Mastering Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2

Mastering Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2

Darril Gibson, Aidan Finn

Language: English

Pages: 1488

ISBN: 0470532866

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


The one book you absolutely need to get up and running with Windows Server 2008 R2.

One of the world's leading Windows authorities and top-selling author Mark Minasi explores every nook and cranny of the latest version of Microsoft's flagship network operating system, Windows Server 2008 R2, giving you the most in-depth coverage in any book on the market.

  • Focuses on Windows Windows Server 2008 R2, the newest version of Microsoft's Windows' server line of operating system, and the ideal server for new Windows 7 clients
  • Author Mark Minasi is one of the world's leading Windows authorities and has taught tens of thousands of people to design and run Windows networks
  • Covers Windows storage concepts and skills, Windows Server 2008 IP, WINS, NetBIOS, LMHosts, DNS, creating the simple Active Directory, and creating and managing user accounts
  • Explains Group Policy in Active Directory; files, folders and shares; Sysvol, old and new; sharing printers on the network; remote server administration; connecting Windows clients to your network; working the Web with IIS 7.0; and AD maintenance and recovery
  • Provides workarounds for things that don't quite work as they should and how-tos for many undocumented features

Find out everything you want to know-and then some!

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Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . File System Junctions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Understanding File Replication Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . How FRS Works with SYSVOL . .

. . . . . Chapter 21: Adding More Locations: Sites in Active Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chapter 22: The Third DC: Understanding Read-Only Domain Controllers . . . . . . . Chapter 23: Creating Larger Active Directory Environments: Beyond One Domain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chapter 24: Migrating, Merging, and Modifying Your Active Directory . .

Chapter 21 shows you how to add multilocation awareness to your AD with a look at sites, site links, and subnets, AD-style. And if you’ve got multiple sites, then you may have some sites that you might be a bit uneasy about installing a domain controller into—which is why Server 2008 introduced the idea of read-only domain controllers (RODCs); learn about them in Chapter 22. After that, it’s time to consider when you’d need to complicate your AD a bit by adding one, two, or a hundred more domains

complaining about Microsoft for driver issues, but this is really something that your hardware vendor is responsible for. Printer drivers do appear to be something in particular to watch out for! As with any project, preparation is the key to success. Review the hardware requirements and check out application and service compatibility before moving forward with any deployment of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. 22  | Chapter 2  Installing and Upgrading to Windows Server 2008 R2

a choice of the Web edition in the normal media; there is specific media for Windows Server 2008 Web edition. Figure 2.4 Choosing an edition and installation type Full Installation or Server Core You’ll also see that you have a choice of installation types. This was introduced with Windows Server 2008. The full installation has lots of Windows and graphical user interfaces. The Server Core installation strips that GUI away and assumes you’re comfortable with command-line and remote

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