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Sams Teach Yourself Windows Server 2008 in 24 Hours

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  • Copyright 2008
  • Pages: 648
  • Edition: 1st
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-279897-2
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-279897-6

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® 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

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Sample Content

Table of 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

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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

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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

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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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