Windows Server 2012 Unleashed

Author: Rand Morimoto
Publisher: Sams Publishing
ISBN: 0133115992
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This is the most comprehensive and realistic guide to Windows Server 2012 planning, design, prototyping, implementation, migration, administration, and support. Extensively updated, it contains unsurpassed independent and objective coverage of Windows Server 2012’s key innovations, including improved virtualization components, enhanced security tools, new web and management resources, and Windows 8 integration. Windows Server 2012 Unleashed reflects the authors’ extraordinary experience implementing Windows Server 2012 in large-scale environments since its earliest alpha releases, reaching back more than two years prior to its official launch. Microsoft MVP Rand Morimoto and his colleagues fully address every aspect of deploying and operating Windows Server 2012, including Active Directory, networking and core application services, security, migration from Windows Server 2003/2008, administration, fault tolerance, optimization, troubleshooting, and much more. Valuable for Windows professionals at all skill levels, this book will be especially indispensable for intermediate-to-advanced level professionals seeking expert, in-depth solutions. Every chapter contains tips, tricks, best practices, and lessons learned from actual deployments: practical information for using Windows Server 2012 to solve real business problems. Plan and migrate from Windows Server 2003 and 2008 Leverage powerful capabilities that are truly new in Windows Server 2012 Install Windows Server 2012 and the GUI-less Windows Server Core Upgrade to Windows Server 2012 Active Directory Utilize advanced AD capabilities including federated forests and identity management Plan and deploy network services, from DNS and DHCP to IPv6, IPAM, and IIS Protect systems and data with server-level security, transport-level security, and security policies Deliver true end-to-end secured anytime/anywhere access to remote/mobile clients Efficiently configure and manage users, sites, OUs, domains, and for­ests through Server Manager console Create more fault-tolerant environ­ments with DFS, clustering, and Network Load Balancing Leverage major Hyper-V virtualization improvements in availability, redun­dancy, and guest support Manage Active Directory more efficiently with Active Directory Administrative Center, Best Practice Analyzer, and PowerShell scripts Systematically tune, optimize, debug, and troubleshoot Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2008 Unleashed

Author: Rand Morimoto
Publisher: Sams Publishing
ISBN: 9780132715638
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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

Windows Server 2016 Unleashed includes Content Update Program

Author: Rand Morimoto
Publisher: Sams Publishing
ISBN: 9780134583754
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Book + Content Update Program This is the most comprehensive and realistic guide to Windows Server 2016 planning, design, prototyping, implementation, migration, administration, and support. Extensively updated, it contains unsurpassed independent and objective coverage of Windows Server 2016's key innovations, from the cloud and containers to security and mobility. Windows Server 2016 Unleashed reflects the authors' extraordinary experience implementing Windows Server 2016 in large-scale environments since its earliest alpha releases. Microsoft MVP Rand Morimoto and colleagues fully address all aspects of deploying and operating Windows Server 2016, including Active Directory, networking, application services, security, administration, business continuity, virtualization, optimization, and troubleshooting. You'll find up-to-the-minute coverage of new features ranging from Storage Spaces Direct to Cluster-Aware Updating, and Dynamic Access Control to Nano Server. Valuable for Windows pros at all levels, this book will be indispensable especially for intermediate-to-advanced level professionals seeking expert, in-depth solutions. Every chapter contains tips, tricks, best practices, and lessons learned from actual deployments--practical help for solving real problems. Detailed information on how to: Take full advantage of key Windows Server 2016 innovations Plan, prototype, install, migrate to, and deploy Windows Server 2016 and Server Core Design a modern Windows Server Active Directory, from OUs and infrastructure to Federated Forests and Lightweight Directories Deliver reliable networking services: DNS, WINS, DNSSEC, DHCP, IPv, IPAM, and IIS Systematically harden server-level security Protect data in transit with PKI, certificates, rights management, and IPsec encryption Safely provide appropriate remote and mobile access for your users Efficiently administer, automate, maintain, and document Windows Server production environments Control Windows devices centrally with Group Policies and Policy Management Implement advanced fault tolerance, clustering, and other business continuity features Optimize, tune, and debug Windows Server, and plan for growth Leverage integrated application services, including SharePoint and Hyper-V

Windows Server 2008 R2 Unleashed

Author: Rand Morimoto
Publisher: Sams Publishing
ISBN: 9780672330926
Format: PDF, ePub
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Comprehensive, practical reference to the new version of Microsoft's flagship server operating system * *Provides insight into the new virtualization tools, Web resources, management enhancements, and Windows 7 integration. *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 *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.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Unleashed

Author: Ray Rankins
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780768696547
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This is the industry’s most comprehensive and useful guide to SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2. It presents start-to-finish coverage of SQL Server’s core database server and management capabilities, plus complete introductions to Integration, Reporting, and Analysis Services, application development, and much more. Four expert SQL Server administrators, developers, and consultants have packed this book with real-world information, tips, guidelines, and samples drawn from their own extensive experience creating and managing complex database solutions. Writing for intermediate-to-advanced-level SQL Server professionals, they focus on the product’s most complex and powerful capabilities, and its newest tools and features. For example, you’ll find invaluable information on administering SQL Server more efficiently, analyzing and optimizing queries, implementing data warehouses, ensuring high availability, and tuning performance. The accompanying CD-ROM contains an extraordinary library of practical tools and information including sample databases and all code examples. Whether you’re responsible for SQL Server 2008 analysis, design, implementation, support, administration, or troubleshooting, no other book offers you this much value. Understand the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 environment, R2’s newest features, and each edition’s capabilities Manage SQL Server 2008 more effectively with SQL Server Management Studio, the SQLCMD command-line query tool, and Powershell Efficiently manage security, users, backup/restore, replication, Database Mail, and database objects—from tables and indexes to stored procedures and triggers Increase availability with clustering, database mirroring, and other features Use new Policy-Based Management to centrally configure and operate SQL Server throughout the organization Use SQL Server Profiler to capture queries and identify bottlenecks Improve performance by optimizing queries, design more effective databases, and manage workloads with the new Resource Governor Develop applications using SQL Server 2008’s enhancements to T-SQL and SQLCLR, .NET integration, LINQ to SQL, XML, and XQuery Make the most of Analysis Services, Integration Services, and Reporting Services—especially Microsoft’s new R2 reporting improvements Improve data security using Column-level and Transparent Data Encryption CD-ROM includes: 15 additional chapters Code samples, scripts, and databases utilized within the book Free version of SQL Shot (performance & tuning software)

Microsoft System Center 2012 Unleashed

Author: Chris Amaris
Publisher: Sams Publishing
ISBN: 067233612X
Format: PDF
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Presents a guide to the newest version of Microsoft System Center, providing instructions and tips on asset management, security reporting, and data protection within managed environments for data centers and cloud environments.

Windows Server 2008 Inside Out

Author: William R. Stanek
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 0735638063
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Learn how to conquer Windows Server 2008—from the inside out! Designed for system administrators, this definitive resource features hundreds of timesaving solutions, expert insights, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds for administering Windows Server 2008—all in concise, fast-answer format. You will learn how to perform upgrades and migrations, automate deployments, implement security features, manage software updates and patches, administer users and accounts, manage Active Directory® directory services, and more. With INSIDE OUT, you’ll discover the best and fastest ways to perform core administrative tasks, with an award-winning format that makes it easy to find exactly the tips, troubleshooting solutions, and workarounds you need. Plus, the companion CD comes packed with a fully searchable eBook and more than 100 timesaving tools and scripts. With INSIDE OUT, you get all muscle and no fluff! A Note Regarding the CD or DVD The print version of this book ships with a CD or DVD. For those customers purchasing one of the digital formats in which this book is available, we are pleased to offer the CD/DVD content as a free download via OReilly Medias Digital Distribution services. To download this content, please visit OReillys web site, search for the title of this book to find its catalog page, and click on the link below the cover image (Examples, Companion Content, or Practice Files). Note that while we provide as much of the media content as we are able via free download, we are sometimes limited by licensing restrictions. Please direct any questions or concerns to [email protected]