Windows Server 2016 Unleashed (includes Content Update Program)

Author: Rand Morimoto,Jeffrey Shapiro,Guy Yardeni,Omar Droubi,Michael Noel,Andrew Abbate,Chris Amaris

Publisher: Sams Publishing

ISBN: 0134583795

Category: Computers

Page: 1584

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Book + Content Update Program This is the most comprehensive and realistic guide to Windows Server 2016 planning, design, prototyping, implementation, migration, administration, and support. Extensively updated, it contains unsurpassed independent and objective coverage of Windows Server 2016’s key innovations, from the cloud and containers to security and mobility. Windows Server 2016 Unleashed reflects the authors’ extraordinary experience implementing Windows Server 2016 in large-scale environments since its earliest alpha releases. Microsoft MVP Rand Morimoto and colleagues fully address all aspects of deploying and operating Windows Server 2016, including Active Directory, networking, application services, security, administration, business continuity, virtualization, optimization, and troubleshooting. You’ll find up-to-the-minute coverage of new features ranging from Storage Spaces Direct to Cluster-Aware Updating, and Dynamic Access Control to Nano Server. Valuable for Windows pros at all levels, this book will be indispensable especially for intermediate-to-advanced level professionals seeking expert, in-depth solutions. Every chapter contains tips, tricks, best practices, and lessons learned from actual deployments—practical help for solving real problems. Detailed information on how to: Take full advantage of key Windows Server 2016 innovations Plan, prototype, install, migrate to, and deploy Windows Server 2016 and Server Core Design a modern Windows Server Active Directory, from OUs and infrastructure to Federated Forests and Lightweight Directories Deliver reliable networking services: DNS, WINS, DNSSEC, DHCP, IPv, IPAM, and IIS Systematically harden server-level security Protect data in transit with PKI, certificates, rights management, and IPsec encryption Safely provide appropriate remote and mobile access for your users Efficiently administer, automate, maintain, and document Windows Server production environments Control Windows devices centrally with Group Policies and Policy Management Implement advanced fault tolerance, clustering, and other business continuity features Optimize, tune, and debug Windows Server, and plan for growth Leverage integrated application services, including SharePoint and Hyper-V

Windows Server 2012 Unleashed

Author: Rand Morimoto,Michael Noel,Guy Yardeni,Omar Droubi,Andrew Abbate,Chris Amaris

Publisher: Sams Publishing

ISBN: 9780672336225

Category: Computers

Page: 1656

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This is the most comprehensive and realistic guide to Windows Server 2012 planning, design, prototyping, implementation, migration, administration, and support. Extensively updated, it contains unsurpassed independent and objective coverage of Windows Server 2012’s key innovations, including improved virtualization components, enhanced security tools, new web and management resources, and Windows 8 integration. Windows Server 2012 Unleashed reflects the authors’ extraordinary experience implementing Windows Server 2012 in large-scale environments since its earliest alpha releases, reaching back more than two years prior to its official launch. Microsoft MVP Rand Morimoto and his colleagues fully address every aspect of deploying and operating Windows Server 2012, including Active Directory, networking and core application services, security, migration from Windows Server 2003/2008, administration, fault tolerance, optimization, troubleshooting, and much more. Valuable for Windows professionals at all skill levels, this book will be especially indispensable for intermediate-to-advanced level professionals seeking expert, in-depth solutions. Every chapter contains tips, tricks, best practices, and lessons learned from actual deployments: practical information for using Windows Server 2012 to solve real business problems. Plan and migrate from Windows Server 2003 and 2008 Leverage powerful capabilities that are truly new in Windows Server 2012 Install Windows Server 2012 and the GUI-less Windows Server Core Upgrade to Windows Server 2012 Active Directory Utilize advanced AD capabilities including federated forests and identity management Plan and deploy network services, from DNS and DHCP to IPv6, IPAM, and IIS Protect systems and data with server-level security, transport-level security, and security policies Deliver true end-to-end secured anytime/anywhere access to remote/mobile clients Efficiently configure and manage users, sites, OUs, domains, and for­ests through Server Manager console Create more fault-tolerant environ­ments with DFS, clustering, and Network Load Balancing Leverage major Hyper-V virtualization improvements in availability, redun­dancy, and guest support Manage Active Directory more efficiently with Active Directory Administrative Center, Best Practice Analyzer, and PowerShell scripts Systematically tune, optimize, debug, and troubleshoot Windows Server 2012

Microsoft System Center 2012 Unleashed

Author: Chris Amaris,Rand Morimoto

Publisher: Sams Publishing

ISBN: 067233612X

Category: Computers

Page: 1011

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Presents a guide to the newest version of Microsoft System Center, providing instructions and tips on asset management, security reporting, and data protection within managed environments for data centers and cloud environments.

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Unleashed

Author: Ray Rankins,Paul Bertucci,Chris Gallelli,Alex T. Silverstein

Publisher: Sams Publishing

ISBN: 0133408515

Category: Computers

Page: 1872

View: 2732

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Buy the print version of¿ Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Unleashed and get the eBook version for free! eBook version includes chapters 44-60 not included in the print. See inside the book for access code and details. ¿ With up-to-the-minute content, this is the industry’s most complete, useful guide to SQL Server 2012. ¿ You’ll find start-to-finish coverage of SQL Server’s core database server and management capabilities: all the real-world information, tips, guidelines, and samples you’ll need to create and manage complex database solutions. The additional online chapters add extensive coverage of SQL Server Integration Services, Reporting Services, Analysis Services, T-SQL programming, .NET Framework integration, and much more. ¿ Authored by four expert SQL Server administrators, designers, developers, architects, and consultants, this book reflects immense experience with SQL Server in production environments. Intended for intermediate-to-advanced-level SQL Server professionals, it focuses on the product’s most complex and powerful capabilities, and its newest tools and features. Understand SQL Server 2012’s newest features, licensing changes, and capabilities of each edition Manage SQL Server 2012 more effectively with SQL Server Management Studio, the SQLCMD command-line query tool, and Powershell Use Policy-Based Management to centrally configure and operate SQL Server Utilize the new Extended Events trace capabilities within SSMS Maximize performance by optimizing design, queries, analysis, and workload management Implement new best practices for SQL Server high availability Deploy AlwaysOn Availability Groups and Failover Cluster Instances to achieve enterprise-class availability and disaster recovery Leverage new business intelligence improvements, including Master Data Services, Data Quality Services and Parallel Data Warehouse Deliver better full-text search with SQL Server 2012’s new Semantic Search Improve reporting with new SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services features Download the following from informit.com/title/9780672336928: Sample databases and code examples ¿ ¿

Windows Server 2008 Inside Out

Author: William Stanek

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0735638063

Category: Computers

Page: 1520

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Learn how to conquer Windows Server 2008—from the inside out! Designed for system administrators, this definitive resource features hundreds of timesaving solutions, expert insights, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds for administering Windows Server 2008—all in concise, fast-answer format. You will learn how to perform upgrades and migrations, automate deployments, implement security features, manage software updates and patches, administer users and accounts, manage Active Directory directory services, and more. With INSIDE OUT, you’ll discover the best and fastest ways to perform core administrative tasks, with an award-winning format that makes it easy to find exactly the tips, troubleshooting solutions, and workarounds you need. Plus, the companion CD comes packed with a fully searchable eBook and more than 100 timesaving tools and scripts. With INSIDE OUT, you get all muscle and no fluff! For customers who purchase an ebook version of this title, instructions for downloading the CD files can be found in the ebook.

Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Installation and Configuration Guide

Author: Aidan Finn,Patrick Lownds,Michel Luescher,Damian Flynn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111865143X

Category: Computers

Page: 600

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Go-to guide for using Microsoft's updated Hyper-V as a virtualization solution Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V offers greater scalability, new components, and more options than ever before for large enterprise systems and small/medium businesses. Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Installation and Configuration Guide is the place to start learning about this new cloud operating system. You'll get up to speed on the architecture, basic deployment and upgrading, creating virtual workloads, designing and implementing advanced network architectures, creating multitenant clouds, backup, disaster recovery, and more. The international team of expert authors offers deep technical detail, as well as hands-on exercises and plenty of real-world scenarios, so you thoroughly understand all features and how best to use them. Explains how to deploy, use, manage, and maintain the Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V virtualization solutions in large enterprises and small- to medium-businesses Provides deep technical detail and plenty of exercises showing you how to work with Hyper-V in real-world settings Shows you how to quickly configure Hyper-V from the GUI and use PowerShell to script and automate common tasks Covers deploying Hyper-V hosts, managing virtual machines, network fabrics, cloud computing, and using file servers Also explores virtual SAN storage, creating guest clusters, backup and disaster recovery, using Hyper-V for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), and other topics Help make your Hyper-V virtualization solution a success with Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Installation and Configuration Guide.

System Center 2012 Operations Manager Unleashed

Author: Kerrie Meyler,Cameron Fuller,John Joyner

Publisher: Sams Publishing

ISBN: 0132953854

Category: Computers

Page: 1536

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This is the first comprehensive Operations Manager 2012 technical resource for every IT implementer and administrator. Building on their bestselling OpsMgr 2007 book, three Microsoft System Center Cloud and Data Center Management MVPs thoroughly illuminate major improvements in Microsoft’s newest version–including new enhancements just added in Service Pack 1. You’ll find all the information you need to efficiently manage cloud and datacenter applications and services in even the most complex environment. The authors provide up-to-date best practices for planning, installation, migration, configuration, administration, security, compliance, dashboards, forecasting, backup/recovery, management packs, monitoring including .NET monitoring, PowerShell automation, and much more. Drawing on decades of enterprise and service provider experience, they also offer indispensable insights for integrating with your existing Microsoft and third-party infrastructure. Detailed information on how to… Plan and execute a smooth OpsMgr 2012 deployment or migration Move toward application-centered management in complex environments Secure OpsMgr 2012, and assure compliance through Audit Collection Services Implement dashboards, identify trends, and improve forecasting Maintain and protect each of your OpsMgr 2012 databases Monitor virtually any application, environment, or device: client-based, .NET, distributed, networked, agentless, or agent-managed Use synthetic transactions to monitor application performance and responsiveness Install UNIX/Linux cross-platform agents Integrate OpsMgr into virtualized environments Manage and author management packs and reports Automate key tasks with PowerShell, agents, and alerts Create scalable management clouds for service provider/multi-tenant environments Use OpsMgr 2012 Service Pack 1 with Windows Server 2012 and SQL Server 2012

Mastering Windows Server 2012 R2

Author: Mark Minasi,Kevin Greene,Christian Booth,Robert Butler,John McCabe,Robert Panek,Michael Rice,Stefan Roth

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118331729

Category: Computers

Page: 1704

View: 3733

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Check out the new Hyper-V, find new and easier ways to remotely connect back into the office, or learn all about Storage Spaces—these are just a few of the features in Windows Server 2012 R2 that are explained in this updated edition from Windows authority Mark Minasi and a team of Windows Server experts led by Kevin Greene. This book gets you up to speed on all of the new features and functions of Windows Server, and includes real-world scenarios to put them in perspective. If you're a system administrator upgrading to, migrating to, or managing Windows Server 2012 R2, find what you need to do the job in this complete resource. Learn all about: Installing or upgrading to and managing Windows Server 2012 R2 Understanding Microsoft NIC teams 2012 and PowerShell Setting up via GUI or updated Server Core 2012 Migrating, merging, and modifying your Active Directory Managing address spaces with IPAM Understanding new shared storage, storage spaces, and better tools Controlling access to file shares—a new and improved approach Using and administering Remote Desktop, Virtual Desktop, and Hyper-V®

MCSA Windows Server 2012 Complete Study Guide

Exams 70-410, 70-411, 70-412, and 70-417

Author: William Panek

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118754867

Category: Computers

Page: 984

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Prepare for the MCSA Windows Server 2012 exams with this Sybex study guide Microsoft's new version of the MCSA certification for Windows Server 2012 requires passing three exams. This value-priced study guide includes more than 1,000 pages of quality exam-prep content, covering 100 percent of the objective domains of all three exams (as well as the Upgrade exam, 70-417). Also includes more than 500 practice questions. You also have access to three bonus exams, electronic flashcards, and videos showing how to perform the more difficult tasks. Both first-time MCSA candidates and those wishing to upgrade from Server 2008 certification will benefit from this complete test-prep guide. Provides a comprehensive study guide for all three MCSA Windows Server 2012 exams: 70-410, 70-411, and 70-412, as well as the Upgrade exam: 70-417 Covers installing and configuring Windows Server 2012; deploying and configuring DNS service; administering Active Directory; creating and managing Group Policy Objects; and configuring server roles and features, Hyper-V, and core networking services Explains basic networking concepts, DHCP, deploying and maintaining servers, configuring a network policy server infrastructure and high availability in Windows Server 2012, and much more Features real-world scenarios, hands-on exercises, practice exams, electronic flashcards, and over an hour of video demonstrations Covers all exam objectives MCSA Windows Server 2012 Complete Study Guide arms you with all the information you must master to achieve MCSA certification on Windows Server 2012.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Unleashed

Author: Rand Morimoto,Michael Noel,Guy Yardeni,Chris Amaris,Andrew Abbate

Publisher: Sams Publishing

ISBN: 0133057267

Category: Computers

Page: 936

View: 7929

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Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 doesn’t just add dozens of new features: It integrates multiple technologies into a common, unified communications system that can add value in many new ways. Now, five leading Exchange Server consultants help you deploy Exchange Server 2013 quickly and smoothly--and then efficiently manage, troubleshoot, and support it for years to come. More than a comprehensive, authoritative reference, Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Unleashed presents hundreds of helpful tips and tricks based on the authors’ unsurpassed early adopter experience with Exchange Server 2013 in real production environments. Carefully and thoroughly, the authors explain what’s new and different in Microsoft Exchange 2013 and guide you through architecting, planning, implementing, and transitioning to your new Exchange Server environment. They offer best practices for establishing solid Active Directory, DNS, fabric, virtualization, and PKI security environments to support Exchange; implementing high availability and site resilience; and much more. You’ll find expert discussions of security and compliance and uniquely practical and detailed coverage of day-to-day administration, management, maintenance, and optimization. The authors next turn to advanced platform integration, helping you leverage the full benefits of linking Exchange Server, SharePoint, and Unified Messaging. They conclude with a full section on Exchange Server’s dramatically improved support for endpoint clients, including Apple, Android, and Microsoft smartphones and tablets. Detailed information on how to... Use proven best practices to install Exchange Server 2013 from scratch or to upgrade from Exchange Server 2007/2010 Integrate Active Directory, DNS, fabric, and virtualization with Exchange Server 2013 Implement certificate-based Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Plan, deploy, migrate to, and support public folders Protect your users and organization with both policy-based and content-enforced security Design and implement message archiving, retention, and eDiscovery Administer, optimize, and document your Exchange Server 2013 environment Architect all aspects of an integrated, enterprise-level Exchange Server 2013 environment Integrate Exchange Server with SharePoint Site Mailboxes, Enterprise Search, and more Leverage the robust Outlook client for Windows, Mac, Web, tablet, and mobile phones

Windows Server 2012 Pocket Consultant

Author: William Stanek

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0735668639

Category: Computers

Page: 720

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Portable and precise, this pocket-sized guide delivers ready answers for the day-to-day administration of Windows Server 2012. Zero in on core operations and daily tasks using quick-reference tables, instructions, and lists. You’ll get the focused information to solve problems and get the job done—whether at your desk or in the field. Get fast facts on these essential topics: Managing servers running Windows Server 2012 Creating user and group accounts Monitoring services, processes, and events Administering Active Directory Managing files, folders, drives Automating administrative tasks and policies Administering data sharing, security, and auditing Managing TCP/IP networking Implementing data backup and recovery Administering network printers and print services

Microsoft Windows Home Server 2011 Unleashed

Author: Paul McFedries

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780132681971

Category: Computers

Page: 816

View: 8097

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Covers the newest version of WHS! This is the most comprehensive, practical, and useful guide to the brand-new version of Windows Home Server 2011. Paul McFedries doesn’t just cover all facets of running Windows Home Server: He shows how to use it to simplify everything from file sharing to media streaming, backup to security. With real-world examples, McFedries guides you through using new features ranging from the Dashboard and Launchpad to Remote Web Access and Alert Viewer. You’ll find network configurations and step-by-step solutions you can easily understand and use, even if you have no server experience. Then, when you’re ready, McFedries reveals how Home Server’s hidden business-class features can help you save more time and get even better performance. Packed with exclusive tips and tricks, this go-to guide will help you every step of the way...as you create a home network that does more and runs perfectly! Quickly set up networks, user accounts, devices, and storage Add any computer to your network: Windows 7, Vista, XP, Mac, or Linux Efficiently share folders, files, and digital media Set up passwords and users and protect your sensitive information Reliably automate backups, so you never lose an important file Centrally manage all your storage, so you never have to buy more than you need Stream and share your digital images, audio, and video--even on your Xbox 360 or other devices Use Home Server’s built-in web server to create powerful, flexible websites Use Windows SharePoint Foundation to help everyone coordinate their busy lives Automatically apply up-to-date security fixes to all your Windows computers Remotely access your content from any Internet-connected computer–safely and securely Use Home Server power tools, including Local Group Policy Editor, Computer Management snap-ins, and scripting Efficiently monitor, maintain, tune, and troubleshoot Windows Home Server

Sams Teach Yourself Windows Server 2008 in 24 Hours

Author: Joe Habraken

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780132715577

Category: Computers

Page: 648

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In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, you will be able to install and configure Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and its various services for any size network. Using a straightforward, step-by-step approach, each lesson builds on the previous ones, enabling you to learn the essentials of Windows Server® 2008 from the ground up. Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common tasks. Q&As at the end of each hour help you test your knowledge. By the Way notes present interesting information related to the discussion. Did You Know? tips offer advice or show you easier ways to do something. Watch Out! cautions alert you to possible problems and give you advice on how to avoid them. Joe Habraken is a computer technology professional and best-selling author with more than fifteen years of experience in the information technology field. He has written more than twenty computer and information technology publications including Home Wireless Networking in a Snap, Skinning Windows XP, and Sams Teach Yourself Networking in 24 Hours (with Matt Hayden). Joe, a Microsoft Certified Professional and Cisco Certified Network Associate, currently serves as an associate professor at the University of New England in Biddeford, ME, where he teaches a variety of new media and information technology-related courses. Learn how to… --Install the latest version of the Windows network operating system --Design and implement Active Directory Forests, Trees, and Domains --Configure Windows servers for a number of different roles including domain controller, remote access server, file server, print server, Web server, and much more --Add users to your domain’s Active Directory and organize users in groups and organizational units --Implement network services such as DNS, DHCP, Windows Deployment Services, and Routing and Remote Access --Secure your servers with the Windows Firewall and IPSec and make your domain more secure using the Active Directory Certificate Services Register your book at informit.com/sams/title/9780672330124 for convenient access to updates and corrections as they become available.

Microsoft® Windows ServerTM 2003 Inside Out

Author: William R. Stanek

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0735637288

Category: Computers

Page: 1488

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Dig in—and discover how to put the reliability, scalability, and security enhancements in Windows Server 2003 to work! This supremely organized reference packs all the details you need to plan and manage a Windows Server 2003 implementation and handle everyday administration. You’ll gain hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds, along with more than 100 tools and scripts on CD. Find the best and fastest ways to perform everyday system administration tasks, and challenge yourself to new levels of Windows Server mastery! Plan, prepare, and install Windows Server 2003 interactively or remotely Identify clear upgrade and migration paths, including incremental adoptions Design, manage, and maintain Active Directory sites, domains, and forests Manage storage, file systems, network resources, and print services Plan for and implement high availability with clustering and load balancing Set up and troubleshoot TCP/IP networking, DHCP, WINS, and DNS Configure security settings and manage critical updates and service packs Exploit command-line tools and scripts for simple to sophisticated tasks Perform backups and restoration and tune performance Get “insider secrets” and exclusive tips from the author! CD features: Complete eBook in PDF format Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools—100+ tools and scripts for managing Active Directory operations, group policy, TCP/IP networks, the registry, security features, and more Extensive catalog of resources—with links to Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 Resource Kit tools, File Replication Services (FRS) tools, Management Pack tools for Microsoft Operations Manager, Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 1.2, and more Microsoft Systems Architecture 2.0 documentation—enterprise-class architectural blueprints and implementation guidance Insider Extras—including documentation on FRS, Emergency Management Services, certificates, and clustering A Note Regarding the CD or DVD The print version of this book ships with a CD or DVD. For those customers purchasing one of the digital formats in which this book is available, we are pleased to offer the CD/DVD content as a free download via O'Reilly Media's Digital Distribution services. To download this content, please visit O'Reilly's web site, search for the title of this book to find its catalog page, and click on the link below the cover image (Examples, Companion Content, or Practice Files). Note that while we provide as much of the media content as we are able via free download, we are sometimes limited by licensing restrictions. Please direct any questions or concerns to [email protected]

Training Guide Administering Windows Server 2012 R2 (MCSA)

MCSA 70-411

Author: Orin Thomas

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 013397989X

Category: Computers

Page: 700

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Fully updated for Windows Server 2012 R2! Designed to help enterprise administrators develop real-world, job-role-specific skills - this Training Guide focuses on core infrastructure administration for Windows Server 2012 R2. Build hands-on expertise through a series of lessons, exercises, and suggested practices - and help maximize your performance on the job. This Microsoft Training Guide: Focuses on job-role-specific expertise for core infrastructure administration tasks Fully updated for Windows Server 2012 R2, including new practices Provides in-depth, hands-on training you take at your own pace Creates a foundation of skills which, along with on-the-job experience, can be measured by Microsoft Certification exams such as 70-411 Topics include: Deploying and updating Windows Server 2012 R2 Managing account policies and service accounts Configuring name resolution Administering Active Directory Managing Group Policy application and infrastructure Configuring Group Policy settings and preferences Administering network policies Administering remote access Managing file services Monitoring and auditing Windows Server 2012 R2

Introducing Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012

Author: Ross Mistry,Stacia Misner

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0735671419

Category: Computers

Page: 290

View: 2281

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Introducing Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 explores the exciting enhancements and new capabilities engineered into SQL Server, ranging from improvements in operation to those in reporting and management. This book is for anyone who has an interest in SQL Server 2012 and wants to understand its capabilities, including database administrators, application developers, and technical decision makers.

Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2

Author: Mitch Tulloch,Windows Server Team

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 0735682798

Category: Computers

Page: 242

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NOTE: This title is also available as a free eBook on the Microsoft Download Center. It is offered for sale in print format as a convenience. Get a head start evaluating Windows Server 2012 R2 - with technical insights from a Microsoft MVP and members of the Windows Server product team. Based on final Windows Server 2012 R2 release-to-manufacturing (RTM) software, this guide introduces new features and capabilities, with scenario-based advice on how the platform can meet the needs of your business. Get the high-level overview you need to begin preparing your deployment now. Coverage includes: Server virtualization and cloud solutions Availability and scalability Provisioning and storage management Security features, access, and data protection Infrastructure options Server management and automation

Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Unleashed

Author: Ray Rankins,Paul Bertucci,Chris Gallelli,Alex T. Silverstein

Publisher: Sams Publishing

ISBN: 0134084454

Category: Computers

Page: 1992

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The industry’s most complete, useful, and up-to-date guide to SQL Server 2014. You’ll find start-to-finish coverage of SQL Server’s core database server and management capabilities: all the real-world information, tips, guidelines, and examples you’ll need to install, monitor, maintain, and optimize the most complex database environments. The provided examples and sample code provide plenty of hands-on opportunities to learn more about SQL Server and create your own viable solutions. Four leading SQL Server experts present deep practical insights for administering SQL Server, analyzing and optimizing queries, implementing data warehouses, ensuring high availability, tuning performance, and much more. You will benefit from their behind-the-scenes look into SQL Server, showing what goes on behind the various wizards and GUI-based tools. You’ll learn how to use the underlying SQL commands to fully unlock the power and capabilities of SQL Server. Writing for all intermediate-to-advanced-level SQL Server professionals, the authors draw on immense production experience with SQL Server. Throughout, they focus on successfully applying SQL Server 2014’s most powerful capabilities and its newest tools and features. Detailed information on how to… Understand SQL Server 2014’s new features and each edition’s capabilities and licensing Install, upgrade to, and configure SQL Server 2014 for better performance and easier management Streamline and automate key administration tasks with Smart Admin Leverage powerful new backup/restore options: flexible backup to URL, Managed Backup to Windows Azure, and encrypted backups Strengthen security with new features for enforcing “least privilege” Improve performance with updateable columnstore indexes, Delayed Durability, and other enhancements Execute queries and business logic more efficiently with memoryoptimized tables, buffer pool extension, and natively-compiled stored procedures Control workloads and Disk I/O with the Resource Governor Deploy AlwaysOn Availability Groups and Failover Cluster Instances to achieve enterprise-class availability and disaster recovery Apply new Business Intelligence improvements in Master Data Services, data quality, and Parallel Data Warehouse

Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Unleashed

Author: Rand Morimoto,Jeff Guillet

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0768685656

Category: Computers

Page: 480

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Using the Hyper-V virtualization capabilities built into Windows Server 2008, organizations can slash costs for power, space, and maintenance, and dramatically improve IT flexibility at the same time. This is the first book to offer comprehensive, independent, real-world coverage of planning, designing, implementing, and supporting Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V virtualization environments. Authored by Rand Morimoto and Jeff Guillet—top consultants of Microsoft technologies with unsurpassed experience deploying Hyper-V in enterprise organizations—this book delivers start-to-finish guidance for every facet of your virtualization initiative. Leverage the experience from hundreds of real world implementations of Hyper-V and Virtual Machine Manager 2008 in your deployment of a virtualized server environment Implement best practices for planning, prototyping, and deploying Hyper-V—including strategies, processes, and templates Install and configure Windows 2008 Server with Windows Hyper-V Services Provide guest operating systems ranging from Windows 2003 Server to Linux Administer Hyper-V Host Servers as standalone hosts or in multiple host environments Optimize Hyper-V Host Server and guest sessions, by efficiently allocating memory, processors, disk space, and other resources Move from basic server virtualization to a systematically managed virtual enterprise environment Use Virtual Machine Manager 2008 to centrally monitor all your Hyper-V hosts and guest sessions Quickly provision new guest images wherever and whenever you need them Implement reliable failover processes to overcome failures in guest sessions, host systems, or sites Troubleshoot problems with both Hyper-V hosts and guest operating systems

System Center 2012 Service Manager Unleashed

Author: Kerrie Meyler,Kurt Van Hoecke,Samuel Erskine,Steve Buchanan

Publisher: Sams Publishing

ISBN: 0133744175

Category: Computers

Page: 960

View: 7743

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This comprehensive resource will help you automate and optimize all facets of service management with System Center 2012 Service Manager. Expert consultants offer deep “in the trenches” insights for improving problem resolution, change control, release management, asset lifecycle management, chargeback, and more. You’ll learn how to implement high-value best practices from ITIL and the Microsoft Operations Framework. The authors begin with an expert overview of Service Manager, its evolution, and its new capabilities. Next, they walk through overall planning, design, implementation, and upgrades. Then, to help you focus your efforts, they present stepwise coverage of all topics in each feature area, linking technical information about Service Manager with essential knowledge about the technologies it depends on. Whatever your role in deploying or running Service Manager, this guide will help you deliver more responsive support at lower cost and drive more value from all your IT investments. • Leverage MOF and ITIL processes built into System Center 2012 Service Manager • Plan and design your Service Manager deployment • Install Service Manager or upgrade from earlier versions • Efficiently administer work and configuration items • Use connectors to integrate with Active Directory, Exchange, and System Center components • Create service maps • Enable end user access through Service Manager’s self-service portal • Implement incident, problem, change, and release management • Utilize workflows to automate key support processes • Create service level agreements with calendars, metrics, and objectives • Provide quick access to a standardized catalog of services • Use notification to ensure that Service Manager items are promptly addressed • Secure Service Manager and its data warehouse/reporting platform • Perform maintenance, backup, and recovery • Manage Service Manager performance • Customize Service Manager