Master Windows Server 2008 networking from the ground up
Leading Windows authority and author of the bestselling Mastering Windows Server 2003, Mark Minasi, focuses on Windows Server 2008 in three new books that teach you everything you need to know to plan, install, maintain, and troubleshoot networks based on Windows Server 2008. This first book, Mastering Windows Server 2008 Networking Foundations, transforms the network user into a hands-on network administrator. Get a thorough grounding in basic networking concepts as well as complete instruction in Windows Server 2008 installation and management. Master the techniques in this book and you'll have the foundation for two other books from Minasi, each targeting specific needs of Windows Server administrators: Mastering Windows Server 2008 Essential Technologies and Mastering Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Technologies.
Understanding networks and their component hardware, software, and protocols
Setting up and deploying security from day one for your networks
Installing Windows Server 2008 and configuring a host of options and choices
Mastering the GUI, the command line, the Registry, and Group Policy
Using the Microsoft Management Console to create your own "cockpit"
Deciphering Windows storage concepts and TCP/IP and IPv4 networking basics
Learning DNS top-to-bottom so your Active Directory can stay active
Laying the groundwork for Directory Services, Active Directory, and the day-to-day administration of Windows Server 2008
Note from the Author to owners of previous Mastering Windows Server books
This book aims to provide new Windows network administrators the basics that they need to understand Active Directory and other concepts, and if you've read one of my earlier Mastering Windows Server books then you may want to start out with the second book, Essential Technologies – but look through the Table of Contents and decide for yourself. Thanks! —Mark
Mastering Windows Server 2008 Networking Foundations
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.