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Windows Server 2008 R2 Unleashed (Unleashed)

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Windows Server 2008 R2 Unleashed is the most comprehensive and realistic guide to planning, design, prototyping, implementation, migration, administration, and support. Based on the authors’ unsurpassed experience working with Windows Server 2008 R2 since its earliest alpha releases, it offers indispensable guidance drawn from hundreds of production environments.
 
Microsoft MVP Rand Morimoto and his colleagues systematically introduce Windows Server 2008 R2 to IT professionals, identifying R2’s most crucial enhancements and walking through every step of installation and configuration. Next, they present comprehensive coverage of every area of Windows Server 2008 R2, including Active Directory, networking services, security, R2 migration from Windows Server 2003 and 2008, administration, fault tolerance, optimization and troubleshooting, core application services, and more. 
 
The authors thoroughly address major Windows Server 2008 R2 enhancements and present extensive coverage of R2 innovations ranging from Hyper-V virtualization to DirectAccess and the enhancements in Failover Clustering. Every chapter contains tips, tricks, and best practices learned from actual deployments: practical information for using Windows Server 2008 R2 to solve real business problems.
 
Detailed information on how to...
  • Plan and migrate from Windows Server 2003/2008 to Windows Server 2008 R2 and use R2’s new server migration tools
  • Manage Active Directory with Active Directory Administrative Center, Best Practice Analyzer, and PowerShell scripts
  • Use R2’s updated security tools and templates to lock down servers, clients, and networks
  • Maximize availability with Windows Server 2008 R2 clustering, fault tolerance, and replication
  • Streamline client management with new Group Policy ADMX settings and management tools
  • Improve remote access using DirectAccess, Remote Desktop Services (formerly Terminal Services), and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
  • Implement Hyper-V virtualization including the built-in Live Migration technology
  • Leverage add-ons such as Windows SharePoint Services, Windows Media Services, and IIS 7.5
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ISBN-13: 9780672330926
ISBN-10: 067233092X
Pagini: 1653
Dimensiuni: 180 x 236 x 64 mm
Greutate: 2.45 kg
Ediția: 1
Editura: Sams
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Locul publicării: Indianapolis, United States

Cuprins

Introduction     1
 
Part I Windows Server 2008 R2 Overview
Chapter 1 Windows Server 2008 R2 Technology Primer     5
Windows Server 2008 R2 Defined     5
When Is the Right Time to Migrate?      10
Versions of Windows Server 2008 R2     12
What’s New and What’s the Same About Windows Server 2008 R2?      16
Changes in Active Directory     20
Windows Server 2008 R2 Benefits for Administration     22
Improvements in Security in Windows Server 2008 R2     26
Improvements in Mobile Computing in Windows Server 2008 R2     28
Improvements in Windows Server 2008 R2 for Better Branch Office Support     30
Improvements for Thin Client Remote Desktop Services     33
Improvements in Clustering and Storage Area Network Support     37
Addition of Migration Tools     38
Improvements in Server Roles in Windows Server 2008 R2     40
Identifying Which Windows Server 2008 R2 Service to Install or Migrate to First     43
Summary     46
Best Practices     47
 
Chapter 2 Planning, Prototyping, Migrating, and Deploying Windows Server 2008 R2 Best Practices     49
Determining the Scope of Your Project     50
Identifying the Business Goals and Objectives to Implement Windows Server 2008 R2     50
Identifying the Technical Goals and Objectives to Implement Windows Server 2008 R2     53
The Discovery Phase: Understanding the Existing Environment     59
The Design Phase: Documenting the Vision and the Plan     3
The Migration Planning Phase: Documenting the Process for Migration     67
The Prototype Phase: Creating and Testing the Plan     73
The Pilot Phase: Validating the Plan to a Limited Number of Users     75
The Migration/Implementation Phase: Conducting the Migration or Installation     78
Summary     79
Best Practices     80
 
Chapter 3 Installing Windows Server 2008 R2 and Server Core     83
Preplanning and Preparing a Server Installation     .83
Installing a Clean Version of Windows Server 2008 R2 Operating System     89
Upgrading to Windows Server 2008 R2     98
Understanding Server Core Installation     103
Managing and Configuring a Server Core Installation     105
Performing an Unattended Windows Server 2008 R2 Installation     111
Summary     111
Best Practices     112
 
Part II Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory

Chapter 4 Active Directory Domain Services Primer     113
Examining the Evolution of Directory Services     .114
Understanding the Development of AD DS     115
Examining AD DS’s Structure     116
Outlining AD DS’s Components     119
Understanding Domain Trusts     124
Defining Organizational Units     126
Outlining the Role of Groups in an AD DS Environment     127
Explaining AD DS Replication     129
Outlining the Role of DNS in AD DS     131
Outlining AD DS Security     133
Outlining AD DS Changes in Windows Server 2008 R2     134
Summary     146
Best Practices     146
 
Chapter 5 Designing a Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory     149
Understanding AD DS Domain Design     149
Choosing a Domain Namespace     151
Examining Domain Design Features     153
Choosing a Domain Structure     154
Understanding the Single Domain Model     155
Understanding the Multiple Domain Model     157
Understanding the Multiple Trees in a Single Forest Model     160
Understanding the Federated Forests Design Model     162
Understanding the Empty-Root Domain Model     165
Understanding the Placeholder Domain Model     167
Understanding the Special-Purpose Domain Design Model     169
Renaming an AD DS Domain     170
Summary     173
Best Practices     173
 
Chapter 6 Designing Organizational Unit and Group Structure     175
Defining Organizational Units in AD DS     176
Defining AD Groups     178
Examining OU and Group Design     182
Starting an OU Design     182
Using OUs to Delegate Administration     184
Group Policies and OU Design     186
Understanding Group Design     186
Exploring Sample Design Models     188
Summary     193
Best Practices     193
 
Chapter 7 Active Directory Infrastructure     195
Understanding AD DS Replication in Depth     195
Understanding Active Directory Sites     200
Planning Replication Topology     207
Outlining Windows Server 2008 R2 IPv6 Support     213
Detailing Real-World Replication Designs     216
Deploying Read-Only Domain Controllers (RODCs)      220
Summary     224
Best Practices     225
 
Chapter 8 Creating Federated Forests and Lightweight Directories     227
Keeping a Distributed Environment in Sync     227
Active Directory Federation Services     232
Synchronizing Directory Information with Forefront Identity Manager (FIM)      236
Harnessing the Power and Potential of FIM     240
Summary     243
Best Practices     243
 
Chapter 9 Integrating Active Directory in a UNIX Environment     245
Understanding and Using Windows Server 2008 R2 UNIX Integration Components     245
Reviewing the Subsystem for UNIX-Based Applications (SUA)      252
Understanding the Identity Management for UNIX Components     253
Administrative Improvements with Windows Server 2008 R2     256
Summary     258
Best Practices     258
 
Part III Networking Services
Chapter 10 Domain Name System and IPv6     259
Understanding the Need for DNS     260
Getting Started with DNS on Windows Server 2008 R2     263
Resource Records     266
Understanding DNS Zones     270
Performing Zone Transfers     274
Understanding DNS Queries     276
Other DNS Components     278
Understanding the Evolution of Microsoft DNS     285
DNS in Windows Server 2008 R2     286
DNS in an Active Directory Domain Services Environment     288
Troubleshooting DNS     292
IPv6 Introduction     297
How to Configure IPv6 on Windows Server 2008 R2     311
Secure DNS with DNSSEC     316
Summary     323
Best Practices     323
 
Chapter 11 DHCP/WINS/Domain Controllers     325
Understanding the Key Components of an Enterprise Network     326
Exploring the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)      328
Exploring DHCP Changes in Windows Server 2008 R2     336
Enhancing DHCP Reliability     .345
Implementing Redundant DHCP Services     350
Exploring Advanced DHCP Concepts     358
Securing DHCP     359
Reviewing the Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS)      361
Installing and Configuring WINS     364
Planning, Migrating, and Maintaining WINS     368
Exploring Global Catalog Domain Controller Placement     370
Summary     374
Best Practices     374
 
Chapter 12 Internet Information Services     377
Understanding Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.5     377
Planning and Designing Internet Information Services 7.5     382
Installing and Upgrading IIS 7.5     383
Installing and Configuring Websites     389
Installing and Configuring FTP Services     397
Securing Internet Information Services 7.5     407
Summary     416
Best Practices     417
 
Part IV Security
Chapter 13 Server-Level Security     419
Defining Windows Server 2008 R2 Security     419
Deploying Physical Security     420
Using the Integrated Windows Firewall with Advanced Security     424
Hardening Server Security     427
Examining File-Level Security     429
Additional Security Mechanisms     433
Using Windows Server Update Services     434
Summary     440
Best Practices     440
 
Chapter 14 Transport-Level Security     441
Introduction to Transport-Level Security in Windows Server 2008 R2     442
Deploying a Public Key Infrastructure with Windows Server 2008 R2     443
Understanding Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) in Windows Server 2008 R2     444
Active Directory Rights Management Services     451
Using IPSec Encryption with Windows Server 2008 R2     454
Summary     456
Best Practices     456
 
Chapter 15 Security Policies, Network Policy Server, and Network Access Protection     459
Understanding Network Access Protection (NAP) in Windows Server 2008 R2     459
Deploying a Windows Server 2008 R2 Network Policy Server     462
Enforcing Policy Settings with a Network Policy Server     465
Deploying and Enforcing a Virtual Private Network (VPN) Using an RRAS Server     473
Summary     480
Best Practices     481
 
Part V Migrating to Windows Server 2008 R2
Chapter 16 Migrating from Windows Server 2003/2008 to Windows Server 2008 R2     483
Beginning the Migration Process     484
Big Bang Migration     487
Phased Migration     491
Multiple Domain Consolidation Migration     505
Summary     522
Best Practices     523
 
Chapter 17 Compatibility Testing     525
The Importance of Compatibility Testing     526
Preparing for Compatibility Testing     527
Researching Products and Applications     534
Verifying Compatibility with Vendors     537
Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit     542
Lab-Testing Existing Applications     543
Documenting the Results of the Compatibility Testing     546
Determining Whether a Prototype Phase Is Required     546
Summary     547
Best Practices     548
 
Part VI Windows Server 2008 R2 Administration and Management
Chapter 18 Windows Server 2008 R2 Administration     549
Defining the Administrative Model     550
Examining Active Directory Site Administration     551
Configuring Sites     554
Examining Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory Groups     562
Creating Groups     564
Managing Users with Local Security and Group Policies     568
Managing Printers with the Print Management Console     576
Summary     582
Best Practices     583
 
Chapter 19 Windows Server 2008 R2 Group Policies and Policy Management     585
Group Policy Overview     585
Group Policy Processing--How Does It Work?      586
Local Group Policies     588
Security Templates     590
Elements of Group Policy     591
Group Policy Administrative Templates Explained     603
Policy Management Tools     607
Designing a Group Policy Infrastructure     616
GPO Administrative Tasks     619
Summary     637
Best Practices     637
 
Chapter 20 Windows Server 2008 R2 Management and Maintenance Practices     639
Going Green with Windows Server 2008 R2     640
Initial Configuration Tasks     641
Managing Windows Server 2008 R2 Roles and Features     643
Server Manager     647
Server Manager Diagnostics Page     652
Server Manager Configuration Page     657
Server Manager Storage Page     661
Auditing the Environment     665
Managing Windows Server 2008 R2 Remotely     674
Using Common Practices for Securing and Managing Windows Server 2008 R2     679
Keeping Up with Service Packs and Updates     681
Maintaining Windows Server 2008 R2     685
Summary     696
Best Practices     696
 
Chapter 21 Automating Tasks Using PowerShell Scripting     699
Understanding Shells     700
Introduction to PowerShell     702
Understanding the PowerShell Basics     705
Using Windows PowerShell     732
Summary     762
Best Practices     762
 
Chapter 22 Documenting a Windows Server 2008 R2 Environment     763
Benefits of Documentation     764
Types of Documents     765
Planning to Document the Windows Server 2008 R2 Environment     766
Knowledge Sharing and Knowledge Management     766
Windows Server 2008 R2 Project Documents     767
Administration and Maintenance Documents     780
Network Infrastructure     784
Disaster Recovery Documentation     785
Change Management Procedures     788
Performance Documentation     788
Baselining Records for Documentation Comparisons     789
Routine Reporting     789
Security Documentation     790
Summary     791
Best Practices     791
 
Chapter 23 Integrating System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 with Windows Server 2008 R2     793
Windows Server 2008 R2 Monitoring     794
What’s New in OpsMgr R2     796
Explaining How OpsMgr Works     796
Outlining OpsMgr Architecture     798
Understanding How to Use OpsMgr     802
Understanding OpsMgr Component Requirements     805
Understanding Advanced OpsMgr Concepts     807
Securing OpsMgr     811
Installing Operations Manager 2007 R2     814
Configuring Operations Manager 2007 R2     822
Monitoring DMZ Servers with Certificates     831
Using Operations Manager 2007 R2     837
Summary     846
Best Practices     846
 
Part VII Remote and Mobile Technologies
Chapter 24 Server-to-Client Remote Access and DirectAccess     849
VPN in Windows Server 2008 R2     850
Authentication Options to an RRAS System     856
VPN Protocols     858
DirectAccess in Windows Server 2008 R2     863
Choosing Between Traditional VPN Technologies and DirectAccess     873
Traditional VPN Scenario     876
DirectAccess Scenario     898
Connection Manager     .916
Summary     919
Best Practices     919
 
Chapter 25 Remote Desktop Services     921
Why Implement Remote Desktop Services     922
How Remote Desktop Works     925
Understanding the Name Change     928
Understanding Remote Desktop Services     928
Planning for Remote Desktop Services     947
Deploying Remote Desktop Services     953
Securing Remote Desktop Services     979
Supporting Remote Desktop Services     981
Summary     984
Best Practices     985
 
Part VIII Desktop Administration
Chapter 26 Windows Server 2008 R2 Administration Tools for Desktops     987
Managing Desktops and Servers     988
Operating System Deployment Options     989
Windows Server 2008 R2 Windows Deployment Services     991
Installing Windows Deployment Services (WDS)      994
Creating Discover Images     1005
Creating Custom Installations Using Capture Images     1016
General Desktop Administration Tasks     1020
Summary     1021
Best Practices     1021
 
Chapter 27 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
 
Part IX Fault-Tolerance Technologies
Chapter 28 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
 
Chapter 29 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
 
Chapter 30 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
 
Chapter 31 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
 
Part X Optimizing, Tuning, Debugging, and Problem Solving
Chapter 32 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
 
Chapter 33 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
 
Chapter 34 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
 
Part XI Integrated Windows Application Services
Chapter 35 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
 
Chapter 36 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
 
Chapter 37 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

Notă biografică

Rand H. Morimoto, Ph.D., MVP, MCITP, CISSP, has been in the computer industry for over 30 years and has authored, coauthored, or been a contributing writer for dozens of books on Windows, Security, Exchange, BizTalk, and Remote and Mobile Computing. Rand is the president of Convergent Computing, an IT-consulting firm in the San Francisco Bay area that has been one of the key early adopter program partners with Microsoft, implementing beta versions of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7, Exchange Server 2010, and SharePoint 2010 in production environments over 18 months before the initial product releases.
 
Michael Noel, MCITP, CISSP, MVP, is an internationally recognized technology expert, best-selling author, and well-known public speaker on a broad range of IT topics. He authored multiple major industry books that have been translated into more than a dozen languages worldwide. Significant titles include SharePoint 2010 Unleashed, Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Unleashed, SharePoint 2007 Unleashed, Exchange Server 2007 Unleashed, ISA Server 2006 Unleashed, and many more. Currently a partner at Convergent Computing (www.cco.com) in the San Francisco Bay area, Michael’s writing and extensive public speaking experience across six continents leverage his real-world expertise in helping organizations realize business value from Information Technology infrastructure.
 
Omar Droubi, MCSE, has been in the computer industry since 1992 and during this time has coauthored several of Sams Publishing best-selling books, including Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Unleashed and Windows Server 2008 Unleashed, and Omar has been a contributing writer and technical reviewer on several other books on Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, and Exchange Server 2000, 2003, and 2007. Omar has been involved in testing, designing, and prototyping Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 infrastructures for the past four years, and has primarily focused on upgrading existing networks and utilizing many of the new roles and features included in the product. Also during this time, Omar has assisted several organizations with the development of technical road maps, planning and executing domain and server consolidation and virtualization projects, and deploying Exchange Server 2007 for organizations of all sizes.
 
Ross Mistry, MVP, MCITP, is a principal consultant and partner at Convergent Computing, an author, and a Microsoft MVP. With over a decade of experience, Ross focuses on designing and implementing Windows, Active Directory, Hyper-V, Exchange Server, and SQL Server solutions for Fortune 500 organizations located in the Silicon Valley. His specialties include upgrades, migrations, high availability, security, and virtualization. Ross has also taken on the roles of lead author, contributing writer, and technical editor for many best-selling books published by Sams. His recent works include SQL Server 2008 Management and Administration, Exchange Server 2010 Unleashed, and Windows Server 2008 Unleashed. Ross writes technical articles for many sites including TechTarget.com and frequently speaks at international conferences around the world.
 
Chris Amaris, MCSE, CISSP/ISSAP, CHS III, is the chief technology officer and cofounder of Convergent Computing. He has more than 20 years experience consulting for Fortune 500 companies, leading companies in the technology selection, design, planning, and implementation of complex Information Technology projects. Chris has worked with Microsoft Windows since version 1.0 in 1985. He specializes in messaging, security, performance tuning, systems management, and migration. A Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) with an Information System Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP) concentration, Certified Homeland Security (CHS III), Windows 2003 MCSE, Novell CNE, Banyan CBE, and a Certified Project Manager, Chris is also an author, writer, and technical editor for a number of IT books, including Network Security for Government and Corporate Executives, Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Unleashed, and Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 Unleashed. Chris presents on messaging, operations management, security, and Information Technology topics worldwide.

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"Windows Server 2008 R2 Unleashed" is the most comprehensive and realistic guide to planning, design, prototyping, implementation, migration, administration, and support. Based on the authors' unsurpassed experience working with Windows Server 2008 R2 since its earliest alpha releases, it offers indispensable guidance drawn from hundreds of production environments. Microsoft MVP Rand Morimoto and his colleagues systematically introduce Windows Server 2008 R2 to IT professionals, identifying R2's most crucial enhancements and walking through every step of installation and configuration. Next, they present comprehensive coverage of every area of Windows Server 2008 R2, including Active Directory, networking services, security, R2 migration from Windows Server 2003 and 2008, administration, fault tolerance, optimization and troubleshooting, core application services, and more. The authors thoroughly address major Windows Server 2008 R2 enhancements and present extensive coverage of R2 innovations ranging from Hyper-V virtualization to DirectAccess and the enhancements in Failover Clustering. Every chapter contains tips, tricks, and best practices learned from actual deployments: practical information for using Windows Server 2008 R2 to solve real business problems. Detailed information on how to...
  • Plan and migrate from Windows Server 2003/2008 to Windows Server 2008 R2 and use R2's new server migration tools
  • Manage Active Directory with Active Directory Administrative Center, Best Practice Analyzer, and PowerShell scripts
  • Use R2's updated security tools and templates to lock down servers, clients, and networks
  • Maximize availability with Windows Server 2008 R2 clustering, fault tolerance, and replication
  • Streamline client management with new Group Policy ADMX settings and management tools
  • Improve remote access using DirectAccess, Remote Desktop Services (formerly Terminal Services), and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
  • Implement Hyper-V virtualization including the built-in Live Migration technology
  • Leverage add-ons such as Windows SharePoint Services, Windows Media Services, and IIS 7.5