If you're a systems administrator looking to reduce maintenanceand increase efficiency, Microsoft's new GUI-less Server Core isfor you. It's Windows without windows-a command line version ofWindows Server 2008 that offers better security, reduced size, andfaster access. Inside this comprehensive guide, you'll findeverything you need to quickly master this sleek, innovativeversion of Windows Server 2008.
Packed with step-by-step instructions and page after page ofpractical examples, this book teaches you how to operate in awindowless environment, including using all the commands, creatingBAT files, working with scripts, using registry hacks, managingremote systems, and more.
Install and configure Server Core without a Control Panel orStart menu
Access DLLs using RunDLL32 to perform tasks at the commandline
Understand important differences between internal and externalcommands
Set up automatic updates, enable terminal services, andconfigure IP security
Change logons, ports, and users with the Change Utility
Install and manage software, hardware, servers, andapplications
Add, copy, modify, sort, compress, encrypt, and transferdata
Manage files and directories, including such tasks as diskchecks and changing access
Monitor system events and remote systems, and communicate withTelNet
Set up virus and intrusion protection, verify drivers, and checkEvent Trace logs
This valuable desktop reference also includes best practices, 52indispensable command line tricks, and an alphabetical list of allthe commands.
This 600+ page monster of a book is filled with amazing aspects toServer Core that I had never heard of, including using all thecommands, creating BAT files, and working with scripts, registryhacks, and much more. It gets my thumbs up. – J. Peter Bruzzese (InfoWorld, October 2008)
John Paul Mueller is a freelance author and a technical editor. He has writing in his blood, having produced 49 books and more than 200 articles to date. The topics range from networking to artificial intelligence and from database management to heads-down programming. His current books include a COM+ programmer's guide and a book designed to help with home and small office networking. His technical editing skills have helped more than 25 authors refine the content of their manuscripts, some of which are certification related. In addition to book projects, John has provided technical editing services to both Data Based Advisor and Coast Compute magazines. A recognized authority on computer industry certifications, he's also contributed certification-related articles to magazines such as Visual Basic® Developer and SQL Server® Professional.