Key FeaturesGet the first book on the market to unleash the power of Windows Server 2016, which improves the lives of thousands of enterprise usersBe the first to leverage the advent of Containers and Nano Server on Windows Server 2016, which utilizes the resources efficiently and increases productivity.This practical, recipe-based approach helps you to delivering global-scale cloud services into your infrastructure using Windows Server 2016Book DescriptionThis book contains practical and exciting recipes that will help you understand the essential administrative tasks in Windows Server 2016. You’ll start by familiarizing yourself with the look and feel of Windows Server 2016, and will then learn how to navigate through some daily tasks using the graphical interface. You will see how to compose optimal Group Policies and facilitate task automation with PowerShell 5.0 scripting. We will also take a look at the functions available to provide remote network access to your traveling users, and explore the much anticipated Nano Server and Hyper-V built-in integration support that is brand new in Windows Server 2016.By the end of this book, you will know how to take your Windows Server 2016-powered server and turn it into any common infrastructure role that might be required in your company.What you will learnBuild the infrastructure required for a successful Windows networkNavigate the new Server 2016 interface efficientlyImplement solid networking and security practices into your Windows Server environmentDesign your own PKI and start issuing certificates todayExplore the brand-new Nano Server functionalityEnable nested virtualization on Hyper-V and ServerConnect your remote laptops back to the corporate network using Microsoft's own remote access technologies, including DirectAccessProvide a centralized point for users to access applications and data by configuring Remote Desktop ServicesCompose optimal Group PoliciesFacilitate task automation with PowerShell 5.0 scriptingAbout the AuthorJordan Krause is a Microsoft MVP in the Enterprise Security group. He has the unique opportunity to work with the Microsoft networking technologies daily as a senior engineer at IVO Networks. Jordan specializes in Microsoft DirectAccess and has authored Microsoft DirectAccess Best Practices and Troubleshooting, Packt Publishing, one of the few books available worldwide on this subject. His additional technical expertise includes Microsoft Unified Access Gateway (UAG) and Microsoft Threat Management Gateway (TMG). He spends the majority of each workday planning, designing, and implementing DirectAccess for companies around the world.Committed to continuous learning, Jordan holds Microsoft certifications as an MCP, MCTS, MCSA, and MCITP Enterprise Administrator. He regularly writes tech notes and articles reflecting his experiences with the Microsoft networking technologies; these can be found at: http://www.ivonetworks.com/news.Jordan also strives to spend time helping the DirectAccess community, mostly by way of the Microsoft TechNet forums. Always open to direct contact, he encourages anyone who needs assistance to head over to the forums and find him personally. Jordan lives and works in the ever-changing climate that is Michigan.
Author: Jordan Krause