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Windows server cookbook

Author: Robbie Allen; Andrew Oram
Publisher: Sebastopol, Calif. : O'Reilly, 2005.
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This reference guide offers hundreds of useful tasks for managing Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003, Microsoft's latest server. These concise, on-the-job solutions to common problems aim to save  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robbie Allen; Andrew Oram
ISBN: 0596006330 9780596006334
OCLC Number: 61755854
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxiv, 670 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword Preface 1. Introduction Approach to the Book; Where to Find the Tools Running Tools with Alternate Credentials; A Brief Word on Windows Scripting Getting the Most Out of Your Scripts Where to Find More Information 2. System Configuration; 2.1 Activating Windows Server 2003 2.2 Configuring Automatic Updates 2.3 Disabling Windows Update 2.4 Installing or Uninstalling a Windows Component 2.5 Installing an Application or Service Pack via Group Policy 2.6 Viewing System Properties; 2.7 Setting the System Time, Date, and Time Zone 2.8 Setting the Name of a Server 2.9 Joining a Server to a Domain 2.10 Testing and Resetting the Secure Channel 2.11 Viewing and Setting Environment Variables 2.12 Configuring Page Files 2.13 Putting System Information on the Desktop 2.14 Configuring System Startup Options 2.15 Configuring System Failure Options 2.16 Viewing System Uptime 2.17 Disabling the Manage/Configure Your Server Screen; 2.18 Disabling Shutdown Tracker 2.19 Restarting or Shutting Down a Server 3. Disks, Drives, and Volumes 3.1 Viewing the Disk, Drive, and Volume Layout 3.2 Converting a Basic Disk to Dynamic; 3.3 Enabling Disk Performance Statistics 3.4 Formatting a Volume; 3.5 Setting the Drive Letter of a Volume 3.6 Setting the Label of a Volume 3.7 Cleaning Up a Volume 3.8 Defragmenting a Volume; 3.9 Compressing a Volume 3.10 Checking a Volume for Errors; 3.11 Making a Disk or Volume Read-Only 3.12 Mapping a Network Drive 3.13 Creating a Virtual Drive to Another Drive or Folder; 3.14 Finding Large Files and Folders on a Volume 3.15 Enabling Disk Quotas 3.16 Configuring a Disk Quota for a User 3.17 Viewing Disk Quota Usage 4. Files, Folders, and Shares 4.1 Creating and Deleting a File 4.2 Creating and Deleting a Folder; 4.3 Undeleting a File 4.4 Securely Deleting a File 4.5 Viewing the Properties of a File or Folder 4.6 Creating a Shortcut; 4.7 Creating a Link or Junction Point 4.8 Creating a Program Alias; 4.9 Searching for Files or Folders 4.10 Copying, Moving, or Renaming a File or Folder 4.11 Comparing Files or Folders; 4.12 Hiding a File or Folder 4.13 Making a File or Folder Read-Only; 4.14 Compressing a File or Folder 4.15 Encrypting a File or Folder; 4.16 Replacing a File That Is in Use 4.17 Taking Ownership of a File or Folder 4.18 Finding Who Last Opened or Modified a File; 4.19 Finding Open Files 4.20 Finding the Process That Has a File Open 4.21 Viewing File Activity 4.22 Performing an Action on Several Files at Once 4.23 Creating and Deleting Shares 4.24 Viewing Shares 4.25 Restricting Access to a Share 4.26 Enabling Web Sharing 4.27 Publishing a Share in Active Directory 5. Running and Scheduling Tasks 5.1 Running a Task with Alternate Credentials 5.2 Running a Task on a Remote Server 5.3 Running a Task When a User Logs On 5.4 Running a Task via a Login Script; 5.5 Running a Task via Group Policy 5.6 Listing Automatic Tasks; 5.7 Scheduling a Task 5.8 Deleting a Scheduled Task 5.9 Listing the Scheduled Tasks 6. Processes 6.1 Setting the Priority of a Process 6.2 Suspending a Process 6.3 Killing a Process; 6.4 Viewing the Running Processes 6.5 Searching Processes; 6.6 Finding the Services Run from a Process 6.7 Viewing the Properties of a Process 6.8 Viewing the Performance Statistics of a Process 6.9 Viewing the DLLs Being Used by a Process 6.10 Viewing the APIs Called by a Process 6.11 Viewing the Handles a Process Has Open 6.12 Viewing the Network Ports a Process Has Open; 6.13 Script: Process Doctor 6.14 Script: Process Terminator; 7. Services 7.1 Starting and Stopping a Service 7.2 Running Any Program or Script as a Service 7.3 Removing a Service; 7.4 Setting the Service Startup Type 7.5 Setting the Service Account and Password 7.6 Performing an Action Automatically When a Service Fails 7.7 Viewing the List of Services 7.8 Searching Services 7.9 Finding the Process a Service Is Running From; 7.10 Viewing the Antecedent and Dependent Services for a Service; 7.11 Viewing the Service Load Order 7.12 Viewing the Startup History of a Service 7.13 Granting the Permission to Manage One or More Services 7.14 Script: Robust Service Restart 7.15 Script: Service Monitor 8. Event Logs 8.1 Creating an Event 8.2 Viewing Events 8.3 Creating a New Event Log 8.4 Viewing the Size of an Event Log 8.5 Setting the Maximum Size of an Event Log; 8.6 Setting the Event Log Retention Policy 8.7 Clearing the Events in an Event Log 8.8 Restricting Access to an Event Log 8.9 Searching an Event Log on a Server 8.10 Searching the Event Logs on Multiple Servers 8.11 Archiving an Event Log 8.12 Finding More Information About an Event 8.13 Triggering an Action When an Event Occurs 8.14 Script: Event Watcher 9. Registry 9.1 Creating and Deleting a Key 9.2 Setting a Value 9.3 Setting Keys or Values Using Group Policy 9.4 Exporting Registry Files 9.5 Importing Registry Files 9.6 Searching the Registry 9.7 Comparing the Registry 9.8 Restricting Access to the Registry; 9.9 Backing Up and Restoring the Registry 9.10 Creating a Registry Link 9.11 Setting the Maximum Registry Size 9.12 Monitoring Registry Activity 9.13 Viewing Processes That Have a Registry Key Open 10. Network Configuration 10.1 Viewing the Network Configuration 10.2 Disabling a Connection 10.3 Configuring an IP Address 10.4 Renewing or Releasing a DHCP IP Address 10.5 Configuring DNS Settings 10.6 Registering DNS Records or Flushing the DNS Cache 10.7 Finding a Computer's Active Directory Site; 10.8 Managing Routes 10.9 Viewing the Open Ports and Connections; 10.10 Troubleshooting Network Connectivity Problems 10.11 Viewing Network Traffic 10.12 Configuring TCP/IP Filtering 10.13 Measuring Link Speed and Latency Between Two Hosts 10.14 Installing the IPv6 Stack 11. Security Best Practices 11.1 Analyzing Your Security Configuration 11.2 Enabling Auditing 11.3 Renaming the Administrator and Guest Accounts 11.4 Disabling or Removing Unused Accounts, Services, and Software; 11.5 Enabling Screensaver Locking; 11.6 Disabling Storage of the LM Password Hash; 11.7 Requiring Strong Passwords; 11.8 Getting Notified of New Security Vulnerabilities; 11.9 Script: Mass Admin Password Changer 12. Internet Information Services 6.0 12.1 Installing IIS 12.2 Stopping and Starting IIS; 12.3 Creating Web Sites 12.4 Hosting Multiple Web Sites; 12.5 Creating Virtual Directories 12.6 Configuring Web Permissions; 12.7 Configuring IP Address and Domain Name Restrictions 12.8 Configuring Web Site Authentication 12.9 Obtaining and Installing SSL Certificates 12.10 Enabling SSL on a Web Site 12.11 Backing Up SSL Certificates 12.12 Configuring Web Site QoS Settings; 12.13 Configuring Web Site Logging 12.14 Configuring Web Site Redirection 12.15 Enabling Direct Metabase Editing 12.16 Backing Up and Restoring the Metabase 12.17 Exporting and Importing the Metabase 12.18 Enabling Dynamic Content 12.19 Creating Application Pools 12.20 Configuring Application Pool Identities; 12.21 Creating Applications 12.22 Isolating Applications into Pools 12.23 Configuring Application Pool Recycling 12.24 Creating FTP Sites 12.25 Configuring FTP Authentication 12.26 Configuring FTP User Isolation 13. Domain Name System (DNS); 13.1 Installing the DNS Server 13.2 Starting and Stopping the DNS Server 13.3 Modifying DNS Server Configuration 13.4 Creating a Zone 13.5 Viewing a DNS Server's Zones 13.6 Converting a Zone to an Active Directory-Integrated Zone 13.7 Moving Active Directory-Integrated Zones into an Application Partition; 13.8 Creating a Stub Zone 13.9 Configuring Conditional Forwarding; 13.10 Configuring Zone Transfer 13.11 Creating and Deleting Resource Records 13.12 Querying Resource Records 13.13 Scavenging Old Resource Records 13.14 Clearing the DNS Cache; 13.15 Enabling DNS Server Debug Logging 13.16 Viewing DNS Server Utilization Statistics 13.17 Preventing Cache Pollution on DNS Servers 13.18 Preventing Windows Clients from Attempting Dynamic Updates 13.19 Script: DNS Server Configuration Checker 14. DHCP Server 14.1 Installing DHCP Server 14.2 Authorizing a DHCP Server 14.3 Configuring Server Options 14.4 Enabling Address Conflict Detection 14.5 Creating a Scope 14.6 Creating a Superscope 14.7 Activating or Deactivating a Scope 14.8 Configuring Scope Options 14.9 Enabling Dynamic DNS Updates from the DHCP Server 14.10 Managing the Leases for a Scope 14.11 Creating a Reservation 14.12 Enabling DHCP Audit Logging 14.13 Modifying the DHCP Database and Audit Log Paths 14.14 Backing Up the DHCP Database 14.15 Restoring the DHCP Database 14.16 Importing and Exporting DHCP Server Configuration 14.17 Viewing DHCP Utilization Statistics 14.18 Finding the DHCP Servers on a Subnet 14.19 Running DHCP Server on a Domain Controller 15. Active Directory 15.1 Creating a New Active Directory Forest 15.2 Promoting a Domain Controller from Media 15.3 Uninstalling Active Directory 15.4 Upgrading from Windows 2000 to Windows Server 2003; 15.5 Raising the Functional Level 15.6 Backing Up Active Directory; 15.7 Restoring Active Directory 15.8 Searching for Objects in a Domain 15.9 Creating an Object 15.10 Modifying an Object; 15.11 Moving an Object 15.12 Moving an Object to a Different Domain; 15.13 Renaming an Object 15.14 Deleting an Object 15.15 Exporting and Importing Objects Using LDIF or CSV 15.16 Finding the Closest Domain Controller 15.17 Enabling and Disabling the Global Catalog; 15.18 Finding the FSMO Role Holders 15.19 Transferring or Seizing a FSMO Role 15.20 Creating and Removing a Trust 15.21 Viewing the Trusts for a Domain 15.22 Verifying and Resetting Trusts; 15.23 Enabling Diagnostics Logging 15.24 Script: Displaying the Structure of a Forest 16. Domain User, Group, and Computer Accounts; 16.1 Creating a User Account 16.2 Creating a Large Number of Users; 16.3 Modifying an Attribute for Several Users at Once 16.4 Unlocking a User 16.5 Troubleshooting Account Lockout Problems; 16.6 Viewing and Modifying the Account Lockout and Password Policies; 16.7 Enabling and Disabling a User Account 16.8 Setting a User's Password 16.9 Setting a User's Account Options 16.10 Setting a User's Profile Attributes 16.11 Finding a User's Last Logon Time; 16.12 Creating a Group Account 16.13 Viewing the Members of a Group; 16.14 Viewing a User's Group Membership 16.15 Adding and Removing Members of a Group 16.16 Changing the Scope or Type of a Group; 16.17 Creating a Computer Account 16.18 Joining a Computer to a Domain 16.19 Renaming a Computer 16.20 Resetting a Computer Account 17. Exchange Server 2003 17.1 Preparing Active Directory for Exchange 17.2 Installing the First Exchange Server 17.3 Installing Additional Exchange Servers 17.4 Installing an Exchange Service Pack 17.5 Creating Unattended Installation Files for Exchange and Exchange Service Pack 17.6 Installing Exchange Management Tools 17.7 Delegating Exchange for the First Time; 17.8 Stopping and Starting Exchange Server 17.9 Mail-Enabling a User 17.10 Mail-Disabling a User 17.11 Mailbox-Enabling a User; 17.12 Deleting a User's Mailbox 17.13 Purging a Deleted Mailbox; 17.14 Reconnecting a Deleted Mailbox 17.15 Enumerating Disconnected Mailboxes 17.16 Moving a Mailbox 17.17 Viewing Mailbox Sizes and Message Counts 17.18 Mail-Enabling a Contact; 17.19 Mail-Disabling a Contact 17.20 Creating a Mail-Enabled Distribution List 17.21 Creating a Query-Based Distribution List; 17.22 Creating an Address List 17.23 Creating a Recipient Policy; 17.24 Creating a Storage Group 17.25 Creating a Mailbox Store; 17.26 Listing Domain Controllers and Global Catalog Servers Used by an Exchange Server 17.27 Mounting and Dismounting Mailbox Stores; A. Introduction to WSH B. Introduction to WMI C. Introduction to ADSI D. List of Default Environment Variables E. List of Default Processes F. List of Default Services Index
Responsibility: Robbie Allen ; [editor: Andy Oram].


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