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 most recent unlock of Microsoft's robust, flexible community working procedure. utilizing transparent screenshots and step by step directions, Microsoft home windows Server 2008: A Beginner's Guide exhibits you ways to establish the server, migrate from previous models, and deal with networking, management, garage, and protection. you will additionally get info 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 beneficial properties and an online connection
  • Install, customise, and continue Internet details prone (IIS) 7
  • Configure a VPN server and purchaser
  • Set up Terminal providers 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 workforce policies

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To make the installation of Windows Server 2008 simpler. Many of the installation decisions are made for you, using the settings in the current OS. The major reasons to do a clean install are these: ▼ To get around an OS that cannot be upgraded. ■ To dual-boot into both the old OS and Windows Server 2008. This allows you to use either OS. Windows Server 2008 would be in its own partition. ▲ To clean up your hard disks, which makes them more efficient, gets rid of unused files, and gives you back a lot of disk space.

This will tell you the computers that were found and how many inventories were completed. 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.

Both Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista can share their printers and therefore serve as print servers. In addition, Windows Server 2008 has a Print Services role that can be installed and managed in Server Manager. This role allows you to manage all the printers on the network. Chapter 13 describes what constitutes Windows Server 2008 printing, how to set it up, how to manage it, and how to manage the fonts that are required for printing. Figure 1-7. Most recent versions of Windows can share printers across the network.

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