Microsoft Windows Server 2008 A Beginner's Guide by Marty Matthews

By Marty Matthews

Get up and working on Microsoft home windows Server 2008 with ease

This hands-on advisor covers the entire necessities of deploying and administering the newest liberate of Microsoft's robust, flexible community working approach. utilizing transparent screenshots and step by step directions, Microsoft home windows Server 2008: A Beginner's Guide exhibits you the way to establish the server, migrate from prior types, and deal with networking, management, garage, and protection. you are going to additionally get information at the new internet instruments and administration utilities to be had in home windows Server 2008.

  • Install, configure, and set up Windows Server 2008
  • Set up and deal with a network
  • Work with Active listing and Domains
  • Set up communications good points and an online connection
  • Install, customise, and keep Internet details providers (IIS) 7
  • Configure a VPN server and customer
  • Set up Terminal prone and distant Desktop
  • Manage garage and dossier systems
  • Secure your home windows Server environment
  • Set up and deal with printing and faxing
  • Use the integrated administration instruments, together with Server supervisor and team policies

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In addition, you need to make certain adjustments to the system to make sure that the installation runs smoothly. All of these tasks are included in the following steps to prepare for an OS installation: ▼ Back up all hard disks ■ Inventory current software ■ Clean up current files ■ Upgrade hardware ▲ Disable conflicting hardware and software 39 40 Microsoft Windows Server 2008: A Beginner’s Guide Back Up All Hard Disks In a server environment, backing up is probably better disciplined than it is for a client workstation, unless the server also takes charge of backing up the workstation.

6. Develop a budget for the software, hardware, and labor specified in the preceding steps. 7. Identify realistically the possible disruptions to the company’s business and the cost of such disruptions. 8. Identify the benefits of changing over to Windows Server 2008 and how those benefits translate into reduced costs and improved revenues. Most organizations of any size require a plan such as this, and upper management will look long and hard at the results of Steps 6–8. It is, of course, not a simple numerical comparison.

It will also list the Microsoft Word and Excel reports that have been generated. 10. When you are ready, click Close. Click Open The Reports Folder. Double-click each of the reports to open them in their applications. These reports provide a wealth of information, as you can see in Figure 2-1. 11. After you have completed reading and/or printing the reports, close the applications and then click Finish to close the Hardware Assessment Wizard. Chapter 2: Preparing for Installation Figure 2-1. The Hardware Assessment Wizard provides both written and tabular information about the ability of your network computers to handle Windows Server 2008.

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