 Install Windows Server 2012 and the GUI-less Windows Server Core Upgrade to Windows Server 2012 Active Directory Utilize advanced AD capabilities including federated forests and identity management Plan and deploy network services, from DNS and DHCP to IPv6, IPAM, and IIS Protect systems and data with server-level security, transport-level security, and security policies Deliver true end-to-end secured anytime/anywhere access to remote/mobile clients Efficiently configure and manage users, sites, OUs, domains, and for­ests through Server Manager console Create more fault-tolerant environ­ments with DFS, clustering, and Network Load Balancing Leverage major Hyper-V virtualization improvements in availability, redun­dancy, and guest support Manage Active Directory more efficiently with Active Directory Administrative Center, Best Practice Analyzer, and PowerShell scripts Systematically tune, optimize, debug, and troubleshoot Windows Server 2012