Chapter 1

Windows Server Overview

Servers play a vital role on modern business computing networks. They provide such important services as e-mail, file storage, collaboration, and security. This chapter introduces you to servers in general and Microsoft Windows Server in specific. You will learn about the differences between servers and clients and the different designs of today’s server hardware. Next, you will learn about the different roles servers play on modern computing networks and why these roles are important. Finally, you will explore the specifics of Windows Server. You will learn about the different interfaces it provides, networking features it offers, management features it supports, and the different editions of the product that ...

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