Using Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials

Terry Walsh & Jim Clark



  • Using Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials is We Got Served's guide to Microsoft's legacy small business server platform.

    Fully updated and revised with coverage of the latest features and enhancements to the server platform, Using Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials guides readers step by step through installing, configuring and managing your organisation's IT needs, built on Microsoft's "hybrid cloud" platform.

    Carefully illustrated with hundreds of colour screenshots, this 786 page eBook is designed to provide a friendly deep dive into the features and workings of Microsoft's server platform - no IT degree required! Written by Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals Terry Walsh and Jim Clark, the book guides you through your first few weeks with the server - you'll be walked step by step through the hardware you'll need, installing the Windows Server software, configuring user accounts and security settings, connecting and protecting your data on client PCs, mobile devices and Apple Macs.

    You'll learn all about Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials' Anywhere Access features, setting up VPN and remote web access so your team can access their files, folders - even office PCs - when they're out on the road. If mobile devices are lost or stolen, you'll discover how to manage mobile devices securely, locking or even remote wiping your data so it's safe from prying eyes.

    It's not just work, work, work! With a little help, you'll also be able to unlock powerful media features in the platform, opening up the possibility to stream music, video and photos across your organisation's local network, as well as to remote devices. 

    Finally, the book walks step by step through Microsoft's integrated cloud services offer. You'll learn all about managing Office 365 installations with Windows Server Essentials, backing up your client data to the cloud with Windows Azure Backup and managing your PC security policies and application updates with Windows Intune

    Whether you're considering the use of a server at home or for your small business, thinking about moving your small office IT infrastructure to the cloud, or simply want to find out more about Microsoft's "first server" platform, Using Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials is a simple, clear and comprehensive step by step guide - written by non-IT geeks, for non-IT geeks!

    Formats: PDF, ePub, Mobi
    Pages: 768 (A4 Print equivalent)

  • Chapter List

    1. What's New in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials?
    2. Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Installation Requirements
    3. Install Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials
    4. Choosing Off the Shelf Hardware
    5. Introducing the Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Dashboard
    6.Connect Client PCs to Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials
    7. Connect Apple Macs and Other Computers to the Server
    8. Connect and Manage Mobile Devices to Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials
    9. The Launchpad
    10. A Trip Around the Dashboard
    11. The Dashboard Home Tab
    12. Managing Users, User Groups and Accounts
    13. Managing Devices and Group Policy
    14. Managing Hard Drives, Storage and Storage Spaces
    15. Extending Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials With Add-ins
    16. Remote Access
    17. Enhancing Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Media Support
    18. Protect and Restore Your Data
    19. Integrating Windows Azure Online Backup
    20. Managing Office 365 Accounts With Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials
    21. Managing Client PCs With Windows Intune
    22. Supporting Applications
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