Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Delta Guide

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Delta Guide

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Why should new versions of mission-critical technologies mean starting from scratch? If you already know how to use Microsoft Windows Server 2000, leverage those skills to quickly become an expert on Microsoft Windows Server 2003. Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Delta Guide skips the basics and moves straight to what?s new and what?s changed. The result? You save time and money while preparing yourself for the next generation of Microsoft?s server operating system!

Use Your existing Windows Server skills to master Microsoft?s newest operating system!

Skip the basic concepts and move straight to what?s new and changed.
Focus on learning advanced new technologies, techniques, and concepts.
Use topic-focused chapters to quickly upgrade the skills you use the most.
Access bonus online material covering core concepts you might have missed in the prior version.
Learn about changes to Active Directory replication, architecture, and maintenance.
See important security changes that can affect server upgrades.
Master new techniques for installing, administering, and securing servers.
Build headless servers using Emergency Management Services.
Take advantage of powerful new Group Policy capabilities.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 185.9 x 232.2 x 18.5mm | 521.64g
  • Sams Publishing
  • Indianapolis, United States
  • 0789728494
  • 9780789728494

Table of contents


Who Should Read This Book. How to Use This Book.

1. Introduction to the Windows Server 2003 Family.

Microsofts Newest Operating System. Windows Server 2003 Family. Selecting an Edition. Product Activation and Volume Licensing.

2. Installation and Deployment.

Whats New. Installation Changes. Server RIS. Upgrading from Prior Versions.

3. Interface Changes.

Whats New. User Interface Themes. Compressed Folders. CD Burning. Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance. Other Interface Changes.

4. Security.

Whats New. Microsofts New Security Philosophy. Security Tools. Encrypting Data. Common Security Holes. Developing a Security Strategy.

5. Active Directory.

Whats New. Active Directory Functional Levels. Tools and Utilities. Administration. Architecture. Security. Operations.

6. Group Policy Changes.

Whats New. General Group Policy Changes. Group Policy Management User Interface. New Group Policies.

7. Internet Information Services.

Whats New. IIS: Not Installed by Default. Architecture and Memory Management. Administrative Changes. Security Enhancements. Migrating from IIS 5 to 6. Metabase and Management Enhancements. The POP3 and SMTP Services.

8. Network Services.

Whats New. WINS, DHCP, and DNS. Fax Sharing. File Sharing. Distributed File System. Network Attached Storage and Storage Area Network Management. Encrypting File System. WebDAV and Remote Sharing.

9. Web Development.

Whats New. The .NET Framework. Web Services Support. Other Development Platform Enhancements.

10. Networking, Remote Access, and Communications.

Whats New. IPv6 Overview. IPSec Improvements. Universal Plug and Play Support. New Networking Services. RRAS Enhancements. Other Networking and Communications Improvements.

11. Terminal Services.

Whats New. Terminal Services Overview. Remote Desktop for Administration. Remote Desktop Protocol 5.1. Security Enhancements. Terminal Server Session Directory.

12. Clustering.

Whats New. Clustering Terminology. Cluster Service. Network Load Balancing. Clusterable Services.

13. Management.

Whats New. General Management Changes. Headless Servers. New Command-Line Tools.

14. Maintenance.

Whats New. Hotfix and Service Packs Management. Administrative Scripting. Backup and Restore. Automated System Recovery.

15. 64-bit Windows.

Whats New. 64-bit Overview. 64-bit Architecture. 32-bit Windows Compatibility. Significant Differences.

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About Mark Rouse

Don Jones is a founding partner of BrainCore.Net, one of the world's leading companies dedicated to technical certification and assessment technologies and development. Don is the author of nearly a dozen computer books. He has more than two decades of experience with computers, ranging from his first Commodore PET computer to more than eight years as a network engineer, architect, and consultant. Don is a regular contributor to industry technical publications; is a contributing editor for MCP Magazine; and can be found speaking at some of the world's leading technical conferences, including MCP TechMentor. Don can be reached through the BrainCore.Net Web site at

Mark Rouse (MCSE, MCDBA, MCSA, MCT, Compaq ASE) is a trainer and senior consultant for a Microsoft Certified Solution Provider and Certified Technical Education Center. As a former systems administrator, Mark has more than 10 years experience with designing and implementing network solutions. Mark has contributed to a number of technical publications and has been involved with the development of MCP exams as a Subject Matter Expert for Microsoft.
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