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Hands-On Microsoft® Windows® Server 2016, 2nd Edition

  • Michael Palmer
  • ISBN-10: 1305078624
  • ISBN-13: 9781305078628
  • 624 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2009, 2004, 2004
  • COPYRIGHT: 2018 Published
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About the Product

HANDS-ON MICROSOFT® WINDOWS® SERVER 2016 is the perfect resource for learning Windows® Server 2016 from the ground up. Designed to build a foundation in basic server administration, this book requires no previous server experience. It covers all of the critical Windows® Server 2016 features, including the advantages unique to this new server operating system. Your students learn how to choose the right server edition for their needs. They also learn to install, configure, customize, manage, and troubleshoot servers most effectively. If your students are new to server administration, this book provides the background and knowledge they need to manage servers on small to large networks. If they are experienced server administrators, this book provides a quick option for getting up to speed on new Windows® Server 2016 administration.


  • EXTENSIVE HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES MAKE LEARNING COME ALIVE. More than 135 hands-on activities throughout this edition encourage active learning and help students apply new concepts to real situations and challenges as they sharpen important problem-solving skills.

  • COMPLETE COVERAGE PREPARES STUDENTS OF ALL LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE. This book thoroughly address all aspects of Windows® Server 2016 installation and administration to equip those with little experience and help those with extensive background refine their knowledge of the latest developments.

  • OBJECTIVES OVERVIEW CHAPTER TOPICS TO DIRECT LEARNING AND REVIEW. These helpful learning objectives at the start of each chapter give students an overview of what they will be able to accomplish. They are also useful for a quick review of the chapter contents.

  • SCREEN IMAGES AND VISUALS CLARIFY AND REINFORCE CRITICAL TOPICS. Screen captures reflect the latest server and software while detailed illustrations offer visualization and clarification of the book’s most important topics and processes.

  • ACTIVE REVIEW AND PRACTICE ENSURE COMPRHENSION. The author provides extensive review opportunities as well as end-of-chapter materials designed to strengthen students’ learning and abilities to apply what they’ve learned.

About the Author

Michael Palmer

Michael Palmer, Ph.D., is an industry consultant and educator who has written numerous networking and operating systems books, including best-selling books about Microsoft® Windows® Server systems and UNIX®/Linux®. He is president of CertQuick, which provides computer and networking consulting services, technical authoring services, and computer science curriculum development for schools. Dr. Palmer has worked for 30 years in higher education and industry as an instructor, professor, systems and networking specialist, technical manager, department head, and consultant. He holds bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Windows Server 2016.
2. Installing Windows Server 2016.
3. Configuring the Windows® Server 2016 Environment.
4. Introduction to Active Directory and Account Management.
5. Configuring, Managing, and Troubleshooting Resource Access.
6. Configuring Windows® Server 2016 Printing.
7. Configuring and Managing Data Storage.
8. Managing Windows® Server 2016 Network Services.
9. Configuring Remote Access Services.
10. Securing Windows® Server 2016.
11. Server and Network Monitoring.
12. Managing System Reliability and Availability.
Appendix A: Windows® Server 2016 Virtualization and Hyper-V.
Appendix B: Sample Windows® PowerShell Cmdlets.

New to this edition

  • COVERAGE HIGHLIGHTS FEATURES CRITICAL OR NEW TO WINDOWS® SERVER 2016, Readers learn to maximize the advantages of Windows® Server 2016 as they study key features, including using graphical user interface, Windows® Server Core, Windows® PowerShell, Hyper-V, Server Manager, security features, network services, role services, monitoring tools, and more.
  • NEW CASE PROJECTS PROVIDE IMPORTANT HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE. These fresh new Case Projects put students in the shoes of a Windows® Server 2016 consultant who works in a variety of typical and challenging situations, fulfilling the needs of clients.
  • NEW APPENDIX OFFERS FLEXIBILITY IN COVERING TOPICS. This edition offers a useful, optional appendix that allows you to address using Windows® Server 2016 with Hyper-V virtualization in detail.


All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

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