Sauté your way through more than 100 hands-on recipes designed to prepare any server administrator to work with Windows Server 2016
About This Book
- Get the first book on the market to unleash the power of Windows Server 2016, which improves the lives of thousands of enterprise users
- Be the first to leverage the advent of Containers and Nano Server on Windows Server 2016, which utilizes the resources efficiently and increases productivity.
- This practical, recipe-based approach helps you to delivering global-scale cloud services into your infrastructure using Windows Server 2016
Who This Book Is For
This book is for system administrators and IT professionals with experience in Windows Server 2012 R2 environments who are looking to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to manage and maintain the core infrastructure required for a Windows Server 2016 environment.
What You Will Learn
- Build the infrastructure required for a successful Windows network
- Navigate the new Server 2016 interface efficiently
- Implement solid networking and security practices into your Windows Server environment
- Design your own PKI and start issuing certificates today
- Explore the brand-new Nano Server functionality
- Enable nested virtualization on Hyper-V and Server
- Connect your remote laptops back to the corporate network using Microsoft's own remote access technologies, including DirectAccess
- Provide a centralized point for users to access applications and data by configuring Remote Desktop Services
- Compose optimal Group Policies
- Facilitate task automation with PowerShell 5.0 scripting
This hands-on Cookbook is stuffed full of practical recipes that will help you handle the essential administrative tasks in Windows Server 2016. You’ll start by familiarizing yourself with the look and feel of Windows Server 2016, and will then learn how to navigate through some daily tasks using the graphical interface. You will see how to compose optimal Group Policies and facilitate task automation with PowerShell 5.0 scripting. We will also take a look at the functions available to provide remote network access to your traveling users, and explore the much anticipated Nano Server and Hyper-V built-in integration support that is brand new in Windows Server 2016.
By the end of this book, you will know how to take your Windows Server 2016-powered server and turn it into any common infrastructure role that might be required in your company.
Style and approach
The book follows a recipe-based approach that starts with an introduction and the installation of Windows Server 2016, then dives into the powerful features, and then ends with the concept of security.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Learning the Interface
Chapter 2: Core Infrastructure Tasks
Chapter 3: Security and Networking
Chapter 4: Working with Certificates
Chapter 5: Internet Information Services
Chapter 6: Remote Access
Chapter 7: Remote Desktop Services
Chapter 8: Monitoring and Backup
Chapter 9: Group Policy
Chapter 10: File Services and Data Control
Chapter 11: Nano Server and Server Core
Chapter 12: Working with Hyper-V