Chapter 4

Administering Services

If a server does not offer services, it provides no value. The entire purpose for a server’s existence is to offer services. While these statements may seem excessively philosophical and insufficiently technical, they are important nonetheless. If you hope to have a career in computing technology or a career that depends on computing proficiency, you must remember to keep these truths in mind. They will help you implement technology with reduced costs and greater efficiency because you will only implement technologies that provide value to the organization. The concept of the service is internal to the very name of the entity: server. A service serves. For this reason, I’ve chosen to cover services in this chapter—very ...

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