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Review: Windows Server 2012 R2 Administrator Cookbook @PacktPub #WS2012R2 #WindowsServer

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Hello folks,

Do you want to implement the commonly used roles and features provided by Windows Server 2012 R2 effectively, do you want to make your Microsoft network infrastructure more streamlined and efficient than ever?

The answer is:

Windows Server 2012 R2 Administrator Cookbook

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I am happy to announce that I was selected to review the book!

This book has over 80 hands-on recipes to effectively administer and manage your Windows Server 2012 R2 infrastructure in enterprise environments.

Here is the detailed table of contents and what to expect to learn from this book:

What this book covers:

Chapter 1, Learning the Interface, starts us on our journey working with Windows Server 2012 R2 as we figure out how to navigate the look and feel of this new operating system, and gain
some tips and tricks to make our daily chores more efficient.

Chapter 2, Core Infrastructure Tasks, will take us through configuring and working with the core Microsoft technology stack. The recipes contained in this chapter are what I consider
essential knowledge for any administrator who intends to work in a Windows network.

Chapter 3, Security and Networking, teaches us some methods for locking down access on our servers. We will also cover commands that can be very useful tools as you start
monitoring network traffic.

Chapter 4, Working with Certificates, will start to get us comfortable with the creation and distribution of certificates within our network. PKI is an area that is becoming more and more
prevalent, but the majority of server administrators have not yet had an opportunity to work hands-on with them.

Chapter 5, Internet Information Services, brings us into the configuration of a Windows Server 2012 R2 box as a web server in our network. Strangely, in the field I find a lot of Microsoft
networks with Apache web servers floating around. Let’s explore Internet Information Services (IIS) as a better alternative.

Chapter 6, Remote Access, digs into using your Server 2012 R2 as the connectivity platform that brings your remote computers into the corporate network. We will discuss DirectAccess
and VPN in this chapter.

Chapter 7, Remote Desktop Services, encourages you to look into using Server 2012 R2 as a virtual session host or VDI solution. RDS can be an incredibly powerful tool for anyone
interested in centralized computing.

Chapter 8, Monitoring and Backup, covers some of the capabilities included with Server 2012 R2 to help keep tabs on the servers running in your infrastructure. From monitoring
system performance and IP address management to backing up and restoring data using the tools baked into Windows, these recipes will walk you through some helpful tasks related to
monitoring and backup.

Chapter 9, Group Policy, takes us into the incredibly powerful and far reaching management powers contained within Active Directory that are provided out of the box with Windows Server
2012 R2.

Chapter 10, File Services and Data Control, provides us with information and step-by-step recipes on some of the lesser known ways that data can be managed on a Windows server.
We will cover technologies such as DFSR, iSCSI, and Server 2012 R2 Work Folders.

By the end of this book, you will know how to take your Windows Server 2012 R2-powered server and turn it into any common infrastructure role that might be required in your organization.

The book is available for immediate download from Packt Publishing website after registration here.

Get your copy today and enjoy!


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About the Author
Charbel Nemnom
Charbel Nemnom is a Senior Cloud Architect, Swiss Certified ICT Security Expert, Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), and Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT). He has over 20 years of broad IT experience serving on and guiding technical teams to optimize the performance of mission-critical enterprise systems with extensive practical knowledge of complex systems build, network design, business continuity, and cloud security.

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