Windows Server 2016 Unleashed (includes Content Update Program)

Rand Morimoto / Jeffrey Shapiro / Guy Yardeni / Omar Droubi / Michael Noel / Andrew Abbate  
Sams Publishing
Total pages
September 2017
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Windows Server 2016 Unleashed (includes Content Update Program)
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This is the most comprehensive and realistic guide to Windows Server 2016 planning, design, prototyping, implementation, migration, administration, and support. Extensively updated, it contains unsurpassed independent and objective coverage of Windows Server 2016's key innovations, including the cloud, containers, and Windows 10 integration.


Windows Server 2016 Unleashed reflects the authors’ extraordinary experience implementing Windows Server 2016 in large-scale environments since its earliest alpha releases, reaching back more than two years prior to its official launch. Microsoft MVP Rand Morimoto and his colleagues fully address every aspect of deploying and operating Windows Server 2016, including Active Directory, networking and core application services, security, migration from Windows Server 2003/2008, administration, fault tolerance, optimization, troubleshooting, and much more.


  • Comprehensive, practical reference to the new version of Microsoft's flagship server operating system
  • Provides insight into the new virtualization tools, cloud platforms, Web resources, management enhancements, and Windows 10 integration
  • Loaded with practical, independent advice that will save IT Pros time, effort, and money
  • Two entirely new sections - the cloud and containers

New to this Edition

All screen shots and art will have to change. There are many services and features which have changed or which have been removed from the product. The author will need to review the entire 2012 book (and RC2 2012) against the new Server OS to decide what stays, what gets rewritten and what gets added. In terms of the actual amount of work involved I would put it at between a 60-70% revision. Jeff will need some co authors.

Table of Contents

Part I: Windows Server 2016 Overview
Chapter 1  Windows Server 2016 Technology Primer
Chapter 2  Planning, Prototyping, Migrating, and Deploying Windows Server 2016
Chapter 3  Installing Windows Server 2016 and Server Core
Part II: Windows Server 2016 Active Directory
Chapter 4  Active Directory Domain Services Primer
Chapter 5  Designing a Windows Server 2016 Active Directory
Chapter 6  Designing Organizational Unit and Group Structure
Chapter 7  Active Directory Infrastructure
Chapter 8  Creating Federated Forests and Lightweight Directories
Part III: Networking Services
Chapter 9  Domain Name System, WINS, and DNSSEC
Chapter 10  DHCP, IPv6, IPAM
Chapter 11  Internet Information Services
Part IV: Security
Chapter 12  Sever-Level Security
Chapter 13  Securing Data in Transit
Chapter 14  Network Policy and Access Services, Routing and Remote Access, and DirectAccess
Part V: Migrating to Windows Server 2016
Chapter 15  Migrating to Active Directory 2016
Chapter 16  Compatibility Testing
Part VI: Windows Server 2016 Administration and Management
Chapter 17  Windows Server 2016 Administration
Chapter 18  Windows Server 2016 Group Policies and Policy Management
Chapter 19  Windows Server 2016 Management and Maintenance Practices
Chapter 20  Automating Tasks Using PowerShell Scripting
Chapter 21  Documenting a Windows Server 2016 Environment
Part VII: Remote and Mobile Technologies
Chapter 22  Server-to-Client Remote and Mobile Access
Chapter 23  Remote Desktop Services
Part VIII: Desktop Administration
Chapter 24  Windows Server 2016 Administration Tools for Desktops
Chapter 25  Group Policy Management for Network Clients
Chapter 26  Storage
Part IX: Fault Tolerance Technologies
Chapter 27  File System Management and Fault Tolerance
Chapter 28  Operational Fault Tolerance (Clustering / Network Load Balancing)
Chapter 29  Backing Up the Windows Server 2016 Environment
Chapter 30  Recovering from a Disaster
Part X: Optimizing, Tuning, Debugging, and Problem Solving
Chapter 31  Optimizing Windows 2016 for Branch Office Communications
Chapter 32  Logging and Debugging
Chapter 33  Capacity Analysis and Performance Optimization
Part XI: Integrated Windows Application Services
Chapter 34  SharePoint 2016 Products
Chapter 35  Windows Server Virtualization
Chapter 36  Integrating System Center Operations Manager 2016 with Windows Server 2016