Windows Server 2012 is not only the most significant update to the Windows Server
operating system in recent years, but it is also all about cloud computing and the underlying
technology for building clouds: virtualization.
Many features familiar to administrators of Server 2008 R2 and other legacy Windows
Server versions have been updated in one way or another in Windows Server 2012, and
this book introduces readers to the new features and capabilities.
There are two especially important concepts to keep in mind while reading this book.
First, Server 2012 is all about the deployment, configuration, and management of cloud
platforms—whether they are private, hybrid, or public clouds. Second, Server 2012 also
centers on integrating workers’ private mobile devices into the corporate network.
If your organization plans to move to a cloud infrastructure from a LAN or WAN, this book shows you how to do it efficiently with Windows Server 2012. Experienced Windows administrators will learn how to deploy, configure, and manage the server’s expanded capabilities and features step-by-step, using clear examples and numerous screen shots. You’ll also discover how to integrate employees’ private mobile devices into your corporate network.
Whether you intend to take your infrastructure to a public, private, or hybrid cloud environment, Windows Server 2012 provides the virtualization technology to get you there. This book helps you put it to work.
Control your entire Windows infrastructure from the Server Manager console
Learn how Active Directory Domain Services provide more centralized network administration
Use Dynamic Access Control to manage data and user permissions
Provide data integrity and fault tolerance with Storage Spaces and ReFS
Gain robust management of virtual environments with Hyper V R3
Master networking tools such as IPAM to help you move to the cloud
Connect clients to network resources through Unified Remote Access