Setting Up a Server
In This Chapter
Getting a handle on network operating system features
Discovering Windows Server and other server options
Thinking about the different ways to install a network operating system
Getting ready for the installation
Installing a network operating system
Configuring your server roles
One of the basic choices that you must make before you proceed any further in building your network is to decide which network operating system (NOS) to use as the foundation for your network. This chapter begins with a description of several important features found in all network operating systems. Next, it provides an overview of the advantages and disadvantages of the most popular NOSes.
Of course, your work doesn’t end with the selection of an NOS. You must then install and configure the operating system to get it working. This chapter provides an overview ...