Introduction

Welcome to Windows Server 2012 Inside Out. As the author of many popular technology books, I’ve been writing professionally about Windows and Windows Server since 1994. Over the years, I’ve gained a unique perspective—the kind of perspective you can gain only after working with technologies for many years. The advantage for you, the reader, is that my solid understanding of these technologies allowed me to dig into the Windows Server 2012 architecture, internals, and configuration to see how things really work under the hood and then pass this information on to you throughout this book.

From top to bottom, Windows Server 2012 is substantially different from earlier versions of Window Server. Not only are there major changes throughout ...

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