Sams Teach Yourself Windows Server 2008 in 24 Hours

Sams Teach Yourself Windows Server 2008 in 24 Hours

By: Joe Habraken (author)Paperback

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In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, you will be able to install and configure Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and its various services for any size network. Using a straightforward, step-by-step approach, each lesson builds on the previous ones, enabling you to learn the essentials of Windows Server (R) 2008 from the ground up. Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common tasks. Q&As at the end of each hour help you test your knowledge. By the Way notes present interesting information related to the discussion. Did You Know? tips offer advice or show you easier ways to do something. Watch Out! cautions alert you to possible problems and give you advice on how to avoid them. Joe Habraken is a computer technology professional and best-selling author with more than fifteen years of experience in the information technology field. He has written more than twenty computer and information technology publications including Home Wireless Networking in a Snap, Skinning Windows XP, and Sams Teach Yourself Networking in 24 Hours (with Matt Hayden). Joe, a Microsoft Certified Professional and Cisco Certified Network Associate, currently serves as an associate professor at the University of New England in Biddeford, ME, where he teaches a variety of new media and information technology-related courses. Learn how to... --Install the latest version of the Windows network operating system --Design and implement Active Directory Forests, Trees, and Domains --Configure Windows servers for a number of different roles including domain controller, remote access server, file server, print server, Web server, and much more --Add users to your domain's Active Directory and organize users in groups and organizational units --Implement network services such as DNS, DHCP, Windows Deployment Services, and Routing and Remote Access --Secure your servers with the Windows Firewall and IPSec and make your domain more secure using the Active Directory Certificate Services Register your book at informit.com/sams/title/9780672330124 for convenient access to updates and corrections as they become available.

About Author

Joe Habraken is an information technology and new media professional with more than 15 years of professional experience in the information technology and digital media production fields. Joe is a best-selling author and his recent publications include Home Wireless Networking in a Snap, Skinning Windows XP, and Sams Teach Yourself Networking in 24 Hours (with Matt Hayden). Joe currently serves as an associate professor at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine, where he teaches a variety of new media- and information technology-related courses. Joe is a Microsoft Certified Professional and a Cisco Certified Network Associate.

Contents

Part I: Server Installation and Configuration HOUR 1: Introducing Microsoft Windows Server 2008 3 Introducing Windows Server 2008 ......................................................................3 Improvements and Additions to Windows Server 2008 ......................................5 The Different Flavors of Windows Server 2008 ..................................................10 Summary..............................................................................................................12 Q&A ....................................................................................................................13 HOUR 2: Installing Windows Server 2008 15 Planning the Server Installation ........................................................................15 Server Hardware Requirements ..........................................................................16 Understanding Server Licensing Issues ..............................................................18 Choosing to Upgrade or Make a Clean Installation ..........................................19 Windows Server 2008-Supported File Systems..................................................21 Performing a Clean Installation ........................................................................21 Performing an In-Place Upgrade ........................................................................23 Installing a Core Installation ..............................................................................25 Choosing Between a Workgroup and a Domain................................................27 Summary..............................................................................................................28 Q&A ....................................................................................................................28 HOUR 3: Configuring Windows Server 2008 Basic Settings 31 Working with the Server Start Menu ..................................................................31 Using the Control Panel ......................................................................................33 Working with Printers and Other Hardware Devices ........................................37 Uninstalling a Program ......................................................................................40 0121xFM.qxd 4/16/08 10:50 AM Page v Scheduling Tasks ..................................................................................................41 Configuring Virtual Memory Settings ................................................................44 Using the Server Manager ..................................................................................46 Managing Local User Accounts and Groups ......................................................48 Summary..............................................................................................................51 Q&A ....................................................................................................................52 HOUR 4: Configuring Server Roles and Services 53 Defining Your Network Infrastructure ................................................................53 Determining Server Roles ....................................................................................55 Understanding Windows Server 2008 Roles and Features ................................58 Using the Initial Configuration Tasks Window to Add a Server Role ................60 Removing a Server Role ......................................................................................65 Adding a Feature to Your Server Configuration ................................................67 Removing a Feature from Your Server Configuration ........................................68 Summary..............................................................................................................69 Q&A ....................................................................................................................70 HOUR 5: Implementing Windows Deployment Services 71 Using Windows Deployment Services ................................................................71 Configuring WDS ................................................................................................74 Adding Images to the WDS Server ....................................................................77 Configuring WDS for Remote Installations ........................................................80 Remotely Installing a Client Operating System ................................................83 Summary..............................................................................................................86 Q&A ....................................................................................................................86 HOUR 6: Managing Hard Drives and Volumes 87 Managing Disk Drives Using Windows Server 2008 ..........................................88 Using the Disk Management Snap-In ................................................................91 Creating a Simple Volume on a Basic Disk ........................................................92 Converting a Basic Drive to a Dynamic Drive ..................................................94 Creating a Spanned Volume on a Dynamic Disk ..............................................96 Extending a Volume ............................................................................................98 Understanding RAID..........................................................................................100 Implementing RAID 1 ......................................................................................101 Implementing RAID 5 ......................................................................................102 Viewing Drive Properties ..................................................................................105 Planning Your Server Backups ..........................................................................107 The Windows Server 2008 Backup Utility ........................................................109 Backing Up Files with Windows Server Backup................................................110 Restoring Files ....................................................................................................113 Creating a Scheduled Backup ..........................................................................115 Summary............................................................................................................116 Q&A ..................................................................................................................117 Part II: Network Users, Resources, and Special Server Roles HOUR 7: Working with TCP/IP Network Protocols 121 Understanding Network Protocols and the OSI Model ....................................121 Understanding TCP/IP ......................................................................................124 IPv6 Addressing ................................................................................................132 Configuring IP Settings......................................................................................135 Checking IP Configurations and Server Connectivity ......................................137 Summary............................................................................................................139 Q&A ..................................................................................................................140 HOUR 8: Understanding and Configuring Active Directory Domain Services 141 Understanding Active Directory Domain Services............................................142 Planning the Active Directory Hierarchy..........................................................142 Installing Active Directory Domain Services and Creating the Root Domain 144 Adding a Regional (Child) Domain..................................................................149 Using the Active Directory Management Tools ................................................154 Working with Domain User Accounts ..............................................................155 Working with Active Directory Objects ............................................................162 Summary............................................................................................................167 Q&A ..................................................................................................................167 Teach Yourself in 24 Hours HOUR 9: Creating Active Directory Groups, Organizational Units, and Sites 169 Understanding Active Directory Groups ..........................................................169 Using Default Groups ........................................................................................172 Creating Groups ................................................................................................176 Adding Users and Groups to a Group ..............................................................177 Raising Domain Functional Levels ..................................................................179 Using Organizational Units ..............................................................................181 Using Active Directory Sites ..............................................................................183 Active Directory Replication and Sites ..............................................................188 Understanding Delegation ................................................................................190 Summary............................................................................................................191 Q&A ..................................................................................................................192 HOUR 10: Adding Client Computers and Member Servers to the Domain 195 Adding Client Computers to the Domain ........................................................195 Using Active Directory to Add Computers to the Domain ..............................197 Adding and Configuring Vista Clients..............................................................204 Adding and Configuring XP Clients ................................................................206 Adding Windows 2000 Client Computers ........................................................208 Viewing Client Computer Network Settings......................................................208 Adding Member Servers to the Domain ..........................................................210 Creating a Workgroup ......................................................................................212 Summary............................................................................................................213 Q&A ..................................................................................................................213 HOUR 11: Deploying Group Policy and Network Access Protection 215 Understanding Group Policy ............................................................................216 The Group Policy Feature ..................................................................................216 Working in the Group Policy Management Snap-In........................................218 Creating Group Policies ....................................................................................219 Editing Group Policies........................................................................................222 Enabling the Auditing Policy ............................................................................227 Understanding Policy Inheritance ....................................................................229 Viewing GPO Details in the GPO Management Snap-In ................................231 Understanding Network Access Protection........................................................233 0121xFM.qxd 4/16/08 10:51 AM Page viii Adding the Network Policy Server Service ........................................................234 Configuring the Windows Security Health Validator ......................................236 Adding Remediation Servers ............................................................................239 Enable the Network Access Protection Service on Clients ................................241 Summary............................................................................................................242 Q&A ..................................................................................................................242 HOUR 12: Working with Network Shares and the Distributed File System 245 Configuring a File Server ..................................................................................246 File Server Disk Quotas......................................................................................250 Using the Share and Storage Management Snap-In........................................255 Creating News Shares with the Share and Storage Management Snap-In ....256 Managing the File Server ..................................................................................260 Publishing a Share to the Active Directory ......................................................262 Using the Volume Shadow Copy Service ..........................................................264 Understanding the Distributed File System ......................................................266 Installing and Configuring the Distributed File System ..................................267 Adding DFS Folders............................................................................................270 DFS Folder Replication ......................................................................................272 Summary............................................................................................................274 Q&A ..................................................................................................................275 HOUR 13: Understanding Share and NTFS Permissions 277 Understanding Share Permissions ....................................................................277 Assigning Share Permissions ............................................................................280 Understanding NTFS Permissions......................................................................282 Assigning NTFS Permissions ..............................................................................286 Taking Ownership of an NTFS File....................................................................291 Mixing Share and NTFS Permissions ................................................................292 Using Data Encryption ......................................................................................293 Using BitLocker Encryption ..............................................................................294 Summary............................................................................................................300 Q&A ..................................................................................................................301 HOUR 14: Working with Network Printing 303 Networking Printing and Windows Server 2008 ..............................................303 Installing a Local Printer ..................................................................................304 Installing Direct-Connect Network Printers ......................................................306 Sharing a Printer................................................................................................309 Adding the Print Services Role to a Server ........................................................310 Managing Printers and Print Servers ................................................................312 Managing Print Jobs..........................................................................................318 Using Printer Filters............................................................................................320 Working with Printer Permissions ....................................................................322 Auditing Printer Access......................................................................................324 Summary............................................................................................................325 Q&A ..................................................................................................................325 HOUR 15: Understanding the Domain Name Service 327 DNS Server Overview ........................................................................................327 Installing the Domain Name Service................................................................333 Configuring the DNS Server ..............................................................................335 Managing DNS ..................................................................................................342 Creating Resource Records ................................................................................344 Configuring DNS Clients ..................................................................................345 Configuring a Caching-Only Server..................................................................346 Monitoring and Troubleshooting the DNS Server Service ................................347 Summary............................................................................................................350 Q&A ..................................................................................................................351 HOUR 16: Using the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol 353 Understanding DHCP ........................................................................................353 Installing the DHCP Role ..................................................................................355 Configuring the DHCP Service with a Scope ....................................................358 Using the DHCP Snap-In ..................................................................................362 Editing DHCP Server Options ............................................................................371 Configuring DHCP Clients ..............................................................................372 Monitoring DHCP Leases ..................................................................................373 Loading the DCHP Database Backup ..............................................................374 Troubleshooting DHCP ......................................................................................375 Summary............................................................................................................376 Q&A ..................................................................................................................376 Part III: Advanced Networking HOUR 17: Remote Access and Virtual Private Networking 379 Understanding Microsoft Remote Access ..........................................................380 Adding the Network Policy and Access Services Role ......................................381 Enabling and Configuring RRAS ......................................................................383 Configuring Modem Ports ................................................................................385 Understanding Authentication Protocols..........................................................387 Configuring Authentication ..............................................................................389 Configuring Remote Access Clients ..................................................................390 Understanding Virtual Private Networks ........................................................392 Understanding Virtual Private Network Ports ..................................................394 Configuring the VPN Client ..............................................................................395 Managing VPN or Dial-In Connections............................................................397 Understanding RADIUS and the Network Policy Server ..................................399 Summary............................................................................................................404 Q&A ..................................................................................................................405 HOUR 18: Implementing Network Routing 407 Windows Server 2008 and Routing ..................................................................407 Understanding Routed Networks ......................................................................409 Adding the Network Policy and Access Services Role ......................................410 Enabling Routing and Remote Access ..............................................................411 Configuring Network Interfaces ........................................................................412 Configuring IP Routing......................................................................................415 Configuring RIP Interfaces ................................................................................418 Monitoring IP Routing ......................................................................................421 0121xFM.qxd 4/16/08 10:51 AM Page xi Understanding and Configuring the DHCP Relay Agent ................................423 Summary............................................................................................................425 Q&A ..................................................................................................................426 HOUR 19: Implementing Terminal Services 427 Understanding Terminal Services......................................................................427 Adding the Terminal Services Role....................................................................429 Working with Terminal Services Licensing ......................................................432 Configuring the Terminal Server and TS Connections ....................................435 TS Server Settings ..............................................................................................437 Using the Terminal Services Manager ..............................................................440 Connecting to the Terminal Server ..................................................................441 Summary............................................................................................................444 Q&A ..................................................................................................................444 HOUR 20: Understanding WINS 445 Understanding WINS and NetBIOS ..................................................................445 Installing and Configuring WINS ....................................................................449 WINS Configuration Issues................................................................................451 Adding Replication Partners..............................................................................454 Managing the WINS Database ........................................................................455 Configuring WINS Clients ................................................................................459 Avoiding WINS Problems ..................................................................................460 Using NBTSTAT ..................................................................................................462 Summary............................................................................................................464 Q&A ..................................................................................................................464 Part IV: Network Security, Web Services, and Performance Monitoring HOUR 21: Working with the Windows Firewall and IPSec 469 Understanding the Windows Firewall ..............................................................469 Configuring the Windows Firewall....................................................................470 Configuring the Windows Firewall Properties ..................................................474 Understanding Windows Firewall Rules............................................................475 Creating Windows Firewall Rules......................................................................478 Working with Connection Security Rules..........................................................480 Understanding IPSec ..........................................................................................484 Summary............................................................................................................487 Q&A ..................................................................................................................488 HOUR 22: Using Network Address Translation and Certificate Services 489 Using Network Address Translation ..................................................................490 Configuring NAT on the Server ........................................................................491 Understanding the Active Directory Certificate Services ..................................494 Adding the Active Directory Certificate Services ..............................................495 Configuring the Certificate Authority ..............................................................499 Requesting Certificates ......................................................................................504 Managing the CA ..............................................................................................508 Summary............................................................................................................510 Q&A ..................................................................................................................511 HOUR 23: Using the Internet Information Service 513 New IIS 7.0 Features ..........................................................................................513 Installing Internet Information Service 7.0 ......................................................515 Adding a Website ..............................................................................................518 Configuring IIS Defaults....................................................................................521 Configuring Site Features ..................................................................................522 Configuring Virtual Directories ........................................................................530 Creating FTP Sites ..............................................................................................531 Summary............................................................................................................535 Q&A ..................................................................................................................535 HOUR 24: Monitoring Server Performance and Network Connections 537 Using the Reliability and Performance Monitor ..............................................538 Exploring the Performance Monitor ................................................................543 Adding Objects to the Monitor..........................................................................544 Sams Teach Yourself Windows Server 2008 in 24 Hours Viewing Performance Data ..............................................................................547 Selecting and Understanding Counters ............................................................548 Creating Data Collector Sets ............................................................................551 Using the Reliability Monitor ............................................................................559 Working with the Event Viewer ........................................................................561 Clearing and Saving Log Events ......................................................................565 Using the Network and Sharing Center ............................................................566 Summary............................................................................................................569 Q&A ..................................................................................................................570

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  • ISBN13: 9780672330124
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 648
  • ID: 9780672330124
  • weight: 1048
  • ISBN10: 0672330121

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