Windows Server 2008 For Dummies

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If you’re curious, but hesitant, about finding your way around Microsoft’s new Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 For Dummies is the book for you. This friendly reference shows you everything you need to know — from installation and deployment to building and running a Windows Server 2008 network.

Server-based networking really is a big deal, and this 100% plain-English guide helps you make the most of it. You’ll find out about Windows Server 2008’s important functions, capabilities and requirements; develop a network implementation plan; take a step-by-step walkthrough of the installation process; and get valuable tips on how to boost your bandwidth beyond belief! Before you know it, you’ll be configuring connections to the Universe, working with active directory, and treating domains and controllers like old pals. Discover how to:

  • Build and connect your network
  • Install and configure Windows Server 2008
  • Set up and manage directory services
  • Manage users and groups
  • Install and manage print servers
  • Secure your network
  • Troubleshoot active networks
  • Plan for installing Active Directory
  • Proclaim and manage your own domain
  • Resolve names between TCP/IP and NetBIOS
  • Manage shares, permissions, and more
  • Develop and implement a regular backup protocol

Windows Server 2008 For Dummies may be easy-going, but it’s simply packed with need-to-know stuff that will send you diving into Windows Server 2008 experience just for the fun of it. So start now!

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About the author

Ed Tittel is an increasingly grizzled, if not wizened, veteran of the publishing game, with over a thousand magazine articles and more than 140 books to his credit. Ed has worked on numerous For Dummies books, including HTML 4 For Dummies, 5th Edition (with Mary Burmeister) and XML For Dummies, 4th Edition (with Lucinda Dykes), as well as books on many other topics. Ed runs a small professional IT practice in Round Rock, TX, that specializes in network-oriented training, writing, and consulting. When Ed’s not busy writing, he likes to spend time with his wife, Dina, and son, Gregory. He also likes to shoot pool, cook, and read sci-fi. You can reach Ed by e-mail at etittel@yahoo.com or through his Web page at www.edtittel.com.

Justin Korelc has been working with computers and technology for over 15 years. Justin is an independent consultant working as a writer and trainer. His work focuses on security, Windows and Linux operating systems, and PC hardware. Justin has coauthored several books on media PCs, including Build the Ultimate Home Theater PC (an ExtremeTech BuildIt Guide) and Hacking MythTV (an ExtremeTech title). He has developed online training materials on information security, PC tune-ups, file transfer technologies, and more. Justin’s computer knowledge is self-taught and based on nearly 20 years of hands-on experience. He spends his spare time practicing the fine art of bricolage, playing with computers, and improving his culinary skills. You can reach Justin by e-mail at jusphikor@yahoo.com.

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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Feb 2, 2011
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Pages
432
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ISBN
9781118052075
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Language
English
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Genres
Computers / Operating Systems / General
Computers / Operating Systems / Windows Desktop
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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