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Introduction This book was written with over 20 years of IT experience. We have taken that experience and translated it into a Windows Server 2008 R2 book that will help you not only prepare for the MCTS: Windows Server 2008 exams but also develop a clear understanding of how to install and configure Windows Server 2008 R2 while avoiding the possible configuration pitfalls. Many Microsoft books just explain the Windows operating system, but with MCTS: Windows Server 2008 R2 Complete Study Guide , we go a step further, providing many in-depth, step -by-step procedures to support our explanations of how the operating system performs at its best. Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 is the newest version of Microsoft's server operating system software. Microsoft has taken the best of Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 and combined them into their latest creation, Windows Server 2008 R2. Windows Server 2008 R2 eliminates many of the problems that plagued Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 and provides a much faster boot time and shutdown. It is also easier to install and configure, and it barely stops to ask the user any questions during installation. In this book, we will show you what features are installed during the automated installation and where you can make changes if you need to be more in charge of your operating system and its features. This book takes you through all the ins and outs of Windows Server 2008 R2, including installation, configuration, Group Policy objects, auditing, backups, and so much more. Windows Server 2008 R2 has improved on Microsoft's desktop environment, made