Windows Server 2012 – Introducing – BETA

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Chapter 1 The business need for Windows Server 2012 1
The rationale behind cloud computing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Making the transition 2
Cloud sourcing models 3
Cloud service models 4
Microsoft cloud facts 5
Technical requirements for successful cloud computing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Four ways Windows Server 2012 delivers value for cloud computing. . . 10
Foundation for building your private cloud 10
Highly available, easy-to-manage multi-server platform 12
Deploy web applications on-premises and in the cloud 13
Enabling the modern work style 14
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Chapter 2 Foundation for building your private cloud 17
A complete virtualization platform. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Hyper-V extensible switch 21
Network virtualization 31
Improved Live Migration 36
Enhanced quality of service 44
Resource metering 48

Increase scalability and performance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Expanded processor and memory support 50
Network adapter hardware acceleration 53
Offloaded Data Transfer (ODX) 56
Support for 4 KB sector disks 57
Dynamic Memory improvements 58
Virtual Fibre Channel 62
SMB 3 63
Improved VM import 67
VHDX disk format 68
Business continuity for virtualized workloads. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Hyper-V Replica 69
There’s more 77
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Chapter 3 Highly available, easy-to-manage
multi-server platform 81
Continuous availability. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
Failover Clustering enhancements 87
SMB Transparent Failover 113
Storage migration 113
Windows NIC Teaming 116
Chkdsk improvements 120
Easy conversion between installation options 121
Features On Demand 124
DHCP Server Failover 125
Cost efficiency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126
Storage Spaces 127
Thin Provisioning and Trim 134
Server for NFS data store 135
Management efficiency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136

The new Server Manager 137
Simplified Active Directory administration 143
PowerShell 3.0 147
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Chapter 4 Deploy web applications on premises and
in the cloud 155
Scalable and elastic web platform. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155
NUMA-aware scalability 156
Server Name Indication 159
Centralized SSL certificate support 162
IIS CPU throttling 168
Application Initialization 171
Dynamic IP Address Restrictions 172
FTP Logon Attempt Restrictions 176
Generating Windows PowerShell scripts using IIS
Configuration Editor 179
Support for open standards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .182
WebSocket 183
Support for HTML 5 185
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Chapter 5 Enabling the modern workstyle
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Access virtually anywhere, from any device. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .187
Unified remote access 188
Simplified VDI deployment 200
User-Device Affinity 208
Enhanced BranchCache 209
Branch Office Direct Printing 210
Full Windows experience. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .211
RemoteFX enhancements 211
Enhanced USB redirection 213

User Profile Disks 214
Enhanced security and compliance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
Dynamic Access Control 217
BitLocker enhancements 220
DNSSEC 222
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Index 225