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POS 421 Server Roles for Installing Windows Server R2 week 1 (4)




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Installing Windows Server Networking1
Server Roles for Installing Windows Server 2008 R2 Option 1
University of Phoenix
POS 421
There are many server roles when it comes to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2.

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Installing Windows Server Networking2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 helps to manage your servers identity and your
systems information which is a big plus for many businesses such as Kudlers Fine Foods.
The first role is Active Directory Domain Services. This component is a major plus when
it comes to your server. This service will help Kudlers Fine Foods because it stores
information about all the users, the computer and any other devices connected to the network.
AD DS helps the administrator because it securely manages the information and stores the
resources shared between the users. Another role is the Active Directory Certificate Services.
This service will help Kudlers Fine Foods with managing and issuing certificates in software
security systems that use public key technology. This helps to identify the requestor, issue
certificates and stop or revoke certificates. There are many applications supported by Active
Directory Certificate Services which includes secure/multipurpose internet mail extensions,
VPN, IP security, encrypting file system, smart card login as well as secure wireless networks.
Active Directory Rights Management is another role that helps protect any digital
information from unauthorized use. Kudlers Fine Foods can assign certain rights to certain
employees with this role such as who can open, read, change, print or forward any company
information. Active Directory Federation Services is another role that allows users to have a
web sign in capability which lets users authenticate to different web applications by just logging
in with one single user account. Another major role that will help Kudlers fine Foods is the
Application Server because the server can be used to host and manage all of the critical business
applications that the company needs to use. One major component also is the DHCP server,
which the Windows Server does play a huge role in. The DHCP server is what assigns an IP
address to any machine that is connecting to the network. This is critical because if the machine
can’t get an IP address, then they won’t be able to communicate with the network.
The fax server is another role which allows Kudlers to send and receive faxes, and also
allows Kudlers to manage their faxes such as reports. File Services is another role that is

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