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Introducing Microsoft Windows Server 2003 By Jerry Honeycutt

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Introducing Microsoft Windows Server 2003 by Jerry Honeycutt

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 provides significant improvements in performance, productivity, and security over previous versions. This official first-look guide shows you exactly what's new and improved in this powerful network operating system-including advanced technologies for Web services and components, security, networking, Active Directory directory service, Microsoft Internet Information Services, support for IPv6, and more. It gives you all the information and tools you need to understand, evaluate, and begin deployment planning for Windows Server 2003, whether you're upgrading from Microsoft Windows NT Server or Windows 2000 Server.

Topics covered include:

Introducing the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 family, including features, benefits, and requirements.

How to get started:

  • Deploying Windows Server 2003
  • Upgrading from Windows NT 4.0 Server
  • Upgrading from Windows 2000 Server
  • Testing for application compatibility

Details about new and improved features:

  • Microsoft Active Directory service
  • Management services and the Group Policy Management Console
  • Security-enhancing services
  • Networking and communications
  • Terminal services
  • Microsoft Internet Information Services
  • Application and XML Web services
  • Windows Media services
  • File services and storage management
  • Print services
  • Clustering services
  • Multilingual support

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About Jerry Honeycutt


Jerry Honeycutt, MVP for Windows, is a popular author with more than 25 books to his credit, including Microsoft Windows Desktop Deployment Resource Kit. In addition, he is a columnist for Windows XP Expert Zone and Microsoft TechNet.

Table of Contents


About the CD-ROM xvii Acknowledgments xix PART I OVERVIEW 1 Product Family 3 Meet the Family 3 Standard Edition 5 Enterprise Edition 8 Datacenter Edition 10 Web Edition 13 Compare the Features 14 Check the Requirements 17 For More Information 18 2 Business Evaluation 19 Windows Server 2003 Benefits 19 Dependability 20 Productivity 22 Connectivity 24 Best Economics 26 Upgrading from Windows NT Server 26 Upgrading from Windows 2000 Server 30 For More Information 34 PART II WHAT S NEW! 3 Active Directory 37 Active Directory Basics 37 Directory Data Store 38 Active Directory and Security 39 Active Directory Schema 39 The Global Catalog 42 Finding Directory Information 43 Active Directory Replication 43 Active Directory Clients 45 Integration and Productivity 46 Managing Active Directory 46 More Productivity Features 47 Performance and Scalability 48 Branch Office Performance 48 More Performance Improvements 49 Administration and Configuration Management 50 New Setup Wizards 50 More Administrative Improvements 51 Group Policy Management 55 Managing Domains 56 More Group Policy Improvements 56 New Policy Settings 57 Security Enhancements 59 Forest Trust Management 59 More Security Enhancements 60 For More Information 62 4 Management Services 63 Managing Configurations 63 Managing Security 65 Security Templates 65 Software Restriction Policies 66 Windows Update 67 Software Update Services 68 Improving IntelliMirror 70 Policy Management 72 User Data Management 74 User Settings Management 76 Software Management 78 Computer Setup Process 81 Using Command-Line Tools 82 Command Shell 83 Command-Line Tools 83 WMI Command Line 87 Understanding the Deployment Tools 88 Remote Installation 89 User State Migration 89 Windows Installer 91 Using Remote Administration 92 Third-Party Administration Tools 93 Remote Desktop for Administration 93 For More Information 94 5 Security Services 95 Security Benefits 96 Authentication 96 Authentication Types 97 Internet Information Services Security 97 Interactive Logon 98 Network Authentication 98 Single Sign-On 98 Two-Factor Authentication 98 Object-Based Access Control 99 Access Control Concepts 100 Effective Permissions 101 User Rights 102 Object Auditing 102 Security Policy 102 Security Configuration Manager 102 Security Configuration and Analysis 103 Security Analysis 103 Security Configuration 103 Auditing 103 Establish a Strategy 104 Common Events to Be Audited 104 Implementing Auditing Policy 104 Active Directory and Security 105 Data Protection 106 Encrypting File System 106 Digital Signatures 108 CAPICOM 108 Network Data Protection 109 Internet Protocol Security 109 Routing and Remote Access 110 Internet Authentication Service 110 Public Key Infrastructure 111 Certificates 112 Certificate Services 114 Certificate Templates 114 Certificate Autoenrollment 115 Web Enrollment Pages 115 Smart Card Support 115 Public Key Policies 115 Trusts 116 Trust Direction 116 Trust Types 116 Trust Relationships 117 Forest Trusts 118 For More Information 119 6 Communications 121 Easier Setup, Configuration, and Deployment 121 Network Diagnostics Features 122 Network Location Awareness 123 Wireless LAN Enhancements 124 Routing and Remote Access Service Enhancements 126 Connection Manager Enhancements 131 Internet Connectivity Improvements 133 Internet Connection Firewall 133 Network Connection Enhancements 134 More Network Access Options 135 Network Bridge 135 Remote Access Using Credential Manager Key Ring 136 All-User Remote Access Credential 136 Support for Internet Protocol over IEEE 1394 (IP/1394) 136 Changes to Protocols 137 TCP/IP Changes and Enhancements 137 IPv6 Protocol Stack 140 Kernel-Mode Processing of Web Traffic 143 Quality of Service Enhancements 143 Improved Network Device Support 144 Permanent Virtual Circuit Encapsulation 144 NDIS 5.1 and Remote NDIS 145 Improved Network Media Support 146 CardBus Wake on LAN 146 Device Driver Enhancements 146 Wake on LAN: Select Wake Event Improvements 146 IrCOMM Modem Driver for IrDA 147 New Network Services Support 147 TAPI 3.1 and TAPI Service Providers 148 Real Time Communication Client APIs 149 DHCP 150 DNS 151 WINS 154 IAS 154 IPSec 162 Additional New Features 166 Changes to the Winsock API 166 Windows Sockets Direct for System Area Networks 167 Removal of Legacy Networking Protocols 167 Removal of Obsolete RPC Protocols 167 Command-Line Tools 168 Strong Authentication for Services for Macintosh 169 For More Information 170 7 Terminal Services 171 Terminal Services Benefits 171 Client Features 172 Improved User Interface 172 Client Resource Redirection Features 174 Client Deployment Options 175 New Server Features 176 Improved Server Management 176 Additional Management Features 177 Enhanced Security 178 For More Information 180 8 Internet Information Services 181 Web Application Server Role 181 New Request Processing Architecture 182 HTTP.sys 183 WWW Service Administration 184 Worker Process Isolation Mode 185 Application Pools 185 Isolation Improvements 186 Improved Robustness 187 Worker Process Restarts 190 IIS 5.0 Isolation Mode 190 New Security Features 191 Locked-Down Server 191 Worker Process Identity 193 IIS Runs as NetworkService 193 Improvements to SSL 193 Passport Integration 194 URL Authorization 194 Delegated Authentication 195 New Manageability Features 196 XML Metabase 196 IIS WMI Provider 199 Command-Line Administration 199 Web-Based Administration 200 New Performance Features 200 New Kernel-Mode Driver 201 Caching Policy 202 Web Gardens 202 ASP Template Cache 202 Large-Memory Support 203 Site Scalability 203 New Programmatic Features 204 ASP.NET 204 ExecuteURL 204 Global Interceptors 205 VectorSend 205 Caching of Dynamic Content 206 ReportUnhealthy 206 Custom Errors 206 Unicode ISAPI 207 COM+ Services in ASP 207 Platform Improvements 208 64-Bit Support 208 IPv6.0 Support 208 Granular Compression 208 Quality of Service 208 Logging Improvements 209 File Transfer Protocol 209 Improved Patch Management 210 For More Information 211 9 Application Services 213 Simplified Integration and Interoperability 213 Improved Developer Productivity 214 Increased Enterprise Efficiency 216 Improved Scalability and Reliability 217 Efficient Deployment and Management 217 End-to-End Security 218 For More Information 218 10 Windows Media Services 219 Fast Streaming 220 Fast Start 220 Fast Cache 220 Fast Recovery 221 Fast Reconnect 221 Dynamic Content Delivery 222 Server-Side Playlists 222 Advertisements 223 Edge Delivery 223 Industrial Strength 224 Extensible Platform 225 For More Information 225 11 File Services 227 File Service Benefits 228 New File Service Features 228 Improved File System Infrastructure 230 Virtual Disk Service 231 Volume Shadow Copy Service 232 Distributed File System 233 Other File Serving Improvements 235 Enhanced End User Experience 235 Shadow Copy Restore 235 Improvements to Offline Files 235 WebDAV Redirector 236 Lower Total Cost of Ownership 236 Better Utilities Improve Availability 238 For More Information 239 12 Print Services 241 Print Services Benefits 241 Print Services Improvements 242 Print Services Manageability 244 For More Information 246 13 Clustering Services 247 Clustering Overview 248 Microsoft Cluster Technologies 248 Protection Against Downtime 249 Purposes and Requirements 249 Windows Clustering 250 General Improvements 250 Installation 252 Resources 255 Network Enhancements 256 Storage 257 Operations 259 Supporting and Troubleshooting 261 Network Load Balancing: New Features 262 Network Load Balancing Manager 263 Virtual Clusters 263 Multi-NIC Support 264 Bidirectional Affinity 264 Limiting Switch Flooding Using IGMP Support 265 Server Cluster Architecture 266 Shared-Nothing Cluster 266 Local Storage Devices and Media Connections 266 Virtual Servers 268 Resources 270 Resources and Dependencies 271 Failover Policies 273 Preferred Node List 279 Network Load Balancing Architecture 280 How Network Load Balancing Works 280 Managing Application State 281 Detailed Architecture 282 Distribution of Cluster Traffic 284 Load Balancing Algorithm 286 Convergence 289 Remote Control 290 For More Information 291 14 Multilingual Support 293 Global Business Challenges 294 Enabling a Multinational Enterprise 296 Multilingual User Interface 296 Options for Multinational Enterprises 296 Multinational Improvements 297 Multilingual User Interface 298 Supported Software and Platforms 299 What the MUI Can Do for You 300 Deploying a Multilingual Enterprise 301 Configuring Server Platforms 302 Configuring Desktops 303 Considerations for Multilingual Applications 304 For More Information 305 PART III GETTING STARTED 15 Deploying Windows Server 2003 309 Upgrades Compared with New Installations 309 Upgrade Considerations 310 New Installation Considerations 310 System Requirements 311 Hardware Compatibility 313 Running a Preinstallation Compatibility Check 313 Checking Drivers and System BIOS 313 Inventorying Non Plug and Play Devices 314 Mass Storage Drivers and the Setup Process 316 Using a Custom Hardware Abstraction Layer File 316 Understanding the ACPI BIOS for an x86-Based Computer 316 Using Dynamic Update for Updated Drivers 317 Important Files to Review 318 Decisions to Make for a New Installation 318 Choosing a Licensing Mode 319 Installing Multiple Operating Systems 321 Reasons to Install Only One Operating System 323 Requirements for Installing Multiple Operating Systems 324 File System Compatibility 326 Multibooting with Windows NT 4.0 327 Encrypting File System 327 Choosing a File System 328 Reformatting or Converting to NTFS 329 NTFS Compared with FAT and FAT32 330 Understanding NTFS 332 Planning Disk Partitions 332 Remote Installation Services 334 Options When Partitioning a Disk 335 Working with Dynamic Disks 335 Working with Volumes, Mirrors, and Stripes 336 Types of Multidisk Volumes on Dynamic Disks 337 Configuring Networking 337 IP Addresses 338 Name Resolution 339 Planning for Your Servers 340 For More Information 341 16 Upgrading from Windows NT 4.0 Server 343 Upgrade Paths 344 Verifying System Requirements 346 System Requirements 347 Disk Space Considerations 347 Hardware Compatibility 347 Service Pack 5 or Later 348 Compatibility Resources 348 Choosing to Upgrade or Refresh 348 Reasons to Upgrade 349 Reasons to Perform a Clean Installation 349 Understanding Server Roles 350 Member Servers 350 Domain Controllers 351 Stand-Alone Servers 351 Active Directory Considerations 352 New Features for Active Directory 353 Compatibility with Windows NT 4.0 355 Upgrading from a Windows NT Domain 356 Planning and Implementing a Namespace and DNS Infrastructure 357 Determining Forest Functionality 359 Upgrading the Windows NT 4.0 or Earlier Primary Domain Controller 359 Upgrading Any Remaining Backup Domain Controllers 360 Converting Groups 361 Converting Groups and Microsoft Exchange 362 Using Converted Groups with Servers Running Windows Server 2003 362 Installing Active Directory Client Software on Older Client Computers 363 Raising Domain Functional Levels 364 Raising Forest Functional Levels 365 Domain Controllers 366 Working with Remote Installation Services 367 Deployment Resources 368 Renaming Domain Controllers 368 Working with Domain Trust 369 Trust Protocols 369 Trusted Domain Objects 369 Nontransitive Trust and Windows NT 4.0 369 External Trust and Windows NT 4.0 370 How Some Windows NT Tasks Are Performed in Windows Server 2003 371 Support for Existing Applications 372 Best Practices for Active Directory 373 Application Compatibility 375 For More Information 376 17 Upgrading from Windows 2000 Server 377 Getting Ready to Upgrade 378 Active Directory Preparation Tool 378 Application Directory Partitions 379 Supported Upgrade Paths 380 Hardware Requirements 381 Test Tools and Logs 382 Running the Upgrade Process 383 Install Active Directory on a Member Server 383 Upgrade the First Domain 384 Upgrade the Remaining Domains 384 Completing Postupgrade Tasks 385 Raise Forest and Domain Functional Levels 385 Use DNS Application Directory Partitions 386 For More Information 386 18 Testing for Application Compatibility 387 Collecting an Application Inventory 388 Collecting Information 389 Reporting Information 390 Testing for Compatibility 391 Gathering Information About Applications 393 Using Compatibility Administrator 394 Creating Compatibility Fixes 395 Understanding the Application Compatibility Process 396 Creating Compatibility Fixes 398 Distributing Compatibility Fixes 399 Local Installation 399 Remote Installation 400 Compatibility Testing During Development 400 Using Application Verifier 401 Testing for Logo Compliance 403 Application Compatibility Checklist 404 For More Information 408 INDEX

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Introducing Microsoft Windows Server 2003 by Jerry Honeycutt
Jerry Honeycutt
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Microsoft Press,U.S.
2003-01-29
464
0735615705
9780735615700
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