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Introducing Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003
Author Jerry Honeycutt
Pages 464
Disk 1 Evaluation CD(s)
Level All Levels
Published 01/29/2003
ISBN 9780735615700
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Table of Contents


    About the CD-ROMxvii
    Acknowledgmentsxix
PART I   OVERVIEW 
1   Product Family 3
    Meet the Family 3
        Standard Edition 5
        Enterprise Edition 8
        Datacenter Edition 10
        Web Edition 13
    Compare the Features 14
    Check the Requirements 17
    For More Information 18
2   Business Evaluation 19
    Windows Server 2003 Benefits 19
        Dependability 20
        Productivity 22
        Connectivity 24
        Best Economics 26
    Upgrading from Windows NT Server 26
    Upgrading from Windows 2000 Server 30
    For More Information 34
PART II   WHAT'S NEW! 
3   Active Directory 37
    Active Directory Basics 37
        Directory Data Store 38
        Active Directory and Security 39
        Active Directory Schema 39
        The Global Catalog 42
        Finding Directory Information 43
        Active Directory Replication 43
        Active Directory Clients 45
    Integration and Productivity 46
        Managing Active Directory 46
        More Productivity Features 47
    Performance and Scalability 48
        Branch Office Performance 48
        More Performance Improvements 49
    Administration and Configuration Management 50
        New Setup Wizards 50
        More Administrative Improvements 51
    Group Policy Management 55
        Managing Domains 56
        More Group Policy Improvements 56
        New Policy Settings 57
    Security Enhancements 59
        Forest Trust Management 59
        More Security Enhancements 60
    For More Information 62
4   Management Services 63
    Managing Configurations 63
    Managing Security 65
        Security Templates 65
        Software Restriction Policies 66
        Windows Update 67
        Software Update Services 68
    Improving IntelliMirror 70
        Policy Management 72
        User Data Management 74
        User Settings Management 76
        Software Management 78
        Computer Setup Process 81
    Using Command-Line Tools 82
        Command Shell 83
        Command-Line Tools 83
        WMI Command Line 87
    Understanding the Deployment Tools 88
        Remote Installation 89
        User State Migration 89
        Windows Installer 91
    Using Remote Administration 92
        Third-Party Administration Tools 93
        Remote Desktop for Administration 93
    For More Information 94
5   Security Services 95
    Security Benefits 96
    Authentication 96
        Authentication Types 97
        Internet Information Services Security 97
        Interactive Logon 98
        Network Authentication 98
        Single Sign-On 98
        Two-Factor Authentication 98
    Object-Based Access Control 99
        Access Control Concepts 100
        Effective Permissions 101
        User Rights 102
        Object Auditing 102
    Security Policy 102
        Security Configuration Manager 102
        Security Configuration and Analysis 103
        Security Analysis 103
        Security Configuration 103
    Auditing 103
        Establish a Strategy 104
        Common Events to Be Audited 104
        Implementing Auditing Policy 104
    Active Directory and Security 105
    Data Protection 106
        Encrypting File System 106
        Digital Signatures 108
        CAPICOM 108
    Network Data Protection 109
        Internet Protocol Security 109
        Routing and Remote Access 110
        Internet Authentication Service 110
    Public Key Infrastructure 111
        Certificates 112
        Certificate Services 114
        Certificate Templates 114
        Certificate Autoenrollment 115
        Web Enrollment Pages 115
        Smart Card Support 115
        Public Key Policies 115
    Trusts 116
        Trust Direction 116
        Trust Types 116
        Trust Relationships 117
        Forest Trusts 118
    For More Information 119
6   Communications121
    Easier Setup, Configuration, and Deployment 121
        Network Diagnostics Features 122
        Network Location Awareness 123
        Wireless LAN Enhancements 124
        Routing and Remote Access Service Enhancements 126
        Connection Manager Enhancements 131
    Internet Connectivity Improvements 133
        Internet Connection Firewall 133
        Network Connection Enhancements 134
    More Network Access Options 135
        Network Bridge 135
        Remote Access Using Credential Manager Key Ring 136
        All-User Remote Access Credential 136
        Support for Internet Protocol over IEEE 1394 (IP/1394) 136
    Changes to Protocols 137
        TCP/IP Changes and Enhancements 137
        IPv6 Protocol Stack 140
        Kernel-Mode Processing of Web Traffic 143
        Quality of Service Enhancements 143
    Improved Network Device Support 144
        Permanent Virtual Circuit Encapsulation 144
        NDIS 5.1 and Remote NDIS 145
        Improved Network Media Support 146
        CardBus Wake on LAN 146
        Device Driver Enhancements 146
        Wake on LAN: Select Wake Event Improvements 146
        IrCOMM Modem Driver for IrDA 147
    New Network Services Support 147
        TAPI 3.1 and TAPI Service Providers 148
        Real Time Communication Client APIs 149
        DHCP 150
        DNS 151
        WINS 154
        IAS 154
        IPSec 162
    Additional New Features 166
        Changes to the Winsock API 166
        Windows Sockets Direct for System Area Networks 167
        Removal of Legacy Networking Protocols 167
        Removal of Obsolete RPC Protocols 167
        Command-Line Tools 168
        Strong Authentication for Services for Macintosh 169
    For More Information 170
7   Terminal Services 171
    Terminal Services Benefits 171
    Client Features 172
        Improved User Interface 172
        Client Resource Redirection Features 174
        Client Deployment Options 175
    New Server Features 176
        Improved Server Management 176
        Additional Management Features 177
        Enhanced Security 178
    For More Information 180
8   Internet Information Services 181
    Web Application Server Role 181
    New Request Processing Architecture 182
        HTTP.sys 183
        WWW Service Administration 184
    Worker Process Isolation Mode 185
        Application Pools 185
        Isolation Improvements 186
        Improved Robustness 187
        Worker Process Restarts 190
        IIS 5.0 Isolation Mode 190
    New Security Features 191
        Locked-Down Server 191
        Worker Process Identity 193
        IIS Runs as NetworkService 193
        Improvements to SSL 193
        Passport Integration 194
        URL Authorization 194
        Delegated Authentication 195
    New Manageability Features 196
        XML Metabase 196
        IIS WMI Provider 199
        Command-Line Administration 199
        Web-Based Administration 200
    New Performance Features 200
        New Kernel-Mode Driver 201
        Caching Policy 202
        Web Gardens 202
        ASP Template Cache 202
        Large-Memory Support 203
        Site Scalability 203
    New Programmatic Features 204
        ASP.NET 204
        ExecuteURL 204
        Global Interceptors 205
        VectorSend 205
        Caching of Dynamic Content 206
        ReportUnhealthy 206
        Custom Errors 206
        Unicode ISAPI 207
        COM+ Services in ASP 207
    Platform Improvements 208
        64-Bit Support 208
        IPv6.0 Support 208
        Granular Compression 208
        Quality of Service 208
        Logging Improvements 209
    File Transfer Protocol 209
    Improved Patch Management 210
    For More Information 211
9   Application Services 213
    Simplified Integration and Interoperability 213
    Improved Developer Productivity 214
    Increased Enterprise Efficiency 216
    Improved Scalability and Reliability 217
    Efficient Deployment and Management 217
    End-to-End Security 218
    For More Information 218
10   Windows Media Services219
    Fast Streaming 220
        Fast Start 220
        Fast Cache 220
        Fast Recovery 221
        Fast Reconnect 221
    Dynamic Content Delivery 222
        Server-Side Playlists 222
        Advertisements 223
        Edge Delivery 223
    Industrial Strength 224
    Extensible Platform 225
    For More Information 225
11   File Services227
    File Service Benefits 228
        New File Service Features 228
    Improved File System Infrastructure 230
        Virtual Disk Service 231
        Volume Shadow Copy Service 232
        Distributed File System 233
        Other File Serving Improvements 235
    Enhanced End User Experience 235
        Shadow Copy Restore 235
        Improvements to Offline Files 235
        WebDAV Redirector 236
    Lower Total Cost of Ownership 236
    Better Utilities Improve Availability 238
    For More Information 239
12   Print Services 241
    Print Services Benefits 241
    Print Services Improvements 242
    Print Services Manageability 244
    For More Information 246
13   Clustering Services 247
    Clustering Overview 248
        Microsoft Cluster Technologies 248
        Protection Against Downtime 249
        Purposes and Requirements 249
    Windows Clustering 250
        General Improvements 250
        Installation 252
        Resources 255
        Network Enhancements 256
        Storage 257
        Operations 259
        Supporting and Troubleshooting 261
    Network Load Balancing: New Features 262
        Network Load Balancing Manager 263
        Virtual Clusters 263
        Multi-NIC Support 264
        Bidirectional Affinity 264
        Limiting Switch Flooding Using IGMP Support 265
    Server Cluster Architecture 266
        Shared-Nothing Cluster 266
        Local Storage Devices and Media Connections 266
        Virtual Servers 268
        Resources 270
        Resources and Dependencies 271
        Failover Policies 273
        Preferred Node List 279
    Network Load Balancing Architecture 280
        How Network Load Balancing Works 280
        Managing Application State 281
        Detailed Architecture 282
        Distribution of Cluster Traffic 284
        Load Balancing Algorithm 286
        Convergence 289
        Remote Control 290
    For More Information 291
14   Multilingual Support 293
    Global Business Challenges 294
    Enabling a Multinational Enterprise 296
        Multilingual User Interface 296
        Options for Multinational Enterprises 296
        Multinational Improvements 297
    Multilingual User Interface 298
        Supported Software and Platforms 299
        What the MUI Can Do for You 300
    Deploying a Multilingual Enterprise 301
        Configuring Server Platforms 302
        Configuring Desktops 303
    Considerations for Multilingual Applications 304
    For More Information 305
PART III   GETTING STARTED 
15   Deploying Windows Server 2003309
    Upgrades Compared with New Installations 309
        Upgrade Considerations 310
        New Installation Considerations 310
    System Requirements 311
    Hardware Compatibility 313
        Running a Preinstallation Compatibility Check 313
        Checking Drivers and System BIOS 313
        Inventorying Non-Plug and Play Devices 314
        Mass Storage Drivers and the Setup Process 316
        Using a Custom Hardware Abstraction Layer File 316
        Understanding the ACPI BIOS for an x86-Based Computer 316
        Using Dynamic Update for Updated Drivers 317
    Important Files to Review 318
    Decisions to Make for a New Installation 318
    Choosing a Licensing Mode 319
    Installing Multiple Operating Systems 321
        Reasons to Install Only One Operating System 323
        Requirements for Installing Multiple Operating Systems 324
        File System Compatibility 326
        Multibooting with Windows NT 4.0 327
        Encrypting File System 327
    Choosing a File System 328
        Reformatting or Converting to NTFS 329
        NTFS Compared with FAT and FAT32 330
        Understanding NTFS 332
        Planning Disk Partitions 332
        Remote Installation Services 334
        Options When Partitioning a Disk 335
        Working with Dynamic Disks 335
        Working with Volumes, Mirrors, and Stripes 336
        Types of Multidisk Volumes on Dynamic Disks 337
    Configuring Networking 337
        IP Addresses 338
        Name Resolution 339
    Planning for Your Servers 340
    For More Information 341
16   Upgrading from Windows NT 4.0 Server 343
    Upgrade Paths 344
    Verifying System Requirements 346
        System Requirements 347
        Disk Space Considerations 347
        Hardware Compatibility 347
        Service Pack 5 or Later 348
        Compatibility Resources 348
    Choosing to Upgrade or Refresh 348
        Reasons to Upgrade 349
        Reasons to Perform a Clean Installation 349
    Understanding Server Roles 350
        Member Servers 350
        Domain Controllers 351
        Stand-Alone Servers 351
    Active Directory Considerations 352
        New Features for Active Directory 353
        Compatibility with Windows NT 4.0 355
    Upgrading from a Windows NT Domain 356
        Planning and Implementing a Namespace and DNS Infrastructure 357
        Determining Forest Functionality 359
        Upgrading the Windows NT 4.0 or Earlier Primary Domain Controller 359
        Upgrading Any Remaining Backup Domain Controllers 360
        Converting Groups 361
        Converting Groups and Microsoft Exchange 362
        Using Converted Groups with Servers Running Windows Server 2003 362
        Installing Active Directory Client Software on Older Client Computers 363
    Raising Domain Functional Levels 364
    Raising Forest Functional Levels 365
    Domain Controllers 366
    Working with Remote Installation Services 367
    Deployment Resources 368
    Renaming Domain Controllers 368
    Working with Domain Trust 369
        Trust Protocols 369
        Trusted Domain Objects 369
        Nontransitive Trust and Windows NT 4.0 369
        External Trust and Windows NT 4.0 370
        How Some Windows NT Tasks Are Performed in Windows Server 2003 371
        Support for Existing Applications 372
    Best Practices for Active Directory 373
    Application Compatibility 375
    For More Information 376
17   Upgrading from Windows 2000 Server 377
    Getting Ready to Upgrade 378
        Active Directory Preparation Tool 378
        Application Directory Partitions 379
        Supported Upgrade Paths 380
        Hardware Requirements 381
        Test Tools and Logs 382
    Running the Upgrade Process 383
        Install Active Directory on a Member Server 383
        Upgrade the First Domain 384
        Upgrade the Remaining Domains 384
    Completing Postupgrade Tasks 385
        Raise Forest and Domain Functional Levels 385
        Use DNS Application Directory Partitions 386
    For More Information 386
18   Testing for Application Compatibility387
    Collecting an Application Inventory 388
        Collecting Information 389
        Reporting Information 390
    Testing for Compatibility 391
        Gathering Information About Applications 393
        Using Compatibility Administrator 394
    Creating Compatibility Fixes 395
        Understanding the Application Compatibility Process 396
        Creating Compatibility Fixes 398
    Distributing Compatibility Fixes 399
        Local Installation 399
        Remote Installation 400
    Compatibility Testing During Development 400
        Using Application Verifier 401
        Testing for Logo Compliance 403
    Application Compatibility Checklist 404
    For More Information 408
    INDEX409



Last Updated: January 9, 2003
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