An Administrator’s Guide to Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Essentials

From Boon Tee


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Introducing the first book published on Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Essentials. This book is a step by step guide for administrators and IT Professionals who are deploying, installing, configuring and managing Windows Server 2012 Essentials.


The book takes a pictorial guide through the various components and functionality of the operating system and provides the user with a comprehensive overview of the different options available in configuring and maintaining the server. Readers with a very basic understanding of networking may find some of the concepts challenging, but not overwhelming. Ideally, the reader should have a decent understanding of computer operations, and be able to perform standard computer tasks without much reference to manuals. Advanced readers will find this book a useful reference guide.


Table of Contents.


  • Chapter 1: What is Windows Server 2012 Essentials
  • Chapter 2: Getting Started
  • Chapter 3: Post-Installation Tasks
  • Chapter 4: Users
  • Chapter 5: Computers and Backup
  • Chapter 6: Server Folders and Hard Drives
  • Chapter 7: Applications
  • Chapter 8: Server Settings
  • Chapter 9: Access Anywhere
  • Chapter 10: Monitoring
  • Chapter 11: Putting It Together

Registered purchasers of the first edition of this book, are entitled to a free addendum to the book. This addendum will include an additional three advanced topics that are not in the scope of this book. The chapters will take the reader beyond the basics of this book and examine the process of working with Virtualization using Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V, how to extend the network with additional servers, and how to grow the server beyond the 25 users and devices limitation.


  • Title: An Administrators Guide to Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Essentials
  • Author: Boon Tee
  • Format: Adobe PDF e-book
  • First Published: January 2013
  • ISBN: 978-0-9875103-0-3
  • Pages: 190
  • Price: $14.95 (Australian Dollars)

One Thought on “An Administrator’s Guide to Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Essentials

  1. Joe Raby on January 18, 2013 at 4:11 pm said:

    This looks like good stuff.

    I have to say though, I’ve been checking out Windows Storage Server 2012 and I’m thinking that there may be some businesses that may be able to utilize it with just Intune for desktop management. I look at Windows Storage Server 2012 Standard and it almost looks like a Mac Time Capsule on steroids. You’ve got DNS and DHCP support, so it provides some of the functionality that a router provides, but you also have your storage. Could it be that Storage Server Standard could be used as a network router appliance if you use the virtualization stack to isolate the network control from storage? This, in combination with a decent router with firewall for WAN routing, gives you at least better control of basic network services (sans AD of course). Set up some creative VLAN’s with Hyper-V, and you’ve got something that serves small businesses well – and it’s cheaper and requires less hardware than Server Essentials.

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