This course will teach you how to keep Windows Server 2019 running reliably, securely, and smoothly by using WSUS for updates, backup and restore tools for disaster recovery, and performance tools for logging and tracking.
The success of a network depends on how well its servers function over time. In this course, Maintaining and Monitoring Windows Server 2019, you’ll learn to keep your servers running reliably, securely, and smoothly. First, you’ll explore ways to streamline the operating system update process and incorporate antimalware updates in a WSUS environment. Next, you’ll discover methods for backing up and restoring servers, both in the general case and for specific server types such as domain controllers. Finally, you’ll learn how to use built-in tools to troubleshoot performance problems in real time, as well as create performance baselines to help ensure that your servers stay quick and efficient years after they are deployed and configured. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of server maintenance and monitoring needed to ensure that your network infrastructure just works, day in and day out.
Glenn is President of Independent Software Inc., a Denver IT consultancy. He has been teaching advanced computer seminars around the world since 1988. He developed official Server 2008 courseware for Microsoft. Glenn has written 18 commercial books for McGraw-Hill, Wiley, IDG and Sybex. He is also a sought-after expert witness.
Course Overview Hello everyone. My name is Glenn Weadock, and welcome to my course Maintaining and Monitoring Windows Server 2019. I'm a consultant and seminar leader at Independent Software, Inc. in Colorado and an author of 18 books on Windows, networking, and certification, plus several Pluralsight videos on Windows Server and Windows 10. Anybody can install a Windows Server, but much of the art and science of getting the most from this operating system lies in how well we monitor and maintain it over time. Now this course covers WSUS, backup and restore methods, and performance tools. Some of the major topics that we will cover include leverage the new Windows Admin Center for browser‑based administration, set up the Windows Server Update Services tool to deploy updates in phases, set up the Azure Backup agent to back up on‑premises servers to the cloud, forecast server resource usage with system insights, and tune up your servers with the Best Practices Analyzer. Now, by the end of this course you'll know how to install WSUS, set up update deployment groups, create auto approval rules for easier administration, optimize the backup process for web servers, Hyper‑V servers, and domain controllers, evaluate storage replica for additional disaster recovery, perform both real‑time and baseline monitoring of server performance, and optimize your Server Manager dashboard to tell you when issues need your attention. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with Windows Server 2016 or 2019 and networking basics, but no advanced knowledge is required. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn about how to keep your servers safely updated, properly backed up, and optimized for performance with the Maintaining and Monitoring Windows Server 2019 course at Pluralsight.