Administering Windows Server 2008 Server Core by John Paul Mueller

By John Paul Mueller

Microsoft's new GUI-less Server middle is a command line model of home windows Server 2008 that gives higher protection, lowered measurement, and quicker entry. inside of this accomplished advisor, you can find every thing you must fast grasp this modern re-creation. choked with directions and useful examples, this ebook teaches you the way to function in a windowless surroundings, together with utilizing the entire instructions, growing BAT documents, operating with scripts, utilizing registry hacks, coping with distant structures, and extra. contains top practices, fifty two essential command line tips, and an alphabetical checklist of the entire instructions.

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Notice that this list doesn’t include a database server. Some server roles still require a GUI and you have to consider that issue when installing Server Core. Reduced Security Risks Security is a major problem for most companies today. Microsoft is promoting the idea of a reduced attack surface in many of their products. You only install what you actually need to perform a task. By reducing the amount of software on a system, you also reduce the number of items that someone can attack. A successful attack requires a security hole and, with fewer pieces of software, there are fewer holes to exploit.

Start by shutting down your system. Type ShutDown –S and press Enter to shut down your system. After you restart the system, type ShutDown -? and press Enter to display a list of other command line switches for this command. Now try working with some of the other command line utilities described in this chapter. Make sure you try using some of the RunDLL32 commands described in the chapter. Chapter 2 provides the next step in discovering the command prompt. You’ll discover how to configure the command prompt and perform a number of new tasks with it.

Many people begin using the Task Scheduler to run tasks that they could forget during normal work hours and then progress to afterhours tasks. You’ll find a discussion of after-hours task scheduling in Chapter 8. Relying on Third-Party Utilities The tools that Microsoft provides for working at the command line are basic, simple, and not always the best tools at your disposal. However, Microsoft is actually spending a lot of time trying to upgrade their offerings with new features such as the OCList utility provided with Server Core.

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