Microsoft Windows Server Administration Essentials
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The core concepts and technologies you need to administer a Windows Server OS
Administering a Windows operating system (OS) can be a difficult topic to grasp, particularly if you are new to the field of IT. This full-color resource serves as an approachable introduction to understanding how to install a server, the various roles of a server, and how server performance and maintenance impacts a network.
With a special focus placed on the new Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certificate, the straightforward, easy-to-understand tone is ideal for anyone new to computer administration looking to enter the IT field. Each chapter offers a clear and concise look at the core Windows administration concepts you need to know to gain an understanding of these difficult topics.
- Offers a clear, no-nonsense approach to administering a Windows operating system and presents it in such a way that IT beginners will confidently comprehend the subject matter
- Targets the MTA 98-365 exam by covering Windows Server installation, server roles, storage, and active directory infrastructure
- Provides you with a solid foundation of various networking topics so that you can gain a strong understanding of Windows Server administration concepts
- Includes review questions and suggested labs to further enhance your learning process
With this book by your side, you will be armed with the core concepts and technologies needed to administer a Windows Server operating system.
crash the entire operating system. Only device drivers retrieved from a trusted source should be used on Windows servers. A trusted source is a website or driver installation media source that you know you can trust. This typically means the vendor website or the media that came with the device. Device drivers run in the kernel mode of the operating system. Device drivers are needed for all hardware in the system. Many administrators do not realize this simply because Windows operating
operating systems are very popular: Windows XP Windows Vista Windows 7 Historically, Microsoft has released a new version of their client and server operating systems every two to four years. For example, Windows Vista was released in 2006 for business customers, although it wasn’t released until January, 2007 for consumers. Windows 7 was released in 2009. Similarly, Windows Server 2003 was released in 2003 and Windows Server 2003 R2 was released in 2005. Furthermore, a greater period
process. Now that you have created the Fred Redrock account, you can explore its many properties. When you double-click on a user account in ADUC, you will see the Properties dialog for that account, as shown in Figure 7-6. As you can see, several tabs are provided with many properties on each tab. The following sections explain each tab and its purpose. Figure 7-6: The Fred Redrock Properties dialog General The General tab is used to configure basic account settings, including a
server may play several roles at the same time. Server roles are based on role services and one or more role services is used to implement a given server role. For example, the File Services role in Windows Server 2008 R2 includes the following role services: These role services are explained in detail in Chapter 11. Share and Storage Management Distributed File System (DFS) File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) Services for Network File System (NFS) Windows Search Service Windows Server
web pages, which in turn are comprised of text-based code files, image files, and media files. A single web page can contain dozens of image and media files. As an example, consider the basic HTML code listing in Listing 10-1. In this simple example, two image files are referenced in the web page. The first is the logo.gif file, and the second is the office.jpg file. For a web browser to display the web page represented in Listing 10-1, it will have to send three GET requests to the web server.