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This must-read guide is divided into three distinct sections: fundamental concepts, tutorial, and reference. The first three chapters are a basic discussion of the network protocols and services. This discussion provides the fundamental concepts necessary to understand the rest of the book. The remaining chapters provide a how-to tutorial for planning, installing and configuring various important network services. The book concludes with three appendixes that are technical references for various configuration options. Content specifics include how to:
Install, configure, and manage a Microsoft DNS and Windows DHCP server
Control remote communications with Microsoft RRAS software
Protect hosts with Internet Connection Firewalls
Configure Internet and Intranet Web services with IIS
Design proper security into your network
Troubleshoot the network when problems develop
After you've turned the final page of "Windows Server 2003 Network Administration, you'll not only understand how to network, but also "why it needs to be done.
Preface 1. Overview of TCP/IP TCP/IP and the Internet A Data Communications Model TCP/IP Protocol Architecture Network Access Layer Internet Layer Transport Layer Application Layer Summary 2. Delivering the Data Addressing, Routing, and Multiplexing The IP Address Internet Routing Architecture The Routing Table Address Resolution Protocols, Ports, and Sockets Summary 3. Network Services Names and Addresses The HOSTS File LMHOSTS Domain Name System Windows Internet Name Service SMB and CIFS Mail Services Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol Dynamic DNS Active Directory Basics Summary 4. Basic TCP/IP Configuration Network Device onfiguration General TCP/IP Configuration Adding More Configuration Details Summary 5. Managing DHCP Services Basic Microsoft DHCP Concepts Planning for DHCP Installing the DHCP Server Using the DHCP Console DHCP Server Administration Creating a MADCAP Server Summary 6. Creating a DNS Server Domains Versus Zones The Microsoft DNS Server Planning a DNS Server Installation Installing the DNS Server Initial Configuration The DNS Files The DNS Console Using nslookup Summary 7. Using AD to Support Network Administration Moving from Workgroups to Domain Environments TCP/IP for AD Transport, Access, and Support Using Group Policy to Manage Network Protocols Summary 8. Controlling Remote Communications with Microsoft Routing and Remote Access Service Routing Services Protocol Filtering (Basic Firewall Services) Remote Access Planning and Deployment Configuring Dial-up or VPN Access Advanced Virtual Private Network (VPN) Process and Configuration Configuring Clients to Use Remote Access Configuring Logging and Accounting (Auditing) for Remote Access Summary 9. Protecting Hosts with Windows Host Firewalls Firewall Basics Internet Connection Sharing Windows Firewall Routing and Remote Access Basic Firewall Protocol Filters Which Firewall Services Should You Use? Summary 10. Centralizing Authentication and Authorization with Internet uthentication Server The RADIUS Protocol Installing and Configuring IAS Configuring IAS as a RADIUS Proxy Securing Communications Between RRAS and IAS Configuring IAS for Use with VLANs Securing Wireless Access with IAS Using Backup and Restore (Importing IAS Configuration) Providing Load Balancing for Multiple RAS Servers Using IAS to Protect the Network from Bad Computers Summary 11. Protecting Network Communications with Internet Protocol Security IPSec Basics Specifics of the Windows Implementation Configuring a Windows IPSec Policy Extending IPSec Operations Designing IPSec Policies to Meet Secure Communications Needs Hardening IPSecurity Policies Summary 12. Configuring Internet and Intranet Web Services with IIS Server Preparation and IIS Installation Installing and Configuring Web Servers and Sites IIS Mail Services Installing and Running IIS Applications Summary 13. Network Security Administration Security Administration Framework Windows Security Posture Configuring Advanced Network Security Features Summary 14. Troubleshooting TCP/IP Approaching a Problem Diagnostic Tools Testing Basic Connectivity Troubleshooting Network Access Checking Routing Checking Name Service Analyzing Protocol Problems Protocol Case Study Summary A. DHCP Options B. DHCP Audit Log Identifiers C. DNS Resource Records Index
Craig Hunt has worked with computer systems for the last twenty years, including a stint with the federal government as both a programmer and systems programmer. He joined Honeywell to work on the WWMCCS network in the days before TCP/IP, back when the network used NCP. After Honeywell, Craig went to work for the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He's still there today and is currently the leader of the Network Engineering Group. Craig is the author of TCP/IP Network Administration and other O'Reilly books. Roberta Bragg is well-known in the industry for her successful security and networking books. She speaks regularly at conferences.