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121.

Managing Group Policy Application and Infrastructure in Windows Server 2012 R2

  • By Orin ThomasJun 2, 2014
  • In this chapter from Training Guide: Administering Windows Server 2012 R2, you’ll learn how to back up, restore, import, and export GPOs. You’ll learn how to delegate the process of editing and applying GPOs, and how to resolve configuration problems related to the application of Group Policy.
122.

Windows Server 2012 R2 Inside Out: Active Directory Architecture

  • By William StanekMay 7, 2014
  • Understanding the physical structure of Active Directory is important for understanding how a directory service works. Understanding the logical structure of Active Directory is important for implementing and managing a directory service. William Stanek explains both physical and logical structure in this chapter from Windows Server 2012 R2 Inside Out: Services, Security, & Infrastructure.
123.

Windows Server 2012 R2 Inside Out: Networking with TCP/IP

  • By William StanekMay 7, 2014
  • TCP/IP is the backbone for Microsoft Windows networks. It is required for internetwork communications and for accessing the Internet. Before you can implement TCP/IP networking, you should understand IP addressing conventions, subnetting options, and name-resolution techniques—all of which are covered in this chapter from Windows Server 2012 R2 Inside Out: Services, Security, & Infrastructure.
124.

Designing Windows Store Apps for Performance

  • By Brian RasmussenMay 5, 2014
  • By keeping performance in mind for the key usage scenarios of your app, you will reduce the risk of making the wrong architectural decisions that would be expensive to change later in the game. This chapter from High-Performance Windows Store Apps covers designing your app with performance in mind.
125.

Advanced Active Directory Infrastructure for Windows Server 2012 R2 Services

  • By Orin ThomasApr 29, 2014
  • In this chapter from Training Guide: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 R2 Services you discover how and why you would configure forests with multiple domain trees and the benefits of each functional level. You also find out how to configure and manage different types of trust relationships to ensure users in one forest or domain are granted appropriate access to resources in another forest, domain, or Kerberos realm.
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Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 R2 Services: Virtual Machine and Site Resilience

  • By Orin ThomasApr 29, 2014
  • This lesson from Training Guide: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 R2 Services explains different techniques to move virtual machines from one Hyper-V server to another, whether it is a node in the same cluster, another Hyper-V server in the same site, or to a Hyper-V server hosting a replica in another country or on another continent.
127.

Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012 R2: Configure a Network Policy Server Infrastructure

  • By J.C. MackinApr 29, 2014
  • In this chapter from Exam Ref 70-417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012 R2, you will learn how to configure Network Access Protection (NAP).
128.

Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012 R2: Configure Network Services and Access

  • By J.C. MackinApr 29, 2014
  • The Configure Network Services and Access domain is another with just one objective tested on the 70-417 exam: Configure DirectAccess.
129.

Deploying Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Domain Controllers

  • By Mitch TullochApr 24, 2014
  • This chapter from Training Guide: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2 describes how to prepare for the deployment of Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 domain controllers, how to deploy domain controllers using both Server Manager and Windows PowerShell, and how to take advantage of domain-controller virtualization.
130.

Preparing for Windows Server 2012 R2

  • By Mitch TullochApr 24, 2014
  • This chapter from Training Guide: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2 describes common deployment scenarios and outlines the steps involved in a typical server deployment or migration process. The chapter also examines some approaches and tools you can use for assessing the readiness of your environment for migrating to Windows Server 2012 R2.
131.

Creating Charts and Graphics in Microsoft Excel 2013

  • By Curtis FryeMar 31, 2014
  • In this chapter from Microsoft Excel 2013 Step By Step, you’ll create a chart and customize its elements, find trends in your data, create a dual-axis chart, summarize data by using sparklines, create diagrams by using SmartArt, and create shapes that contain mathematical equations.
132.

Automating Windows 8.1 Configuration

  • By William StanekNov 15, 2013
  • This chapter from Windows 8.1 Administration Pocket Consultant: Essentials & Configuration introduces essential tasks for understanding and managing Group Policy preferences.
133.

Configuring Windows Server® 2012 Advanced Services: Advanced Active Directory Infrastructure

  • By Orin ThomasNov 15, 2013
  • Discover how and why you would configure forests with multiple domain trees and the benefits of each functional level, as well as how to configure and manage different types of trust relationships to ensure users in one forest or domain are granted appropriate access to resources in another forest, domain, or Kerberos realm, in this chapter from Training Guide: Configuring Windows Server® 2012 Advanced Services.
134.

Enterprise Content Management with Microsoft SharePoint: Content Control

  • By Christopher Riley, Shadrach WhiteNov 15, 2013
  • This chapter from Enterprise Content Management with Microsoft SharePoint is all about consumption and accessing the content you need in an intuitive and structured manner.
135.

Introduction to Windows 8.1 Administration

  • By William StanekNov 15, 2013
  • This chapter from Windows 8.1 Administration Pocket Consultant: Essentials & Configuration covers getting started with Windows 8.1 and the fundamental tasks you need for Windows 8.1 administration.
136.

Keeping Windows 8.1 Safe and Secure

  • By Ciprian Rusen, Joli BallewNov 15, 2013
  • In this chapter from Windows 8.1 Step by Step, you’ll learn how the UAC works, how to tweak it, and why you should never turn it off. In addition, you’ll learn the basics of working with Windows Firewall to secure your network and Internet traffic and about the new and improved Windows Defender and how to use it to keep your system safe from viruses and spyware. Finally, you’ll learn how to improve your passwords to make it more difficult for unwanted people to use the Internet to access your Microsoft account, your email, and other important accounts.
137.

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Internals: Special Storage

  • By Kalen Delaney, Craig FreemanNov 15, 2013
  • This chapter from Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Internals looks at how SQL Server stores data that doesn’t use the typical FixedVar record format and data that doesn’t fit into the usual 8 KB data page.
138.

Microsoft Visual Basic 2013 Step by Step: Using XAML Styles

  • By Michael HalvorsonNov 15, 2013
  • This chapter from Microsoft Visual Basic 2013 Step by Step investigates how XAML styles are used to format controls with a consistent and attractive appearance across the user interface.
139.

SharePoint Development Practices and Techniques

  • By Scot Hillier, Andrew Connell, Ted Pattison, Mirjam van OlstNov 15, 2013
  • SharePoint 2013 gives you more options, but it also requires you to make more choices, and it is important to make deliberate and well-informed choices to make sure that you end up with the best solution that you could possibly build for your specific situation and scenario. This chapter from Inside Microsoft SharePoint 2013 talks you through a lot of the choices and can help you make the right decisions.
140.

Using Arrays in Microsoft® Visual C#® 2013

  • By John SharpNov 15, 2013
  • In this chapter from Microsoft® Visual C#® 2013 Step by Step, you will learn to declare, create, populate and use an array, access and individual array element, iterate through an array.

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