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Managing and Securing Windows Server with Puppet

by Russell Smith

This course will teach you how to use Puppet to manage your Windows servers and Active Directory, not just Linux, and generate reports so you can check Windows servers are compliant with company security policies.

What you'll learn

Learn how to automate Windows Server configuration and security using Puppet Enterprise, the most popular open source configuration management solution on the market. In this course, Managing and Securing Windows Server with Puppet, you will see how to automate the configuration and security of Windows Server using Puppet Enterprise. First, you will learn how to connect Windows Server to a Puppet Enterprise master server. Then, you will perform basic configuration tasks, like managing files, registry keys, services, software, and Windows features. Next, you will learn how to set up and configure Active Directory and Certificate Services. Lastly, you will see how to generate reports, so you can check that your Windows servers are compliant with company policies. By the end of the course, you will have a basic understanding of how to configure Windows Server using Puppet, helping you to integrate configuration management tasks with other platforms, like Linux. Software required: Windows Server, Puppet Enterprise, Linux, Azure.

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About the author

Russell Smith specializes in the management and security of Microsoft-based IT systems. In addition to being a Contributing Editor at the Petri IT Knowledgebase, Russell blogs for Netwrix, and is an instructor at Pluralsight. Russell has more than 14 years of experience in IT, and has written a book on Windows security, co-authored one for Microsoft's Official Academic Course (MOAC) series, and was a regular contributor at Windows IT Professional magazine.

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