Windows Server 2008 R2 Unleashed

ISBN-10: 067233092X

ISBN-13: 9780672330926

Edition: 2010

Authors: Rand Morimoto, Michael Noel, Omar Droubi, Ross Mistry, Chris Amaris

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Comprehensive, practical reference to the new version of Microsoft's flagship server operating system bull; bull;Provides insight into the new virtualization tools, Web resources, management enhancements, and Windows 7 integration. bull;Authors have been on the early adopter TAP program for Windows 2008 R2 for the past 2 years, more than 18-months before the public has even 'seen' R2 bull;Loaded with practical, independent advice that will save IT Pros time, effort, and money. Windows Server 2008 R2 Unleashed covers the next generation of Windows Server operating system. It will release a few months after Windows 7, and will integrate with it tightly. Windows Server 2008 R2 is much more than a service pack update. It includes a number of major updates and improvements to Windows Server 2008, including Hyper-V virtualization, Remote Desktop Services (formerly Terminal Services), remote access technologies, better integration with desktop Windows, and more. Windows Server 2008 R2 Unleashed will provide the comprehensive, authoritative, and practical information on Windows Server that the many fans of the series have come to expect, from basic installation and migration chapters through the more complex technology chapters on security, disaster recovery, performance optimization, and systems management. The authors - leading Windows Server experts - have written several previous bestselling Unleashed titles on Windows Server, and are extremely familiar with the core Windows 2008 platform. They have been on the early adopter TAP program for Windows 2008 R2 for the past 2 years, more than 18-months before the public 'saw' R2, and have been working with actual production implementations of Windows 2008 R2 for the past year. They have based the book on lessons learned, best practices, tips, and tricks built on the experience they've gained prior in those years of working with the product.
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List price: $47.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 1/7/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1680
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 2.50" tall
Weight: 0.990

Windows Server 2008 R2 Overview
Windows Server 2008 R2 Technology Primer
Windows Server 2008 R2 Defined
When Is the Right Time to Migrate?
Versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
What's New and What's the Same About Windows Server 2008 R2?
Changes in Active Directory
Windows Server 2008 R2 Benefits for Administration
Improvements in Security in Windows Server 2008 R2
Improvements in Mobile Computing in Windows Server 2008 R2
Improvements in Windows Server 2008 R2 for Better Branch Office Support
Improvements for Thin Client Remote Desktop Services
Improvements in Clustering and Storage Area Network Support
Addition of Migration Tools
Improvements in Server Roles in Windows Server 2008 R2
Identifying Which Windows Server 2008 R2 Service to Install or Migrate to First
Best Practices
Planning, Prototyping, Migrating, and Deploying Windows Server 2008 R2 Best Practices
Determining the Scope of Your Project
Identifying the Business Goals and Objectives to Implement Windows Server 2008 R2
Identifying the Technical Goals and Objectives to Implement Windows Server 2008 R2
The Discovery Phase: Understanding the Existing Environment
The Design Phase: Documenting the Vision and the Plan
The Migration Planning Phase: Documenting the Process for Migration
The Prototype Phase: Creating and Testing the Plan
The Pilot Phase: Validating the Plan to a Limited Number of Users
The Migration/Implementation Phase: Conducting the Migration or Installation
Best Practices
Installing Windows Server 2008 R2 and Server Core
Preplanning and Preparing a Server Installation .83
Installing a Clean Version of Windows Server 2008 R2 Operating System
Upgrading to Windows Server 2008 R2
Understanding Server Core Installation
Managing and Configuring a Server Core Installation
Performing an Unattended Windows Server 2008 R2 Installation
Best Practices
Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory
Active Directory Domain Services Primer
Examining the Evolution of Directory Services .114
Understanding the Development of AD DS
Examining AD DS's Structure
Outlining AD DS's Components
Understanding Domain Trusts
Defining Organizational Units
Outlining the Role of Groups in an AD DS Environment
Explaining AD DS Replication
Outlining the Role of DNS in AD DS
Outlining AD DS Security
Outlining AD DS Changes in Windows Server 2008 R2
Best Practices
Designing a Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory
Understanding AD DS Domain Design
Choosing a Domain Namespace
Examining Domain Design Features
Choosing a Domain Structure
Understanding the Single Domain Model
Understanding the Multiple Domain Model
Understanding the Multiple Trees in a Single Forest Model
Understanding the Federated Forests Design Model
Understanding the Empty-Root Domain Model
Understanding the Placeholder Domain Model
Understanding the Special-Purpose Domain Design Model
Renaming an AD DS Domain
Best Practices
Designing Organizational Unit and Group Structure
Defining Organizational Units in AD DS
Defining AD Groups
Examining OU and Group Design
Starting an OU Design
Using OUs to Delegate Administration
Group Policies and OU Design
Understanding Group Design
Exploring Sample Design Models
Best Practices
Active Directory Infrastructure
Understanding AD DS Replication in Depth
Understanding Active Directory Sites
Planning Replication Topology
Outlining Windows Server 2008 R2 IPv6 Support
Detailing Real-World Replication Designs
Deploying Read-Only Domain Controllers (RODCs)
Best Practices
Creating Federated Forests and Lightweight Directories
Keeping a Distributed Environment in Sync
Active Directory Federation Services
Synchronizing Directory Information with Forefront Identity Manager (FIM)
Harnessing the Power and Potential of FIM
Best Practices
Integrating Active Directory in a UNIX Environment
Understanding and Using Windows Server 2008 R2 UNIX Integration Components
Reviewing the Subsystem for UNIX-Based Applications (SUA)
Understanding the Identity Management for UNIX Components
Administrative Improvements with Windows Server 2008 R2
Best Practices
Networking Services
Domain Name System and IPv6
Understanding the Need for DNS
Getting Started with DNS on Windows Server 2008 R2
Resource Records
Understanding DNS Zones
Performing Zone Transfers
Understanding DNS Queries
Other DNS Components
Understanding the Evolution of Microsoft DNS
DNS in Windows Server 2008 R2
DNS in an Active Directory Domain Services Environment
Troubleshooting DNS
IPv6 Introduction
How to Configure IPv6 on Windows Server 2008 R2
Secure DNS with DNSSEC
Best Practices
DHCP/WINS/Domain Controllers
Understanding the Key Components of an Enterprise Network
Exploring the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
Exploring DHCP Changes in Windows Server 2008 R2
Enhancing DHCP Reliability .345
Implementing Redundant DHCP Services
Exploring Advanced DHCP Concepts
Securing DHCP
Reviewing the Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS)
Installing and Configuring WINS
Planning, Migrating, and Maintaining WINS
Exploring Global Catalog Domain Controller Placement
Best Practices
Internet Information Services
Understanding Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.5
Planning and Designing Internet Information Services 7.5
Installing and Upgrading IIS 7.5
Installing and Configuring Websites
Installing and Configuring FTP Services
Securing Internet Information Services 7.5
Best Practices
Server-Level Security
Defining Windows Server 2008 R2 Security
Deploying Physical Security
Using the Integrated Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
Hardening Server Security
Examining File-Level Security
Additional Security Mechanisms
Using Windows Server Update Services
Best Practices
Transport-Level Security
Introduction to Transport-Level Security in Windows Server 2008 R2
Deploying a Public Key Infrastructure with Windows Server 2008 R2
Understanding Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) in Windows Server 2008 R2
Active Directory Rights Management Services
Using IPSec Encryption with Windows Server 2008 R2
Best Practices
Security Policies, Network Policy Server, and Network Access Protection
Understanding Network Access Protection (NAP) in Windows Server 2008 R2
Deploying a Windows Server 2008 R2 Network Policy Server
Enforcing Policy Settings with a Network Policy Server
Deploying and Enforcing a Virtual Private Network (VPN) Using an RRAS Server
Best Practices
Migrating to Windows Server 2008 R2
Migrating from Windows Server 2003/2008 to Windows Server 2008 R2
Beginning the Migration Process
Big Bang Migration
Phased Migration
Multiple Domain Consolidation Migration
Best Practices
Compatibility Testing
The Importance of Compatibility Testing
Preparing for Compatibility Testing
Researching Products and Applications
Verifying Compatibility with Vendors
Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit
Lab-Testing Existing Applications
Documenting the Results of the Compatibility Testing
Determining Whether a Prototype Phase Is Required
Best Practices
Windows Server 2008 R2 Administration and Management
Windows Server 2008 R2 Administration
Defining the Administrative Model
Examining Active Directory Site Administration
Configuring Sites
Examining Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory Groups
Creating Groups
Managing Users with Local Security and Group Policies
Managing Printers with the Print Management Console
Best Practices
Windows Server 2008 R2 Group Policies and Policy Management
Group Policy Overview
Group Policy Processing--How Does It Work?
Local Group Policies
Security Templates
Elements of Group Policy
Group Policy Administrative Templates Explained
Policy Management Tools
Designing a Group Policy Infrastructure
GPO Administrative Tasks
Best Practices
Windows Server 2008 R2 Management and Maintenance Practices
Going Green with Windows Server 2008 R2
Initial Configuration Tasks
Managing Windows Server 2008 R2 Roles and Features
Server Manager
Server Manager Diagnostics Page
Server Manager Configuration Page
Server Manager Storage Page
Auditing the Environment
Managing Windows Server 2008 R2 Remotely
Using Common Practices for Securing and Managing Windows Server 2008 R2
Keeping Up with Service Packs and Updates
Maintaining Windows Server 2008 R2
Best Practices
Automating Tasks Using PowerShell Scripting
Understanding Shells
Introduction to PowerShell
Understanding the PowerShell Basics
Using Windows PowerShell
Best Practices
Documenting a Windows Server 2008 R2 Environment
Benefits of Documentation
Types of Documents
Planning to Document the Windows Server 2008 R2 Environment
Knowledge Sharing and Knowledge Management
Windows Server 2008 R2 Project Documents
Administration and Maintenance Documents
Network Infrastructure
Disaster Recovery Documentation
Change Management Procedures
Performance Documentation
Baselining Records for Documentation Comparisons
Routine Reporting
Security Documentation
Best Practices
Integrating System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 with Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2008 R2 Monitoring
What's New in OpsMgr R2
Explaining How OpsMgr Works
Outlining OpsMgr Architecture
Understanding How to Use OpsMgr
Understanding OpsMgr Component Requirements
Understanding Advanced OpsMgr Concepts
Securing OpsMgr
Installing Operations Manager 2007 R2
Configuring Operations Manager 2007 R2
Monitoring DMZ Servers with Certificates
Using Operations Manager 2007 R2
Best Practices
Remote and Mobile Technologies
Server-to-Client Remote Access and DirectAccess
VPN in Windows Server 2008 R2
Authentication Options to an RRAS System
VPN Protocols
DirectAccess in Windows Server 2008 R2
Choosing Between Traditional VPN Technologies and DirectAccess
Traditional VPN Scenario
DirectAccess Scenario
Connection Manager .916
Best Practices
Remote Desktop Services
Why Implement Remote Desktop Services
How Remote Desktop Works
Understanding the Name Change
Understanding Remote Desktop Services
Planning for Remote Desktop Services
Deploying Remote Desktop Services
Securing Remote Desktop Services
Supporting Remote Desktop Services
Best Practices
Desktop Administration
Windows Server 2008 R2 Administration Tools for Desktops
Managing Desktops and Servers
Operating System Deployment Options
Windows Server 2008 R2 Windows Deployment Services
Installing Windows Deployment Services (WDS)
Creating Discover Images 1005
Creating Custom Installations Using Capture Images 1016
General Desktop Administration Tasks 1020
Summary 1021
Best Practices 1021
Group Policy Management for Network Clients 1023
The Need for Group Policies 1024
Windows Group Policies 1025
Group Policy Feature Set 1028
Planning Workgroup and Standalone Local Group Policy Configuration 1033
Planning Domain Group Policy Objects 1036
Managing Computers with Domain Policies 1045
Managing Users with Policies 1070
Managing Active Directory with Policies 1076
Summary 1095
Best Practices 1096
Fault-Tolerance Technologies
File System Management and Fault Tolerance 1097
Windows Server 2008 R2 File System Overview/Technologies 1097
File System Access Services and Technologies 1102
Windows Server 2008 R2 Disks 1105
Utilizing External Disk Subsystems 1109
Managing Windows Server 2008 R2 Disks 1109
System File Reliability 1118
Adding the File Services Role 1120
Managing Data Access Using Windows Server 2008 R2 Shares 1122
Volume-Based NTFS Quota Management 1128
File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) 1130
The Distributed File System 1147
Planning a DFS Deployment 1152
Installing DFS 1155
Managing and Troubleshooting DFS 1163
Backing Up DFS 1166
Using the Volume Shadow Copy Service 1167
Summary 1170
Best Practices 1170
System-Level Fault Tolerance (Clustering/Network Load Balancing) 1173
Building Fault-Tolerant Windows Server 2008 R2 Systems 1174
Windows Server 2008 R2 Clustering Technologies 1177
Determining the Correct Clustering Technology 1182
Overview of Failover Clusters 1184
Deploying Failover Clusters 1191
Backing Up and Restoring Failover Clusters 1211
Deploying Network Load Balancing Clusters 1215
Managing NLB Clusters 1223
Summary 1225
Best Practices 1225
Backing Up the Windows Server 2008 R2 Environment 1227
Understanding Your Backup and Recovery Needs and Options .1228
Creating the Disaster Recovery Solution 1232
Documenting the Enterprise 1234
Developing a Backup Strategy 1234
Windows Server Backup Overview 1235
Using Windows Server Backup 1239
Managing Backups Using the Command-Line Utility wbadmin.exe and PowerShell Cmdlets 1246
Backing Up Windows Server 2008 R2 Role Services 1248
Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) 1262
Windows Server 2008 R2 Startup Options 1264
Summary 1265
Best Practices 1265
Recovering from a Disaster 1267
Ongoing Backup and Recovery Preparedness 1267
When Disasters Strike 1271
Disaster Scenario Troubleshooting 1274
Recovering from a Server or System Failure 1277
Managing and Accessing Windows Server Backup Media 1285
Windows Server Backup Volume Recovery 1287
Recovering Role Services and Features 1291
Summary 1302
Best Practices 1302
Optimizing, Tuning, Debugging, and Problem Solving
Optimizing Windows Server 2008 R2 for Branch Office Communications 1305
Understanding Read-Only Domain Controllers (RODCs) 1306
Installing a Read-Only Domain Controller 1310
Understanding BitLocker Drive Encryption 1323
Configuring BitLocker Drive Encryption on a Windows Server 2008 R2 Branch Office Domain Controller 1326
Understanding and Deploying BranchCache 1333
Enhancing Replication and WAN Utilization at the Branch Office 1339
Summary 1342
Best Practices 1342
Logging and Debugging 1345
Using the Task Manager for Logging and Debugging 1345
Using Event Viewer for Logging and Debugging 1350
Performance and Reliability Monitoring 1359
Setting Baseline Values 1369
Using the Debugging Tools Available in Windows Server 2008 R2 1371
Task Scheduler 1382
Summary 1388
Best Practices 1389
Capacity Analysis and Performance Optimization 1391
Defining Capacity Analysis 1391
Using Capacity-Analysis Tools 1395
Monitoring System Performance 1415
Optimizing Performance by Server Roles 1423
Summary 1430
Best Practices 1430
Integrated Windows Application Services
Windows SharePoint Services 1433
Understanding the History of SharePoint Technologies 1434
What Are the Differences Between Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and SharePoint Server 2007? 1436
Identifying the Need for Windows SharePoint Services 1439
Installing Windows SharePoint Services 1440
Lists and Libraries in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 1453
Integrating Office 2007 Applications with Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 1469
Managing the Site Collection 1475
Summary 1479
Best Practices 1481
Windows Media Services 1483
Understanding Windows Media Services 1484
Installing Windows Media Services 1489
Using Windows Media Services for Real-Time Live Broadcasts 1492
Broadcasting Stored Single Files 1495
Hosting a Directory of Videos for On-Demand Playback 1498
Combining Multiple Files for a Combined Single Broadcast 1501
Understanding Windows Media Encoder 1504
Broadcasting a Live Event 1506
Capturing Audio or Video for Future Playback 1508
Using Other Windows Media Encoder Options 1510
Summary 1512
Best Practices 1512
Deploying and Using Windows Virtualization 1515
Understanding Microsoft's Virtualization Strategy 1515
Integration of Hypervisor Technology in Windows Server 2008���1517
Planning Your Implementation of Hyper-V 1519
Installation of the Microsoft Hyper-V Role 1522
Becoming Familiar with the Hyper-V Administrative Console 1524
Installing a Guest Operating System Session 1529
Modifying Guest Session Configuration Settings 1533
Launching a Hyper-V Guest Session 1535
Using Snapshots of Guest Operating System Sessions 1538
Quick Migration and Live Migration 1540
Summary 1550
Best Practices 1551
Index 1553
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