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Windows PowerShell Unleashed

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A guide to using Windows PowerShell to script Windows administrative tasks and control Windows from the command line.

Windows PowerShell Unleashed

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PowerShell gives Windows administrators immense power to automate and customize virtually any administrative task—saving time, increasing productivity, and giving you unprecedented flexibility. PowerShell 2.0 adds important new features that offer even greater control over Windows environments. Windows PowerShell Unleashed will not only give you deep mastery over PowerShell but also a greater understanding of the features being introduced in PowerShell 2.0—and show you how to use it to solve your challenges in your production environment. The authors begin by systematically illuminating PowerShell’s core concepts and techniques, helping you leverage whatever Windows scripting experience you may already have. Next, using complete, easy-to-adapt examples, they show how to use PowerShell to manage file systems, permissions, the Registry, WMI objects, Active Directory, Exchange Server, and many other elements of the Windows environment. More than half of this edition’s material and examples have been completely rewritten for PowerShell 2.0, and the authors have added seven entirely new chapters—covering security, PowerShell application development, Systems Center Operations Manager 2007, and much more. Whatever Windows systems you manage, Windows PowerShell Unleashed contains the scripts and techniques you need to manage them far more effectively. Install, configure, and customize PowerShell 2.0 and master its command line interface Discover proven best practices for PowerShell scripting Make the most of PowerShell cmdlets—especially the new cmdlets included in PowerShell 2.0 Leverage PowerShell’s deep .NET Framework integration Secure your scripts using code signing, execution policies, and PowerShell’s built-in security Use custom script functions to manage permissions more efficiently Control the registry locally and remotely and use PowerShell’s powerful new registry transactions Use PowerShell as a management interface Automate Exchange Server 2007 administrative tasks Automate the management of Microsoft’s new System Center Operations Manager 2007 Preview the forthcoming Graphical PowerShell scripting environment Understand how to manage Active Directory using PowerShell Master using PowerShell with WMI Learn PowerShell 2.0 remoting

Windows Powershell Unleashed

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Windows PowerShell Unleashed

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Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Unleashed

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Buy the print version of¿ Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Unleashed and get the eBook version for free! eBook version includes chapters 44-60 not included in the print. See inside the book for access code and details. ¿ With up-to-the-minute content, this is the industry’s most complete, useful guide to SQL Server 2012. ¿ You’ll find start-to-finish coverage of SQL Server’s core database server and management capabilities: all the real-world information, tips, guidelines, and samples you’ll need to create and manage complex database solutions. The additional online chapters add extensive coverage of SQL Server Integration Services, Reporting Services, Analysis Services, T-SQL programming, .NET Framework integration, and much more. ¿ Authored by four expert SQL Server administrators, designers, developers, architects, and consultants, this book reflects immense experience with SQL Server in production environments. Intended for intermediate-to-advanced-level SQL Server professionals, it focuses on the product’s most complex and powerful capabilities, and its newest tools and features. Understand SQL Server 2012’s newest features, licensing changes, and capabilities of each edition Manage SQL Server 2012 more effectively with SQL Server Management Studio, the SQLCMD command-line query tool, and Powershell Use Policy-Based Management to centrally configure and operate SQL Server Utilize the new Extended Events trace capabilities within SSMS Maximize performance by optimizing design, queries, analysis, and workload management Implement new best practices for SQL Server high availability Deploy AlwaysOn Availability Groups and Failover Cluster Instances to achieve enterprise-class availability and disaster recovery Leverage new business intelligence improvements, including Master Data Services, Data Quality Services and Parallel Data Warehouse Deliver better full-text search with SQL Server 2012’s new Semantic Search Improve reporting with new SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services features Download the following from informit.com/title/9780672336928: Sample databases and code examples ¿ ¿

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PowerShell gives Windows administrators immense power to automate and customize virtually any administrative task-saving time, increasing productivity, and giving you unprecedented flexibility. PowerShell 2.0 adds important new features that offer even greater control over Windows environments. Windows PowerShell Unleashed will not only give you deep mastery over PowerShell but also a greater understanding of the features being introduced in PowerShell 2.0-and show you how to use it to solve your challenges in your production environment. The authors begin by systematically illuminating PowerShell's core concepts and techniques, helping you leverage whatever Windows scripting experience you may already have. Next, using complete, easy-to-adapt examples, they show how to use PowerShell to manage file systems, permissions, the Registry, WMI objects, Active Directory, Exchange Server, and many other elements of the Windows environment. More than half of this edition's material and examples have been completely rewritten for PowerShell 2.0, and the authors have added seven entirely new chapters-covering security, PowerShell application development, Systems Center Operations Manager 2007, and much more. Whatever Windows systems you manage, Windows PowerShell Unleashed contains the scripts and techniques you need to manage them far more effectively. Install, configure, and customize PowerShell 2.0 and master its command line interface Discover proven best practices for PowerShell scripting Make the most of PowerShell cmdlets-especially the new cmdlets included in PowerShell 2.0 Leverage PowerShell's deep .NET Framework integration Secure your scripts using code signing, execution policies, and PowerShell's built-in security Use custom script functions to manage permissions more efficiently Control the registry locally and remotely and use PowerShell's powerful new registry transactions Use PowerShell as a management interface Automate Exchange Server 2007 administrative tasks Automate the management of Microsoft's new System Center Operations Manager 2007 Preview the forthcoming Graphical PowerShell scripting environment Understand how to manage Active Directory using PowerShell Master using PowerShell with WMI Learn PowerShell 2.0 remoting Download all examples and source code presented in this book from informit.com/title/9780672329883.

Windows Server 2012 Unleashed

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This is the most comprehensive and realistic guide to Windows Server 2012 planning, design, prototyping, implementation, migration, administration, and support. Extensively updated, it contains unsurpassed independent and objective coverage of Windows Server 2012’s key innovations, including improved virtualization components, enhanced security tools, new web and management resources, and Windows 8 integration. Windows Server 2012 Unleashed reflects the authors’ extraordinary experience implementing Windows Server 2012 in large-scale environments since its earliest alpha releases, reaching back more than two years prior to its official launch. Microsoft MVP Rand Morimoto and his colleagues fully address every aspect of deploying and operating Windows Server 2012, including Active Directory, networking and core application services, security, migration from Windows Server 2003/2008, administration, fault tolerance, optimization, troubleshooting, and much more. Valuable for Windows professionals at all skill levels, this book will be especially indispensable for intermediate-to-advanced level professionals seeking expert, in-depth solutions. Every chapter contains tips, tricks, best practices, and lessons learned from actual deployments: practical information for using Windows Server 2012 to solve real business problems. Plan and migrate from Windows Server 2003 and 2008 Leverage powerful capabilities that are truly new in Windows Server 2012 Install Windows Server 2012 and the GUI-less Windows Server Core Upgrade to Windows Server 2012 Active Directory Utilize advanced AD capabilities including federated forests and identity management Plan and deploy network services, from DNS and DHCP to IPv6, IPAM, and IIS Protect systems and data with server-level security, transport-level security, and security policies Deliver true end-to-end secured anytime/anywhere access to remote/mobile clients Efficiently configure and manage users, sites, OUs, domains, and for­ests through Server Manager console Create more fault-tolerant environ­ments with DFS, clustering, and Network Load Balancing Leverage major Hyper-V virtualization improvements in availability, redun­dancy, and guest support Manage Active Directory more efficiently with Active Directory Administrative Center, Best Practice Analyzer, and PowerShell scripts Systematically tune, optimize, debug, and troubleshoot Windows Server 2012

SharePoint 2013 Unleashed

Author : Michael Noel
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Buy the print SharePoint 2013 Unleashed and get the eBook version for free! See inside the book for access code and details. ¿ SharePoint 2013 Unleashed is the most complete, practical resource for¿all administrators, managers, architects, users, and developers to make the most of Microsoft’s powerful new SharePoint 2013 platform. ¿ Drawing on their experience implementing SharePoint solutions in hundreds of organizations, Michael Noel and Colin Spence focus on what administrators and knowledge workers really need to know to effectively design, implement, configure, and use SharePoint 2013. They fully address key SharePoint 2013 innovations such as PowerShell scripting to automate administration and farm provisioning; better virtualization support; improved security and authentication; new business intelligence tools, social networking improvements; enhanced lists; libraries; metadata; and more. ¿ Step by step, through easy-to-understand examples, they help you streamline administration, optimize performance, control cost, and implement high-value solutions for collaboration, document and web content management, and business intelligence. ¿ Detailed information on how to… ¿ Optimize your SharePoint 2013 design/deployment plan, right-size your server farm(s), and improve scalability ¿ Reduce costs by virtualizing your SharePoint environment and automating farm deployment ¿ Optimize search with metadata, content types, and taxonomies ¿ Streamline management with PowerShell and the SharePoint Central Administration tool ¿ Efficiently monitor, back up, and restore SharePoint environments ¿ Understand new Shredded Storage capabilities and new Service Applications built into the infrastructure layer of SharePoint ¿ Deploy SharePoint’s improved social networking features, including microblogging ¿ Deploy SharePoint as an extranet using various external authentication providers ¿ Use powerful out-of-the-box workflows—and create your own with SharePoint Designer 2013 and Visual Studio 2013 ¿ Build Business Intelligence solutions with PerformancePoint and Business Connectivity Services ¿

Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Unleashed

Author : Michael Noel
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Microsoft® SharePoint 2010 Unleashed Michael Noel Colin Spence Using Microsoft SharePoint 2010 technologies, organizations can bring together, utilize, and collaborate with information from virtually any source. Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Unleashed is the most complete, practical resource for all administrators, managers, architects, users, and power users who want to make the most of this powerful platform. Drawing on their experience implementing SharePoint solutions in hundreds of organizations, Michael Noel and Colin Spence cover all facets of succeeding with SharePoint: planning, deployment, migration, scalability, administration, security, Microsoft Office integration, workflow and dashboard development, and more. Noel and Spence illuminate the newest SharePoint innovations, from new social networking features to improved search, helping you make the most of both SharePoint Foundation and SharePoint Server 2010. Using easy-to-understand, step-by-step examples, the authors help you streamline administration, optimize performance, control cost, and implement high-value solutions for collaboration, document management, and business intelligence. Architect and implement SharePoint 2010, and migrate from legacy SharePoint servers Perform advanced installations that maximize scalability Monitor, back up, and restore SharePoint environments Maintain the SQL Server databases on which SharePoint 2010 relies Systematically improve edge, transport, and content security Deploy SharePoint in extranets and alternative authentication scenarios Create highly efficient virtualized SharePoint 2010 farms Customize and manage libraries and lists for your specific requirements Design and manage pages and sites for knowledge workers Effectively manage metadata and content types Integrate content using Office Web Apps and Excel, Access, and Visio Graphics Services Create both out-of-the-box and customized SharePoint workflows Develop custom solutions with SharePoint Designer 2010 and Visual Studio 2010 Create BI solutions with PerformancePoint and Business Connectivity Services Govern your SharePoint ecosystem for maximum value Michael Noel, MS-MVP, MCITP, is an internationally recognized technology expert, bestselling author, and well-known public speaker on a wide range of IT topics. He is the author of 17 books, including Exchange Server 2010 Unleashed, Windows Server 2008 R2 Unleashed, and Microsoft Forefront Unleashed. His books have been translated into more than a dozen languages. Colin Spence, MCP, MCTS SharePoint, has worked with SharePoint technologies for nearly a decade, helping hundreds of clients architect, implement, and manage customized SharePoint solutions. He speaks, publishes, and blogs regularly on SharePoint technologies. Noel and Spence are partners at Convergent Computing, a leading Microsoft partner in the San Francisco Bay area, and co-authors of SharePoint 2007 Unleashed. ON THE WEB: Download all examples and source code presented in this book from informit.com/title/9780672333255 Category: Microsoft Office 2010 Covers: Microsoft SharePoint 2010 User Level: Intermediate–Advanced

VBScript WMI and ADSI Unleashed

Author : Don Jones
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If you’re a Windows administrator, scripting expertise can liberate you from boring, repetitive work—so you can take on the sophisticated, high-value projects you really want. Top scripting guru Don Jones has written the definitive administrator’s guide to getting results with Microsoft’s key scripting technologies: VBScript, WMI, and ADSI. Jones draws on his unsurpassed experience training Windows administrators in conferences, classes, and from his enormously popular site, ScriptingAnswers.com. You’ll learn how to use VBScript, WMI, and ADSI to gain administrative control over nearly every aspect of every recent Windows server or client, including Windows Server 2003, Vista, XP, 2000, and NT. As you gain experience, Jones introduces more advanced techniques, ranging from modular scripting and script encryption to integrating VBScript with HTML code. Jones concludes with a full section of ready-to-run, real-world examples—from logon/logoff scripts to automated domain and network administration, from querying WMI to creating Active Directory groups. Every script is explained line-by-line, with challenging techniques described in even greater detail.

Microsoft System Center 2012 Unleashed

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Presents a guide to the newest version of Microsoft System Center, providing instructions and tips on asset management, security reporting, and data protection within managed environments for data centers and cloud environments.

System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Unleashed

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Since Microsoft introduced System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, it has released two sets of important changes and improvements: Service Pack 1 and R2. This comprehensive reference and technical guide focuses specifically on those enhancements. It offers 300+ pages of all-new “in the trenches” guidance for applying Configuration Manager 2012’s newest features to improve user and IT productivity across all corporate, consumer, and mobile devices. An authoring team of world-class System Center consultants thoroughly cover System Center integration with Microsoft Intune and its mobile device management capabilities. They fully address Microsoft’s increased support for cross-platform devices, enhanced profiles, changes to application management, operating system deployment, as well as improvements to performance, security, usability, and mobile device management. The essential follow-up to System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Unleashed , this new supplement joins Sams’ market-leading series of books on Microsoft System Center. • Use ConfigMgr 2012 R2 with Windows Intune to deliver people-centric management to any user, any device, anywhere • Simplify BYOD registration and enrollment, and enable consistent access to corporate resources • Integrate new mobile device management capabilities into the Configuration Manager console without service packs, hot fixes, or major releases • Provision authentication certificates for managed devices via certificate profiles • Automate repetitive software- and device-related tasks with PowerShell cmdlets • Centrally control roaming profiles, certificates, Wi-Fi profiles, and VPN configuration • Configure User Data and Profiles to manage folder redirection, offline files/folders, and roaming profiles for Windows 8.x users • Enable users to access data in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) environments • Manage devices running OS X, UNIX, Linux, Windows Phone 8, WinRT, iOS, and Android • Understand the new cross-platform agent introduced in ConfigMgr 2012 R2 • Automate Windows setup with OSD • Prepare for, configure, install, and verify successful installation of the Windows Intune connector role • Respond to emerging challenges in mobile device management

System Center Operations Manager OpsMgr 2007 R2 Unleashed

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This up-to-the-minute supplement to System Center Operations Manager 2007 Unleashed brings together practical, in-depth information about System Operations Manager 2007, including major enhancements introduced with the R2 release, as well as essential information on other products and technologies OpsMgr integrates with and relies upon. Drawing on their unsurpassed deployment experience, four leading independent OpsMgr experts with a half dozen leading subject matter experts show how to take full advantage of new Unix/Linux cross platform extensions, Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 integration, PowerShell extensions, and much more. They also present in-depth coverage of using OpsMgr with virtualization, authoring new management packs, and maximizing availability. A detailed “OpsMgr R2 by Example” appendix presents indispensable tuning and configuration tips for several of OpsMgr R2’s most important management packs. This book also contains the world’s most compre- hensive collection of OpsMgr R2 reference links. Discover and monitor Linux and Unix systems through OpsMgr with the new Cross Platform Extensions Utilize Microsoft’s upgraded management packs and templates for monitoring operating systems, services, and applications Monitor your system with the Health Explorer and new Visio add-in Create OpsMgr 2007 R2 reports and queries utilizing SQL Server 2008 Understand how Windows Server 2008 and OpsMgr integrate Use PowerShell and the OpsMgr Shell to automate common management tasks Efficiently manage virtualized environments (Hyper-V or ESX vCenter) Author your own OpsMgr custom management packs Implement advanced high availability and business continuity management Use targeting to apply the appropriate monitoring to each component Master advanced ACS techniques for noise filtering, access hardening, and auditing

Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Unleashed

Author : Michael Noel
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Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Unleashed is the newest version of the best-selling SharePoint Unleashed series by Michael Noel and Colin Spence. Once again, Noel and Spence deliver comprehensive, real-world coverage of everything you need to know to successfully design, implement, configure and use SharePoint 2013 solutions. Leveraging their experience with hundreds of companies of all sizes and from many different industries, Noel and Spence present best practices and expert implementation and configuration methodologies, and focus on the features and tools that provide the most value to busy professionals. This edition adds comprehensive coverage of SharePoint 2013's most valuable and productive new features, including: Using PowerShell automation to streamline management Building virtualized SharePoint environments Strengthening authentication and security Improving user experience via the ribbon interface; new lists, libraries, and templates; and enhanced metadata Integrating with the newest versions of Microsoft Office, Exchange, SQL Server, ForeFront, and System Center Taking full advantage of key mobile and social improvements Using the newest Business Connectivity Services capabilities Improving records management/compliance, web content management, and BI And much more Noel and Spence also offer indispensable guidance on migration, UI, and data store choices, and dependencies; and present crucial infrastructure knowledge that most SharePoint guides ignore.

VBScript WMI and ADSI Unleashed

Author : Don Jones
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If you''re a Windows administrator, scripting expertise can liberate you from boring, repetitive work-so you can take on the sophisticated, high-value projects you really want. Top scripting guru Don Jones has written the definitive administrator''s guide to getting results with Microsoft''s key scripting technologies: VBScript, WMI, and ADSI. Jones draws on his unsurpassed experience training Windows administrators in conferences, classes, and from his enormously popular site, ScriptingAnswers.com. You''ll learn how to use VBScript, WMI, and ADSI to gain administrative control over nearly every aspect of every recent Windows server or client, including Windows Server 2003, Vista, XP, 2000, and NT. As you gain experience, Jones introduces more advanced techniques, ranging from modular scripting and script encryption to integrating VBScript with HTML code. Jones concludes with a full section of ready-to-run, real-world examples-from logon/logoff scripts to automated domain and network administration, from querying WMI to creating Active Directory groups. Every script is explained line-by-line, with challenging techniques described in even greater detail. Detailed information on how to... Decide what you can script: a framework for getting started fast Understand how scripts are designed, assembled, and run Master VBScript from start to finish: functions, I/O, data manipulation, program flow, and much more Use scripting objects for tasks ranging from retrieving network information to mapping drives Utilize FileSystemObject to manipulate the Windows filesystem Write ADSI scripts to manipulate any directory service your company uses, from Active Directory to Novell NDS Modify domain information, users, groups, and policies Query WMI information-from basic to advanced Plan for errors, and test and debug your scripts Build your own "resource kit" of reusable script components ON THE WEB: Download all examples and source code presented in this book from ScriptingAnswers.com, where you''ll also be able to post follow-up questions directly to the author in a moderated, active community. Introduction 1 Part I: Introduction to Windows Administrative Scripting 11 Chapter 1: Scripting Concepts and Terminology 13 Chapter 2: Running Scripts 21 Chapter 3: The Components of a Script 39 Chapter 4: Designing a Script 55 Part II: VBScript Tutorial 73 Chapter 5: Functions, Objects, Variables, and More 75 Chapter 6: Input and Output 101 Chapter 7: Manipulating Numbers 115 Chapter 8: Manipulating Strings 129 Chapter 9: Manipulating Other Types of Data 145 Chapter 10: Controlling the Flow of Execution 155 Chapter 11: Built-In Scripting Objects 173 Chapter 12: Working with the File System 193 Chapter 13: Putting It All Together: Creating Your First Script from Scratch 219 Part III: Windows Management Instrumentation and Active Directory Services Interface 245 Chapter 14: Working with ADSI Providers 247 Chapter 15: Manipulating Domains 257 Chapter 16: Manipulating Users and Groups 271 Chapter 17: Understanding WMI 283 Chapter 18: Querying Basic WMI Information 299 Chapter 19: Querying Complex WMI Information 317 Chapter 20: Putting It All Together: Your First WMI/ADSI Script 335 Chapter 21: Testing and Debugging WMI and ADSI Queries 357 Part IV: Advanced Scripting Techniques 371 Chapter 22: Modular Script Programming 373 Chapter 23: Scripts Packaging and Protection 389 Chapter 24: Scripting Security 399 Chapter 25: Introduction to HTML Applications 409 Chapter 26: Debugging Tips, Tools, and Techniques 421 Part V: Ready-to-Run Examples 437 Chapter 27: Logon and Logoff Scripts 439 Chapter 28: Windows and Domain Administration Scripts 455 Chapter 29: Network Administration Scripts 481 Chapter 30: WMI and ADSI Scripts 497 Appendix 509 Index 523 .

System Center 2012 Orchestrator Unleashed

Author : Kerrie Meyler
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Using System Center 2012 Orchestrator, you can capture and document processes across your entire IT organization, establishing the automation you need to deliver advanced cloud services and self-adjusting computing resources. Authored by five leading System Center experts, this comprehensive reference and technical guide brings together all the knowledge you’ll need to architect, install, implement, integrate, and maximize the value of your own Orchestrator solutions. The authors introduce current best practices based on large-scale enterprise implementations they’ve personally led or participated in. This up-to-date guide shows how to apply Orchestrator’s major improvements to implement IT process automation in any environment, including private clouds. You’ll start with context: what Orchestrator does, how it has evolved, how it works, and essential architecture and design techniques. Next, the authors help you make crucial up-front decisions about activities, runbooks, security, and administration. Finally, you’ll find expert guidance for integrating Orchestrator with the rest of System Center and with Windows Azure cloud services—including advanced automated workflows that encompass both data center and cloud. Detailed information on how to… • Understand System Center 2012 Orchestrator’s capabilities, evolution, architecture, and design, including SP1 improvements and R2 • Successfully install System Center 2012 Orchestrator and migrate smoothly from Opalis Integration Server 6.3 • Take full advantage of Orchestrator’s advanced new runbook automation capabilities • Configure activities associated with runbook control, systems, scheduling, monitoring, files, email, notification, and data handling • Design runbooks for fault tolerance and optimal performance • Enforce strong security using roles, permissions, and auditing • Deliver integration capabilities for Operations Manager, Service Manager, Configuration Manager, Virtual Machine Manager, and Data Protection Manager • Automate end-to-end data center/ cloud workflows with integration packs and PowerShell • Create your own integration packs with Orchestrator Integration Toolkit (OIT.SDK) • Support Orchestrator 2012, troubleshoot problems, and discover the best web and third-party resources

Microsoft Windows 7 Unleashed

Author : Paul McFedries
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Microsoft® Windows 7 Unleashed gives IT professionals, serious power users, and true geeks the powerhouse Windows 7 tweaks, hacks, techniques, and insights they need: knowledge that simply can’t be found anywhere else. Top Windows expert Paul McFedries dives deep into Windows 7, returning with the most powerful ways to handle everything from networking to administration, security to scripting. McFedries begins with advanced customization, covering everything from startup/shutdown to the file system. He introduces new ways to tune Windows 7 performance, police Windows via Group Policies, tweak the Registry, make the most of Windows 7s management tools, and control Windows 7 from the command line. You’ll find thorough coverage of securing Windows 7, including detailed guidance on web and email security and hardening both wireless and wired networks. You’ll also discover better ways to troubleshoot devices, networks, and startup; add Macs to Windows networks; and automate Windows administration with state-of-the-art scripting techniques. This book is packed with expert tips, tricks, and troubleshooting techniques drawn from McFedries’ unsurpassed Windows experience. If you want maximum value and performance from your Windows 7 PCs, you won’t find a more valuable resource. Customize everything about Windows 7: IE8, startup/shutdown, file systems, the Start menu, Taskbar, and more Systematically monitor, tune, and optimize Windows performance–including practical techniques for accelerating startup Set up an easy, automated 9-Step maintenance schedule for any Windows 7 PC Unleash Windows 7s power user tools, including Group Policies, the Registry, MMC, and the command line Secure Windows 7 with security settings: auto-lock, Windows Firewall, Windows Defender, parental controls, BitLocker encryption, and more Protect your web privacy with Windows 7s new InPrivate Browsing Solve problems with Windows 7, startup, networking, and hardware Set up reliable Windows 7 networks, and manage them efficiently Safely provide remote access and VPN connectivity Use Windows 7 as a Web server Program the Windows Scripting Host and Windows PowerShell ON THE WEB: Free Online Edition! When Microsoft releases the final product, you can get an updated edition of this book absolutely free! All examples and source code presented in this book

System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Unleashed

Author : Kerrie Meyler
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Annotation This is "the "comprehensive reference and technical guide to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2012. A team of expert authors offers step-by-step coverage of related topics in every feature area, organized to help IT professionals rapidly optimize Configuration Manager 2012 for their requirements, and then deploy and use it successfully. The authors begin by introducing Configuration Manager 2012 and its goals, and explaining how it fits into the broader System Center product suite. Next, they fully address planning, design, and implementation. Finally, they systematically cover each of Configuration Manager 2012's most important feature sets, addressing issues ranging from configuration management to software distribution. Readers will learn how to use Configuration Manager 2012's user-centric capabilities to provide anytime/anywhere services and software, and to strengthen both control and compliance. The first book on Configuration Manager 2012, System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Unleashed joins Sams' market-leading series of books on Microsoft's System Center product suite: books that have achieved go-to status amongst IT implementers and administrators worldwide.

System Center Opalis Integration Server 6 3 Unleashed

Author : Charles Joy
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The comprehensive reference and technical guide to implementing, integrating and using Microsoft System Center Opalis Integration Server 6.3 • •Covers everything IT professionals need to know about Opalis architecture, installation, policy, foundation objects, the SDK, and much more •Includes extensive practical guidance on orchestrating with System Center and third party products through integration packs. •By an expert team that includes the leaders of many of the world's largest Opalis implementations. Using Microsoft's new Opalis IT process automation software, IT organizations can dramatically reduce operational costs and improve efficiency by replacing resource-intensive, error-prone manual activities with standardized, automated processes. Microsoft doesn't sell Opalis as a separately licensed product: thousands of customers who've licensed Microsoft System Center with SMSE/D already have the rights to use it. They simply have to learn how. System Center Opalis Integration Server 6.3 Unleashed will help them do so. This book's expert author team offers start-to-finish, step-by-step coverage of implementing key Opalis 6.3 features for maximum business value. Drawing on their extensive experience, they bring together coverage of related topics and techniques in ways that enable IT professionals to deploy Opalis more quickly and apply it more successfully. The authors begin with a high-level overview of Opalis 6.3 and the potential value it offers to IT organizations. Next, it guides readers through architecture, installation, policy basics and design, foundation objects and integration packs, the SDK, and best practices based on real-world implementations.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Unleashed

Author : Rand Morimoto
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Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 doesn’t just add dozens of new features: It integrates multiple technologies into a common, unified communications system that can add value in many new ways. Now, five leading Exchange Server consultants help you deploy Exchange Server 2013 quickly and smoothly--and then efficiently manage, troubleshoot, and support it for years to come. More than a comprehensive, authoritative reference, Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Unleashed presents hundreds of helpful tips and tricks based on the authors’ unsurpassed early adopter experience with Exchange Server 2013 in real production environments. Carefully and thoroughly, the authors explain what’s new and different in Microsoft Exchange 2013 and guide you through architecting, planning, implementing, and transitioning to your new Exchange Server environment. They offer best practices for establishing solid Active Directory, DNS, fabric, virtualization, and PKI security environments to support Exchange; implementing high availability and site resilience; and much more. You’ll find expert discussions of security and compliance and uniquely practical and detailed coverage of day-to-day administration, management, maintenance, and optimization. The authors next turn to advanced platform integration, helping you leverage the full benefits of linking Exchange Server, SharePoint, and Unified Messaging. They conclude with a full section on Exchange Server’s dramatically improved support for endpoint clients, including Apple, Android, and Microsoft smartphones and tablets. Detailed information on how to... Use proven best practices to install Exchange Server 2013 from scratch or to upgrade from Exchange Server 2007/2010 Integrate Active Directory, DNS, fabric, and virtualization with Exchange Server 2013 Implement certificate-based Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Plan, deploy, migrate to, and support public folders Protect your users and organization with both policy-based and content-enforced security Design and implement message archiving, retention, and eDiscovery Administer, optimize, and document your Exchange Server 2013 environment Architect all aspects of an integrated, enterprise-level Exchange Server 2013 environment Integrate Exchange Server with SharePoint Site Mailboxes, Enterprise Search, and more Leverage the robust Outlook client for Windows, Mac, Web, tablet, and mobile phones