Chapter 9

Application Servers

Windows servers are often used as application servers, which provide application services to the network. For example, Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 can be used to provide database services, mail services, collaboration services, monitoring services, and threat management services. You must simply install the proper add-on software to provide the service.

In this chapter, you will learn about the different application server types as you explore the following topics:

  • Understanding Application Servers
  • Database Servers
  • Mail Servers: Using Microsoft Exchange Server
  • Collaboration Servers
  • Monitoring Servers
  • Threat Management Servers

Understanding Application Servers

Application servers are servers implemented to ...

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