Over the years, technology has become a requirement for doing business, and companies continue to upgrade to new versions and enjoy the benefits of such technological advancements. Books are typically geared to cover every aspect of each new version of a product. The people using these applications, however, have developed a base experience level, and they no longer need a book that discusses the basic details. In order to do their jobs efficiently and effectively the only thing they need is a book that tells them what's new, what's changed, what to do differently...and they don't want to pay an arm and a leg for it. The Microsoft.NET Server Delta fills that need! The book will release day and date with the product release. It focuses on delivering core information in a brief, easily understood style. The text in the book assumes a good level of experience with the prior product version, or at least a solid understanding of the prior version's fundamental concepts, and focuses solely on core, new content. It's the perfect solution!
Table of Contents
Introduction. 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. Index.
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 www.braincore.net. 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.