Windows Server® 2008 Resource Kit (bundle )

Windows Server® 2008 Resource Kit (bundle )
Published:March 26, 2008Language:English
Author:Microsoft MVPs with the Microsoft Windows Server TeamTechnology:Windows Server 2008
Length:4480 PagesISBN 13:9780735623613

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$ 249.99
About The BookThe definitive resource for deployment and operations—straight from the experts.

Featuring six comprehensive volumes—in print and on the CD—this official Microsoft RESOURCE KIT delivers the in-depth information you need to plan, implement, and manage your Windows Server 2008 systems. You get authoritative technical guidance from those who know the technology best—leading industry experts and the Microsoft Windows Server team. Plus, hundreds of scripts, 2,200+ pages of bonus content, and other essential resources.

YOUR KIT INCLUDES:
  • 6 print volumes—4,400+ pages—of in-depth reference and best practices

  • 400+ customizable scripts for Windows® administration tasks

  • Links to downloadable tools for IIS, Windows PowerShell, Microsoft Systems Center Operations Manager, Microsoft Network Monitor, and more

  • eBooks for all 6 Resource Kit volumes

  • Templates, worksheets, job aids

  • Links to technical references, step-by-step guides, webcasts, and other resources

  • Bonus eBook—Understanding IPv6, Second Edition

  • Bonus eBook—Windows Server 2008 TCP/IP Protocols and Services

  • Bonus eBook—TCP/IP Fundamentals for Microsoft Windows

  • 20 sample chapters from related Microsoft Press® books

  • Author Extras



  • GET SIX ESSENTIAL VOLUMES, INCLUDING:

    Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0 Resource Kit
  • Plan and troubleshoot your installation

  • Deploy modular Web servers

  • Configure IIS and ASP.NET features using IIS Manager and command-line tools

  • Create and manage sites, virtual directories, applications, application pools

  • Use XML-based configuration

  • Set up delegated and remote management

  • Apply security best practices

  • Manage Web server extensions

  • Host a variety of dynamic application platforms

  • Use built-in diagnostics and key troubleshooting tactics

  • Tune your operations—balancing performance and security considerations


  • Windows Administration Resource Kit: Productivity Solutions for IT Professionals
  • Use role-based management to maximize control over enterprise resources

  • Design mobility, resiliency, and security requirements into user-data infrastructure

  • Customize MMC consoles to extend your administrative reach

  • Automate the provisioning of shared folders

  • Design least-privilege Active Directory® delegation; improve auditing and reporting

  • Create groups that dynamically maintain their membership

  • Implement system self-reporting

  • Automate software deployment and change management without third-party tools

  • Deliver advanced document-management and enterprise collaboration solutions


  • Windows PowerShell Scripting Guide
  • Automatically configure desktop settings across the network

  • Maintain desktop health—monitoring disk space, drive configuration, and service configuration

  • Read, search, and write event logs using scripts

  • Manage system components, including drives, shares, and printers

  • Configure network services such as DNS, DHCP, and WINS

  • Manage system backup, recovery, and security features

  • Troubleshoot installation and operation of systems and applications

  • Maintain a Web site using IIS 7.0

  • Plus—get a complete list of cmdlets to help automate recurring tasks


  • Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Resource Kit
  • Plan the logical and physical structure—applying best practices for design

  • Install, upgrade, or migrate your directory services

  • Configure the integration of Active Directory and DNS

  • Manage and troubleshoot replication

  • Automate and simplify object management

  • Use Group Policy to administer the user environment

  • Configure domain and network security features, including built-in certificate services

  • Monitor system health; optimize performance and reliability

  • Perform disaster planning, backups, and restoration

  • Deploy federation services for business-to-business collaboration


  • Windows Server 2008 Networking and Network Access Protection (NAP)
  • Design an IPv4-based network and plan for future requirements, including IPv6

  • Build an addressing and packet flow infrastructure

  • Apply best practices for setting up DHCP, DNS, and WINS

  • Manage network performance with QoS and scalability technologies

  • Implement network access infrastructure with Active Directory, PKI, Group Policy, and RADIUS

  • Support protected wireless, authenticating switch, and VPN connections

  • Set up IPSec, 802.1X, VPN, and DHCP enforcement for NAP; ensure ongoing compliance


  • Windows Server 2008 Security Resource Kit
  • Use new Group Policy features, policies, and security-hardening settings

  • Implement Least Privilege with User Account Control

  • Configure Windows Firewall with Advanced Security, IPsec, and NAP

  • Deploy new Active Directory services and features

  • Model network threats

  • Understand service-attack vectors and minimize exposure

  • Manage server roles; build a server isolation strategy

  • Configure IIS 7.0 security features for application servers

  • Implement granular audit policy

  • Define your software-update strategy

  • Manage security in branch offices with read-only domain controllers


  • About Microsoft MVPs with the Microsoft Windows Server TeamPRINCIPAL AUTHORS

    Joseph Davies is an award-winning author and instructor at Microsoft with 15 years’ experience in networking and security technologies. In addition to his RESOURCE KIT volume on networking and NAP, his recent books on TCP/IP and IPv6 are featured as bonus eBooks on the CD.

    Dan Holme is a Microsoft MVP and Windows technologies expert who creates productivity-focused tools, training, and knowledge-management services for IT professionals worldwide.

    Jesper M. Johansson, Ph.D., Enterprise Security MVP, CISSP, ISSAP, is a well-known Windows security expert and a former security manager at Microsoft.

    Stan Reimer is a consultant, trainer, and author who has designed and implemented enterprise directory services for some of Canada’s largest companies.

    Mike Volodarksy, a Microsoft program manager for IIS 7.0, led the team that redesigned and built the core Web server engine, extensibility platform, and other features.

    Ed Wilson is a well-known scripting expert and Microsoft Senior Consultant who delivers popular scripting workshops to Microsoft customers and employees worldwide. In addition to his RESOURCE KIT volume on scripting, bonus chapters from his book MICROSOFT WINDOWS POWERSHELL STEP BY STEP are featured on the CD.

    The authors and reviewers from the Microsoft Windows Server Team include technical program managers, software developers, IT engineers, premier technical support engineers, and MCS field consultants.

    COAUTHORS
  • Carlos Aguilar Mares, Microsoft Senior Development Lead
  • Jimmy Andersson, MVP–Directory Services
  • Susan Bradley, MVP–Windows Small Business Server
  • Darren Canavor, Microsoft Security Architect
  • Bernard Cheah, MVP–IIS
  • Kurt Dillard, CISSP, ISSAP, CISM, MCSE+Security
  • Eric Fitzgerald, Microsoft Senior Program Manager
  • Roger Grimes, CISSP, CISA, MCSE+Security
  • Brett Hill, Microsoft IIS Technical Evangelist
  • Byron Hynes, Microsoft Enterprise Technology Strategist
  • Alun Jones, MCP, MVP–Enterprise Security
  • Conan Kezema, MCSE, MCT
  • Brian Komar, MVP–Enterprise Security
  • Brian Lich, Microsoft Technical Writer–Security
  • Olga Londer, Microsoft Infrastructure Architect
  • Darren Mar-Elia, MVP–Group Policy
  • Kurt Meyer, Technical Editor and Writer
  • Mike Mulcare, Microsoft Senior Product Manager
  • Tony Northrup, CISSP, MCSE, MVP–Windows Desktop Experience
  • Steve Schofield, MVP–IIS
  • Byron Wright, MCSE, CNE, CLP

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