Windows Server 2012 R2 Administrator Cookbook

Windows Server 2012 R2 Administrator Cookbook

Language: English

Pages: 322

ISBN: 178439307X

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Over 80 hands-on recipes to effectively administer and manage your Windows Server 2012 R2 infrastructure in enterprise environments

About This Book

  • Implement the commonly used roles and features provided by Windows Server 2012 R2 effectively
  • Make your Microsoft network infrastructure more streamlined and efficient than ever
  • Hands-on recipes with lots of tips and tricks intended to assist experienced adminstrators

Who This Book Is For

This book is intended for system administrators and IT professionals with experience in Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 environments who are looking to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to manage and maintain the core infrastructure required for a Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 environment.

What You Will Learn

  • Build the infrastructure required for a successful Windows network
  • Navigate the new Server 2012 R2 interface efficiently
  • Implement solid networking and security practices into your Windows Server environment
  • Design your own PKI and start issuing certificates today
  • Connect your remote laptops back to the corporate network using Microsoft's own remote access technologies, including DirectAccess
  • Provide a centralized point for users to access applications and data by configuring Remote Desktop Services
  • Compose optimal Group Policies
  • Facilitate task automation with PowerShell scripting

In Detail

This book will help you to understand the essential administrative tasks in Windows Server 2012, and will also introduce you to the new features in R2. Starting with familiarizing yourself with the look and feel of Windows Server 2012 R2, you will learn how to navigate through some daily tasks in R2 using the graphical interface, and then reflect on the most common infrastructure tasks needed to create a successful Windows Active Directory environment. You will learn how to compose optimal Group Policies and facilitate task automation with PowerShell scripting.

By the end of this book, you will know how to take your Windows Server 2012 R2-powered server and turn it into any common infrastructure role that might be required in your company.

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When I chose to install the IIS role and clicked Next, I was prompted about needing to install some management tools. Simply click on the Add Features button to automatically add the items that it needs to perform correctly. Now choose any features that you would like to install. For example, in order to do some network connectivity testing later, go ahead and select Telnet Client from the list.Read and click Next through the informational messages that are displayed. These messages will vary.

Same SSL certificate on each of the web servers, as they could all potentially be accepting traffic from clients. When moving or copying a certificate from one server to another, there is definitely a right way and a wrong way to go about it. Let's spend a little bit of time copying a cert from one server to another so that you can become familiar with this task. Getting ready We have two Server 2012 R2 boxes online in our environment. These are both destined to be web servers hosting the same.

From one of those backup files that we have sitting around? This is where the rubber really meets the road, as they say. Let's run through the process of restoring some data from a backup file that was taken yesterday. Perhaps some data was corrupted or accidentally deleted. Whatever the reason for our recovery needs, we will work together to restore some data from a backup file and get comfortable with that interface. Getting ready We are still working on our Server 2012 R2 web server. This.

What they are really talking about is different ways to provide a centralized group of information to users that may be accessing it from various places. There are numerous technologies baked into Server 2012 R2 that can assist with the centralization and securing of your data, so let's explore a few of them together. Enabling Distributed File System (DFS) and creating a Namespace Distributed File System (DFS) is a technology included with Windows Server 2012 R2 that enables multiple file.

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