Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows Server 2008 R2, or simply R2 for short, is the second release of Windows Server 2008. It isn’t a completely new release, but rather adds additional features and refinements to the existing release. In this book, we focus on the new features and refinements in R2. We assume you have at least a general knowledge of Windows Server, and that you have some familiarity with Windows Server 2008, although we don’t assume you’re actively running Windows Server 2008. Where an R2 feature is a refinement of a feature that was new in Windows Server 2008, we provide background on the Windows Server 2008 feature to provide context.

Who This Book Is For
This book is targeted primarily at Windows server administrators who are responsible for hands-on deployment and day-to-day management of Windows-based servers for large organizations. Windows server administrators manage file and print servers, network infrastructure servers, Web servers, and IT application servers.

They use graphical administration tools as their primary interface but also use Windows PowerShell commandlets and occasionally write Windows PowerShell scripts for routine tasks and bulk operations. They conduct most server management tasks remotely by using Terminal Server or administration tools installed on their local workstation.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. What’s New in Windows Server R2
Chapter 2. Installation and Configuration: Adding R2 to Your World
Chapter 3. Hyper-V: Scaling and Migrating Virtual Machines
Chapter 4. Remote Desktop Services and VDI: Centralizing Desktop and Application Management
Chapter 5. Active Directory: Improving and Automating Identity and Access
Chapter 6. The File Services Role
Chapter 7. IIS 7.5: Improving the Web Application Platform
Chapter 8. DirectAccess and Network Policy Server
Chapter 9. Other Features and Enhancements

Book Details

  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press (June 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0735693722
  • ISBN-13: 978-0735693722
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