Mastering Windows Server 2008 Networking Foundations
Publisher: Wiley / Sybex
Final Release Date: February 2011
Pages: 528

Master Windows Server 2008 networking from the ground up

Leading Windows authority and author of the bestsellingMastering Windows Server 2003, Mark Minasi, focuses on WindowsServer 2008 in three new books that teach you everything you needto know to plan, install, maintain, and troubleshoot networks basedon Windows Server 2008. This first book, Mastering WindowsServer 2008 Networking Foundations, transforms the network userinto a hands-on network administrator. Get a thorough grounding inbasic networking concepts as well as complete instruction inWindows Server 2008 installation and management. Master thetechniques in this book and you'll have the foundation for twoother books from Minasi, each targeting specific needs of WindowsServer administrators: Mastering Windows Server 2008 EssentialTechnologies and Mastering Windows Server 2008 EnterpriseTechnologies.

Coverage includes:

  • Understanding networks and their component hardware, software,and protocols
  • Setting up and deploying security from day one for yournetworks
  • Installing Windows Server 2008 and configuring a host ofoptions and choices
  • Mastering the GUI, the command line, the Registry, and GroupPolicy
  • Using the Microsoft Management Console to create your own"cockpit"
  • Deciphering Windows storage concepts and TCP/IP and IPv4networking basics
  • Learning DNS top-to-bottom so your Active Directory can stayactive
  • 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 WindowsServer books

This book aims to provide new Windows network administrators thebasics that they need to understand Active Directory and otherconcepts, and if you've read one of my earlier Mastering WindowsServer books then you may want to start out with the second book,Essential Technologies – but look through the Table ofContents and decide for yourself.
Thanks! —Mark

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