Get your mission-critical systems up and running quickly—and maximize your organization’s productivity—with the essential guide to installing, configuring, and managing the Windows Server 2003 family. This comprehensive administrator’s reference details operating system features and capabilities and provides easy-to-follow procedures, practical workarounds, and key troubleshooting tactics for everyday, on-the-job results. You also get expert insights for using the improvements in system and network security features, network capabilities, and Active Directory services—must-know details for protecting and optimizing your technology investment.
Topics covered include:
- Deployment planning: Create a deployment road map. Plan directory services structure, domains, and namespaces.
- New installations: Configure network settings, file and print services, Group Policy, Resultant Set of Policy, storage, and devices. Use Remote Installation Services. Troubleshoot setup.
- Upgrading: Prepare Microsoft Windows NT 4-based domains and computers. Upgrade from Windows 2000 of Windows XP.
- Network operations: Manage TCP/IP, Active Directory services, security features, interoperability, clustering, disk management, shadow copies, and other services.
- Web services: Run and optimize Microsoft Internet Information Services 6.0, Internet Security and Acceleration Server, Certificate Services, headless servers, and Web gardens.
- Client services/support: Set up e-mail services. Deploy Terminal Services. Automate software management. Use new command-line tools and scripting to simplify routine administration.
- System tuning and repair: Use monitoring tools, backups, automated recovery, fault tolerance, and avoidance. Tweak the Registry. Troubleshoot and recover services.
About the Authors
Charlie Russel and Sharon Crawford have coauthored several books about operating systems, including Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Administrator’s Companion. Charlie is an IT consultant and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for Windows Interoperability and Windows XP Tablet PC Edition. Sharon is a veteran writer of two dozen computer books and a columnist for the Windows XP Expert Zone on Microsoft.com. She and Jason Gerend recently coauthored Faster Smarter Microsoft Windows 98. In addition to writing books, Jason is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and a freelance Webmaster and computer consultant.