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Networking All-In-One for Dummies, 6th Edition

Are you ready to build a network, but aren't sure where to start? Networking All-In-One For Dummies, 6th Edition walks you through the basics. With nine self-contained minibooks that feature the latest updates on networking trends, including revised content for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016, as well as updated coverage of broadband technologies, storage, and back-up, this fully-updated text will become your go-to guide for network development. This easy-to-understand guide gives you everything you need to dive into the network development game. Networking entails the connection of two or more computers, allowing them to share resources and exchange data. This is essential in the workplace, and has become highly popular in home settings as more and more people are connecting their home computers. Whether you're a network administrator or someone who wants to create a home-based network, understanding how to build your network effectively is critical to your success. * Learn networking basics, including what a network is and how to build one * Understand how to effectively carry out network administration while maintaining high levels of security * Explore different types of networking, including wireless and mobile * Leverage the most up to date information that covers the latest networking trends and practices Networking All-In-One For Dummies, 6th Edition is the best-selling resource you need to catch up on the latest networking tools and trends.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1 Book I: Planning a Network 5 Chapter 1: Understanding Networks 7 Chapter 2: Planning a Network 23 Chapter 3: Installing Network Hardware 41 Chapter 4: Setting Up a Server 53 Chapter 5: Configuring Windows Clients 63 Chapter 6: Mac Networking 73 Chapter 7: Configuring Other Network Features 81 Chapter 8: Setting Up a Wireless Network 89 Book II: Network Administration 119 Chapter 1: Help Wanted: Job Description for a Network Administrator 121 Chapter 2: Security 101 135 Chapter 3: Managing User Accounts 145 Chapter 4: Firewalls and Virus Protection 153 Chapter 5: Blocking Spam 165 Chapter 6: Managing Network Software 177 Chapter 7: Solving Network Problems 189 Chapter 8: Backing Up Your Data 205 Chapter 9: Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning 217 Book III: Protocols 225 Chapter 1: Understanding Network Protocols and Standards 227 Chapter 2: Introduction to TCP/IP and the Internet 249 Chapter 3: Understanding IP Addresses 257 Chapter 4: Using DHCP 275 Chapter 5: Using DNS 291 Chapter 6: Using FTP 317 Chapter 7: TCP/IP Tools and Commands 339 Book IV: Going Virtual 365 Chapter 1: Introducing Virtualization 367 Chapter 2: Working with Hyper V 377 Chapter 3: Working with VMware 395 Chapter 4: Virtualizing Your Desktops 405 Book V: Remote Networking 413 Chapter 1: Managing Mobile Devices 415 Chapter 2: Working with VPN for Remote Access 429 Chapter 3: Using Remote Desktop Access 435 Chapter 4: Using Remote Assistance 447 Book VI: Cloud Networking 455 Chapter 1: Cloudy with a Chance of Gigabytes 457 Chapter 2: Using Essential Cloud Services 467 Chapter 3: Administering Office 365 477 Chapter 4: Using SharePoint Online 485 Book VII: Windows Server 2016 Reference 497 Chapter 1: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2016 499 Chapter 2: Managing Windows Server 2016 513 Chapter 3: Dealing with Active Directory 529 Chapter 4: Managing Windows User Accounts 541 Chapter 5: Managing a File Server 563 Chapter 6: Using Group Policy 577 Chapter 7: Troubleshooting 589 Chapter 8: Windows Commands 601 Book VIII: Using Other Windows Servers 629 Chapter 1: Using Internet Information Services 631 Chapter 2: Managing Exchange Server 2016 641 Chapter 3: Using SQL Server 2014 659 Book IX: Managing Linux Systems 675 Chapter 1: Installing a Linux Server 677 Chapter 2: Getting Used to Linux 689 Chapter 3: Basic Linux Network Configuration 701 Chapter 4: Running DHCP and DNS 713 Chapter 5: Doing the Samba Dance 723 Chapter 6: Running Apache 737 Chapter 7: Running Sendmail 749 Chapter 8: Running FTP 759 Chapter 9: Linux Commands 765 Appendix A: Directory of Useful Websites 793 Appendix B: Glossary 801 Index 829

About the Author

Doug Lowe has been managing networks for over 20 years and is currently information technology director for a civil engineering firm. A prolific author, he has written more than 30 For Dummies books. Doug has demystified everything from memory management to client/server computing.

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