Windows Server 2008 Unleashed covers the planning, design, prototype testing, implementation, migration, administration, and support of a Windows 2008 and Active Directory environment, based on more than three and a half years of early adopter experience in full production environments.
This book addresses not only what is new with Windows 2008 compared to previous versions of the Windows Server product, but also what is different and how the similarities and differences affect an organization's migration to Windows 2008.
Chapters are dedicated to the migration process from Windows 2000/2003 to Windows 2008, how to properly use Group Policies in Windows 2008, and tips and tricks on managing and administering a Windows 2008 environment. The authors cover the technologies new to Windows 2008, such as IPv6, Network Access Protection (NAP), Network Policy Server (NPS), Terminal Services Remote Programs, Windows Deployment Services (WDS), Hyper-V virtualization, and more!
This book doesn't just describe the features and functions included in Windows 2008--there are notes throughout the book explaining how organizations have successfully used the technologies to fulfill core business needs.
Tips, tricks, and best practices share lessons learned from hundreds of implementations of Windows 2008 in real-world environments. Detailed information on how to... Plan and migrate from Windows 2000/2003 to Windows 2008 Leverage new tools and utilities that simplify system and network administration functions Enable the latest security technologies to improve secured enterprise computing Better manage a Windows 2008 Active Directory environment Optimize a Windows 2008 environment for better scalability and enhanced performance Implement Windows 2008 for better branch office and remote office integration Design a Windows 2008 environment to support the latest in clustering, stretched clusters, fault tolerance, and redundant systems technologies Take advantage of add-on technologies available for Windows 2008, including Windows SharePoint Services, Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization, Windows Media Services, and IIS 7 web server solutions Rand, Michael, Ross, and Chris work for Convergent Computing, an IT consulting firm in the San Francisco Bay area that has three and a half years of early adopter experience with Windows 2008.
In collaboration with co-author Omar Droubi, the authors helped organizations of all sizes plan, migrate, implement, and test Windows 2008 in production environments.
The book was written from direct experiences where Windows 2008 was put into enterprise production environments focused to meet specific strategic business requirements. Category: Windows ServerCovers: Windows Server 2008User Level: Intermediate--Advanced Introduction xlixPart I: Windows Server 2008 Overview1: Windows Server 2008 Technology Primer 32: Planning, Prototyping, Migrating, and Deploying Windows Server 2008 Best Practices 393: Installing Windows Server 2008 and Server Core 73Part II: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory4: Active Directory Domain Services Primer 1055: Designing a Windows Server 2008 Active Directory 1396: Designing Organizational Unit and Group Structure 1657: Active Directory Infrastructure 1858: Creating Federated Forests and Lightweight Directories 2179: Integrating Active Directory in a UNIX Environment 235Part III: Networking Services10: Domain Name System and IPv6 25111: DHCP/WINS/Domain Controllers 29712: Internet Information Services 331Part IV: Security13: Server-Level Security 37514: Transport-Level Security 39915: Security Policies, Network Policy Server, and Network Access Protection 415Part V: Migrating to Windows Server 200816: Migrating from Windows 2000/2003 to Windows Server 2008 43917: Compatibility Testing for Windows Server 2008 473Part VI: Windows Server 2008 Administration and Management18: Windows Server 2008 Administration 49919: Windows Server 2008 Group Policies and Policy Management 53320: Windows Server 2008 Management and Maintenance Practices 58121: Automating Tasks Using PowerShell Scripting 63922: Documenting a Windows Server 2008 Environment 68523: Integrating Systems Center Operations Manager 2007 with Windows Server 2008 715Part VII: Remote and Mobile Technologies24: Server-to-Client Remote and Mobile Access 73725: Terminal Services 783Part VIII: Desktop Administration26: Windows Server Administration Tools for Desktops 83927: Group Policy Management for Network Clients 865Part IX: Fault Tolerance Technologies28: File System Management and Fault Tolerance 93529: System-Level Fault Tolerance (Clustering/Network Load Balancing) 99330: Backing Up the Windows Server 2008 Environment 104331: Recovering from a Disaster 1077Part X: Optimizing, Tuning, Debugging, and Problem Solving32: Optimizing Windows Server 2008 for Branch Office Communications 111133: Logging and Debugging 114534: Capacity Analysis and Performance Optimization 1189Part XI: Integrated Windows Application Services35: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 123336: Windows Media Services 128137: Deploying and Using Windows Virtualization 1313Index 1339