Free eBook: TCP/IP Fundamentals for Microsoft Windows

This online book is a structured, introductory approach to the basic concepts and principles of the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) protocol suite, how the most important protocols function, and their basic configuration in the Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 families of operating systems. This book is primarily a discussion of concepts and principles to lay a conceptual foundation for the TCP/IP protocol suite and provides an integrated discussion of both Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) and Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6).

Free eBook: The Definitive Guide to Building a Windows Server 2008 Infrastructure – by Greg Shields


Windows Server 2008 is Microsoft’s first new server operating system in five years.  Some of its new features will change Windows administration as we know it.  Others may see a lot of hype in the market, but aren’t as compelling as they may seem. The Definitive Guide to Building Windows Server 2008 Infrastructure will assist you in learning the parts of Server 2008 that are important to building the best possible Windows backbone for your business.  You’ll learn about the features of Server 2008 that should be implemented as soon as possible.  At the same time, you’ll come away with an understanding of those where you might want to steer clear, or merely put on the back-burner for a little while.  

Whether you are interested in Server Manager, Active Directory, Storage Management, Server Core, Group Policy, Terminal Services, Security, or High Availability and Clustering, The Definitive Guide to Building Windows Server 2008 Infrastructure is your resource for understanding the value of Server 2008 and getting it implemented into your infrastructure in the best way possible.  This guide uses plain English and plenty of real-world examples to show you the steps necessary to get it up and running as well as the best ways to manage it over the long term.

Access to this expert publication is offered at no charge to readers. Available chapters may be downloaded in PDF format.

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