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Windows Server 2008 R2 Unleashed

by: Rand Morimoto, Michael Noel, Omar Droubi, Ross Mistry, Chris Amaris

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Comprehensive, practical reference to the new version of Microsoft's flagship server operating system


  * Provides insight into the new virtualization tools, Web resources, management enhancements, and Windows 7 integration


  * Authors have been on the early adopter TAP program for Windows 2008 R2 for the past 2 years, more than 18 months before the public ever 'saw' R2


  * Loaded with practical, independent advice that will save IT Pros time, effort, and money



Table of Contents

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Introduction


    1

Part I Windows Server 2008 R2 Overview

Chapter 1 Windows Server 2008 R2 Technology Primer


    5

Windows Server 2008 R2 Defined


    5

When Is the Right Time to Migrate?


      10

Versions of Windows Server 2008 R2


    12

What's New and What's the Same About Windows Server 2008 R2?


      16

Changes in Active Directory


    20

Windows Server 2008 R2 Benefits for Administration


    22

Improvements in Security in Windows Server 2008 R2


    26

Improvements in Mobile Computing in Windows Server 2008 R2


    28

Improvements in Windows Server 2008 R2 for Better Branch Office Support


    30

Improvements for Thin Client Remote Desktop Services


    33

Improvements in Clustering and Storage Area Network Support


    37

Addition of Migration Tools


    38

Improvements in Server Roles in Windows Server 2008 R2


    40

Identifying Which Windows Server 2008 R2 Service to Install or Migrate to First


    43

Summary


    46

Best Practices


    47

Chapter 2 Planning, Prototyping, Migrating, and Deploying Windows Server 2008 R2 Best Practices


    49

Determining the Scope of Your Project


    50

Identifying the Business Goals and Objectives to Implement Windows Server 2008 R2


    50

Identifying the Technical Goals and Objectives to Implement Windows Server 2008 R2


    53

The Discovery Phase: Understanding the Existing Environment


    59

The Design Phase: Documenting the Vision and the Plan


    3

The Migration Planning Phase: Documenting the Process for Migration


    67

The Prototype Phase: Creating and Testing the Plan


    73

The Pilot Phase: Validating the Plan to a Limited Number of Users


    75

The Migration/Implementation Phase: Conducting the Migration or Installation


    78

Summary


    79

Best Practices


    80

Chapter 3 Installing Windows Server 2008 R2 and Server Core


    83

Preplanning and Preparing a Server Installation


    .83

Installing a Clean Version of Windows Server 2008 R2 Operating System


    89

Upgrading to Windows Server 2008 R2


    98

Understanding Server Core Installation


    103

Managing and Configuring a Server Core Installation


    105

Performing an Unattended Windows Server 2008 R2 Installation


    111

Summary


    111

Best Practices


    112

Part II Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory

Chapter 4 Active Directory Domain Services Primer


    113

Examining the Evolution of Directory Services


    .114

Understanding the Development of AD DS


    115

Examining AD DS's Structure


    116

Outlining AD DS's Components


    119

Understanding Domain Trusts


    124

Defining Organizational Units


    126

Outlining the Role of Groups in an AD DS Environment


    127

Explaining AD DS Replication


    129

Outlining the Role of DNS in AD DS


    131

Outlining AD DS Security


    133

Outlining AD DS Changes in Windows Server 2008 R2


    134

Summary


    146

Best Practices


    146

Chapter 5 Designing a Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory


    149

Understanding AD DS Domain Design


    149

Choosing a Domain Namespace


    151

Examining Domain Design Features


    153

Choosing a Domain Structure


    154

Understanding the Single Domain Model


    155

Understanding the Multiple Domain Model


    157

Understanding the Multiple Trees in a Single Forest Model


    160

Understanding the Federated Forests Design Model


    162

Understanding the Empty-Root Domain Model


    165

Understanding the Placeholder Domain Model


    167

Understanding the Special-Purpose Domain Design Model


    169

Renaming an AD DS Domain


    170

Summary


    173

Best Practices


    173

Chapter 6 Designing Organizational Unit and Group Structure


    175

Defining Organizational Units in AD DS


    176

Defining AD Groups


    178

Examining OU and Group Design


    182

Starting an OU Design


    182

Using OUs to Delegate Administration


    184

Group Policies and OU Design


    186

Understanding Group Design


    186

Exploring Sample Design Models


    188

Summary


    193

Best Practices


    193

Chapter 7 Active Directory Infrastructure


    195

Understanding AD DS Replication in Depth


    195

Understanding Active Directory Sites


    200

Planning Replication Topology


    207

Outlining Windows Server 2008 R2 IPv6 Support


    213

Detailing Real-World Replication Designs


    216

Deploying Read-Only Domain Controllers (RODCs)


      220

Summary


    224

Best Practices


    225

Chapter 8 Creating Federated Forests and Lightweight Directories


    227

Keeping a Distributed Environment in Sync


    227

Active Directory Federation Services


    232

Synchronizing Directory Information with Forefront Identity Manager (FIM)


      236

Harnessing the Power and Potential of FIM


    240

Summary


    243

Best Practices


    243

Chapter 9 Integrating Active Directory in a UNIX Environment


    245

Understanding and Using Windows Server 2008 R2 UNIX Integration Components


    245

Reviewing the Subsystem for UNIX-Based Applications (SUA)


      252

Understanding the Identity Management for UNIX Components


    253

Administrative Improvements with Windows Server 2008 R2


    256

Summary


    258

Best Practices


    258

Part III Networking Services

Chapter 10 Domain Name System and IPv6


    259

Understanding the Need for DNS


    260

Getting Started with DNS on Windows Server 2008 R2


    263

Resource Records


    266

Understanding DNS Zones


    270

Performing Zone Transfers


    274

Understanding DNS Queries


    276

Other DNS Components


    278

Understanding the Evolution of Microsoft DNS


    285

DNS in Windows Server 2008 R2


    286

DNS in an Active Directory Domain Services Environment


    288

Troubleshooting DNS


    292

IPv6 Introduction


    297

How to Configure IPv6 on Windows Server 2008 R2


    311

Secure DNS with DNSSEC


    316

Summary


    323

Best Practices


    323

Chapter 11 DHCP/WINS/Domain Controllers


    325

Understanding the Key Components of an Enterprise Network


    326

Exploring the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)


      328

Exploring DHCP Changes in Windows Server 2008 R2


    336

Enhancing DHCP Reliability


    .345

Implementing Redundant DHCP Services


    350

Exploring Advanced DHCP Concepts


    358

Securing DHCP


    359

Reviewing the Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS)


      361

Installing and Configuring WINS


    364

Planning, Migrating, and Maintaining WINS


    368

Exploring Global Catalog Domain Controller Placement


    370

Summary


    374

Best Practices


    374

Chapter 12 Internet Information Services


    377

Understanding Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.5


    377

Planning and Designing Internet Information Services 7.5


    382

Installing and Upgrading IIS 7.5


    383

Installing and Configuring Websites


    389

Installing and Configuring FTP Services


    397

Securing Internet Information Services 7.5


    407

Summary


    416

Best Practices


    417

Part IV Security

Chapter 13 Server-Level Security


    419

Defining Windows Server 2008 R2 Security


    419

Deploying Physical Security


    420

Using the Integrated Windows Firewall with Advanced Security


    424

Hardening Server Security


    427

Examining File-Level Security


    429

Additional Security Mechanisms


    433

Using Windows Server Update Services


    434

Summary


    440

Best Practices


    440

Chapter 14 Transport-Level Security


    441

Introduction to Transport-Level Security in Windows Server 2008 R2


    442

Deploying a Public Key Infrastructure with Windows Server 2008 R2


    443

Understanding Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) in Windows Server 2008 R2


    444

Active Directory Rights Management Services


    451

Using IPSec Encryption with Windows Server 2008 R2


    454

Summary


    456

Best Practices


    456

Chapter 15 Security Policies, Network Policy Server, and Network Access Protection


    459

Understanding Network Access Protection (NAP) in Windows Server 2008 R2


    459

Deploying a Windows Server 2008 R2 Network Policy Server


    462

Enforcing Policy Settings with a Network Policy Server


    465

Deploying and Enforcing a Virtual Private Network (VPN) Using an RRAS Server


    473

Summary


    480

Best Practices


    481

Part V Migrating to Windows Server 2008 R2

Chapter 16 Migrating from Windows Server 2003/2008 to Windows Server 2008 R2


    483

Beginning the Migration Process


    484

Big Bang Migration


    487

Phased Migration


    491

Multiple Domain Consolidation Migration


    505

Summary


    522

Best Practices


    523

Chapter 17 Compatibility Testing


    525

The Importance of Compatibility Testing


    526

Preparing for Compatibility Testing


    527

Researching Products and Applications


    534

Verifying Compatibility with Vendors


    537

Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit


    542

Lab-Testing Existing Applications


    543

Documenting the Results of the Compatibility Testing


    546

Determining Whether a Prototype Phase Is Required


    546

Summary


    547

Best Practices


    548

Part VI Windows Server 2008 R2 Administration and Management

Chapter 18 Windows Server 2008 R2 Administration


    549

Defining the Administrative Model


    550

Examining Active Directory Site Administration


    551

Configuring Sites


    554

Examining Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory Groups


    562

Creating Groups


    564

Managing Users with Local Security and Group Policies


    568

Managing Printers with the Print Management Console


    576

Summary


    582

Best Practices


    583

Chapter 19 Windows Server 2008 R2 Group Policies and Policy Management


    585

Group Policy Overview


    585

Group Policy Processing--How Does It Work?


      586

Local Group Policies


    588

Security Templates


    590

Elements of Group Policy


    591

Group Policy Administrative Templates Explained


    603

Policy Management Tools


    607

Designing a Group Policy Infrastructure


    616

GPO Administrative Tasks


    619

Summary


    637

Best Practices


    637

Chapter 20 Windows Server 2008 R2 Management and Maintenance Practices


    639

Going Green with Windows Server 2008 R2


    640

Initial Configuration Tasks


    641

Managing Windows Server 2008 R2 Roles and Features


    643

Server Manager


    647

Server Manager Diagnostics Page


    652

Server Manager Configuration Page


    657

Server Manager Storage Page


    661

Auditing the Environment


    665

Managing Windows Server 2008 R2 Remotely


    674

Using Common Practices for Securing and Managing Windows Server 2008 R2


    679

Keeping Up with Service Packs and Updates


    681

Maintaining Windows Server 2008 R2


    685

Summary


    696

Best Practices


    696

Chapter 21 Automating Tasks Using PowerShell Scripting


    699

Understanding Shells


    700

Introduction to PowerShell


    702

Understanding the PowerShell Basics


    705

Using Windows PowerShell


    732

Summary


    762

Best Practices


    762

Chapter 22 Documenting a Windows Server 2008 R2 Environment


    763

Benefits of Documentation


    764

Types of Documents


    765

Planning to Document the Windows Server 2008 R2 Environment


    766

Knowledge Sharing and Knowledge Management


    766

Windows Server 2008 R2 Project Documents


    767

Administration and Maintenance Documents


    780

Network Infrastructure


    784

Disaster Recovery Documentation


    785

Change Management Procedures


    788

Performance Documentation


    788

Baselining Records for Documentation Comparisons


    789

Routine Reporting


    789

Security Documentation


    790

Summary


    791

Best Practices


    791

Chapter 23 Integrating System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 with Windows Server 2008 R2


    793

Windows Server 2008 R2 Monitoring


    794

What's New in OpsMgr R2


    796

Explaining How OpsMgr Works


    796

Outlining OpsMgr Architecture


    798

Understanding How to Use OpsMgr


    802

Understanding OpsMgr Component Requirements


    805

Understanding Advanced OpsMgr Concepts


    807

Securing OpsMgr


    811

Installing Operations Manager 2007 R2


    814

Configuring Operations Manager 2007 R2


    822

Monitoring DMZ Servers with Certificates


    831

Using Operations Manager 2007 R2


    837

Summary


    846

Best Practices


    846

Part VII Remote and Mobile Technologies

Chapter 24 Server-to-Client Remote Access and DirectAccess


    849

VPN in Windows Server 2008 R2


    850

Authentication Options to an RRAS System


    856

VPN Protocols


    858

DirectAccess in Windows Server 2008 R2


    863

Choosing Between Traditional VPN Technologies and DirectAccess


    873

Traditional VPN Scenario


    876

DirectAccess Scenario


    898

Connection Manager


    .916

Summary


    919

Best Practices


    919

Chapter 25 Remote Desktop Services


    921

Why Implement Remote Desktop Services


    922

How Remote Desktop Works


    925

Understanding the Name Change


    928

Understanding Remote Desktop Services


    928

Planning for Remote Desktop Services


    947

Deploying Remote Desktop Services


    953

Securing Remote Desktop Services


    979

Supporting Remote Desktop Services


    981

Summary


    984

Best Practices


    985

Part VIII Desktop Administration

Chapter 26 Windows Server 2008 R2 Administration Tools for Desktops


    987

Managing Desktops and Servers


    988

Operating System Deployment Options


    989

Windows Server 2008 R2 Windows Deployment Services


    991

Installing Windows Deployment Services (WDS)


      994

Creating Discover Images


    1005

Creating Custom Installations Using Capture Images


    1016

General Desktop Administration Tasks


    1020

Summary


    1021

Best Practices


    1021

Chapter 27 Group Policy Management for Network Clients


    1023

The Need for Group Policies


    1024

Windows Group Policies


    1025

Group Policy Feature Set


    1028

Planning Workgroup and Standalone Local Group Policy Configuration


    1033

Planning Domain Group Policy Objects


    1036

Managing Computers with Domain Policies


    1045

Managing Users with Policies


    1070

Managing Active Directory with Policies


    1076

Summary


    1095

Best Practices


    1096

Part IX Fault-Tolerance Technologies

Chapter 28 File System Management and Fault Tolerance


    1097

Windows Server 2008 R2 File System Overview/Technologies


    1097

File System Access Services and Technologies


    1102

Windows Server 2008 R2 Disks


    1105

Utilizing External Disk Subsystems


    1109

Managing Windows Server 2008 R2 Disks


    1109

System File Reliability


    1118

Adding the File Services Role


    1120

Managing Data Access Using Windows Server 2008 R2 Shares


    1122

Volume-Based NTFS Quota Management


    1128

File Server Resource Manager (FSRM)


      1130

The Distributed File System


    1147

Planning a DFS Deployment


    1152

Installing DFS


    1155

Managing and Troubleshooting DFS


    1163

Backing Up DFS


    1166

Using the Volume Shadow Copy Service


    1167

Summary


    1170

Best Practices


    1170

Chapter 29 System-Level Fault Tolerance (Clustering/Network Load Balancing)


      1173

Building Fault-Tolerant Windows Server 2008 R2 Systems


    1174

Windows Server 2008 R2 Clustering Technologies


    1177

Determining the Correct Clustering Technology


    1182

Overview of Failover Clusters


    1184

Deploying Failover Clusters


    1191

Backing Up and Restoring Failover Clusters


    1211

Deploying Network Load Balancing Clusters


    1215

Managing NLB Clusters


    1223

Summary


    1225

Best Practices


    1225

Chapter 30 Backing Up the Windows Server 2008 R2 Environment


    1227

Understanding Your Backup and Recovery Needs and Options


    .1228

Creating the Disaster Recovery Solution


    1232

Documenting the Enterprise


    1234

Developing a Backup Strategy


    1234

Windows Server Backup Overview


    1235

Using Windows Server Backup


    1239

Managing Backups Using the Command-Line Utility wbadmin.exe and PowerShell Cmdlets


    1246

Backing Up Windows Server 2008 R2 Role Services


    1248

Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS)


      1262

Windows Server 2008 R2 Startup Options


    1264

Summary


    1265

Best Practices


    1265

Chapter 31 Recovering from a Disaster


    1267

Ongoing Backup and Recovery Preparedness


    1267

When Disasters Strike


    1271

Disaster Scenario Troubleshooting


    1274

Recovering from a Server or System Failure


    1277

Managing and Accessing Windows Server Backup Media


    1285

Windows Server Backup Volume Recovery


    1287

Recovering Role Services and Features


    1291

Summary


    1302

Best Practices


    1302

Part X Optimizing, Tuning, Debugging, and Problem Solving

Chapter 32 Optimizing Windows Server 2008 R2 for Branch Office Communications


    1305

Understanding Read-Only Domain Controllers (RODCs)


      1306

Installing a Read-Only Domain Controller


    1310

Understanding BitLocker Drive Encryption


    1323

Configuring BitLocker Drive Encryption on a Windows Server 2008 R2 Branch Office Domain Controller


    1326

Understanding and Deploying BranchCache


    1333

Enhancing Replication and WAN Utilization at the Branch Office


    1339

Summary


    1342

Best Practices


    1342

Chapter 33 Logging and Debugging


    1345

Using the Task Manager for Logging and Debugging


    1345

Using Event Viewer for Logging and Debugging


    1350

Performance and Reliability Monitoring


    1359

Setting Baseline Values


    1369

Using the Debugging Tools Available in Windows Server 2008 R2


    1371

Task Scheduler


    1382

Summary


    1388

Best Practices


    1389

Chapter 34 Capacity Analysis and Performance Optimization


    1391

Defining Capacity Analysis


    1391

Using Capacity-Analysis Tools


    1395

Monitoring System Performance


    1415

Optimizing Performance by Server Roles


    1423

Summary


    1430

Best Practices


    1430

Part XI Integrated Windows Application Services

Chapter 35 Windows SharePoint Services


    1433

Understanding the History of SharePoint Technologies


    1434

What Are the Differences Between Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and SharePoint Server 2007?


      1436

Identifying the Need for Windows SharePoint Services


    1439

Installing Windows SharePoint Services


    1440

Lists and Libraries in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0


    1453

Integrating Office 2007 Applications with Windows SharePoint Services 3.0


    1469

Managing the Site Collection


    1475

Summary


    1479

Best Practices


    1481

Chapter 36 Windows Media Services


    1483

Understanding Windows Media Services


    1484

Installing Windows Media Services


    1489

Using Windows Media Services for Real-Time Live Broadcasts


    1492

Broadcasting Stored Single Files


    1495

Hosting a Directory of Videos for On-Demand Playback


    1498

Combining Multiple Files for a Combined Single Broadcast


    1501

Understanding Windows Media Encoder


    1504

Broadcasting a Live Event


    1506

Capturing Audio or Video for Future Playback


    1508

Using Other Windows Media Encoder Options


    1510

Summary


    1512

Best Practices


    1512

Chapter 37 Deploying and Using Windows Virtualization


    1515

Understanding Microsoft's Virtualization Strategy


    1515

Integration of Hypervisor Technology in Windows Server 2008


    1517

Planning Your Implementation of Hyper-V


    1519

Installation of the Microsoft Hyper-V Role


    1522

Becoming Familiar with the Hyper-V Administrative Console


    1524

Installing a Guest Operating System Session


    1529

Modifying Guest Session Configuration Settings


    1533

Launching a Hyper-V Guest Session


    1535

Using Snapshots of Guest Operating System Sessions


    1538

Quick Migration and Live Migration


    1540

Summary


    1550

Best Practices


    1551

Index


    1553



About the Authors

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Rand H. Morimoto, Ph.D., MVP, MCITP, CISSP, has been in the computer industry for over 30 years and has authored, coauthored, or been a contributing writer for dozens of books on Windows, Security, Exchange, BizTalk, and Remote and Mobile Computing. Rand is the president of Convergent Computing, an IT-consulting firm in the San Francisco Bay area that has been one of the key early adopter program partners with Microsoft, implementing beta versions of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7, Exchange Server 2010, and SharePoint 2010 in production environments over 18 months before the initial product releases.

Michael Noel, MCITP, CISSP, MVP, is an internationally recognized technology expert, best-selling author, and well-known public speaker on a broad range of IT topics. He authored multiple major industry books that have been translated into more than a dozen languages worldwide. Significant titles include SharePoint 2010 Unleashed, Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Unleashed, SharePoint 2007 Unleashed, Exchange Server 2007 Unleashed, ISA Server 2006 Unleashed, and many more. Currently a partner at Convergent Computing (www.cco.com) in the San Francisco Bay area, Michael's writing and extensive public speaking experience across six continents leverage his real-world expertise in helping organizations realize business value from Information Technology infrastructure.

Omar Droubi, MCSE, has been in the computer industry since 1992 and during this time has coauthored several of Sams Publishing best-selling books, including Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Unleashed and Windows Server 2008 Unleashed, and Omar has been a contributing writer and technical reviewer on several other books on Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, and Exchange Server 2000, 2003, and 2007. Omar has been involved in testing, designing, and prototyping Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 infrastructures for the past four years, and has primarily focused on upgrading existing networks and utilizing many of the new roles and features included in the product. Also during this time, Omar has assisted several organizations with the development of technical road maps, planning and executing domain and server consolidation and virtualization projects, and deploying Exchange Server 2007 for organizations of all sizes.

Ross Mistry, MVP, MCITP, is a principal consultant and partner at Convergent Computing, an author, and a Microsoft MVP. With over a decade of experience, Ross focuses on designing and implementing Windows, Active Directory, Hyper-V, Exchange Server, and SQL Server solutions for Fortune 500 organizations located in the Silicon Valley. His specialties include upgrades, migrations, high availability, security, and virtualization. Ross has also taken on the roles of lead author, contributing writer, and technical editor for many best-selling books published by Sams. His recent works include SQL Server 2008 Management and Administration, Exchange Server 2010 Unleashed, and Windows Server 2008 Unleashed. Ross writes technical articles for many sites including TechTarget.com and frequently speaks at international conferences around the world.

Chris Amaris, MCSE, CISSP/ISSAP, CHS III, is the chief technology officer and cofounder of Convergent Computing. He has more than 20 years experience consulting for Fortune 500 companies, leading companies in the technology selection, design, planning, and implementation of complex Information Technology projects. Chris has worked with Microsoft Windows since version 1.0 in 1985. He specializes in messaging, security, performance tuning, systems management, and migration. A Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) with an Information System Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP) concentration, Certified Homeland Security (CHS III), Windows 2003 MCSE, Novell CNE, Banyan CBE, and a Certified Project Manager, Chris is also an author, writer, and technical editor for a number of IT books, including Network Security for Government and Corporate Executives, Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Unleashed, and Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 Unleashed. Chris presents on messaging, operations management, security, and Information Technology topics worldwide.