From the Back Cover
Here′s the easy–to–use reference you′ve wished for — all things network–related in one book! So you′re in charge of a network? That′s great — and a great big job! Let this book be your one–stop guide. You′ll find out about network standards, popular network operating systems, servers, how to plan and set up a network, security secrets, troubleshooting recommendations, what to do with wireless and mobile networking variations, and much more! Networking 101 — start here for the latest in network protocols, standards, hardware, and operating systems Building plans — create a plan for your network, install the hardware and server operating system, and explore virtualization technologies Safety first — secure your network while keeping it easily accessible for users Internet intrigue — work with the all–important TCP/IP protocols and DHCP, FTP, and DNS For those on the go — set up and manage networks for iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, and netbook users All about servers — install and administer servers using Windows Server 2008 R2, earlier versions of Windows Server, SQL Server 2008, SharePoint 2010, and others A line on Linux — see how to install Fedora and set up a Windows–compatible file server and Internet server Open the book and find: What networking is and how it works How VMware can help you manage your servers Tips on setting up a firewall All about TCP/IP tools and commands Advice on wireless networking with Bluetooth How to manage mobile users A handy reference to Windows networking commands Dozens of helpful Web sites 9 books in 1 Networking Basics Building a Network Network Administration and Security TCP/IP and the Internet Wireless Networking Mobile Networking Windows Server 2008 R2 Reference Using Other Windows Servers Managing Linux Systems
About the Author
Doug Lowe is the information technology director for a civil engineering firm and a veteran network manager. He has written several editions of this book and Networking For Dummies , both bestsellers. Doug′s 50–plus books have demystified everything from Microsoft Office to creating Web pages.