Windows Server Cookbook


book cover
Windows Server Cookbook
By Robbie Allen
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Publisher: O'Reilly
Pub Date: March 2005
ISBN: 0-596-00633-0
Pages: 696
 

Table of Contents  | Index  | Examples  | Errata
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This practical reference guide offers hundreds of useful tasks for managing Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003, Microsoft's latest server. These concise, on-the-job solutions to common problems are certain to save you many hours of time searching through Microsoft documentation. Topics include files, event logs, security, DHCP, DNS, backup/restore, and more.


book cover
Windows Server Cookbook
By Robbie Allen
...............................................
Publisher: O'Reilly
Pub Date: March 2005
ISBN: 0-596-00633-0
Pages: 696
 

Table of Contents  | Index  | Examples  | Errata

   Dedication
   Copyright
   Foreword
   Preface
      Who Should Read This Book
      What's in This Book
      Conventions Used in This Book
      Using Code Examples
      Safari Enabled
      We'd Like to Hear from You
      Acknowledgments
        Chapter 1.  Introduction
      Section 1.1.  Approach to the Book
      Section 1.2.  Where to Find the Tools
      Section 1.3.  Running Tools with Alternate Credentials
      Section 1.4.  A Brief Word on Windows Scripting
      Section 1.5.  Getting the Most Out of Your Scripts
      Section 1.6.  Where to Find More Information
        Chapter 2.  System Configuration
      Introduction
      Recipe 2.1.  Activating Windows Server 2003
      Recipe 2.2.  Configuring Automatic Updates
      Recipe 2.3.  Disabling Windows Update
      Recipe 2.4.  Installing or Uninstalling a Windows Component
      Recipe 2.5.  Installing an Application or Service Pack via Group Policy
      Recipe 2.6.  Viewing System Properties
      Recipe 2.7.  Setting the System Time, Date, and Time Zone
      Recipe 2.8.  Setting the Name of a Server
      Recipe 2.9.  Joining a Server to a Domain
      Recipe 2.10.  Testing and Resetting the Secure Channel
      Recipe 2.11.  Viewing and Setting Environment Variables
      Recipe 2.12.  Configuring Page Files
      Recipe 2.13.  Putting System Information on the Desktop
      Recipe 2.14.  Configuring System Startup Options
      Recipe 2.15.  Configuring System Failure Options
      Recipe 2.16.  Viewing System Uptime
      Recipe 2.17.  Disabling the Manage/Configure Your Server Screen
      Recipe 2.18.  Disabling Shutdown Tracker
      Recipe 2.19.  Restarting or Shutting Down a Server
        Chapter 3.  Disks, Drives, and Volumes
      Introduction
      Recipe 3.1.  Viewing the Disk, Drive, and Volume Layout
      Recipe 3.2.  Converting a Basic Disk to Dynamic
      Recipe 3.3.  Enabling Disk Performance Statistics
      Recipe 3.4.  Formatting a Volume
      Recipe 3.5.  Setting the Drive Letter of a Volume
      Recipe 3.6.  Setting the Label of a Volume
      Recipe 3.7.  Cleaning Up a Volume
      Recipe 3.8.  Defragmenting a Volume
      Recipe 3.9.  Compressing a Volume
      Recipe 3.10.  Checking a Volume for Errors
      Recipe 3.11.  Making a Disk or Volume Read-Only
      Recipe 3.12.  Mapping a Network Drive
      Recipe 3.13.  Creating a Virtual Drive to Another Drive or Folder
      Recipe 3.14.  Finding Large Files and Folders on a Volume
      Recipe 3.15.  Enabling Disk Quotas
      Recipe 3.16.  Configuring a Disk Quota for a User
      Recipe 3.17.  Viewing Disk Quota Usage
        Chapter 4.  Files, Folders, and Shares
      Introduction
      Recipe 4.1.  Creating and Deleting a File
      Recipe 4.2.  Creating and Deleting a Folder
      Recipe 4.3.  Undeleting a File
      Recipe 4.4.  Securely Deleting a File
      Recipe 4.5.  Viewing the Properties of a File or Folder
      Recipe 4.6.  Creating a Shortcut
      Recipe 4.7.  Creating a Link or Junction Point
      Recipe 4.8.  Creating a Program Alias
      Recipe 4.9.  Searching for Files or Folders
      Recipe 4.10.  Copying, Moving, or Renaming a File or Folder
      Recipe 4.11.  Comparing Files or Folders
      Recipe 4.12.  Hiding a File or Folder
      Recipe 4.13.  Making a File or Folder Read-Only
      Recipe 4.14.  Compressing a File or Folder
      Recipe 4.15.  Encrypting a File or Folder
      Recipe 4.16.  Replacing a File That Is in Use
      Recipe 4.17.  Taking Ownership of a File or Folder
      Recipe 4.18.  Finding Who Last Opened or Modified a File
      Recipe 4.19.  Finding Open Files
      Recipe 4.20.  Finding the Process That Has a File Open
      Recipe 4.21.  Viewing File Activity
      Recipe 4.22.  Performing an Action on Several Files at Once
      Recipe 4.23.  Creating and Deleting Shares
      Recipe 4.24.  Viewing Shares
      Recipe 4.25.  Restricting Access to a Share
      Recipe 4.26.  Enabling Web Sharing
      Recipe 4.27.  Publishing a Share in Active Directory
        Chapter 5.  Running and Scheduling Tasks
      Introduction
      Recipe 5.1.  Running a Task with Alternate Credentials
      Recipe 5.2.  Running a Task on a Remote Server
      Recipe 5.3.  Running a Task When a User Logs On
      Recipe 5.4.  Running a Task via a Login Script
      Recipe 5.5.  Running a Task via Group Policy
      Recipe 5.6.  Listing Automatic Tasks
      Recipe 5.7.  Scheduling a Task
      Recipe 5.8.  Deleting a Scheduled Task
      Recipe 5.9.  Listing the Scheduled Tasks
        Chapter 6.  Processes
      Introduction
      Recipe 6.1.  Setting the Priority of a Process
      Recipe 6.2.  Suspending a Process
      Recipe 6.3.  Killing a Process
      Recipe 6.4.  Viewing the Running Processes
      Recipe 6.5.  Searching Processes
      Recipe 6.6.  Finding the Services Run from a Process
      Recipe 6.7.  Viewing the Properties of a Process
      Recipe 6.8.  Viewing the Performance Statistics of a Process
      Recipe 6.9.  Viewing the DLLs Being Used by a Process
      Recipe 6.10.  Viewing the APIs Called by a Process
      Recipe 6.11.  Viewing the Handles a Process Has Open
      Recipe 6.12.  Viewing the Network Ports a Process Has Open
      Recipe 6.13.  Script: Process Doctor
      Recipe 6.14.  Script: Process Terminator
        Chapter 7.  Services
      Introduction
      Recipe 7.1.  Starting and Stopping a Service
      Recipe 7.2.  Running Any Program or Script as a Service
      Recipe 7.3.  Removing a Service
      Recipe 7.4.  Setting the Service Startup Type
      Recipe 7.5.  Setting the Service Account and Password
      Recipe 7.6.  Performing an Action Automatically When a Service Fails
      Recipe 7.7.  Viewing the List of Services
      Recipe 7.8.  Searching Services
      Recipe 7.9.  Finding the Process a Service Is Running From
      Recipe 7.10.  Viewing the Antecedent and Dependent Services for a Service
      Recipe 7.11.  Viewing the Service Load Order
      Recipe 7.12.  Viewing the Startup History of a Service
      Recipe 7.13.  Granting the Permission to Manage One or More Services
      Recipe 7.14.  Script: Robust Service Restart
      Recipe 7.15.  Script: Service Monitor
        Chapter 8.  Event Logs
      Introduction
      Recipe 8.1.  Creating an Event
      Recipe 8.2.  Viewing Events
      Recipe 8.3.  Creating a New Event Log
      Recipe 8.4.  Viewing the Size of an Event Log
      Recipe 8.5.  Setting the Maximum Size of an Event Log
      Recipe 8.6.  Setting the Event Log Retention Policy
      Recipe 8.7.  Clearing the Events in an Event Log
      Recipe 8.8.  Restricting Access to an Event Log
      Recipe 8.9.  Searching an Event Log on a Server
      Recipe 8.10.  Searching the Event Logs on Multiple Servers
      Recipe 8.11.  Archiving an Event Log
      Recipe 8.12.  Finding More Information About an Event
      Recipe 8.13.  Triggering an Action When an Event Occurs
      Recipe 8.14.  Script: Event Watcher
        Chapter 9.  Registry
      Introduction
      Recipe 9.1.  Creating and Deleting a Key
      Recipe 9.2.  Setting a Value
      Recipe 9.3.  Setting Keys or Values Using Group Policy
      Recipe 9.4.  Exporting Registry Files
      Recipe 9.5.  Importing Registry Files
      Recipe 9.6.  Searching the Registry
      Recipe 9.7.  Comparing the Registry
      Recipe 9.8.  Restricting Access to the Registry
      Recipe 9.9.  Backing Up and Restoring the Registry
      Recipe 9.10.  Creating a Registry Link
      Recipe 9.11.  Setting the Maximum Registry Size
      Recipe 9.12.  Monitoring Registry Activity
      Recipe 9.13.  Viewing Processes That Have a Registry Key Open
        Chapter 10.  Network Configuration
      Introduction
      Recipe 10.1.  Viewing the Network Configuration
      Recipe 10.2.  Disabling a Connection
      Recipe 10.3.  Configuring an IP Address
      Recipe 10.4.  Renewing or Releasing a DHCP IP Address
      Recipe 10.5.  Configuring DNS Settings
      Recipe 10.6.  Registering DNS Records or Flushing the DNS Cache
      Recipe 10.7.  Finding a Computer's Active Directory Site
      Recipe 10.8.  Managing Routes
      Recipe 10.9.  Viewing the Open Ports and Connections
      Recipe 10.10.  Troubleshooting Network Connectivity Problems
      Recipe 10.11.  Viewing Network Traffic
      Recipe 10.12.  Configuring TCP/IP Filtering
      Recipe 10.13.  Measuring Link Speed and Latency Between Two Hosts
      Recipe 10.14.  Installing the IPv6 Stack
        Chapter 11.  Security Best Practices
      Introduction
      Recipe 11.1.  Analyzing Your Security Configuration
      Recipe 11.2.  Enabling Auditing
      Recipe 11.3.  Renaming the Administrator and Guest Accounts
      Recipe 11.4.  Disabling or Removing Unused Accounts, Services, and Software
      Recipe 11.5.  Enabling Screensaver Locking
      Recipe 11.6.  Disabling Storage of the LM Password Hash
      Recipe 11.7.  Requiring Strong Passwords
      Recipe 11.8.  Getting Notified of New Security Vulnerabilities
      Recipe 11.9.  Script: Mass Admin Password Changer
        Chapter 12.  Internet Information Services 6.0
      Introduction
      Recipe 12.1.  Installing IIS
      Recipe 12.2.  Stopping and Starting IIS
      Recipe 12.3.  Creating Web Sites
      Recipe 12.4.  Hosting Multiple Web Sites
      Recipe 12.5.  Creating Virtual Directories
      Recipe 12.6.  Configuring Web Permissions
      Recipe 12.7.  Configuring IP Address and Domain Name Restrictions
      Recipe 12.8.  Configuring Web Site Authentication
      Recipe 12.9.  Obtaining and Installing SSL Certificates
      Recipe 12.10.  Enabling SSL on a Web Site
      Recipe 12.11.  Backing Up SSL Certificates
      Recipe 12.12.  Configuring Web Site QoS Settings
      Recipe 12.13.  Configuring Web Site Logging
      Recipe 12.14.  Configuring Web Site Redirection
      Recipe 12.15.  Enabling Direct Metabase Editing
      Recipe 12.16.  Backing Up and Restoring the Metabase
      Recipe 12.17.  Exporting and Importing the Metabase
      Recipe 12.18.  Enabling Dynamic Content
      Recipe 12.19.  Creating Application Pools
      Recipe 12.20.  Configuring Application Pool Identities
      Recipe 12.21.  Creating Applications
      Recipe 12.22.  Isolating Applications into Pools
      Recipe 12.23.  Configuring Application Pool Recycling
      Recipe 12.24.  Creating FTP Sites
      Recipe 12.25.  Configuring FTP Authentication
      Recipe 12.26.  Configuring FTP User Isolation
        Chapter 13.  Domain Name System (DNS)
      Introduction
      Recipe 13.1.  Installing the DNS Server
      Recipe 13.2.  Starting and Stopping the DNS Server
      Recipe 13.3.  Modifying DNS Server Configuration
      Recipe 13.4.  Creating a Zone
      Recipe 13.5.  Viewing a DNS Server's Zones
      Recipe 13.6.  Converting a Zone to an Active Directory-Integrated Zone
      Recipe 13.7.  Moving Active Directory-Integrated Zones into an Application Partition
      Recipe 13.8.  Creating a Stub Zone
      Recipe 13.9.  Configuring Conditional Forwarding
      Recipe 13.10.  Configuring Zone Transfer
      Recipe 13.11.  Creating and Deleting Resource Records
      Recipe 13.12.  Querying Resource Records
      Recipe 13.13.  Scavenging Old Resource Records
      Recipe 13.14.  Clearing the DNS Cache
      Recipe 13.15.  Enabling DNS Server Debug Logging
      Recipe 13.16.  Viewing DNS Server Utilization Statistics
      Recipe 13.17.  Preventing Cache Pollution on DNS Servers
      Recipe 13.18.  Preventing Windows Clients from Attempting Dynamic Updates
      Recipe 13.19.  Script: DNS Server Configuration Checker
        Chapter 14.  DHCP Server
      Introduction
      Recipe 14.1.  Installing DHCP Server
      Recipe 14.2.  Authorizing a DHCP Server
      Recipe 14.3.  Configuring Server Options
      Recipe 14.4.  Enabling Address Conflict Detection
      Recipe 14.5.  Creating a Scope
      Recipe 14.6.  Creating a Superscope
      Recipe 14.7.  Activating or Deactivating a Scope
      Recipe 14.8.  Configuring Scope Options
      Recipe 14.9.  Enabling Dynamic DNS Updates from the DHCP Server
      Recipe 14.10.  Managing the Leases for a Scope
      Recipe 14.11.  Creating a Reservation
      Recipe 14.12.  Enabling DHCP Audit Logging
      Recipe 14.13.  Modifying the DHCP Database and Audit Log Paths
      Recipe 14.14.  Backing Up the DHCP Database
      Recipe 14.15.  Restoring the DHCP Database
      Recipe 14.16.  Importing and Exporting DHCP Server Configuration
      Recipe 14.17.  Viewing DHCP Utilization Statistics
      Recipe 14.18.  Finding the DHCP Servers on a Subnet
      Recipe 14.19.  Running DHCP Server on a Domain Controller
        Chapter 15.  Active Directory
      Introduction
      Recipe 15.1.  Creating a New Active Directory Forest
      Recipe 15.2.  Promoting a Domain Controller from Media
      Recipe 15.3.  Uninstalling Active Directory
      Recipe 15.4.  Upgrading from Windows 2000 to Windows Server 2003
      Recipe 15.5.  Raising the Functional Level
      Recipe 15.6.  Backing Up Active Directory
      Recipe 15.7.  Restoring Active Directory
      Recipe 15.8.  Searching for Objects in a Domain
      Recipe 15.9.  Creating an Object
      Recipe 15.10.  Modifying an Object
      Recipe 15.11.  Moving an Object
      Recipe 15.12.  Moving an Object to a Different Domain
      Recipe 15.13.  Renaming an Object
      Recipe 15.14.  Deleting an Object
      Recipe 15.15.  Exporting and Importing Objects Using LDIF or CSV
      Recipe 15.16.  Finding the Closest Domain Controller
      Recipe 15.17.  Enabling and Disabling the Global Catalog
      Recipe 15.18.  Finding the FSMO Role Holders
      Recipe 15.19.  Transferring or Seizing a FSMO Role
      Recipe 15.20.  Creating and Removing a Trust
      Recipe 15.21.  Viewing the Trusts for a Domain
      Recipe 15.22.  Verifying and Resetting Trusts
      Recipe 15.23.  Enabling Diagnostics Logging
      Recipe 15.24.  Script: Displaying the Structure of a Forest
        Chapter 16.  Domain User, Group, and Computer Accounts
      Introduction
      Recipe 16.1.  Creating a User Account
      Recipe 16.2.  Creating a Large Number of Users
      Recipe 16.3.  Modifying an Attribute for Several Users at Once
      Recipe 16.4.  Unlocking a User
      Recipe 16.5.  Troubleshooting Account Lockout Problems
      Recipe 16.6.  Viewing and Modifying the Account Lockout and Password Policies
      Recipe 16.7.  Enabling and Disabling a User Account
      Recipe 16.8.  Setting a User's Password
      Recipe 16.9.  Setting a User's Account Options
      Recipe 16.10.  Setting a User's Profile Attributes
      Recipe 16.11.  Finding a User's Last Logon Time
      Recipe 16.12.  Creating a Group Account
      Recipe 16.13.  Viewing the Members of a Group
      Recipe 16.14.  Viewing a User's Group Membership
      Recipe 16.15.  Adding and Removing Members of a Group
      Recipe 16.16.  Changing the Scope or Type of a Group
      Recipe 16.17.  Creating a Computer Account
      Recipe 16.18.  Joining a Computer to a Domain
      Recipe 16.19.  Renaming a Computer
      Recipe 16.20.  Resetting a Computer Account
        Chapter 17.  Exchange Server 2003
      Introduction
      Recipe 17.1.  Preparing Active Directory for Exchange
      Recipe 17.2.  Installing the First Exchange Server
      Recipe 17.3.  Installing Additional Exchange Servers
      Recipe 17.4.  Installing an Exchange Service Pack
      Recipe 17.5.  Creating Unattended Installation Files for Exchange and Exchange Service Pack
      Recipe 17.6.  Installing Exchange Management Tools
      Recipe 17.7.  Delegating Exchange for the First Time
      Recipe 17.8.  Stopping and Starting Exchange Server
      Recipe 17.9.  Mail-Enabling a User
      Recipe 17.10.  Mail-Disabling a User
      Recipe 17.11.  Mailbox-Enabling a User
      Recipe 17.12.  Deleting a User's Mailbox
      Recipe 17.13.  Purging a Deleted Mailbox
      Recipe 17.14.  Reconnecting a Deleted Mailbox
      Recipe 17.15.  Enumerating Disconnected Mailboxes
      Recipe 17.16.  Moving a Mailbox
      Recipe 17.17.  Viewing Mailbox Sizes and Message Counts
      Recipe 17.18.  Mail-Enabling a Contact
      Recipe 17.19.  Mail-Disabling a Contact
      Recipe 17.20.  Creating a Mail-Enabled Distribution List
      Recipe 17.21.  Creating a Query-Based Distribution List
      Recipe 17.22.  Creating an Address List
      Recipe 17.23.  Creating a Recipient Policy
      Recipe 17.24.  Creating a Storage Group
      Recipe 17.25.  Creating a Mailbox Store
      Recipe 17.26.  Listing Domain Controllers and Global Catalog Servers Used by an Exchange Server
      Recipe 17.27.  Mounting and Dismounting Mailbox Stores
        Appendix A.  Introduction to WSH
      Section A.1.  How to Write Scripts
      Section A.2.  WSH 2.0 Versus 5.6
        Appendix B.  Introduction to WMI
      Section B.1.  Referencing an Object
      Section B.2.  Enumerating Objects of a Particular Class
      Section B.3.  Searching with WQL
      Section B.4.  Authentication with WMI
        Appendix C.  Introduction to ADSI
      Section C.1.  Objects and Interfaces
      Section C.2.  Namespaces, ProgIDs, and ADsPaths
      Section C.3.  Retrieving Objects
        Appendix D.  List of Default Environment Variables
        Appendix E.  List of Default Processes
        Appendix F.  List of Default Services
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