• Chapter 1. Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2003
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  • Chapter 1. Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2003
  • New Features in Windows Server 2003
  • Best Practices
  • Moving Forward
  • Version Comparisons
  • Hardware Recommendations
  • Installation Checklist
  • Functional Overview of Windows Server 2003 Setup
  • Installing Windows Server 2003
  • Post Setup Configurations
  • Functional Description of the Windows Server 2003 Boot Process
  • Correcting Common Setup Problems
  • Chapter 2. Performing Upgrades and Automated Installations
  • New Features in Windows Server 2003
  • NT4 Upgrade Functional Overview
  • Upgrading an NT4 or Windows 2000 Server
  • Automating Windows Server 2003 Deployments
  • Moving Forward
  • Chapter 3. Adding Hardware
  • New Features in Windows Server 2003
  • Functional Description of Windows Server 2003 Architecture
  • Overview of Windows Server 2003 Plug and Play
  • Installing and Configuring Devices
  • Troubleshooting New Devices
  • Moving Forward
  • Chapter 4. Managing NetBIOS Name Resolution
  • New Features in Windows Server 2003
  • Moving Forward
  • Overview of Windows Server 2003 Networking
  • Name Resolution and Network Services
  • Network Diagnostic Utilities
  • Resolving NetBIOS Names Using Broadcasts
  • Resolving NetBIOS Names Using Lmhosts
  • Resolving NetBIOS Names Using WINS
  • Managing WINS
  • Disabling NetBIOS-over-TCP/IP Name Resolution
  • Chapter 5. Managing DNS
  • New Features in Windows Server 2003
  • Configuring a Caching-Only Server
  • Configuring a DNS Server to Use a Forwarder
  • Managing Dynamic DNS
  • Configuring Advanced DNS Server Parameters
  • Examining Zones with Nslookup
  • Command-Line Management of DNS
  • Configuring DHCP to Support DNS
  • Moving Forward
  • Overview of DNS Domain Structure
  • Functional Description of DNS Query Handling
  • Designing DNS Domains
  • Active Directory Integration
  • Configuring DNS Clients
  • Installing and Configuring DNS Servers
  • Configuring Secondary DNS Servers
  • Integrating DNS Zones into Active Directory
  • Chapter 6. Understanding Active Directory Services
  • New Features in Windows Server 2003
  • Active Directory Support Files
  • Active Directory Utilities
  • Bulk Imports and Exports
  • Moving Forward
  • Limitations of Classic NT Security
  • Directory Service Components
  • Brief History of Directory Services
  • X.500 Overview
  • LDAP Information Model
  • LDAP Namespace Structure
  • Active Directory Namespace Structure
  • Active Directory Schema
  • Chapter 7. Managing Active Directory Replication
  • New Features in Windows Server 2003
  • Replication Overview
  • Detailed Replication Transaction Descriptions
  • Designing Site Architectures
  • Configuring Inter-site Replication
  • Controlling Replication Parameters
  • Special Replication Operations
  • Troubleshooting Replication Problems
  • Moving Forward
  • Chapter 8. Designing Windows Server 2003 Domains
  • New Features in Windows Server 2003
  • Design Objectives
  • DNS and Active Directory Namespaces
  • Domain Design Strategies
  • Strategies for OU Design
  • Flexible Single Master Operations
  • Domain Controller Placement
  • Moving Forward
  • Chapter 9. Deploying Windows Server 2003 Domains
  • New Features in Windows Server 2003
  • Preparing for an NT Domain Upgrade
  • In-Place Upgrade of an NT4 Domain
  • In-Place Upgrade of a Windows 2000 Forest
  • Migrating from NT and Windows 2000 Domains to Windows Server 2003
  • Additional Domain Operations
  • Moving Forward
  • Chapter 10. Active Directory Maintenance
  • New Features in Windows Server 2003
  • Loss of a DNS Server
  • Loss of a Domain Controller
  • Loss of Key Replication Components
  • Backing Up the Directory
  • Performing Directory Maintenance
  • Moving Forward
  • Chapter 11. Understanding Network Access Security and Kerberos
  • New Features in Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Server 2003 Security Architecture
  • Security Components
  • Password Security
  • Authentication
  • Analysis of Kerberos Transactions
  • MITv5 Kerberos Interoperability
  • Security Auditing
  • Moving Forward
  • Chapter 12. Managing Group Policies
  • New Features in Windows Server 2003
  • Group Policy Operational Overview
  • Managing Individual Group Policy Types
  • Moving Forward
  • Chapter 13. Managing Active Directory Security
  • New Features in Windows Server 2003
  • Overview of Active Directory Security
  • Using Groups to Manage Active Directory Objects
  • Service Accounts
  • Using the Secondary Logon Service and RunAs
  • Using WMI for Active Directory Event Notification
  • Moving Forward
  • Chapter 14. Configuring Data Storage
  • New Features in Windows Server 2003
  • Functional Description of Windows Server 2003 Data Storage
  • Performing Disk Operations on IA32 Systems
  • Recovering Failed Fault Tolerant Disks
  • Working with GPT Disks
  • Moving Forward
  • Chapter 15. Managing File Systems
  • New Features in Windows Server 2003
  • Overview of Windows Server 2003 File Systems
  • NTFS Attributes
  • Link Tracking Service
  • Reparse Points
  • File System Recovery and Fault Tolerance
  • Quotas
  • File System Operations
  • Moving Forward
  • Chapter 16. Managing Shared Resources
  • New Features in Windows Server 2003
  • Functional Description of Windows Resource Sharing
  • Configuring File Sharing
  • Connecting to Shared Folders
  • Resource Sharing Using the Distributed File System (Dfs)
  • Printer Sharing
  • Configuring Windows Server 2003 Clients to Print
  • Managing Print Services
  • Moving Forward
  • Chapter 17. Managing File Encryption
  • New Features in Windows Server 2003
  • File Encryption Functional Description
  • Certificate Management
  • Encrypted File Recovery
  • Encrypting Server-Based Files
  • EFS File Transactions and WebDAV
  • Special EFS Guidelines
  • EFS Procedures
  • Moving Forward
  • Chapter 18. Managing a Public Key Infrastructure
  • New Features in Windows Server 2003
  • Moving Forward
  • PKI Goals
  • Cryptographic Elements in Windows Server 2003
  • Public/Private Key Services
  • Certificates
  • Certification Authorities
  • Certificate Enrollment
  • Key Archival and Recovery
  • Command-Line PKI Tools
  • Chapter 19. Managing the User Operating Environment
  • New Features in Windows Server 2003
  • Side-by-Side Assemblies
  • User State Migration
  • Managing Folder Redirection
  • Creating and Managing Home Directories
  • Managing Offline Files
  • Managing Servers via Remote Desktop
  • Moving Forward
  • Chapter 20. Managing Remote Access and Internet Routing
  • New Features in Windows Server 2003
  • Configuring a Network Bridge
  • Configuring Virtual Private Network Connections
  • Configuring Internet Authentication Services (IAS)
  • Moving Forward
  • Functional Description of WAN Device Support
  • PPP Authentication
  • NT4 RAS Servers and Active Directory Domains
  • Deploying Smart Cards for Remote Access
  • Installing and Configuring Modems
  • Configuring a Remote Access Server
  • Configuring a Demand-Dial Router
  • Configuring an Internet Gateway Using NAT
  • Chapter 21. Recovering from System Failures
  • New Features in Windows Server 2003
  • Functional Description Ntbackup
  • Backup and Restore Operations
  • Recovering from Blue Screen Stops
  • Using Emergency Management Services (EMS)
  • Using Safe Mode
  • Restoring Functionality with the Last Known Good Configuration
  • Recovery Console
  • Moving Forward
  • Who Should Read This Book
  • Who This Book Is Not For
  • Conventions
  • Acknowledgments
  • About the Author
  • About the Technical Reviewers
  • Index
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  • Index C
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    New Features in Windows Server 2003

    Here is the list of new routing and remote access features covered in this chapter:

    • PPPoE Support. Broadband has become the Internet access connection of choice for many business, organizations, and home users. Service providers take a hard look at their bottom line and demand per-user fees for traffic across the connection. Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE) provides a way to connect individual client computers to a service provider over a single broadband connection. Windows Server 2003 and XP have built-in support for making PPPoE connections.

    • Integrated Firewall. Any computer connected to the public network needs a way to secure itself from bad guys. Servers running Windows Server 2003 and XP desktops have an integrated firewall that can be put in place when the server is configured as an Internet gateway.

    • Mixed Media Bridging. Any modern Windows machine can route between different network segments, but routing requires separate subnets, which can complicate network setup, especially in a SOHO environment. Windows Server 2003, Standard or Enterprise Edition, or an XP desktop can bridge between disparate segments, merging them into a single interface with a single IP address.

    • Integrated 802.1x wireless security support. The crop of wireless access points that have been released over the last few years depend on Wired Equivalent Privacy, or WEP, to protect user data. Unfortunately, WEP depends on static 40-bit or 128-bit encryption keys that can be easily cracked by wireless packet sniffers. The 802.1x standard addresses this problem by enabling dynamic keys that are exchanged using Transport Layer Security (TLS). This feature supports using either Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) or Protected EAP (PEAP).

    • IPv6 support. Windows Server 2003 includes an IPv6 stack but the user interface has not been modified to include 128-bit addressing. The stack installs as a new protocol in the Properties window for an interface in Network Connections. This also installs two virtual interfaces for Toredo tunneling through NAT as described in draft-ietf-ngtrans-shipworm-05.txt. IPv6 addresses and routes are accessed via the Netsh utility. The syntax is netsh interface ipv6. New /ipv6 switches for ping and tracert and netstat will list any IPv6, TCPv6, and UDPv6 connections.

    • IAS Proxy. This feature permits the Internet Authentication Service (IAS) to forward Remote Access Dial-In User Services (RADIUS) requests to another IAS or RADIUS server. This feature permits using RADIUS for dial-in, VPN, and 802.1x wireless authentication throughout a federation of forests.

    Many of the new Routing and Remote Access Services (RRAS) features in Windows Server 2003 involve improvements to existing services rather than the creation of new services. Here is a list of the major improvements covered in this chapter:

    • Improved smart card support. Windows 2000 is capable of supporting smart card logons, but many of the administrative tools, especially the command line tools, still require a password. Windows Server 2003 includes smart card support for the RUNAS and NET USE commands. It also supports smart card logon in terminal server sessions, which simplifies remote administration in a smart card environment.

    • Simplified support for multiple RADIUS clients. This enhancement permits you to specify an address range for RADIUS clients rather than identify each RADIUS client by IP address. With this feature, you can quickly configure a large number of Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) switches to use the same RADIUS server for authentication.

    • NetBIOS name resolution over dial-in connections. As much as we as IT professionals would like to see the end of NetBIOS name resolution, broadcast resolution is still a suitable and effective method in small networks. A Windows Server 2003 remote access server can forward NetBIOS name broadcasts from dial-in clients to support name resolution. This feature is disabled by default.

    • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) configuration for XP dial-in clients. Historically, Windows servers that obtain addresses for dial-in clients from DHCP have been unable to redistribute the DHCP configuration settings to the clients. This continues to be the case in Windows Server 2003, but XP clients overcome this limitation by obtaining configuration information using DHCPINFORM packets. A Windows Server 2003 remote access server will route the DHCPINFORM packet to a selected network segment where it can find a DHCP server.

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