Introduction

Welcome to Windows Server 2012 R2 Inside Out: Configuration, Storage, & Essentials. 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 Windows Server 2012 R2 architecture, internals, and configuration to see how things really work under the hood and then pass this information on to you throughout this book.

Anyone transitioning to Windows Server 2012 R2 from Windows Server 2012 may be surprised at just how much has ...

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