Microsoft's powerful Mastering System Center 2012 Operations Manager introduces many exciting new and enhanced feature sets that allow for large-scale management of mission-critical servers. This comprehensive guide provides invaluable coverage to help organizations monitor their environments across computers, network, and storage infrastructures while maintaining efficient and effective service levels across their applications.Provides intermediate and advanced coverage of all aspects of Systems Center 2012 Operations Manager, including designing, planning, deploying, managing, maintaining, and scripting Operations Manager Offers a hands-on approach by providing many real-world scenarios to show you how to use the tool in various contexts Anchors conceptual explanations in practical application
Mastering System Center 2012 Operations Manager clearly shows you how this powerful server management tool can best be used to serve your organization's needs.
Discover how to:Manage folders and files with a single script Configure network components with Windows Management Instrumentation Administer users and groups using subroutines and Active Directory Service Interfaces (ADSI) Design logon scripts to configure and maintain user environments Monitor and manage network printers Back up and edit the registry—avoiding common pitfalls Handle errors and troubleshoot scripts Simplify administration for Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 and Internet Information Services 6.0
Includes a CD featuring:All practice exercises 100+ sample scripts to adapt for your own work
For customers who purchase an ebook version of this title, instructions for downloading the CD files can be found in the ebook.
Understand how to…Integrate Windows Vista into an Active Directory domain Properly protect information for local and remote users Utilize BitLocker to encrypt all the data on a disk Properly secure a Windows Vista system Enable self-service recovery with Shadow Copy Deploy Windows Vista systems without having to touch them Deploy powerful new Group Policy settings Pick the version of Vista that is right for your users Optimize Vista performance Securely access corporate information while offline Perform image-level backup and restore of Vista workstations
Andrew Abbate is a consultant in and best-selling author on various Microsoft technologies and security and operational practices.
James Walker, MCSE, CPM, BSME, has been a consultant, author, and technical editor to several best-selling Windows Unleashed books involving design, security, performance optimization, and data communications.
Scott G. Chimner, CISSP, MCSE, MCSA, TCSE 2, A+, is a consultant for Convergent Computing, an ISSA member, and has been in the computer industry for more than 12 years with a concentration on Information Security. Scott has also served as a contributing writer for several books on Microsoft technologies.
We include handy “buyer’s guides” that tell you how to make smart choices when purchasing network hardware. With hardware in hand, we then show you how to roll up your shirtsleeves and put everything together, including configuring a router, laying cable, and connecting the devices. Next, we then show you how to wrangle with Windows Vista’s networking features. These techniques include using the Network and Sharing Center, managing wired and wireless connections, accessing shared network resources, sharing local resources on the network, and working with network files offline. And if you are a music and video aficionado, we’ve got you covered with a special chapter that shows you just how to set up a networked Vista PC as your digital media hub!
No networking book would be complete without extensive coverage of security issues that affect anyone connected to the Internet. We show you how to secure each computer, secure your global networking settings, and batten down your wireless connections. The last part of the book includes intermediate networking tasks such as
making remote connections, monitoring the network, troubleshooting network problems, and setting up Vista’s built-in web server and FTP server.
• No longer is networking a topic that only geeks need to understand.
If you have even one computer on the Internet or if you use wireless
in your home or office, you need this book!
• Extensive hardware coverage that shows you what equipment to
buy and how to set it up!
• Easy to follow buyer’s guides that enable anyone to make smart
and informed choices when purchasing networking hardware.
• Complete and comprehensive coverage of Windows Vista’s
• Thwart hackers, crackers, thieves and other Internet malefactors
by following our easy to understand chapters on security!
• Loaded with tips, tricks, and shortcuts to make networking easier
and more secure.
• Chock full of real-world examples and network configurations that
you can put to work today!
Jones draws on his unsurpassed experience training Windows administrators in conferences, classes, and from his enormously popular site, ScriptingAnswers.com.
You’ll learn how to use VBScript, WMI, and ADSI to gain administrative control over nearly every aspect of every recent Windows server or client, including Windows Server 2003, Vista, XP, 2000, and NT. As you gain experience, Jones introduces more advanced techniques, ranging from modular scripting and script encryption to integrating VBScript with HTML code.
Jones concludes with a full section of ready-to-run, real-world examples—from logon/logoff scripts to automated domain and network administration, from querying WMI to creating Active Directory groups. Every script is explained line-by-line, with challenging techniques described in even greater detail.
Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives:
Create and manage Azure Resource Manager Virtual Machines Design and implement a storage and data strategy Manage identity, application, and network services Design and implement Azure PaaS compute, web, and mo bile services
This Microsoft Exam Ref:
Organizes its coverage by exam objectives Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you Assumes you have experience designing, programming, implementing, automating, and monitoring Microsoft Azure solutions, and are proficient with tools, techniques, and approaches for building scalable, resilient solutions
About the Exam
Exam 70-532 focuses on skills and knowledge for building highly available solutions in the Microsoft Azure cloud.
About Microsoft Certification
This exam is for candidates who are experienced in designing, programming, implementing, automating, and monitoring Microsoft Azure solutions. Candidates are also proficient with development tools, techniques, and approaches used to build scalable and resilient solutions.
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Authors Juval Löwy—one of the world’s top .NET experts—and Michael Montgomery have revised this edition to include the productivity-enhancing features of .NET Framework 4.6, along with the latest WCF ideas and techniques. By teaching you the why and the how of WCF programming, this book will help you master WCF and make you a better software engineer.Learn WCF’s architecture and essential building blocks, including key concepts such as reliability and transport sessionsUse built-in features such as service contracts, instance and concurrency management, transactions, queued services, and securityIncrease the quality of your WCF services by using design options, tips, and best practices in Löwy’s ServiceModelEx frameworkUnderstand the rationale behind particular design decisions, and rarely understood aspects of WCF developmentLearn why Azure Service Fabric is the killer app for modern DevOps
RESTful .NET introduces you to the ideas of REST and RESTful architecture, and includes a detailed discussion of how the Web/REST model plugs into the WCF architecture. If you develop with .NET, it's time to jump on the RESTful bandwagon. This book explains how.
"While REST is simple, WCF is not. To really understand and exploit this part of WCF requires a knowledgeable and experienced guide. I don't know anybody who's better suited for this role than Jon Flanders. ...Jon is first-rate at explaining complicated things. This book is the best introduction I've seen to creating and using these services with WCF."--David Chappell, Chappell & Associates
My Microsoft® Windows® 10 is an easy, full-color tutorial on the latest operating system from Microsoft. It includes 2 hours of FREE step-by-step video tutorials to help you learn how to navigate and customize the new Windows 10 desktop.
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Author Katherine Murray has been writing about technology for more than 25 years and has worked with every consumer version of Windows since Windows 3.1. Murray will help you learn how to:Master Windows 10 innovations you like and keep the older techniques you’re comfortable with Let Cortana, your new personal digital assistant, help you find what you need Adjust the Start menu so it works the way you want (not the other way around!) Learn to use Windows 10 on PC or tablet Streamline your browsing experience with Microsoft® Edge, the new state-of-the-art web browser Find, download, install, and work with the best new Windows Store apps Copy, move, and share files using File Explorer Use the Skype app to make super-easy, free video calls Access all your favorite media with the new Groove Music and Movies & TV apps